Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Make It Feminine

 Hi everyone. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our last challenge, Make It Magic, over at Try It on Tuesday. And thank you Viv for hosting.

It's time for a new challenge, and this time at Try It On Tuesday we're asking you to 

Here's my design team page for this challenge. 

Maura is all dressed up for a summer garden tea party, including putting on her pink pearl choker, a gift from her grandmother. She has pulled out her best china teacups, put flowers on her table and also taken out the good silver. Maura wants this to be a memorable afternoon for her guests.

Maura is looking forward to this tea party since the same grandmother who gave her her pink pearls passed several months ago, and since then, Maura has been rather down. Even the summer flowers and beautiful weather haven't cheered her up. Then one day Maura woke up with an idea that made her happy. Maura decided  to have a tea party with 3 of her best friends.  She decided to wear the pink pearls from her grandmother, as well as use the teacups that she was given from her grandmother's estate. She knew her grandmother would be happy to see her enjoying those items.

My background started with me stamping those Victorian legs and shoes. After that I inked the piece of watercolor paper, and I then stenciled with pinkish purple paint. I then used a bit of Gelli printed tissue paper that was lightly sponge painted with some very light grey paint. The lady is a TH stamped image, and the teacup, butterfly and flowers were TH paper images. I added the silver doily as well as the sticky quote from Studio Light. 

You have the next 2 weeks to join our latest challenge, and we accept any type or style of art. Just Make It Feminine please.

And be sure to check out all the wonderful inspiration our design team has shared also. 

I look forward to seeing all your feminine art over at Try It On Tuesday.


Helen said...

This is just gorgeous Erika! LOVE those pink pearls!!! Have a fun week! ((HUGS)) Helen

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful feminine page! I love the vintage feel and that teacup and saucer with the flowers looks so gorgeous 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs Jo x

David M. Gascoigne, said...

To make it feminine is quite a challenge! I suspect that could be very much open to interpretation and it will be interesting to see whether people come up with their own vision of femininity or whether a sort of stereotypical imagery predominates. It might be hard to isolate the characteristics that determine femininity and no doubt culture and upbringing play a role. Could a male crafter or quilter "make it feminine" or would it have to be a woman? We shall see! Hugs from Ontario - David

Iris Flavia said...

I agree, science or not we need to also remember to be feminine!
Well done and happy T! Hugs :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

That pinky rose colour is just beautiful, Erika.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore the feminine page and the back story you provided with it. I like how feminine the pink is, too. It's a great example of femininity.

Divers and Sundry said...

What a pretty tea cup!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Very eye-pleasing page, and I'm 150% in agreement with the sentiment. I hope Maura enjoyed her party, XOX

Meggymay said...

Erika I loved the back story for this fantastic page. Its makes you think of the era when dressing up for each meal and afternoon tea would be normal to some folk and out of reach for many. Great inspiration for the new TioT's theme.
Yvonne xx

Joan said...

A lovely page Erika, very feminine colours,so pretty

Joan x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is an absolutely brilliant post Erika! I love this page The face and the cup are fabulous images and the background is our joy to behold! Love, love, love it! What a great story too - I'm sure everyone felt uplifted by the time they went home! Hugs, Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

A lovely feminine page Erika , I love the story of Maura and how you've included all the elements.
The quote you used is wonderful too.
Hope you're having a great week. Avril xx

Neet said...

Such a delightful page, pretty in pink - and with such a lovely story to add to it.
I loved the idea of Maura chering herself up using the things her grandmother had left to her and sharing them with her friends at a tea party. I imagine this to be just the thing a genteel Victorian young lady would do.
A beautiful composition telling a lovely story.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps I am away and just got on the internet outside so am playing catch up. x