Artist Trading Card Daily – 22

January 22, 2015 — 14 Comments

One of my favourite artistic styles is Art Deco. The ladies and gents (depicted in the movies) all dressed up and had a whale of a time.

This Artist Trading card is therefore dedicated to my love of the era.

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I started this design by creating the background. I first stamped out a doily design (from We R Memory Keepers) onto white Neenah Cardstock using a purple Versafine inkpad (so that I got all of the detail).

Mind you, given what I did next, that was probably pointless.

I then used some Barn Door and Fired Brick Tim Holtz Distress inkpads and a shaving brush to blend over that stamped area.

The point of this was to create a fancy wallpaper that I might have seen when meeting the heroine in a nightclub – it’s all getting very Bugsy Malone isn’t it?

I also used some dark red, brown, purple, black and gold pigment inkpads to add a darkened rusty gold distressed look to the edges of the background and left it at that.

For the main character I stamped out the design (a freebie from a magazine last year) using a Memento inkpad and used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut her out. I then chopped off her legs – WHAT?! Yes, it was like a Vegas magic trick, lol!

I added colour using Spectrum Noir markers (light blues for the dress, greys for the feather boa, citrus yellows for the hair – because she’s not a natural blonde – and flesh tones for the skin) and a little sparkle using a purple Wink Of Stella pen.

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The blue layer in the background was created to give some contrast but it was “too blue” just on it’s own so I used a gold pigment inkpad to stamp out the doily a couple of times and then used a metallic marker to add a gilded edge to it.

The design was then assembled and I popped a little gem on the ladie’s hair adornment.

Who’s looking at ya kid?

I imagine her being the sassy dame with a small pistol in her garter, you know, for when she gets herself into trouble and has to bust out of the joint … Lol.

Anyway, there we have it, another mini make for my ATC365 challenge.

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.

Many thanks for taking the time to visit.

I’ll see you again tomorrow.

J :)

14 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 22


    Your one very clever man John. I wish I had more time in my day to play.

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    Wow – what a gorgeous card! Love the colours you’ve used …. she would quite rightly turn heads! I’m loving all the variety of designs you’ve used so far John – something for everyone I think …. and more to come (exciting!) x

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    “Chopped off her legs” …. Wot are you like!! :-) ;-) LOL!!!!
    I luv the art decor style too, but sadly missed this stamp. I must look up images as I really like how you’ve created this look.

    I’m getting to wonder ‘what can he come up with next’ ? Your ideas are so varied ….. you are super talented! So pleased you’ve set yourself this challenge …. for the benefit of us followers! Thank you x

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    Love it! For me the best yet! And all that jazz!

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    love all the fine detail on this one



    oh dear!! thought there would be loads of comments for your sassy lady friend, thanks once again for the funny comment and lovely card x

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    Another tiny masterpiece John. I think this is very Parisian. The doily stamp reminds me of a stained glass window in Notre Dame and the lady is very Folies Bergere. Love it!

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    Lovely as usual.

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    Love this! :-) x

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    It’s gorgeous, very rich colours all very glitz and glam another great one John x



    It’s beautiful, John. I love the vibrant colours you’ve used. Am I right in thinking your young lady is a flapper? She’d turn every head in the place wouldn’t she. x

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    Christine in Bulgaria. January 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    John you have done it again, wow wow . Brilliant,

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