Monday, 19 April 2010

Red and White for St George

Update: I always said Hero Arts should make the codes bigger on their stamps as I have probs reading them........somebody has very kindly pointed out to me that I got it a bit wrong for the above stamp, so I have amended it below and it is K5353.

There's a new challenge at Rosie D's which our teamie Lyn is hosting and has given us the theme of England/St George or just Red and White.

This card is also my entry for this weeks Cupcake challenge which has the theme Red and White.

I confess that the patriotic side of it stumped me a bit and I have gone down the easy route of red and white. I had a new Hero stamp yet to be inked up and as it is a nice shadow stamp thought it would work well with red and some bleaching.

The stamp is Hero Arts K5345 In the Garden which I stamped with versamark and embossed with detail clear onto some red matt cardstock. It's always difficult to be sure how well bleach will take and on this occasion I ended up with a brownish colour, so when it was dry and coloured the beached areas with a white Prismacolor pencil which lightened it enough for what I wanted.

I mounted the piece onto white cardstock and embossed a piece of red Bazzil using the script Cuttlebug folder. The wavy edges is EK Success Dotted Wave punch and some ribbon and pearls added to embellish. A fairly quick and easy card.

36 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

what an unusual card - i love the red and white . The image is delightful and the script embossing great. Never heard of the technique you used , but will be looking into it. Its really effective.
Hope you are feeling a lot better
lisa ;)

Tracy said...

This is fab, love the image and layers are all lovely too. I went red and white too, much easier.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!B,this is so pretty,just love it and the edge punch/stamp.
Hope you and all are doing well?
see you soon,hugs Lou.xx

Rosie said...

Such a stunning card, and the red/white theme goes so well with this stamp. Really like the layers of red and white with the different textures. Rosie x

Cheryl said...

oh hun you have done it again one brilliantly designed card,love red and white hugs cheryl xxxx

terry said...

LOVE YOUR CARD. I HAVE THIS STAMP AND LOVE USING IT, BUT NEVER THOUGHT TO USE THE BLEACH TECHNIQUE WITHT THE IMAGE! NEAT IDEA! lOVE THE DOT SWIRL EDGE.

Annmaree said...

awesome stuff! great image and border punch! LOVE the embossing too, I have that folder ;)

Nikbee said...

Wonderful card. I love the red and white and the stamp is fab. I'll be looking into bleaching as it's a new one to me.

Nikki x

Mervi said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the stamp;-))m

Francesca said...

Wonderful card brenda , i love the image and layout
Hugs
Francesca

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a cool and lovely card. Love the red color scheme :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Biscuitlid said...

wow that's bleached really well. Such a pretty card

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week
Hugs
Victoria
x

Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

I love theis, it is so sweet and romantic!! My Fav colour!!! love the embossing and the image! Just stunning!! Hugs Juls

Hannapanna said...

Wow, gorgeous card and beautiful colours. Love the image, really cute. Hugs

Julie said...

lovely card love the stamp you use nicely done

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is delightful ! Love the effect of the bleaching... Smiles from Catherine

eiyiyi said...

Beautiful, Brenda. I would never have come up with the bleach ... clever girl you are! hugs, eileen

Julie said...

I love this card, Brenda! So striking--love the colors for this--such a beautiful silhouette of the children!

Hope you're having a lovely day today!

Nicola said...

Just love this card. The colours and the image work so well together. Nicky xx

craftimamma said...

Crikey Brenda. I'm making excuses because I've been away two weekends on the trot and had visitors in between so have't made anything. You on the other hand, have all this stuff going on in your life and your create ............. loads of stunningly beautiful cards.

Every single one since my last comment is beautiful and I love the butterfly collage type stamp you've rediscovered.

Wonderful to read that Anysia is home and I hope her recovery continues apace and your's too.

Take care.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow fabulous card, love the silhoutte look and the colouring is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Hope Jacare said...

What a fantastic image Brenda and so striking in the red and white - fab! Cheers Claire x

Babs said...

What a beautiful image, the bleaching has worked really well, your card is gorgeous.
Babs x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a lovely image, looks beautiful in red and white. janex

Jacee said...

Great card Brenda, really like this colour combo, it works really well, love the background, looks really special.

pinky said...

Lovely colour combination and the image is just adorable Brenda. Know what you mean about countrymen lol. The three tennors I think. They are priests and two of them are brothers and they are called o'Hagan but no relation. They do sing like angels though.
Pinky

lisa said...

What a gorgeous stamp and I love how you've used bleach, it is really effective.

Lisax

WaldfrauAlexa said...

beautiful card !!! like them

Sally H said...

stunning card, Brenda! I Love it.

The Crafty Den said...

What a stunning card. I love the unusual technique you've used. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Vicky said...

Yet another lovely creation Brenda, I have a wish list as long as my arm due to you...lol
I just love all the Hero Art's stamps, I have some on order from SS, can't wait!!!

Gorgeous Job!!!
x
Vicky

Patty said...

I love the softness of it and the colors are simply amazing!

Linapyssel said...

Hi there Brenda!!
Wow, this card is loaded with tecniques and finess!!! Pretty pretty pretty!!!! Love the exploding box you made so summery and beautifull
Have a great day !!!
Hugs Lina

Silli said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I love the image, fantastic!!!! Love the colors... Well done... BIG hugs!

Violets Corner said...

Fab card design Brenda! You really get the bleaching to work so well, I find it difficult and so hard to control.

Hope you and your family are ok,
big hugs
Maarit

Merry said...

This is a beautiful card and the image is adorable.

 
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