I'm joining the Stella Team this time for the new challenge at Aurora Wings. The theme is Vintage but perhaps I've gone a bit too far back in time (says my hubby who claims "vintage" should only go back a century or so). Of course all of the challenge themes are open to a bit of personal interpretation and that's the fun of it. I went for really "old world" and used the gorgeous Marie Nyantoinette but cropped her closely to give the image more of a cameo feel.
Here's the full image as she appears in the AW Etsy Shop. It was a real tough decision to crop the adorable kitty out this time, but if you'd like to see a project using the entire image click HERE.
Here's the closeup of Marie, colored in a full array of Warm Gray Copic colors. She was cut with a Spellbinder's Grand Oval over a Grand Decorative Oval base in a textured matte metallic. I've added a tiny pearl earring and her eyes and lips shine with Diamond Glaze.
The DP is from the Luxury Stack by DCWV. I covered it with some vintage lace netting and added flowers (actually "bridal confetti") that match the tiny stephanotis blooms in her hair. They actually remind me of my own bridal bouquet which also featured the phalaenopsis orchids adorning her elaborate coiffure. The centers were done with Liquid Pearls, as was her earring (gotta say I held my breath on the earring, those Liquid Pearls sometimes have a mind of their own, but luck was with me.)
The gorgeous bow came right off one of my birthday 'prises and here you can see a bit more of the pattern of the iridescent DP, softened by the lacy netting. Perhaps I should have done a bit of distressing to give it more of an antique feel, but let's just pretend it's been carefully preserved in an attic or museum somewhere, okay? The Stella team has done a fabulous job with our new theme, so be sure to visit the AW Challenge Blog and leave them some love.
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