Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Audrey

Ohhhhhhhh . . . I'm behind in my posting, again . . . here's one of my favorite cards from waaaaaay back . . . the image is from The Stampsmith owned by a fine and sweet lady, Estelle Lander Smith, who makes AWESOME images . . . when you look up her website . . . be sure to email her and ask her to email you her movie star images . . . Eeeeeeeeee-YAOW!!!! They are incredibly WONDERFUL!!!

Directions . . . the main image was stamped in Ranger Adirondack Denim ink . . . the other images were stamped in Colorbox Chalk Inks in Olive Pastel . . . Prussian Blue . . . Pink Pastel . . . Using a speckle stamp, Printworks, stamp texture on background with chalk inks . . .

Using a 6" square quilters ruler . . . pencil a rectangle around the main image . . . using a metal ruler and craft knife . . . cut out the rectangle . . . line rectangle with gold leafing pen . . . mount on navy blue cardstock . . . mount onto background . . . line background with gold leafing pen . . . mount on folded navy cardstock . . .

Using craft tweezers . . . arrange the pressed flowers until you are happy with the design . . . use a very small flat angled brush to apply PVA glue and adhere to the card . . . let dry . . .

Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 comments:

Diane said...

This is awesome, Michi. So elegant & I love the floral touch. A true beauty!

Orion Designs said...

Just gorgeous Michi! Your instructions make it sound so simple!

Vicki

Kim said...

This is beautiful Michi! Thank you for the instructions as well! Estelle's stamps are the BEST!!!

peggy gatto said...

I adore this collage!

jerseytjej said...

Very nice! Is that the voice of a teacher I hear explaining it? LOL!
I love Audrey Hepburn and I also just remembered I have metallic leafing pens! woohoo!

Lori T. said...

I love your Audrey! She's so pretty! Are you going to teach this?

Val Foster said...

This is very beautiful. I totally love the leaves and flowers. Great job.

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Wanda H said...

Michi, I remember this card!!! I thought it was wonderful back then and I still think it is wonderful!!! I remember being in awe about all the pressed flowers you used, fabulous!!

Passionforstamping said...

Gorgeous card, Michi!!!! It's been ages since I used my photostamps. Time to get them out again!

Dianne K.

Sherry Goodloe said...

oooooohhh, I love this image of Audrey Hepburn. Of course I love what you DID with it as well! *smiles*.

trisha too said...

that's gorgeous--the flowers are fantastic!
:)

jerseytjej said...

I know that I was here before on this post, but I just purchased a collection of magazines from the 60's and the lovely AH is a feature in one of them....SO nice!

CraftyC said...

wow, this is just gorgeous!
Clairex

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, you have given this wonderful woman such a lovely tribute. She was always so elegant and your card just captures this elegance. I love that you added dried flowers.

Marilyn said...

Michi, this is quite an interesting piece. There is so much going on. The image is terrific! I like the color combinations you used as well.

Janny said...

Thanks for your lovely comment and your work is beautiful also. I will visit again;o)

TonyaA said...

This is a lovely piece.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Michi ~ this is stunning, I've always been an Audrey fan! Everything about it is special, and the pressed flowers add wonderful detail to this piece! I am already wishing I'd filled up my flower press more this summer. Thank you also for sharing how you created it!!!