Thursday, June 30, 2011

Girl of the 20s

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Here's a vintage image for you.... if you are like me in your love for vintage, that will include hats.  I have my grandmothers' hats, and some are very like this SNB image!  I also showcased another fab vintage lady image a few weeks back... check out my SNB posts HERE and scroll down to Fanci, Fanci, Fanci to see it!  Back to this belle.... she is named Girl of the 20s...

Ingredients: Cardstock Portacraft; Deco Paper - unknown; Markers - Marvy Le Plume; Aquash water pen; Glaze Pen - Sakura; Pearl Beads - own stash; Metal bellies - ex-hair clips!

I coloured the image with markers, and a water pen.  I blended the hat with blue and orchid colours, hoping to get a mottled, or felted look...  which I think I achieved thanks to the fine pen detail in the image itself! I used glaze pen for her lips... the more I added the redder it got - I was hoping to keep it pink! Oops!  I thought the swirls on the deco paper were Art Deco enough for her, so I used a simple matt layer to frame it.  I didn't want to over embellish this image, but ended up going to town with metal and pearls anyway!

I don't usually print directly onto deco paper, but this time I did... I used the Broadway font for the sentiment... I need to practice getting colour and depth right when using the deco papers! Thanks for peepin'!

3 cared to share!:

sallysbitz said...

This is lovely Pauline. Love how you have added pearl necklace and hat broach x

hugs sally x

suzARTe said...

hi Pauline,
this card is just lovely, has a real 1920's look to it, I can just imagine this lady doing the Charleston.I love the job you have done with the hat as well

Julie said...

Youve done a fab job with her hat - I thought that it was felt / fabric at first! x