Who can resist these little creatures? For those that don't know about the Grumpies, please go visit their home at Smeared Ink and look at the collection. This image is from the original Li'l Grumpies set. The birthday card is for my best friend. She's definitely a girly girl but she adores the Grumpies. Pink is her colour of preference and it wouldn't be fair not to go with that. So in shades of pink with black, this double twisted easel was born.
I followed the sketches over on Midnight Madness, both the simple and the more ornate.
The Grumpie was stamped onto some pale pink CS and coloured with PMs. A frame cut out and wrapped in fluffy fibres of pink and black before sticking on. This mounted onto embossed and sanded black with pink core-dinations, edge distressed with two hot pink circles that were also embossed and the raised pattern rubbed over with black wax. Then onto shiny black card then pale pink.
The sentiment refers to the fact she has lost some weight and therefore not so "fluffy". That side has pale and dark pink ribbons with black brads across and shiny black with pink brads.. One of the circles highlighted with pink and black roses. Some pink pearls to finish.
The base is made up of similar CS to the main panels with the addition of two home made buttons. Made from shrink plastic with the mini version of the main grumpie stamped on and coloured with PMs. Sewn on with silver thread.
The whole thing mounted onto black cardstock.
There are a couple of challenges that I am entering this into.
Delicious Doodles - Make you own Buttons
Midnight Madness Challenge #92 - Sketch
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - Easel Card
Totally Gorguss - Black plus 1 other colour - pink
Card Making Mamas - Birthday
The Rubber Cafe - Fancy Folds
The Stamp Man - Curls and Swirls
Stamptacular Sundays - You've been Framed
Crafts 4 Eternity - Easel Card