This month at Gingersnap Creations we're celebrating our heritage. I planned to use my own family pictures in my pieces. (More on that in a bit...)
We also have a FAB! sponsor Retro Art Cafe, who generously let us pick digital collage sheets to use in our creations. When I saw the Ferris Wheel on the Circus Collage Sheet by Debrina Pratt - DP178 #DP178 sheet, I *KNEW* what I was going to do! I have a black & white photo taken in the 1960's of my Uncle Ron in his Air Force uniform and some shiny Ray-Ban sunglasses. Unfortunately, after 2 hours (at both my house and my mom's) AND 20 boxes of old photos....I *COULD NOT* find the photo. So I turned to the handy Google and started looking for a period photo that was similar. I found "Bob" here in a Ray-Ban ad, of all places. (grin)
Our challenge this week was to use border punches. I used two border punches and one corner punch. I remember a cool technique by Becca Feekan (Amazing Paper Grace) using corner punches to create an inner border. I used an old Stampin Up! punch to create the blue inner border. The outer border was done with a Martha set (corner and border).
I wanted to show you a close up of "Bob's" sun glasses and mouth. I used Glossy Accents on the lens. His mouth is one of those subtle details that makes me giggle. I used a cherry soda bottle cap. I thought his lips might be red after drinking a cherry soda...so with my R37 Copic and the blending marker - I painted his lips. To get a really subtle color use brush some color off your marker with the tip of the blender. To clean the color off the blender just rub it on a scrap paper. Good as new!!