Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Roaring Twenties

It was such a shame that the gorgeous art and excess of the Roaring Twenties was followed by the crash and horrific poverty of the 30s.

It was a sacrifice but I steered away from the Art Deco architecture. I love flappers and flapper fashion but I also admire the sophisticated lines of the men's clothing of this period.
I took paper from my stash that resembled the pin striping of a very good man's suit and then used my sewing machine to add a waistband, a pocket and a belt loop, creating the impression of pants. Next, I drew a head and shoulders picture of a flapper with the Cupid's bow mouth so admired during the 20s, and embellished her bob and dress with green crystals. I inserted the picture into a Tim Holtz watch case and attached that to a chain from an old necklace. I affixed the chain to the pants exactly as if it were a pocket watch.



Close up

17 comments:

  1. WOW! I'm speechless (and that's not easy for someone to do to me!).

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  2. This is just BRILLIANT! A totally amazing tag, I love it. X

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  3. I love it! A fabulous tag and I love the attention to detail you used.

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  4. I love it! This is such a unique take on the challenge. Blessings!

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  5. What an inventive and awesome tag! Love every detail! I smiled when I thought that this man's watch could have had the clock on one side and his sweetie on the other.

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  6. Simply Brilliant...Hugs May x x x

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  7. Great piece, unusual and really beautiful. Valerie

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  8. Just amazing-such wonderful ideas for this tag.

    Chrissie x

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  9. Fantastic - what a brilliant idea! Love it when something comes in from an unexpected direction! Carolyn xx

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  10. FantAStic Martha. Your pants are so cleverly done and your lady is just wonderful withher nose in the air ;0)

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  11. Great idea with the pants.
    Love how you added the waist/belt.
    The pocket watch was the perfect finishing touch.

    Happy Crafting
    tracie

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  12. Brilliant, very elegant.

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  13. Fantastic! Love this :)

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  14. Delightful and clever idea!
    Sue xxx

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  15. What a brilliant concept - this is The Great Gatsby's fob watch! Congratulations - this tag is fantastic.

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