Golden Child

This is only the second time I have joined in with Dezinaworld‘s Spotlight Challenge. I was stunned to see that my card for last week’s theme, “Lyrics” won. This week the theme is “Gold & Lace” and the deadline is 16th September so you still have time to enter!
This beautiful image was provided by Vintage Dragonfly.

On the rear of the image I painted a thin layer of antique gold (hue) acrylic before adhering to a piece of sheet music. When it was still drying I peeled away patches of the sheet music. After stamping the lace stamp onto cardstock (painted with the same gold paint), I adhered the image straight onto the stamped panel.

This results in a distressed image, patches of gold, patches of sheet music and little bits of the stamped background showing through. I really like this effect as there is a sense of depth. Painted a cream card with a softer shade of gold paint and also painted the piece of lace.

I am also linking this to Cindy Adkins’ “Creative Spirit Challenge” link party which is taking place until 15th September. Every month from the 8th-15th you can link up anything you have created to her Blog. Why not visit the link and join in the fun 🙂 Lynne x


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annie
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 18:18:35

    Bsolutely gorgeous! Lovely colours and layering.


  2. Cath
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:16:40

    Beautiful, Lynne. Love the soft golds but the translucency of the image with the music showing through is so ethereal and speaks volumes of times gone by. Congratulations on winning last week, btw – well done, you! Sorry, I can’t blog hop as much as I used to now, so I missed it:(


  3. Ira
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:19:39

    This is just stunningly beautiful Lynne!! Absolutely startling! And congratulations on your previous card!!


  4. Chris
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:33:15

    Congratulations, Lynne. Well deserved.

    I love this piece, especially the beautiful translucent image. Gorgeous.

    The lace background is stunning – who makes the stamp please, Lynne?


    • lynne
      Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:50:35

      The lace stamp is by La Blanche which I bought from QVC. It came in a pack and as you can see it is a very large stamp. Lynne x


  5. Martina
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:48:22

    Lynne, I love the vintage feel of your card. Great job!


  6. alcoholinky
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 21:22:05

    gorgeous colours Lynne. love the background you have used.


  7. robin
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 21:35:01

    Beautiful!!! That is one of my favorite images and the way you have added the depth to it is wonderful. I’m going to have to try that….thanks for sharing!!


  8. debbiek
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 23:42:48

    Oh Lynne, this is outstandingly beautiful! Congrats on winning, you do such gorgeous work that it’s no surprise:) Have a great week…

    – DebbieK x


  9. Marie
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 00:01:51

    Hi Lynne,
    this is stunning.Congratulation on winning.
    Have a wonderful week.


  10. Christine
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 01:16:23

    Your golden girl card is luxurious and, at same time, subtle, Lynne.
    Hugs, Christine


  11. Sue Allan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 08:18:00

    Congratulations, Lynne..your successs is well-deserved.

    This is very interesting as well as beautiful. I was just wondering what kind of image did you start off with that allowed the gold paint to show through?

    I guess you stamped the image onto acetate.

    The effect is remarkable and the whole thing is exquisite.
    Sue xx


    • lynne
      Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:51:30

      The image was printed onto regular glossy photo paper. I then used the cold contact method (clear sticky back plastic) in this case. Lynne x


  12. june
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 10:05:45

    Ohhh Lynne, this is superb !! Its hauntingly beautiful and vintage and just the most gorgeous piece. thank you so much for joining in this weeks spot prize challenge my friend and good luck
    hugs June xxx


  13. Jingle
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 12:32:45

    This is really so pretty!


  14. Willy
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 12:37:48

    What a beauty!


  15. Julie Forest
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:40:29

    Hi, Lynne! This is just lovely!! And congrats on last week’s win! 🙂


  16. Lynn Stevens
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 16:37:50

    Stunning Lynne and it dosen’t surprise me a bit to hear you won. Your work is always Beautiful!


  17. Cindy Adkins
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 16:42:55

    Oh Lynne,
    Thanks so much for linking this up!!! And congratulations on winning on June’s challenge–I love her!!
    And I love this image–I had used it for something many months ago and I think she is so hauntingly beautiful–I love your creation!!!


  18. Brenda
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 19:15:01

    Your card is so beautiful!!!


  19. Nancy Maxwell James
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 20:37:52

    Congrats to you Lynn and so well deserved! One of my favorite middle eastern vintage photos also (I have used that one for my sister’s “belly dance type” cards. I love how you sponged the gold and used it to make the image pop! 🙂


  20. Shelley
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 12:22:56

    Stunning! Congratulations on your win, you deserve it. I think this one’s a winner too!


  21. PetraB
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 21:46:04

    It is stunning, a gorgeous combination.


  22. Roselle
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 23:06:00

    STUNNING! So vintage and ethreal!


  23. Jack
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 08:44:14

    Oh WOW! This is so beautiful. And you always put such a lot into your work. xx


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