Thank You to everyone who participated in the Christmas Challenge but we are moving on from Christmas as it is now time for another challenge theme at The Stampsmith Challenge. I am hosting this particular challenge and decided to go for a theme that I particularly love and is also very popular - vintage. As it is the 15th of the month we are looking for at least one of The Stampsmith stamps to appear on your artwork. For this theme we want to see your interpretation of vintage, will you choose a dark style of vintage, or a soft, faded romance appearance to your art or possibly somewhere in-between.
The stamp I chose for my DT sample is from Wedding Bells, forming the focal in this hanging which measures 11.5″ (excluding hanger).
The net and lace I stained in baths of tea, coffee and walnut ink to achieve different strengths of colour.
As vintage and distressing goes hand-in-hand, that is what I did to the photograph, roughing up the paper with an emery board, scissors and then adding Distress Inks. Bringing some softness into the image I tinted the bride’s veil and the flowers in her hair, adding some blush to her cheeks, watercolours were applied to achieve this. A touch of blue lace to bring out the blue in the flowers and after all, all brides need “something blue”.
Embellishing the hanging with a vintage label (thanks Trishia!). This was scanned, re-sized, printed onto cardstock and aged. A customised stick-pin, adding pearl beads and fabric rose. The pearls representing the pearls that the bride is wearing, possibly “borrowed”.Why not visit TSC to see the other DT samples and the rules for entering your artwork. We would love to see your Vintage artwork entered into The Stampsmith Challenge. Good Luck with the Prize Draw! Lynne x
An extra little note. Over at Bella Creations there is a Bella Unique Challenge where they challenged the Bellas to make stickpins, so I will upload this vintage hanging there. The Bellas always extend such a warm welcome if anyone would like to join in the fun. I will also upload this to Pink Saturday. L x