Thursday, 27 September 2012

Isn't She Lovely

Hello everyone, it seems like Autumn has appeared and hope you're all OK in this rather wet, windy and chilly weather we have in the UK at the moment. Don't know about you but I'm wearing layers of woollies already!
It's my turn today over at the Studio 12 Creative Team and I have a piece of artwork to show you that the Picknix Collection 2 CD - Gingerbread Twist is not just for Christmas as you'll see from my creation below.

I wanted to make something to give as a gift to a family member featuring my favourite vintage photo of my much missed Mum taken around 1950 when she was 21 years of age. I printed the photo out on to canvas for a soft look to the gorgeous sepia tones.
I printed out the soft beige holly paper together with the stunning heart and lace embellishments on antique beige parchment card for a soft textured effect and you'd never guess when printed that it is actually Christmas paper.
I cut the paper to fit the chipboard and distressed the edges with my new favourite craft tool - an emery board. This gives a lovely rolled edge perfect for inking and is easier to control than a sanding block.
I then cut out the embellishments and inked them with beige and brown inks to add to the vintage effect. I layered the lace on to the base with some brown gingham ribbon peeping through underneath some a touch of stronger colour.
I die cut a panel from a scrap of the lovely gingery polka dot paper from the CD and added the trimmed photo. I stamped an embellishment from the top on a further scrap of the same paper with my favourite flourish stamp from the Daisy Doodles stamp set (worth a look for the great variety of images in the set) and embossed it with Ranger Weathered Wood embossing powder before cutting it out. As you can see, stamping it on the same paper makes it look part of the panel really well.
I added the inked heart and some vintage buttons from my collection tied with cream embroidery floss.

Have a great day and keep warm.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my wall panel:
Crazy Amigos Challenge - Anything But A Card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Suzi B said...

Yes she is lovely Fliss as is this gorgeous card your family member will be delighted.
suzi b xx

brenda said...

What a lovely way to remember your Mum Fliss and the colours are so in keeping with the era.

Not sure if I said before, seem to be all of a muddle still, so in case not, I wanted to thank you for your kind words of support at the weekend.

B x

Brenda Brown said...

This is gorgeous Fliss, beautifully designed, beautifully made and a real family treasure. The photo of your Mum printed on canvas is perfect.
Hope you have a creative run up to the weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Buttons said...

This really caught my eye Fliss. Love the colour choices and the layering of gingham and lace. Hugs, Buttons x

Ephemera said...

How beautiful is your delightful vintage card, such a lovely idea and such a gorgeous photo of your Mum, you look very similar. xx

craftattack said...

This is a beautiful piece, and a lovely tribute to your Mum! Hugs, Valerie

Sue said...

She is lovely, stunning and sophisticated.
They don't make women like that any more....sheer movie star gorgeousness in everyday life:)

Happy Days said...

She's more than lovely Fliss, she's stunning! What a fantastic layout too. x

Sandi's Samples said...

What a lovely gift! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon!