Wednesday, 24 August 2011

La Blanch in the meadow

Hello peeps, scheduling this one as I wont be about for a day or so due to a hastily arranged 'secret mission'............can't share details for a bit yet I'm afraid............. but it's very crafty.........so a really brief post with a share I made for this weekends Christmas launch at Sir Stampalot.

Now I realise this one's not actually Christmas, but when the new Le Blanch stamps arrived at the shop I couldn't resist a couple more of that fabulous floral stamps, this one is called simply 'Meadow Flowers' and is available here.

I distressed a piece of Fabriano watercolour card with TH sage and rusty hinge then stamped Hero Arts silhouette grass using TH tea dye. Next I inked the main stamp with Aquamarkers and spritzed with water before stamping, then added a little more colour here and there with a paintbrush. I was really pleased with how the colours worked on this one and felt it needed little more than simply matting up onto the base card.

Catch you again soon.


39 comments:

Helen said...

Stunning stamp, Brenda and your usual impeccable colouring! Enjoy your couple of days - sounds fascinating! Good result last night... come on!!

Sadilla said...

Hi dear
another stuning creation... I like this iamge, it look like an ancient botany book! =)
hugs
sadia

Cheryl said...

oh this is just stunning hun,adore the image,beautiful,hugs cherylxxx

Jackie said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Anne said...

What a stunning card and a tantalizing mission too! Love the wheat used in the background
Anne
x

Crea Astrid said...

So beautiful. Nice colors too.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! It is really beautiful! Love the colours! I see silhouette grass has sneaked in there again!

*Successful* said...

Very beautifully! A summer card! Beautiful colors!

Heidi said...

Amazing card Brenda, love how all the different techniques blend so well hugs heidi x

Debbie said...

Really pretty card Brenda.The colours are gorgeous.Hope you're okay.Love Debbie x

Sarah said...

Stunning card Brenda, beautiful image and colours and I love the little butterflies you've added x

Ruth said...

Lots of lovely things going on with this beautiful card and it all works so well together! Hope you enjoy your "secret mission"... Ruth x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Stunning hun hope your having a great week xxx

Em x

Kat said...

Stunning card Brenda. Love the colours you've used. This is so gorgeous you could frame it and put it on your wall.

Take care,

Kat xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is so gorgeous!

НаТаша said...

Another great creation! Such amazing colouring! I do really love this!

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Brenda, love the techniques you use, they create such beautiful effects!
Hope you enjoyed your teaching weekend at Sir Stampalot!
Love Nicola xxx

Karolina said...

Śliczny obrazeczek... taki na odchodne lata :)

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, lovely stamp. :)

Teresa said...

Is it a small work of art! very nice picture! greetings!

chillin with Quillin said...

really awsome, love all the details!!

Annette said...

very pretty...the coloring on it is amazing...

Jacee said...

Another lovely card Brenda, love the little butterflys, so sweet.
Hugs Jacee

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the stamps.
Nikki x

CraftyLoops said...

Brenda this is a really gorgeous card. Lee xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card Brenda. I had wondered if it was possible to ink stamps with the AquaMarkers and was going to test it out one day - good to see from you that it works. Love the stamps you've used. Can't wait to hear what the cloak and dagger stuff is all about :) Elizabeth x

julieprice3 said...

Beautiful card ,wonderful stamp,great job
Hugs Julie P

Paula (PEP) said...

An amazing background that I'd never have thought of creating for this image but isn't it stunning? Delightful use of the AquaMarkers too & those leaves..... You're right about keeping embellishments to a minimum - the little butterflies just add that little touch to the matting. Love the way you picked out the colours for the matting too. Hope it's been a good "outing".
Paula (PEP)

Rufus said...

Love how this came out! Hope that your "secret mission" went well. Very mysterious!
R/

Penni said...

Great card - I love the butterflies.

Hugs
Penni
X

Docerela said...

Love your card! It looks so real :-)

Catarina

Junie Moon said...

Love this card (and your blog). It's so refreshing to see lovely flower cards that aren't top heavy with embellishments. So very pretty.

Eline said...

Stunning card, Benda!! Lovely colours and the stamps.Love the butterflies.
I love your blog.
Hope you are okay.
hugs

fatmonica said...

This is beautiful.The flowers and colours are gorgeous!

Lore♥ said...

Es muy bonito!!!
hermoso!!
me encanta
abrazos
Lorena

Pendra said...

This is gorgeous, love the colors! I am a painter with acrylic paints... I just haven't gotten the hang with inks yet, but I am trying!

Merry said...

This is stunning..so love the added butterflies.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! It looks like a real watercolour painting. I love my LaBlanche stamps. The images are so gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Debbie said...

Love your card....absolutely stunning.
Debbie x

 
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