Alison, our lovely, talented, teal-tressed Hump Day Hop Captain, has declared April's Hump Day Hop to be an Homage to Bettie Page!
On April 22, 1923, a star was born. A star that we all know. A star that, without her, Bombshell Stamps may not even exist (if I may be so presumptuous). Who is it? None other than Bettie Page.
What better month to pay homage to the Pin-Up Queen herself than the month of her birth?
So for this hop, I want you to give Ms. Page some love. Make a project, any type of project, using her as inspiration. There are thousands of images to view, lots of quotes she has said, and others have said about her. Want some inspiration right now? Check out Bettie Page's official site: http://www.bettiepage.com/index.html
Here's my take on the challenge:
The Poison Girl stamp from the Sugar Daddy set has been transformed into Bettie's visage with the assistance of a little repositionable Scotch Tape. She was colored with Copic markers (list below) and punched into a circle, which was layered onto a Nestabilities Pinked Circle.
The patterned paper is from the Curtain Call 8x8 pad by Graphic 45. I cut an aperture, layered plush leopard material (source unknown) into the opening, then added the circle "Bettie" together with some glittery red alpha stickers, spelling out her name.
The film projector was "fussy cut", then adhered to some stripey paper which had been stenciled with The Crafters Workshop Flames & Clocks stencils and Distress Ink.
The Finger Point was stamped and colored with Copic markers. Bad Girl texts were stamped above and below the hand with the assistance of my very indispensable Scotch Repositionable Tape. The hand and text stamps are from the Cherry Bomb set. Bombshell Text from the Man's Ruin set was stamped, the crown from the King of the Road set was added and colored with Copics and Sakura Sparkle pens. The broken heart from the Man's Ruin set was stamped with Crimson Red VersaFine ink. Then both of these rectangles were adhered inside a very, very, very old acetate film strip by Creative Imaginations using red-liner tape.
I put the card together and decided it was missing something, so I diecut some stars from gold cardstock, punched holes in them, ran 'em through my Xyron, and added red Art Institute Glitter and some gold twine, to be symbolic of some of the more risqué Bettie Page movies.
I did make a mistake, which I realized right after I adhered, but I can live with it. What do you think it is?
Thanks for visiting today and checking out the blog hop! Just in case you got lost along your way or want to do it again, here's the list!
Here's the Hop List!
Rachael (Etsy Ketsy)
Mary (Sparkly Engineer)