Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Stolen Glances

 Welcome to Magpieheaven.  Today the inspiration comes from my daughter who is studying Fashion styling and photography! For a recent project at college her theme was 'Stolen Glances' and I have explored this on a tag and ribbon 
  she is placing in a little treasure chest to evoke the mood of her 'Stolen Glances' shoot for her 'press kit'. In the shoot she wants to capture a sense of mystery and hint at  Alexandre Dumas' 'The Lady of the Camellias' - we're hoping our white camellia will last just long enough for her to use one of the blooms in the 'shoot'. Perhaps in a few weeks' time she might let me show the photos from the shoot here! Maybe then I'll be able to give away a little bit more of the story behind the 'shoot' and how it links with the novel!
 The ribbon is some wide silky trim from one of my old jackets, stamped with Tim Holtz's Tattered Alphabet in 'Potting Soil' archival ink by Wendy Vecchi. 
The Feather, also stamped with 'Potting Soil' is from PaperArtsy's  LPC007. Here you can see the other side of the tag, which also features that same feather.
The flower is created using two different PaperArtsy dies: the 'steam punk' and the regular flower. The petals are a combination of PaperArtsy Smoothy card and Tim Holtz canvas textured Core'dinations paper, painted with Nougat, Vintage Lace and just a touch of Butternut. Once again I used the lovely doily stencil by Rebekah Meir from Crafters' Workshop - I so love this and I'm really glad I gave into temptation and bought it at Ally Pally. The script is from LPC028, stamped without a block to create an impression of age. I edged the tag with some Chocolate Pudding and French Roast.
For the flip side of the tag I used some Rose Quartz Treasure Gold on the underside of these PaperArtsy leaves and a beautiful leaf charm, a gift from my crafty friend, Lucy who I met up with yesterday. I gave it a thin coat of Nougat and a touch of Rose Quartz Treasure Gold to tone in with the rest of the tag. Here it is, a simple tag and ribbon combination. Thank you so much for dropping by and taking a look in the Magpie's Nest. I always value your visits. Have a lovely evening and a great week.


  1. Beautiful neutral colours, looks lush with the silky material. Love stamping on fabric, hope 'the shoot' goes well :-) x

  2. I love the colours you have used and touches of treasure gold, all makes this a very sophisticated looking project. I do hope your daughter lets you showcase her photographs on your blog.
    Julie x

  3. Lovely post and I really love that pretty tag Julie Ann. I resisted the lure of the doily stencils (with difficulty) but I know I'll have to succumb when I go to the StampMagic show if Leandra has any left, lol! Anyway, the colours are so right for a shabby chic look and I love the TG on the underside of the pretty leaves.

    Hope we get to see the 'shoot' pice too.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Fabulous Julie Ann, the potting soli and nougat colours are a wonderful combination and I love the creativity of the project. I would love to see the photos at a later date xx

  5. Fabulous, as ever - love the colours - and I think I must get that alphabet stamp set one day.. you can never have too many alphabet sets, right? Hope to see your daughter's work too one day..

  6. What a great project, innovative and different. The choice of colours are fantastic. Nikki x

  7. How exquisite, I love the blue and brown together, the feather, and the stamping on the ribbon. Would love to hear more about Mathilda s shoot. This is beautiful, julie Ann,

    Lucy x

  8. Oooh what a lovely set which all complement each other perfectly xxx

  9. It is such a beautiful notion that your dear daughter's college project has inspired you to create this exquisite piece of artwork and we have the pleasure of you sharing with us.
    That flower is so beautiful and overall there is such a delicate appearance and I have no idea why but it speaks to me of melancholy, maybe it is the thought of stolen glances which are so fleeting.

  10. A beautiful piece with such a lovely colour combination. I love the way you have photographed it too - it tells a story of it's own! Chrisx

  11. Hey Julie Ann - I too hope we get to see some of your daughter's photos. I know where she gets her talent from! Your tag is beautiful as well the way you staged your pictures. Bravo!
    Sandy xx

  12. Hello Miss Julia Ann, you are THE BEST Mom and I know Matilda would agree, obviusly she has gotten her Mother talent, this is so gorgeous, I love the satin ribbon and how the stamping look on it, the flower is beautiful, but I love how you made the curly leaves, it fabulous how you used the stencil on both sides in different ways, it's all in the details you are just wonderful with them, thanks for sharing. I do hope she will let you share the photos to go with it...

  13. So subtle and elegant - beautiful work, Julie Ann!
    Alison x

  14. Another wow, you really do wow me with every piece you do. This is absolutely gorgeous tag, such simple colours but really powerful. I hope you will be able to show us the photos, I bet Matilda is like her mum, the details will be unique, inspiring and stunning. I have definitely decided I neeeeeeeeeed that stencil lol :-) Kezzy xxxxx


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