Saturday, 6 February 2010

Allsorts challenge 38

This week at Allsorts it is my turn to host the challenge and I have chosen the theme "Get distressed with button/s and a bow". As always your project can be anything you have made, card, box, scrapbook page, the choice is yours.

We have a great prize on offer from this weeks sponsors Sir Stampalot, who lots of you will know have a very special event with some rather special candy on offer taking place at the moment. Details are at the top of my blog, so don't forget to join in the fun.

For my card I started by inking a panel with Tim Holt distressed inks Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye, then stamped with bleach using Hero F5042 Leaf Flourish which lifted the colour where I stamped. I distressed the edges and heat embossed with detail copper powder and did exactly the same with the background DP which is Basic Grey.

The leaves and flower have been stamped several times onto the same DP, cream card and acetate with Hero CL375 Big Flowers Pattern then cut and layered up with a button and cord bow in the centre. I used a swirl cut on the Big Shot for the stem and the sentiment is computer generated.


  1. hi..I love your card, perfectly distressed you have inspired me to try this challenge, thankyou carol x

  2. Love the card, great distressing. Anesha

  3. Love this it is very pretty and the distressing just right. Love all these muddy muted colours that are very popular right now.

  4. This is beautiful Brenda and you have set a great challenge.
    Clare x

  5. I love this, the colours are great, and those letters along the bottom are fab.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Oh Brenda. You make the most beautiful cards. Love the detail and super colour. Just gorgeous.
    Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  7. Hi Brenda
    Simply stunning.
    Thanks for the challenge - I did enjoy it.
    Have a great weekend.
    Debs xx

  8. Hi B

    I love your card hun the layers are fab,
    and the bloom is so pretty

    Emma xxx

  9. Wow stunning card love the distressing you have done.
    Mel x

  10. Hi Brenda - love the bleaching out effect and that's one beautiful flower - I'm waiting for this set to arrive so can't wait now I've seen this. It's a stunning card.

    Love Lynda xxx

  11. Hi, Brenda.. This is a wow moment.. What a beautiful card! Great colours, stamps, techniques and layering.. Lovely!

    Chris xx

  12. Stunning, Brenda! I love the leaf flourish stamped with bleach. must try it!

  13. Hi Brenda gorgeous card love that flower the colours are fantastic Chris x

  14. Wow Brenda. This is so beautiful. I really like the flower stamp.
    Love Sarah XXX.
    Thanks for telling me my card is eligible for the " moving" theme. I have entered it.

  15. Hi Brenda, well you never fail to impress me.... this card is stunning, I know that word is used far to frequent and easy but definitly well deserved in this case...

    As you know I have been a bad blogger this week and am just greatfull the bloghop has a good time span to get involved...I had been so looking forward to taking part...and plan to get some free time to give it the justice...

    I am still sorting my room, sometimes think I wish I hadn't startrd, but it's getting there..


  16. Hi Brenda, that card is absolutely stunning, I love your flower its so cleverly created and placed. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  17. Fabulous work of art Brenda. I love it. The bleach stamping is so effective.
    Beryl xx

  18. Fabulous card,Brenda!Wonderful colours!
    Have a great Saturday:)


  19. Amazing card brenda I love it. The colours are great and I love the bleaching.
    Pat xx

  20. Wonderful card Brenda - I love the colour and inspired destressing! x

  21. Lovely Brenda, great colour combo and I love that flower, a really good challenge you have come up with Brenda.

  22. Hi Brenda i love this card the colours work really nice and that flower is just gorgeous! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too

    Take care

    Sal xx

  23. Gorgeous card brenda and love the colours you have worked with.
    louise xx

  24. I love the layers, how gorgeous and the distressed look rocks!

  25. Another fabulous card Brenda. I love distressing and that flower is lovely. Thanks for using that swirl in that way. I have the die and you've once again given me inspiration for a new way to use it.

    Lesley Xx

  26. Thanks for the great challenge, i enjoyed it. Your card is stunning

  27. as always just fabulous!! Love distressed yet funky feel! hugs Juls


09 10