Thursday, 30 April 2009

VICTORIA


I made these for a house-shaped ATC swap and you can probably tell how much fun I had with my favourite brown vintage look ....

What I was actually thinking about was a sideways take on the word "house" and I finally came up with "royal house", which became the theme for this set.

I used two different scrapbook papers for the main house and the roof, and added a strip of paper lace between them. I used my favourite Kelly Panacci stamps on the body of the house (those babies get everywhere, have I had my money's worth or what?) in soft browns. Thinking about Victoria as a long-time widow I then overstamped in black an edging that made me think of those wonderful glass Victorian hearses ...

Victoria herself then made an appearance in a gorgeous photo gleaned from Google images of the queen in her Empress of India full regalia. She's got such a pinched mouth and sniffy expression that I added the words "she was not amused", and the finishing touch was a German scrap gold coronet.

Though I don't usually like making multiples of anything, six wasn't too bad and I did really enjoy putting these together, and they're winging their way to the swap organiser now ....

4 comments:

*jean* said...

oo i think these are sooo fun!!

Linda said...

I like these Rosie - you have been busy! I'm sure the recipients will be very pleased.
Hugs
Linda
PS Hope you get this message this afternoon - just wanted to tell you my email system has failed. Can't do anything till Rob comes to have a look this evening. Feel utterly lost (sad person!)
X

Lynn said...

I love them Rosie, great work! Would love to know who makes the paper lace if you get a chance. I have been using a lace punch to make mine but get tired of the same look.

Artyjen said...

Super Royal houses....xoxo