Friday 22 October 2010

Elusive Images Elegant Ladies

Last month for our Elusive Images Design Team submissions we were sent some beautiful stamp sets which each featured an elegant lady dressed in a gorgeous gown and these stamps were supported by lots of wonderful chandaliers, candelabra, fancy corners and others.  There are three A5 sets in all and as well as being beautiful, there are some really useful and versatile stamps on each plate.  We are all agreed on the Design Team that many of them would make beautiful Wedding Stationery or cards for the Bride, her Mother or the Bridesmaids. 

For one of my submissions I decided to make something a little different from a card by decorating a little (6" x 6") wooden frame I picked up for £1.

I used  stamps from all three of the lady sets together with stamps from Fancy Mandalas UA4SP0172 AND Diamante Delights UA4SP0192 to make the Grungepaper flower and leaves and Artistic Affirmations (another fab new set) UA4GW0343 for the word (which could also be a name).  I thought the bottom of the chandelier stamp I used at the top of the frame looked like a lovely beaded curtain edging.  I used various colouring mediums, including Studio Semi Gloss Paint, Ranger Dabbers, Viva Precious Metal Paint, Ranger Crackle Paint and last but not least Distress Inks.

The frame itself had glass in the aperture but I took it out and replaced it with a painted and stamped chipboard square.

I really enjoyed myself making this little frame and the stamps worked so well.

If you would like to see all three sets of stamps and our three 'divas' in all their glory, click on the Elusive Images DT logo in my sidebar which will take you to the DT blog.  The stamps are all on display together with details on how you could perhaps WIN them so it's well worth popping over there.  You will also find links to my DT buddies where you can have a look at the beautiful creations they have made with these new stamps.

Thanks for dropping by  today and have a lovely weekend everyone.  I'm off to my Daughter's today to have more Wedding Discussions.  Blimey, things didn't seem half as complicated to organise when my Hubby and I got married nearly 38 years ago, Lol!

Lesley  Xx



Suzanne C said...

Beautiful frame and lovely image. Love the crackling on the frame. Enjoy the wedding plans! :)

Love crafts forever said...

This is really gorgeous. Hugs, Nataliya.

Anonymous said...

Oh, neat!
I have seriously never thought of doing even the remotest thing to one of my frames before I put one of my wierdy paintings inside of it... I know I will now! I am on a mission to 'beautify' my existing frames.

Karin said...

So lovely card and a great design. Love those stams (",)
hugs from Karin

Aquarius said...

This frame is beautiful and would make a lovely gift - great work!!

Suzi B said...

Lovely frame... I will just have to have a go with aframe!

Phree said...

Stunning work Lesley.

Janet said...

This is lovely, Lesley. You have turned something very ordinary into something very special. I like the way you have used part of the stamp to make the lovely beaded edging.

Janet xx

veronica said...

lovely idea Lesley - love your beaded curtain effect

Anonymous said...

gorgeous frame,love the stamping and the flower gives it balance.

judith@poppy cottage said...

I love the 3D nature of this piece, the flower is gorgeous, and the 'fringing' across the top is lovely. The colours are a fabulous blend, and it's such a great project. Judith xx

Beryl said...

Thank you for bringing these fab new stamps to my attention. Your frame is gorgeous - wouldn't mind having a go at something like that myself. Will have to add this page to my 'inspirations' folder.
Beryl xx

Val said...

A stunning piece of work. Looks like these stamps are going to jump into my shopping bag!


G Peplow said...

Gorgeous frame, love the crackle paint and all the beautiful detailed stamps. Lovely :0) xx

Von said...

The frame is stunning :)

Maya said...

Ohhhh my!!
This is gorgeous!!
Love all the stamped details and such a gorgeous image!
Hugs from Maya

Beryl said...

Hi Lesley,
Thanks for the heads re results of the draw in the IE blog. Can't believe how lucky I am to be getting these gorgeous stamps.
Thsanks for your kind comments on my work too.
Beryl xx

Michelle said...

Hi Lesley
Thanks so much for your lovely comments, just popped on to say hi and see what new stuff you've been making. This is totally stunning! love the stamps and I recognise that frame - did it come from my facorite shop I wonder?
Your work just gets better and better.
Much love
x Michelle

Michelle said...

Hi Lesley
Just popped over to say thanks for your kind words and support ( and to see what you've been up to) Had another look at this piece while I was here, it's so striking, I love how you've used the stamps around the edge. I've had something planned for over a year now, bubbling away in my sleepless brain and this idea would really work well with what I have planned. Do you mind if I use it. wont be till after christmas because it is something just for myself. How rarely we women do that eh!
Much love