Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A little bit shabby.......

......... and rather distressed, but I rather enjoyed making this one using Penny Black 4161K Pin Striped which I stamped onto a background created with an acrylic block inked with TH ink worn lipstick and spritzed with water before stamping. The DP is My Minds Eye.....just for a change.

This post is of course sheduled as we are due to be in Kotor, Montenegro today. Never been there before and ashamed to admit know very little about the Country, other than they have a reasonable footie team who are ranked 16th by FIFA and held the UK to a drawn in the Euro qulifiers.......how sad am I knowing trivia like that.


45 comments:

Sadilla said...

beautiful card dear,
lovely flowers, and lovely colors!!
hugs
Sadia

Zoinka said...

It is a beautiful!!!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. Such a wonderful design and beautiful image. The colours are perfect. Love it. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

kamarek said...

Fantastic card. I love the colours.

Julie said...

Hi Brenda? Stranger in the camp!!!! Sorry,haven't been doing a lot of visiting recently I love how youve achieved the background! Going to give that one a try! And such a gorgeous card! Hoping you're in good health! Julie x

Helen said...

I love the colours on this card! I am not surprised you know those footie facts at all, Brenda!!!

Heidi said...

This is now my fave card that I have seen of yours the colours and techniques all look fab together, great distressing hugs heidi x

Fairy said...

Very nice card. I like the idea with ribbon.

Ruth said...

Hi Brenda...hope the holiday is going great!
I love this card...especially the way you've added the sentiment - great idea!! Ruth x

Buffy said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the shabby chic effect

Kari said...

Wonderful card,Brenda!Love the colours!
Have a great day!

HUgs,Kari :)

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love that stamp and design. Hope you enjoy your time in Kotor.
Hugs
Suzi x

Anesha said...

Beautiful card and hope you are having fun. :)

Сергевна said...

очень интересно смотрится!

Ebonyoana said...

Gorgeous card.Very shabby chic. Congrats.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

A beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

i love everything about this card
e.s.p.e.c.i.a.l.l.y...
the ribbon technique :D
~victoria~

Sabina D. said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely colours.

The Crafty Elf said...

Such a lovely card and the ribbon the way you added it to the card - very creative! Very nice!

LittleSunday said...

Those two colours look so beautiful together!!! Nice job again!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Beautiful shabby-chic distressing Brenda. Love it!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Annette said...

beautiful card..
thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!

Bernie said...

Beautiful! Wonderful colors! Love how you did the background and the ribbon treatment!
Blessings Bernie

Mummylade said...

that's a gorgeous card, have a lovely holiday

Sarah said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the aged look and the colours are gorgeous x

Jacee said...

How lovely Brenda, love the colurs and the way you have done the ribbon,
Hugs Jacee

Jenn said...

Beautiful card - I absolutely love that colour combination!
hugs, Jenn

CraftyLoops said...

I love this card, I think the pink and green go so well together. Lee xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card and another neat inking technique. Hope you are enjoying your trip. You know substantially more than I do about Montenegro - though I'd hazard a guess that the name translates as black mountain if pushed :) Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

awesome card, love the colours and stamped background!

Enjoy Montenegro!

sallysbitz said...

Beautiful card Brenda x
Love the colour of the flowers x

Hope your having a fab hol x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Paula said...

I love the warmth of the flower centres & those threaded eyelets are striking. The colour combination is quite delightful & i must try that acrylic block stamping technique.
Hope you're having a lovely time.
Paula (PEP)

Linda said...

Wow what a truly lovely card!!!!! Love the choice of paper to go with these flowers!!!! Just fabulous!!!!

Tracy said...

I love the Penny Black stamp and the card is gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lu C.Y. - Babalu said...

Eu adoro seu estilo, seu bom gosto! quando crescer quero fazer scrap como você!
Beijos

Miss Emerald said...

The card is great! Very nice selection and blend of colors. Ribbon with brads is a very original idea. Of course, submitting to the inscription is very original! Congratulations!

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Beautiful! Wonderful colors and lovely cards....
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Brook said...

Love this card! I haven't been making cards lately..I think I am thinking too much about it. >.<

Pixichick said...

Really pretty!

Ellie said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Love the distressing! Hope you are enjoying your vacation!

Claire Phillips said...

What wonderful colours Brenda - just simply stunning! Cheers Claire x

Suzie Q said...

hi Brenda,
beautiful beautiful card!!
i have never heard of the place you are visiting but i hope you have a wonderful time x
hugs
Suzie qx

craftymum said...

stunning card Brenda
Hope you are well
I have pics on my blog of my daughters wedding last saturday if you would like to take a look
hugs sarah x

fatmonica said...

These flowers are stunning-so eye catching.It's a lovely card.