Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Famous china and surprising news

Good morning everyone, hope you are all having a good week.

I thought I would share one of the samples I did for Stamp Addicts last TV programme using some of their lovely new silhouette stamps which were a joy to work with. You will find them under the 'all new products' section.

I also have a bit of surprising news to share. Almost everyone who knows me, knows that I just don't do digi's, until this week that is when Ruth from A Passion for Stamps mailed me asking if I would join her Design Team.

Now I have turned down a couple of invites to join Challenge DT's in recent weeks as I still have to moderate my screen activity, however this is not a challenge, but designing for Ruth's own gallery which means the pressure of DT commitments is removed. And once I looked through Ruth's wonderful floral and Nature images which are all drawn by her, I couldn't resist and said yes. So I will be sharing some of my creations using her images very shortly.

Back to the artwork in this post and as you will probably guess, my inspiration was taken from Wedgwood. It was actually quite a simple piece to make using blue cardstock which I cut with Go Create dies and Nesties and embossed the images with detail white embossing powder.


I made some roses from matching blue paper, added a liberal helping of glitter and used them to decorate the front along with some pearls, the obligatory butterfly and ribbon to hold it closed.



51 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just awesome there B. my friend would simply adore it hanks for sharing Shaz in oz.x

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are stunning oh love the images which look amazing embossed with white,well done on your post too hun you will be a great asset to the team,hugs cherylxxxxxx

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning work Brenda. Many congratulations on your new design position, you will be fabuolous x

Lisa said...

Wow this is truly stunning Brenda!

Congrats on joining the lovely Ruth's team. Her images are beautiful and I am sure you are going to make some beautiful cards with them.

Lisa x

Sandra said...

Wow! Fabulous project! Love the roses!

Have a great day!

Fliss said...

An absolutely stunning and gorgeous project Brenda - just love the colours and shapes.
Many congratulations on your surprise too, fabulous news and can't wait to see your new creations.
Hugs, Fliss xx

nnalorac said...

Stunning creation Brenda, so very pretty. Congrats too on your fab news. Carolxx

Heidi said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda, and a lovely surprise for you congratulations. I have received the parcel, really kind of you to pop in some extras Hugs and thanks Heidi x

Eline said...

Wow. Stunning! Congratulation om your new design-assignment.
Have a nice week.
Hugs

Janette said...

Stunning! have no words :-)

Sue said...

Wow this is stunning Luv Sue x

Anesha said...

Beautiful creation and congratulations!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

I am not surprised you were "head-hunted", your work is just outstanding. Please may I be cheeky and ask your "foliage" particularly on your this and your last blog post - are they punches or dies. I am looking for something along these lines...many thanks cos I can tell you are a busy lady!

Charlotte said...

Really love this silhoutte-cards!
Greetings,
Charlotte

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! I love Wedgewood. Congratulations on your new designing position. Sounds perfect!
Thanks for sharing! :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful stamps and cards, love that Wedgwood colouring, Gay xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is simply stunning Brenda!
Congratulations on your new design position!
Hugs, Clare x

Helen said...

Stunning cards and you can't go wrong with Wedgwood inspiration!

Ruth said...

This is a gorgeous Wedgewood design. I'm so honoured to have you join my DT and use my images and can't wait to see your beautiful creations. Thanks so much, Ruth x

Lynda said...

As soon as I saw the first photo I immediately thought 'Wedgewood' so you've really captured the essence with this wonderful card. It's a gorgeous shape too.

Love Lynda xxx

Mervi said...

Simply gorgeous cards!
warm greetings,-))m

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous, and congrats!!!
Paula

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
Your card is stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Came through from your blog to visit. 've Become like follower. Can I use your beautiful creations in the monitor.

Greetings Astrid.

Dora said...

wow this is brilliant Brenda, so elegant, love it xxx and congrats on your new DT. Hugs xxx

Jagodka said...

Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Jane said...

congrats on the new DT .. cant wait to see your creations .
I saw the card on tv last week its stunning.
Hope you had a nice day yesterday
Lisa x

Lynne K said...

Wow! Simply stunning work, Brenda! I love blue Wedgewood, and this is so reminiscent of it. Absolutely gorgeous! The stamps are now on my wish list!

Congratulations on the new post. Doesn't surprise me in the least! xx

Linby said...

wow, wow just love this so inventive of you as always.
Linbyx

PatR said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda, such a clever idea.

Congrats on the DT post, Ruth is so lucky to have you on board. xx

lisa said...

Hi Brenda.
What exciting news, that's fantastic. I'm not surprised though, your work is stunning.
Your cards are amazing, I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately but I have been keeping a watchful eye on all you create. I need your wonderful inspiration.
Hope you are doing OK.
Hugs Lisax

jules said...

oh wow just stunning!

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the silhouettes. Well done on your new post.

Nikki x

Sally H said...

Stunning! I saw this on the show and said it was one of yours! Gorgeous work! I am off to look at these digis that have changed your mind...

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous project Brenda - the Wedgewood design is beautiful, and the white embossing makes it look very realistic.
Congrats. on your new design post - I will pop over and take a peek at the digis - they sound very special.
Hope you're having a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xx

Tracy said...

I love the silhouettes done in white. Gorgeous project brenda.
Congratulation on your new DT, can't wait to see what you create.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

THANK YOU Brenda, I received the awesome Blog Candy prize today, you are so generous and I ADORE all the stamps and the wonderful bling flowers and goodies you sent my way! I appreaciate them SO Much!!!

Now WOWWEE This is a gorgeous creation, love the blue and white, really reminds me of fine china collectables, love the white embossing and those silhouette images are awesome!

Beautifully done!!! Way to Go!

louise said...

Wonderful creation brenda and congrats on your news your work is amazing.
Hugs Louise xx

Sadilla said...

Wow dear
gorgeous project!!!!! I like all the details, stunning colors... and very smart!!!
hugs
Sadia

Suzie Q said...

Hi Brenda,
Amazing work of art what a fantastic idea wedgewood it really is!!!
thanks for popping by
suzie qx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda that card is stunning I love wedgewood and has some green jasper dishes.
Well done and congratulations on being asked you joing a special team. hugs Shirleyxx

fatmonica said...

That's just fabulous!

Dobra said...

Welcome
Have done a marvelous piece of paper

Paula said...

I just love the elegance of this & the colours left me speechless. Those tiny hints of green with floral buds are gorgeous & really add that little bit extra. Congratulations on the DT - interesting to come across a fellow non-digi non spud head user (my husband's nickname for a certain range of stamps).
Paula (PEP)

mueppi said...

Wow.... Brenda
that`s gorgeous and wonderful!
I love it!
Hugs Gisela

tiggertastic said...

a very classy and elegant make


wishing you an enjoyable weekend

hugs, sarah xx

Juls said...

these are just gorgeous!! It has a real wedgwood feel about it! Love it!! Hugs Juls

The Crafty Girl's Corner said...

This is just breath taking!

Lala Alla Kasumova said...

Очень нежно!(Russia)

milena60 said...

Какое великолепие....

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow! This card is beautiful.