Saturday, 15 August 2009

Allsorts challenge 14

And this week it my turn to choose the theme at Allsorts and surprise surprise it's got a botanical theme entitled "In an English Country Garden". And a fab prize of a gift voucher to spend at PDA card and craft, do go check them out, they sell the most exquisite cardstock, great value envelopes, card packaging, beautiful vellum's and so much more including a whole range of other craft goodies.

Now this doesn't have to be flowers and butterflies you know, it can be afternoon tea, teddy bears picnic, cuties playing tennis on the law, you decide what it means to you, that's what makes challenges such fun. And hopefully, if the Bay is kind I'll be back home and along to check out all your creations on your blogs. And I also want to say thank you to Chris at Craftings Cosy Corner, I love her style and her inspirational use of flowers.

Now, aplos in advance, this is going to be a bit lengthy me thinks.........I based my card around Shakespeare's Sonnet "Shall I compare thee to a Summers Day" ........ yes I love poetry as well and created a myriad of colour, fauna and of course butterflies starting with colouring a piece of carstock with Tim Holtz inks. I used dusky concorde, worn lipstick, mustard seed, spiced marmalade and shabby shutters, working them with a blending stick then drenching with water to make the colours bleed. When dry I spritzed with pearl Glimmer Mists.

Lots of stamping using dusky concord again - flowers - Penny Black 2666K, 3379H, Stampendous N152, diamond block Hero G3318 and Art Words G2678 which I stamped with versamark and dabbed over green chalk.

The poem is Hobby Art GR1341F again stamped with dusky concorde anf the tiny butterflies intermingled are from Penny Black 3--304 stamped with versamark and dabbed with pale pink chalk. The swirl is from Inkadinkado 97632 and butterflies made using a punch. The border is bazzil punched with Martha Stewart doily lace. Finally a corsage of flowers and pearls tied together with cord and garden twine and words printed on the computer.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Brenda. Very English and very garden!

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  3. Beautiful card, brenda! I love the combination of colours. So pretty.

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  4. Oh Brenda you have excelled yourself with this it is to die for.

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  5. Wow wow this is definitely a work of art Brenda and what a fabby subject you have chosen for this weeks theme.

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  6. I so love your stuff I am thinking of purchasing some glimmer mists all because of you! lol I can't wait for the next post

    Love Dawn xx

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  7. Such a beautiful card Brenda! I love the way that you have wrapped thread around the card! Stunning! I have something for you over on my blog!

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  8. this is just stunning! I love the script background and the corsage of flowers!

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  9. What a beautiful creation, I will be entering the challenge as always but mine won't be anything as stunning as yours.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. So beautiful and elegant! Great card!

    Saskia :)

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  11. Brenda, hope you had a wonderful time you deserve it all you've been through. I'll be glad when your back blogging, missed you. I'm on a new DT lily boo. Your card is gorgeous, don't laugh at my when you see it, totally bad mojo. janex

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  12. Well Brenda, its a gorgeous card, whatever you did to make it, but you sound as though you had some fun getting there. Im so glad you are back and its so lovely to hear from you again, hope you enjoyed that holiday. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  13. Ooh, Brenda, this is so lush!! I love what you've done with it. The flowers/wrap treatment is lovely! ;o)

    Thanks again for the mention! :o)

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

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  14. Gorgeous card. Love every bit of it.

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  15. Gorgeous card!The image is wonderful and I love the details:)
    Have a great weekend:)

    Hugs,Kari:)

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  16. Brenda this is beautiful, I must get my hands on some Tim Holtz goodies. Roll on the SECC craft show in October....my list is as long as an "elephants trunk"....much to long for an arm...LOL. Hugs Avril xxxx

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  17. Morning Brenda, welcome home, looking forward to hearing about your new baby, but Ive got something for you on my blog, I do so hope you will accept it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  18. Wow Brenda, this is such a stunning card. So very pretty!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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