Tuesday, February 3, 2015

We Can Can dance ...

The new challenge on the Lost Coasters Review is 'Girls, Girls, Girls'. So funny that this title also prompted Yvonne, another dt member, to use the same image, Showgirls. My postcard :
The curtains are made from crumpled Tim Holtz tissue paper. I colored them with Neocolor II crayons, then lightly sponged with red distress ink to highlight the creases and texture. I made the tie backs from crumpled cardstock. The girls are stamped three times. The first time in elderberry memento ink and clear embossed. Then I masked the girls faces and stamped two more times slightly to the left side. I wanted to get the feeling of motion and shadows from the spot lights, because lets be realistic, can can girls don't keep still on stage :) I was fortunate enough to see a live show in Dawson City in The Yukon, Canada a few years ago - it was mesmerizing. 

The girls are colored with copics and Faber Castell artist pitt pens used to create depth around the curtains and for the floor.

The post card went live yesterday as part of our challenge, go and check it out. But I wanted to share more detail and how I created it for my dt blog post today :)
Thanks for stopping by x


  1. I love this one, Nikki. Love the colours, love the curtains, great show !
    Corrie x

  2. You are so talented, Nikki! So awesome and so much work!

  3. This is just an amazing creation Nikki - fabulous!


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