I love this stamp ,it was one of the first I bought from The stamp man when I started delving into the world of rubber stamping and card making . I love it for another reason too ,it reminds me of my Gran and Great -granny now neither with us any more. My granny use to fascinate me when she set her hair , I was mesmerised as a child as once she had washed her hair she took big metal clips that were about 6 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide and looked like long thin hair clips or claws of now. She would push her hair upwards and attach the clips and wait for her hair to dry and she'd remove the clips and her hair would look just like this picture. I was never able to find any clips like them in any shops and I did look ( but I found a picture of some see below and now I have really short hair I found some for sale on eBay) even as a child as my hair was always dead straight , I think they must have been something that had lasted her lifetime as when I look at pictures of her from her wedding day onwards she always had the same hairstyle and she was born in 1893.
I stamped the image on white card and coloured with promarkers.
I decided to frame the image with some brushed metallic silver card as I wanted to create a card with soft colours for a change as I usually go to bright colours. I created a background using more stamps from the stampman set and again stamped on white card this time with a grey ink. I layered this on more brushed metallic silver card.
I finished the card using this fab poppystamps art deco roses die which I coloured with spun sugar distress inks and layered these in the corners.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Creative with stamps -flowers
Glitter n sparkle -for a lady
Cupcake inspirations- photo challenge/mothers day
Tuesday throwdown - texture
Use your stuff - metallics
Crafty catz -more than 2 layers