Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mardi Gras, anyone?

Magnolia Stamp Lovers has another challenge: - create a card for Carnaval or Mardi Gras. Cindy Echtinaw's store, is hosting the challenge and putting up the prize. We would love to have you join us there. Cindy offers excellent service with a dollop of warmth and friendship, and all tied up in love.

Many years ago when my daughter was young and her father lived closed to New Orleans, she got to attend Mardi Gras. She was standing on a street corner watching the parade, collecting whatever it is they throw from the floats, when it started raining. She said she was confused because it was only raining where she was, not in the street. When she looked up, there was a man on the street lamp and he was peeing on the crowd. That's Mardi Gras, where obviously, anything goes - this year more than most because of the Saints (yeah, Saints). Lots of skin, lots of libations, lots of doing things you would never think to do on Main Street in Anytown, USA, with the relatives and co-workers watching. I would image it's a lot like Ray Steven's Shriner's Convention which puts me in stitches everytime I hear it. Do you suppose what happens at Mardi Gras, stays at Mardi Gras?

So, I offer the following: The phrase means, "Let the good times roll!" in French and sounds so much classier than English. This challenge is also going to work for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC54)

Paper: from the stash stamped with Flourishes Mardi Gras stamps, embossed with gold and purple Zing embossing powder; Image is Magnolia Dreamy Tilda, sentiment is from Flourishes Mardi Gras stamps; the crowns and mask are also from Flourishes; the filaments are from Hobbs Fly Tying Material; the feathers are strung guinea feathers in kingfisher blue; the rhinestones are Queen & Co., Copics: E00, E11, R20, Y11, Y02, Y08, V04, V01, V000, Y28; Spicas: Lavender & Lilac. Pearls and ribbons are from the stash; Gold Stickles were used on the mask which was embossed with gold Zing.

1 comment:

  1. very festive!! I love it:) Thank you for playing FTTC54 this week.