Friday, April 25, 2008

It's "fra-gee-lay" that's Italian

That is one of my favorite lines from "A Christmas Story"...when dad gets the crate marked "fragile" and pronounces it with an italian accent...fra gee lay....LOL! I flipped when I saw this image on Michelle's blog here. It's from a great company called Sideshow Stamps. I also got some really great owl images too. They have lots of funky and retro images, check them out.

Ok, short today, I promise! I used all Papertrey patterned paper and cardstock. I stamped the image in Palette Noir once on white and then again on the moss paper and once again on the blue background paper. I only colored the leg and base of the lamp on the white paper cut out the entire image and placed onto the background image with foam dots. Then I cut out just the lampshade from the moss pp and popped it up again with foam dots. Before I added the lampshade I found some fringy like stuff but it was green and sparse. I colored it with a black Copic, trimmed it shorter to resemble fringe a bit more and folded it over so it was bit fuller. It's not perfect, but neither is a leg lamp! The base I colored with a Sakura stardust pen and then went over with Copper Copic and then finished with Diamond Glaze to make it look metallic. I added some brads, ribbon, and a little flower charm from Nunn Design.

Here's a little closer view of the lampshade. I love this image and I think a lot of people will really get a "kick" out of getting one! Oh yeah, one more thing...I just did not have a fitting sentiment for this. I was trying to think of something clever but couldn't come up with anything at the time of creation. But I am open to suggestions for the next one!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend everyone!

10 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

This is fantastic, Christmas Story is my favorite Christmas movie and love that stamp, I have it also and made an Easter Card with it. heck it's not just for Christmas anymore. Fra Ra Ra Ra Ra

Ila said...

This is Fabulous!! one of my fav Xmas movies also. Hmmm trying to think of a sentiment.."Let your light shine"...better think some more..lol

Tj & Mark said...

Very clever and that is one of the best moments in that hilarious movie. In some ways I can see how all of us bloggers share a bit in 'Dad's" vanity.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...too much fun!! Love the fringe, and pretty papers!

Velta said...

What a great way to show off a leg...LOL...one of the best Christmas stories!!

Linsey said...

Bwahahahaha! That is hyserical, Danielle! I love this movie too, I own it and watch it several times during the holiday season! My DH doesn't understand how I can watch it so many times...DUH! It's so funny and I LOVE your card! I think it's so cool that this lamp doesn't have to be for christmas, either! Neat-o! The fishnet stockings looks FAb-O! Great one, girl! hugs~

Carolyn King said...

omgosh...i laughed outloud when i came to your blog and saw this----without reading it..i was immediately reminded of the Christmas story. how funny.

your card is fantastic--love that fringe!

Candy said...

Fabulous, it also reminds me of that movie!!

Heather said...

Very cute card- I have seen that image and I think it is so unique and fun!

Julia Aston said...

I LOVE that movie! what a fun stamp - wonderful paper piecing on it and super fringe! very cute Danielle!