You know me and my imagination…which seems to be running amuck with glee and wild abandon these days. It all started when I
signed up was drafted was cajoled ,,,okay, I volunteered to be Dant-da-da Daaaaa Cre8iva-Ace Reporter of All Things Vintage Artsy and Craftsy for Vintage Allies, VAV! Lifestyle Magazine and Variety Broadcasting. Then I was selected as a member of the Design Team of Viva Las VegaStamps. That’s when the mischief ideas amuck-running creativity began in earnest!!!
When I first saw this Viva Las VegaStamp, I had about 10 caption ideas pop into my head. I love working with VLVS stamps because they [appear to] have the same sense of humor as moi and offer loads of vintage images. The above card is just one of those ideas.
Here’s the back story: The wife is getting ready for her first party after her marriage. She is in her brand new kitchen, but doesn’t have a clue how to cook!!! She has burnt everything and her new husband walks in…all she could think was, “Honest, I didn’t burn the beer!!!”
This art is called a digital collage. I love digital collage because I can use the artwork as a card, party invitation or even a work of art. I scanned the stamped image, colorized it and created the collage in PhotoShop. This one will end up as a party invitation for sure. The original will go to my daughter to hang in her retro kitchen!!!
Here’s what I did:
- I stamped the image (Housewife with Oven Mit) onto white paper and scanned it into PhotoShop.
- I also scanned this Capitol Kitchens advertisement from a 1955 magazine.
- I fixed the floor in PhotoShop by cloaning, blending and painting with a brush.
I then colorized the woman in PS with brushes. I also messed up her hair a bit! After all she is frazzled!!!
I added the talk bubble and text.
- I then set about dirtying the kitchen and creating a mess with PS brushes, blending modes and erasers.
Stamps Used: Housewife with Oven Mit