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Monday, 28 April 2014

Ladies in Green (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, I have some samples to show you using the Fabulous Flappers stamp set today. I have really enjoyed working with these lovely stamps, as I am a real fan of the Art Deco/Art Noveau era.

For my first card, I have created a marble background, using shaving foam and Golden acrylic paints. I have stamped the main image onto a piece of white card, and cut out an oval shape, just avoiding the bottom area where her dress overlaps the edge. I hand cut a black mat layer. I stamped some of the flower images onto some spare white card, and coloured all of the images with Distress Markers.

My second lady is resting on a stepper card. I have embossed some linen card, and highlighted the raised areas to show the texture. I have used one of the smaller stamps on the Nouveau Lovebirds stamp plate to create a border along the bottom of the card, and added some black gems for decoration. I have added a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments clear stamp set.

My last sample uses the same lady again, but this time I have used a peacock theme for my card. I created a Distress Ink background, and used a peacock feather mask over the background. I stamped the peacock cluster stamp around the edges, using the corresponding colour inks that I used to create the background.

I stamped the central image, and then used some bleach to take away the colour within the image, before colouring it with pencils. I added some ribbon, and die cuts to finish.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

12 comments:

  1. Three gorgeous samples Judith. The marbled background is super, and feels a suitably retro design for your lady. I love the way you have used the out of the box die cutting and framed her so beautifully with flowers. The second card is a great use of the stepper shape. The grey and purple palette is really smashing and I love her purple feather! The use of the small deco motif along the front panel is perfect and the sentiment matches a treat. I really like the layout on your last card, the way she in standing in front of the ribbon and the framing with the black die cuts is lovely. A great soft background and gorgeous colouring on your image. Lots of work and inspiration here. Elaine xxx

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  2. Drei wunderschöne Karten. Ich liebe diesen Jugendstil mit seinen eleganten Ornamenten.
    Die karten sehen sehr elegant und fein aus.
    Super schön !

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  3. Three great cards Judith and I love your shaving foam background on the first one
    Jackie x

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  4. They are so beautiful Judith. I love the colors and specially the fantastic women. Wonderful combinations.

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  5. 3 amazing makes - these really are stunning stamps xx

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  6. All three of these are gorgeous! The stamps are fab and I love how different they can look dependent on colour and background. I love the marbled background - such beatiful colour and design, the second card is so eye catching and elegant and the third is wonderfully simple in design! Thank you for sharing Karen x

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  7. Beautiful backgrounds for these great stamps!

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  8. It's hard to choose a favourite from these 3 but I have to settle for the stepper card - it's the way she is standing on a pediment of the sentiment which is then perfectly positioned over the lovely base border you created. The feather & the pinky blue purple colours against the deep steel bluey grey of the background which that lovely dry embossing. In the first it's the way you used those small floral stamps around the edge of the image panel to pull the eye inwards to the cascade of flowers she is holding. In the final card it's the superb use of those die-cuts which echo the swirly flourishes of her headband & the way she is standing one can almost feel her just sitting down on the ribbon & stroking the softness of it - the imagination places the ribbon around her hips as in the image.
    Paula (PEP)

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  9. Beautiful backgrounds you have created on the cards and loving the images.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Three lovely cards. I love the shaving foam technique in gorgeous blues and greens with the pretty flowers of the first. In the second the embossing and elegant border show off that beautifully coloured lady wth the wonderful feather in her hair, but I think my favourite is the last card with that lovely blue stencilled and stamped background and the bleaching technique has worked perfectly before adding that pretty colour green on the dress, and the die cut swirls and ribbon are perfect finishing touches.

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  11. Three beautiful cards! I love the soft, dreamy background in the last card.... so pretty! The delicate diecut flourishes are a great accent for the stamp! Lovely!

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