Friday 26 July 2013

Decades at ‘Crafts-Too Challenge You’ week 4

My last project this month for C2CU is a card that uses an image from the Marianne 1950’s pack but actually I think these young ladies reflect young children in the late 1890’s, the Victorian era.


The theme is decade/era and 3+ layers and from the kraft card to the image I have seven if you count the little music pennant at the side.


The flowers are those white paper ones you can buy in a bag and they have been dipped in distress inks and pearls added to the centres. The buttons were originally blue but I altered them by dabbing them with antique linen distress paint, stippling alcohol ink over and then again covering them with the distress paint and heat drying until I was happy with the colour


The butterfly is computed generated again dipped in distress inks and edged with stickles.


I was going to colour the whole image but once I had done the faces I thought I would leave it there to add more interest to the focal point, keeping it light and contrasting with the background papers. I like the girls mounted on the hessian and doily, it adds extra texture.

If you have a project that relates to a decade or era in history and has more than three layers we would love to see it at C2CU.

Have a great weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x