Saturday, 12 June 2010

A touch of lace and butterflies


My teamie Fleur is hosting this weeks challenge at Allsorts and would like us to use 'Lace and/or Buttons' on our projects.

But before I tell you about my card, I just have to tell you something before I expode.........well, the fact is I can't actually tell you quite all today........but I will have an absoltely fabulous piece of news which I will be sharing with you in a day or so - just waiting for a few final bits and pieces from across the pond then all will be revealed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell I'm just the teeny tinest bit excited ?

I have used one the the new Hero Arts collage stamps as my main image Hero CG129 Antique Background, which I stamped onto a piece of card which I distressed with Tim Holt honey and rusty hinge and a liberal spritzing of Glimmer Mist dazzling diamonds. I stamped round the edges with Hero F5042 leaf flourish, then roughed up the edges and 'splodged'..........if anyone has a technical term for this please do tell...........with Adirondack Acrylic Dabber copper and heated to make it bubble.

I stamped the butterflies again onto acetate and highlighted with a gold pen, added lace down one side and very tiny buttons for the butterflies thorax's. The sentiment is Hero CG189 Whatever and I stamped down the leading edge of the card with Hero G3316 harlequin.

34 comments:

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

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  2. Stunning card Brenda, love the distressing effect and those butterfly's are adorable. A beautiful designed card.
    x Suzi x

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  3. Hi Brenda
    you have got us all in suspender's ( my hubby wishes)
    anyway your card is divine,(gone all posh on you)it really is a beauty.
    hugs chris xx

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  4. Now thats not nice Brenda, leaving us hanging like that!!! But I do love your card, nice use of eyelets.
    Pinky

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  5. Just gorgeous card Brenda and can't wait to hear your news.
    Have a great weekend. xx

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  6. LOL good thing to be a follower and get to see your posts as soon as we sign on!

    Gorgeous card the colours are well colour is your thing and it always shows. Dazzling Diamonds? not come across that one, yet LOL. xx Zoe

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  7. This is another fabulous card Brenda. I love it!
    I can't wait to hear your good news.
    Hugs, Clare x

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  8. You're launching your own range of stamps?? Your book is about to be published?? Tim Holtz is coming to visit??? Whatever it is, can't wait to hear!!

    Oh, and gorgeous card, by the way. You know me and butterflies. And I like the sentiment too. Have a good weekend. xx

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  9. B. Your card is stunning, the butterflies are so pretty.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  10. Oh Brenda , i wont seleep lol .. you are a tease.
    I love the card though... those butterflies are just gorgeous
    Have a great day
    Lisa ;)

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  11. Fabulous card, a little work of art. Brenda you are a tease, I cant wait to hear your news...

    issy

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  12. So beautiful!!!

    Mmm now I'll be wondering all the time, hehe.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  13. Very pretty Brnda, really love the addition of the lace, gorgeous!

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  14. Fantastic Job Brenda...I love the script stamp
    Gorgeous!!!
    x
    Vicky

    ps...can't wait to find out the big secret...

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  15. another great card Brenda.#will you be at the Doncaster show.? I am there on saturday only with Hotshot Crafts
    love Sarah x

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  16. Love the classy shabby chic look here Brenda. Really beautiful!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  17. Such a wonderful card Brenda - those butterflies are indeed stunning! Cheers Claire x

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  18. Brenda your card is stunning. Colours are lovely and like your idea of splogging the paint around the edges. (Like the term 'splodge' sums up the techinique very well!) Rosie x

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  19. This is lovely Brenda. Love that image.

    Kat x

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  20. A fabulous piece of work Brenda. I didn't know that acrylic dabber bubbled when heated - I'll have to try that. Love the colours and design.
    Beryl xx

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  21. Fabulous card Brenda , The colours are brilliant
    Hugs
    Francesca

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  22. Just beautiful!! Love the gorgeous pastal colours and the script detail, and your sentiment is just beautiful!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

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  23. Beautiful, stunning card Brenda. Love the soft colours and the sentiment. Hope you're keeping well xx

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  24. Beautiful dear Brenda, love the colors, the butterflys are fabby! HUGS

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  25. Stunning card Brenda.....just love all the detail. The more I look the more details pop out.

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  26. oh brenda,hun this is just stunning that image,is just perfection,hugs cheryl xxxx

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  27. Once again your stamping is just outstanding!! Gorgeous card!
    Hugs
    Annika

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  28. We can never have too many butterflies in our life.
    Gorgeous!
    Lesley x

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  29. Beautiful card Brenda love the butterflys and the sentiments id just so true love it

    love Dawn xx

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