Monday, 18 January 2010

All go at Sir Stampalot

Ciao peeps. Hope you all had a good weekend. Ours went according to plan and I think my hubby might be in demand as a Derby mascot as they beat Peterborough 3-0. And the way our team Liverpool are playing this season he might be converted, although in reality I doubt it.
Saturday Jules and I had a whale of a time........what better way to spend the day than at Sir Stamplaot unpacking boxes of the new Hero Arts stamps and other goodies and stacking them all onto racks.........drool, drool........I was able to introduce Jules to most of the gang and it was such fun helping Andy and Janice with the move to their new store which is just amazing. And even better was seeing customers faces light up when they saw the fantastic new shop and all the space. And Louise was doing a Copic demo and showed us how to make her flowers which we decided were a floribunda/wild rose - thanks Louise.

I have lots of new Hero stamps and inks which I need to get creative with, but for now I have one card to share for this weeks Penny Black challenge which has the colour combo of Blue, Cream and Gold and I have followed the sketch at Stamping for the Weekend designed by Fiona.

I created a background with Brilliance gold, Mediterranean blue and sky blue by dabbing the inks onto a silicone sheet, spritzing with water and rubbing the card into the mix. I part dried it with a heat gun then spritzed with Glimmer Mists midnight and gold. Next I stamped Penny Black 3817K Tigress using versfine black and detail clear embossing powder and coloured in with Twinkling H2 0's. The circles are all cut with Nesties through the Big Shot and the greeting PB3419D in the same way using a Nestie ribbon slide. The DP's are Daisy Bucket and Basic Grey. Borders and corners are Martha Stewart double loop.

To create two of Louise's roses I spritzed a piece of plain paper with the same Glimmer Mists and gold brilliance, scrunched up whilst still wet and then punched out when dry and made up the flowers. Louise used the Copic air gun system to colour hers, my method was rather messy by comparison.......but you know me, if I don't have mucky fingers I'm not having real fun.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Love the glimmer mist!

Kath said...

stunning card brenda....love your take on the colour combo and I can't wait to see what you do with your HA stamps...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Brenda. glad you had a fun weekend. Your card is lovely. The blues are so pretty its just so gorgeous.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Sarah said...

Such a Pretty card Brenda love the colours and detail flowers just gorgeous xxhugsxx
Sarah xx

pinky said...

Brilliant, I am loving those flowers, another one to try. Glad you two had a great weekend together.
Pinky

Tracy said...

Sounds like you had a whale of a time, glad you had a great weekend. Love the card and those flowers.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Love the touches of gold on this one, Brenda. Exciting news about Sir Stampalot moving! I hadn't heard that! Where are they moving to? How have I missed this important news? Can you imagine my distress if I turned up to spend my money on pay-day only to find the shop has gone?!! Aaaarrrggghhhh!! Noooooo! Doesn't bear thinking about! (shudder)

Anyway, glad you had fun with Jules on Saturday. Sorry I couldn't join you.

Hugs,
Chris xx

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Lovely card B,pretty flowers too and yes it was lovely at Sirstamp.How much space?its great just love the new shop.Was lovely to see you and the girls(Andy too).How lucky we are! see you soon,Lou.xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card Brenda,i am loving the blue and that lovely floral image you've used, hugs LInda x

Fleur said...

Stunning card Brenda, those flowers are beautiful. I had a fantastic time Saturday and the new shop is just fabulous.
See you soon, hugs Fleur xXx

chris said...

We sure did have a good time, I feel a bit deflated now though after having such a busy timeBut yes the shop looks fabulous.
your card is also fabulous as are you,see you soon love chris xx
(you see I leave you nice comments!!!!!!!!!!)

Beryl said...

Your flowers are gorgeous - I wondert if I'll have any better luck with this method than the roses. Gorgeous card - love your spritzed and stamped image.
Glad you girls had a great time. Am I envious? Yes.
Beryl xx

Lynda said...

I just love this colour combo - it's so very elegant. Reminds me of Wedgewood lol. A very pretty card Brenda and lovely flowers - they look quite shabby chic. Great weekend by the sounds of it too!

Love Lynda xxx

Lynne K said...

So pretty, & my favourite colour scheme. And more lovely flowers to try. Glad you enjoyed your weekend. Hope you haven't nabbed all the Hero arts stamps! x

Debs said...

Hi Brenda
Beautiful card - love the glimmer mist. Thunk I'm definitely a fan of Penny Black flower stamps and I might have to put this one on my wish list lol!!!!
Don't worry about any mix up - I didn't think there was any.
Glad to hear you & Jules had a great weekend.
My back is sooooooo much better - thank you for asking.
Take care
Debs xx

Fabiola said...

très élégante vraiment jolie!

coldwaters2 said...

So happy you and Jules had a lovely weekend how wonderful to be let loose in a craft shop lol...loving your card Brenda that stamp and your design is awesome

Hugs
Lorraine x

Zoechaos said...

Smashing card. sounds like you had busy and fun week-end. All fully recovered again goodie.

Stampin Mindy said...

What a great layout. I love all your flowers!

Merry said...

So lovely Brenda....wonderful colours and papers.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I'm glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. I didn't realise Sir stampalot were moving either. Will be looking at their site to find directions for the next demo day!

Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

Glad you had a good time with Jules...Love the colours on this card, and the fancy edges too!! Hugs Juls

Cheryl said...

gosh hun you amaze me your work is just simply stunning hugs cheryl xxxxx

Gez said...

HI Brenda Happy New Year! Loving your creations as always. Your card is beautiful. Love the colours you have chosen. Best wishes, Gez.xx

Nilla said...

Oh Brenda this is so beautiful, you always makes the most precious cards! Hugs Nilla

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Brilliant card and thanks again for a fantastic time over the weekend.

I can't believe that we can spend so many hours together and still not run out of things to talk about LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautilicious. Great colours and design too.
Hugs
Desire

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, I really like this card, the stamp is lovely...and the flower's..
and I especially like the leaf punch...it's on my wish list now...
x
Vicky

issy said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh my this is so beautiful, I adore the colours too.

x
issy

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, Im so glad that you and Jules had such fun on Saturday with Sir Stampalot, Im very jealous of you, its sounds as though I would have been in seventh heaven. I love your card is simple but stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Scrappymax said...

This is super Brenda, you make using glimmer mists and H2Os so easy. I am glad you had a great time at Sir Stampalots and also your girly weekend with Jules, it sounds like a lot of fun was had. I have never been to SS but will have to try and visit them if I am ever up that way. My Polkadoodle CD is fabulous, I have made my first card using it and am just about to add it to my blog.
MAX x

Silli said...

hello dear Brenda, your card is wonderful, I love the blue, the borderpunch is fabby... I love this! Hugs and happy day!!!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

you can keep the footie I'm with the crafting. All on tv tonight , Bob will be watching it will be the Hairy Bikers cooking for me.
Saying that I've been watching Dawn Bibby today,I can not buy any more craft stuff...
Your card is super, love the shade of blue and your shabby chic flowers are magic. janex

craftimamma said...

Veerrrryyyy Nice! Quite beautiful in fact, Brenda and love the different style of flowers.

Sounds like you and Jules had one fantastic weekend.

Lesley Xx

Allyson said...

Brenda, your cards are always a delight and this one is no exception. I just love it.

But what's all this about Sir Stamp moving? Not far I hope, unless it's in my direction :).

Allyson xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I love looking at your blog, there's so much inspiration here.

take care,
The Other Brenda!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Oh, what a lovely card. I love all the blue colors and the flower image is so great.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW and good luck.
Gunn :-D

Kate's Makes said...

Love what you have done with the image Brenda, a really great card all round :o) Thanks for joining us at SFTW! Kate

Mummylade said...

Wonderful colours on this card. So glad you joined the SFTW challenge, good luck.

Nancy said...

Your card is stunning, Brenda:O) Love the colours and pretty design. Great take on Fiona's sketch.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Nancy;O)

crafty amy said...

This is so pretty I love the colour combo and the way you have coloured the image is beautiful :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Tracey said...

This is a beautiful card Brenda, so elegant :o)

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend.

Hugs
Tracey
x