18 September 2016

Move Yer Bloomin'

One of my favourite movies is "My Fair Lady". I absolutely love the scene when they're at the races and she's being so incredibly elegant until, during the race, she forgets all pretense and admonishes her horse to, "Move yer bloomin' arse!" I was delighted to find Eliza as one of the (now discontinued) stamps at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I was again delighted when I saw the Graphic 45 set Off To The Races. It was perfect!


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: At the Movies
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday challenge: Anything Goes
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Through The Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
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Putting It Together

A few months ago I bought Eliza when she was one of the Frugal Friday sets. I immediately fell in love with her but hadn't found the perfect setting for her until I saw the Graphic 45 papers for Off To The Races. The idea exploded in my mind. I also needed a bit of black and white striped ribbon and... So, I coloured her up in the morning and ran to a local scrapbooking store to get the pad and ribbon *laugh* (a couple other things fell in my bag, too, but we won't mention those *laugh*).

The Eliza stamp set is by Anne Roderique and features the lovely dress the movie Eliza wore to the Ascot Derby, a day of fancy hats and horse racing.

I painted Eliza with Distress Inks and then fussy cut her. Painting white and black have their own difficulties. You don't want to go to far to grey but still get shadowing and light.

One of the sheets in the pad has two images side by side that are perfect! A vintage race and a 'show bill' for the Ascot race. I created a quick "Move yer bloomin' arse" on my printer ('cause no stamp set I know has that sentiment) to add. Well on the way.

To make the bow, I made a cheater. The ribbon I used is a papery ribbon with perfect black and white striping.I made too pinched loops with adhesive at the middle.

For the dangling ends, I cut a notch in a short length and...

... attached it to the back.

A button on the front (one in my stash that I had made from resin). A nice fake bow *grin*

I dry fit the elements. I love the background paper. I decided to have the "wear you hat" be visible when assembled.

After I had cut the background paper, I decided to tear the edges and 'vintage' them with Distressed Ink.

I dry fit everything again for placements. I decided to have the word "elegant" visible as well.

I decided to tear the "Move yer.." strip, too, and distressed it. I also decide on a slant instead of flat. I adhered the background, "move yer", and the Ascot panel directly to the black card base.

I added foam mounting tape  to Eliza and intentionally placed her to cover "arse" just below her.. well.. her arse *smirk*.

Inside, the panel from the background is the strip trimmed from the panel used on the front. I love how it says "My Fair Lady". I added a die cut tag panel with a sentiment and room for personalisation.


  1. Wow! You are right! This was the absolute perfect combo of stamp images and paper to bring your concept to life! This is a great movie and you've captured Eliza's sass and elegance so well! I thought it was so clever of you to cover up the "naughty" part of the movie line and this card made me smile! This card is very clever and witty and lovely all at once-- kind of like Eliza! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Fun card! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

  3. Gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    AngelaTTCRD DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  4. Beautiful and so funny too! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.


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