Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Release - Jane's Countryside by Artistic Outpost

A new Artistic Outpost release!!!

Jane's Countryside is Artistic Outpost's homage to Jane Austen, and the tortured romantic tales that she told in her timeless novels, such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. This collection features Edwardian ladies dressed in their finery, original quotes from Jane herself, and a regal manor that could have served as the Austen family home. Coordinating elements include a cameo, key, and a lacy ATC sized background.

Be sure to visit all the Artistic Outpost Design Team to see more beautiful creations!
Judy Hayes - you're here!

I really enjoyed coloring these ladies of Jane Austen's era!

Here's a card featuring one of the ladies....

I started by coloring this lady in pink with Copic markers. Then I trimmed close to her so I could pop her up in front of the frame. The frame is cut from pearlescent gold paper using Spellbinders S5-012 Classic Frame. It seemed perfect for this mini scene! Once it was embossed, I rubbed StazOn Gold ink over it to highlight the embossed areas. To reduce the inside opening of the frame, I cut the smaller of the two Classic Frames out of brown Bazzill paper. I used the negative space to glue behind the gold frame creating a brown inner edge. I added pearls across the top.
The patterned paper in the background was stamped multiple times with the Lacy ATC background using Distress Pumice Stone and Spun Sugar. With StazOn Gold, I stamped a swirly branch and leaves (Serenity stamp set) over it. I also rubbed in more color over the stamping.
I stamped the cameo in black and added color with Distress inks and Gold StazOn. I used Spellbinders Labels Four to cut it out.
The magenta card front is stamped with the same leaves swirl using gold StazOn and Pumice Stone. Unfortunately, my photo didn't pick up much of pattern.
To assemble the card, I wrapped a piece of lace that I threaded with gold metallic cord across the background. I colored seam binding to coordinate with the card and wrapped it over the lace. The frame is popped up with Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. The lady is also mounted with Foam Squares. I added a stamped and colored fan, button tied with gold cord and a bow.
I had fun creating this card or mini scene! It was a project that went together well.
Look for more inspiration from my fellow DT members on their blogs!
You'll want to check out the Artistic Outpost Pre-Black Friday sale, too! You can see all the details here. Now is the time to shop! The sale ends Tuesday, November 30th!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day! I'm looking forward to all the good food!


Anonymous said...

such a beautiful card!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely elegant card! The muted tones are so very pretty.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful coloring! Love how you framed out Jane and added the fan as part of your embellie!

SmilynStef said...

I love how you turned the lacy pattern into vintage wall-paper ... and could that frame be more perfect ... absolutely stunning.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, this is just so elegant, luv the colors you choose and how you framed it out! Can't wait to see the rest. Turkey hugz...from me to you and your family

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

i'm in love with this card. It's amazing.

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Wow Wow!!!! Stunning!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful vintage card. The frame really shows off the image.

Jo said...

gorgeous card ... love all of the details!

Anonymous said...

When I first saw this, I was blown away. Absolutely stunning work! Your current piece (the wrapped gift in green with tag), another amazingly beautiful piece of artwork. You are truly gifted and I love your style. Thanks for the inspiration.