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Friday, January 25, 2013

Blast from the Past Challenge - a Bloghop with Viva Las VegaStamps!



Welcome to this special event hosted by the Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team and to my stop on the  "BLAST from the PAST" bloghop. We are going back to the 70's to the heydey of the DISCO era. Meet "Lola", Barry Manilow's muse for one of the most popular dance songs of all time - commemorated in this new page in my Clairefontaine art journal.


For this challenge I received the ShowGirl High Hat #4341 from Viva Las VegaStamps!. What a beautiful image with such possibilities. I stamped a border with her and also created a vintage hand-colored photo using my Ranger Distress Markers and accenting with metallic watercolors. Using ultra-high gloss embossing powder, I used emboss-resist technique to  stamp my words using Alphabets from VLVS!


I created a faux 45 record by scoring metallic black cardstock. YES - I made that. I used my "OLD SCHOOL" EK Circle Scissor with a stylus to score concentric circles to mimic the ridges of the LP. Then I rubbed the paper with black ink in areas to bring out the depth. I found the images of the actual album cover and center of the LP via GOOGLE {what can't you find online}.


I also used my showgirl stamp to create a border detail around the edge of the page. Even though I collaged over it with green tissue paper and clear gesso; then painted with mists and metallic watercolors. The detail is interesting and accents the texture.

Supplies used: STAMPS - ShowGirl High Hat #4341Neon Alphabet #6359 {currently on sale for $7.50 for the whole set of 1/2" letters!!!}, and Plain Alphabet #8800 {also on sale for $5 for whole alphabet set approx 3/8" tall}. Also used recycled green tissue with silver confetti; Liquitex Clear Gesso, VLVS! Ultra High-gloss Embossing PowderMiracle Tape and Miracle SheetsRanger Distress Markers; Green, silver and iridescent mists; Ranger Embossing Ink; and Niji Pearlescent Watercolors.

Thanks for dropping by - please click the links below to visit all the stops on the hop. Don't forget to comment on each stop of the hop to be entered to win the prize. ENJOY!!! :) Sb




26 comments:

  1. OMG! I love this and how you did the record!

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  2. Ready to dance or PaRtAy!!! The background is so wonderful, the texture of the feather makes the piece. Lovely as always!

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  3. First of all... thanks, now that song is in my head! Secondly WOW!!!!! I can't believe you made that record!!! Seriously AWESOME!

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  4. Awesome background, and Fun stamp!
    Very nicely colored & LOVE the feather addition :)

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  5. Its beautiful! Love the feather, great colours

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  6. WOW what detail. Love all the things you added.

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  7. Very cool!!! LOVE "Lola" and the feathers you used

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  8. Oh Oh I now have that song in my head ;)
    Your show girl is fabulous...the feather really makes her pop!
    AND the LP you made is WOW too

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  9. Fabulous piece! Good use of color on background and stamp.

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  10. LOve your Lola page. Can't believe you made the LP! Awesome and I'm sure Barry would approve :-)

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  11. What a great technique for creating the Blum. I also love that stamp and the feather in her hair.

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  12. What amazing texture you've created with this project!

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  13. I just love the background and that feather on her head is fabulous!!!!

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  14. fantastic! and thanks for the song in my head now too. :~|

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  15. OH MY GOSH this is FANTASTIC!!! LOVE HER!!!

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  16. Good job on the record. At first glance I was like. Oh no she glued on a record and ruined it! I love my vinyl. (Plus i'm a closet fanilow) Great piece.

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  17. Your Lola is awesome and does your wrist hurt after making that LP? Very awesome.

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  18. Beautiful page!! The feather is perfect!

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  19. Super Journal Page. I do love the feather in her "hat" and the faux record!

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  20. great job, love the feather and Barry Manilow is one of my faves!

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  21. Love your art journal page. How clever of you to make the record album like that. I loved the image beneath the tissue paper and mists, too. Awesome, as always.!

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  22. This is awesome and I'm still trying to shut my mouth after realizing you MADE the record!!!! Now I just need to get that song out of my head...

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