Friday, September 20, 2013

Victorian Lady with Feathers


I made this card the other day using The Victorian Ladies Stamp set from Kiwistamping - a local firm whom I blame for my stamping addiction.

The image was stamped with espresso ink, and coloured with chalks before being fussy cut. It was mounted with foam dots over a panel of patterned paper that had been embossed with the sizzex square lattice embossing folder that had Desert Sand ink rubbed over it.

The sentiment was gold embossed onto a semi circular scrap that was sitting on my desk.  Both the pieces of dp were off-cuts from another project.

The card was assembled onto a deep pink base, and lace and pearls added as embellishments.  The feathers were the final touch and really made the card 'come to life' as it were.

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Lovely Linda said...

Such pretty details Maxine - love the embossed background and the gorgeous lace - they work well with this vintage lady! {{{hugs}}}

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Love that gold embossing and of course the beautiful and fun feathers.

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful! Your card is so vintage-ly inspired - it has all the touches to match the era and you've captured the look wonderfully! Blessings!

Dawn T said...

totally elegant Maxine. One beautiful card.

Јасна said...

Beautiful card, Maxine!
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Anonymous said...

This is so pretty, in fact it is delightful.
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Cindy Groh said...

Nice. I love that you colored the lady in with chalks. Perfect for our chalk challenge at Chalk Ah Lot. Feathers seem to be very "in" right now. Yours are lovely.

Kay Wallace said...

What an absolutely amazing card, Maxine! Love all the vintage detail.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love the vintage-ness and the feathers are da bomb!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, very elegant looking with the feather and pearls. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

Unknown said...

Vogue has nothing o this card. It is so IN. Aren't you stepping out of the comfort zone?
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Diane said...

Wonderful Victorian lady design.

Regards diane

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card - love the feathers.
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Terri said...

You have a lovely and vibrant blog. What a great card too! I do like that stamp, but the best part of your design is the color. You really do make the very best of it. I love how you used the two feathers. Beautiful card!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card, love those feathers!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

JD/ Jill said...

Really like the victorian lady image and what you have done with her. I have victorian lady stamps that I have not inked up yet...You have inspired me!

Andreja L. said...

True romantics :-))
Beautiful card you made and you use a very nice image! Good job!
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Hugs, Andreja

Keti's Projects said...

Lovely romantic card. Thanks for playing with us @ Izazovi i sladkiši.

Hugs, Keti (DT)

Carole said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us @ Totally Papercrafts this week.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card and fab use of chalks on this card. Thank you for sharing with us this month at Chalk N Stock and good luck. Hugs