Followers

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Lady Margaret ~ Happy Daze



I was so pleased to see that Happy Daze are now stocking these gorgeous Chapel Road Art stampsI love this image of Margaret she is so serene and I love this period in history it is so rich, oppulent and fascinating.
 I made two gothic arches out of some recycled card and buffed on  distress inks in Barn Door and fired brick to create the rich red background. Then I used crafters workshop harlequin template and sponged on black soot distress ink and used one of my script stamps, to complete my background. Happy Daze are also stocking Micro Glaze from Judikins and this is perfect for sealing and protecting inky backgrounds. It also protects and seals any inkjet papers or photos. I rubbed a small amount onto each arch, then buffed to a sheen.
Margaret was stamped with black archival ink onto glossy card and coloured using a selection of versamagic chalk inks and a craft nib. I rubbed on some gold leafing wax, inka gold will work too. Then I triple embossed with cosmic shimmer clear utee. I also triple embossed my cabinet card frame with utee, then stamped with an inked up swirl stamp, then rubbed on more gold wax, cosmic shimmer bright gold is a much easier alternative, but unfortunately I didn't have any to hand. I added a couple of antigue bronze corners and a metal flower, then stamped and added the sentiments. Finally attaching the two arches together with some chain. 

A quick reminder about the current Happy Daze Challenge which  you still have plenty of time to enter. It is "May Queen." One lucky winner will be drawn at random to win a  £15 voucher and free P&P to spend in the Happy Daze shop. Maximum of 3 entries per person & you must use at least one product which can be purchased in the Happy Daze shop.
  • You can enter by blogging you address to the linky widget here
  • emailing your picture to info@happy-daze.net
  • uploading your photo to their facebook page

19 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful creation!

Fliss said...

A gorgeous creation Paula. Love the rich red colours and background stamping and the image really is beautiful. Love the gold touches too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Elly said...

WOW!!! Thanks for describing all the details. Your arch looks breathtaking.

Terry said...

What a spectacular gothic arch project! Paula the red and black is so striking and the gold touches really add a touch of class! The photo corners at the top is brilliant! Enjoy!

Deborah said...

Really love that rich red, black and gold scheme, Paula - I must check out those stamps!

Katie K said...

Paula,
I forgot to congratulate you last time on your DT position at CI. Your art works definitely deserve the title.
I absolutely adore this piece. Love the vibrant colors and details.
Hugs,
Katie

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful work Paula, so rich and vibrant.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sue said...

Lovely Paula and an unusual image. I really like it.

Debi said...

Paula, I love the richness and gothicness (yep new word :-) ) of your creation, stunning, debi x

Netty said...

wow your shrine is totally fabulous, terrific colour palette and loving your new stamp, x

Yvonne Garner said...

Paula, This is magnificent! Love all te details. Just impeccable. Before I forget, if you ever visit your sister in the states, let me know. I don't live that far from her! Best, Yvonne

Shirl said...

Paula the opulence of the era really shows through in your project it is so regal and elegant. What a fabulous challenge theme.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, your arches are so wonderful, great colors and texture.

Redanne said...

The beautiful rich red and black really stand out on this wonderful creation Paula. Anne x

lynne said...

Hi Paula
I commented over at Happy Daze but I still have plenty I can enthuse over as this is remarkable ... nothing new there of course!!!
I said that you coloured the image so perfectly it actually looks like a printed download. The soft, vintage colours against the backdrop of the arches give the most amazing impact.
Wishes
Lynne

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Stunning project and fabulous post. tfs.
Regards Florence xx

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh she is gorgeous, love your work on this one Paula
Hugs June x

Samantha Read said...

Wonderful x

Maria said...

This is beautiful, I love the richness and the frame is gorgeous. I spotted some Chapel Road stamps at Port Sunlight yesterday - they have some stunning images.

Maria x