Saturday, June 28, 2014

Victoriana in Pink and Black

A very Happy Saturday to everyone and I hope you all have a magnificent weekend! Although we have had rain each evening and night, our days have been so beautiful and it's so much fun to spend hours outside. I am signed up for a 5K Color Run on July 26 so I have been trying to get in my training time...eeeek!! Did I REALLY say I would do that??? hahahha

I was asked to try my hand at a little Victoriana project so I hope I have met the mark with a 6" square 4-drawer chest topped with an easel card. I used two fabulous products from the Southern Ridge Trading Company shop. I used the beautiful flourish border BOR-345 and hearts from the HRT-080. Everything else is from my stash..so if you have questions about something I have used, just jot me a note and I will try my best to answer your questions.



You can see that, on the front,  I used the two ends of the BOR-345, painting them with black acrylic paint before placing them as the anchor for the floral treatment.

On the back, I used two of the hearts from HRT-080, painting them with white acrylic paint before topping them with a bit of fancy! The other embellishments are the same as I used on the front of the card and are listed below.


I will attempt to give you as many details as I can but you can tell that I used so many things that I will surely miss part of them. I first made the little 4-drawer chest and you can Google that since there are so many different instructions and options and I can't remember which one I used...except that it ended up 6" square. For the drawer pulls, I dipped the little open roses into ModPodge several times so they would look like ceramic. I then added some black satin bows and MS punched rose leaves. I also painted some little black spools to use as legs for the chest.



I used 3 layers of double-sided DP for the top and rolled back two sheets of the opposite corners for dimension and for places to tuck in a ribbon tag and some little Victorian pretties...like crystal wheat, rosebuds, berries, glass baubles. Rather than use a paper doily I used some pre-gathered lace and black guipure lace in a semi-circle to serve as the base for the flowers/stuff!  haha I used various roses and rosebuds, crystal flowers, stick pins, ceramic heart, chenille heart, organza butterflies. I also used a small lace butterfly in the lower corner topped with tiny pearls. And of course it wouldn't be Victorian without its share of border pearls!!

Here are some additional views:




I hope you will let me know what you think of my little attempt at Victoriana!

WINNER!!!!

Mr Random.org has made the selection for the darling Maya stamp and the beautiful Butterfly Border Die is.....


Congratulations, Helena! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me an email before Monday, June 30 at 8 AM ET so that I can get your package to you right away!

Thank you all so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon! Have a lovely weekend and until the next time, I send Big Hugs!!

29 comments:

kbrandy4 said...

Wow! Stunning creation Jacque, always love pink and black colour combination! Congratulations Helena!
Have a fabulous weekend,
Hugs, Hazel xx

Smetanina Svetlana said...

Супер!!! Очень красиво, бесподобное сочетание цветов))

Dawn Lancaster said...

Just gorgeous Jaque! I love every little detail! The colours are so wonderfully dramatic!
Hugs
Dawn xx

lucretia said...

That is a wow creation...

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Wow Jacque this is stunning just love the colour's and all the fabulous embellishments and detail just gorgeous
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning. An amazing design, gorgeous colours and full of such beautiful detailing too.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy L said...

Wow, wow , wow, what a stunner, so gorgeous, xxxx

Pollard Carole said...

What an amazing project the work the detail its all just stunning so clever it must have taken ages but the result is just perfect Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole

Pollard Carole said...

What an amazing project the work the detail its all just stunning so clever it must have taken ages but the result is just perfect Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW sheer gorgeous !!

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh Jacque this is so gorgeous and sooo romantic, and I´m sure any girl would just love to recieve a box like this. So gorgeous work hun.
Big congrats to Helena for winning your candy too.

loulou said...

Jacque this is absolutely gorgeous. I triumph of florals and frills.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! Love all the details! Beautiful lace!

Dainté said...

wow this look so cute !

cebelica said...

Wowers Jacque, your creation is amazing. A real piece of art. I LOVE it! hugs! xx

Shazza said...

this is beautiful x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Magnificent creation, Jacque, very beautifully and elegantly!
Thanks, Jacque, it is so unexpected that I won and I am very glad.
hugs, Helena

April Rogers said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a lovely piece. I adore black and pink and this is just so right on! Very nice, love all the elements on it and boy you made my mind spin on what I might be able to do if I just think about it.
Thank you so much for sharing.
xo Nana

Laurian said...

An amazing creation Jacque, having lived in a house full of Victoriana as a child I can vouch for the style - you definitely nailed it!
I love all the detail that can be seen from any angle, beautiful!
Hugz

Laurian

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous piece Jacque.
Love all the pretty elements and using the lace to hold up the card is a stroke of genius!
Anne x

Sol said...

WOW!! The first thing I noticed was all the Details!!! Stunning!! Love the pearls.. and those black ribbons on the drawers!! Perfect with the feet on the boxs too.. And the combination with dotted pink paper and the white and black details is Wonderful!! Beautiful staschy Details!! :o) Love it!!

Brenda Lee said...

So, so pretty!!

Becky said...

wow..This is awesome.

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Belíssimo, meu olhar ficou feliz. Maravilhoso.
Beijo, uma semana abençoada para você.

mags said...

This is stunning Jacque. Just love the design and all the detail.
Mags
x

Danielle Champagne said...

OMG........ this is absolutely fabulous. I looooove all the lace,the gorgeous flower arrangement. and the tiny roses with pearls are absolutely beautiful. This is stunning Jacque. so very pretty. Hugs!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Jacque!!!!

Perfeito!!! Maravilhoso !!!! Lindo demais. Parabéns pelo belíssimo trabalho.

Beijos

Nikki C said...

Jacque this is just so pretty with all that pink and black :)
hugs Nikki

Traci S. said...

Talk about making a statement! Wow! This is wonderful. I love black and pink, too!

His,
Traci