Friday 6 August 2010

Perfumed Peacock Lady.

As promised yesterday, I'm back today to show you another of my cards for the Elusive Images Design Team application.  I particularly wanted to use a set of stamps which was only released just before our applications had to be in but they were something a bit different for me so presented a bit of a challenge as to what to do with them.  I do hope you like the end result.

I decided to create what could perhaps be part of a lady's dressing room with the table holding my lady's perfume bottles and a mirror and with shelves either side on the 'wall'.

To keep everything in proportion, I wanted the perfume bottles smaller so I stamped and coloured them onto shrink plastic and was really pleased when they shrank to the perfect size.

I stamped one of the bottles onto card and deliberately cut the stopper off when I cut it out so that I could use it as a vase on the floor and I took a peacock feather stamp from one of the peacock sets and cut the image out to place in the vase.  I attached some of the images with foam pads to give some added dimension.  The partial quote in the mirror is from another Elusive Images set of stamps. One of the things I like about EI stamps is their ability to mix from one set to another.  I used 'wallpaper' from my Graphicus Guild pack (but it's also on the Artylicious Peacock Summer Party cds).

I had used an 8" x 8" card base but folded the front back before fixing the actual front of the card.  I then needed a lady for the dressing room and the perfect one is to be found on another of the EI Peacock range of stamp sets.  I coloured her in tones to match the lovely Artylicious paper and layered her onto matching card before fixing her on the inside of the card.

I hope you like this card and as always, thankyou for visiting.  Please leave a comment if you have time as I really appreciate them and love to visit everyone back.


Phree said...

Wow Lesley, that a stunning card, love the way you have combined all the different stamp to creat one harmonious scene!

Val said...

Oh yummy, stunning, beautiful. I adore the subtle colours and the way you have put this together.

What have you used to colour?


Debbie Dolphin said...

Absolutely stunning lesley. Your such a clever lady
love debbie xxx

Debbie said...

Hi Lesley. This is such an elegant card. I love it. You have put such alot of thought into it. Thanks for the talk through of how you've made the card, it's very well done. Debbie M

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is really beautiful Lesley, gorgeous colours. I have the Peacock Lady, and haven't used her, but she goes perfectly with the Boudoir Stamp set, lovely idea. It's a really classy card, very elegant. Judith xx

PinksyDoodles said...

This is stunning Lesley.
Clare x

Elaine said...

A beautiful card Lesley, I love EI peacock stamps and they do mix and match so well as you say. I have that perfume bottle set an I haven't used them myself yet either.

A worthy card from a DT member!!

Elaine xx

Lynne K said...

Wonderful card, Lesley! So imaginative and creative. I love it! xx

veronica said...

lovely subtle card Lesley - love the way you made stampbord pictures too

ikki said...

Wow, Lesley, this is a stunner! Great creativity, supa dupa crafting. Look forward to seeing more, and more....ikki

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Lesley! Even the title od the post conjours up such such wonderful images and you certainly didn't disappoint!



themessycraftroom said...

Lesley this is a real stunner of a card. So elegant a great mix of all the stamps. x ChrisB

Janet said...

A very different card, beautifully made.

Janet xx

Gina R said...

I love those peacock series stamps - I've got them all and the CD - they are so versatile aren't they? You've brought they different ranges together beautifully and the jar on the floor is inspired.
Gina R x

Suzanne C said...

Ohh.... I really like what you have done with this! The image out side and the fancy dressing area all work so beautifully together! The shrinky dink what a brilliant idea!!!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What a beautiful creation .. .. gorgeous both inside and out.

I love the colours you have chosen and the lovely little scene you have set.

Enjoy your weekend.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lesley,
Love some of the ideas you've had in making this card. It probably looks even better in real life rather than on the computer, with the dimension and different textures.

Love Kate x

Isabelle Norris said...

This is stunning and elegant Lesley !! love it
isa xx

debra said...

Hi Lesley

Yes i am back after a difficult time. Thanks for the advise and no i didn't save (dum dum) best give that a go then (lol)
ps love the elegant peacock card exquisit
hugs Debbie

Anonymous said...

I thought I commented on this, but I bet I didn't do the word verification. Anyway, I came back to have another peek at it, because of this: I Love the simple classy black and white. I was sneeking another peek because I think I could stand a lesson in stark colours.

brenda said...

Hi Lesley

A mad catch up round blogland, the worse part of holidays.

A little bird - must be the same one I think, she does a lot of tweeting -told me you had joined Elusive Images DT, well done and enjoy.