Sunday, February 13, 2011

French Bonnets


Wouldn't it be fun to be able to wear the beautiful bonnets and dresses of Yesteryear. Well all except for the corsets. LOL This is a canvas I did.
I flipped it over and worked on the backside.
Using another New Release from Oxford Impressions 
Regency Fashion plate.
I thought how fun to include embellishments that a hat maker might use.
Vintage feathers and flowers and even some netting were a must for the well dressed woman of the day.
I colored the images using Watercolor markers technique from Technique Junkies.
Background paper from Graphics 45.
Its my entry
This week on The Play Date Cafe 
Challenge #68

43 comments:

Artfully Musing said...

Love this! Laura

Riki Schumacher said...

I love it Lynn! So sweet, and yes, I would love to wear bonnets again! They are so feminine and great statements. Hugs, Riki

Tracy Evans said...

Great idea working on the back of the canvas in fact you got me thinking this would make a great shrine mmmmm! Love love the canvas and all the embellishments and buttons. Wonderful take on the colour challenge. Tracy Evans x

misteejay said...

Pretty bonnets would be lovely but I agree...no corsets LOL

Beautiful piece of work.

Toni xx

Zoechaos said...

Do you sometimes think that you were born in the wrong time and on the wrong continent? LOL The period so suits your style XOXO Zoe

craftattack said...

This is gorgeous, but I am not so sure about the bonnets - I think they would not look so good on me!

Janet Ghio said...

This is really nice and I love the embellishments you have chosen!

Jacqueline said...

OH Lynn! What a beautiful card - absolutely LOVE this card! You are so so creative!

Daniele said...

lovely picture Lynn,so pretty with the added bits, I think I need a corset to hold all my love handles in, either that or I need to give up the chocolates

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

The canvas is gorgeous...and the embellishments are perfection!
(Love the stamps, but just know I wouldn't be able to pull off a bonnet:)

CuddlyBunny said...

Whew, if yesteryear's clothes and bonnets were as awesome as this creation ... I'd be happy to wear them (though I agree the corset would be miserable).

Jo said...

i love how you used the other side of the canvas ... that was brilliant ... and oh yes, i wish i could get dressed up in the style of that day ... especially the bonnets!

Martina2801 said...

Oh, Lynn what can I say but WOW!!!
Your pieces are always sooo beautiful and these are just wonderful eye candy:-) You are sooooo talented!!

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous, very vintage, love the use of the back of the canvas

Gerri Herbst said...

So very lovely. Really like the depth and dimension you created. Beautiful color and images.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic canvas and great new images by Oxford Impressions.

Cheryl said...

oh wow I just adore this,could easily sit and admire this all day,brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Netty said...

Its gorgeous Lynn and thank you for the tip about using the other side of the canvas. But no I wouldn't want to wear bonnets or those dresses, too much effort...lol Annette x

StamperBee said...

Very neat. A bonnet would be perfect for me right now since I am trying to grow out my hair from a short angled bob cut. Hope you have a very Happy Valentines Day!
Hugs, Kim

Sherry Goodloe said...

Very very nice Lynn :)

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Lynn,

So very pretty! I love Oxford Press stamps, but I had to stop buying them as it seems I was collecting them and not using them.....LOL Thank God for prolific crafters like you who make good use of them.

I know you don't live out here, but if you wouldn't mind posting a button for my bloggers luncheon, I would appreciate it. You can find it on my current post.

Have a great Valentine's Day!

Hugs,
Meri

Lori said...

Truly gorgeous piece, Lynn..just love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Love the Vintage image and all the beautiful details especially the buttons!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- what a cool piece of art- I love all of the embellishments too. i think it would be fun to wear the long dresses and all- but....they had no air conditioning in those days.......Yuck!

shari said...

Lynn, Your canvas is just Beautiful!! I love how you used the back side. I'm following you now, I saw your post on ATT. Shari (cricutrookie)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lynn,
beautiful canvas and I love all the details.Happy Valentine's day.
Hugs,
Marie

Marva said...

Oh how cool! This is awesome!

Jingle said...

This is so beautiful!!!

Dezinaworld said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, love those ladies and the colours are great
hugs June

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lynn, this is fascinating to look at! How beautiful. THanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe this week. Hope to see you again soon!

Linda R. said...

This is so Cute my friend. What a wonderful creation!!

I do hope you have a happy Valentines day!!

Hugs, Linda

trisha too said...

This is charming--you are so right, by the way;
bonnets and pretty skirts, yes.
Corsets--NOT happening!

:)

Just me said...

Great idea, flipping your canvas around. The shadowbox look, look's great! Love all the details! Wonderful!

janita mantel said...

What a beautiful card, i love it

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful. The touch of buttons is perfect.

glitterBugStudios said...

Oh lynn it is so beautiful! Love all the accents too esp. the feather. Tracey

Terry said...

This is fabulous, Lynn! For sure no corsets, but I think I would just be too fussy with that much gear on!!! But to get dressed up like that for an hour and have a photo taken, too cool! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day GF! Hugs!

One4Joy said...

amazing work, Lynn! I am so loving your boxes of late. And now off to OI for a look at those new stamps.

As a side note, I still have my hats I've worn through the years, it is fun to take them out every now and then...

Jan said...

This is a GoRGeOus!! canvas :)

Lorraine said...

lovely vintage lace pieces..I must say I am really impressed by your antler carving..superb

2amscrapper said...

I just love this!

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a neat interpretation of this week's inspiration at the Play Date Cafe. Love how it is 3D.

JeanFB said...

Wow, incredibly beautiful! I looooove all the dressmaker's details (and the little label, too!), and the gorgeous coloring and collage work!

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