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:

Rainmac said...

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

Suzi said...

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

chris said...

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

pinky said...

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

Anesha said...

Beautiful piece. Anesha

Fliss said...

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

Zoechaos said...

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

Clare *Littlebear* said...

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

Lynne K said...

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

Fleur said...

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

Mummylade said...

this is a fantastic card!!

Lisa Jane said...

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 ;)

issy said...

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

issy

Annmaree said...

really beautiful card!!!

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Beautiful!

Violets Corner said...

So beautiful!!!

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

Hugs
Maarit

Jacee said...

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

Vicky said...

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

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

craftymum said...

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

craftimamma said...

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

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Hope Jacare said...

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

Rosie said...

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

Kat said...

This is lovely Brenda. Love that image.

Kat x

Beryl said...

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

Francesca said...

Fabulous card Brenda , The colours are brilliant
Hugs
Francesca

Juls said...

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

Sarah C said...

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

Silli said...

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

Merry said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Loraine Arderne said...

Fab card, love the lace!

Annika said...

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

Lesley said...

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

Dawn said...

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

love Dawn xx

 
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