Thursday, 18 February 2010

Going green and cutsie

Morning Peeps from a foggy and frosty Fen. Winter seems to be going on forever this year and I so long for Spring, probably my favourite time of year when I never fail to be amazed by the wonders of nature with all the re-birth of everything that has laid dormant all winter. I think I get this from my dear Dad who as a farmer, had his whole life dictated by nature.

I have spent a good deal of crafty time this week preparing DT work so that I can get ahead of myself and have time to get started on the preparations for the new Stampalot challenge I am organising. Much of the artwork I have finished can't be shared until March, except the samples I created for Polkadoodles new CD which the oh so talented Nikky is launching on C&C next Thursday 25th.

Today's card is for two challenges Everybody Art challenge whose sketch I have followed and ABC challenge which is "One Paper" - which is says can be double sided and count as one, which is what I have done. My piece of paper is one of the beautiful new designs from Cosmo Cricket which I plundered when I was at Sir Stampalot when they arrived the other day.

My image is Sarah Kay picnic time stamped with versafine back and embossed with detail clear three time, coloured with Copics and decoupaged. I decorated round the image with various Art Impression leaves and flowers and the large flowers is made with punches using the same DP scrunched up and sprayed with Glimmer Mist lily pad, plus some leaves and pearls.

58 comments:

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. The colours are fabulous and the image really sweet.
xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely beautiful, Brenda! I love it! Especially the added leaves round the edge of the main image! The snowdrops in my garden have just come out, so I'm hoping spring isn't too far away!

Clare said...

Hi Brenda,
This is one of those cards that I have to click on to make it bigger and study all the detail, I love the stamping around the image.
I can't wait for Spring either!
Clare x

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Such a beautiful card! I love the sweet Sarah Kay image, gorgeous papers and the stamped detail around the image really adds the finishing touch.

It's frosty and foggy here today. Quite a change from yesterday as it was sunny and I felt like spring was on its way.

Lisa x

JAN said...

Hi Brenda such a gorgeous card..i love all the little touches they really make your card scrummy..love those flowers too.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

This is so beautiful, love the image and paper is gorgeous.

Hugs Ali x

Beadyjan said...

So beautiful it really appeals to me as its cute but kind vintagey too.

SannaS said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous! So lovely! =)
Hugs, SannaS

sugar n spice said...

This is adorable Breanda, love the papers and your attention to all the little details is fantastic. Gorgeous card.
Hugs Suzi x

Babs said...

AWWW your card is really lovely, love the paper, the sarah kay image is just perfect, the flowers are gorgeous.
Babs x

Annmaree said...

This is gorgeous, I love the 3d effect, so pretty!

Silli said...

Big smile dear Brenda, your card is soooo cute, I love the sweet image and I love that paper!!! Love the colors... Happy day for you.Hugs!

Jude said...

I love this stamp...I had a Sarah Kay bedroom when I was little so it took me right back to being 7 years old when I saw it! Looking forward to Springtime too...have lots of pots of bulbs coming to life around the house...just wish the snow outside would go away! xx

pinky said...

I can see why you love green, your card is just gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Hugs
Pinky

Fleur said...

Brenda, this is just adorable, the image, the colours & the flowers are all fantastic - I love it! I too have been a bought some gorgeous papers from sir stamp! they're truly gorgeous.
Hugs Fleur xXx

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love the little girl - she looks like Holly Hobby.
The colors of the paper is wonderful as well.

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Loving the colours!!! Love the vintage feel, your fab handmade flower and the lace!!! Gorgeous!!!! Hugs Juls

Ms. Jen said...

WOW Brenda! I really love this card. That image is oh so cute and your coloring is to die for. You said you decoupaged it??? What did you mean by that? It looks amazing.

Cherry said...

Pretty as a garden Brenda! The image looks amazing decoupaged and embossed - a real labour of love I think. The colour way of the card is fabulously matching. Hugs Cherry XXX

craftingmanda said...

this is gorgeous Brenda, i love the colours you have used. Also I cant thank you enough for the introduction to Sir Stamplaot i whent there last Saturday and they couldnt have been more helpful. I wish I could have spent longer but i needed to get back, will hopefully be up again when you do your demos but all depends on money situation, I will be back for sure after my holiday though :)

craftymum said...

This is beautiful Brenda
Love Sarah XXX

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is totally stuning love how you have decoupaged sarah forgot how beautiufil these images are love the stamping around the card too hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Peggy said...

Hi Brenda,

Stunning card !!!
Great flower and love the 3D effect on the image !!!

Peggy xx

Alex said...

Like your layered card!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Josephine said...

That's gorgeous. I love the colours, and the decoupaged image gives such a wonderful depth to the whole thing!

Tracy said...

Brenda that stamping around your image is absolutely brilliant. I love your image, I have it but don't use it enough. Your colour combo is marvellous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sadilla said...

Hi Brenda
Beautiful!!! So lovely and sweet... The colours you picked are gorgeous... and the 3D effect of the stamp is wonderful
hugs
sadia

Jacey's Mom said...

Beautiful card. I love the layered flower.

Beryl said...

See what you mean about the flower. It's lovely and so is the rest of the card. Love the way you've edged the image to make a scene and that paper is a lovely shade of green.
Fabulous creation.
Beryl xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, I love your card. What a sweet image. TFS.

Crafty Dawn said...

Oh Bren I do like this. thanx for yr comment on hubby's card he really appreciated it

love Dawn xx

Leah the Orange said...

GORGEOUS, Brenda! i love all the yummy greens, and those flowers are fabulous!

i'm trying to use up a lot of my scraps, so the "one paper" challenge is a good one for me!

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card! And I love everything Sarah Kay!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, I think Id prefer an icy fen to a load of snow, weve had about 5 inches fall today, and its now looks like we are in for more. Love your card, that is stunning, the papers and the colouring of your image is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Margreet said...

Amazing card....great colors!
xxx Margreet

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great card ----great chance for us!

Thank you !

xxx Susi

Ciacchina said...

molto carina!

Christine (Craftling) said...

This is adorable, Brenda! There are so many things I like about this card. A favourite, for sure.

Hugs,
Chris xx

Cheryl said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the details.

PatR said...

I love the Sarah Kay stamps and you have certainly done this one justice. Your card is wonderful.
Love, Pat xx

chris said...

Hi there Mrs Brenda
I wonder if like me you were not allowed to utter not a single world as a child when the weather forecast came on? and yes I think its some thing to do with being a farmers daughter and the weather being so important.
anyway missed you both today,it was very quite in there!!
to get back to the important things in life this card...
its fab gorgeous and stunning.
see you soon love chris xx

Linda W said...

Hello Brenda, this card is beautiful. I love the design and the Cosmo Cricket paper - it's perfect for the cute image you've used. Linda x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Brenda you are such an inspiration this is beautiful I love the papers and image you have used that big flower is ace and I love how you have stamped the leaves and grass with the image that is so effective.

Hugs
Lorraine x

KarenB said...

Oh wow, that is the cutest image :) How sweet is she!

Shirley N said...

This is really a beautiful card. Love the background stamps with the image.

Sunny said...

What a lovely card.

Loz (Aus) said...

Love the DP and the cute little grassy scene you created around her! And that ticket is so sweet!

issy said...

Just stunning Brenda, I love the little image its gorgeous, and the way you have stamped around her.

x
issy

craftimamma said...

Love this beautiful card Brenda and it's in shades of my favourite colour with the touches of blue added.

The stamping round the image creates such a lovely little scene too and so reminiscent of Spring. Is it really on it's way? I don't want to wish my life away but I too am longing for Spring.

Lesley Xx

The Paper Princess said...

Brenda,

This is just a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the colors and all of the details!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Marion said...

Gorgeous card. That image is such a little sweetie.
Marion

Mel said...

Aww, this is lovely. and what a lovely shade of green. Gorgeous card. Mel x

Sheng said...

What a cute card.

Ruthie said...

Love the colours on this!

Senju Ninja said...

The card is super cute but the stamp reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood.

Claude said...

This gorgeous stamp is beautifully colored!

Kathy K said...

Beautiful!!

JulyeB said...

Sarah Kay are so timeless. Love the card thanks for sharing Julye

 
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