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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

IKE's Art DT Girl Power Week Using The Suffragette Image

                                                                           Hi all

I am super excited to announce that i am on IKE's team and my first make follows the Girl Power theme as it is breast cancer awareness month. So while there are no Spice Girls in sight today i choose to use the Suffragette image. If you didn't learn about them in school they was a group of women who fought for the right for women to vote.



Did you know that Victorian women never wore pink? In fact it was the opposite way around with Victorian children. The boys wore pale pink and girls wore blue. This was because Victorian children would wear the same colors as the adults but a much paler shade. In the Victorian era men wore red and women wore blue as red was a strong masculine shade and blue was considered feminine and delicate. Here is an interesting article to read http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/5-things-victorian-women-didnt-do-much



I colored in the image with First Edition alcohol markers. The Victorians didn't wear a lot of bright colors so i went with browns.


I used the Kori Kumi die set to create the flowers. I added half of one patterned paper to the top of the card and another on the bottom half. I then added another color over the middle.


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18 comments:

  1. FABulous card and I love the different background papers. Super colouring and gorgeous floral embellies. :-) I was fascinated with your info about the clothes colours.... I didn't know any of that :-)
    Thank you for making this for IWC and it's a pleasure to have you on my Team :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xx

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    1. Thank You IKE. I am a bit of a history boffin

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  2. A fabulous card. I seem to vaguely recall that fact about Victorian children. Did you see the programme that was on last night The Victorian Slum, very interesting. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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    1. Thank you Tracy

      I will have to watch that one

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  3. Hi Katie this is a stunning card that is a very strong image. Did you know that Victorian Santa used to be green? Take care. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Thank you Jackie

      That is a very interesting fact i will have to find out why he went from wearing green to red.

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  4. I love this! The important history and your beautiful creation. xo

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  5. Great card Katie and I enjoyed reading your Victorian info.
    TFS, Julie x

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    1. Thank you Julie i will have to do one with historic Christmas facts next

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  6. Fabulous card and image they should certainly teach about the suffragettes in school today-great link too I didn't know about the colour swap
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you Carol
      I took GCSE History so that is where i learned about the history of Women's rights. I hope the young people of today also learn about them too.

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  7. Love the card and colouring. Thanks for sharing the information about the vintage colors and who would wear them.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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