Sunday, February 21, 2010

Three Graces

In Greek mythology the three graces are goddesses of such things as charm, beauty, and creativity. In art we see a number of paintings depicting the three graces and one in particular that comes to mind is by Raphael whose work portrays the three graces who are often considered to be the handmaidens of Venus.

The title of this stamp is Three Graces and is made by Coronado Island designs and stamps. This is a stamp that I've drooled over for years and I finally bit the bullet, wiped the drool from my chin and purchased it so that I could begin enjoying it myself.

I'm not sure if you can see it in this closeup but I used Glitter Ritz on sticky paper over the stamped image of the horses so they have quite a shimmer to them. It reminds me of seeing horses run in a fine snow or sleet.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Three Graces SJ010 - L Coronado Island designs & stamps
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and just a hint of Copic markers for shading
Paper: Bo Bunny
Accessories: Glitter Glitz, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Ribbon and Prima Flowers, Pearl Brad in the flower's center, and foam tape for mounting the image.

This is the first card I made using this stamp and it is a birthday card. One day soon I'd like to work up sets of notecards using this stamp as the focal image.




  1. STUNNING Ms Jennifer! I can see why you've been drooling over this stamp! You've used it beautifully.

  2. Incredibly beautiful image and card!

  3. What a stunning card. I love monochrome cards especially black and white and this is just so georgeous

  4. What a beautiful card this is Jennifer! I love the elegance of the black and white and also love the stamp!

  5. Beautiful! I like that this is in black and white, and cool image.

  6. Oh wow, I love this card. Fabulous image.

  7. beautiful stamp and you showcased it to its optimal best! So striking. Sandi

  8. This is absolutely beautiful! You kept the focus on the image. I love the use of black and white, too!

  9. Wow, this is beautiful! What a great history behind the Three Graces, too! TFS!

  10. Love the card and image.
    Do you mind me asking how much
    they charged you for shipping
    I've been looking at their site
    for awhile now

  11. This is fabulous! I love black and white cards and your addition of the glittery snow is just perfect. Beautiful work and so happy you bought that gorgeous stamp.

  12. Jenn,
    I love your "Three Graces"....and I was able to see your use of the beautiful glitter around the horses.It does give a 'glistening'effect.
    Awesome card.
    apron hugz,
    Grace aka katmom

  13. Just stunning. What an amazing stamp, it really needs very little to set it off, it's beautiful. How's your snow fall? Or shouldn't I ask!!



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