Monday, 18 April 2011

Movie Star Glamour

As soon as I saw this Victoria Case for SCACD image from Quixotic Paperie, I thought she looked like a glamourous movie star from the golden age of film :) and that was the inspiration for my card today. I have used paper from Tim Holtz' Vintage Shabby collection. I am entering my card into the Truly Scrumptious Challenge as they would like to see vintage themes.

I coloured Scarlet Bonita with copics and after cutting out with an oval nestie I smothered it in glossy accents and mounted it onto some gold pearlescent card. I then attached part of a fancy label die cut and some chain so that she is in a locket. The silver stars are a Sizzix die, cut from silver pearlescent cardstock.

I'm so proud of my flower!! I made it myself using some silk chiffon and tulle. It is one of those where you melt the edges of the fabric on a candle flame (yikes!!) I have seen these all over and loved them but was always too afraid to try it thinking I'd probably set myself on fire or something LOL - it turns out you don't even need to have the material near enough to the flame to catch fire - it melts about an inch away from the flame!! (phew!! wish I'd known that months ago LOL). I added a gorgeous Whiff of Joy brad in the centre and the pink blossoms are from a stem I picked up at a garden centre.

The ticket sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, stamped onto the same gold cardstock as the pendant. The shell is a Hero Arts stamp that I've done on shrink plastic. The whole display is mounted on top of a fluffy white feather for a hollywood glamour look.

Of course, to keep in with my movie glamour theme I had to add some Tim Holtz film strip ribbon - love it so much that I can't use it LOL! The lace is a bargain find from Boyes - 40p for a big bundle!!

Hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Inkypinkydelights said...

Jane this is gorgeous! Love it! Judy x

teddy bear princess said...

She's so pretty!! :D
wow.. the flower are fabulous :) be careful next time hehe :p
I'm in love with the ribbon too.. Good job <3

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teddy bear princess said...

she's so pretty :)
your flower is fabulous.. be careful next time hehe :p good job :D


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- - Sheryl - - said...

This is beautiful!

Susie Sugar said...

Wow this is so pretty I love the image and all the detail
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Sandy O said...

Oh My Gosh, this is absolutely stunning!

ellabella said...

OMG, this is really beautiful. I totally love this card. Great papers and colors are awesome. And this image is colored in to perfection.
Hugs Janine

Danni said...

Wow!! This is stunning and oh so gorgeous! Wow!

Susana M said...

Hi Jane
I think WOW says it :o)
Hearts and Hugs

Lori said...

This is one FABULOUS card Jane! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)
Love n hugs,

Rica said...

Hi Jane, beautiful card, your image is fabulous and so beautifully coloured. Your details are awesome and thanks for the tip on the silk tulle, I have some - perhaps I will be brave enough to try it out now!!

So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
Heather xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is beautiful, Jane. So lovely! Fabulous colour work and I just love all of your gorgeous embellishments. The feather and the film strip and the chain and the beautiful flower - perfect. Stunning! Hugs, Lesley