Saturday, 23 October 2010

Elegant Ladies from Elusive Images


Elusive Images have 3 new stamps plates featuring Elegant Ladies. I'm one of the very lucky people to be on their design team and honoured to be able to work/play with them making samples.
When I recieve new stamps I usually stamp the images in black and then look at them for a night or two waiting for inspiration to arrive. Not with these stamps. I new exactly what I wanted to do.
We are all guilty of having an enormous stash of goodies hidden away from prying eyes. So out came my large bag of fantasy fibres and large tub of flat back gems.
Stamp the image of the lady from the Portrait of a Lady on to white card and colour her face, neck and arms with copic E50 and add shade with E51. Carefully go to the cupboard that stores the iron YES the iron and turn it on (if you like me find it difficult to turn it on). Ink up the stamp again with a permanent black inkpad and lay the fantasy fibre over the stamp. Lay non stick baking paper over the fantasy fibre and press the iron on. Make sure you turn off the steam. The black of the ink will start to show through to the baking paper. Trim the dress and glue onto the lady that has had the face coloured.
For the background shade the bottom third with green and the top two thirds with blue. Stamp trees from the Essence of Nature stamp plate with Memento London Fog and Adirondack Citrus green so they blend with the background.
Cut a paper arch shape as a template. Ink up the borders from the Portrait of a Lady and Belle of the ball with pink ink and stamp around the arch. Place flat back gems at random on the arch. Place the lady in front of the arch. Add a bow and finish by layering onto black and magenta card.

Pop over to see what the other girls from the design team have been creating. The links are on the side of my blog.
Thanks for popping by
Debbie

3 comments:

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is such a pretty card Debbie, I love the colours that you have used. The arch is a really clever idea, and so versatile for other themes too, like weddings etc. The dress is gorgeous, and a fabulous colour. I love the background that you have created, it's really summery. Judith xx

craftimamma said...

I agree with Judith this card is so pretty and feminine. Using the fibre for the dress is a fab idea and works beautifully.

Hugs
Lesley xx

l.tuck said...

I saw your card at the open day and wondered how you did that arch - your card is beautiful. Thanks for telling us how you did it. x Lavinia