Saturday, November 26, 2011

A "Naughty" Collage

 I kind of veered off of the Christmas path a bit with this collage...
I guess it sort of fits into the "naughty or nice" theme however! LOL
This collage started off with me wanting to use the great image of the lady, originally part of a vintage circus photo.  Something about her stern expression made me think she had other ideas of putting that whip to use.  My sister suggested the lyrics from the Rihanna song "S & M" and the piece came together!
The base is an 8" x 10" canvas panel.  I used paint and inks to create the background then layered with paper from the Tim Holtz stack, dictionary page copies, glassine paper and the heading that I created and printed using Photo Shop.  I had fun "blinging" up my gal:  Netting, chain and a silk flower on her hat.  Stickles buttons.  Chains and a lock charm at the waist.  Leather lacing for the whip. 
I accented everything with Distress Inks and a water pen.
I created the "Pain" and "Pleasure" tickets using a Tim Holtz stamp.  Finished up the piece by adding more chains to accent the wording, metal corners and the large flower.
Sometimes I think it's okay to get a little naughty, don't you?

This piece has been entered into the
Challenge


16 comments:

Izzwizz said...

LOL! Terrific project. x

Sarah said...

This is such fun with really wonderful vintage images! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

Nancy Wethington said...

Love the image and what you did with it, a bit stern and a bit Steampunk. Great design! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Cindy... this is wonderful! Love the bit of lace over her face and all the metal you've added to her. It's terrific.

JeanFB said...

Wickedly fun! And a beautiful piece of art as well!

Ally White Cat said...

You had fun with this. i love the chains and lace. the coloring is perfect and Tim's tickets made it wonderful

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your naughty twist-the sentiments are perfect and the accents of metal and the veil on her hat are awesome!

Lisa :) said...

This is a great piece!!!!

Anita Houston said...

Dirty girl...your fingers must have been so inky...LOL!!! This is very beautiful and I love the detail especially the netting on her fierce face!

Karen said...

It's a great and very funny piece: I love how you've added to the image. You're right that she has a look on her face that says she likes to use that whip!

Rachelxx said...

Love it!! :-)

Paper Squirrel said...

Wonderfully wicked. I think she's getting coal for Christmas...unless Santa's into that kind of thing. LOL!

Michele said...

this is excellent. very clever & great style! xo

Sharon said...

LOL what a fabulous fun creation - gave me a laugh and made me smile!!!

Jack said...

Great collage. xx

Alexa said...

Definitely like the idea of putting her expression with Rihanna's song - very amusing!!