Thursday, June 4, 2009

AI Russian Tea Room Elegant


I was stuck on this card for the longest time! I had the image done of an elegant mahogany baby grand piano and that was all. That was the easy part. I tried several colours layered between the paino image and the black scallop. The black scallop wasn't a black scallop initially, it was a label nestie that I finally decided just didn't have the right feel.

I went back to this card again this morning. I decided in the middle of the night it needed MORE colour that I had been willing to use. I finally settled on this robin's egg blue and realized with the gilt edges I had already done and the feel of the rest of the card that it reminded me of a turn of the century (not this century ;) ) Russian Tea Room. Now that it's done, I love it!



A friend of mine has a piano like this and I am always in awe of the look and sound of it - it is quite magnificent! Okay, now that this pretty thing is done, I can carry on to other projects! OCC is due soon, I have several projects to do for AI, i {heart} papers is due for a few projects, I have an idea of where to go with my camps and other events for the next year and want to follow through with those. We may or may not get a new litter this coming weekend and I have one quilt cut that I want to assemble and one in the wings waiting for some inspiration. It's supposed to SNOW this coming weekend, so I have time if I lock myself in my studio...

stamps; music a la carte (Artful INKables), music score (cornish heritage farms)
paper; crate avenue (crate papers), antique ivory (paper accents), anchorage (bazzill)
ink; pitch black adirondack, antique linen, tea dye distress ink (ranger)
accessories; wedding brads, straight pins, flocked scroll ribbon, ribbon punch (making memories), cornice punch (MS), circle and scallop circle nesties (spellbinders - IHP), adhesive pearls (
hero arts - IHP), pale gold leafing pen (krylon), pretties kit (SU!), copic markers

9 comments:

Connie said...

This is sooo very pretty! LOVE your layout with this image! Stunning!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Loretta, this is stunning!!! Great colors and dp choices!!! love your coloring!!! Beautifully done!!!

Girl, I am so bad!!! I wanted to send you a card when you were least expecting it, but I have misplaced your addy...I know it is Canada. Can you pm me at SCS?

Blessings!!!

Shellys Crafts said...

I love the image, but the way you colored it is terrific. You have all the shadows etc...
Beautiful. thanks for sharing..

ChristineCreations said...

This is just beautiful Loretta! That piano is colored to perfection...and I love the sheet music in the background!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great card...lovin' that piano!!!!

Velta said...

Wow Loretta ~ This card is absolutely beeutiful!! Such a vintage look to it and perfect coloring and colors :)

lbcrafts said...

Loretta, love, love, love your card.....absolutely georgeous!!!! Beautiful colours and papers.

Louise

Elena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You do the most beautiful and elegant cards, Loretta!

Jenny Gropp said...

Lovely card!

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