Monday, 22 March 2010

Yummy new DP's

I'm back again, trying to keep my promise to myself to stay busy and positive, do some crafting and blogging. So for starters a card for this weeks Penny Black challenge which has a sketch designed by Carole.

For some odd reason I always have a mental block working with circles, but am reasonably happy with what I have come up with, well at least it's growing on me. I cut a circle with a Nestie then sponging with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold distress inks created a pinwheel effect over which I stamped Penny Black 4041J Purple Folds. I stamped it three more times, cut out two and coloured with a mixture of Marvy pens and the same TH inks then dabbed all over with Versamark Dazzle Frost and spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl which blended the colours and made the pieces pliable to shape before layering them onto the main image.

The Crate Paper DP's are from their yummy new range which somehow found their way home from Stampalot with me at the weekend. Do check them out because the designs and colours are just divine and the quality and texture lend themselves brilliantly to the Martha Stewart punches. I stamped Penny Black 3857H over the corner of the reverse DP and a sentiment which is from an unmounted Hero set. Some ribbon and a pearl pin made up with a hat pin from Spellbound (link on sidebar) to embellish.

36 comments:

Mervi said...

Beautiful! Colours are so fab;-))m

Lynne K said...

Those papers certainly are yummy, and you have made good use of them with this lovely card. x

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
gorgeous card. Lovely flower
Love sarah XXX

Suzi said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the way you have curved the sentiment round the main image (which is gorgeous) the papers look delicious, need to pop over to Sir's and have a peek. hugs Suzi xx

Clare said...

This is beautiful Brenda. It was great to see your demonstration on how to make this flower. The sentiment looks fab too.
I have just realised that I completely forgot to look at any of the lovely papers while I was at Sir Stampalot.
Clare x

Zoechaos said...

Yummy indeed. Beautiful iris & I love the little pin effect of gems top left.

eiyiyi said...

So beautiful Brenda! Apparently you've broken your mental block about circles cause this one is gorgeous! Is there something going on that my reiki needs to know about? If so, drop me an email. xoxo eileen

Juls said...

Fabulous!! I love the dimension of the flower!! Hugs Juls

Sue said...

Beautiful card Brenda.
Sue

issy said...

Oh so beautiful and those dp's are georgeous Brenda, Im off to have a look see now!!

x
issy

Jan said...

Lovely card and beautiful colours

Julie said...

Such a beautiful card, Brenda--just perfect!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Beryl said...

Oh Brenda - this is lovely. The papers are gorgeous and the way you have coloured and decoupaged the iris is fantastic.
Beryl xx

Lisa Jane said...

That Lily is absoloutely beautiful and you have coloured it exquisitely. Its an absloutely gorgeous card .
Thanks for your kind comment -re my mistake lol.... I am a right numptie ! Never mind , i love giving and lets face it i have enough stuff to give lol
Lisa ;)

Sadilla said...

Hi dear gorgeous card... I love the 3D flower... so elegant and delicate at the same time...
lovely
hugs
sadia

Fliss said...

Yet another gorgeous card Brenda. The flower and backing paper are so beautiful.
xx

pinky said...

Love your image in the circle brenda, looks gorgeous all 3d. The papers are so beautiful.
Pinky

Aussie Loz said...

Oh, these DP's are yummy! And I love the flower... think you've done a great job with a circle! Gorgeous card x

Lynda said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and isn't that sketch just a delight to work with. Love the flower and that fab sentiment stamp. NICE papers!!!

Love Lynda xxx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card and very yummy papers! Remind me I need to buy some sentiment stamps. I love this one especially!

PatR said...

Fabulous card Brenda, gorgeous DP and flower.
Pat xx

chris said...

Hi there Mrs
this is very special love your iris I have lots of bearded ones in my garden!
just heard some very good reports of your demo on saturday.good on you gal!
lots of hugs chris xx

Cheryl said...

wow hun once again you have come up with the most wonderful design and such super detail love it hugs cheryl xxxxx

Crafty Dawn said...

Hope all is well hun love how textured this flower head looks

Love Dawn xx

Diane said...

Such a lovely card Brenda! Papers are gorgeous!

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning Brenda that flower looks as if it is real and standing proud of the circle is really effective I do love those papers so must go have a peek.

Take care
Hugs
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Brenda and like the look of those new papers.
luv
Debby

Dora said...

Beautiful card. I really love the papers and the sponging around the circle and thanks also for your time to explain the how to. Hugs xxx

Spyder said...

Lovely card Brenda, love the rich colours. Don't forget Quirky Craft's has a flower challenge!! (Lyn)

Silli said...

Hello Brenda...your card is beautiful, love the colors and the fabby papers. Hugs Silke

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

I just love the card Brenda it`s so pretty:-) The circle and the flower look perfect together x

Kath said...

stunning brenda and I love what you did with the flower.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxx

Desire Fourie said...

Just love this gorgeous creation. The angles creates great interest and of course your stamping is professional as usual. Congrats with your blogaversary!
Hugs
Desire

craftimamma said...

Stunning card as always Brenda. The decoupaged iris is just beautiful and so realistic and I love the colours.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Liz said...

Hi Brenda won cash to spend at sir stamp alot won some over at crafty cardmakers but not heard back yer can ssee me spending 3-4-5 times as much some prize lol ..love your work its brill

liz xc

Katt Adams said...

Wow- I came here to comment on the card you created for AllSorts Challenge blog and I have been bowled over! I really like the way you "see" things, and how you turn it into something beautiful to look at!
Katt

 
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