This is the first time I have entered a CI challenge! My entry is simply a jumbo manila tag and the theme - well - a really escapist one: IT Girls!I believe that it was Clara Bow, the silent movie actress who was the original 'IT Girl'. The film in which she rose to fame was just called that 'It'! It was about a feisty shop-girl who possessed that certain something that set her apart - extrovert, fun-loving, charismatic and effervescent, she epitomized the exuberance and freedom that women could begin to enjoy in the 'roaring twenties'. I think the lady at the top of my tag bears a striking resemblance to Clara!
My background for this tag was a blend of PaperArtsy Fresco blues: Lake Wanaka, Antarctic, Mermaid, South Pacific and Inky Pool. The stencils are a Rebekah Meir doily and a Prima Flourish. I used some Chocolate Pudding on the doily and used Leandra Franich's 'bumping' technique to create an impression of 3D. Although an It girl is vivacious she is also very feminine! I stamped these beautiful Crafty Individuals 'Super Stars' of the Silent Screen onto tissue in Onyx Black Versafine painted with a little Stone Fresco and touches of Claret and then stuck them onto the tag with Matte Medium. I then used the masking technique to 'wind' the lacy stamp images across the tag. In places the lace took flight and fluttered into the form of social butterflies - thanks to a Martha Stewart punch! I used some script from a PaperArtsy stamp in a variety of Wendy Vecchi Archivals: Cobalt, Potting Shed and Forget-me-not to suggest celebrity autographs! Clara Bow was probably one of the first movie stars to ensure that a film would be a huge box-office success and she received sack-loads of fan mail!
I covered some pearls with Sapphire Treasure Gold, which gave them a silvery blue tinge for these ladies from the Silver Screen! Two little wooden letters were painted with PA Antarctic and given their own mini butterfly.
I stamped another of the pretty lacy CI designs onto blue Fresco painted card in Potting Soil Archival and combined this with real tea-stained and slightly blue tinted lace. This is something I once saw on the wonderful Lynne Moncrief's 'Adorn' blog! It is probably what inspired me to buy this Crafty Individuals Lace set in the first place! By the time my 'It Girls' tag was complete, edged with some Little Black Dress Fresco and a touch of Sapphire Treasure Gold, my problems seemed far away! I should like to link this tag to the Crafty Individuals June Challenge 'Tag You're It' here. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek into Magpieheaven today! May your skies be blue and your days full of fun and joy!