Monday, 21 March 2011

Elegant Ladies

I have been busy making hand cut and paper pieced ladies.  From left to right  they are Matilda, Caroline and Elizabeth.
 I really enjoy cutting out the paper pieces and putting it all  together like a jigsaw.


I decided to make a sitting room scene too, complete with comfy armchair, standard lamp and picture on the wall.

Here you can see a close up of the detail complete with shadow in bottom right corner that happens whenever I use the macro lens!  The elements of this are still to be glued down but I like to play around with the scene first to get it just right.

I bought my weekly bunch of daffodils that were tight in bud.  As the flowers have opened I realised that they are a fancy two toned variety.  I think I prefer my regular daffodil, bright yellow with a trumpet centre, but I guess variety is the spice of life as is often quoted.

21 comments:

Green thumb said...

Beautiful ladies! Each one has got a different nose!
xxx

marigold jam said...

How clever you are! Like you I prefer the original daffodil but like you believe variety is the spice of life and it does us good sometimes to be surprised by how things turn out!

funkymonkey said...

I love your elegant ladies. I can almost imagine them talking they are so characterful.

Tracey

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Love your ladies, they look like they are out of a period drama!
I really love the sitting room scene, the wallpaper and picture on the wall and that gorgeous armchair. :)
My bunch of daffodils this week had bright orange trumpets when they opened up, I quite like the idea of not really knowing what they're going to be like.
Have a lovely week Simone!
Vivienne x

Louise said...

There's a sweet pea named Elegant Ladies! Your daffodil is most Spring like! Must look out for a bunch myself. x

KC'sCourt! said...

Love the ladies, they are wonderful. I love daffodils, I love their many varieties, its their colour I especially love - YELLOW so bright and cheerful.
Julie xxxxxx

Helen Philipps said...

I love your elegant ladies - so clever! The little interior is really imaginative too. I'm amazed at the many different varieties of daffys - I have to say I love them all, and some of the scented ones are just delicious! Have a sunny week!
Helen x

Rosie said...

You are so clever, Simone - your elegant ladies are lovely and full of character and I love your room scene. I too like the yellow trumpet daffodils best but some of the other varieties are pretty too:)

amanda claire said...

What wonderful ladies, all with their own unique personalities and stories shining through!

Judy Hartman said...

Simone, your papercuts are WONDERFUL!!! Love the ladies and the sitting room. You really have a gift with paper! And I have never seen daffodils like this - very unusual and pretty!!

crafty cat corner said...

I think my favourite is Matilda, I like her snooty look...
Briony
x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Love the ladies - full of character! I know what you mean about daffs - I prefer the small ones best, but those you've got look very pretty!

Lisa said...

Do you do all these cards free hand?I love the ladies, each ones face is so different.
You seem to have got the patchwork bug from Clare, the mix of greens are lovely.
I read Liza of Lambeth quite a few years ago and really enjoyed it.
Lisa x

Kathy said...

How elegant Simone ... they're very clever! Love the armchair too! I quite like frilly daffodils. Have a good week!
Love Kathy xxx
xxx

greenbeanbaby art said...

oh my gosh!! this is SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL AND LOVELY!!! i LOVE the details! wow!! your paper art is just so wonderful- its good to see you are still blogging and doing art :) thanks for stopping by!! i'm off to email you back right now :)

Diane said...

I love the ladies - what a great idea. You have such lovely ideas. xxxxx

Ali said...

Oh wow you must be very patient cutting all those out!! So neat as well - wish I could cut out as neat as that - always very wobbly - hmm that could be the wine though!! lol xx

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your three lovely ladies are beautiful and i should imagine they have some fascinating stories to tell :o)
you have so much talent!

Anne said...

Lovely ladies! How fun! The sitting room is perfect, too!

Happy spring!

Puppet Lady said...

I rather like your two-toned daffs. Most unusual. Your ladies are very clever too, but I love the picture-within-a-picture in the sitting room.

Lyn said...

I can see your paper cut out design childrens books will be fantastic-when you get around to it!
love
Lyn
xxx