After dancing the evening away, she began to feel the spell quickly fading. Her elegant swan legs were breaking out, her long neck was sprouting fuzz, it was definitely time to leave that ball! As she ran down the steps, she took one last look back as she felt her glass slipper fly off, but there was no time, or even a need, to go back. It had already been a magical night....
I love a good fairy tale, don't you?! To make the "one shoe off, one shoe on" I drew a line across the right foot, stamped the left foot a second time, making a line across that and cutting it out, then covering them both with Stardust Stickles. The little "whoosh" helps the illusion that it just left her foot. I wanted this card to be really atmospheric, so I used Michelle Zindorf's trick of going over my whole already colored image with Versamarker, coating with clear EP and embossing, so the ostrich would resist any ink colors I put over it. (Sorry I couldn't get it photographed better (click on it for a closeup), I wanted to get the sparkle of the glitter but not the glare from my clear embossed image, it was a little tricky, looks much better in real life). No brayering, just sponged some Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy and taken with Teal to match my Wild Asparagus DP colors. I chose this paper because I really wanted to use that swirly flourish in the corner, the "magic" following her as she ran. To make the most of these great loopy details, I used my hobby blade to cut around parts of the flourish so I could slide my matted focal point underneath. I accented these with Stickles, too just tracing certain parts, and added soem to her wings and tail.
The Laugh sentiment is SU!'s Lovely labels which I stamped in Basic Gray, then punched with my 1 3/8" circle and mounted on a scallop punched from the DCVW All Dressed Up pack. I punched a little 1/16" hole in each hump. There is also a little stickles in the center of each little loop, I love how these swirls matched my paper so well.
Thanks for stopping by, check back for more ostrich adventures! :)