Wednesday, 5 August 2009

More fairies

As we head towards Florence another fairy card using my new Lavinia stamps - link in my last post. It's years since we went to Florence so really looking forward to it and soaking up the history and atmosphere that drew so many artists over the years and a trip of course to the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo's David.

The background for this card is one my my nice messy techniques using Tim Holts inks onto a glossy cardstock, adding some Krylon gold. The image is stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear. The card itself has been stamped with the tiny toadstools and a small fairy stamp embossed with detail gold. The embelli in the corner some gold swirls and three leaves stamped onto shrink plastic which I coloured before cutting out and shrinking.

19 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda you lucky thing but I do hope you are not over tiring yourself. I absolutely love your card, those stamped images do look so dreamy and I really do believe in fairies at the bottom of my garden. Enjoy yourself, with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

eiyiyi said...

Love the card. It's amazing as always. Think of me while you are in Florence. It's one of my favorite places in the world. Ciao, bella.
eileen xoxox

Tracey said...

wooooow stunning card its amazing. Have a great time.

angel wishes xxxx

Kari said...

Wonderful card,Brenda!I do belive in fairies :)
Have a great time in Florence:)

Hugs,Kari:)

Littlebear said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, the image is beautiful, as is the background card you've made. There are not many places I would like to visit (I like being at home) but Florence is one of the places on my list. I hope you enjoy it.
Clare x

Juls said...

love those stamps! think they may have to go on my neverending wish list! such a beautiful card!

pinky said...

Lucky lady, have fun, leave your worries behind you! Love this card, just as much as I love all your cards lol.
Pinky

Janis said...

Love fairies!! This card is so beautiful. Great job! I know you're having fun. Can't wait for you to post some pics of your trip when you get back!

Sarah xx said...

This is really beautiful! I love it - and fairies!! Have a lovely hol, just got back from mine and it feels ages ago already! xx

Carolands said...

This is lovely Brenda, love the different layers.

Carol x

lisa said...

Oooh I'm very envious today Brenda. I just love Italy, but have never been to Florence. It is on the to do list!!!!
Your card is gorgeous. These Lavinia stamps are amazing and I love what you have done with them.

Lisax

** Irene ** said...

Hello Brenda

What a stunning and beautiful card. I must check out the Lavinia stamps.

luv
irene
xxxx

Cheryl said...

this is so beautiful love it love cheryl xxxxx

craftimamma said...

Oh Brenda, this is just gorgeous. I keep meaning to get those stamps it's such a magical image.

I really love this card!

Lesley Xx

Nilla said...

Missed some really beautiful cards, here! Love them all! Hugs Nilla

Kinglake said...

oh this is delightful!! Enjoy your time away xx jo xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, I image your trip to Florence is absolutely stunning, no card today? I just wanted to let you know that Ive left you an award on my blog, take care enjoy yourself. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lynda said...

Another stunning card! Love these fantasy stamps.
Love Lynda xxx

Sally H said...

Beautiful! that background is lovely!