18 September 2011

A Passion for Fashion - Week 2

Week 2 of the Scrap Boutique 'Passion for Fashion' challenge, was all about being dramatic...

My layout:

How I interpretted the criteria:

DRAMATIC(Theatrical)  This style creates a glamorous and glitzy impact.
Colour: Strong, vivid, and contrasting (black is a favourite).
I chose a black background (Core'dinations 'Nightfall') and contrasted with red.
Lines: Severe, sharp and unusually asymmetrical. Bold and often overwhelmingly fitted with open slits.
I think the second statement describes Betty's usual attire!  But I grabbed onto the idea of sharp lines, and I created an asymmetrical stitched border with both straight and zigzag stitches. 
Textures: Rare and trendy.
I tried to mix up the textures a bit.
Effects: Confident, chic, sexy and catchy.
Betty Boop's persona captures the first three, and her theme song and signature phrase are catchy :)
Needs: Custom-made or altered to fit.
I made a silver 'spotlight' and I added a line of brads to the black matt to mimic the look of a film strip.
Favourite Accessory: Bold statement, usually metallic.
I chose silver for the accessories, and also a glittery title (American Crafts Thickers).  
Note:  Notice the fit, its impact and its open slits. Sometimes open back design or see-through materials are used.
I used lace for the see-though element

Other products:  Cosmo Cricket 'Circa 1934' papers - I chose these to match the era of Betty Boop :)  The flowers are Bella (red) and Petaloo (black). The little journalling pin is from my2angels, and was a RAK from my friend Melissa.  Thank you xx


  1. wow love this layout, so bright and the contrast if fabulous, great photo and so much to take in
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. This is such a fantastic page. So love the colours and a great photo


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