Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The three Muses "Long ago and far away"


Long ago and far away is the theme at the 3 Muses. The perfect theme of course for something vintage, which is my favourite style. I created a 6 x 6 page which eventually I will use as a book cover. The image is from a cabinet card I bought at an antique's fair. The lace is also genuinely antiques. The other embellishments are mainly grungeboard, painted ad distressed with Lumiere paints, Perfect Pearls and Stazon ink. Unfortunately the photo turned out a lot bluer than the original.

24 comments:

Sandy said...

Boah wow what a dream Astrid.
This is just perfect. Really gorgeous.

Judy said...

Absolutely beautiful, Astrid, this is a real treasure!

Femmy said...

fantastic Astrid! love the lace and flowers!!

AliMayes said...

Fabulous Astrid - those hinges are delightful;in fact, it's all delightful!!

Taluula said...

Astrid this is so beautiful, and the lace and those hinges are gorgeous. This well deserves to become a book cover my friend.

Eila A said...

Wow, this is a stunning work of art! The image, the frame and all the embellishments are incredibly beautiful. I'm sure it will be a fantastic book cover!

indybev said...

What a gorgeous book cover this will make, Astrid. It's wonderfully vintage, and your attention to detail is marvelous!

Yvonne said...

Wow, Astrid, you have done a fabulous creation here!

Faye said...

Astrid, your book cover is a fantastic work of art. Your use of the lumiere paints and other shiny paints really makes your embellishments stand out. Even if this never makes it to a book, it is a gorgeous piece just by itself.

terri d. said...

this is a gorgeous work of art! love all the little touches you have added to your book cover. the antique lace and the different paints.

Ozstuff said...

Astrid, this is breathtaking. I love the depth of colour and the richness that you have achieved. It will make a superb book cover but I agree with Faye above that it stands alone as a work of art.

Lori Saul said...

What a spectacular book cover for all things vintage- beautiful work Astrid. The addtion of the hardware is super!

Martina2801 said...

OMG, Astrid - this piece is just brilliant, fantastic, totally awesome, wow, what more can I say. Love it.

Limar said...

This is really beautiful, it will make a great book cover :)

peppapig said...

Gorgeous!!

*jean* said...

ooo astrid, this is breathtaking! amazing work!

Alexandra Knittel said...

Fantastic artwork Astrid. I love the old lace which you used.

Rosie Rowe said...

Astrid, this is so beautiful... I love the embellishments and the vintage lace! Isn't it annoying when the photo doesn't come out "true" to your original piece? Having said that, nothing could detract from this one!

Alexandra said...

Oh Astrid what a wonderful work, fantastic!!!!! Great!!!!

Alex

LiveArt said...

Wow Astrid, what a gorgeous piece of art!!! love all the gorgeous vintage elements and your composition, this is just a fantastic vintage piece!! Love it!!

Linda

José said...

Beautiful!!

Jann said...

This is so beautiful--you did such a nice job on it!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is sooooo gorgeous! i love every bit of it! fab work! :)

Zuzu's Blog said...

I know I know... 2009 this went on. but your blog said (on your timmy april tag) "if you liked this you may also like... " and up this popped. and they were right. I DO like it. I LOVE it.

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