Monday, 8 February 2010

Sheer indulgence at Penny Black

When I saw the theme at Penny Black's challenge this week I could not miss out. I have not had time to enter for a week or two but this one was a must and making this card was sheer indulgence for me and just what I needed as a diversion from all the frenetic activity of the last few weeks.

I just love Penny Black 2695J - Dance, I think the quote is so beautiful and is quite sufficient as the central element of a card. To create this I cut a square template with a Nestie through the Big Shot, stamped all round the edges with Penny Black 2642 Daisy Pattern using versamark and clear embossing powder. I then shaded over with Tim Holtz peeled paint and broken china to reveal the stamping. The quote was then stamped into the centre with versafine black ad detail clear embossing powder and I gently shaded the edges with TH black soot to give a bit of definition.

I stamped the daisy pattern down the edge of the card and embossed with JudiKins Malachite embossing powder. The border is punched on a scrap of DP from my stash using Martha Steward embossed scallop. I made three roses from the same DP and black, embossed round the edges before assembling with the same Judikins embossing powder and assembled into a spray with pearls, cord and a stick pin threaded with pearls and beads (all elements available from Spellbound - there is a link on my sidebar).

I could make this type of card all day and they sell very well, but alas there is a need for more versatility in crafting........if I sat inside my comfort zone all the time there would be no challenge involved would there ?

50 comments:

Annette said...

Wow this is stunning, i love everthing about it. sandra x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW stunning cards, love the flowers and added elements.
luv
Debby

Juls said...

I have always loved this sentiment..love the beautiful soft colours and the inking you have done..and as always your floral detail is done to perfection!! Hugs Juls

Lesley said...

Simply stunning Brenda! Love the quote! and the pin is gorgeous. I made a few of those pins last year and now feel the need to make a few more.....
Lovely card.
Lesley x

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Lovely card, Brenda. Very elegant and stylish - love the colours.
Amelia

Debby said...

WOW!!! Love the design and the colors.
Gorgeous.
debby

- - Sheryl - - said...

I love your card! I too like that saying.

Sarah A said...

Wow this is possibly one of the most beautiful and elegant cards I have ever seen! Amazing...

Sarah x

craftingmanda said...

this is absoloutly stunning i would love to make cards like this wow! - I have emailed you about meeting up seeing as we only live a few minutes from each other. Would you like to have a craft day or afternoon one weekend?

Tracy said...

This is so beautiful, the embossing is superb and I love the verse. A perfect creation, I love it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Diane said...

Wowzers! It's absolutely over the top!!
The quote is beautiful just as the card is!!!

☼ Cheryl* said...

wow that is beautiful!!!

Lynda said...

A stunning flower, bow and pin arrangement and a beautiful verse. It's gorgeous Brenda.

Love Lynda xxx

Fliss said...

Fabulous card Brenda and so elegant. Nothing like Penny Black for great sayings and verses-I've got quite a few now.
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Jessabells said...

Wow, beautiful.

Ms. Jen said...

Just beautiful Brenda. I love it!

Suzy B said...

Just beautiful!

Anne said...

Exquisite! Hugs x

issy said...

This is stunning Brenda, and I agree it is a beautiful sentiment. Ive not seen this one before.

x
issy

Fleur said...

Hi Brenda, this is beautiful, I love the motto, very elegant.
Hugs Fleur xXx

Scrappymax said...

Ah Brenda this is just stunning and so elegant. It is lovely for a change to see a gorgeous sentiment as opposed to an image.
Love it.
Max x

Mummylade said...

Really elegant, totally stunning!! I mailed you btw =)

Lynne K said...

Such a beautiful card, Brenda. It really does the quote justice. (One of my favourite quotes too.) xx

Kath said...

beautiful card brenda....love this sentiment and your gorgeous flowers and pin...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxx

Clare said...

This is stunning Brenda! Great sentiment and I love the beaded pin.
Clare x

Annmaree said...

Gorgeous I love it!!!

Fabiola said...

qu'elle est jolie j'aime beaucoup

Beryl said...

I love everything about this card. There's so much detail and all co-ordinates so well,. I'm loving the use of cord instead of leaves. Great idea.
Beryl xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, Brenda! Love the colours and your roses are stunning. I think I need some pins to put beads on!

lisa said...

Evening Brenda.
There's no problem staying in your comfort zone when you produce such beautiful cards as this one. I love everything about it. That sentiment is just perfect. I nust make a note of it for a scrapbook layout!!
The flower spray and beads are fantastic. You are so talented.

Lisax

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's absolutely stunning!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Brenda this is awesome I just love that sentiment and your flower display is totally wonderful

Hugs
Lorraine x

Linapyssel said...

This is totally beautiful Brenda!!! Stunning! I love the composition of the lot!!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs Lina

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

This is fantastic and such a gorgeous shade of green.

Love it very much!

Clever clogs!!

Love Jules xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow stunning card, I love the flower arrangement its gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

chris said...

Hi there Brenda , how you're doing?
this is very exquisite I love it and I adore that quote,see you soon love chris xx

Jacee said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, love it Brenda!!!

craftymum said...

Your card is gorgeous Brenda and what a lovely sentiment stamp too
Love Sarah XXX

Nilla said...

Brenda, absolute gorgeous card! The details and the text are WOW! Hugs Nilla

Desire Fourie said...

This is delightful. Loving the colours and design. Wishing you a lovable Valentines.
Hugs
Desire

having a {me} day said...

This is so beautiful! I love the detail and the colours. kxx

Mary Lou said...

Brenda this is gorgeous!! I also love this PB saying :) Elegant and rich looking!!
Blessings
Mary Lou

Silli said...

wonderful colors, wonderful punch, love your card so much Brenda... It´s so elegant!!! Hugs and happy day!

Babs said...

Oh my, Brenda this is absolutly stunning, & the colours are just fab,
Babs x

Sadilla said...

Hi dear

Gorgeous!! I love your cards, cause thet are so smart and rich of details... really precious!!

Yesterday I've got your goodies... thanks so much!! I love it!!! :) Hope I'll be able to post it tonight or tomorrow...

thanks again

Sadia

Christine (Craftling) said...

Drool, drool!! This is absolutely stunning, mrs! Gorgeous card.

Hugs,
Chris xx

Leah the Orange said...

oh.my.GOOMIE.

Brenda, seriously, this is just amazingly beautiful! i'd love to know how you did the pin, but all of the elements are just GORGEOUS.

Annchen said...

Brenda, love this stamp too! And your card is so amazing!

Cheryl said...

oh brenda these are just stunning,hugs cheryl xxxxx

craftimamma said...

Oh Brenda, this is simply gorgeous and extremely elegant. I love that sentiment which I have but in a different script. I really like the unusual colour too.

Lesley Xx

 
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