Thursday, January 21, 2010

Victorian Violets

Well it's another Flourishes Friday which I always love to say.  Today on the Flourishes Newsletter, Cindy is showcasing some beautiful ways to give a card a vintage - victorian look to it.  I know she'll have some beautiful things to show you, so you'll want to hop over there in a minute and take a look.  I wanted to play along today, so here it is....


What makes a design Victorian/Vintage?  I think it has a lot to do with color - most Victorian creations have muted tones and subtle patterns.  And with embellishments too, lots of laces, ribbons, ornate embellies.  So that's where I went with this card.  These beautiful Violets are colored with Prismacolor pencils and a blending stump.  Then I cut out my image with a Labels Four Nestie and gave it some Orchid Opulance sponging on the edges.  I accented this image with the Lattice Pendant,  with some new Looped Ribbon behind, and sewed the base together with a zig zag stitch then I sponged the edges to give it an aged appearance (this is new Basic Grey Nook and Pantry paper).  I added a small section of Basic Grey Euphoria with a Eyelet Border punch edge and added the crochet ribbon threaded with Satin Ribbon and a gorgeous Finishing Touches Brad



Yum!  Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow :)

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Sweet Violets;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel;  Paper:  Confetti Cream, Orchid Opulance, Basic Grey Nook and Pantry, Euphoria DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Four Nestabilities, Lattice Pendant Die, Eyelet Scallop Border Punch, Crochet Ribbon, Satin Ribbon, Loop Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Bow Easy, Copper Finishing Touches Brad, dimensionals, sponge, Prismacolor Pencils, Blending stump, BG 1/2 Pearls

23 comments:

Anneke klerks said...

BEAUTYFUL!!!!!!!!!!

anneke

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhhh my worrrrrrrrd, I'm in LOVE with this card!!....ahhhhh, purples, crocheted lace, sewing....STUNNING!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Christine!! I just love your colors and all the elegance!! It looks stunning with the lace, sewing and all the dies you used!!
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Christine this is stunning! I love the lace! Lace always works great for victorian feel and vintage feel! Your sewing and bg are perfect as well! Yummy!!!!

NancyK said...

Oh my - the details on your card are so lovely. Using the violets image is perfect for the vintage look!

Jerri Kay said...

Perfectly stunning Christine, I love that stamp!!! The lace is beautiful, love the SB dies you chose for this design, just gorgeous!

Annette said...

This is just beautiful, such gorgeous colouring, such beautiful embellishments, very Victorian!!! So love your Quilted Noah's Ark card just wonderful, love your story too, if only we knew then what we have know now, take careX:)

Crystal said...

Stunning!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is so fresh and beautiful. I like the lace, pendant bg and your violets just look fabulous.

Joanne Travis said...

You've captured the vintage feel so beautifully!! I love the violets, your coloring is really superb. A very lovely card, Christine!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, what a fabulous card...I am all over Vintage and this card is just that....beautiful Vintage art!! I see you've kept that sewingmachine out ;D....amazing way of attaching this gorgeous DP. And that lace, awesome...every detail on this card is PERFECT!!!! Love it!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Marisa said...

Beautifully done, Christine.

Dawn B. said...

This is really pretty Christine. I have always loved this Flourish image. It is my favorite. Your sewing is remarkable.. I never think to stitch on my card.. Great job.

Deborah Saaranen said...

SO beautiful...so romantic...so fabulous! Wow--this is one sweet design Christine!

Gloria said...

Just exquisite. I love the colours and that stamp!

Leslie Miller said...

Ooooooh, this is very Victorian, and beautifully so, Christine! Love all these feminine touches. I feel like I've stepped right back into another century!

Julie Koerber said...

Absolutely stunning Christine!!!

leenda said...

L-O-V-E-L-Y!!

Danni said...

Oh so gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love your coloring! So many pretty details :)

Pam said...

Love this card!!!!!!!

Rose Ann said...

Your violets look amazing...and I love your lace and pretty brad too!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, do I love this! Actually, I had a dream of violets last night. (I must have seen these here!)I dreamt I was attempting to do all of the shading, step by step-all night to the leaves.

Your real version is so much better than my "I'm going to try this out in my dream" wake up with cramped hands version. LOL

You inspire me. This is so beautiful!!!!!!!!! Thank you for showing the Vintage/Victorian look for us, too!

He IS Able,
Traci S.