Monday, June 25, 2012

Anna May Wong 2

It's Anna May Wong Week #2 at Art With No Boundaries.   The challenge is  Performing Arts - hope you find some time to create a project to link -  and the DT has new projects featuring Anna May Wong.  This image is the second in a series created by Chris of CS Designs.

No, I didn't use tiger stripes this time (although that was fun)!   I was inspired by a couple of color images of Anna May. In one she's wearing a striped gown which I showed on her collar.  This little jewelry box was also inspired by the real thing - the kind that has a fold-up mirror on top.  So my thought is that Anna May is looking in the mirror, perhaps checking her earrings to go out on the town.  Something she probably did quite regularly as she was considered a fashion icon in her time.  My friend, Mika, leant me the pretty Chinese necklace and earrings for the photo shoot.  (Thanks, Mika!) 

Dennis found the gorgeous paper for me from one of his antique paper design books.  The little tag says Good Fortune in Chinese characters.  The whole thing is "lacquered" with Diamond Glaze, so it's very shiny.  Won't this make a fun gift box?  Can't wait to fill it with pretty jewelry for someone special.   Be sure to take a look see at the wonderful creations at Art With No Boundaries and I'll be right there with you, 'cause I can't wait to see them!


  1. Lori, this is just amazing. I feel like I'm right there with Anna May watching her get ready for a glamourous night out. The "mirror" idea on the fabulous jewellery box is inspired. I love the bold hues you used to colour her image. So awesome...great photo staging, too.

  2. STUNNING WORK Lori what a fabulous creation well done , such rich colours and the image is fabulous .
    Well done Hugs Elaine

  3. Gorgeous creation Lori, your styling is awesome, such fab image and stunning matching papers. Love this!

  4. Wow! Love that paper and the little pop up on top is really smart. Such a lovely box~ Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize!

  5. Hello Lori. I saw your Very Beautiful Project on MIM..Faye

  6. Hi Lori.I saw you Beautiful Box card on MIM..Loz

  7. wow what an amazing project ....stunning details and so beautifully coloured

    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x
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  8. WOW!! I am speechless my friend. The coloring is amazing and that box is just stunning.. I just love it..

  9. Really stunning, the papers and design are gorgeous and the die cut frame is beautiful and that image is just so striking, love it
    Lindsay xx

  10. No way did I expect the gorgeous little thumbnail on my screen to be something as spectacular as this. What am I saying? Of course I's YOUR blog!
    Lori, Lori, Lori....
    What a jaw dropper. Your little gift box is off the charts. Excellent paper and details and your coloring...SENSATIONAL!
    Beautiful inspiring piece of art. :)

  11. I'm in awe, such a fabulous thing to do and Anna looks great looking into her mirror! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  12. Beautiful box. The vibrant colours are stunning. Fantastic piece of Art work :o)

  13. Amazing project Lori. The combination of the expression on the girls face and the colours you've used makes this so intense.

    Followed your link from MIM. I'm 73, 81 & 83 this week (so far!). I'd love it if you to stop by and comment on your favourite one.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  14. Wow, this is stunning !
    Great piece of work.
    Found you at MIM :)
    Hugs Berit

  15. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look. I’m enjoying looking at all the amazing inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  16. Lori, This is an exceptional piece. I am sure I squealed with delight when I first saw it. No words could ever express how awesome this really is. You have captured our preforming arts theme perfectly and I could see something like this in Anna May's dressing room. I just love it.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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