Friday, 27 November 2009

Vintage Lady 2

Truly Scrumptious challenge 21 is a lovely sketch this week, but have to admit it really stretched my imagination.




I wanted to do a side opening A5 and had a job to arrange the elements to fit this size.
I hope what I have done is acceptable for the challenge.



I made the decision re the BP's fairly quickly....for a change....but then wasn't satisfied with the image. First I printed it on a parchment type paper...no, didn't like it...next on to photo paper....decided this was too small...so printed a larger one. The 2 reject images are under this final one but I'll keep that a secret.
I spent ages last night making two scrunched flowers then didn't like them...so settled for these lovely blossoms from Wild Orchid.
I changed my mind re the ribbon as well...burgundy was my first choice but the card looked too drab so went for the green.

When it was finished I had a 'funny turn' and decided to make a bag thingy to put it in...it is going to be given to the birthday lady at her party tomorrow, so no posting involved.
It would have fitted in an envelope, albeit a lumpy fit...but NO, I do things the hard way. This must have taken over an hour to make. It is made from 2 sheets of silver mirri card so is actually shiny and not matt gray



The image is another from Art Creations that was posted for a challenge some time ago. The flourish I made last week and is glamour dusted.

Thank you for visiting. I do hope you'll call in again.

x

8 comments:

Chrissie said...

Just gorgeous again Irene!
Can you PLEASE STOP making these vintage images, as every time I see them I want to copy the idea and I just haven't got time!
Seriously love that bag too (do I assume your Mojo may have returned?)

Liz said...

Stunning Really really beautiful My fave Vintage LOVE it and this is really nicely made

Liz xx

Beryl (bik59) said...

This is absolutely stunning Irene, I love the image and the bag just finishes it off perfectly
Beryl x

Sharon said...

Wow, this is stunning. What a fabulous image and I love your interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining in our Truly Scrumptious challenge.

Rica said...

Another beauty Irene. Gorgeous image, wonderful colours and simply stunning embellishments on both the card and the envelope.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at TS.
hugs Heather xx

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Irene, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Beth said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card, I love the vintage style but never seem to manage it myself! Thanks for joining in with the TS challenge!

Love Beth xx

Mina said...

wow I love this Irene, such a fantastic image and I love the slipcover you made for it...thank you for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx