Thursday, 27 August 2009

Just a card - The Blue Lady

I was browsing through a CD I bought years ago of Victorian images, looking for something to inspire me - and came across this one. I have always loved this picture and decided I would try and make a card out of it.

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I inked and stamped a background first to mat it on.

I very very carefully, using a toothpick and glue, added some glitter to highlight her heavily embroidered gold layer of gown - around the neckline and hem. That took ages to do, but it 'real life' it really lifts it and gives it a rich texture, and accentuates and adds weight to her heavy gown.

It's only a simple card - but I just love the image. I might print her on to material.

My next foray into the 'arty crafty' world is to try and make a bag.........
it will take some time I am sure - so don't expect any posts about it real soon.

My project today is to process a carrier bag full of French beans - which I picked from my allotment - to freeze for the winter!

8 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Lovely piece of work, the glittering really does show and lifts as you say.

Paula said...

what a fab idea to add the glitter...it really does give it a lift.
Look forward to seeing your new foray into bag making!

Have fun with the beans lol

Momiji said...

beautiful card ..great background colour ...

Sally H said...

stunningly beautiful! Gorgeous image and great choice of background x

sam21ski said...

Lovely card Lottie xxxx

LazyKay said...

Beautiful image you've chosen. She looks quite secretive as if she's off to meet her paramour!

xxxxxxxx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Its good for the soul to make a straight forward card...especially one with such a beautiful image as this.

Lesley Edmonds said...

This is beautiful!
Lesley