Saturday, March 28, 2009

Foolish Clown Face

I created this bright, colorful card using the new

All the paper designs were created with stamps from the set. I used Copic markers to color the clown. I kept the color theme uniform by using the same markers to color the background on the stamped papers.
Here's how I created the back ground paper...

First, I stamped the clown face with Sea Brights Popsicle Orange

Next, I added the horn stamped in Citrus.

Then the verse with Memento Black Tuxedo.

I added the background color last with Copic V17 Amethyst.
Since all the inks I used were water based,
the Copic marker didn't react with any of them.

To create the paper designs at the base of the card...

I first stamped the unicycle with Memento Black Tuxedo

In keeping with my color theme, I next added Popsicle Orange.....

Then, Citrus....

I trimmed the paper close to the design & trimmed it to size for the card.
I also cut along the top of the wheels for 2 separate designs.
I cut the wheel strip in half horizontally.

I colored each strip to coordinate with the clown.
Copic YG23 for the seats, YR04 for the wheels.

A closer look at the clown.........

I used the Colorless marker 0 to move the color away from the verse creating a highlight. I added glossy accents to all the dots on the clown suit for a dimensional interest. It doesn't really show in this photo.

Stamps: Artistic Outpost Send in the Clowns

Inks: Memento Black Tuxedo, Sea Brights Popsicle Orange, Citrus

Copic Markers: YR04, YR15, YG23, V17, 0

Paper: Classic Crest Avon Brilliant White, Purple, Black

Create joy!


1 comment:

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

well, I designed the stamps, and I didn't even figure out how you made the bottom out of the unicycles. Seriously clever use of the stamps!