Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weekly Challenge- "Create"

I love it when the weekly challenges match up with what I'm already working on! In this case, Tammy made the challenge relatively open ended with a nice long list of possible themes and her only caveat was that it had to be aged or I decided that my vintage "center piece" for my Queen of Hearts chapeau was just the ticket! 
I used an image of an antique Queen of hearts playing card and mounted it on a doily.  Trimmed with a bit of red textile and mounted THAT on a piece of cardboard that I'd painted red and covered with micro glass beads.
My hat, cape and necklace

Peri was fascinated with my hat...

In hindsight, I wish I'd NOT used the white face make up it made my cheeks look weird in the pictures- but I'd wanted the heart on the lips to show up......and truthfully, I'm not wild about me with Heart lips as it is......ah well- maybe next time,I'll leave well enough alone!

but  there you go- my entry for this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue AND my costume reveal as promised!  Pop over to Inspiration Avenue to see what everyone else whipped up for the challenge!  I'm sure the entries will be beautifully varied as always!
Happy Halloween for those of you who celebrate it~


Shelinwa said...

OMG I love this!!!
You are SOOO talented miss Stephanie!!

Dianne said...

Love it all!

Tammy said...

How fun! This is tooo cute! So are you off to a party in this fabulous hat and cape? I love it! Perfect for our challenge and Halloween to boot. You are so fun! I love your heart lips!

Yvonne said...

WOW, this is fabulous, Stephanie! I love your creations below too!

artangel said...

Ooh this is so creative, I love it! You look amazing, very regal and with extra kissy lips ha ha!!

WrightStuff said...

What a wonderful hat your Majesty. Would you like a nice strawberry tart to go with it?

priti.lisa said...

Personally, I love the heart lips!
You just aren't used to seeing yourself in least that's the way I am. If I ever put make-up on for a special occaision...I always think I look like I am 4 and into my mom's stash.
I guess all natural beauties are like that ;~)
The costume is amazing!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm SOOOOOOOOO sorry I've been gone from your blog for so long. I feel like a stranger in a strange land as I try to catch up before I can no longer sit. This is one awesome costume and entry in the challenge. I don't think the mask makes your cheeks look funny, but you know yourself better than anyone! Those heart lips are PERFECT, honest!!

Healing Woman said...

Oh! What a wonderful costume. I love the heart shaped lips, your creative Queen of Heart and cape..What fun!

Lynn said...

Good for you!!!! That is one amazing costume Stephanie :)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautifully creative.!!I love this.....and you look FAB...gorgeous photos! such a fun spirit!