Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Old Lace

" Victorian Elegance" is the theme at the Three Muses challenge this week. Old lace and linens and attention to beautiful detail embody the Victorian age for me. When I was younger I used to love to peruse my copies of "Victoria" magazine; lost in the lush and mesmerizing array of abundance and rich decorative ornamentation. I still love the influence but have found it hard to incorporate into my lifestyle now where I enjoy simpler, less distracted surroundings. This collage tries to present elegant imagery but with a clean and more refined beauty. Imagery credits go to e-vint.com, scrapbookgraphics, Holliewood at deviant Scraps and personal floral photos.

36 comments:

  1. Absolutely exquisite, Lori. I'm at a loss for adjectives adequate!

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  2. Ooo, this is really beautiful! Very soft and feminine :)

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  3. This is so elegant, and so evocative of times past. Another gorgeous piece of art.

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  4. A most lovely image - love, love, LOVE it!!!

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  5. This is gorgeous and elegant. I love the texture and the soft tones.

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  6. Oh, this is stunning, Lori! I love the softness and the elegance. Just the hint of color with the roses is so beautiful. I can't say enough how much I LOVE this one!

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  7. Lori...If I were YOU I would print this out or add it on a canvas.
    This is so original. I love the feeling of it.
    And the composition is so well done ! Bravo.

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  8. Elegant and exquisite imagery Lori...just fantastic.

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  9. You've certainly captured Victorian elegance in your exquisite art, Lori, beautiful!

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  10. This is so stunning. Very soft and romantic.

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  11. This is beautiful, what a stunning neckline!
    You have a great eye Lori.

    Paulette

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  12. Lori this is a delicate lacey image...you have such a power with creation of these powerful art. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  13. Love, Love, love this! A portrait with so little of the person's face! Amazing.
    I too was a Victoria fan...still have a few of the Christmas Mags that I treasure.

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  14. I love all things Vintage/Victorian and this image personifies such beauty. Awesome!

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  15. This is absolutely down-on-my-knees-beautiful!!!

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  16. A very elegant and exquisite creation. Love Lace!!
    Bravo
    Pat

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  17. I don't know how you do it Lori! It's so fantastic, beautiful imagery and detail. Just perfect.xx

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  18. Superb Lori! This creation is truly divine!

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  19. Lori....wow this is one beautiful piece. Absolutely stunning!

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  20. What a beautiful piece of artwork, Perfect Victorian coloration. This reminds me of one of my favorite movies “Somewhere in Time”.

    Louise

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  21. Wow! This really speaks to me, and truly embodies my vision of Victorian Elegance!

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  22. You have captured the elegance beautifully, Lori. A perfect Victorian lady indeed.

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  23. Wow!! This piece is stunning poetry! Decadent..romantic..yet pure and gentle and elegant! love love love!!
    This is such beautiful art..
    Victoria

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  25. I appreciate so much the subtleness and delicacy of your art and this piece synthetizes what I mean perfectly, pure beauty.

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  26. So so so beautiful Lori. you always create something special.

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  27. Very beautiful and I can see the spirit of "Victoria" there! I also used to love to get lost in that magazine as well! Excellent job in capturing that mood.

    Betty

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  28. Love that elegant beautiful creation. The lace is so vintage and romantic, I'm excited.
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  29. This is amazingly beautiful!

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  30. I know I'm late but I had to comment on this one.....its totally fabulous!

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  31. Hi Lori, just back from weeks and weeks of sad events and so-so health, happy visiting you ! I will come back later to admire your awesome creations http://mfd-nigealezane.blogspot.com/

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