Sunday, July 24, 2011

Illegal Beauties, illustrious and imperfect

Today's collage is a little bit different.... a little dark and cheeky too. It's title is "Illegal Beauties, illustrious and imperfect". I'll let you imagine the true meaning. It was the Summer of Color Challenge "RED" that started me down this twisted path. Mix in  The Forevernight Challenge "anything goes", a touch of  "Vintage"  for the TSC#18 Stampsmith challenge and a dose of "Butterflies" for the Craft Room Challenge and you can see how I got here.

The Flapper stamp from Stampsmith was my starting point except I stamped it on a lace paper napkin.You know how I like using unusual supplies. That same napkin is the lace trim too. The red lace patterned background paper is edged with red german scrap and also black felt swirls. I added the sentiment "Illegal Beauties" from a Retro Cafe Art  Vintage Grunge ATC collage sheet and added a big red glitter "B". The butterfles were next with sentiments as bodies. Some Ranger Red  Stickles helped complete this racy collage.

Hope you will embrace your cheeky side this week.
artfully yours, gerri
"Illegal Beauties, illustrious and imperfect."


"Illegal Details"

32 comments:

  1. How fantastic, great color combination. Love the look of the lace.

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  2. Great piece, lovely colours! Valerie

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  3. Beautiful Gerri - the black and red look great and does make it have a bit of a "dark feel" - wonderful! Love the butterfly!

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  4. Like the colors and that they're illegal! Reminds me of the HBO show Boardwalk, where alot of illegal activity goes on.
    The butterfly pieces you did were fabulous too!

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  5. This is so beautiful!!
    When I saw it my mouth opened up in awe.
    I simply love it!!

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  6. Very gorgeous, and definitely a bit on the racy side! Love the lace look and the butterflies are beautiful! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

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  7. Love the red and black Gerri,really impressive.
    Hugs

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  8. This is fantastic..yes it is dark...and its do delicious...xxx

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  9. OOOOoooo! Quite spectacular, Gerri. The colour, the lace, the subject. Love it. xxDonna

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  10. Gerri, I'm in lust with those felt swirls!! Wonderful composition! So glad you've joined us for the Vintage challenge at The Stampsmith!
    Val :)

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  11. The lace treatments are so effective! Great dark and mysterious piece.

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  12. Wonderful and love the lace. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

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  13. Oh wow, Gerri, how gorgeous!!! And I love the lace--it's all so dreamy!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  14. A great card - I love the lace and butterflies and I love the colour too. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Am always embracing my cheeky side , gets me into lot's of trouble, but `i love it. Your is very sexy, cheeky, sassy and mysterious, fabulous piece once again.

    Marie

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  16. Saucy and fabulous! love those butterflies and tissue lace such a great idea. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-room Challenge. Thank you as well for putting our logo on your side bar, to be eligible for the prize draw we ask people to display the shop logo and a link to http://www.craft-room.co.uk/. Hope you do not mind my mentioning it and that we see you again. XOXO Zoe

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  17. oh hun,you have done it again this is one,brilliant piece of creativity hun just amazing the colors,detail and that lace,fantastic hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  18. Love how you stamped on the paper napkin! Great card and great idea. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge.

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  19. All of these and the ones you posted for Monday are just beautiful.

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  20. Love the black and red! Awesome design! Great details!

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  21. BRAVO!!!!
    When I decided on the theme vintage I wanted to see it represented in all ways and you have done exactly that. This is Vintage Moulin Rouge I'd say, a woman with many lovers leading a decadent life in Paris or what about New Orleans, yes, I could see her there. Okay, I need to stop with those imaginary lives. LOL.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Ooooh lah lah! Gerri, the details are astounding. The lace, scrolls, napkin and even german scrap - this is gorgeous!

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  23. Ooh..love this collage, all those lacy details..and fab Butterflies..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

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  24. beautiful Collage, Gerri! Luv black/red & lace!

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  25. I LOVE the way you used beauties! Just posted your gorgeous piece! xoxo

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  26. Just stunning Gerri- Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge- Debix

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  27. Ooooh, this is Fabulous! (sorry for my late response by the way, I was out of town over the weekend) I LOVE your contribution here - the subject matter, the bold red and that lace veil - very, very cool! Thank you for joining in and for sharing this with us, xo

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  28. oh geez, just gorgeous. wow wow wow!

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  29. Gorgeous piece Gerrie! I love the black lace with the red, what a delightfully racy combination. Your butterflies are awesome too, love the little tags too.

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