|Washing line sketch by Jo Spaul|
This fortnight's letter for the Craft Barn Challenge is U. Of course umbrella was my first thought but I thought a lot of people would choose that so I decided on underwear (I have no idea why). I found this sketch of undies on a line and decided to go from there. After covering the pages with white acrylic paint I decided to leave the BG quite plain and stark (clean, white underwear was the way to go when I was little). I coloured the sketch with coloursoft pencils and then made up this quote using another 2 words beginning with U. I had planned to stamp a corset on the opposite side but (Goldilocks moment) 1 stamp was too big and the other too small. I remembered I had a Non-Sequitur plate (Springtime in Paris, I think) with a lady's torso and 2 different skirts and legs to use with it. I embossed the feathered skirt with red glitter embossing powder and coloured in the other parts with watercolour pencils. I decided she ought to be a high-kicking showgirl (she's forgotten to dress herself as my mother would say) and if you look closely you can see her flashing either a garter or the top of her stocking (I leave it to your imagination). As the BG was very plain I edged both pages with some ink.
Phew I'm quite worn out after that!
Edited to add: A Wall of Fame winner.