Sunday, August 04, 2019

Clowning Around

G'Day from WA :-)

The card I have today was the card I made for my eldest son Matt's 36th birthday in 2017... just getting around to posting it... and no, it's not the oldest one in my Drafts folder, lol.  

 Matt has coulrophobia - a fear of clowns, so being a loving Mum I'd thought I'd tease hm about it.  Well, not really... I actually thought he'd got past this more than he has, he is very much better than he was... and it such a nice clown, but.... ah well.  We are a "jokey" family, he took it in the spirit it was intended, thank goodness.

The image is a digi from Rick St Dennis called, unsurprisingly, "Clown with Balloons".  I coloured with Copics adding some deeper shadows with Prismacolor pencils.  Glossy Accents to the balloon after adding the numbers "36" with my laser printer and then foiling them in iridescent foil with the laminator (hard to see in the pic, pretty effective IRL.  I added some fluffy/glittery cotton balls cut in half on his costume and hat (they DID try to fall apart, but I got 'em, haha) 
The paper is from a Kaisercraft pad, I only had a bit of the paper on the front left, so I cut around the edge of the windmills to give a banner-like effect. I used more paper from the same pad and used the same technique to cut around the flags on the piece I used on the inside of the card, and some more scraps to make the pocket to hold the gift card that was Matt's present
I also foiled the computer-generated sentiment using the laser printer/laminator technique, not that it looks shiny in this pic, mind you the glitter on the DP doesn't show up either, sigh

That's it for today's offering.  We are still (technically) in winter here, though the weather has been really very nice (not that winter is ever "bad" here... I've lived in England and Wales, I know the difference, lol) so I've (technically) got a bit more crafting time on hand.  It hasn't quite panned out yet, but I live in hope :-)  Work is very quiet, beyond the seasonal slump... the economy is pretty sluggish at the moment and hubby and I are enjoying a taster of (semi) retirement... gotta say, we are now not worried that we'll be bored when we DO retire, we are busy, busy, busy, lol.  My "other" bookkeeping clients are in the same boat, same industry more or less so no surprise THERE! If we go back to boom times I think I'll give them up, I'm enjoying the pace I'm at much better, One Power Ball....
Anyway, I'm entering my card in the following challenges:  

Little Red Wagon Digi Do (Use a Digital Image)
Aud Sentiments For a Child + a Sentiment (Matt's my child, and it IS a "child" image, so I hope my entry fits the bill)
Sweet Stampin' Spots and/or Stripes (Spots and stripes on the clown's cossie)
Pixies Snippets Playground Use Snippets (The piece on the front)
Send a Smile for Kids Anything Goes for Kids (Again, this is a "kid" image, hope it's okay to enter)
and I thought I'd add a picture of "the new dog", not ours... our son said he would leave it until little Rocky was gone before getting another dog.... true to his word, now Rocky is gone, here's Miss Molly with her new owners, The Twins
She is a sweet girl, and the kids love her... unlike her previous owners from whom she was rescued... so sad, but now not, she's landed on all four soft little feet :-))
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Lisa Lynn said...

The clown is adorable. Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

Cicci said...

A wonderful make!! Love the Colours and its a great design
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!
Hugs CicciTTCRD DT {Welcome to Visit and Follow my blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Joy Wilson said...

clowns scare the crap out of me, but this one is adorable! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

JanR said...

At least a clown image can't "get" him. (: Fab card! I especially like the pinwheels and the bunting. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Narelle Fasulo said...

What a fun card. Love your clown. You coloured him so well.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Narelle DT

Narelle Fasulo said...

Fantastic card. Love this clown and the way you have coloured it.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Narelle DT

Furrbster said...

Wow, such a funky card!

Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Pat K said...

Fabulous colouring on this great card Donna. Your colour choices are awesome as well and I love that it's humorous for your boy. Can't believe how the twins have grown..what a couple of cuties lovin the new addition to the family. hugs, Pat K xx

GalFridayStamping said...

What a lovely creation! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://

Di said...

What a fabulous card Donna - and your colouring is so professional! Such a fun idea as well :)


Di xx

*Vicki* said...

Tee hee! As a mom, I do the same thing with my boys! :) I happen to love clowns and I think he's so adorable! Love the bits of sparkle on his pom poms too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Donna, love your take on the spots and stripes for our challenge at sweet stampin, thanks for joining us :)
Hugs Wendy xx

Julie Odil said...

Such an adorable clown! I absolutely love your coloring! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Catch the Bug Challenges. Julie O, Bugaboo DT member

Crafter's Icon said...

Amazing card !! Love the color and glitter. Thank you for joining at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Wishing you a good luck.
Sharmitha @ Crafter's Icon
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT

Koraliki Beaty said...

So sweet and colorfull card. Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles. DT Beata

Alina Florea said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at "A Perfect Time To Craft", best of luck with your entry.
Alina F DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

Helen said...

Great card - lovely and colourful!

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x