Monday, 23 March 2015

Bows and Blossoms

I had the perfect vintage photo of this little girl with an enormous bow and decided shabby chic would be the most sympathetic treatment I could give it. And although I love this style, I find it incredibly difficult so I thought this would be a good time to try and improve!

I framed my image with a Dandelion head (Lavinia stamps set) inked with pens, added some heart gems and fabric flowers and affixed the panel with 3D pads. The clear stamp is easy to mould into a curve on the acrylic block to give it the shape you want.

The papers are designed by Melissa Frances, as is the lace. I added a doily and a ribbon bow, since this photo is all about the bow!

I feel I am several layers short of shabby but I wracked my brain and couldn't come up with anything. It's like working against the grain... for some reason I can't do it.
Try and try again...
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  1. Love the framing of the image Christine and all the paper layering. Looks good to me.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. A gorgeous Vintage make Christine, she really is the sweetest of images.

    B x

  3. What a lovely idea, the dandelion heads frame the picture perfectly. Thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck. Kx DT member

  4. How creative using the Stamp as a frame..... I just love the vintage feel to this ..... Thank you so much for entering into the Lavinia Challenge and Good Luck xxx

  5. Me again Christine, must learn to read properly because I totally missed you had shared this with us at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  6. Gorgeous vintage card Christine. The frame stamp works so well with the vintage image and all the coloured layers look great with the black and white photo.
    Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again next month with another of your lovely creations.
    Good luck in our prize draw.


  7. What a great idea to use the dandelions to make a frame, fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us at Lavinia Stamps, good luck! Wendy (DT) xx

  8. Tiens.. Je croyais pourtant t'avoir laissé un com' sur celle-ci. Je la trouve superbe cette carte!!! Bises

  9. Lovely card, beautifully made.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Blossoms & Bows' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  10. Gorgeous image and vintagecard. Thanks for joining LLC for our March challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts