Saturday, 3 March 2012

Spread your Wings



Sending a wholehearted thank you for all the wonderful messages of support I received this week can be the only way to start this post................I received literally hundreds of e.mails when my blog comments had to be disabled.........thank you seems inadequate for the warmth and kindness so many have shown towards me during a difficult week.

Now back to business and it's yours truly's turn to host the challenge at Allsorts this week and my theme is 'Spread your Wings'.........use anything with wings as your focal image.

In fact I've a little confession to make, I had intended using a butterfly for my DT piece, but when I saw this new stamp Harietta on the Lavinia stand at Stamperama a few weeks ago it was love at first sight and I had to have her as well as the smaller silhouette version.

To create the sky I used a plate to tear some copy paper to create a rainbow shape, then used that as my mask to ink round using Adirondack butterscotch, watermelon and red pepper, along with citrus for the hills. I stamped Harietta with versafine black, heat embossed with detail clear and coloured her with Copics and glittered her wings and skirt. The trailing flowers and toadstools are also from Lavinia. The swirl is a TH die and the rose made from a five petal punch.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, they threatened more of the white stuff so it might be a perfect excuse to stay in, keep warm and craft, sound good to me.

44 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, love the sky. Have a great weekend. Hugs Anesha

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  2. What a lovely 'dreaming-away-card'! Saw the stamp earlier and liked it, but didn't know what to do whit such a stamp and here you are showing a wonderfull idea with it! Have a good wekend, greetz, Gerrina

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  3. HI Brenda....Lovely card and colouring but your flower and swirl just finish the whole thing off.
    Have a good week-end

    Anne

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  4. Hello Brenda. How are you doing sweetie. Your card is beautiful. So delicate, pretty colours and lovely image.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  5. Yes, you definitely needed that stamp didn't you! This is so beautiful. I love the sky - I've not seen that combination of colours before and they are so beautiful together. Good to have you back my lovely friend xxx

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  6. This card is so darling. Love the soft colors!

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  7. Sorry I've not been around Brenda, its this working lark time is suddenly in short supply. Loving your colour's here you are so creative with colour, very very pretty card and great challenge theme! XOXO Zoe

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  8. Oh wow, wow, wow, this is so beautiful Brenda. Love the soft colours and the image is gorgeous xxx

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  9. Beautiful card Brenda. You know I have this stamp, I got it with Sally at the doncaster show and it hasn't seen ink yet, this may be the time!
    Lynn x

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  10. Beautiful card Brenda, love the image and your gorgeous brayered scene!
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  11. A gorgeous blend of colours. It creates such a tranquil and dreamy atmosphere. Beautiful! Ruth x

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  12. Gorgeously done,masking and shading as well a lovely stamp B. so glad things are settling done - pray the matter will be completely and utterly resolved, every blessing, Shaz in oz.x

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  13. Beautiful card. Saw this image at the Make It show but didn't buy it - wish I had now, it's gorgeous.
    Denise xx

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  14. Stunning, Brenda - so delicate and pretty and a lovely image x

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  15. What a fabulous card! I LOVE the image, it's magical! And those colours are amazing. Very inspiring xxx

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  16. This is really beautiful, really delicate and pretty x
    Wendy x

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  17. Stunning mystical scene Brenda. Yes, there's always something out there we must have! Love your card. Carolxx

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  18. A stunning card B. Love the beautiful colours
    Big HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  19. Very lovely card , greeting from Belgium

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  20. Gorgeous card Brenda, fabulous colours. Such a simple layout but pure perfection.
    hugs
    Dawn x

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  21. Can see why you had to have this stamp - she's beautiful and your card is gorgeous...good to see you here and creating! Esther xxx

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  22. Beautiful card Brenda. Love the colours you've used. Lovely image.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  23. I think the background is absolutely divine, makes the image even more eye-catching!!

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  24. Wow Brenda that is gorgeous and I love the sentiment youve used. Im so sorry to hear that youve had so much trouble with your copier, I do hope that now its been brought to a head that she will stop her wrong doing. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  25. Beautiful dreamy card Brenda.
    Fabulous image.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

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  26. Such a beautiful card, I love the fairy image x

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  27. Truly beautiful card Brenda. Love the techniques you've used and what can I say about that image it's amazing. Hope the stress hasn't caused you problems with the MS. xx

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  28. Great card Hun I love the background looks very dreamy

    Emma xxx

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  29. So beautiful Brenda...:o)

    have a lovely evening sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

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  30. so gorgeous and magical!! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

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  31. oh Hun this is just so magical just love this too bits,brilliant just love this to bits,hope you are okay Hun,sorry to hear about all your hastle You have had sweetie behind you 100 per cent hugs Cherylx

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  32. A gorgeous background and I love the image. The sentiment is fantastic too. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Nikki x

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  33. I hope things are starting to look up. Your card is beautiful. TFS.

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  34. What a masterpiece Brenda!! :) Love this hun, its just magical!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  35. Gorgeous image and beautiful sentiment!!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  36. Ohh this is so beautiful. Colours and image go so well together and the atmosphere of the card is so warm. It illustrates the sentiment perfectly.

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  37. This card is stunningly beautiful Brenda. So gorgeous. Lee x

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  38. Oh my goodness! I love this creation and ADORE this image!!!!

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  39. Hi Brenda,
    What a simple gorgeous card, you never disappoint with your amazing and inspiring designs. Jo xx

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  40. Such a beautiful card, I love the image and the colours are gorgeous, I hope you have gotten everything sorted out now and that you don't have any more trouble, there really is no need for people to be like that, have been wondering all week since I read your post, if she claims she didn't receive the email then how would she know that you were talking about her as you never mentioned any names or details? I was so sorry to hear that people had put you through this and I hope the days ahead will be much brighter for you.
    Lindsay xx

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  41. This is a lovely image & your multiple matting frames her beautifully. I absolutely love the colours you sued & the foliage around her including the glorious rose.
    I have a rather soft spot for elves or fairies but they do need to have character & she certainly does.
    Paula (PEP)

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