Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rare Find

Meet Rare Magazine. I love it. It's published here in Austin, and the paper and the images are usually very fetching. I would never be able to throw it away after I've read it, so here's a simple, three minute card with the issue with my favorite cover ever.

This gorgeous image is the work of a local artist - Nishi Kumar, originally from India. She adores Degas, and it shows. It graces the cover of the January edition of Rare. The flower lower left is mine - it's the large flower from Fifth Avenue Floral, stamped in white craft ink and embossed with white detail embossing powder.After I embossed the flower I cut it out. Then I ripped off the cover to use in another project, and look what I found. Ooh. I'm gonna need that nice chocolatey brown and the vanilla scallop, aren't I?I actually had to do some creative cutting and get two pieces to avoid the bride image. I pieced them together under the flower and you'd never know! :)

The greeting is stamped on one of Stampin' Up!'s new Canvas Cuts pieces.


Don't throw that magazine away. You never know what I'll do next...

9 comments:

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is beautiful. That set is perfect for this technique.

Rebecca said...

This is incredible! I just ordered the flower and can't wait to try this!

Pam said...

Beautiful! You did a great job with it. Love it! Thanks for sharing, Pam

Lisa Atha said...

Lydia,

Awesome card, that stamp set is a great one for this technique. Did I by any chance inspire this one with my use of calendar photos?
Love how you used the chocolate/ vanilla scallop page also on the card.

Lisa A.

rebecca said...

I love the colors and the interwining of the textures suggested by the paper. Very pretty! I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who sees another purpose in what comes in the mail. I may even have to get myself off the "no junk mail" list just so I can get more good stuff. On second thought, I'll scrounge around in friends' junk mail.

Sharon F CreatedByU said...

Love that flower, and what you've done with it.. I'm going to have to go through a pile of old scrapbook paper and see what I can reanimate! TFS
-Sharon F (Createdbyu)

Jenn in GA said...

i was already leaning toward getting that set, so now i'm gonna have to!

cool job with the flower! i think there are many more that could be made with that cover...surprised you didn't choose the portion with some BLUE in it!

yvonnew said...

All I can say is "beautiful!"

Diane said...

Gorgeous...and I have that stamp, love it, love it!!!