Tuesday, 15 September 2009

A real mixture

Oh goodness me, I completed this card for Inspiration Card Sketches, a great sketch as ever from Dawn B and realised that quite by chance it fits in with three others........I sometimes manage to combine two but even when I try can't stretch it beyond that. I really don't like doing this but my time is such this week I hope I will be forgiven in combining it with A Spoonful of Sugar which is looking for 'Autumn/Fall' projects, Everybody Art Challenges which has the theme 'Shabby' and the final one I realised fitted was Cupcake challenges theme of 'Pearls and Swirls'.

Afraid the picture is pretty poor folks, I have taken it so many times now but the light is so dreadful today.......and it's raining as well this afternoon and I think this is the best I am going to achieve.

The image is a stamp I have had forever by American Artstamps called Pear. I stamped with versafine and embossed with detail copper then shaded and distressed with Tim Holt Peeled Paint, Antique Linen and Fired Brick and used the same inks to colour the fruits. I roughed up the edges, ran a versamark pad round them, dipped into detail copper and heated to give a nice aged feel. The edge of the card itself has been stamped with Magenta Crackled Background 32090M again with versamark and detail copper embossing powder. The swirls were cut on Cricut Storybook and stippled with Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers sunset, gold and copper. Lace, pins and pearls added to embellish.

27 comments:

  1. Hi, what a beautiful card,Ilove the stamp and the colours you have used suit it just right.What talent being able to do three challenges, I haven't managed one this week!.
    Well done.

    Mandy xx

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  2. Brill Brenda well done to you

    Good luck in the challenges

    Liz x

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  3. 4 challenges in 1 Brenda! - that's very clever or is it just down to luck hehehehe. I love the card it's another one of your little beauties.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  4. this is just gorgeous! Love the swirl and lace detail!!

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  5. Hi Brenda. Your photo is great don't worry, but poor you having the rain, we've actually got sun today although it's a bit chilly.
    Congrats on the card fitting so many challenges, I struggle doing one a week.

    Lisax

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  6. Hi Brenda, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and the vintage feel of the papers. The lace and pearls look amazing. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  7. I love the card Brenda, Have to say love the colour scheme on this card very much

    Love Dawn xx

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  8. Hi Brenda

    Well done on fitting your card into so many challenges. Not something I have every managed to do - just one is all I ever seem to consider LOL!!!

    Great colour combo and I love the way your swirl curls around the top layer.

    We didn't suffer any rain today. Just sunshine and quite strong winds. This of course means I have made even more ironing to add to the pile!!!! :-(

    Love Jules xx

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  9. You are so clever! Lovely card x

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  10. Beautiful card Brenda, reading through your list of what you used is like reading double dutch, wouldn't have a clue what to do with anything other than the stamp lol.
    Pinky

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  11. 4 challenges - great job! Love your take on the IC sketch it's beautiful, thanks for joining us this week. :)x

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  12. Fantastic. A real work of art.
    Beryl xx

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  13. Brenda your card is `beautiful` Thanks for joining in with the ICS this week:)x

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  14. Hi Brenda, thanks for the kind words in my blog. Your card are beautiful! You have a special design and I love it! I be glad to be a follower to you.
    Have a great day, Annacarin

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  15. These colors and papers are fabulous!!! WOW!! I love the pearls. Great take on the sketch and thanks for playing along at ICS!

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  16. Such a gorgeous card. Love the fab colours.
    Thanks for joining in our challenge.
    Hugs
    Moni
    EAC-Team

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  17. Hi Brenda - I hate it too when the photography doesn't quite capture the true colours of your work. Having said that from what I can this is a lovely card, gorgeous in fact, I love the textures and embossing xx

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  18. Wow so many comments!!!! I love the card you did for this sketch!!!! Awesome awesome stuff as usual! Hope you are trying for the DT at ICS!

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  19. Wow well done Brenda, brilliant work.
    Thanks for joining in our challenge.

    Hugs
    Iris
    EAC-Team

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  20. This is beautiful Brenda, you've done a smashing job with this weeks pearls and swirls theme, love your colour combination! Thanks for joining in the fun at CCC this week :) Donna x

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  21. such a pretty card, and way to go on the IC sketch this week!!! great job

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  22. This is really gorgeous, i love the colours that you have chosen, a beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Cupcake, hugs Pops x

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  23. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

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  24. fantastic shabby card !!! love it !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46
    eac-team

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  25. gorgeous card! thanks for playing along at ICS

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  26. Brenda your card is beautiful! Love the image and those stick pins. Lovely job! Thanks for joining Inspirational Card Sketches!
    ♥Dawn♥
    Owner of ICS

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