Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Gingersnap Creations Romance Challenge - Week 3 'Not Red or Pink'

We are into Week 3 of the Gingersnap Creations Romance Challenge, sponsored by the Artistic Stamper. This week the sub-theme was 'not red or pink'. I was probably being a bit contrary as I was determined to use this heart-shaped aperture tin, which was red! So my starting point was to colour it with black alcohol ink and a marker pen. I then used it as a template for an album, cutting the pieces slightly smaller so the finished album would fit inside. I cut the covers from mountboard, and the inside pages from a mixture of Graphix 45 double-sided papers, corrugated card, and acetate, as I wanted a mixture of textures. I carefully cut around the blossom aspects of the Fashionista paper and added these across the various pages to pull the design together. I added a smear of glitter glue to highlight these areas. I stamped various of the Artistic Stamper Twenties' ladies images on glossy cardstock, inked them, then cut them out and decoupaged them onto the various pages.

 

As my chosen colour scheme was black, copper, and caramel shades, I coloured the ornate frame and the book ring with a red Sharpie, to give a copper metal colour. I stamped the solid heart from the Love set with Cosmic Copper Brilliance ink three times onto black shrink plastic, punched a hole, shrank the pieces, and attached them to the book ring with copper wire, and added a piece of black lace. One of the ladies in a hat has been stamped onto glossy cardstock, sponged with ink, then covered with an oval Fragment, and adhered behind the Ornate Frame.



Here are some of the pages. I took the acetate sheet out to photograph it so I could put a piece of black card behind it as it was reflective. The acetate is a Hambly Screen Print with an orange ornate frame pattern, which was the perfect size to stamp and colour another lady in a hat.


  
This page has a continuous text stamped on it, which is the Artistic Stamper Collage Woman, 'She Walks in Beauty Like the Night' by Byron.
  
  
  
  
 

18 comments:

  1. Lucy, so much work:) and it i9s a great use of colour..lovely

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  2. What a super book, great designs and ideas in this!

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  3. Lucy, I have no words to describe just how much I adore this project. Okay I am biased as I have a fondness for the 1920s (are those drawings based on my previous life LOL). It is an incredible piece of artwork you have created. Lynne x

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  4. You are amazing! These pieces are drop dead jaw dropping Gorgeous!

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  5. What a stunning book all those flappers shown off in the very best possible way. Love it.

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  6. This is beautiful Lucy, I love it. xxx Hazel.

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  7. That is absolutely fabulous Lucy. Love it, x

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  8. Wow! I feel so privilidged to see this beauty in the flesh! well done lucy what a winner!!

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  9. Each page a delight to behold!

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  10. Your tin and its contents are pure eye candy! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

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  11. Oh Er missus, talk about posh, and so much hard work, but it sure paid off with a fab creation :)

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  12. Just stunning, Lucy! So glad I stopped by to see your offering for Gingersnap Creations.

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  13. What a fabulous creation Lucy! Hope I get to see it next time I visit! xx

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  14. Your work is exquisite Lucy. What you have done is amazing!
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  15. Yet another fabulous piece of inspiration. I haven't even dug my tin ot of the bag yet! And as for the papers and stamps you've used - just gorgeous.
    Jack xx

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