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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

"Love is the Beauty of the Soul"

Here is a 4 in 1. I started with the 6"x4" postcard format, and built up from there... OH!!! SO much stamping and such creative fun (on a really bad energy day!!) The theme at Sunday Postcard Art is hearts, and there are PLENTY of those here... At MMM it is hearts and wings, and Lots to Do has chosen wings too. The fourth challenge I shall enter this for is Saturday Surprise, which is "quote" - exactly that, hence the title of this piece, said by St, Augustine.

I loved all this stamping - and used so many different ones to muti-layer the piece. Today, a whole new set arrived from Elusive Images (along with so many other goodies for colouring and effects!!!) So, top down... the UTEE image was made in my melting pot, with black crytals, then imprinted with a wonderful script piece from the harlequin poppy plate. When it was cooled, I rubbed over with cosmic shimmer mica powders, and gently reheated to set them in. The butterfly and the heart/quote are stamped on to vellum and embossed with coral blush moonglow ep. I used this all round the edges of the postcard too, after aging with grey and brown chalks, using cut n dry.

The large, coloured heart is from the harlequin rose plate, as is the quote. I used cream card and three alcohol inks (stream, butterscotch and red pepper) blended and drizzled with the solution, and stamped the tiny hearts from it too (same heart plate) The top lefthand heart is from the butterfly UMount plate, stamped with versamark and dusted with the cosmic mica. The base of the card was stamped with various images and embossed in places to give different textures. The display sheet is my ususal DCWV Far East Stack.

Hope you have not lost the will to live, following this, but I wanted to write it down before I forget what I did, for future reference!! Thanks for reading this tome... Love and light.

21 comments:

Ann Whitfield said...

Ooooooooooooooo - WOW!!!!! absolutely fabulous work Frankie and don't apologise for writing it all down - we all have the choice whether or not to read to the end or just look at the pic and I'm greateful that you did.....for future reference!!
Ann x

Jaqi said...

What a stunning example of artwork. The colours, the style , everything is beautiful. What an inspirational piece. Well done and thank you for sharing, Jaqi

mixedmediamonday said...

Beautiful! Diane

crafty creations said...

Hiya frankie and thank you so much for joining the Lotstodo Challenge with such a beautiful card = I too like to read how things were created

x Hilda

AliMayes said...

Yet again another masterpiece Frankie and it's marvellous that you take the time to write down how you did it too.I hope you're feeling a bit better now.
Ali xx

Virginia said...

Love it..and love that you give details.I still have the will to live but I also am over the love and kisses..beautiful work!!

Virginia said...

Love it..and love that you give details.I still have the will to live but I also am over the love and kisses..beautiful work!!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Beryl (bik59) said...

Oh Frankie, that is really beautiful. Perfect as always
Beryl x

Willy said...

Fabulous piece!

Jaqi said...

Hi, I cant find an email for you but the dark angel is aprox 14 inches long, from the top of her peacock feather crown to her fibre tails. Thanks for visiting my blog , Jaqi

Christine said...

Stunning piece of work again Frankie and I love to read how you have achieved all the different elements, so I always read it all.
You are so descriptive, it makes my mouth water. You are a very talented lady and I hope doing this has made you feel better today.
Hugs
Christine xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Turned out great on a bad day for you. Lovely work and well written detail too. Can't now wait for my melting pot to come. Love you lots
Cynthia x

Beryl said...

So many lovely techniques in this piece of work. It's beautiful.
Beryl xx

Beth said...

I love the combination of images. It's very nice!

Kristen Hermanny said...

This is beautiful.
I left you an award on my blog!
Hugz!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is truly amazing.
Stunning piece of art. Love them.

herminesplace said...

Stunning!

Chrissie said...

Just catching up Frankie, I love what you've been doing but this one is really special, just gorgeous!

runningonink said...

WOW what a gorgeous piece! I love the colors and the romantic flow of the piece!

Fannie said...

Hi, Frankie! Yes, love is the beauty of the soul, and you illustrated this nicely. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Fannie