Friday, July 24, 2015

Card Twenty-Two - 1950s Lady

I love the 50s and anything from the mid-century era.  I found a company called "Flonz" that has a bunch of products focusing on that time, so I bought some paper and some stamps.  Here is the first card using their stuff:

I used Versafine ink to stamp the image, then I colored her skin, dress and background shadows with colored pencils from Spectrum Noir.  I took a piece of the vintage paper and cut out an oval, which I had to do by hand.

I had some felt flowers from Maya Road and adhered them on in matching colors and added a bling on one flower..  The "Bonjour" stamp was from a Studio Calico kit, I think....  All in all it was a very easy card to make.

I have a lot more of those vintage girls so you'll see them again.

I'm trying to learn how to do backgrounds on them - the shadows confuse me.  If anybody knows let me know.  You can't leave them white, but outlining them in grey seems wrong too. I need a way to give it depth without actually drawing something.  Curious to know what you all do.

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