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Monday, March 19, 2012

Portrait in Time

Greetings!  I saw the Simon Says Challenge Stamp and Show today and saw it was to create your own background which is one of my favorite things to do.  I also mixed my elements to meet the bingo requirements of the Fashionable Stamping Challenge. I immediately pulled out some background stamps and started to play.


The background is created using a combination of the Music Score background and the Jumbo  Cling Holly Hock stamped over the background.  Both were stamped in brown ink.  The flowers were colored with a touch of glimmer mist using a waterbrush. I accented the centers with bronze glass glitter.

The edges were embossed using Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.

The focal image is the Cling Plume Portrait framed out in a Tattered Angels Timepiece frame. I actually embossed the frame with the Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel a few different times and then stamped in it while it was warm using the music background. Love how it textured the frame!

The sentiment is stamped inside a stamped tag. Distress Tags, Rose Branch Border

Have a lovely day!

Suzz

27 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful! Love your layered stamped and your blog header is lovely!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love your stamped BG, embellies and added texture to the frame!

Ros said...

How very lovely ... and as always beautifully done ... Love the last tag too and your gorgeous page ...

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Suzz, love you background and the image in the timepiece is perfect. Love the texture too from the embossing. Fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Sue said...

Oh Suzz, this is exquisite! Simply beautiful.

Basement Stamper said...

Love how you embossed the framing of this, very cool!

Mrs.B said...

This is stunning. I love the background you have created for this, the gold embossed edge giving a wonderful vintage look. Beautiful focal image in the embossed frame with the added details.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

May said...

Stunning card, the texture of the embossing is fabulous, you are so gifted I love visiting your blog to see your wonderful creations Hugs May x x x

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Ephemera said...

Absolutely beautiful stamping, love the background you have created and the rich gold embossing. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at FSC. XX

Conniecrafter said...

very cool stamping, great vintage feel!

Dawn said...

Shabby Chic at it's best here Suzz. What an amazing card.

Wendy said...

Beeeeeautiful Suzanne!! I hope you have a great week!

Stampendous said...

Just incredible, Suzanne!! It's definitely a favorite! Suzz sent us directions for this card and they're on our website, too!! Thanks so much!

Jingle said...

Gorgeous card!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card. Love the use of the lace.
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Barbara said...

Amazing!

Stephanie Lee said...

so pretty Suzz! love the new blog banner too!

Ellie said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the background, so soft and delicate!
Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC's Bingo Challenge.
xxx Ellie xox

Candy C said...

Suzz...your background is stunning! So many layers and techniques to create such a lovely piece! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Linda R said...

Your are so talented. I just love seeing what you come up with. This is breathtaking..

Trish Latimer said...

Love this, lots going on but still very elegant!

Yvonne Garner said...

Suzz, this is a magnificent piece! You put so much into every piece you make. Thanks for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, the background is gorgeous, love the framed main image as well.
Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
Meggymay/Yvonne

lynne said...

Hi
I certainly like the idea of the face within the die cut (I am assuming that is a die-cut).
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Lynne Forsythe said...

STUNNING background which is such a WONDERFUL backdrop to you BEAUTIFULLY embellied lady!!

Thanks BUNCHES for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Fliss said...

This is stunning Suzz and so glad you decided to share this one with us as well.
Thanks for joining in with our FSC Bingo challenge.
Fliss x