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Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Many Faces of a Woman!

Hi and welcome to another Fashionable Stamping Challenge and this time it's up to you to show us what you can create as its 'Anything Goes'.  Again we are sponsored by Flonzcraft who are offering one random winner a $20 gift certificate for their online store.

I decided to use my Cabinet card die and create these frames, which are held together with ribbon.  My images are Gibson Girls from Flonzcraft, which  just needed to be lightly coloured , so I used  Distress inks.  I embossed the cardstock before cutting, and then distressed with Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass Distress inks,  and then grunged it up with Frayed Burlap.    I did think about adding flowers, as the images are so feminine, but then took them off - did I do right?  The words are Tim Holtz, stamped in Weathered Wood.  Sorry for the poor photos, it was a nightmare to photograph for some reason!

It would be great if you could join us, and if you need any inspiration,  then my fabulous teamies have some wonderful creations to show, so please pop over here and take a look. 

I am entering this at:

Stamping for the Weekend - Die cuts and punches  
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes   
City Crafters Challenge - Pink, Blue, Green & Brown (my ink colours)                                                                      

That's it for now,  apart from to say 'Hello' to my new followers, its lovely to see you, and I hope you'll continue to visit.  I hope you all have a good Bank Holiday Monday and the sun keeps shining for everyone.

Avril xx


brenda said...

Stunning work as always Avril.

Hope you are having a good bank holiday weekend and have some sunshine.

B x

butterfly said...

What a delicious triptych, Avril - I love the simplicity of it, and I think the non-flower move was great - it lets those wonderful Gibson Girls shine. Gorgeous delicate colours on the embossing too - really pretty. Great to have you play along at Our Creative Corner!
Alison xx

Dots Dabbles said...

A gorgeous triptych Avril!!! I love how the words fit so beautifully with each female image too. A very calming card, it certainly doesn't need anymore added.
Dot x

Christine L said...

HI Avril

What a fabulous die shape... and I love the tri fold too. A stunning card altogether.

I remember having a Gibson Girl stamp a long time ago... no doubt it's still tucked away somewhere.. They are so elegant in the way they dress and how their hair is done. Must've been lovely to live in that time!

Christine x

Mrs A. said...

Think they are just perfect as they are. The colours are lovely.
Hugs Mrs A.

Netty said...

loving your cabinet card tri fold, the Gibson girls look great.
Hugs Annette x

Joan said...

Love those Gibson girls , fab card shape and lovely colours,agree it didn't need any flowers, the words are so appropriate too


Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Avril! Love your piece and I agree "sans les fleur" is perfect. Did you hand cut the inner panels? I have this die cut and would love to try such a project. Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs, Yvonne

Terry said...

Avril, the Gibson girls are gorgeous and I love how you framed them! The colors are so pretty and I love the embossing! I hear you with some photos or colors are just so difficult! Enjoy the day!

Clarky J said...

This is stunning Avril - I love the cabinet card idea and those images are super !

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous images Avril and I love the cabinet card design.
Hugs Brenda xox

Shirl said...

Beautiful Avril so elegant and utterly femine my type of art. Love it to bits.

Hugs Shirley x x

Shirl said...

Beautiful Avril so elegant and utterly femine my type of art. Love it to bits.

Hugs Shirley x x

Ephemera said...

Loving your triptych Avril so beautifully vintage, such lovely embossing and using one of my favourite Tim dies too. xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Avril, Love the card, the images are beautiful and love the design.
Happy Holiday monday.
Hugs Mau xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tri-fold. The images are beautiful and are perfectly showcased.
Yvonne x

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Avril, love the delicate colours you've used and the embossing looks fab. We must be on the same wavelength as I've been making a very similar project lol
Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Pia S said...

I think it was the great call to remove the flowers, 'cause these images are lovely, and the colors and shape of this card are amazing! Love it!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful just as it is Avril. The images and colours are gorgeous.

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning! Hugs, Claire x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great tri fold with these lovely vintage ladies, Avril.

kind regards, Alie :-)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful folding card! The images are lovely and I really like the embossing at the back! xx

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Avril. A clever design and love the soft colouring on the images - so pretty with the embossed panels.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fabulous idea, a wonderful creation.

Ellie Knol said...

How beautiful, love the pages!