Saturday, 3 September 2011

Crafty Individuals and Stampalot Challenges - Dressmaker's Shop Front




I thought I would enter this frame for the Stampalot Challenge which is 'It's a Frame up', as I spent longer on the frame for this than on the rest of the piece. I had stamped and cut out lots of Crafty Individuals' images and had them all laid out in front of me with some embellishments too, and then thought, no, enough it enough! I wanted the crackle and shimmer of the frame, and the pink contrasting with the turquoise to show through rather than covering it up. The idea I had in mind was that this is the shop front of a dressmaking and corsetry shop in the 1920s. I stamped the two ladies on white card, then again onto Crafty Individuals' Spring Background papers, and cut out the dresses and hats(which was fiddly!) and paper pieced them back on, and added a very pale Pro Marker fleshtone to the skin. The header was stamped onto Spring Background papers and then cut with a Tim Movers and Shapers mini label die which followed the lines of the stamp and the top of the frame quite nicely. I added some brads and mounted it on silicone glue for a bit of dimension. I then added a clock face taken from a pocket watch, which again followed the shape of the frame, and edged it with German Scrap from Crafty Individuals. The stamps used are CI 324, 306, and 322 . I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint on the frame and then a mixture of Distress Inks for depth of colour and mica shimmer sprays. I liked the pastel shades with the pastel colours of the CI papers. I think it fits quite nicely with the theme I have chosen this month for the Crafty Individuals' Challenge which is 'Hanging Around', as it has a hanging hook on the top. Von, Zoe, and Brenda were here when I was finishing this off and they between them agreed on the row of pearls as a finishing touch. Thanks girls!

20 comments:

  1. Amazing piece of artwork! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  2. Lovely! Your crackling is fabulous!

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  3. This is a fabulous creation! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Sir Stampalot.
    Clare x

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous (and I have seen it IRL), the whole design, colours and the crackle effect make it one wonderful piece. Great one Lucy.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  5. Stunning frame Lucy! The crackle looks amazing! xx

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the crackle effect background and the images are wonderful!!

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  7. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  8. Wonderful Lucy, I love the colours and crackle.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Brilliant piece! Thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck.

    Lynne x

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  10. Great theme for the CI September challenge and all of your pieces are wonderful. Love the crackling on the frame specially

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  11. Hi Lucy. Gorgeous creation. Love the pretty colours and the crackling.
    Regards Florence x

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  12. Lucy, I just love the crackled background! Gorgeous fashionable divas! Love the clock touch on the house! Always incredible art!

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  13. A great piece of artwork Lucy.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

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  14. this is very special.
    Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
    hugs Chris xx

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  15. what a beautiful card,

    thanks for joining us at
    Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  16. love the color palette and design

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  17. A lovely card and a great frame! Thanks so much for joining in our frame challenge at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

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  18. Well you've certainly got that crackle technique off perfect. Great shop front. xx

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