I'm back!! There are times when I wish I was a 'cyborg' from Star Trek that could screw on a replacement head when mine is playing up. Enough winging. Still, time for the first post, my entry into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers 209 - Pretty in Pink. One of my fav films this - I remember Molly Ringwald knocking up her own creation for the prom because it was about the same time I busy was sewing my own clothes (Top Shop wasn't always up to much at that time!!) Coincidentally the colours seem to me to fit with the mood board on the latest Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Joy's Summer Inspiration.
This all started with the background. I have been looking at Sue C.'s Saturday Step X Step on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog, trying to work out what I could do without any matte medium. I've had a play with my Picket Fence marker (more of that soon) but then it struck me - white acrylic paint!!
I used the cogs stamp from my new Stampendous set on white uncoated card a couple of times (steampunk lace border methinks?) Over the tope went lashings of Spun Sugar and Desert Sand ink DTP. A quick squirt of water over the paint and a dab with kitchen towel and hey presto! Over the top of this went CS Enchanted Gold and Pearlescent mica powder (another spot of water/dabbing - doesn't show up so well on camera) and finally some smaller Kanban cogs with Flitter Glue and Morris Dance flakes.
The whole lot got embossed with an Indentz folder.Then to make it more lacy I trimmed both ends and added punched white paper underneath. The pattern and tape measure are both Andy Skinner stamps on 'lemon juiced' paper with Spun Sugar colouring and a healthy dose of gold embossing powder.
The final image - my 'prom dress' is a Kanban stamp, coloured with Promarkers, highlighted in small areas with gold, clear, and black embossing powders. The skirt had some Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder added too - a tiny bit of bling and texture.
Finally some gold chain and flower/bead embellies from my stash (and charity shop necklace purchase) were attached to complete the look. Do you know, after all that I looked up Molly's prom dress on line and it wasn't anywhere near as glam as I remember. Oh, the memory can play tricks on you! Right, time to disappear and sort out the next few posts. Thanks for dropping by and leaving such lovely comments. I will always try to return the compliment as we all need a little crafty love in our lives. Hugs, Buttons x