Jan 31, 2018

Tim Holtz Victorian Lady and Embossed Frame Valentine


Happy last day of January dears!  Today we launch a new challenge at Frilly & Funkie and our hostess Zoe has chosen the theme All You Need is Love.  She says, "Create a vintage or shabby chic project with the word "LOVE" somewhere on the project. It can be the focus or just a tiny detail."


I picked up this gorgeous Victorian Tim Holtz stamp set during the incredible sales after Christmas at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  If you haven't subscribed to the site newsletter, make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and submit your email address.  Then you will be the first to know about new products and special promotions.  I had in mind to create a fancy embossed frame for this lovely lady.


To do that, I cut two of the smallest size scalloped borders from the Stitched Ovals set.  I carefully snipped between each scallop, almost to the very edge (from the bottom up).  This gave me the ability to wrap the die around the second largest oval in the set.  I cut it from thin chipboard and used wet glue to adhere the border.  I was thrilled that the ends met up perfectly from two cuts!  I used the embossing dauber to add ink to the edges of the frame, then embossed with a UTEE type of powder.  I watercolored my fancy lady and cut her out with the same sized oval, then snipped the diagonal sections off of the cutout and layered over my frame.


For even more drama, I die cut a Mixed Media thinlet from some paper I inked with Vintage Photo and Festive Berries DI.  I inked the backing panel with just browns so the color would contrast.


Finally, I stitched a faux stitching stamp (BoBunny) and embossed a partial stamping of the flourish stamp from Lattice & Flourish.  I made three wee roses from the Tiny Tattered Florals set and mounted them with a twine bow.  I layered onto Metallic Kraft Core to compliment the various embossing.  What fun!  I hope you are inspired to play along with our current challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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27 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow Autumn!!! This is so beautiful!!! The frame that you created is brilliant!!! The embossed and cut-out flourish patterns on your background are fabulous too!!! I love it!!! xx

Maxine D said...

Oh la la - what a gorgeous image and so beautifully mounted in that Victorian style frame and background Autumn - love the richness of it.
Blessings
Maxine

Suzanne C said...

What an elegant lady for a lovely card! Beautiful design! I love how regal she looks with the beautiful flourish background and touch of flowers!

Wanda Hentges said...

Really a gorgeous card, Autumn!!! Every detail just perfect for it!!!

Sara Barker said...

My gosh, Autumn! this is so romantic! I love how you've incorporated the MM die cut with the stamp on that rich red background! OOOOH! WOOWWW! And that lady stamp is just perfectly colored and then framed in the prettiest handmade frame I've ever seen! Truly a work of art, my friend, and oh, soooo inspiring! Hugs!

Mac Mable said...

The gorgeous use of the UTEE frames your Victorian Lady beautifully. Love the die cut on the background and such an elegant and vintage card...Gorgeous x

maj. said...

Your card is brilliant Autumn!!!

Dorthe said...

It is so very beautiful, Autumn, I love the stampset- and how you so wonderfully framed her. Gorgeous !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so stunning!! The image is gorgeous!! I love how you framed her!! The details are amazing!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Annie said...

What a beautiful card Autumn x I love that stamp and your background and roses just set it off perfectly for Valentines Day

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Connie Mercer said...

Wish I could spend one day with you and learn some of your tricks!!! So talanted ~ you have that "it" factor!!! cm

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Autumn, the lady looks stunning against that background.
Avril xx

Ellibelle said...

Stunning as always Autumn. Gorgeous vintage stamps and loving all the special touches!

Stefania Salmi said...

Oh my! You leave me speechless once again!
There is love, romance and passion in this wonderful card.
The red roses in her hair light up the face of the beautiful Victorian lady and I'm so completely enthralled.
That touch of gold makes everything so elegant, you're really great my dear Autumn.

Jackie P Neal said...

WOW and WOW!! How gorgeous is she!
again, your layers are fabulous, and I am digging the way you displayed to photograph- very cool!

hugs.Jackie

Debbie Mageed said...

What a wonderful creation, Autumn! The details was perfectly done, as usual!! Love those tiny flowers!!

MaryH said...

Love the Victorian lady image, and your watercoloring really has the look of the old photos that were later colored with paints. The ones behind the raised, rather oval glass covers. Excellent work on this part. I loved your ideas with the framing oval, and wow, super matching with the curves - and so metallic with the UTEE powder. The red openwork background pops against the tan background. Lovely layers, and perfect to emphasize the love challenge word. TFS - Hugs

Kate said...

Vintage, romantic and elegant all in one card! Beautiful job Autumn. Perfect start to February.
Kate

Coco said...

I discovered it on FB yesterday evening... WOW, fabulous card Autumn!!!! Love love it.
Hugs,
Coco

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

There's a simple elegance to this card that is very inviting. I love the faint blush on your lady's cheeks and the way the rose cluster mimics the roses in her hair. Clever job on the frame, too!

Marty Fishman said...

Be still my heart!! This is just beautiful and elegant and romantic, Autumn. I love everything about it, from that awesome and creative frame to the tiny roses and mixed media die cuts and of course, that beautiful Victorian lady. Beautifully executed and put together. WOW!!! Hugs :-)

Pippa said...

I am in awe your project is amazing. Thank you for sharing at Love to Craft and sorry that Linky was misbehaving. Pippa DT

Helen Wallace said...

Such an elegant and charming image and you've framed her perfectly in a lovely vintage style. This is a showstopper. TFS

Zoe Hillman said...

You've created such a beautiful card Autumn! I absolutely lover the die cut background, the fancy embossed frame and the slight blush to the Victorian ladies cheeks. Love everything about this. Thanks for rocking this challenge. x

Iskra said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! thanks for sharing with as at The Crazy Challenge.
Iskra DT

J said...

Oh my word, these are gorgeous! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Jackie

Jenny Marples said...

Catching up - beautifully vintage background and such a perfect choice of images for this wonderful Valentine's Autumn! xx

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