Monday, 21 January 2013

Dance like the flappers!!!!!!

Hi all, I meant to write this yesterday but completely forgot oops!!! lol.  Yesterday was the start of a new challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and this fortnight we are being sponsored by Kenny K Stamps how exciting is that.  We were all given an image and I went for Frieda Flapper and I did a hanging around the 1920's theme.  Wow it took 5 hours to do the design, mask it all off and paint the first coat lol, 5 coats later both the white and black, then glazed over it was time to size Frieda (one thing I love with a digi is you can resize, the worse thing is when I print and then colour with promarkers I always get the black bleeding a bit and you can guarantee it's always on the face lol, if anyone knows any ideas, I use a laser printer), anyway where was I lol, Oh yes so I resized Frieda and then coloured her red so it gave a real pop to all the black and white.  I did search for pictures of colours in the 1920's but they seem to all be black and white!!!! lol not sure you could photo in colour then, guess I need a history lesson.  So I wanted to use a bower for the hanging but only had a strip of feather mini bower, great I am mega allergic, so there I am spritzing every red spray I had, dylusions, colorwash, glimmer mist, crafty notions, cosmic shimmer yep I went to town hoping they would colour the white feather bower, it didn't turn out too bad, the other feather dyed nicely but it was orange to start with lol.  Anyway I'm sneezing and itching from the feathers and trying my best to get it dyed, I had red everywhere, actually 3 days later I still have red hangs most of it gone now but still twinkling in places.  I wanted to give good old Frieda character (we became firm friends while swearing trying to get the necklace stuck I made lol), I gaver her a necklace and some fresh feathers.
Ok ok I bet  your thinking get on with it, but first!!! I would like to enter my hanging into the following challenges - Kenny K Challenge Blog - Vintage (now not sure if this is classed as vintage as I haven't used vintage colours, to me it's vintage as it's the 1920's but not sure, guess I will find out lol) :-)
                   Anything But a Card Challenge Blog - Tie it up (which is the hanging part, but not sure if it should be ribbon or twine, gee not doing too well today, but I hate to join challenges if I'm not right so sorry if I'm not) :-)
                   Paper Crafting Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Right I better be off, I seriously need to stop talking before I bore you all lol.  Have a lovely evening.
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kerry xxx


Suzilou said...

Wowsers you put some work into this project and I love your Frieda looking gorgeous in red with her lovely necklace and feathers.

Thank you for joining in this week with Kenny K :)

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Kerry - a lot of work but a fabulous result - love it xx

Laine said...

A fabulous creation and wonderful image. Thank you for joining us at PCJ Challenge.

Niki Rowland said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love Frieda's necklace and what a lot of effort went into this! Thanks for joining us this week at Kenny Ks Krafty Krew, Niki xx

Julia S-W said...

your colour work looks wonderful to me! Great colour palette you've used and just love those feathers you've used for the hanging part.
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card for this challenge.

Christy said...

This is super cool and I love the red! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :) :)