Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Grand Old Duck of York

The Grand old Duck of York he had two stripy legs,
he marched them up to the top of the hill
and he marched them down again..
when they were up, they were up...



and when they were down they were down....


and when they were only halfway up...

they were neither up nor down!!!



I have actually made this card for the altered alice challenge which is being sponsored by stampotique, this challenge is all about form, so we are challenged to make something using a dress form or something that changes form and I thought that bird legs was perfect.

to make it fit with the challenge even better I have used a page from an Alice in Wonderland book. The background stamps are Carol's Flower large, swirl stalks and abstract foliage.
Stamps are all available from Stampotique, and some are also available from Happy Daze in the UK.

23 comments:

  1. wow Joanne, this is amazing... and so funny... love it x

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  2. Great piece Joanne, very humerous and perfect for the challenge. Thanks for playing along with the challenge. Tracy Evans x

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  3. OMG, this so darn cute Joanne, great thinking on this challenge!

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  4. wow- you are GOOD...this is so cool and you absolutely NAILED this challenge girl!

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  5. This is GREAT, Joanne! Put a smile on my face. Love the soft colors!

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  6. Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! Your entry is just wonderful and I am still laughing. Love it that you used a feather pull tag! I had never heard the rhyme so thanks for that also! Setting the whole thing on an Alice book page makes it all perfect!

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  7. Hi Joanne - this is a really fun card - love those up-and-down legs!
    x Sylvia x

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  8. OMG - you clever duck you've done it again - another innovative, beautifully executed idea! it's fab Joanne.

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  9. Funny! I went for the same approach, will post later;))

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  10. Such useful legs...where can I get some?

    Such fun and a wonderful design!!
    Sue xx

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  11. Brilliant, brilliant and even more brilliant Joanne.
    It's a groovy bird, and it's bright and it's funny -
    I adore it!
    Gini
    xx

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  12. I love the whimsical element to this Joanne combined with your colour combination make it a fabulous card.

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  13. Am so loving this card Joanne, great whimsy and fab spring colours. Annette x

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  14. That is totally too cute! What a fab card!

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  15. Love the legs, so fun! Thanks so much for joining us at The Altered Alice.

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  16. This made me laugh!! It's such a fun card - brilliant!

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  17. Oh wow! this looks Amazing!! The birds legs are perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at the Altered Alice!!
    Sammi
    xx

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  18. Joanne, that's really a fabulous card, wonderful idea.

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!