Hello and thanks for joining me this morning. Since it's Friday, you know it is a Funday Friday Challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. This week is our sponsor is Digital stamps by Kenny K. I chose Harper Blue as my image to feature for this week's challengetheme of National Womens Friendship Day which was selected by fellow DT mate, Brenda. So here's the card I have to share:
- Kenny K Harper Blue digi was printed on Copic Xpress paper. I printed 2 images, then printed again on 2 different DP's, as I had decided to try paper piecing again. (this is _not_ easy for me, folks!). Harper's flared jeans reminded me of jeans we wore back in the '60's - which I'm sure many of you can't remember that far back!. So that mandated my choice of papers to piece her clothing; then colored skin & hair with copics. I colored the arms and neck on my 2nd c/stock print, cut them out and adhered to the base image. Otherwise her braceleted arm would have been underneath the pieced jeans. Her belt & bracelets were colored with Lipstick Red Spica pen, and IRL - these glitter a bit..as does her lipstick. Her hair got a bit of glossy accents for some added shine, as did her platform shoes. As I recall, these espadrille wedgie shoes from the '60's were of a fiber similar to coir rugs. Not a favorite style of mine, and the one pair I had - were miserable to try to walk in without being 'wobbly'. Diecut the image with a S/B oval, then embossed it with one of the Gold Ovals. Airbrushed the background in BG0000.
- Used rectangles from the clothing DP for background layering, and embossed the check piece with a Darice Chevron EF.
- Of course the 60's were the era of Tie-Dye, so I created a background with Dylusions sprays, which had been diluted with White Linen. Used Calypso Teal, Funky Fuschia, Postbox Red and Sunshine. Then I sprayed some diluted white linen over this after blotting lightly with a sheet of paper towel...and let the white run down the paper. Just blotting very gently with one sheet of paper towel, rather than the roll, created a rather canvas look to the paper which I liked. Now I have that paper towel sheet to do 'something' with later.
- Lastly added the lace & the Elizabeth Craft die Friends sentiment cut out of the same jeans paper.
I think some of us who were teenagers in the '60's might recall this look that Harper Blue is wearing. Does it bring back good memories or not-so-good ones? Those were turbulent years for some of us. My DH was in Viet Nam in the late 60's, so not all the memories of that era were happy ones for me. But a lot were, and thankfully, he came home unscathed.
Don't forget to check out my teammates' take on National Women's Friendship day and perhaps join us for some fun at Jo's Scrap Shack. The rules are pretty simple, but you can find them on her blog. We'd love to have you join in with us and let us see what _your_ thoughts might be on Women's Friendship! Just use the Linky tool at Jo's blog and submit your project.
Thanks for joining me today, and get ready to have a great weekend. Hugs