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Friday, 7 February 2014

Mackintosh ladies.......by Miranda


Hello crafty people,

Today I have two cards showing the "Mackintosh ladies' in all their beauty.  The first one is made on a distress ink background  using some salt. I've embossed the panel and roses with Wow Black glint en coloured with water based markers.Added some gemstones..... The sentiment is from the 'Amazing birthday'sheet.


The 2nd one is my favorite and I was inspired by one of the artworks of the wife of Rennie Mackintosh which was an artist too. I will show that too so you can see my source of inspiration......

original artwork of Margaret  Macdonald Mackintosh

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I have masked the lady( Mackintosh beauty sheet) and stamped two of the panels(Mackintosh windows) on each side and extended the lines so she had a nice matching background. I've stamped on Basic Grey paper and coloured with colour pencils. I've layered her on a gold metallic embossed background and I've stamped the roses on the card behind with Versamark and added metallics Pan Pastel.  I've embossed the die cut flower too and added also some Pan Pastel.



If you want to see another two of my 'Mackintosh' creations, please take a look on my blog
It was fun playing with this beauty! Hope I have inspired you too,
thanks for visiting and till next time!





25 comments:

  1. Wow Miranda, what beautiful and inspiring work. I love your salt background on the first and the more vibrant colours. So pretty and the black embossing is perfect. The secong inspired by Margaret MacDonald is so lovely. I love the fresh colour palette you have chosen for your design and the touches of metallic colours with the embossing and pan pastels. The way you have extended the stamping is very clever. Lots of inspiration here. Have a good day, Elaine x

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  2. two gorgeous samples,love the stamps and your fab details.xxx

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  3. Hello Miranda
    It must have been amazing living in the Macintosh household!
    Such talent from both of them!
    Then the Miranda touch........and its more than amazing its beautiful!
    Wonderful inspiration Miranda!
    LoveMarf

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    1. sorry I meant Marg not Marf lol

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    2. Thanks Marg! Always so nice to read your comments, Marfelous LOL!

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  4. such lovely samples, love the vibrant colours on the first and may well have to pinch that background idea you have used on the second x Lavinia

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  5. So perfect to combine these stamps with the PanPastel! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  6. Prachtig Miranda, helemaal zoals ik het ook graag zie!!!

    Groetjes
    Maria

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  7. absolutely stunning - I'm trying so very hard not to buy these but now I have caved in - lol xx

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  8. Well, it's all your fault!!! I had decided I really didn't need any more stamps and then today you show these and I've *had* to order them! I'm spending my birthday money so that's OK isn't it? Joanna Mackintosh

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  9. Beautiful. Your first one is so vibrant, and your second one is so elegant. Great masking job.

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  10. Wow what gorgeous cards so different but both equally gorgeous
    Jackie x

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  11. omg! How do you guys do it? these creations are getting better and better. Both of these are stunning. Just when I think I've seen the best one another one comes along and I have to admit as beautiful and elegant as the second one is, for me, it is the DI background that makes me love the first, you can't make a bad background with those colours and some coarse salt, thank you for sharing xx

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  12. OMG Miranda these are stunning! I do so love these stamps and the backgrounds you created are fantastic!

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  13. Two very different yet equally engaging projects. It's hard to choose a favourite from these two. Your bold colours in the first contrast beautifully with the subdued colours in the second. I love the salt effect in the first & how the bold geometric design stands out with it as a background - your use of the same colour palette for the image is quite something for I can even see the orange hints in your background.
    As for the second - the way you have used the inspirational piece as a springboard for creating a background for the lady whilst seamlessly blending the two is quite remarkable. Your copper embossing accompanied by the pearl encrusted floral spray echoes the beaded detail of the image plus the coppery warm tones of your pencil shading. A very unusual design.
    Paula (PEP)
    Paula (PEP)

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  14. Oh my I wish I could use colour that way. It's stunning xx Jan

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  15. Beautiful cards and stamps. Janny

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  16. They are beautiful, the second one is stunning.

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  17. Wow... Fabulous work by Miranda, congrats ad thanks for the (great) inspiration!!! Coco x

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  18. Love the subtleness of the second card. It is really very beautiful. The stamps are lovely and I am so pleased with the results I am getting. Have had the thought of doing a candle with one of the designs, here's hoping I can do it well as I think it could be stunning! Love Helen

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  19. Wow amazing beautiful and gorgeous love them both the colours texture everything x

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  21. Absolutely beautiful. Just love that background.

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