Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

TIOT Design Team

Hello everyone, I am so excited and honoured today to show you my first piece as a DT member at 'Try it on Tuesday '! 

The theme is 'Hats' and you can see the fabulous inspiration from the team here

I chose one of my favourite Lynne Perrella ladies from Paper Artsy.
I resisted buying this set for so long but she is definitely a lady with style and she has had several outings! 
Some of you may remember Gertrude Shilling in the 60's who used to attend Ladies day at Ascot wearing the most outrageous hats - one of which was a tea cup and saucer - I have never forgotten it!!
Here is my lady

I started with a Kraft card and used Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany   distress inks rubbed on randomly before spritzing to blend the colours.

I then rubbed the ink pad over some corrugated card that was torn roughly to size and stamped parts of a floral stamp over the card using Aged Mahogany.
I stamped the image onto a piece of newsprint paper that I painted over with PA Snowflake Fresco paint to give her the palour that Elizabethan ladies used to have, then coloured her in using distress inks.
Used the ink pad again on TH Tattered lace, a corner die and a scrap of paper.


I hope you like her. The sentiment is from a set I keep at our caravan
Please pop over to the Try It on Tuesday challenge and I do hope you will join us in this challenge.

Thanks for looking,Chris

22 comments:

chrissies said...

A wonderful card with a great background and beautiful image.

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just amaziing! What a fantastic card!

massofhair said...

I remember the amazing hats Gertrude used to wear, they were always the talk of Ascot and on the front of most newspapers and magazine, oh how times have changed lol.

Beautiful Tag, love the colours and the LP lady certainly does Gertrude proud :-) xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Chris, love the corrugated cardboard! hugs :)

Margik said...

Fantastic card, Chris! Love the great image and all elements on it.
Hugs, Mar

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, welcome to the Team at TIOT! Hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, welcome to the Team at TIOT! Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card Chris, love the texture and the image, its a super fun hat with the teacup.
Yvonne xx

Nancy said...

The card is wonderful, and I enjoyed seeing your step-by-step photos. Well done!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Amazing card!! Love it!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Amazing card!! Love it!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Amazing card!! Love it!

She King said...

Gorgeous Chris, I LOVE ♥ her :) xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous creation Chris - love the corrugated - really gives depth to the wonderful layout. Nikki x

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous piece Chris, love the image on those wonderful layers.
Avril xx

Artyjen said...

Love it, love it ;)
xoxo Sioux

Julie Ann Lee said...

Chris she looks superb in her wonderful hat! I remember Gertrude Shilling back in the day too! I love your use of corrugated card too - one of my favourite crafty 'go tos'! Many congrats on your DT post, Chris - have fun! xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Chris. Congrats on your first design team outing. I had no idea who Gertrude Shilling was, but I adore the hat made of a tea cup. I was so impressed with the attention to detail, like the color you used to represent the Elizabethan lady. Then, coloring the rest of her in was wonderful. Of course, the corrugated cardboard always makes me smile. Something so trivial can have such a fantastic effect on art. Needless to say, I think this is a stunning first posting as a TIOT DT member.

sirkkis said...

I do love your elegant woman and beautiful card. It's fantastic, Chris.

Pawsitively Creative said...

Congrats on your new DT! The hat on this lovely lady is perfect and I had to chuckle. Your background and the cardboard just tie everything together so well! Awesome job! ~Niki

Gez Butterworth said...

Many CONGRATULATIONS Chris! I am sooooo happy for you!! Brilliant news!

Love, love, love your lady & teacup, perfect!

Enjoy xxx

butterfly said...

An absolute stunner of a card for your first DT piece, Chris. The spritzed krafty background, the corrugated panel, the paper lace and, above all, the dashing LP woman at the heart of it all add up to a brilliant creation. Just perfect!
Alison xx