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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ethel & Handbag

I have been waithing for the right moment to get this new stamp from Rubbernecker dirty and today's color challenge seemed to be that moment. This is for today's REAL SOFT BAYOUColor Challenge and last weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE. The image is stamped in black Stazon then colored w/Prismacolor Pencils and blended w/gamsol.
When I saw the color challenge for today I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use. I know you have seen those cute little old ladies that get their hair colored and it turns out blue? that over paint their lips with bright red lipstic and wear flashy colors that sometimes do not match well? I had an aunt that used to keep blue hair and I remember that from my childhood thinking how pretty it was. I have always loved blue, as a 50 yr old now I can say "WHAT WAS I THINKING!". I do still get a kick out of seeing them even though not too many blue haired ladies anymore, I still see the bright lipstick and mix matching. I added crystal effects to her glasses. I had one aunt that could slice pound cake thin enough you could see through it. She was not waisting anything. I think I inherited that trait. LOL. I ran the strip of real red left over from my mat cut through my paper crimper and used it as faux ribbon then tied a knot in rr and blue bayou stips. Hope you like it. I had fun making it even if it is 2am and I am suffering from insomnia.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Ethel & Handbag, Strange & Wonderful
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky Pattern Paper, real red
Ink: blue bayou, black stazon
Accessories: paper crimper, crystal effects
Techniques: Gamsol Magic


Anonymous said...

Where is the world do you find all these cute stamps? Did you take on an extra job to pay for them or do you have Jesse working extra shifts??? :)


Brenda said...

The cutest ! I remember ,at age 8, a very elderly lady who had pink hair one day with her little poodle dyed pink to match...( maybe that is why i so love pink ) I was so impressed by that cool lady that I watched other ladies and eventually saw a lady with blue hair in church !
Thanks for taking me down memory lane !
OnePinkPea from Splitcoast

Lauren said...

This is too cute. Made me chuckle too. :)

Dawn Marie said...

Very cute! I am a hairdresser and had alot of little blue haired women every week!!LOL
Sorry you have insomnia, but I know how you feel!!Take care
P.S. LOVE your blog!

Linsey said...

Well, I've never seen anything more positive come from insomnia than this fabulous card! That stamp is such a hoot! You colored SO well! I wish I could color that good! Your card and story to go with it are both wonderful! TFS with us today! ~hugs~