I hope you all survived the work week and having something wonderful planned for the weekend!
I'm popping in to share the newest release from A Day For Daisies. There are some really beautiful images in the August Club Kit.
When I first saw the Vintage Lipstick stamp my first thought was wow she's gorgeous followed quickly by and vintage . .grmarmgr. . .
I thought and thought and did research and thought and freaked out and made myself look like this
and then did more research.
See the problem is not that the stamp is perfect. It is. The problem is that all my normal "go to" ideas just aren't vintage. I really wanted to do this stamp justice. I always do. Don't you? Otherwise what the hell am I doing here?
One of the things I noticed in my Google research, very serious business, was back in the late 1800s there was this ornate gold wallpaper everywhere. Usually in flourish or damask patterns. Oh wait . . .I have a Hero Arts stamp in my pile of crap I loved to death but never think to use anymore. This is the main reason I don't get rid of anything. What if I need it?! Normally this excuse is absurd I'm not going to use it but my hoarding ways paid off this time because the Large Fabric Design background stamp was perfect. Yes!!
I printed out my gorgeous girl and colored her with copics. During that time period dark hair and minimal make-up was very popular. I like to think of my lady as a bit of a rebel putting on her lipstick so I made her hair a bit warmer and added some faint eye shadow. Who wants to fit in anyway? :) I colored her compact gold to match the background. Now the fun part!
I was trying to figure out how to get that gold onto my project. Embossing? No, something a bit more subtle. Foil? Na, I'm too cheap . . .Perfect Pearls. Yes! I masked my girl and rubbed on distress inks in Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord. I dried this completely. We don't want any strays sticking. I inked up my background with Versamark and pounced on some gold Perfect Pearls.
I love it!
It really was the perfect way to add it.
The sentiment is from WPlus9's Hand-lettered Hello and I thought matched wonderfully.
You can see the full release here. Lots of inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!