Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Inspirational Card Sketchers and Spoonful of Sugar

Good morning one and all and some more of yesterdays challenge work which I managed to get finished last evening.

Dawn B has come up with yet another fantastic sketch over at Inspirational Card Sketchers and don't ask me why, but this one shouted out vintage to me. So with that in mind it also fits in with this weeks Spoonful of Sugar challenge which is "Distressing".

As I had decided on vintage/distressing I worked from the My Minds Eye DP's outwards, distressing the edges with Tim Holts scattered straw. Next I created a circle with inks and a sponge then stamped in the centre with another of the new one from Inkadinkado 98396 Winter Birds using versafine sepia and detail clear embossing powder. I adore this set with all the swirls and leaves......mind you I have to say all of the new images they have introduced are gorgeous with lots of swirls.

The narrow spotty ribbon is from my stash and the leaves and flowers created with punches. Finally I added some gems and buttons.

21 comments:

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Fabulous Brenda, I got my distress inks out last night and just made a mess!! You've used yours beautifully on this card and I really like the owl stamp.
Clare x

Kari said...

Beautiful card,Brenda!Wonderful colours!

Have a great day:)

Hugs,Kari:)

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, love the vinatge colours and a great take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for taking part in ICS!!
Clairex

Heather said...

I love the distressing you added to the sketch. The papers, owl, and that beautiful flower just tie the card altogether to make a stunning creation! Thanks for playing along this week at ICS.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda its gorgeous, I love the colouring and the image is beautiful, really lovely design as well. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Janis said...

pretty You always make such beautiful cards!

issy said...

Another stunning card Brenda, the colours are beautiful..

issy

Nilla said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! The owl image is gorgeous and the design as well! I will come back and read the tutoring tomorrow, thanks for sharing! Hugs Nilla

lisa said...

This is lovely Brenda. I love the Inkadinkadoo stamps they are all just great aren't they.

Lisax

pinky said...

Love it Brenda, that stamp is so nice. Funny this sketch called vintage to me too, great minds eh!
Pinky

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is AWESOME ... I must check out DawnB's challenge! LOVE this Inkadinkado set and how you've done the circles behind the owl!! FANTASTIC creation!! Thanks so much for inspiration and also for visiting my blog ... hope you stop back frequently and say Hello!!

Sally H said...

A really beautiful card, Brenda. Therre are so many lovely sets of Inkadinkado stamps. Don't you just want to buy them all!!!

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!! what a beautiful image, love how it co-ordinates so well with the DP! stunning card!

craftimamma said...

Wow, love this card. The colours are gorgeous and love how you've used the images.

Lesley Xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Another wonderful design, Brenda! Fab!

Hugs,
Chris xx

Fink said...

What a pretty owl! Great job with the sketch!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Brenda, your card is so beautiful and elegant - the colour scheme is so mellow and appealing. So glad you could join us at ICS this week!

Lynne K said...

Lovely card, Brenda. The vintage look works really well with the design. Great stamp, & the punched flower & leaves finish it off beautifully.

scrapnnMO said...

I'm speechless Brenda. It's absolutely GORGEOUS! I love vintage cards. Thanks for playing along! :)
♥Dawn♥
Owner of ICS

Zoechaos said...

Oh gosh you have made some beautiful things this week. am just catching up and am in awe of all you have acheived - again.

Congrats on being a top 5 with promarkers.

wendipooh13 said...

sooo pretty, love the colors that you choose and fun details.. way to go with the IC sketch this week..