Wednesday, 15 October 2014

What's Your Style?

Hello.  Welcome.  It was a gorgeous day today.  Only 2°C when I got up but blue skies and sunshine, when it cleared the mountains LOL.  So glad I picked the pumpkins and tomatoes the other day, although there are still a few tomatoes hanging in the greenhouse.  Hopefully they are still usable.  

As this card came together it made me reflect on styles.  I say my style is simple and rarely clean.  I have problems with Steampunk, am not sure I know Grunge if you wave it at me and tremble to my toes at the mention of Art Nouveau.  But with the help of a gorgeous stamp from Flonzcraft I think I may have cracked it.  I loved the elegance of this silhouette and might have finally managed an Art Nouveau style card to be proud of.  Well, I like it.  All comments gratefully received.   

I started by stamping Flonzcraft's Girl With Dog onto orange card.  Using a piece of black card I cut the aperture using Cheery Lynn Spring Flower Burst Doily Angel Wing.  Then I cut two Cheery Lynn Southern Charm Valance's.  I backed the cuts with some ribbon and put them back in the negative spaces.  The Spring Flower Burst doily was cut up and placed behind the aperture.  I mounted the panel on a black base card.  

I think it maybe needs a bit of orange something as a frame around the aperture but I am a bit wary of screwing it up since I am pretty happy with this look.  I was thinking glitter, which is always a bit of a one shot option.  Maybe I will see if I can get some orange rhinestones.  What do you think??

My black and orange beauty is joining the fun at

Thanks for dropping by.  Off to get me a hot chocolate.  Hugz


  1. Great minds Gail, I too used this stamp yet how very different our creation look. Yours has such a depth of warmth and colour and is a delight.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  2. Stunning card Gail and love how you managed to achieve so much depth. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  3. A stunning silhouette card, its a super image. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  4. Talk about high fashion, you have certainly nailed this, Gail!

  5. Gorgeous fall scene! I love the silhouette image and how you used the colors to showcased it! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Color Coordinates” Challenge!

  6. Hi have most definitely mastered the Art Nouveau style with class. The colours really caught my eye.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  7. Love the stamped image and the beautiful frame which draws your eye into the scene.

    Sylv xx

  8. Not sure it's grungy enough for Steampunk, this one is too classy and gorgeous! But it's definitely Art Nouveau...

  9. Wow I love the spotlight effect you have done with this card. You have also given the southern valance a whole new look . Great choice of die to use. Love it. Thanks for taking part in our Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of Luck to you.

  10. Wow, this is so gorgeous. I love how you created the opening and then framed it in. Just stunning! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  11. Great card , I love it , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month, Fran (DT) xxx


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