Saturday, 7 August 2010

Distressed Primary

The lovely Emma has decided to go "All Primary" at Allsorts this week and would like us to use two colours from Blue, Red and Yellow.

It is extra exciting this week as Joanna of Sheeny Towers fame is joining us for the month of August as our Guest Designer. I was so thrilled when I asked her and she said yes. Thank you Joanna, I know we will all be inspired by the wonderful work you have created for us.

I had a messy session to create my card, first distressing a piece of cardstock with Tim Holt broken china and mustard seed, then stamping with Hero F5042 with bleach to lift the colour. The main image is stamped onto a piece of card onto which I used the same inks to created a striped effect using a blending tool, then stamping Penny Black 4035K Letters and Flowers using versafine majestic blue and embossing with iridescent powder.

I punched the border with Fiskars threading water and cut away part of the edge, added some pearls and cord and a flower made with punches, spritzed with Glimmer Mist lemon zest.

For those of you who have been following my holiday candy route, I will be back by Monday and be publishing the winners as soon as I can then.

31 comments:

  1. this is awesome, way to go hun!!!!

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  2. Hi Brenda - this card is beautiful,. the backgound is just fabulous,
    Looking forward to hearing all about your trip
    Lisa ;)

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  3. Oh Bren I love this kind of card you make

    Love Dawn xx

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  4. Wow, the colors and technique is gorgeous! Beautiful card.
    Hugs, Mindy

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  5. Great technique!
    Love this card.
    Thank you for taking us to your journey!
    So glad that you have been in my country.
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  6. Beautiful and a little unusual card!!

    And welcome home from your trip! You must have A LOT of amazing photos and a lot of inspiration after such a wonderful vacation. At least I hope so...

    Charlotta

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  7. Gorgeous card Brenda, I still cant help but 'eek' at the thought of putting a stamp in bleach! The results are always beautiful to see but I'm just too much of a scaredy cat!

    Keryn x

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  8. This is just fabulous! Lots of techniques and details. Lovely.
    Lx

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  9. Hello! how beautiful this card! I like many colors and has a very nice technical association!

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  10. What a beautiful card! I love the penny black stamp (use it lots!) but have never embossed it yet. Will be checking out this challenge. Hope you get home safely from your fab holiday!

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  11. Ooooh must have a go at stamping with bleach, it looks FAB!!
    hope you have a safe journey home and do not suffer too much from pampering withdrawal symptoms lol
    Sarah x

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  12. This is a lovely card... spero ti sia divertita ciaooo

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  13. Gorgeous hunni as always!
    hope youve had a great holiday...

    Emma xxx

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  14. Cor!! Stunning!!
    Love the colours and the bleach stamping - so very effective :-)

    x

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  15. Inked to perfection! I absolutely love it Brenda.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  16. Love this card.So glad that you have been in my country.
    Great technique!
    Thank you for taking us to your journey!
    Kras

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  17. Wow, what a creation...lots of love and feeling put into this!!
    Wishing you a happy wellkomming home!!
    Many hugs Lina

    Thank you for the fun Challenge you had for us all...guiding us safely around the places you have visited!!! You are truly amazing!

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  18. I would never have thought that primary colours could be so grown up and stylish!!! Love this creation! Hugs Juls

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  19. Awesome card totally in my style :-) Nice to see somebody else with an artsy style :-) Hope it's ok that I add my self as your follower :-)

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  20. Your inking and techniques are superb, I love this its so beautiful. And the colours go really nicely together.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  21. Such a wonderful card...so many techniques. Love how you cut away part of the border punch. Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

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  22. oh wow brenda,hun this really is amazing,just love it so much,hugs cheryl x
    ps look forward to hearing about your trip xx

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  23. Wow Brenda, this is stunning, gorgeous colours xxx

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  24. I really love what you did with this beautiful card.

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  25. Gorgeous card! Sorry that "our" vacation has to end, but I'll bet you'll be glad to be home.
    R/

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  26. flummy (sigrid)8 August 2010 at 07:26

    What a wonderful card!!! I like the colours and the style!!!

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  27. stunning! no designers papers! all done by yourself!

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