Friday, 4 September 2015

Art Deco Delights

Hello my lovies I hope you are all fine and dandy and looking forward to the weekend. For me it looks like another busy one I have some birthday cards to design and get made for about 2 weeks time then I really want to make a start on my Christmas (yes I said the C word shoot me now!!!!) cards I really have no Christmas spirit this time of year then come the beginning of December I panic eeeeekkkkkkk so this year I want to start early.

Anyway enough about the C word I have a card for you today that I made last week. It’s a commissioned card that my MiL asked me to make for a friend of hers who is turning 65 Now I kind of know the lady so had a rough idea of what she would like so the design was pretty simple.
The card is my usual 8x8” and the papers are from Pixel scrapper which I distressed and inked with different purple colours of DI

The sketch I used for the LO is another one from Jules at always with a heart, her sketches are becoming a favourite of mine (she has so many talents)

The image is gorgeous Art Deco lady that my Fil got for me I have quite a collection now thanks to him (0: they are so beautiful and a gem to work with as you can really go to town with them (and I did)

I started by glittering the head dress and dress decoration then I added micro beads (they were actually nail art beads but they work so much better on cards than my finger nails lol)then I added liquid pearls fro added dimension.

To embellish the card I made the flowers from organza ribbon and I made the beads from a lovely iridescent paper that went so well with this design. I added the beads to a handmade tassel that I made from  metallic embroidery thread and attached them to the back of the paper before sticking it down. Then I added another flower (again handmade from organza ribbon) to hide the join. To the centre of the flower I added a purple glass gem and that was it for the front apart from the sentiment which is self explanatory

(For tutorial on how to make flowers please my blog post here)

For the insert as always I used the same papers as I did for the front and brought the image through to tie it all together. I made a digital mat so that both the image and the verse could be seen and printed off and put together.

So there is my card for today I hope you like it I will leave you with a list of challenges I would like to enter it into and another look at the gorgeous image

Challenges fancy & feminine  ATG ATG Fav LO (at the moment are sketches by Jules so easy to follow) ATG  FLOWER POWER


Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card, I love the colours, sparkle and bling. A lovely layout too. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Faith A said...

WOW! I love your handmade beads and flowers, they have made this card extra special, bet MIL was thrilled to give it to her friend. and friend was thrilled to receive it.

PS Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate your advice.

ann van dijk said...

Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&CC.
Hugs Anneke DT

Tamie said...

Phenomenal! I absolutely adore the image, the details, and your beautiful layout. Thank you so much for joining us for our Flower Power Challenge over at Creative Knockouts. We love your inspiration.

Tamie DT

Sandy How said...

Beautiful art deco creation. Love the addition of the pearls and flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Creations.
Hugs, Sandy

Anonymous said...

Nice card I love your paper beads too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Helen said...

A great card - thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends.

Helen x

Jules said...

Hi Jacki

So pleased you are enjoying my sketches. I just click on the tab now and decide which one to play with .. .. should have started a collection like this long ago as it saves me so much time!!!

You have certainly put this one to good use. Love your finished project and the beautiful ribbon flowers you have made. I saw your tutorial in a previous post .. .. very clever!

Love the finished look.

Hope all is good with you at your end.

Love Jules xx