Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sweet, Chic & Glamorous Framed Art

I wanted to make something even more special than the card with the new Marci Ballerina stamp from La-La Land Crafts, I wanted something more artsy!! I wanted to have a framed piece to display this uber adorable image, she so deserves it!!!

I went with a collage style using various elements from different companies.. I was amazed how they all went so well together!! To complement the color and the style of the elements, I colored Marci in sepia tones this time.

If you want to learn how to color images in sepia and black and white, there is a Copic Class that I am teaching at Cranberry Hill Mercantile in Sunnyvale, CA. This class is scheduled for:

Wednesday, August 25th, 12 pm to 3 pm

This is a hands-on technique class. Please bring your Copic Markers for your personal use in the class (you will receive a list of markers upon sign up). Please call Cranberry Hill Mercantile at 408-736-9151 to sign up for this class.<>

I really LOVE how this piece have turned out!! I have it displayed on the table in the living room right now, later I will hang it in my crafts room :-) I am not too happy with the pictures though.. I might have to re-take them..

I used Bazzil cardstock for the photo mat. There are two embossed squares around the picture, I hope you can see it on the photos.. I made those with my Scor-Pal!!

Designer paper is from S.E.I Windsor collection called Wickham, the swirls on this paper are flocked!! So pretty in real life!!! Both the frame and the sentiment tag are from My Minds Eye. I punched the holes in the tag as it needed to be more airy :-) Leaf branch chipboard sticker is from Basic Grey Capella collection. Flourish die cut from Tim Holtz (finally I got my hands on this die, LOVE it!!!). Prima flower and filigree corner from Buttons Galore finish this piece of art :-)

As I mentioned, Marci was colored with Copics in sepia tones. I again gave her tutu a dimension by layering it. I will have a tutorial for you on how to make it within a few days :-)

Remember, you can get a digi version of this Marci Ballerina stamp in La-La Land Crafts store THIS WEEK ONLY!!!! And, today is the last day to purchase digi Birthday Marci!! Click HERE to go shopping :-)

Today is the LAST DAY of La-La Land Crafts Birthday Bash Blog Hop!! Don't miss out the chance to enter into the prize drawing and to see all the wonderful cards made by our Design Team. Just click HERE to go hopping!!! :-)



michelle s said...

Irene you are such an artist. Beautiful combination of swirls, picture frames, and colors to stage ballerina marci. You keep fine tuning your creativity.

carrie said...

Love this card of Ballerina Marci! The way you put her together with these soft sepia color tones makes the card very elegant.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous coloring Irina!!! She is lovely!
Beautiful collage!
Pam Going Postal

Maureen said...

WOW!! SO gorgeous!! Love every single bit of this - the papers, the swirls and especially your amazing coloring!!

Kristine said...

OH WOWIE Irina! LOVE HER! Love this whole framed piece of art in the vintage colors and style!! LOOVE it! *Ü* I wish I could color like YOU! ;D (really I do!)

Helen said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous!!!

Elena said...

Wow! You are a real artist, Irina! Look at this gorgeous piece of art! What a stunning collage!
Your coloring is out of this world! Incredibly beautiful!

donna mikasa said...

Love your new Marci images! I've snagged both of the cute digis! Hoping to see more designs soon!