Monday, 13 July 2009

Penny Black and Cupcake challenges

Well first off I have news to share, just discovered that I made the Cupcake challenge Top 5 again this week, so thank you to all the team for selecting my card for their Black and White theme, it's a style I always enjoy.

I am combining two together with this card, Penny Black challenge which is "Swirls" and Cupcake this week is "Blossoms and Butterflies" which to me follow similar genres.
Lots of stamps used and of course some messy elements. The background was sprayed with Glimmer Mists lavender fields, lemon zest and honey dew mist, with a mask put in place before I sprayed to create a moon........I have some lovely coloured grass in my garden as I tend to do my spraying in the garden when it's dry.......doesn't everyone ?

The castle in the distance is Artstamps F0047M inked with Tim Holtz dusky concord, stamped off a couple of times before stamping onto my GM's piece of cardstock to give a faded effect. Flowers across the bottom are Penny Black 3948K inked with brilliance, lilac, thyme and gold and some stickles added at the end to highlight the flower heads. Penny Black swirl 2642 K has been stamped here and there again with Brilliance lilac and the little fairy is Rubberdubberdoo (it's wood mounted but there is no number), stamped both onto the main card and onto vellum, glittered and decoupaged.

The butterflies are Penny Black 3819D, stamped onto vellum and shrink plastic, which were coloured with sakura pens before shrinking. Leaves across the top are stamped with Art Impression F2055 using Brilliance thyme and the main card was stamped with swirly background Penny Black 3878F using Versafine purple and iridescent embossing powder.


Lynda said...

Wow Brenda this card is truly "Magical" - What a beautiful fairy tale scene you've created. The colours are just perfect too. Love it!

Lynda xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Brenda, what a gorgeous card. I love the soft pastel colours and the glittery fairy. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Good gravy! This card is simply stunning! It's so busy, but in a GREAT way! I love all the soft colors and the butterflies! Great job my dear. Fabulous! Thanks for playing with us again at CCC this week!

PatR said...

Brenda this is such a wonderful card. I love fairies and you've created such a magical scene.

pat xx

Lynne K said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Beautiful colours, butterflies, and fairies. How could I not like it?! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Oh, this is just spectacular! You have captured the atmosphere of a fairy dell perfectly! Very Midsummer Night's Dream.

Chris xx

Saskia said...

Fantastic card... so sweet, so elegant!

Saskia :)

Stephanie said...

Love this card so soft and pretty... Thanks for playing along at CCC this week.

eiyiyi said...

Wow, it's a little mini fantasy world. Your work is so delicate and beautiful. I love seeing what new beauty you create each day.

hugs, eileen

Kinglake said...

Wow this is such a "Magical" card.I love it xx jo xx

Sally H said...

This is sooo beautiful! I love it!

Kath said...

wow this is stunning Brenda...a real magical wonderland.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...Hugs Kath xxxxx

Sue said...

Absolutely fantastic, Brenda. The amount of detail you have put into this is stunning.

Love it!


Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Truly magical!! Love it.

I see you managed to squeeze in a few little butterflies. What is the collective noun for a group of butterflies .. .. .. just checked .. .. .. it is a "rabble" of butterflies!! Something else I have learnt today!!!

Catch you again soon

Love Jules xx

Love Jules xx

Donna said...

Oh wow Brenda, this is just the prettiest card ever and perfect for this week's Blossoms & Butterflies challenge at CCC. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week :) Donna x

lisa said...

Oh Brenda. This is fairyland heaven. I love it and have a little girl who will love it too. I will definitely have to show it to her tomorrow.
Those glimmer mist colours are gorgeous. I had to smile at your coloured grass!!
Congrats on your Top 5, much deserved.


Hope Jacare said...

Stunning - a work of art! Cheers Claire x

tracie said...

Oh wow Brenda what a stunning card.. love the fabulous background and gorgeous fairies.. fabulous ~ I love it. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x

POPPET said...

This is just gorgeous i love all the sparkle to it, fab creation thanks for joining us at Cupcake hugs Pops x

Ida / Little said...

You have put so much creative work into this card and it looks so beautiful! It has a elegant touch to it! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week :)

Hugs Ida

Crafty Dawn said...

I really love coming to your blog I always find something interesting.

Love Dawn xx

Rach said...

oh wow this is so pretty, hugs Rachxx

Littlebear said...

What a magical fairy land you have created. I feel like I could step right into the card. It is delicate and beautiful.
Clare x

Liza said...

This is such a pretty card, it looks so delicate. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

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