Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sgt Floyd Pepper!

Ok, this is a wicked Friday Mashup challenge! I'll get straight to the card and do my rambling afterwards :)

happy birthday dear you!


The birdcage on this card is empty for a reason! The central image is actually a removable thaumatrope. The bird on the opposite side is the same as the bird that's sitting atop the sentiment. I thoughtit would be a fun element for a kid's card. Maybe more suitable for a kids card if we lived in the early 1800's, but whatev ;) The twine runs behind the framelit and into the inside of the card. It's held with a bow. Once the bow is undone, the thaumatrope can be removed and played with.

On the inside are some instructions on how to use it, just in case :)

Here's the Mashup challenge:

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project using "Your Favorite Muppet Color Combo".
  2. Or Make a project " for kids".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a " Project for a Kid using your Favorite Muppet Colors".

Sgt Floyd Pepper was my inspiration. He's just too cool for school, this guy! Check it out. I used the colours from his face: Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White.

Initially, I wanted to do a card that actually was Sgt. Pepper... And I tried, but I wasn't terribly happy with the results. There wasn't enough room for his sideburns, and I really think that makes him what he is. The 'likeness' just wasn't there enough for me to be thrilled with the end result.


However, I had to post a pic anyways, because there are certain elements I do enjoy! The eyebrows and moustache were made with fibres from white satin ribbon (the moustache was coloured with Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker).


So there you have it, my homage to Sgt. Floyd Pepper.

-Tara
xox

Edit to add: So excited that this card was selected as a "Glamette" this week at the Friday Mashup! Thank you :)


7 comments:

  1. 2 fabulous cards! I love how you used the framelits. Fun! And your Sgt pepper is a hoot! Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup again!

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  2. This is fab and I'd love to see the bird cage working. It would keep me occupied for hours!!

    Love your original card too and I think you've captured him really well. x

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  3. LOL how gorgeous! Love the real card Tara totally COOL. The first one is OK too!

    Cheers,

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  4. Love this muppet card. So very cool. You did a great job.

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  5. Love both cards, you did a great job bringing your Muppet to life!

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  6. I think they both turned out really awesome! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week!

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  7. That is a really awesome card Tara. Absolutely love it!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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