Tuesday, March 19, 2013

An Evening In Paris

Greetings - thank you for visiting. 
I was recently asked to be a guest designer for 


I was given this image of Lady Katherine by Sandi Hugget to use.  I took a couple of days mulling over how I would present her, and I decided that a Parisian theme would 'fit' her.


The background image is one I found on my computer under the category Dana's Inspiration (which I have linked for your convenience).  The edges were distressed, and faux stitching was added. I painted Lady Kathleen's gown in Twinkling H2O's, and chalked her skin and hat, and popped her up on foam dots.


Needless to say an evening in Paris would not be complete without feathers and bling.

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Thank you for visiting, and any comments left are always greatly appreciated
May your day be blessed.

33 comments:

Lexie said...

This is just beautiful Maxine. You've done a great job colouring the image and the way you've displayed it is just perfect.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - congratulations on being a Guest Designer - love your card - the image is perfectly coloured and works so well with the Parisian theme! Fabulous my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Lynne K said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, Maxine! She's such an elegant lady, and you given her the perfect backdrop, as well as colouring her so beautifully. And yes, of course she needed the bling! Have a lovely day,

Lynne

Rea said...

Sweet card with lovely details. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Dana said...

Oh wow, this is soooo beautiful!! I love that vintage lady! Sandy is such an amazing artist and you've colored her so perfectly! Thanks so much for using my eiffel tower in such an amazing way!!
Hugs~
Dana

jimlynn said...

Beautiful image and gorgeous coloring. Just the right amount of bling on here too. Love it!
Lynn

Darlene said...

Oh my word, what a wonderful work of art you have here, Maxine! She is stunning, and your selection of Paris as a backdrop is perfectly suited to her!

Karen Letchworth said...

OOoo La la! How pretty, Maxine. This is so elegant and wonderful. Wow! Thanks for sharing this one in our challenge. What a beauty!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Mema's Crafts said...

This is beautiful and you have displayed your image perfectly with such elegance. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Lesia DT Member
http://memascrafts.blogspot.com

Christine said...

What a beautiful image and you really did her justice. I love your card!!!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maxine!
your card looks awesome. the Lady Katherine goes great with that background. Love the feathers too. A nice touch.
hugs Maz

Dawn Turley said...

Maxine... you have created the perfect background for this beautiful lady. This is awesome.

MiamiKel said...

Oh la lah! Maxine this is stunning and elegant! I have been blessed to visit Paris twice and I must say, thi sis an amazing representation of what it's like- gorgeous card!!xoxo

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. I love the glamorous image and the background scene looks wonderful
Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month
Sue xx

Elizabeth said...

REALLY LOVE this one Mum, beautiful!

Livert said...

Love your card.
Thanks for joining us at Kenny K`s Krafty Krew this week.

LIV.

Jennie said...

How pretty Maxine and LOVE the bling!

Scrapping Girl said...

You definitely need bling for an evening in Paris! Very pretty!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy challenges :) Michelle

Susan D said...

Love this image and the feathers are the perfect added touch! Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create.

Sharon said...

Great card, very elegant. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

Cynthia said...

Congrats on being Guest Designer, Maxine! This is a lovely creation. I adore this Victorian image and the bg is perfect.

KalySto said...

Such an elegant lady card!
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!!

Mette said...

Such a beautiful card! It's almost like being in Paris :-)
thank you for joining the challenge at Sketchy Colors! Good luck!
Hugs, Mette

Valou ALLARD said...

Very elegant card! so nice! thanks for playing with "Lacy Sunchine" this week! good luck!

Marilyn said...

Wow Maxine, this is a fab card... love the background and your image and how you've 'put it all together'. Really nice! Also, congrats on the GDT position.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a beautifully elegant card!

Gemiel said...

Maxine, I love this card!!!! Lady Katherine looks so elegant during her visit to Paris. The feathers, bling and corrugated paper set this off beautifully. Blessings!

Cathy A said...

Such an elegant card Maxine

Becky said...

Loving this card Maxine. Beautiful image.

JD said...

What a fabulous image, and you have made a great card with her...Very nicely done.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- she is stunning- love the image- beautifully colored- and love the amazing backdrop- the Parisian theme is just perfect- and how cool is the feather you added!

JenniferD said...

She is a Gorgeous Image! Love how you have used her in the Paris scene! Thanks for joining us at NMWC and hope you have a lovely Easter!

Amy said...

Ohhh, amazing. So much detailing here, I love the photo quality of the background, and the feathers around the lady!