Thursday, 11 March 2010

Deco Vintage

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I have made my two pages for the Deco Book  round 2 that I have joined on KCUK yahoo group. The theme choice this time is "Vintage" so I have really gone to town interpreting this and all the items are really old..... antique lace, silk and beads, except the stamping inks and images. The recipient, Sylvia, doesn't have a computer so won't see this until she receives it in the mail.
First I stamped swirls on cream coloured card then stretched fine cream silk over it and adhered it to the back. As I hoped, the images showed through the silk quite delicately. I then stamped more swirls and images directly onto the silk using Stazon Timber Brown and machine embroidered freestyle over the images. A few beads and lace were added and highlighted with some gilt acrylic paint with a very light dusting of glitter to give a subtle bit of bling to finish off.
It is such a change for me to use soft shades as lately I've been on a visual colour attack. Well the sun has been shining so maybe that's brightened me up so I can do subtle (ish) once again.

10 comments:

dizzy said...

oh Jo these are so beautiful im sure Silvia will love it is it for her bday? xxxx

sam21ski said...

WOW these are fab xxxx

Lottie said...

These are just gorgeous - absolutely stunning - and really do look vintage

Amanda said...

Wow! What a beauty!! You truely captured 'vintage'! Lovely!
Have a great weekend!

Ann B said...

Stunningly beautiful and so delicate. Sylvia will love them.

Cath Wilson said...

She'll love these, Jo - right up her street, though she rarely does subtle herself. Lovely to see the subtle colours and designs but I bet it's beautiful in real life.

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful work Jo, lucky Sylvia, x

Tinkertaylor said...

Fab art

paperscissors said...

stunning creation, so many skills and talents... and you still have energy to photograph it, upload it and then write about it!!!

stampdiva said...

Love, Love, Love those pages. Lots of depth to your pages - gorgeous. Lynne M x