For Day 1 I chose the Victorian Era. Now there are various times I could have chosen, but I have always thought of the Victorian era as being romantic & elegant. When I think of the Victorian era I think of lace, roses & elaborate elegant patterns. One of my favorite movies is set in Victorian time, Little Women, I did a design inspired by that movie here. Queen Victoria was such an iconic part of British history, the dresses worn by the queen, & other ladies of the time, were simply lovely. She was a mother of 9 children & earned the nickname "the grandmother of Europe" she must have been quite an inspiration & brought many years of peace during her reign. I just love how everything from the Victorian era looks so elegant, romantic & lovely.
|Portrait of a young Queen Victoria|
There were a few designs rolling around in my head, I had done a pretty vintage design a while back that was inspired by Robin Moses & I noticed a couple other ladies did something similar. This would have fit in perfectly with the era that I chose. I also had wanted to do lace nails using real lace, but my attempts failed, either I have the wrong lace, the wrong glue, or just insufficient patience, either way it wasn't happening this week. So then I found a lovely Victorian wallpaper design that I decided to freehand as best I could.
I used one layer of Revlon Gold Get 'em for my base, then used some Blue & Gold acrylic paints for the design. I put a "soft" focus on my pictures to give it that vintage feel, I wanted to take pictures with this lovely antique, sorta Victorian looking pendant I own cause I thought it complimented the design nicely.