Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mardi Gras!

I am hosting this week's challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenges. My challenge theme is Mardi Gras! 

Here's what I've got to say about my challenge:
"The colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green, or gold. Use them or the symbols of Mardi Gras -- Fleurs de Lys, masks, costumes, or music! Let the good time roll!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Ta-Dah with Words on the SidePhineas, and Priscilla were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, the edged with a Black Pitt Artist pen (Faber Castell). They were set aside to cavort while I created a background for them.

Two strips of musical notation patterned paper scraps from the Avignon 6x6 pad (7 Gypsies) were sponged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink (Imagine Crafts), then layered atop a sheet of fleur de lys patterned paper from the same pad. 3mm washi tape (Little B) was used to cover the seams and add additional interest.

Gold, green, and purple glitter paper (American Crafts) was die-cut with one of the dies in the Decorative Borders set (All Occasions) to become Mardi Gras beads. Green glitter paper was die-cut with the clock hands from Retro Mod Clocks die set (Spellbinders) and Celebrate (Die-versions). A purple glitter flower (QuicKutz) was die-cut as well.

Ta-Dah with Words on the SidePhineas, and Priscilla were adhered to the background and the glitter bead necklaces were draped on their hands. The clock hands were positioned in the upper left corner and the flower die-cut was placed over them. The sentiment was added to the lower right. The entire card front was edged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink then adhered to a card.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Great challenge Kathi. I both enjoyed it and struggled with it...
    I love what you made !
    Corrie x

  2. Love your fun card for Mardi Gras!! The colors are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  3. Love your Mardi Gras card! Love the colors, so bright and pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  4. Brilliant Kathi and thanks for a fun challenge!!

  5. A super fun card to be in the Mardi Gras genre. Beautiful colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

  6. Love this, thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week, hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Sharon DT