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Monday, 20 February 2012

Victorian Romance.

Victorian Romance   at    Make My Monday  
 Don't forget Marianne design is sponsoring Make My Monday this month with a fabulous prise.

 I've taken my inspiration from the Victorians love of opulence and clutter :o)

I based the colour scheme on the  Bo Bunny DP and  the photograph which is from the Joanna Sheen's Victorian Companion  Triple CD .

The roses, leaf and you can just see part of flower under the roses are made from the same double sided  paper  ( it's more like card I was a bit cack handed rolling the roses )  using Marianne Creatable Dies.
The roses have been dipped in Versamark and embossed with gold as have the leaf and flower. The edges of the main image and the DP have also been embossed in the same way.

I made a fan by concertina folding half a small doyley, coloured by dabbing  Adirondack (clover) ink with a soft brush. I then embossed the edges with gold EP.  my intention was to put the fan in the left corner of the card ( where it is ) but I didn't want to cover the lovely  graphics on the DP. I therefore cut with a craft knife around the "flower" and slipped the fan behind it... had to trim the fan down quite a bit. :o).The little white flower was a find at the Indoor Market in Crewe. I swiped  Versamark across it and embossed with gold EP.

The  wooden heart started life like this. I bought a box of ten from Tesco... new theyed come in handy.. like we do :o) Mind you we then go and forget what we've got... well I do

It ended up like this after lots of gold embossing which didn't really cover the red...  no idea why I didn't paint it gold first!  then I remembered  I had some of Debbie Moore's Metal Magic and that did the trick. Whilst the Metal Magic was still molten I stamped into it with a  heart stamp  from Chocolate Baroque

  Enjoy your day
take care
 xx suzi b xx
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craftimamma said...

This is gorgeous Sue. Very opulent and lavishly embellished. Love the altered heart (yup, I have loads of stash like that which I completely forget about when I'm making stuff) and all the gold embossing. You've hit the atmosphere spot on.

Lesley Xx

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous card Suzi, love how you have embossed all the edges. Also love your embossed heart. Hugs x ChrisB

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous Suzi - gorgeous colours and your altered heart looks so stylish - love how it hangs from the ribbon - Jacqueline xx

Nigel said...

Very elegant and vintage :)

Netty said...

Most definitely a very opulent and beautiful card Suzi, x

Aquarius said...

Wonderful victorian look to this card - my JS victorian CD hasn't seen the light of day for ages!!

Val said...

Fabulous - this is really sumptuous.

Fliss said...

A gorgeously vintage card Sue. The image is really lovely and the heart is just stunning.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Valerie said...

Gorgeous vintage card Suzi, love all the gold embossing and the little bits of lace. so many things to look at, I love it!
Val x

Dawn said...

Very creative card! Love it! Thank you for joining in at Creative Mondays!

Mynnette said...

I am LOVING the blue and yellow--this is so gorgeous! :) LOVE your image and your stick pins! :)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A gorgeous shabby vintage card...gorgeous!

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Vintage" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon

Hugs Shaz x

Basslady said...

a gorgeous creation with awesome details!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Wendy said...

I love this and love your style x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The most gorgeous details that bring this all together to tell a story of love.
Adore this.

Debbie said...

Beautiful vintage card. Love the embellishments too.Thanks for joining in at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x