over at Audrie's IC challenge tonight:100 Brilliant Color Combinations. I just couldn't stop her...she looked at eVEry 1, multiple times...I know she was looking for some beets...she just adores beets. td! But after consulting cousin Bernice, Eunice decided upon #89 Shadowy & Dramatic. Isn't it the more wonderful color for skin of a certain age?
I do hope you have not grown tired of the Bernice and Eunice show. It has been several years since they both made appearances for Valentines. my advice to you back in 2009 and Eunice is back in 2013 and a pink TEDDY for Bernice. It is a lot of fun to figure out ways to ink up old rubber and bring forth something new...especially with these wild cousins!
The background is another venture into my mixed media year long exploration (WanderLust 2016). I am learning to let go of perfection and allow for things to take on a mind of their own. The wild starry night is an example. I used the Dylan Reaveley wonky star stencil on white cs. The shimmery red/coral/pinky color is from ColourArte's Radiant Gel. When it was dry, I used Gelatos over the top, in the colors of #89, wiping to remove the Gelato's off the starts. I kept layering until I was pleased with the random combination of color.
Eunice was colored with Copics and her jewelry was tickled. If you go to the previous Eunice links, you will see how I changed up the scarf, sentiment, and accessories each time. I thought with such a bold bg, she needed a 'hula' skirt (up cycled garlic net in red) and the underskirt is half of a pink silk flower petal. I cut a crochet white cotton do-dad, using only two loops. The German scrap in copper acts as a belt. FUSSY cut her. Instead of using the sentiment around Eunice, I decided to emboss the I Love You confetti in the colors of my inspiration.
Thank you for visiting my girls today...they are a hoot and a half! Can you tell I adore them? Remember fixin' up a shoebox with crepe paper and heart shaped doilies in elementary school...I wish for you the bestest box of chocolates...
Edit: for photo now that the sun is shining...
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016 GMT Views: 1071
Accessories: Star Stencil by Dylusions, Confetti 'I Love You's', Garlic Red Netting, Stickles, Copics, German Scrap, Crochet Doily, piece of silk flower, Embossing Powders, snippet of gauze, White gel pen
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61618
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 @ 6:27 PM
Thanks for the pm. Yes, you're a new woman: biking/painting/etc. You've evolved, dear friend, under God's guidance and generosity. You're doing what your passion calls you to do and have His blessing at the same time. Could life be better? I think not. enjoy the journey.
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Registered: January 29, 2006 Location: Mount Forest,Ontario Canada Posts: 9948
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 @ 6:36 AM
Oh, Susan, I so enjoyed travelling back and visiting these two timeless gals over the years. I don't have a pink teddy, but I do own an adorable corduroy pig and some stiletto boots;))!! You did a wonderfully fun mixed media resurrection of Eunice, I'm sure she is fabulously pleased with her new look, especially the addition of her bottom half; I myself would be pleased to wear such a creation were it done up in my size:)
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Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 63431
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @ 5:31 AM
I am in such agreement with you on using those old stamps and bringing new life back to them. The art and the character they add never goes out of style for me, and I love your amazing creativity in this wonderful design Valentine dress you have given her!!! Those stamps are not getting older, you are just making them better. Bravo!!