Saturday, October 17, 2015

Clowning Around

     I decided to try something I haven't done in many, many months and used this darling little clown which I got for playing in the Progressive challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps on their FB page.

I took my colors from Color Throwdown.

     Instead of my usual ProMarkers or chalk markers, I used a brush and watercolor paints.  Not as much shading detail but then that isn't what watercolors are meant to do.  Once the clown was painted, I cut it with a rectangle die from Spellbinders and adhered it to the card front.

     Then, I dug out one of my Cheery Lynn border dies and used it to cut border pieces from two different papers, both of which came from my scrap stash.  I had to trim some of the inside parts of the border because they overlapped the image far too much, making it look cluttered instead of bordered.

     I haven't decided if this is going to be a birthday card or something else but it was a fun image and I had fun digging out the watercolors.

Inspiration Destination
Julia Spiri
Simon Says Stamp
Sisterhood of Crafters
Sweet Stamps
Through the Craft Room Door
Vintage Stamping/Flonz
WordArt Weds.

     Hey, it's a Saturday and we should all be sleeping in!  OK, for those of you who are like me and you awake early no matter what, sneak into the craft room and have some time just for you while everyone else is snoozing.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Such a beautiful clown and love the die cut frame. Enjoy your weekend.
    Linda xxx

  2. Oh my gosh ... this is just too cute Connie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIE-LIRIOUS & PUNCHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. OMG! I just love the hair on this image!! LOL!! Such an adorable image and I love how you've framed the card to match the clown's collar!! :) Have a great weekend my friend! HUGS

  4. Your clown is so sweet, love that hair and pretty colors, Hugs, Lori m

  5. Beautiful die border the image is adorable .......Lis

  6. So cute and fun! Love the idea of watercoloring on the image too. Beautiful framework.

  7. I love this little clown. But that die for the frame is fantastic. Hugs, joann

  8. Love the clown. Thank you for joining us at
    Stamps by Julia Spiri
    Hugggs Lori X x X

  9. Such a fun card and the image is so cute...really adorable! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :-)

  10. Very cute clown and fantastic layout. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Die-lireous and Punchy" challenge.

  11. Beautifully put together with lovely colouring.

  12. Sweet little clown! The de cut is gorgeous & the colours are perfect!
    Dawn xx

  13. Very pretty. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



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  14. A real fun Clown image Connie and lovely colour combo, many thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  15. Fabulous and wonderful card Connie thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x

  16. I really enjoyed seeing this fun, non-holiday card!! Sure did brighten my day. You did a great job on the coloring.

    Thanks for playing along with our "Die-lirious and Punchy" challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

    Have a great day!
    Happy Crafting,
    SOC DT Sistah'

  17. Super cute image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

  18. Fun card! Love the fancy frame around the clown image. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  19. Oh he's so cute! Thanks for entering him at Julia Spiri.
    Lynda DT x


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