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

11 comments:

  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

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  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

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

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

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  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!

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  6. Hi Gail...you 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

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

    Sylv xx

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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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