I’m back today to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles. here
“To Have and To Hold”
What better way to do that than with some glamour.
So the TWIST this month is
To use some ART DECO Glamour!
Remember, you don’t have to do the TWIST to enter
BUT ….. what is a challenge without a CHALLENGE!
What is Art Deco all about?
It is about STYLE!
It started about the 1920’s and finished in the 40’s. Based around geometric designs and patterns it was incorporated into buildings,manufacturing, clothing, furnishings and furniture and jewellery. It also was a big part of Art, as well as Crafts.
It was build through Art Nouveau and it’s sinuous curves, but was more fixated on smooth lines, geometric shapes, streamlined forms and bright, sometimes garish colours. It also incorporated lots of costly items such as gold and silver and jewels but after the depression of the 30’s it began to use cheaper, newer materials like plastic and chrome.
There are lots of images to be seen in Google Images and lots of things on Pinterest as well, but don’t just look for cards – look for items and boxes and materials and clothing……you will get so much inspiration!
There is a Random Number Prize, yes
Here is my first card
I used mounts of black and gold foil for the twist of Art Deco inspiration. The wedding cake is Art Deco inspired. I created 3 tiers popped up with foam tape. The bottom is scored lines to give the effect, the middle tier I hand cut triangles to form the shape often seen in art deco works and I left the top tier plain.
I was inspired by this wedding cake you can find it here.
I have also made a second wedding inspired card without the twist for my stash!
I have used a mount of silver foil and also used the same foil to die cut the sentiment. I used various punched flowers with liquid pearl centres to create my floral cascade. You may think I spent ages punching flowers however I punch my scrap pieces before binning so I have a pretty good collection! This a great way to use some of them up. 😉
Hope you can join us in the challenge. You still have loads of time to join in.
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Love them both Vicki – but the AD one is super. The idea of using the triangles is so clever. Thanks for sticking with us at Unstampabelles.
Definitely lots of style happening here, your designs are wonderful!!
They are gorgeous Vicki, hugs XoX
Two really WOWZA W-O-W wedding cards, Vicki! You rocked the art deco with your first design! I love the scored layer and the fantastic art deco iconic fan on the middle layer! And your elegant foil and cascading flowers design is just divine! I’m so inspired by how self-disciplined you are with punching flowers from your scraps as you go along!! Hugs, Darnell
Thanks Darnell. I really dislike wasting. Really I’m my own worst enemy sometimes! Keeping things for “one day” – I need to make an effort to use or pass on.