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May 7, 2013

Spice Girls

Hello everyone, Alison here... and I'm sorry about the post title - I'd have to say I'm probably what you'd call an "anti-fan" of the Spice Girls, but it was the obvious choice for this little canvas!

I've used the girls from the fabulous Paperboy set, and thought I would see if I could sweeten them up with some frilly prettiness... but at the centre you always have those strong, independent faces, taking us on, staring us down: a touch of spice at the heart of all the sugar.
They're stamped in Coffee Archival, and surrounded by pieces of vintage ephemera: the postcard stamp from the Ephemera Backgrounds set (with a genuinely vintage doily behind it)...
...the label from the Secretary Pool set...
... and all the way in the background, along with the Harlequin texture paste stencilling, crackle paint, gesso and gilding, you can see the floral flourish from the Serenity set, but minus the bird and (most of) the sentiment.
The paper flowers have been gesso'd and inked to within an inch of their lives, and the larger ones are mounted on metal filigree pieces.  Both the metal and the edges of the canvas have had a good swipe of White Fire Treasure Gold - thank you, sun, for shining at just the right moment!
There's a whole new Referral Program now up and running for May.  You can enter as long as you have at least one Artistic Outpost stamp on your creation.  For now, thank you so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon.

Designer: Alison Bomber



7 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful card.
Hugs Brenda xox

Deborah said...

You get so much from each stamp set that I am in awe. This is another beauty.

Dorthe said...

Alison, I`m also a negative Spice Girls fan! but I see the point here -lol- Your canvas is just beautiful-I love the textures and low colour creation -the paste stensiling, and lovely stamps!
xo,Dorthe

Terry said...

Love the neutral color palette and those girls are sugar and spice! Beautiful texture and flowers! Hugs!

Dianne said...

Thats so funny, I love the title, and of course,the canvas is beautiful,a touch of spice at the heart of all the sugar, I love that it's so appropriate. Loooove the vintage doily, all the tec. you used make it a fabulous piece of art, love to see your work, it get me all a twitter..

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally fabulous layers. Love your vintage color palette and that doily is gorgeous!

siljanskreativeck said...

Ich geb´s auf...smile.
Bei deiner Flut an Kreativität komm ich noch nicht einmal mit dem gucken hinterher. Auch wieder so schööön...seufz!
Your day have definitly more hours than mine.