2 August 2013

For an Elegant Lady...

Hi everyone and happy Friday! Well I need a long lie down. Having been called into work this week (not originally planned but definitely important) had headaches and a full blown migraine over a number of days during the last few weeks, the normal family life commitments to attend to, and various important DT commitments, commenting took something of a back seat. Consequently I had 155 comments to respond to!!! And they're done - phew! Staying on top of everything really is a challenge in itself and I can so understand why people have to opt out at times; when would any crafting get done otherwise?! Still I can sleep at some point tonight with a clear conscience (in part - there are gifts to finish off).


For now I thought it would be good to show you more detail of the card made for my wonderful friend Anne. My 'birthday twin' really deserved something special so it took ages to perfect.


This started with the glass beaded panel which had been given some random swipes of texture paste and was then misted with various inks.


The next element was the dripped UTEE, created as I experimented with dribbling the molten mixture over my craft mat, all 'Hels Sheridan like' (in my dreams! she is the undisputed queen of the melt pot).


Then there's some embossed card that had been covered in Picket Fence Stain before having a mix of Distress Paints and Inks added to it 'wrinkle free' fashion.


But what to put with these items? Nicecrane Designs came to the rescue yet again (Ignacio is a knight in shining armour you know:) with this beautiful image from the 'Ladies on Old Postcards' set. Do check it out as these images are in superb colours and are great for resizing too. And none of the quality is lost if you clear emboss them as I have done here.


She needed framing properly so this is one of my texture paste frames that has had a coat of Picket Fence Crackle Paint on it before gilding wax is rubbed in. Love those lace flowers and the inked lace trim which added horizontal balancing lines.


So there you have it. Anne was pleased so that made me happy, and I hope Ignacio likes how this one turned out. Do check out Anne's blog if you haven't before (has anyone else won the Tim Holtz tag challenge a staggering 3 times?!) and take a look at the huge range of digital images over at Nicecrane Designs. I've got a couple of new sets to play with so that is another priority over the coming days once some special items have been completed.
For now take care of yourselves and enjoy your weekend, hugs Jenny xxx

Just seen there is an 'Embossing' challenge over at Pan Pastel UK - entering this!

44 comments:

  1. Oh! My! Giddy! Aunt! how blooming marvelous is this??? I love it, I am not surprised Anne was delighted with it.
    Another Stunning "work of art".
    Have a great weekend, try to find some "ME Time"
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  2. Oh Wow! This is my type of card...really love vintage cards...so many neat details...so beautifully done!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comments!

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  3. She's very beautiful, what a wonderful card for a friend, I'm sure she will love it!

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  4. An absolute stunner Jenny! Such amazing detail and texture and really beautiful colours too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling that great and hope you get your needed lie down to recover.

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  5. Gorgeous card Jenny. That embossing folder is one of my favourites and vintage is always YUMMY! xxx Keren

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  6. Jenny, I know that Ann was thrilled to get your card. You know that cards usually look better in real life than in the pictures but I must say that your card is gorgeous in this picture. I would have loved to have seen the look on Anne's face when she opened your card up! You are the second person I have seen to use UTEE in an unusual way Really a gorgeous make Jenny!
    Sandy

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  7. WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous and your drips of UTEE fit in perfectly

    Sam xxx

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  8. Ah, thank you Jenny, you are a true star and a lovely friend. I have the advantage over everyone else here - I have this beautiful card in my possession. If it is at all possible, it is even more stunning in real life. It is a work of art!

    Sorry that you have been having headaches and a migraine, hope things slow down a bit for you and that you get some quality time to craft. Take care my friend. Big hugs, Anne x

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  9. I'm sorry to read that life hasn't run smoothly for you this past week. I do hope this weekend you have the opportunity to relax, whether that mean crafting or not but here's to you being free from a migraine attack - I can sympathise with you.
    Beautiful, elegant and completely gorgeous creation.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. A gorgeously stunning work of art - this is one that will be on Anne's mantelpiece long after her birthday is over. Love all the little details and techniques you've incorporated. Dripped UTEE - Hels would be proud :) Hope you make a quick recovery from what ails you ... there seems to be a lot of summer flu doing the rounds at the moment. Elizabeth xx

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  11. Yummy! I love that frame, the image and that beaded panel is gorgeous! So did you just drip away or did you attempt a pattern? Whatever, it is fabulous!

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  12. How beautiful Jenny :) you have been busy while I have been away
    Von ♥

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  13. Wow! This is gorgeous and so elegant! I love the frame and the lady inside! :) Your drippings are really cool too! :)

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  14. Oh Jenny! How absolutely divine! I hope you have a relaxing weekend!

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  15. Saw this card already on Anne's blog but it's great to get all the detail, it's an absolute beauty and I bet she loved it!!

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  16. Wonderful! Love everything you have done on this but the drops of Utee are breathtaking how you have added them

    Love Chrissie xx

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  17. Gorgeous!! I LOVE the image and the white flowers are magnificent.

    Your friend is going to love it!!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  18. I'm not surprised your friend Anne was thrilled with this it is absolutely gorgeous - so many textures and much loveliness. The image is beautiful as are all the tempting offerings at Nicecrane!! Hope you are feeling better now - migraines are no fun.

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  19. What a gorgeous card, love all the texture and your utee bits look amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

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  20. My goodness Jenny I do hope you are feeling better! I must commend you for your diligence in comment response..155? Sheesh, I struggle with 15! (I'm a bad bad blogger) Now to the situation at hand, where do I begin with this lovely make? I must say I am struck by the dribbled UTTEE... It reminds me of wax seals from the long forgotten days of hand written letters. Oh , and that frame, the picket fence crackle and wax gilding are so fantastic...it's like a frame from the Victorian era transported to modern day! I <3!!

    Amy*

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  21. I loved the dripped UTEE! I think it takes some kind of genius to drip it where you want it drip - so I think you're a genius. I bet your friend loved this!

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  22. I'm so sorry to hear you've been suffering the dreaded migraine, and it sounds as though you've really been under the cosh work-wise too. It is terrifying how comments and visits mount up if you miss only a few days... well done you on catching up!

    And a huge WOW for this stunning card - I've been examining all the amazing details for a while, and it's just fabulous - the glass beaded panel, the dribbles and that gorgeous frame. Brilliant, Jenny - now go and have that lie down!
    Alison xx

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  23. Hi I am coming from your blog's friend's Anne and there is where I saw your beauty...so much work and what a piece of art...so beautiful
    1st time visiting you
    bibiana

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  24. Beautiful card Jenny, love the image and the frame is gorgeous ! Dripping UTEE ? Now that sounds interesting, may need to get my melt pot out (and dust it off!). Hope you're on top of things now and your migraine has left you. Sue C x

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  25. Breathtaking, so many wonderful details.

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  26. Wow, wow and wow again Jenny. This is magnificent. The frame is perfect for that gorgeous image, the colours rich and vibrant and you have created the perfect layout. Love it.
    I hope you are free of your migraines now and feeling better. Will tell you about Maddies when I see you. So soon now yay.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  27. How lovely to see the detail, beautiful
    Rosie x

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  28. Love, love, love this!!!! So much to admire and the colors are delicious! A beautiful card.
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  29. You are not alone with all the commitments. I sometimes have to do the same thing and just focus on other things and let the emails go. Yes it bothers me too but we all understand, I feel for you. Your card is stunning and so artistic. I love what you did with this image. I also loved your previous creation too, I love your style!
    Hang in there and get better with your headaches
    Hugs Kelly

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  30. Sucha nice details on your card Jenny!
    Hope you get some rest soon...

    All the best, Alie:-)

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  31. Morning Jenny, WOW !! I wish that I was Anne, I would have loved to receive this 'work of Art'. Stunning image, and gorgeous frame, stunning 'everything' !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  32. Totally and absolutely beautiful Jenny.I hope you are feeling a little better. Take care of you!
    Hugs from Australia.

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  33. This is just so stunning with a wonderful design. Loving the shabby Victorian feel.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  34. Hi Jenny, beautiful card and I can tell a lot of time, thought and effort went in to it. I really like your UTEE drizzles, don't they add wonderful texture to the piece? Did a Melt Pot w/shop with HRH Hels in May - I'm ashamed to say my pot is STILL in its packaging - maybe this holidays... Hugs MMx p.s. thanks for the congrats re Tim tag - I was dead chuffed!

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  35. WOWlove your design and all elements you've lovely decorated. Really a masterpiece, love it!

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  36. Beautiful card and I hope you are feeling better today.

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  37. What a Play of ARt here, Jenny,,,Love your embossing,,,,,and the color combo,,,,so vintage, so chic, so elegant,,what a way yo use my pretty woman,,,,,my friend,,,,And I am fallin in lovw with these white roses......You are Rock,.......Jenny

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  38. O my word...Fabulous card Love all the fantastic elements... the framed image is gorgeous...the dripped UTEE is amazing... WOW....lOVE IT ALL..Hugs May x x x

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  39. Hope your hols are well and truly underway after something of a false start ! Love your fabulously textural card ! If Hels is the queen, then you are certainly the princess ! x

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  40. Wow Absolutely Beautiful Jenny. Hugs Rita. xxxx
    ps. Can you contact me please. xx

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  41. Wow! Not in the least surprised Anne loved this card - so much love has gone into it - it is beautiful. Sorry to hear about the migraines Buttons - its leaning over doing all the craft work you know! Take care of yourself Cxx

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  42. What a stunning card! Love it very much! Love the frame and the lady in it to! I'm sure Anne will love it! Hope things will calm down soon! Hugs, Sandra

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  43. So sorry you've been feeling badly! No fun! You wouldn't know it with this gorgeous piece! Love all the many techniques! The melted ornate piece is amazing! Love the lady too!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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