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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Easel Card. Autumn colours Art Journey's Dancing Lady

The last couple of projects I've made have included autumn leaves so I've had enough of leaf making for the moment but I adore the autumn colour scheme of reds, browns, golds and greens.
So I've used one of my prize loot stamps, the gorgeous Art Journey stamp plate Silhouette.

I am very disappointed in my photography of this card, I completely forgot to put my flash on to get a shiny shot of the gold mica that covers the inked paper I made for it.
But in real life it is lovely shimmery shiny golden-ness on the reds, oranges and yellows which tones them right down so they are not quite as bright in real life as in the photo.
 (It was late, I was rushing, and I nearly forgot to photograph it at all blah blah blah.)

 Unsurprisingly it was going to Alison the next day, for her Birthday.
 It would have been surprising if it had been for John's Birthday though wouldn't it? 
Unless of course he was in love with Alison, in which case it might have been quite sweet,
 unless his love was a secret unrequited love in which case I WOULD BE REACHING FOR MY COAT. 
Thankfully whomever John is in love with is a complete mystery to me, or if he is a John Doe with a toe tag that would be who he was in love with.
What is a mystery though, is why I started this train of thought because now I'm thinking, Spade. Hole. Digging. Stop.

Moving swiftly on.
I'm entering this card in:-

Sir Stampalot Challenge for October. Autumn breezes, buttons and a bow(s)
Daring Cardmakers Challenge. Welcome to the dance.

Here it is. Click on it to make it bigger.

I always think that if a project comes together really easily it's because the idea of it has been wafting around in your brain for a long time.
I've just realised from where my inspiration for this card came.
This is the silhouette of the dancing woman in the flames of the opening credits for Tales of the Unexpected isn't it?
If you're not old enough to remember Roald Dahl's televised series of stories then you won't know what I'm talking about. Never mind, you have fewer wronkles than me.

"Some say wrinkles and some say wronkles.
Let's call the whole thing off."

Wait! I've lost my place in the conversation, what were we talking about anyway?
Oh yes, John Doe and his magic toe...

Happy creating everyone with or without wronkles!



Wow Gini - fabulous easel card. I remember watching Tales of The Unexpected and know what you mean about the dancing image. Love the glorious Autumn colours, and lucky Alison is what I'm thinking!!!
Have a great weekend - Love and Hugs, Sylvia xxx

brenda said...

Hi Gini

What a fabulous take on your theme, wonderful colours and one of my favourite easel cards.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Lynda said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love it!

Sherry said...

Always guaranteed a laugh when visiting your blog Gini!

Of course I remember Tales of the Unexpected - now have the theme tune music running around my head!

Your card is gorgeous - so beautifully done, Alison is very lucky.

pinky said...

Wow this is one gorgeous creation Gina. Thanks so much for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Electra said...

This is spectacular, Gini! I love the dancer! And the colours!

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Francesca said...

What a wonderful card , I love the colours
thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck

Sally H said...

A beautiful Autumnal creation! Gorgeous colours and I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!