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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Nothing Square About This Girl's Fashion

front of card

close-up of image showing paper pieced dress

close-up of face showing glittered earrings

inside of card

Challenge 12 at the Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers Forum is "NO SQUARES" whillst Challenge 37 at the Sugar Bowl is a sketch by Marlene with an optional them of "Girly & Feminine". It occurred to me that a girl's fashion accessories can be "not square" in the sense of not being staid or conservative.

An on-line dictionary of slang defines the word "square" as:
a) Noun. A person who is reactionary, old fashioned and set in their ways. Derog. 
b) Adj. Old fashioned, conservative, conventional.

The card I constructed is neither conservative in colour nor square in shape (& I don't think any single square element crept in either after I jettisoned the checked ribbon).

Stamp Sugar Nellie Diane Duda Curtsy.
Inks etc.... Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Distress Inks (Black Soot, Dried Marigold & rather aptly Worn Lipstick) for inking cardstock & paper edges.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Letraset Black Fine Line Drawing Pen, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Fruit Punch).
Cardstock White, orange, orange glitter, black & glossy black from "stash".
Papers Nancy Watt Collection - Cocktails & Fashion Accessories,  Craftime Handmade Paper Deco Borders.
Punches Woodware (circles & scalloped circles), Fiskars (ornate corner).
Gems Kanban.
Both the wide black & narrow pink ribbons were from "stash". 

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers 12 - No Squares (see above)
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 37 - Marlene's sketch + Theme: Girly & Feminine
Oh Alice Ch 19 - Twinkle Twinkle: something twinkling glittery or sparkly (glitter card, glittered earrings, the two ribbons shine when the card is moved & the black gems twinkle)
Stampavie & More #101 - Sparkling (glitter card, glittered earrings)

ETA 1/7 I knew I had this on my list somewhere but couldn't find it when I was doing the links
Creative Inspirations Challenge #37 - Paper Piecing (dress on image)


Lorraine said...

oh paula this is so cute i don't have any of these yet i love the orange it really stands out beautifully huni xx

PaulaM said...

Paula - cute card. I think I might even have that bg paper you used! amazing, huh? Great job keeping the card from being square!!

Emma Lockley said...

Hi Paula, wow hunny your cards are amazing, i especially love the image on this one and the paper piecing looks great

love emma xxx

Lilian said...

Great take on the sketch! I see it :) Beautiful work and I love how you placed the image outside the circle frame. Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow, what drama! :) Great impact and I love your take on the sketch. Love the glitter card/black card and the 'ginger-pink' theme. (I got told off at school for stitching a bag in ginger-pink when i was 7!) :D lol. Your colouring looks fab Paula, (especially the flesh) as does the whole card! :) xxhugsxx alison
good luck!

Annie said...

another fabulous card Paula! I love those sparkly earings!
hugs, annie x

Chelsea said...

Hi Paula,
Lovely card and the image is so pretty.
Her dress is so pretty.

Elaine said...

Stunning card Paula. I like this image, she always looks bit quirky and funky to me. Great colour choice, very striking, and I love the paper piecing.
Love Elaine xx

Debs said...

Great card, love the image and the paper piecing is fab. Debs xx

Suzi said...

Such a sweet card with a cute image too. Love the paper pieced dress. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.

Suzi x

Debs said...

Super sweet card and fab paper piecing. Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Merkkari said...

You have used beautiful paper for the dress. I think the image and your papers fit perfectly.