Monday, April 16, 2012

Mere Mortal

Yes, it is true.  I am no longer a Stampin' Up! Demo.  

I am a mere mortal.


I never was a big SU seller.  Just a user.  And during my little break from paper crafts I declined to meet my quota.  The down side of this it that I now have to pay FULL PRICE (gasp!) for my SU goodies.  The upside is that I can talk about and link to other products and sites.  Full price = bad for me.  Linking = good for you.  You win!

Here is my "get back into punching" first project - Lady in Hat

I think she will go with any snarky sentiment you have for a girl friends card.

My inspiration came from an old (March 2005) Paper Crafts magazine and the stamp is Lady in Feather Hat by Victorine Originals.  (Don't know if it is still available).  But this is what made me want to punch again:

I was cleaning out some old craft stuff - saw where I had torn this page out. Her square jaw line made me think of the Curly Label punch and so I opened the second punch drawer, knocked the cobwebs off and tried it.  I think Betty Boop is the only other time I have tried using the Curly Label as a face.

Here is a shot of her parts:
Here is a list of her parts:

Hat - 1 3/8 circle, large oval, another large oval trimmed as shown in photo
Head - Curly Label - face drawn on (copying the Victorine Originals Stamp)
Neck/Chest - Blossom Petal Builder - feather duster one with the tip cut off - curve line drawn for cleavage
Dress - Full heart, point cut off
Arm - Full heart next to Full heart hole
Hand - end of Modern Label repunched with one of the smaller circles
Brim of Hat - small oval trimmed as in photo
Hair - scraps, cut fringe into one end of each and curl with your talented little fingers

Then I added a little flower but didn't have it added when I took the parts picture - you can figure that out!

Disclaimer - I have not yet flattened the hair, stuck it in an envelope and mailed it so I can't say what it will look like upon arrival at its destination.

My sentiment reads "The older we get, the more we should accessorize.  Or is that exercise?"  And here is where I accessorized her (well, at least I bling-ed her a bit)...


Whimcees said...

Hello and Welcome Back!

I am so happy to see your post and your creation! You have been so missed! Wishing you a wonderful day!


Barbara Diane

Theresa said...

Nice to see you back. I am looking forward to seeing new creations.

Demi said...

Yeah!!! So glad you are back. Life happens and often we need to step back and take a break.
I have used many of your creative ideas on cards. Thank you for all the sharing in the past and I hope it won't be long till those creative juices are flowing again.

slbt17 said...

you are amazing - have not lost it yet - welcome to the world of freedom!
Sandra ltb

DebbieKissel said...

I checked in often... so glad to see you back. I truly enjoy your postings!

Marci Parrrott said...

Ellen, Am so glad you are back. Have checked your blog at least a couple of times a week for a new post! Missed you much. Am looking forward to anything you post - punch art, family updates, and your wonderful wit!

Queenie Jeannie said...

That is so cute!!!! Love it!

I'm only a Hobby Demo, but I'm addicted enough to meet minimums, lol! If you need anything, please let me know!

Anonymous said...

Yeah - you are feeling better! Pray you had a restful respite.
Blessings, suesue

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Clem. Love this lady, and love snarky comments, lol.



Rebecca said...

so good to have you back. missed you lots. welcome back

Pansy said...

So excitedthat you are back.....sorry about the demo thing--but you are correctabout beingable to use morethings......