Saturday, 5 March 2011

I love Deco Ladies... the ones you see on Clinton Cards.

So when Andy at Pinnacle Crafts mentioned that he was going to do a Deco Style class - I was there, and my place was booked.

Today was the class day and it was wonderful. Andy told us we would be making a variety of cards using the Deco idea of classic clean lines and period colours - i.e. not just black & white which a lot of folk associate with the Deco style.

The first card we made was mainly B&W but I used a little hint of peachy-pink as a highlight accent.
The image was a clear stamp from the new DoCrafts range Perfect Pets and so was the embossed frame. The border was one of the newer Martha Stewart border punches. With a bit of added bling the finished effect is quite classy.

Although it doesn't show in this photo (my wonderful skills with a camera coming to the fore - yet again LOL) the pattern is created from turquoise miri card cut using an EK Success trim punch and then glued in rows down the whole of the front of the card.
The panel was cut in silver miri using a Cuttlebug die and then mounted on the turquoise card before being raised with 3D foam.

The Deco period saw travel becoming very popular so this easel card was made to look like the lady is standing on the deck of a ship.
Kanban scenic card was used for the sea & sky and the the decking.
The rail and the lifebouy were cut on the Cricut and by carefully placing the lady, she looks like she is holding onto the rail gazing out to sea.

This card was a 'take' on one that Andy did a little while ago using an Edwardian lady. For this class we had a digi stamp of a 'flapper' which we coloured using Copic pens.
The background of the card was created using matte silver card covered in glitter card 'bricks' to give the look of a wall. The door was cut from white gloss card using the "Ornamental Iron" cart on the Cricut. The railing was cut using a Martha Stewart deep edge punch - gunmetal miri card was used.
Funny enough, the design on the railings was very close to the design of the door. As you can see, I stuck with the turquiose colour when I was colouring this image as this is a shade that I really like.

Another lovely crafty day with a bit of all sorts of crafty things...colouring, punching, stamping, blinging, cut & sticking.

All the cards were 5 & 3/4inch squares but we had a standard side fold, a tent fold and a couple of easels.

I have so enjoyed my day...............................


Sandra said...

Sounds like you've had a lovely day, and oohh what gorgeous cards you have to show for it.

ffroggie said...

Fabby cards, sounds like you had a wonderful day Toni :)

voodoo vixen said...

Oh I wish I could do a class like that, your cards are fabulous Toni!! Especially love the lady on the boat one.

Lynn Stevens said...

Toni, You had me at the easel card, Great idea, She really looks like shes standing on deck, What a fun craft day and wonderful cards!
Hugs Lynn

Debbie said...

All lovely cards, the elegant cat one is my fave!


Claireliz said...

Lovely cards there Toni, you have been busy