Tuesday 1 February 2011

Portrait of a Lady

Well, I hope you are all keeping warm just now.  I've been perished nearly all day and taking the dog for a walk was not pleasant.  There wasn't much of a wind but the windchill was awful.  I really could have done with a ski mask, Lol!  I can't imagine how daft I would have looked though.

Anyway, as I've not been making anything I can show you this past week or so I thought I'd share a card I made for the Elusive Images DT last year.  I used stamps from an A5 set called Portrait of a Lady together with a bird and branch and the Let Your Heart Sing set and the words from Sing Your Song set.

I also used some Artylicious papers for the punched border, flower and the lady's dress which I stamped, embossed and cut out.  For the bird and branch and words I inked up the stamps with Cats Eye chalk inks choosing specific colours for specific parts of the images.

I'll probably share a few more of last year's DT makes till I can  get Jenna's wedding stuff done but I'm having fun with it all now.  I'm also working on new DT designs so I'm pretty busy in the wings at the moment.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow is a tad warmer although my OH said that wet, windy but milder weather is on the way.  I can do without the wet and windy bit, Lol!  Stay warm and well everyone and thanks for visiting.

Warm hugs
Lesley  Xx


Suzanne C said...

Keep warm. :) I take the dogs out and say do your business so we can get back inside and get warm! LOL! Lovely project. Glad you are sharing your DT work. Love the beautiful dress you created for the lady and the bird and branch are so soft and pretty!

Anonymous said...

how pretty...great LO and mix of stamp sets.Hope todays walk is a warmer one...its blooming cold here this morning.

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Lesley, beautiful card I love the colours you have chosen and those stamps work well together. Lookforward to seeing some more cards. Hope your feeling warmer today.Hugs x ChrisB

Aquarius said...

A lovely card and the colour is delicate. I'm with you on this wind chill weather - hate it but nothing we can do about it is there.

veronica said...

Lovely card Lesley - glad the wedding preparations are going well! Look forward to seeing the new DT stuff.........Like you, hoping the wind drops soon, it is perishing here too.

Suzi B said...

Great to see your work, as always Lesley, lovely stuff.
keep yer thermals handy for those chilly walks! lol
Sue b x

Suzi B said...

I have something for you on mt blog :)

Anonymous said...

simply stunning. i love that dress
I also just wanted to let you know i have a shabby chic freebie collage sheet for today only then it will be gone. please pop by if you would like it.
Have a lovely day
Hugs June x

Lynne K said...

This is very elegant, Lesley, and lovely colours. I do like those EI ladies.

Yes, some nice warm weather would be appreciated, but at least the nights are getting noticeably lighter now! xx

Sally H said...

Wonderful, Lesley! I love those birds! The sun was a welcome change today. Must have been warmer here because the children were asking to take their coats off during afternoon playtime!

Beryl said...

So gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us. Lovely images and design.
Beryl xx

Gina said...

Hi Lesley,

I love all of those lady stamps you can do such a lot with the dressess.

Oh, and I love the border,
and the flower,and the bird stamp.

Really looking forward to seeing the new designs.

Gina x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card as always Lesley!!

Wish I had your patience. i like things done yesterday, but I am getting better at slowing down LOL!!!



ikki said...

Hi, how good to have you posting again - love your card, the stamps,colours and layout are a great combo. Hope the weather is improving your way. ikki

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get here.

I finally feel like I am back to my old self again and am busy on "catch up" duties.

Can't wait to get my repaired laptop back .. .. it seems to take for ever to comment on the old computer and some of the keys are in a different place .. .. which doesn't help.

There is like an extra row on the keyboard and every time I try to hold down what I think is the shift key it thinks I want to print!! Grrr!!!

Anyway, I am pleased you are in mega production mode and that all is going to plan.

Love your card ... especially the little bird on the branch.

Beautiful colours.

Take care matie.

Love Jules xx