Since I finally customized my new art journal last Wednesday, I decided to work in it today. This week, The Play Date Cafe is challenging their readers to use PDCC 127, which suggests the use of daffodil, hydrangea, kiwi, and cherry. It is a bright color story, and in conjunction with the inspirational pictures that feature a vintage fashion image, I was reminded of the Fiesta dinnerware colors that were introduced in 1936 and remained in vogue through the 1950's. I guess the latter led me to think of a fashion collage card I made last summer for my oldest daughter's 18th birthday. Therefore, I decided to practice my fashion illustration skills in this entry.
I used the same template for her body that I designed last summer, and traced it onto a scrap piece of pale pink paper. Then, I made her dress from a kiwi sheet from a K&Company Wintertide specialty paper pad. I outlined, shaded and defined various areas with a black Martha Stewart permanent marker and Hunt painter. I used 3 EK Success punches for the corsage using daffodil, hydrangea, and cherry patterned papers from the same pad. I also used strips from the same paper to create the background. The chandelier stamp is by Stampabilities. Finally, I used a K&Company Smash sticky note, a scrap from a Church bulletin, and a Sakura micron black pen to create the title. I also added some detailing with some Tulip fashion pearl bead paint.
This is a fun little study that could lead to a larger and better piece some day. Perhaps my youngest daughter's 18th birthday? If you are interested in learning more about this technique, there's a book by Nutting in my Amazon slide show that I highly recommend. Because of my blog stats, I know I'm getting a steady flow of people viewing my posts, but not everyone is following or leaving comments. Please don't be shy and do so. I truly appreciate encouraging words from my visitors, and they motivate me to continue to create. Take care of yourselves and God bless.
PS - I'm also submitting this card to the Just Keep On Creating monthly "Anything Goes" challenge blog. This is Challenge #1, and I was touched by the author's story. It's time for me to go to bed now - goodnight!