Tuesday, 14 September 2010

There's that phrase again!

Yes, I have a stamp with my blog name on it...lol !
I finished this card today. The sentiment is by Elusive Images, the frame by Stampers Anonymous (my alltime favourite stamp company) and the female image is called 'Studio Angel' and is by Acey Deucy, now made by Stampington, I believe. The background is stamped using a Paper Artsy mini and the beautiful marbled paper is the real deal..... a piece from a pack I bought in Il Papiro in Florence.

















Here's a detail from this card. I mounted the stamped frame image on some heavy card after painting it with watercolours,Distress Inks and H2Os before cutting and tearing around it and then raised it on some sticky fixers above the Acey Deucy image.
















If you ever go to Florence and visit the Duomo - which of course you would - you'll find Il Papiro right in the shadow of that impressive confection of a building. Anyway, they have several shops in Florence and at one of their other shops you can see a demonstration of marbled paper being made. It's fascinating. So, this is handmade marbled paper.
And here's a photo of me outside the shop after buying my paper bits back in February.....
Here are a few more photos from our fabulous city break to Florence - oh how I loved that place but it was freeeeeezing cold when we were there!















Go there if you ever get the chance and if you love old cities and art!!

5 comments:

themessycraftroom said...

Lovely card and I love your mabled paper. Nice photo's Hugs x ChrisB

Neet said...

Thanks for the trip around Florence - a city I have never been to (as yet LOL).
Love your card - everything about it - the images, the paper and the layout. Gorgeous!

IsaNorris said...

This is a STUNNING card Netti! Love it !!
isa xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, Netti!
Thanks for sharing the pictures of Florence - it's such a wonderful city, isn't it?!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Its now April...where are you missus lol

Florence is a place I need to go and visit- looks stunning, what amazing photos and GORGEOUS artwork.

Great meeting up today :o)