Thursday, 21 August 2008

PROMISE

NOW TRADED
Although I love working in vintage style, I've been aware for some time that I need to break out of browns into colour, so this is my first attempt and I'm really quite pleased with it. I deliberately chose a vintage image with some colour in it and let that lead the rest.

The soft blue background of the cardstock offsets the ticking stripe, but to make the picture stand out more I framed it with a scrap of Basic Grey paper. Ticking seemed to lead naturally to buttons and a scrap of lace finished it off. The button on the top left corner was a rusty brown colour so I painted it - and when dry the brown shades still showed through slightly which gave a perfect result! The word promise is of course from a Tim Holtz distressibles sheet.

Doesn't she look wistful, but trusting also somehow. She's waiting for the young man with whom she has been walking out to come back to her having made his fortune so that they can be married ....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice indeed Rosie! I love this shade of blue.

Barbara

pammyjo said...

Very nice piece. Love the color and what a pretty photo.

magpie said...

Hi Rosie I found you too..... what a fab blog....... I will leave you a message here for all of it love your work......

Laura said...

I love your new found exploration into color, Rosie!

Viola said...

So great, Rosie!!

Linda said...

These colours make me feel so peaceful - its a beautiful ATC Rosie.
Linda xx

Jaqi said...

This is lovely Rosie, the lace is a nice finishing touch, Jaqi x

Rosemary said...

I love this and want to send you an e-mail to see if you'd like to trade.

Fanny said...

Your work is fabulous! I really love it!!!! Would you trade it?

Gaby Bee said...

This card is really fabulous. Love this shade of blue.