Wednesday, 20 June 2012
#122 '50s Vogue
Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - 1950s
Sponsor & prize this week - Letraset (set of Promarkers)
For my '50s inspired card I used an image from A Day For Daisies called 'Powder Room' and kept everything pretty monochromatic & subtle other than the vibrant red of her dress, headdress and flowers. Both the dress and headdress were paper pieced as was the cushion of the vanity stool she is sitting on. I thought this image suited our challenge pretty well - film star looks, glam dress & perfume spray to hand. Such a high-maintenance movie-starlet has to have a mirror to hand of course, and this is where my Silhoutte came in.
I wanted to give her a mirror which echoed '50s design cut cut, welded, recut & re-welded my way to this vaguely Sputnik/ sun-ray mirror design and I hope you are getting a feel of lights around the mirror with the circle elements! LOL. The mirror was cut from silver mirri card and I made a matching linear design too which is peeking from under the polka dot dp and this was cut from white card.
The main background is a very pale grey onto which I printed the word VOGUE and then added a raised version above it using glue gel. I then added the central mirror/image, raising this layer higher still using foam pads & glue gel.
On the inside of the card I popped a sentiment in the same font as the front and added 2 monochromatic papers from MelStampz (not sure where the dotty one is from though) but the larger spotted one on the front was a p&c on the Silhouette Studio software.
Wags 'n' Whiskers - paper piecing
Annabelle Stamps - paper piecing
Allsorts - paper piecing
Di's Digi Designs - spotty & dotty
Little Miss Muffet - loads of layers
Paper Crafting Journey - colour it up
Can You Digi It - (colour - photo inspiration)
Crafty Ann's - it's a girl thing
Bunny Zoe's - girls, girls, girls
Great Impressions - die cuts/punches
Divas By Design - to die for
Paper Minutes - films/movies (given my 1950's theme, I have chosen the film, 'How to Marry A Millionaire')
Crafts & Me - anything goes.