Saturday 25 May 2013

Octopode Factory - Elegant Ladies

So how is everyone's week going? I hope you are all set for a good weekend?
It's time again to start a new challenge over at the Octopode Factory. Thank you to those who played along last fortnight, we hope you will join us again this time round. The theme this challenge is Elegant Ladies.
I almost missed this dead line as I had yet another blond moment and miss read our challenge dates and spent the week working on our next challenge,Fortunately I was rained off work and managed to get this done very quick this afternoon and have actually surprised myself.
I have wanted to try a sepia type finish with the copics and this was the perfect image and time to give it a go.This is Mary, she is the 4th lady Lily has drawn in the set, the others can be seen on a couple of my earlier posts. Working shabby and vintage is a lot more me ;)
The Copics I used were the E50 shades, Mary was fussy cut, coloured and clear embossed twice. The tag was cut from mount board using Tim's Die and coloured by swiping linen and old paper distress ink pads over the surface, the mount board has a subtle texture so you get quite a nice shabby finish, the edge of the tag was distressed with some walnut stain.
I used one of Tim's texture stamps and stamped randomly with vintage photo and also used a filigree stamp from Katzelcraft. The ribon was attached with a couple of the tiny attachers from Tim and the film ribbon, also Tim was added and stuck down with the red sticky tape, I Stamped Mary with some little alphabet stamps and the whole thing was finished with a leather flower that was given to me by my blog friend Neil.
Thanks for stopping by, I love having you here, hopefully Ill see you over at the Octopode Factory Challenge.
You do not have to use an Octopode character but its great when you do and your name gets entered into the prize draw twice if you do ;)
Images can be bought in Lilys Octopode shop HERE

I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp And Show  they are having a use your fave ink challenge. I have used two of my fave inks, Copics, ok, not sure if they count as ink but the Distress ink pads are always a strong fave of mine and the linen and paper are pads I always turn to when I start to think shabby.


  1. Such a gorgeous vintage feel... and that gilded embossing is delicious!
    Alison x

  2. Mary looks wonderful in sepia tones Mark and I love how you did her name on the film strip. Your colouring is wonderful. Anne x

  3. ...tis a beauty Mark, these quirky stamps are super fun, great ingredients put together beautifully, love your textured flower too...Melxx :)

  4. Very elegant. The ribbon fits perfect because it looks like dry and heat embossed cardstock. Neil's leather flower is brilliant, too. Very vintage and stylish (:o)

  5. Hi Mark. You have been busy. This is a great project. The colours are brilliant and really work with the image. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Mark...your Octopode elegant lady is so cool. I love the coloring you've done on your tag. Love the beautifully done embossed and gilded ribbon. That is gorgeous and compliments your elegant lady so much! :) Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  7. She's just lovely, Mark. Beautifully colored and I love all the texture with the ribbon and flower. xxD

  8. Wow...very cool!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

  9. Mary is beautiful Mark and you have colored her the background and the leather flower is the bomb, thanks for sharing her..