Stunning 1940s pin-up model, actress, and icon Veronica Lake has been stamped on cream cotton/linen (with Archival Ink), which has first been sprayed with a home-made mixture of Perfect Pearls (Biscuit) and water, to give the fabric a subtle glimmer. I've attached to a piece of cut-to-size chipboard (with strong glue at the back) then added a little netting underneath, to one side, then mounted onto some torn white lacy-patterned vellum, which has been inked lightly with DI Old Paper (unfortunately, the pattern doesn't show up very well in the photo). The main mountboard base is inked with DI Old Paper and sprayed with the same PP mix, and stamped with Old Letter background stamp (from Craft-Room) by Hero Arts in Versafine Smokey Gray. Offcuts of blue ribbon and lace added, and cream broderie anglaise which I've frayed along the bottom. The blue flower is made of twisted ribbon with a few tiny pearls added, and the letter tiles spelling the word "Veronica" have been threaded onto narrow sheer ribbon and tied at each end, before securing in place with a little strong glue. I've added pale blue ribbon across the hanging and tied in a bow to one side, and used some of the same ribbon to hang. An odd earring pushed through for decoration, and a star - because she was one!
In addition to The Stampsmith challenge, I'd also like to enter this into:
Crafts and Me - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Addicted to Stamps - Pearls and Lace
Gingerloft Challenge - Lace, Fabric or Felt
Moving Along With The Times - Ribbons & Bows
Ok, now I'm off to finish another couple of projects.... thanks for visiting, and have a lovely weekend!