Monday 5 May 2014

How beautifully dramatic!

My second card today features the stunning image, a revisited Frankenstein’s Bride Portrait by Abigail Larson and available at Simply B Stamps.

Just like my first card, this one features piecing together (quilting), which is this month’s theme over at Simply Steampunk Challenges.

I followed the current sketch over at Outlawz which was perfect for some paper piecing action.  I love double matting to give a 1/6th border and I love that I could use all the scraps of Prima Craftsman’s paper from my other card.  Scrappy cards is the current theme over at A Creative Romance so I am entering my card there.

So I wanted to do some sort of quilted cog thing but didn’t know how or what so I did what I always do in this sort of situation, I sought help from Mr Google and he didn’t disappoint.  I found a fabulous real quilt by Jacquie of Tall Grass Prairie Studio and I scraplifted the shape she used.  I used two Nestie circles to make a donut shape for my template, when I was done though I wanted to make it look more cog-like so I cut the little triangles out of both the inside and outside edge, shame you can’t see the inside but hey, I am good at doing details no one can see!

Not only did I fussy cut my quilted cog but I also fussy cut the image, yep, that amazing gothic frame comes with the image and this crazy little crafter deciding fussy cutting it was a good idea.  I love how it turned out though but then I always love the results of fussy cutting as much as I hate the process.  I’m linking this up at the current Party Time Tuesdays’ challenge which is all about fussy cutting.

I picked my embellies to suit the theme of the image, a clock key as Frankenstein’s Bride was “constructed” and needed to be turned on so to speak.  An Idea-ology Muse Token with the word “Unique” as she certainly is that and a set of keys because I am sure that being a constructed person you would feel like you were in a cage not able to escape the constraints of your origins.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes B00
Lips R24, R29, R46
Hair E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Clear
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Grand Circles & Standard Circles
Metal Key Charm from stash
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Clock Keys & Muse Tokens
Inks & Paints etc
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst ~ Cocoa Bean Copper
Tim Holtz Distress Inks ~ Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs, Iced Spruce, Pumice Stone, Tea Stain, Victorian Velvet & Weathered Wood
Kaisercraft Cardstock ~ Liquorice
Prima Craftsman ~ Black Box, Draftsman, Engineer, Mechanic & Tools of the Trade

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. She is positively beautiful !
    As always ~ :>)

  2. Love this layout and as always your coloring is just beautiful xx


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