11.20.2007

Lolla-lee-lou and Gertrude


Colors : Ocean, Moonstruck, Topiary, White Daisy

Stamps : Doodle Alphabet, Playful Flourishes

Accents : Rhinestones, gold brads, Just Blooms in White Daisy, White Daisy Ink, colored pencils

This is such a silly card to me. Silly mostly because the inspiration comes from the story Gertrude McFuzz by Dr. Suess. At first the inspiration was from Lolla-lee-lou, then it switched to Gertrude after she got that huge tail, lol. In the end it seemed more like a peacock though everytime I look at the card I think of Lolla-lee-lou and Gertrude.

This was a fairly simple card with most of the detail coming from stamping and accessories instead of paper. It turned out nothing like I had in my mind but I'm quite happy with it. The colors were very out of the box for me. I have a hard time using brights as well as palettes that don't contain red or pink. It was a challenge, yet it was fun. The colors were chosen mostly because the colors in Lolla-lee-lou's tail are green and blue. I added the ocean when I realized that the bird looked more like a peacock than either character in the book. The rhinestones were an after thought, but I think they really make the card.

1 comment:

Holly said...

My neice is soon to portray Gertrude in her school play and I came across your site while searching for images. You card was very cute and clever. I make cards and scrapbook as well. Thanks, Holly