Saturday, 26 March 2011

A special lady

Debs is hosting the challenge at Allsorts this week and has given us the theme of "for a Special Lady".

It's all a bit special for me with this one as it was the first entire card I created following my enforced craft and blogging retreat and I admit I was thrilled to have actually completed a whole card that I was passable happy with........I know little things and all that, but I so missed being involved in all things crafty.

The image is one I bought at Stamperama by B Line Designs, the company is totally new to me but I just loved the romantic image called Travellers.....I think they are in Italy.......just my romantic notion because it's where I most love to be.

I stamped the image with versafine black and embossed with detail clear, then masked the image and sun and brayered the sky with Adirondack dye inks and coloured the images lightly with Copics. The swirl is Hero Arts S5449 and the sentiment Hero Arts CL278 which I thought was perfect for the title of the theme. Finally I scribbled a freehand line around the image and added some swarovski crystals.....yes this does mean the card will be used for someone special........ flowers and punched leaves. This also fits the following challengres:

Craft your Days Away - For a special lady

Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes

Crafts and Me - Anything goes


And this is my very last DT piece for Stamptacular Sunday having decided to step down..........much as I have loved working with all the girls, something has to give.

A pretty basic creation because it's such a beautiful stamp that it does not need much embellishment so as not to detract from the beauty of the picture. The image is Magenta 15276N stamped with Versafine black and embossed with detail clear, then coloured with Copics. I used a piece of mount board for stamping so that I could cover with several layers of UTEE to give a lovely glazed panel. This is also for the following challenge:


Delicious Doodles - Floral Fantasy



46 comments:

  1. Brenda,

    Beautiful cards!!! You're so creative!
    Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

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  2. Two more graceful cards - I love B Line stamps, I have quite a few (bet that came as a shock, lol!) and this set you have is lovely. Those poppies are great too, now that one I don't have!! Hope your weekend is kind to you.

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  3. oh wow hun these are 2 gorgeous cards,just love the,poppies but have to say my fav is the first one,just love that image,beautiful design,too hugs cheyrl xxxxxx

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  4. Beautiful cards! I love the image of the first one! Good luck with your challenges!

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  5. Two beautiful card Brenda, oh but that first one is really special, I love the image, the clean design and the embossed swirls with those flowers are gorgeous. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Suzi x

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  6. Wowers, these are fab. I especially like the first one. That swirly image is fab and I love how you added flowers on it. Looks fantastic!!

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  7. Stunning cards, both are brilliantly done.xx

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  8. Fabulous cards Brenda, raelly love the vintage feel to them both!

    So artistic and beautiful!

    Have a terrific weekend!

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  9. Hi Brenda,
    I love the romantic feel to your first card,I'm with you Italy seems the right place for them to be,your colours and the sky on the image is just perfect and I love the flowers on the stamped swirl....The second one well what can you say only that it's gorgeous,I love poppies so this is perfect...Have a lovely weekend...
    Mandy x

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  10. These are awesome, love the first one so much though, so elegant and flowers are just beautiful xxx

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  11. Hi Brenda! I have been an absint friend in blogland but not in my thoghts. I hope you are doing better and are feelings well again. You cards are beautiful as ever very pretty and in full harmony. Have à great weekend Brenda ang give the pack à big hug from me

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  12. Gorgeous card. I love the romantic feel of the first and the image is fab on the second.

    Nikki x

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  13. Two very beautiful cards. I particularly love the first one with that gorgeous swirly corner and those flowers!!! The second one is pretty spectacular too. Those red poppies just jump off the card. Hugs Denise xx

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  14. Both stunning, Brenda! I lvoe that colour combo on the first one and that stamp is gorgeous!

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  15. These cards are so elegant!
    Greets Deborah

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  16. 2 very gorgeous images on these sumptuous cards.
    x

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  17. Wow! They are both very special! Your colouring is just superb! Can't choose between them. The image on the first is so gorgeous, but then I love poppies too...! xx

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  18. Beautiful as always! Love love love the colours and the corner arrangement with the swirls - stunning! xxx

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  19. Hi Brenda - i agree they are both special.. and so lovely to see... you know i am going to say the Poppies are my favourite lol
    I am counting the days now to the craft day.. so excited.
    Lisa x

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  20. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the first one - B line make such fab stamps and you've really done it justice.. The second one being poppies is of course an immediate hit with me, you've coloured it beautifully.
    Linbyx

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  21. Both cards are very, very pretty! Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    Jackie

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  22. wow what stunning creations, i especially love the first stamp, it's so romantic.must go and have a nosey at b line stamps.

    hugs Troy xxx

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  23. They both look so amazing!
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  24. Fab cards B and loving the brayering. Hugs Nicola xx

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  25. GORGEOUS cards!!!! absolutely amazing!! love them!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  26. wow Brenda these are amazing...the first is beautifully elegant and I love the stamped swirl...the second is just wow wow wow
    Mina xxx

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  27. Lovely cards Brenda, I adore the first one, stunning, absolutely stunning!!
    Hugs Jacee

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  28. Both of these cards are stunning Brenda. I love them both but the poppy one is my favourite.

    You sound chuffed at being able to craft again after your "enforced rest."

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  29. It's good to see you getting back into the swing of things Brenda - don't overdo it though!

    Both cards are absolutely stunning.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  30. Stunning cards Brenda, love them both, Hugs, Teresa xx

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  31. such lovely cards
    Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week
    AllisonX

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  32. Two fantastic cards again Brenda and I especially love the lady. So glad to hear that you were able to complete the whole card, it must feel good. Take good care of yourself and don't get overdoing it. xx

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  33. Beautiful cards, very elegant. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, x

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  34. Both of these are so lovely hun!
    Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  35. Wowee Brenda what fabulous images, love the two on holiday in Paris, and your poppy field is gorgeous, two stunning cards. with hugs Shirleyxxx

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  36. sorry Brenda I fogot to say...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

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  37. Gorgeous cards Brenda, all beautiful! Thank you so much for the chance to win your candy and thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

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  38. Two wonderfully inspiring creations, I love them both.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  39. Gorgeous cards! Those images are beautiful.
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  40. This is just gorgeous!

    Arabella

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  41. WOW beautiful cards, love all the detail! TFS

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  42. Wonderful work Brenda....so love the thought that they are Italy. :-)

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  43. Hi Brenda love your card for a special lady your choice of colours and that swirl in the corner with the flowers on adds brilliant dimension love Linda

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  44. Thank you for the great projects with UTEE. I am a Tim Holtz/Ranger fan but I have hesitated to get crafty with my UTEE for some reason. Your posts have helped me with some ideas and I will certainly crack open that bottle!
    Smiles and Sunshine!
    Linda Marino

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