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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Stampotique Designers Challenge 15 - Birthday. Blondes really do have more fun.

I have finally got some Daniel Torrente Stampotique stamps, so I can now join in with the Stampotique Designers Challenges. They have some fabulous dimensional ideas (in the archives) over there and on the Stampotique Originals blog.

So this is Perl and the Heartboy Twins, let's call them Beat and Thump, enjoying a sophisticated Birthday Party Bash.

I hope to goodness that The Bumps have gone the way of the Dodo and are now well and truly extinct.
Was there really anything more hideous about birthday parties in the olden days than the scourge of The Bumps?
Even if everyone held on tight you ran the risk of going face first into the ceiling, getting Chinese burns on your extremities and having your arms and legs pulled out of their sockets. If you were lucky that was all that happened to you.
If you were unlucky some damn fool who was too busy thinking about Birthday Cake let go on the up toss...

Poor Perl and she had even gone to the trouble of borrowing her Mum's super cool eye shadow in the subtle shade of Disco Blue.
Click on it to make it bigger.

Have you noticed Perl's d├ęcolletage?
It looks like she is wearing three necklaces doesn't it?
But with a bit of judicious doctoring it could easily be chest hair.
In fact she could have mantitty. Poor Perl.

If you are of a nervous disposition look away now.
I coloured this card with my watercolours and a small paintbrush, you can see the brush strokes.
Yes, lots and lots of brush strokes folks and I DIDN'T get struck by lightning.
Yep, still here smiling and alive.
Neither Copics nor Distress Inks were harmed in the creation of this card  :-)

The designer paper is Corn Husk from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie range.
I had to draw two larger Nestie Label 8's because the largest label die only just fits The Bumps.
Poor Perl is rather long.

With or without brush strokes happy creating!


Gez said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT!
Hope you have a lovely Sunday Gini.xx

Electra said...

Oh my gosh, I'm laughing so hard I can hardly breathe! I love you Gini! (and the card)

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is brilliant.
Wonderful work.

Willy said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for the big smile on my face and for joining us at SDC # 15.

Sherry said...

Funny card (as usual) Gini! I prefer to think of her chest area as having three necklaces - LOL. I'd forgotten all about the birthday bumps in the school playground - ahhh happy days - not!!

Dawn said...

I LOVE those stamps, so quirky this is brilliant!

How is Spanky doing!


Moniqui said...

LOL!! Just look away..teehee!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampotique!

Kaz said...

Poor Perl getting the bumps!! Fab card, thanks for joining us at Stampotique x


OOOooh dear - poor Pearl looks a bit worse for wear - maybe she's had one too many Vodkas - well it is her birthday after all! Absolutely love what you've done with these superb images Gini, and I'm lovin' all your new crafty stuff!
Hugs and Love, Sylvia xxxx

johanna said...

your post is hilarious! thanks for the laughter!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Gini, I love your writeup as much as your card! You've cracked me up! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampotique this week!
Val :)

Karen said...

hahahahaha!!!! absolutely BRILLIANT my friend!!!! I love that you can see the brush strokes!!! OMG...bumps??? I was lucky really as I was well the tallest amongst my peers & so also the heaviest...they gave up pretty quick so I never made the ceiling hahaha HUGS XXX

Basement Stamper said...

definitely an interesting card and I'm going to have to research the bumps. I think I know what it means, but want to make sure that visual in my head is correct. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...


Made me smile alot.

Infact I'm still grinning as I write this.

Love your sense of humour...winswept and dangerous heehee

Thanks for joining in with the Stampotique Designers Challenge x

joanne wardle said...

this is very, very funny!! great card