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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mardi Gras

When I mix it up with Wendy, Tim, Simon, and Ginger, this is what I get:

EWV Yahoo Group:  Making Art Challenge #5 from Book #1 p. 18:  scroll and chipboard letters
CCC Final Challenge #35 Compendium of Curiosities p. 67: design details
Simon Says Stamp and Show Me some metal
Gingersnap Creations: Mardi Gras 
Since 1872, the official colors of Mardi Gras have been purple to represent justice, green to represent faith and gold to symbolize power.
Materials:
Maya Road scallop chipboard and mini alphas
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps: scroll from part of flower stamp in Art of Making It Merry set; face from Art Fit For A Queen set; sentiment from Never Forget the Power of You set; and polka dots stamped on letters from leaf stamp in the Dream of Art set
Inks and Paints: Maya Road Purple Maya Mist; Ranger Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist; Adirondack Paint Dabbers in Lettuce and Gold; Vintage Photo Distress Stickles, Black Glaze pen; Archival Ink in Black and Sepia; Ancient Page Amethyst
Misc:  metal brads hit with Tim Holtz texture hammer and purple gems placed inside the indentations; ribbon and feathers from stash; Tim Holtz grungeboard crown; black cord for stitches
Books: Make Art, Studio 490 Style, vol. 1 by Wendy Vecchi; A Compendium of Curiosities by Tim Holtz

21 comments:

donna said...

Great job of combining all of the challenge ideas. All of your elements combine so well and I love purple. Cheers..Donna

Sharon said...

Love it! I'm a big purple fan LOL! Great work!

Netty said...

Its terrific, loving the great colour and design plus that smashing quote. A great end to the CofC. Annette x

Jingle said...

Very nice piece!

Vic said...

Sweet!

Lori said...

I love this Helene! The bright colors, the creative way to use that face stamp, it's all great!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Looks like you got it all in, great challenges, great piece.

Dan said...

Great piece, I love that Wendy Vecchi stamp! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Shar said...

Wonderful, Helene! Puts me right in the Mardi Gras spirit!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Laissez les bons temps rouler, my dear! Your Mardi Gras card is FABULOUS! You've captured the spirit of the celebration and created a gorgeous work of art! Your Design Details elements are just pefect, and the sentiment ROCKS!

Thank you so much for sharing this beauty at the final CCC! I hope you'll be back when we begin the next journey!

Sandi said...

I am fascinated with mardi gras. Love how you worked all of the elements together - perfectly as usual..:)

Vicki Romaine said...

Wow! so pretty. I realy like the area with the lace crown and feathers.

Terry said...

Wow, you sure rocked all those challenges! That is one combo creation! Love it!

Micupoftea~ said...

A Heinz 57, eh? LOVE it~ LOL!

Jules said...

Love the card but then I love all your creations!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is awesome, what a great combination piece!

Jack said...

Brilliant. xx

SusanK said...

What fun!

PetraB said...

Great colours, they work so well with all the individual elements.

Dezinaworld said...

Another fabulous piece, love how you used the traditional colours and what beautiful work.
hugs June xxxxxx

Nancy said...

fantastic! signed up to follow you...I thought I already had! thank you for always taking the time to visit me! I really appreciate you
!

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