Thursday, April 2, 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different

After three days of technique-filled pretty cards, I decided that it was time for something completely different! So I inked up the new photopolymer stamp set from Stampin' Up! called "Just Kidding!"

Have you ever remembered something that you thought was hilarious when you first saw it, but hadn't actually seen in many years? I had that experience as I wrote this blog post. The title made me think of a movie I saw when I was in University back in the seventies, Monty Python's "And Now for Something Completely Different!"

We thought it was side-splittingly funny at the time and my hubby and I regularly quote some of the sketches to each other, but when I looked up some of them on Youtube, I was astounded to find that I remembered them quite a bit differently than they really were... and not all that funny. What do you think?  Here's one of the sketches that we quote often:  Strangers in the Night.  It's funny, but I remember the husband asking, "What's that noise, Vera?" instead of "What's going on, Vera?" It's ruined all my quotes, having watched it again.

One clip that has lived up to my expectations is the "Witches Trial". My favourite line in that sketch is: "She turned me into a newt! ..... I got better!"

Anyway, enough reminiscing. Let's take a look at the card:

  • I wanted to compliment the cartoon aspect of the stamp set with some bold designs, but finding a couple of DSP's  that worked together wasn't so easy. These designs are from two series: Sweet Taffy and Sweet Dreams. The colours work well, but I'm not too sure about the designs. I tried to use the rule about large scale with small scale designs working together, but the difference in the style may have worked against me here.
  • Missing my Blendabilities!!  I used regular Stampin' Write Markers to colour in the image, but it just doesn't have the pop that alcohol markers give. And you can't spend too much time on it because Whisper White will begin to pill if you work it too long with the water based markers.
  • I love the sentiment, and check out the second part of it that I used inside the card:

That's all for today, folks!  Join me tomorrow with a vintage style design for As You See It Challenges!

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