Tuesday, 8 June 2010

She's Got The Look

Hello folks and I hope you're all doing OK this week. I'm here with my finished entry for the latest Ready, Steady, Stamp challenge with the ingredient list below:

Some of you probably know that my younger daughter has been doing an Art Foundation course prior to her degree and she will be studying for a Fashion degree at Kingston in September. As I'm always surrounded by her works in progress and various fashion magazines, this particular challenge is right up my street so I hope you like what I've made.
I found a fascinating Good Housekeeping book about the 1950s a little while ago so my card was inspired by the fashion adverts in there. I've used a couple of them on the card as they fit my theme perfectly.
I made 2 background paper panels, the first being Tim Holtz's Old Paisley stamped in black on white card. The second uses Hampton Art's Scratch Pattern 2635J and was stamped repeatedly in Distress Crushed Olive and then black to make a plaid pattern. I glued these to my card blank.
I then added to 2 cut out images, some small fabric swatches and sequins. I added a text panel from the book and a Dymo text strip at the top.
I made my half flower embellishment by punching 2 black and 2 white hearts and sticking them together in an overlapping fashion to make the shape you see. I then embossed the piece with the Tim Holtz Alterations Sissix Damask folder and stuck a green sequin in the centre.

12 comments:

IsaNorris said...

beautiful artwork Fliss!!!!
thanks for playing
isa

Lorraine said...

wow this is beautiful it has a wonderful elegant look to it xx

Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun once again this is just so elegant and so beautifully designed,too,have some candy on my blog would love you to enter,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Sucrette said...

Très jolie, j'aime beaucoup !

Sherry said...

What a fabulous piece!

Cheryl said...

Lovely! I love all the elements you incorporated.

AngelaC said...

Great collage - I love the retro look!

nefertiti said...

Une très belle association! bizz!

Joan said...

Oh I just love this card ! I was a teenager in the 50's and it just took me back in time

minnie_mac said...

A brilliant idea with lots of elements beautifully put together. A great card.

craftytrog said...

Fabulous design Fliss! x

Angelnorth said...

Great take on the challenge, love the collage look and the 50s feel!