Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Try It On Tuesday has a Lady In Red!

Not me! Hubby isn't keen on me in red - it's OK though it's not my favourite colour either! 
Our new theme at TIOT is 'Lady In Red' and as you might expect the team have had some great ideas - do pop and have a look here!
I was having a bit of a job getting started with this one …I had ladies I wanted to use but the red did't suit them!
Fortunately while tidying some things I had left to sort through I came across a button display box - suddenly something clicked…I went back to my stamps and chose a lady who I hadn't even given a second look to - hadn't even been inked although she has been around a while! She was from a bargain box at Crafty Individuals stand at Port Sunlight and is from CL285(I think I may have to buy the whole stamp)
The box..
…was painted with Paper Artsy Fresco paint and then covered with Crackle Glaze which took a while to dry - I could have used my heat gun but I wanted to get on with the rest of the elements!
 I stamped my Carabelle Studio Paris building stamp onto ivory card and cut it to fit the base which had been inked inside - I added a touch of Aged Mahogany DI to edge of the card too.
I stamped the lady and then die cut some stems and flowers which had a repeated sentiment from Emma Godfrey's French set EEG07.I coloured her dress by using the DI and a water brush. The flowers were inked and the stems had a rub over with a sponge I used for something else.
By now my box was dry so I mixed some Very Berry and Nougat Frescos to get a hint of pink and painted it over the Crackle paint - the cracks appeared so quickly! 
The corner isn't missing on these photos it was where the sun was shining on my underpaper!
I made two holes in what was now the top of the box added some thread.
I cut some of the stems to fit onto one side and mounted the sentiment onto an inked piece of card
The lady was grounded by some torn bits of a book page which just happened to have the words 'dress' and 'clothes' on it!
This is now hanging on my wall..
….just to get me in the mood for our Spring Paris trip!

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I do hope you will join us at TIOT with your ladies dressed in red - I feel a card coming on so I'll show you next week!

Thanks for looking, Chris


froebelsternchen Susi said...

What an amazing project Chris! Gorgeous!oxo Susi

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Great job Chris! Love the way you altered this piece and your lady is a star! Warm hugs!

Marjut said...

WoW, what a fantastic project you made!

Suzanne C said...

Sweet shadow box with the pretty background peeking through the window and your lovely stylish lady in front! Thanks for playing along in the "Welcome Spring" challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous project Chris, very feminine and stylish. It will look lovely hanging on your wall.
Yvonne xx

Crafty She said...

Amazing Chris, I love ♥ your Lady in Red :) xx

Barb said...

An absolutely beautiful piece of work Chris. It really is beautiful and I'd love to have her hanging on my wall too. Barbxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your very stylish lady in red, fantastic card. Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, wow, wow. I love how you recycled that button box and turned it into a fancy wall hanging. I LOVE it.

Mrs.B said...

I love this one Chris, gorgeous colour and design and looks fabulous hanging onm your wall.
Avril xx

chrissie said...

This is stunning what great ideas. The box makes such a terrific frame

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

Strange what little things spark off the imagination sometimes! this is gorgeous - and enjoy Paris. No dramas this time, please though!!

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh wow, I am loving this transformation. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Julie x

Redanne said...

Oh wow Chris, this is absolutely stunning!! I love how you transformed the box, the lady in red looks beautiful. Love this so much! Hugs, Anne xx

Bailey Jones said...

Happy T Day. Your lady is very elegant.

Margik said...

What a lovely hanging Chris! Love the beautiful lady image and the fantastic cracked. A super job!
Mar xx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a fabulous transformation and I bet it looks beautiful hanging on your wall xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Chris, this is brilliant!! I am loving your amazing crackle on the top, the dark that is peeking through really adds texture and interest!! The window is amazing, and I love how you perched your lady and flowers so that they hang over the edge creating a great dimension. The background is perfect, such a wonderful spring project!! hope all is well, sending hugs :)

Cec said...

What a lovely and very vintage project. You have captured Springtime in Paris so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh my, your wall hanging is beautiful! I love the way you created the frame and layered the elements together, and that Paris stamp - ooh la la! Coincidentally, I know you have a Paris trip planned soon so I was thinking of you whilst I was creating my journal page this week :-) . Have a lovely weekend! J :-)

My name is Erika. said...

This is gorgeous Chris and I love how you showed us your technique! Have a fantastic weekend. Hugs-erika

butterfly said...

I love your elegant vintage lady in red - great crackle on the frame too - lovely project.
Alison x

Sandy said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous -- just have to steal your idea!! I love this make, can you tell?
We have been out of town for a couple of weeks so I am horribly behind!!
sandy xx

PaganFairy Creations said...

Wow, this is fabulous, I love it! Thanks for sharing xx