Saturday, 22 May 2010

Poppies and flutterbys

Over at Allsorts Helene has set our new challenge and would like to see a tag or label on our artwork.

But before I tell you about my artwork for this week, I need to annouce that the winner of my part of our Birthday blog hop is Keryn. I am so pleased for you Keryn please mail me brenda@ibas.co.uk so I can get you prize off to you. Do go pay her a visit and see her adorable Jack Russel's and her great work of course.

I've gone all pink and Hero for my card using one of the shadow stamps that I so love working with. This one is Hero Arts CO140 Poppy Background. First I stamped a piece of dusky pink cardstock all over with the butterfly plate from Hero Arts CG300 using Tim Holtz worn lipstick - if I am going to bleach I usually stick to the TH inks because they always bleach out fine, whereas some inks can be a bit iffy and fade but won't bleach out completely. Of course it depends of the cardstock and it's always worth having a little test run first.

I then stamped the poppy stamp over the butterflies using versamark and heat embossing with detail clear, then bleaching out the flowers. I like this technique as it gives a subtle image through the embossed solid elements of the stamped image.

I used the same butterfly plate to stamp the card itself again with versamark and detail clear embossing powder to achieve a subtle finish. The border is Martha Stewart embossed butterflies and the sentiment on the tag is from a Rubber Tapestry set, no code though I'm afraid.

25 comments:

  1. like that technique, never tried it myself though

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  2. beautiful Brenda , I love the flowers
    Hugs
    Francesca

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  3. Really pretty monocromatic card Brenda!! As i love butterflies this is a card of my liking!!!

    Wishing you a great day
    Hugs Lina

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  4. This is stunning Brenda. I'm going to have to stop visiting your blog because you always make me want to buy more stamps! (only joking of course).
    Have a great weekend, although I am sure it is going to be a busy one for you.
    Clare x

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  5. I love your technique, and your creation is beautiful. Have a good weekend
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  6. Lovely card Brenda, what a gorgeous colour, and well done to Keryn for the win!

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  7. Hi Brenda,
    Thankyou for all your lovely comments on my blog, I have started following yours now a I love your crafting style and this card is no exception.
    Just beautiful work, thanks for sharing it with us :)
    Katie xx

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  8. OH WOW! I love the rich colour, looks awesome!

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  9. Beautiful card Brenda, I love your colourway, its so warm and girly!

    Well, Ive re-read your post a few times and my name still seems to come up! I just had to check!

    Keryn x

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful card Brenda. Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. Up to my knees in a a 4 year old and then moving my craft space from one room to another to have it painted and the flooring replaced. I love everything you do! Hope all is well. hugs, eileen

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  11. Awww this card is so elegant, those butterflies are so cute and thank you so much for all the detailed explanation xxx

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  12. HI dear
    gorgeous card!!! I love the poppy flowers... I have to try to do something like that... thanks so much for all the inspiration... :)
    hugs
    sadia

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  13. Wow this is absolutely beautiful, I love everything about it xxx

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  14. Wow, this is such a great card. I love the poppies. TFS.

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  15. It's fabulous Brenda. Your background to that wonderful stamp is perfect and the bleaching makes the flowers really pop.
    Beryl xx

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  16. Stunning! It's a gorgeous card. Love the double stamping on the poppies.

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  17. Beautiful card Brenda, I love that Poppy stamp and what you have done with it.

    Jill x

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  18. Love this, poppies are my favourite flowers :o)
    Jenni x

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  19. oh wow hunny this is just beautiful love that poppie,fab detail as always hugs cheryl xxxx

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  20. This is gorgeous Brenda. I love poppies and this is a beautiful image.

    Kat x

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  21. Very pretty your cards never stop amazing me Brenda, you are so creative.
    louise xx

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  22. Oh this is just perfect Brenda I love those little butterflies bp and those poppies are wonderful I must go have a look at this stamp

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  23. Beautiful card Brenda - i love the main image and that background butterfly paper. Wonderful colours
    Lisa ;)

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  24. That's lovely. I've been toying with the idea of buying that stamp so it's nice to see it being used. I'm also after the flower you used on the birthday fun post....can I please ask where you got it?

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