Saturday, 20 March 2010

Spring for Allsorts 43

Saturday's here again and another challenge at Allsorts and hopefully this post will pop up as scheduled and I will be at Sir Stampalot sharing my passion for getting messy with Tim.......in my dreams at least, just his inks in reality.

Amanda has chosen the theme of Spring this week and it really does look like it is almost with us now at long last and I actually saw the first daffodil showing colour in the garden yesterday.

I have made another easel card, it's one of the new shapes that I find so elegant and easy to work with. Plus they do stand so nicely. The background for the main image which is Penny Black 4036K has been created by masking and colouring with Brilliance inks orchid, thyme and yellow and spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl before removing the masks to stamp the image.

The larger piece was stamped randomly with one of the butterflies from Penny Black 30-048 using using versafine and detail clear embossing powder. I then distressed with Tim Holt worn lipstick, mustard seed and peeled paint........as the brilliance inks do not work well with this technique I experimented with colours and found these actually match the brilliance colours really well. Again I spritzed with the same GM.

I stamped and cut out more of the poppy flower heads, coloured with Brilliance orchid and decoupaged, adding some swirls and leaves. The border punch is Martha Stewart 3 dot scallop.

And don't forget, if you not already entered for this weeks
Stampalot Candy of a Hero Arts Goody Bag you still have time.

47 comments:

Tracy said...

Wow this is so gorgeous, I love the colours you've used and the whole layout and design is fabulous.
Hope you have a good day at Sir Stampalot.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Annmaree said...

I LOVE the poppy flowers, way to go hun! And the lacing is very cool, I should try that one day!

Jenni said...

Love your poppies and what you have done with the cord. Great card!
Jenni x

Fliss said...

Beautiful card Brenda and all the textures look amazing.
Hope you enjoy your messing with inks today.
Hugs, Fliss x

Clare said...

This is another beautiful card Brenda. You have chosen some lovely colours to use and I love how you have used the stamp so creatively.
I hope your demo day goes well. Unfortunately I won't be able to get there today. Perhaps next time.
Clare xx

Sue said...

Wow I love your card,the colours you used and the flowers are lovely.Have a great day at sir stampalot.
Sue

Lesley said...

Ooo Brenda this card is absolutely gorgeous. Yummy Yummy!!!
Lesley x

Sally H said...

Totally stunning Brenda! I lvoe the colours and the decoupaged poppy flowers look so beautiful! Hope you have a fab day!

June said...

wow this is so beautiful. i love the poppy heads they are amazing. would love that stamp
hugs June xxx

debby4000 said...

Wonderfulcard Brenda love those poppies.
luv
Debby

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful card! Such a gorgeous image and background.

Lisa x

Jacee said...

Gorgeous, absolutly gorgeous!!

Lisa Jane said...

wow Brenda - your card is just beautiful. I love those poppies, they are one of my fvaourite flowers.
Love the eyelets and lacing too
have a lovely day
Lisa ;)

Lynda said...

It's totally beautiful Brenda - hope you're having a fab day with Sir!

Love Lynda xxx

Vicky said...

What a fantastic card Brenda, I just can't stop looking at it...All the elements are gorgeous...

This is one cracking creation...

x
Vicky

Suzi said...

A very elegant card, love your poppies and the eyelets are fantastic. Gorgeous. Hope things go well for you this morning. Hugs Suzi x

Lynne K said...

Oh, wow, Brenda! I absolutely love this! One of my favourite colour schemes, favourite flowers, it's got butterflies, it's an easel card, the design is just stunning, the decoupage and eyelets are wonderful. Perfect! Hope you have a great day! xx

chris said...

Wow this is stunningly beutiful Brenda,love the way you have threaded your ribbon through the eyelets.
hope you have had a nice day when you read this.
hugs chrisxx

craftingmanda said...

brenda this is gorgeous, I am so sorry i couldn't come to sir stamplaot today I am GUTTED but my petrol money wont stretch to a trip to peterborough and back I will have to hold out till June but have so many questions to ask on how you do things :) hope today has gone well for you x

Sarah A said...

Wow this is amazing! Love all the colours and tones!

Sarah x

craftimamma said...

This card is absolutely stunning Brenda. I love everything about it from the colours to the image, flowers, card style, the lot!

Had a busy few days this week so not been hopping as much as usual so missed a couple of posts. I have been thinking about you though. If it weren't my granddaughter's 2nd birthday today I think I might have tried the trip to Peterborough but maybe next time you're going to be there.

Have a good day and you'll stay in my thoughts.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sandie said...

Beautiful.....I just love it, the colours are stunning.
Thank-you so much Brenda for leaving me comments.
Hugs Sandie x

Helen said...

Brenda, your card is stunning. I must have a go at one of these easel cards. ADORE thos Penny Black poppies (well all poppy stamps actually!)

Sadilla said...

Hi dear
that's so beautiful... Gorgeous flowers, and the butterflies are absolutely divine!!
hugs
sadia

Linapyssel said...

Hope all is better Brenda!
Gogeous easel card with the ribbons in the eyelets and lollipopp flowers!!! Just gotta love it!!!
Hugs Lina

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very beautiful Brenda, I love how you have done the 3d flowers. janex

Sue C said...

This is gorgeous Brenda ! I love the combination of the two different inks. Sue C x

Shirley N said...

OMG Brenda, this is jaw-dropping gorgeous! I love this card and you have so inspired me to try something--your flowers, your masking, embossing... You have so many technics going on,lol I don't know just which one to try but I want to case something, just love it all!

Rainmac said...

Oh wow your card is stunning, what gorgeous colours and all the detail is gorgeous, I love your style xxx

Carol Ann said...

A beautiful card I love those poppies!
Carol Ann xx

Sarah xx said...

Brenda this card is absolutely stunning . The colours are perfect for spring and it is just so feminine and gorgeous with the butterfly and lace. Thanks for sharing xxx

PatR said...

Gorgeous detail in this fabulous card. Love the colours and techniques you've used and those poppies are lush.
Pat xx

Mel said...

This Brenda is fantastic ! What a master piece. Mel x

Beryl said...

Hi Brenda. So sorry to hear you're having more health problems. I do hope they can get you sorted very soon.
I'm loving the script flowwrs on your cards this week. Gorgeous work as usual.
Hugs
Beeryl xx

Cherie said...

Oh Brenda this is gorgeous you are such a talented lady.
Love Cherie

pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda, those flowers are so dreamy, just love the text on them and the deep colours. Hope the day went well at sirstampalot.
Pinky

Samantha said...

Hunny this is the most fantastic every yet! what a wonderful creation! and I have to agree Mr Holtz is a real inspiration! and you have done him totally proud!! :0) truly beautiful work!! Samantha :0)

Babs said...

Beautiful Brenda just like all your cards, a real pleasure to look at.
Babs x

Crafty Dawn said...

Love this card the flowers are megga! and love the masked bkgrd

Love Dawn xx

Paola said...

Absolutly gorgeous!!

Love
Paola

Francesca said...

Fantastic card brenda love the flowers
Hugs
Francesca

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow love those flowers they really do look gorgeous. Fabulour and stunning card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Diane said...

Wowzers!! I love what you've done here!!!
Absolutely stunning!

Hope Jacare said...

Thia is amazing Brenda - truly poppies at the best I've seen on a card - a work of art! Cheers Claire x

craftymum said...

Oh Brenda, how GORGOEOUS!!!!!. I love the flowers. Actually I love everything about it!!!
Love sarah XXX
p.s. hope you are okay

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!!!! this is AMAZING!! I love the lace up detail! and the flowers are just out of this world!! such a stunning stunning creation! Hugs Juls

Debby said...

WOW!! This is fabulous, love it.
Debby

 
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