Happy Friday everyone! It was my first week back at work today after my holidays (well I say week I was only in for 2 days lol) and I'm already missing my craft corner, it was really nice to have the time to really go all out and get creative.
I'd been itching to ink up this stamp for quite a while now and yeah I know that maybe genies are supposed to be all floaty and ethereal BUT, look at that funky hair? To me she was crying out to be totally edgy and cool.
I was originally going to colour her with my Copics, or Inktense pencils, but I got all these new colours for Christmas that I wanted to play with and it seems you can go bold and bright with Distress Ink and still keep that translucent delicate look, it shouldn't work, but it does. I hope you like her.
I've added links to products used at the end of my post.
Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea dye (I used more than usual to give her a slightly darker skin tone), Aged Mahogany (I can't remember what I used on the lips for this one)
Hair: Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Old Paper, Evergreen Bough.
Clothing: Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Black Soot (white dots were made with a Posca pen)
Background shadow: Frayed Burlap
Then I covered her trousers and top with Glamour Dust, which looks really lovely and sparkly, but I could not get the camera to pick it up hardly at all.
I edged my papers (these are old Glitz ones called Hoopla but you can get them in a sale bundle which is a really super deal) with Old Paper Distress Ink and hand stitched them all with Top Stitch thread and edged all the dies with the same ink and some splodges of Gesso. The beautiful butterfly is one from Karla's Kreative Korner (I really need to get some more as I'm running low and I do love them so. The dies here are from Cheery Lynn and Little Darlings.
I coloured the edging on her outfit to match the corner of my design paper and then added a lush bow to match, love this b & w polka dot ribbon. I thought the button finished it off nicely
Finally I decorated the inside to complement the front and spritzed the whole up with some flowers, lace and ribbon and some little sparklies from my stash.
I also used some lovely Ribbon Girl embellishments
I do hope you like my make for today, I was really quite taken with her cool and funky style.
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