Saturday, June 16, 2007

Victorian Dreamers

This weeks Daring Cardmakers is....

Dry embossing with a light box or with a die cutting machine.
Using embossing powders or triple embossing.
Using pre-embossed papers.
Embossing with found items.


...and I also have a tag swap to take part in hosted by Gillian, which is Vintage Couples (I imagine really that that meant couples as in romance, but I've done that so many times that I chose a slightly different direction using these two adorable girls.)

Bringing the two challenges together, I came up with this tag. The Dream word is embossed using the matt Adirondack powder(denim)...the leaves are stamped in shades of brown and clear embossed, and the lace is stamped onto a light coloured pre inked/printed paper in clear, clear embossed and then wiped with various brown inks to create an impression of aged lace.

Please click onto the tag to enlarge the image.

I'd also like to add that I am so grateful for all the wonderful feedback I have been receiving lately. Thanks to all who visit and take time out to leave a comment, thankyou :0) x


53 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

Ooooooooooooooo]

OMG Jo it is outstanding

(god I am off again with the Jo idolisation) :-)

But it is gorgeous though

Angela Sumner said...

jo this is stunning!
your attention to detail amazes me ! !

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL LOL

Barbara said...

Beautiful and gorgeous all in one.

Penny said...

Gorgeous tag! I love the aged 'lace' and the leaves falling around the girls feet. Stunning work as always Jo .

xx

Nicole said...

Wooooooooooow, stunning work mate as always ;-)

Greensleeves said...

A great tag! and a great image!
love the lace and the fallen leaves.

Paula said...

Love your flair and creativity....the aged laced edging and cut out leaves are a super finishing touch.

Kaz said...

oooooooooooo gorgeous, beautiful, lovely, nice one, stunning, and extremely LUSH. LOVE it.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I wish you could bottle your creativity - this is just fabulous once again!

Em's Blog said...

This is amazing!! I absolutely love it, love all your work.. It's all so inspiring :o)

Nellie said...

Wow Jo, yet another stunning piece of art!!

Dolly Mixtures said...

So beautifully done. Love the detail of the embossed lace and leaves. Such a beautiful image too. Angela

Paula said...

Totally stunning. The detail is amazing. You must be so proud of this one!

Sarah said...

Wow! the detail on this is fab! Love your work!

purpurkaiser said...

what abeautiful tag, love the colours and the cute image

Gillian said...

oh wow jo!!! this tag is stunning, like that you have gone for none traditional couples :). the deatiled work with the lace and the way the leaves have justed floated around the girls feet is ingenious. thank you for taking part in this swap :) :)

Kathy said...

fantastic stuff. The detail is amazing and must have taken ages. I love seeing all these vintage cards etc

Sheens said...

It is gorgeous Jo! Love the lace detail, the falling leaves....all of it!

Enidan said...

WOW fantasic Cards! love the details !!

mum on the run said...

That's beautiful!!

Have just had a mooch round your blog and your work is stunning.

Carrie said...

Fabulous Jo - would love just a pinch of your inspiration!!!!!!

Lythan said...

Ooooooooooh. That is beautiful. All the lovely details!

Angelnorth said...

The lacey background is just beautiful Jo and how patient are you to cut round those leaves?! Well worht it though - they make a lovely finishing touch.

kathywas said...

I am always blown away by your incredible talent! This is yet another amazing piece. I just love your deep, rich colors and your attention to detai.

KardKrazy said...

Amazing. Thanks for showing the close-up otherwise I might have missed the fantastic details. Love it!

Rein said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous, love it!

stamp and scrape said...

This is amazing, Jo. So many details to look at - thanks for the close-up.
Ros

joanne wardle said...

ooooo I thought it was real lace. well what can I say about your work that I've not said before, well I COULD say it's rubbish, but that would be a lie. it's beautiful. I could gush for ages about how much I love your work, but I'm afraid you might be sick!!!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Is this where we sign up for the Jo Capper-Sandon Fan club?

You've done it again, made us all go oooohhh & aaaahhh... Jo this is so incredibly Beautiful!!!!

Sharon said...

Your work is OUTSTANDING! I am amazed at the detail on the lace and also the little leaves ... absolutely gorgeous! :)

Judy said...

This is just divine - small tag big ibg detail - I love all the detail and especially all the muted tones - wow.

Heather Robinson said...

This is a fantastic tag, Jo. These girls are so engaging and with your artistic touch, their story is just begging to be told. Wow!

deb said...

Gorgeous work Jo, as always.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is such a gorgeous piece! every detail is just amazing!!!

ATCLindaB said...

wow this is just lovely

Sanja said...

Stunning!!!!!!! Beautiful work,as
always.

audrey h. said...

Jo.......this is gorgeous. I love the embossed lace and how you cut all around it. The image is my favorite part of the piece. Those girls are just too adorable :o)

sharon said...

As always, this is amazing. I love the way you've done the lace, you're so clever.

Alexandra Knittel said...

Wonderful!

Seona said...

This is absolutely stunning Jo - that attention to detail is second to none!!!! Inspired as always ;o)

carlene federer said...

You're fab Jo! Love the 3-D quality you got here...
and p.s. byeee to you too, lol!

Patti G. said...

Jo---this is stunning! I love the girls and this image is touching in their looks, but your embossing and use of the leaves and lace..just makes for a super combination! Such a talent you are!
Hugs,Patti

Melanie said...

love all of your stuff on here but this particular one is LUSH,no other word for it... lush

Viola said...

WOW!!!!! Love it!!!!

Suzan-- said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I just recieved my first tag in a vintage paper swap, and I am loving them!!

Your work is GORGEOUS!!You are such an inspiration to me!!
Suzan

Suzan-- said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I just recieved my first tag in a vintage paper swap, and I am loving them!!

Your work is GORGEOUS!!You are such an inspiration to me!!
Suzan

Suzan-- said...

oops, sorry for the double post. Silly computer!!

Rainowgirl said...

B e a u t i f u l

Di

Maggie Ann said...

Oh my word, how precious!

Debby Harriettha said...

Love this tag Jo! Beautiful!

Surfine said...

wow this is wonderful!! My first visite to your blogg, but certainly not the last. Love your style!

Hermine said...

AWESOME. What a great image you have used.

Lana said...

OOOOH yum!!! :) This is so Jo - love it! Like the leaves too! ;)