Monday, 14 September 2009

ICS DT call

I thought long and hard about this one - Inspirational Card Sketches DT call and really could not make up my mind. But I always try and enter this challenge as I love Dawn Baty's sketches, they really are as the challenge name suggests "Inspirational", so I am throwing my hat in the ring, mind you the competition is good and there are some stunning entries already.

I should of course have known better when I made this card as we all know only too well that acetate does not lend itself to photographs, so I can but apologies for the quality here. The image is Hero Arts CO115, one of the new cling stamps which has a 'thank you' sentiment in the middle of the frame but I masked that out so that I could add my own sentiment behind the acetate. I stamped onto the acetate using versamark and embossed with detail copper. The card itself has been stamped round the edge with swirls from Inkadinkado 97513 using Tim Holtz Antique Linen which I also used to distress the edges of the card and DP's which are My Minds Eye. The small section has been stamped with Hero 2635 Old French Writing.The flowers have been stamped several times more on to acetate and heat embossed in the same way and decoupaged along with a couple of daisies punched from the same DP and held in place with gem brads. Two lace panels laid down the card, a sentiment added which is Penny Black (sorry no code) and ribbon down the side to hold the acetate in place.

27 comments:

Sally said...

Stunning vintage card. I love anything with lace on it. Thank you for the nice comments you have left on my blog.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Simply stunning. janex

eiyiyi said...

Wow, this really is a piece of art. If I received this card it would be in a frame in a heartbeat. Really, really beautiful Brenda. hugs, eileen

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Now, that is a gorgeous card Brenda! Good luck xx

Beryl said...

This is gorgeous. I'm rubbish at vintage but this makes me think I should have another bash at it. Good luck with DT call.
Beryl xx

Sally H said...

Oh, wow! Stunning! Gorgeous!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation Brenda love the colours it gives the card such an elegant and classy look I love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card perfect colours and luxurious feel. Thank you also for the lovely comments you left over at my little place always a treat to hear from you.

Tracy said...

Awww I hope you get the DT Call, you thoroughly deserve it your cards are beautiful and totally unique. This card is no different it's gorgeous. Fingers crossed for you.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carolands said...

I love this x

Cheryl said...

stunning card hun so much detail fabby design too good luck hun hugs cheryl xxx

Ellie said...

Oh wow, Brenda, this is fabulous. Love the neutral color theme. So pretty.

Nilla said...

Wow, stunning card, Brenda! The details are so well done, love it! Hugs Nilla

shelly said...

ooooh this card is so gorgeous! beautiful colors awesome details.. love it. good luck on the dt call out

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

This is stunning and so beautiful.

Good luck with the DT call.

Love Jules xx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Brenda, this is stunning and the soft colours are beautiful.
Good luck with the DT call.
Clare x

Hope Jacare said...

Breanda this is just beautiful - absolutely stunning! Good luck with the DT call - as they say round here - What's for you will no go by you! Cheers Claire x

Kari said...

Oh,my..this is stunning!Gorgeous details!
Good luck in the competition! :)
Have a wonderful day:)

Hugs,Kari:)

Juls said...

wow Brenda, this is just gorgeous!! really love the soft colours love the script and ribbon detail...just everything actually!!love it!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning, love all the beatiful details.
Good luck with the DT call.
luv
Debby

Lynda said...

Brenda this is absolutely stunning - so hope you are successful with the DT call.

Love Lynda xxx

Jacee said...

Fabulous card, I love the vintage look too, and this is simply perfect.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I really do appreciate it, and now I've found your blogg too I'll be sure to add you to my favourites!
Hugs Jacee

michele said...

wow this is beautiful! thanks for the lovely comment on my blog hugs mx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow what can I say, the colours are really stunning, what a beautiful effect it creates. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lesley said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. A real piece of art.
Lesley x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Lovely vintage feel to this one, Brenda. Very nice.

Good luck with the DT call!

Hugs,
Chris xx

Michele said...

Wow, this is amazing! absolutely stunning!