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)

Paper:
Black
White
Premium weight copy paper

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

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

Acrylic nail art gems


Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Carol said...

Great fun card, love the background

Paula 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.

Julie 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 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 post...it is DIVINE!!!!! x

tracy said...

thats lovely joanne :)