Saturday, July 30, 2016


Flappers were the new generation in 1920's. They were young, bright and beautiful. They smoked, had wild parties, danced and "generally behaved as if the youth was going to leave them any moment".  (A wonderful article can be found on history1900.)
Flappers abandoned their corsets, chopped off their hair, and wore make-up. Scott Fitzgerald described the ideal flapper as "lovely, expensive, and about nineteen".

I have dug out the flapper head stamp that has been lying around for ages. I must have bought it about 9 years ago when I started making cards. It has no body, so I rarely use it.

This time I made the body and added movable limbs. The hat was stamped separately on a piece of floral paper and placed over the plain image. Background has some stenciling on it. I made a textured background with some heavy white gesso.

Pearls and jewelry are done with pearl liquid, dresses are floral papers.

entering this into:
Three Muses: Flapper
Artistic Stamper: All things bright and beautiful
Simon Says Wednesday: Add some texture


  1. Lovely and in keeping with our Bright and beautiful theme this month at The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge.

  2. Beautiful fits in with the theme perfect.
    Thumbs up!

  3. What fun little flappers you've given us! Thanks for participating in our challenge!

  4. I love live love what you've done here! wonderfully creative way to use your stamp for the flapper challenge. beautifully done! xo

  5. Wow! How happy these swingin' and sylin' ladies must be to have bodies and moveable limbs! You really did a wonderful job of bringing them to life. And I loved reading about them, too! It's a fascinating age in history and you've captured all the class and sass that these revolutionary women had! Beautiful work and I'm so glad you submitted it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  6. I love your gorgeous "Flappers" and I enjoyed reading about your artistic journey from beginning to end. Wonderful.