Saturday, 10 April 2010

Petals and Pearls

Happy Saturday peeps and another challenge at Allsorts.

And this weeks it's my turn to host the challenge and I have come up with the theme of "Petals and Pearls" a perfect way to think about all the lovely Spring blossoms that are bursting into flower. But you all know me, any excuse to use flowers on a project........the guys at Stampalot don't call me 'Botanical Brenda' for nothing I guess.

My card has been created using a new stamp from Magenta 40301P Butterfly Garden which I stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear onto a background created with Glimmer Mists sweet clover and tutti fruitti, two of the new limited edition colours. I coloured the blossoms with Marvy pens and stamped the larger butterfly again to cut out and decoupage. The left wing is not actually part of the stamp, so I drew it it to match the other side which seems to work OK. I tore the edges of the piece and distressed with Tim Holtz peeled paint.

The border is Martha Stewart eyelet lace and the swirls a Sizzix die cut through the Big Shot and finally pearls added to embellish.

37 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Stunning card! I love the punched border and beautiful image. So glad to hear your daughter is home but sorry to hear you have shingles.

Lisa x

Mervi said...

OMG how beautiful, this is stunning card, fab work,-))m

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is stunning,such wondeful work love the MS punch,hugs cheryl xxxx

Sadilla said...

Gorgeous card!!! The butterfly is so nice, and very smart!
I love this card!!
hugs
Sadia

Zoechaos said...

Great news about Anysia she's in the best place in the world right now, with Mum. Beautiful stunning card just adore it. Take care of yourself now and enjoy Spring (((Hugs)))

Crafty Dawn said...

Another wonderful piece and I am happy your friend is a wee bit better

Love Dawn xx

Lynda said...

Oh it's gorgeous Brenda - hope you're feeling a little better too!

Love Lynda xxx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the background, such fab colours.
I'm glad Anysia is now at home and is continuing to recover.

Nikki x

Lesley said...

Sooooo pretty! Love it!
Lesley x

lisa said...

Hi Brenda.

I am so pleased to hear that Anysia is home and starting her converlesence. You must be thrilled.
Your card is absolutely beautiful. What a stunning stamp and I adore that Sissix swirl.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Lisa

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda, your card is gorgeous and Im not surprise they call you Botanical Brenda, you do seem to route out some really beautiful stamps and this one is no exception. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Juls said...

gorgeous card!! Love how you have coloured in the flowers!! and I love the swirl, just gorgeous!! hugs Juls

Lisa Jane said...

That new stamp is gprgeous Brenda , and i love the punched bprder with the pearls running down the edge
LISA ;)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Stunning card - love the image and the colour choice. Fabulous MS border punch and swirly embellishment.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Anonymous said...

You have done a beautiful job with this stamp Brenda, I am going to have to stop visiting, you should see my wish list...and yes it was your fault I got the Lavinia stamps...I just need to spend a day with you to show me how to use them...
I might just have to get Hubbby to bring me over to Sir Stampalot one of these day's...

It's good to hear Anysia's home now, and I hope those shingles are shaking off now

Take care of you!!!
x
Vicky

Kat said...

Beautiful card Brenda. You certainly love your botanicals. And you do them so well.

Good news about Anysia getting home. Much easier for you all to take care of her. Hope you're feeling a bit better too.

Take care,

Kat x

Hilly's Crafts said...

wow what a gorgeous card - I love the colours the image, everything xxx Hilly xxx

Sarah A said...

Hi Brenda

Stunning card, just love all the colours you have used. Haha 'Botanical Brenda' suits you ;-)

Sarah x

Ira said...

This is an absolutely adorable card Brenda, the colours are great and the swirl adds a chic touch to it. Love it ~Ira

Katherine said...

Hi Brenda, thank you so much. I just submitted my project at Sir Stampalot Challenge. Wow! Wonderful prize. Thank again.

Katherine

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Brenda. Thanks for pointing out my slightly dippy moment on my blog - I've added the Allsorts link now! Lisa x

Silli said...

Nice to see you Brenda... Your card is very pretty, love the colors...and the pearls... HUGS Silke

Claire said...

Another stunning card Brenda, you really are an inspiration. I'm pleased to see your daughter is out of hospital, I hope she makes a good recovery
hugs
Claire xx

Diane said...

Stunning card as always Brenda! Still thinking and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers while she is recovering!

Sandra said...

Amazing Card, I love the colours. Really classic stamp - love that.
Hugs, Sandra

Carol said...

I love the vintage look of this card, great job!

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Thanks,
Carol B
aka "Crafty Carol"

Sarah said...

Hello Brenda! It's been a while since I last visited and have just read about your daughter. Glad that she is making good progress! Sorry to hear that you have shingles. I have had it twice. The last time I had it it was really painful so I know what you are going through. Take it easy and get plenty of rest.

Ann said...

Just beautiful.
good news about your daughter but it sounds like the worry has brought on your shingles - so sorry.
Ann xxx

Hope Jacare said...

Stunning card Botanical Brenda - wonderful colour - love it! Cheers Claire x

sandra said...

I love your stamps!!!
Your cards are amazing!!!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Hannapanna said...

This is a really sweet card. Love the colours and the butterflies are very cute. Hugs Hanna

Michelle said...

Hi Brenda
This card is stunning! I love the detailed edge with the border punch and pearls and the Sizzix die swirls. You were very clever to draw the missing part of the butterfly, if you hadnt said I woudlnt have known!

terry said...

Just found your blogg...beautiful work! I've been thinking of buying this gorgeous Magenta stmp, but now I HAVE to lol ! What Sizzix "swirl" id the die cut? Thnks for sharing your beautiful work!

Linda64 said...

Beautiful card. Really love the Magenta image...
Thankyou for nice comments in my blog

Anonymous said...

this is stunning, so beautiful!

HUGS

Annmaree

Beryl said...

Glad things are getting back to normal for you (if there is any such thing). Hope all the poorlies are doing well and you are giving that derriere a rest now and again. I love this beautiful card and your story (above) about your love eof fairies and butterflies.
Off to stay with my niece tomorrow and then we are going to a Sheena Douglas workshop in Kettering on Saturday.That means another week with no blog hopping but I think I'll be forgiven this time.
Beryl xx

Becky said...

How absolutely stunning Breada, love the colours and the dreamy feel, it's a scene you could float into :0)
xx