Saturday, 20 February 2010

In the pink

Good afternoon everyone, would you believe this card has been in the making since about 8am, some days it seems the faster I try and work the slower I am. But at least after a really hard frost again the sun is shining now and it is quite Spring like.

My card follows the great sketch at Stamping for the Weekend and the really pretty colour combo at Penny Black of 'Pink, Green and Yellow'.

Instead of working from my image backwards as I usually do, after a rummage through the 'pink' drawer I worked forward from the Doodlebug DP which has all three colours required. My image is Penny Black 3949 H Poppies, which I stamped several times so I could decoupage the flower heads and coloured with Copics.

The mats were all cut with Nesties through the Big Shot, the border is Martha Steward doily lace........I love this one, but it's a pain in the bum to punch with so I rarely use it. Despite all my efforts with foil, silicone paper and even some punch lubricator it just don't like to play ball with me. The little circle sentiment is from Hobby Art A4981 which I tied with ribbon so it dangles and finally I added some yellow pearls, punhced leaves, trirled up wire and Liquid Pearls to the flower centres.

74 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, I do so love Hero Arts stamps and this one is gorgeous, youve coloured it so beautifully. Fabulous card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

JAN said...

I really adore this card it is very elegant and quite posh looking..

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful!

Gez said...

Beautiful card Brenda. The colours look perfect together & your ribbon finishes the card perfectly. Have a great weekend. Gez.xx

Helen said...

Brenda, this is great! I am having a day like that myself!!

Clare said...

Hi Brenda,
This is a stunner!
The decoupaged flowers looks amazing.
I adore the ribbon too - it's very pretty.
What a shame about your MS doily punch. Mine works like a dream.
Clare x

☼ Cheryl* said...

Lovely dp and I love what you have done with the image, it looks great!

Ms. Jen said...

This is beautiful!d I'm gonna have to go check out Penny Black now!

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous Brenda, loving the pinks lol. I have a fiskars punch like that only I refuse to give up and give it a good bash on a regular basis, still doesn't work though!
Pinky

Lynda said...

My word Brenda just when you think it couldn't get any prettier it does! LOVE that backing paper and a fabulous image too - don't think I've seen that one before. A very beautiful card.

Love Lynda xxx

Crafty Dawn said...

Beautiful loving the colour combo may fly over and haver a looksey

Love Dawn xx

Sarah A said...

Oh Brenda this is a beauty! I am like that most days, if I try to make a quicky card it can take me all day LOL!

Sarah x

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card--love your flowers!

Sarah xx said...

Very pretty card Brenda, thanks for my birthday wishes too xxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda,

Gorgeous card, those flowers are beautiful. It sometimes takes me days to make a card - I have about three on the go at the moment!!!!

Hugs Ali x

sugar n spice said...

Hi Brenda, I love this colour combo. and that image is gorgeous. I find the doily lace stamp hard to work with too, although I love it. So glad you got it finished in the end to share with us.
Hugs Suzi xx

Jules said...

This is gorgeous Brenda - love it!!

My doily lace punch is a bit like that too .. .. .. just depends what I am trying to cut with it!

Love Jules xx

Kari said...

Oh,my Brenda!It`s so wonderful!Love the colour combo,gorgeous.The flowers are amazing:)
Have a great evening:)

Hugs,Kari:)

Fleur said...

Brenda this is so pretty. I love the colour combination & the cut out flowers!
Hugs Fleur xXx

chris said...

Me likes!!
now seriously I love it,

had a intense day today, but fun.
have a beautiful weekend, say hello to Eddie.
love and hugs chris xx

Kat said...

Might have taken you a while Brenda but it was worth it. Sometimes I can't understand why a card has taken me so long! I need to do the PB challenge it's so long since I've taken part.

Kat x

Ruthie said...

This is lovely - great design!

Rx

Mummylade said...

it's adorable, the colours are lovely.

Kath said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous brenda and perfect for the colour combo......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

Zoechaos said...

Sometimes it takes an age but the result is worth it, beautiful colouring and fabulous card.

craftymum said...

So beautiful Brenda
Love Sarah XXX

Peggy said...

Stunning card !!

Peggy xx

Ludkasz said...

amazing:)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I do so love Poppies and pink ones look stunning Brenda this is gorgeous makes me feel good inside if you know what I mean.

Hugs
Lorraine x

lisa said...

Evening Brenda. I've just been having a catch up at what you've been up to this week, half term plays havoc with Blogging time!!
I'm glad the sun is shining for you today, it's been lovely here for the last couple of days too, although still very cold. I, like you, long for Spring with all the buds bursting and the warmer days, can't be so long now, can it?
Your Sarah Kay card is gorgeous. I think these are among my favourite "cute" stamps, which I don't do very often and I love your pink flowers. It's funny how some days everything just comes together and on others, it takes ages. I'm so glad a professional like yourself has these sort of days too!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Lisax

Sheryl said...

That is such a pretty card!! Love the combinations of pink and green..very pretty flowers!! Thanks for sharing!

Merry said...

Beautiful card Brenda. So love how jut turning the image on the side changes the flowers.

Kate's Makes said...

This is really gorgeous Brenda, I love what you've done with the flowers and the paper and the ribbon are sp pretty! Thanks for joining in with us at SFTW and good luck! Kate

Tammy said...

What a pretty card....love the papers and flowers. smiles...Tammy

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda! I love everything about it!

Trish said...

Wonderful card, I love your blog. Trish:)

Cheryl said...

oh brenda hun this is totally brilliant love it so wonderfully details and stunning coluring too love hugs cheryl xxxxx

PatR said...

Beautiful card really pretty. I have trouble with my doily punch very temperamental, depends on the paper, can be very annoying.
Love Pat xx

Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful Brenda! love the coloring, images and your design! great job!
blessings, Maria

Nancy said...

AWWW this is stunning, Brenda:O) Love the colours, and those flowers are gorgeous. Great take on Di's sketch.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Nancy;O)

Paola said...

Your card is so beautiful.
Absolutely gorgeous.

Love greetings
Paola

Yukkie Jenny said...

Amazing card! So spring and so tender!

Amanda said...

Another stunning card from you. Love it!

Sheng said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love the colors.

Sadilla said...

That's gorgeous Brenda!!!! Love that pink, and all that flowers make Spring!!!
Lovely
hugs
Sadia

Sunny said...

What a pretty pretty card.

Senju Ninja said...

This card is so stunning it looks real. I thought it was a butterfly flying but it was actually the flowers. Wow.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! Love your colors and how you carried the flowers outside of the image panel!!

Juls said...

this is gorgeous! I love the LO the colours and the fab dimension on your flowers!! fab Hugs Juls

Debbie x said...

great card, love the bp x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Brenda! I actually just used that same stripey background paper a little while ago!

Jacee said...

so fabulous Brenda, the colours are me to a tee and the flowers look gorgeous, love it!

Sarah said...

Stunning card Brenda! So much detail! well worth the effort and long hours!

Elsina said...

Beautiful card!

Diane said...

Oh I love it Brenda! The colors are gorgeous and so is your coloring of course and I like what you've done with the popped up flowers too! Your work is fabulous!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Brenda, gorgeous card am loving the pink! xx jo xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

OMG, this is so beautiful. I so love your papers, colors and image. In fact I love everything about- stunning. Fantastic take on the sketch.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :-D

Helen W said...

Brenda, this is a really lovely card. I have the paper and might actually give in and us a bit now I've seen this.

craftimamma said...

This is a really beautiful card Brenda. I love the pink and green colour combination and the image is gorgeous.

Lesley Xx

issy said...

Stunning Brenda, the way you have put all those elements together, such inspiration...

x
issy

Linapyssel said...

Hi Brenda!!!
This card is devine, love the flowers and colors you chose!!
have a great Monday!!
Hugs Lina

Marion said...

Hi Brenda, This is a stunning card. Love those flowers and that paper is delish.
Marion

Larisa said...

So much beautiful card!!! I love the tender colors a lot. The flower design is fantastic! )))))

Jackie said...

Very pretty....I love pinks and yellows together :)

Ruthie said...

This is lovely - such nice colours - and the punch was worth persevering with!

Rx

Nikki said...

Just Beautiful and those flowers are fantastic

Davi said...

What beautiful flowers and card!!

Tracey said...

This is absolutely beautiful & you did a great job with Di's sketch :-)

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend.

Hugs
Tracey
x

crafty amy said...

This is beautiful I love the way you have used the flower heads again at the side and the colour combo is perfect very spring like :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous work with the floral image.
luv
Debby

JulyeB said...

Gorgeous cards the flowers are beautiful and so feminine too thanks for sharing Julye

Fabiola said...

magnifique carte très réussi et élégante

Cherie said...

Hi Brenda, First visit to you blog and judging by the comments you must be a very talented lady. Your card is simply stunning, I love the colours very much. With a large following, one more now, you must find it hard to get to see everyone, but if you are down my way i'd love it if you popped in.
Love Cherie