Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Mardi Gras Day 12th February

Mardis Gras season refers to events of the carnival celebrations beginning on or after Epiphany and ending on Shrove Tuesday.  Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” referring to the practice of the last night of eating before fasting for Lent.

Mardi Gras is celebrated in many countries but New Orleans is probably the most famous with music, parades, picnics and floats.  The actual Mardis Gras Day is on Shrove Tuesday and everyone wears purple, green and gold and they are adorned with long beads which they beg from the floats as they pass by.  

Masquerade balls are also held during January and February so this is my take on an entry ticket.

Items from J&C Creations:

Ranger tag
Adirondack Alcohol inks in Butterscotch, Purple Twilight and Clover
Adirondack Blending Solution
Purple, Emerald Green and Golden Yellow ribbons
Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium – in Matte

As masks are required for the balls, I also made this one using a papier mache mask as a base.  I have posted details for making this and the ticket on my blog.

Take care...Pauline

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