Sunday, December 14, 2008
Frankly My Deer....
Okay - first things first - you guys are GOOD!!!
Many of you scoured Google for the image in my previous post and tried to find that painting - bravo. (And now I have that song stuck in my head too!!!) My parents narrowed it to two artists without Google. But InkyPaws went above and beyond - not only identifying the painting - Botticelli's Virgin and Child, BUT she got the source for this image - this year's Christmas stamp!! I took the cover of my book of stamps from my Christmas cards and I could not bring myself to toss it - it's too beautiful! So I framed part of the image in my 1 3/8" punch and reused it! What's ultra sassy is that even the covers of the self adhesive stamp books are self adhesive. Awesome.
Now I'm super embarassed that I thought John the Baptist was a chick - but come on, he looks like Nancy Drew here - surely it's not just me. :) I like my boys to look like BOYS.
On to today's bid-ness.
This card took literally 50 seconds.
It's a good thing, because I was crying so hard about the fact that this stamp set is retired that I didn't have a lot of time to get it done before my desk got wet.
Come on Stampin' Up!! Please reconsider Merry & Bright!!! No way is anybody gonna come up with a little deer cuter than the one in this set!!
It's the perfect little Christmas set. It was one of the ones I said I couldn't live with out!! I'm going to go all Scarlett O'Hara on somebody and rip down the curtains and start yelling if this situation isn't remedied ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!
Where can I get a big poofy dress and a dramatic flaming background?????? HURRY!!!
The card base for this one is Confederate - I mean, Pacific Point Blue, and then I used my Pentel pen to draw the wiggly box, peace and dots. The gold cardstock for the punched elements is the super yummy shimmery gold from Stampin' Up! I colored the tree from Merry & Bright - DON'T RETIRE IT OR I WILL BURN THIS PLACE DOWN AND YANK POTATOES OUT OF THE EARTH WITH MY BARE HANDS - with my blender pen and Pacific Point Blue Ink.
IF YOU CAN LOOK THIS STAMP SET IN THE EYE AND RETIRE IT, WELL, THEN, FRANKLY MY DEER (tee hee....)
Have a great Sunday.