Thursday, April 1, 2010

1920s bathing beauties




My latest series...
designed to look like a tattered page
torn from an old photograph album.
Lots of tone on tone layers, frayed fabrics,
silk, hand dyed lace, hand stitched details,
tattered bits and bobs...

Available on Etsy.

26 comments:

NuminosityBeads said...

These are absolutely wonderful. You really captured their spirit and they are even more fabulous as a series. The depth of and colors of your muted embellishments are captivating.
Great job!
Kim

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Love em. Love em. Love em. Did I say I love them?! The colors are fantabulous, all the layers are to die for. I think I shall swoon.
hugs
Gail

Malisa said...

Love the colors, textures and trims! Wonderful vintage photos!

Malisa

Whimsey Creations said...

Those are fabulous and would look wonderful grouped together! Very creative!

Lori said...

Stunning, Lisa, just stunning. Love all the textures, and I especially love the tone on tone.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Beautiful, beautiful pieces. I love them all. Your work is on my wishlist! What you do is amazing x

Dorthe said...

Lisa dear,
you are a queen of collages, making them look torn and old, and as if they came from earth,alwayes full of special strange wonderfull things.Your series is gorgeus, dear friens. I love them-
Hugs ,Dorthe

nancy said...

stunning work as always!!

Marie-Aimée said...

just beautiful !!!

La Dolce Vita said...

i love them grouped together and the somber tones of the fabric and lace is a nice juxtaposition with the happy smiles!

Vickie said...

Love these with all the wonderful bits and trims! Everything is so nicely layered together.

Dezinaworld said...

Fantastic frames beautiful work indeed
hugs June xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are amazing and stunning. They are so well done and the layers, layers, layers make them so special.

Happy, happy Easter, Lisa.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Gosh Lisa, you are so good at what you do! These are just fantastic, real works of art that should be cherished and loved! I especialy like the 2nd collage which has an autumn feel with the colours and leaves. Funny that you mentioned the photo album page effect because I'd already thought they looked like photo album pages before you said that!

Diane said...

Love them all, Lisa...AMAZING work!

layers said...

hello. I have been away teaching a workshop and am slowly getting back to my favorite blogs. I just did a post on textures and that is certainly what your work speaks to me- beautiful textures.

Barb said...

Hi Lisa,
This is my first "visit" to your blog. All I can say is OMG, what amazing creations!! I'll be back!
Happy Easter.

Gaby Bee said...

WOW, these are to die for. What a gorgeous series, Lisa. You rock!!!
Happy Easter to you too!
Gaby xo

Judy said...

Lisa! These are just gorgeous!!! Absolutely love them!!

Debrina said...

Beautiful work, Lisa! I think these will sell very quickly!!! Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment on my blog too.

Diane said...

Lisa, wow! Love your blog! I just found you on Dorthe's blog. I'll be back! Will be adding you to my list of faves. Such talent you have!
Diane

alteredbits said...

omg lady, i LOVE these! i keep excitedly popping by your blog, day after day after day to see if you'd finished them and now i see that you posted them 5 days ago!! we had a wind storm and fallen trees meant that we lost power for a wee bit and internet for a long bit. sucked. but omg, i am soooooo in love! these are gorgeous beyond words! you are ever so talented. i love the photos and the dark colors, the X stitches and all of the magnificent layers. you are the QUEEN!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

These are beautiful Lisa, as always!

Martina2801 said...

Dear Lisa,
your art is fantastic! What a wonderful Blog you have! I am going to sign up to follow you in my blogroll. I will be back for frequent visits for inspiration! WOW! Best to you!
Cheers
MARTINA :-)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

very interesting!

Elizabeth said...

More fabulously layered pieces!! I do so love your work!!! Brilliant to use the old frames form photo albums for your substrate!!!!!! sIMPLY brilliant!!! These will not last long, I am sure!

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