Monday, 27 April 2009

Timeless Beauty


Created for the Crazy Amigos Challenge where the theme is Colourful Vintage. I started off by tearing old book pages and attaching them to matt cardstock. I then painted over these with a thin layer of gesso. Next, I sprayed the pages with Cosmic Shimmer in Lava Red and Aqua, along with some sticky fingers spray in Buttercup. I added a little more gesso, and a little more of the sprays until I was happy with the colour, then stamped over the piece with a text stamp (due to the fact that I had covered up most of the text on the old book pages I started with). I added yet more colour and gesso, then a final coat of gold spray, so the piece is quite shimmery in places, especially in the creases of the torn paper edges. Next I added the collage images of the girl and the bird, and the whole thing was given a couple of coats of gloss lacquer spray. German scrap pen nibs, borders and a corner were coloured with alcohol inks in Stream & Denim and added to embellish. The text was computer generated and coloured with Lava red & Buttercup colourwash, then sponged around the edge with Distress ink in Broken China.

18 comments:

crafty capers said...

This is a beauty! I love the colours and the textures in this
:-)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is stunning...gorgeous image and embellishments. I especially love the pen nibs enhanced with alcohol inks...wonderful touch.

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooooooooooooow this is absolutely awesome. Fantastic background. Love it.

Kelly said...

fabulous! wonderful card and great images!

herminesplace said...

Fabulous!!! love it.

Lynn Stevens said...

just beautiful!

Anne S. said...

Oh boy this is just FAB!!!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Breathtaking, Rachel! The color here is magnificent. Your design is wonderful.

Rein said...

Gorgeous piece!

indybev said...

This is exceptional! Your many layers give an effect of depth, and your page design is wonderful. Kudos to you!

Petra Tillmann said...

This is great work!

Janny said...

Gorgeous!

Kersten said...

Awesome beauty = awesome art!

Kathy said...

This is stunning.

Buffy said...

Another beautiful one.Beautiful.

Amy said...

This is the GREATEST!! You put so much into this piece I can really tell!! I love all the embellishments and color's you worked with to create this gorgeous piece of work!! Love it.

Terri Kahrs said...

Wonderful image, coloring and eye-candy details. Absolutely stunning!

Creative Chaos said...

A real beauty, fantastic colors !!
Patti xx