Once Upon A Time

Hello Everyone
Recently I shared with you a DT post for Gecko Galz (also a birthday card for a friend), a card made with a Spring Queens image. At the time of making the card I made a second card featuring another of the Spring Queens, once again doubling the card up as a DT sample for Gecko Galz but also for another friend’s birthday.
The wonderful Spring Queen image sheet is from their April product selection.

With it being a Gecko Galz DT sample, below you will find a supply list and instructions. onceuponatimelynnemoncrieff
Gecko Galz Spring Queens
Star Crossed digital paper pack
Oxford Impressions Castle Keep
Prima flower
Martha Stewart Metallic Acrylics
Distress Paint Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Distress Ink Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose
Memento Ink
Gesso (Golden)
Gel Medium (Gesso)
Print Star Crossed digital paper onto white cardstock. Adhere to cardbase, distressing the edges. Further distress the paper with Gesso and paints the stamp Castle Keep images with Distress Inks. Blend with baby wipe then continue to add more Gesso and paint to the cardstock. Apply paint to edges.

I isolated Spring Queens, selecting this image, re-sized by enlarging it then printing onto canvas printer paper. Distress edges then adhere to panel of corrugated cardboard which has been painted with Gesso and paints.

Apply metallic paints to white cardstock. Stamp various images from Castle Keep.

Layer the Spring Queen panel to the cardbase, embellishing the card with the stamped elements and various papers (I used papers I had prepared for other projects).

Embellish the card with a Prima flower, torn and stained vintage lace and a piece cut from rose lace ribbon.
focalThe canvas printer paper always adds a lovely texture to images.
As with the first card I made using  the Spring Queens images, I once again dipped into the Oxford Impressions Castle Keep set.
In real life the paints shimmer with metallic goodness in the form of coppers and golds which I liked set against the more chalky, Gesso appearance of the background paper panel.detail4More layering to create this embellishmentdetail2Thank You for your visit to this post. I always appreciate your visits.
Have a lovely weekend.

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Samantha Read
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 15:25:49

    Loving the rich delicate pinks Lynne and a crown! What more could a girl want?
    Wishing you a fabulous weekend,
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx


  2. craftytrog
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 15:41:33

    A lovely image, & beautifully embellished Lynne! Your friend will treasure her card.
    Hope you have a good weekend,
    Alison xxx


  3. Sandy Dehon
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 15:43:31

    Without doubt, you are the queen of vintage. Your art work is always so soft and feminine and full of romance. As always Lynne, your make is gorgeous.
    Sandy xx


  4. Dorthe
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 15:51:36

    Once upon a time, there was a lovely woman, creating such beautiful, and romantic little adventures in fabric and paper. Seing them alwayes made me feel happy, and blessed being a part of both her own world, and her amazing creative world , which is alwayes filled with the joy of beauty and creative wonders.
    Thank you dearest Lynne.


  5. CarolS
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 15:53:39

    This is lovely! Love all the painting and texture…also ribbons & laces!
    I rarely cut up my floral ribbon like this but I think I have to start because it looks so nice here the way you used it on top of the paper flower!


  6. Shilpa
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 16:05:46

    Beautiful vintage card..thanks for sharing the making process.


  7. 3renee
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 16:16:26

    The lace and image are so stunning! You really did a nice job on this beautiful card, I know your friend will treasure it.


  8. Corrie
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 16:20:16

    Beautiful card, Lynne ! Hope you have a great weekend !
    Corrie x


  9. Gery
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 16:32:45

    This birthdaycard looks as beautiful as the other one you made, Lynne.
    Never thought of putting the colours brown, black and white together, but it looks realy great.
    Groetjes Gery


  10. Valerie-Jael
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 17:19:18

    Beautiful work again. Valerie


  11. Rita
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 18:12:30

    How beautiful Lynne. You always create such beautiful things. Hugs Rita xxx


  12. may
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 18:22:50

    Gorgeous card Lynne, the image is so beautiful…I adore the design & colours… Have a happy weekend… Hugs May x x


  13. Anne R
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 18:44:13

    Your card is wonderful, I love the colours and all the beautiful feminine touches which you do so well! Hugs, Anne xx


  14. rachel fisher
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 19:13:53

    what a lovely dreamy image Lynne – beautiful piece to show it off too – love it! Hope you are well! hugs rachel x


  15. Fliss
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 19:42:49

    Absolutely gorgeous Lynne as always and such a beautiful image too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  16. Meggymay
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 20:15:15

    Gorgeous piece Lynne, the colours and image are beautiful
    Yvonne x


  17. coco
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 21:22:21

    What a fabulous card, absolutely gorgeous Lynne. Have a lovely week-end, I will be on holidays next week, so happy to visit “les châteaux de la loire” never seen yet! 🙂 Hugs, Coco x


  18. astrid51
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 21:24:17

    Stunning Lynne, love all the textural elements you added to surround that beautiful image! Whoever gets this will love it for sure!!


  19. Marilyn J. Rock
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 23:25:06

    Just awesomely beautiful! xo


  20. Shirley
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 00:26:10

    Gorgeous design, the detail is just so beautiful. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx


  21. Sharon
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 05:03:00

    So beautiful Lynne – anyone would love to receive this as their birthday card!!


  22. Brenda Brown
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 07:04:11

    This is divine my friend, such a beautiful feminine piece xx


  23. Annie G
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 08:08:23

    Gorgeous background, fabulous colours and a beautiful image and florals….love it Lynne.

    Crafty hugs Annie x


  24. Suzy
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 08:57:17

    So Stunning Lynne including all of the beautiful textures to highlight such a gorgeous image for a Birthday girl!
    Hugs and wishes to you,


  25. Julie
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 11:26:42

    Looks so beautiful Lynne and love the image of the lady. You style vintage perfectly. I’d love to go back in time if only for a day to see all the wonderful fashions.
    Take Care, Julie x


  26. 1cardcreator
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 14:15:16

    Stunning card my friend, beautiful image and I love the background textures you created along with the beautiful lace elements you added too. ~Diane


  27. Julie Lee
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 17:18:33

    Stunning image and embellishments. I always love the way you use lace – so vintage, feminine and beautifully aged. It adds a kind of mystery and lyricism to your ‘makes’. This piece takes me back to the dreams and imaginings of my childhood! I love it. Julie Ann xxx


  28. Paper Profusion
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 17:37:51

    Stunningly ethereal Lynne! And so so beautiful. Seeing the almost ‘coral’ like shimmer from your photo I can only imagine how wonderfully this glistens in real life. I bet your friend was thrilled. You really are ‘Queen of Vintage’ makes and I love how expressive each and every piece is. Nicola x


  29. Viv Tomlinson
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 20:23:34

    Beautiful – love it.


  30. Terry
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 00:38:55

    Beautiful tag, Lynne! The pink colors and lace with that gorgeous image is such a feminine delight! Happy Weekend!


  31. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 07:17:49

    So stunning. I love the digi paper background – it fits perfectly.


  32. Viola
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 10:33:50

    Stunning work, dear Lynne! So very beautiful!! Hugs, Viola


  33. Ira
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 19:05:58

    Beautiful, refined, elegant and stylish as always dear Lynne, so delicate!
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  34. barnie
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 21:40:07

    That’s a wonderful compostion again. Thanks for you comment on my card in a box. You may take a look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP9XCIpk3lE


  35. michele s
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 23:00:51

    oh so pretty and dreamy! xo


  36. Dianne
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:36:10

    Wow another amazing piece of art you call a card, I adore the colors on here, your art is so unique its out of this world and I loooooove it, thanks for sharing Miss Lynne…..


  37. butterfly
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 18:21:40

    Wonderful romantic look to this, very Pre-Raphaelite in feel. Gorgeous colours, and I love that look of aged plaster walls in the background. Fabulous image too, of course!
    Alison xx


  38. Buttons (Jenny Marples)
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 18:48:17

    Oh my! I can imagine this being used to promote a dramatic silent movie. Beautifully completed Lynne. Jenny x


  39. The Scrap Yard
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 00:20:38

    Stunning picture! The lace rose is beautiful against that rustic background.


  40. Marjie Kemper
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 17:02:57

    How beautiful! At first I thought the white was pleated/furled fabric. Love the mix of textures on this piece, Lynne.


  41. jo
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 18:52:24

    wow! this is just stunning!!!


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