Monday, 1 March 2010

Send in the clowns

I haven't played at Sunday Stamper for ages and I'm not quite sure why I felt determined to play this week since the subject is clowns and I don't own any clown stamps! I decided to go with a vintage download image and use the stamping in a supporting role.

I've gone back to those forerunners of the modern clown, Pierrot and Harlequin (represented in the background pattern). Pierrot is probably where the idea of "the tears of a clown" comes from. I printed the image on premium copy paper and then just accentuated his face and hat a little with a tiny tint of Copic colouring.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Textured Harlequin backgrounder
Live Laugh Love (Rummage Bin line)

Premium weight copy paper

Versamark by Tsukineko
Memento markers by Tsukineko (Rhubarb Stalk and Tuxedo Black)

Image from Vintage White Faced Pierrots by Everything Vintage
Copic markers
Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Red)

Acrylic nail art gems

Thanks for stopping by!


Carol said...

Great fun card, love the background

Anonymous said...

what a fab photo...a great modern and stylish card...would be a good card for a male.

Kaz said...

Fab card Joanne - I used to have a few pierrot dolls as a teenager.
This one looks slightly like Vinnie Jones!! xx

Caroline said...

Fab card Joanne, although I must admit clowns in general are not my favourite thing, lol.

Hearts Turned said...

Wonderful, Joanne! Love this vintage clown--perfect for the challenge!

Thanks for visiting me--I always love seeing that you've come by...Hope your first day of March is absolutely lovely!

Kathy said...

This is fantastic - I love the colours, the harlequin paper looks perfect - not one of my favourite patterns but here it's just the perfect background.
The splash of red really lifts the whole thing

Carol Plume said...

Oh I used to love Pierrot as a teen! got loads of bits still dotted around (the loft!! lolx) Fab card xx

Janice said...

Great job Joanne, unusual image!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab card hun, love that funny face :O)) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper...oh .. and... I LOVE LOVE LOVE the piece below this is DIVINE!!!!! x

tracy said...

thats lovely joanne :)