Saturday, 9 June 2012

Ice Cream



Good Morning to you all, I am hoping my the magic of Blogger this pops up on Saturday as I should be in Katakolon in Greece today. For our new challenge at Allsorts the lovely Emma has some photo inspiration for us in the form of 'Ice Cream Colours', so I've gone strawberry and vanilla with a bit of mint thrown in for good measure.

Before I tell you about my card a little reminder that there is still chance to be in with a chance of winning the giveaway in the picture above. All details on the post below this one.........can't leave you the link as all post the last couple of week are scheduled. 

The soft colour palette and a card that's a little bit different to my norm as it involves a cute style image and some colouring.........an almost unheard of combination from this neck of the woods I know.

My card is one of the samples I was asked to make for Stampalot using the Chateau Gate Dies and matching stamps from Heartfelt Creations (links below to make sure you identify the right set). The window I used here is a square one, so I carefully placed my die on the cardstock so I could run it through the GC twice to extend the size and create a third middle window. 

The image was stamped and coloured twice to decoupage the flowers along the bottom of the window. The background panel was created by inking a Touch of Mica mask with Versamark, running through the GC, then dusting cosmic shimmer powder after removing the mask, this gives a positive an negative finish. Finally a few gems to embellish.

Have a lovely weekend.

52 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Love everything about this. Just so beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with a bit of creativity on the side.
Hugs
Desíre
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Ruth said...

Amazing, Brenda! So pretty and fresh. Hope you're still enjoying the high life!! Ruth x

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card, so pretty. I love the soft colours and the image :O)
Jackie xx

Sarah said...

Such a beautifully elegant card, love the soft colours and details x

Paula (PEP) said...

Lovely & soft colours with a lot of thought about the construction of the window & the mica powders - that's not easy getting the join right when die-cutting. Hope you're having a wonderful break & that the little scooter is enabling you to get about as you'd hoped.
Looking forward to hearing about your travels.
Paula (PEP)

Michelle J M said...

Oh my word this is beautiful! Such a pretty card and very clever to have die cut the window like that, thats quite beyond my capabilities! Michelle x

CraftyLoops said...

This card is incredibly beautiful Brenda. Its making me long for a good ole Summer!!! I hope you are having a wonderful time my friend. Lee x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Brenda this is just stunning,gosh so so beautiful,you really do make the most amazing cards,hugs Cherylxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh my mouth is watering lol... those colours are gorgeous .. mmm.. i spy a bird lol... but the flowers are gorgeous !
Lisa x

nnalorac said...

Such a pretty card Brenda, the iceream colours are delish and love the cute birdie behind the frame. Carolxx

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love the colours! Those dies are fab and that image is so cute :) Hope you're having fun in Greece :)

Tags xx

Merry said...

The dies you have used on this card are just beautiful Brenda....a terrific card. I am loving hearing where you are up to on your cruise. Bringing back wonderful memories of the cruise we did. Thanks. :-)

Anonymous said...

Such a cute and cheerful card Brenda! I needed cheering up today as I have had a migraine since the past 3 days. Hope you are having a lovely holiday!
Love Pearl x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I like the soft colours I like the die cut window and the flowers.
Kevin xx

mapowska said...

Beautiful card! So delicate and light :)

Kat said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Love the soft pretty colours and the sweet image peeking through the "window."

Hope your holiday's going well.

Kat xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful and very lovly.
Greet Marja

Sarah said...

A stunning card Brenda!

Sarah x

susiestacey said...

Stunning card Brenda, hope you are having a good time and the weather is good for you. Take care x Susan x

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Brenda...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Love the colours Brenda and I could really do with an ice cream right now as it's 87F @ 7:30pm! Hope you're enjoying your trip.

Hugs
Brenda

Gail said...

Gorgeous card! Love the dies!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda I hope you enjoying your holiday and the weather is helping to give your some relief from your MS.
A stunning card and great use of diecuts. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Nicola said...

Stunning card Brenda with such a pretty image with fab design and dimension!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning Brenda, it's just so pretty, I love the delicate die cuts and the little bird image is adorable. Hope you are enjoying your holiday
Lindsay xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh wow, this is just STUNNING!! So pretty and delicate xx

Tracy said...

Brenda that image is gorgeous and your colouring is beautiful. I love all the work gone into this stunning creation. A wonderful soft design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

I adore that window with the bird and flower! So stunning!

Beryl said...

This is fabulous - love the window scene, the die cut swirls and the pretty background.
Beryl xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda... beautiful soft colours, fabulous window with the bird... Perfect! Hugs May x x x

Tonya said...

B, This is gorgeous! I love the window and what you have done with the flowers. Stunning!

Dora said...

Wow this is gorgeous Brenda, love the soft and pretty colours you used and those dies are so beautiful.... .. I'm back now, was on hols.. I see you too are, hope you are enjoying yourself. Trying to do some catching up :D Hugs xxx

Sewe said...

Oh this is just adroable, such a cute stamp and lovely card

/Sewe

2amscrapper said...

What a delightful card! I've scrolled through your recent posts and am inspired by your beautiful artwork and creative card making.

Sonia said...

So lovely card Brenda:) beautiful stamp and die:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Johanne said...

That is so cute!! Beautiful:-)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Greetings to you in Greece Brenda! Darling window with the beautiful bird perched outside!

Sasha said...

Hi Brenda,
Your card is gorgeous! Such soft pastel shades and I adore the images you stamped...simply beautiful!
Hope you are enjoying some lovely sunshine in Greece. It's miserable her in the UK x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

absolutely gorgeous, love the design and soft colours.Hope your enjoying your hols. janex

po godzinach said...

amazing card! I love it!

Jennifer said...

This ornate window is such a stunning sight! LOVE the soft palate!

Claire Phillips said...

I love how you have framed that gorgeous image - so pretty! Hope you have had a great break! Cheers Claire x

Carina Sousa said...

A beautiful card!
I loved!!
Kisses

Del said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours, so soft and delicate. xx

sue - aka bearhouse said...

Hi Brenda
Your card is soooo beautiful. I love the image and the design with that gorgeous framing looks so effective
all the best
Sue

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fab card hun I love how the image peeps out of the frame
lovely holiday pics too!

Em xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fab card hun I love how the image peeps out of the frame
lovely holiday pics too!

Em xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A very clever way to use the die Brenda - it frames the image perfectly, and I love the little bird who seems to be looking up at the sparkly gem.
Your holiday sounds fabulous - love the photos, and those of your garden, and new furry "baby".Congrats. on the new DT post too.

Sylvia x

LizM said...

Hi Brenda,
I have long admired your creations on the Sir Stampalot blog & this one has to be one of my all-time favourites!!! Absolutely gorgeous - the stamps, the dies, the colours - wonderful!
But I'm having trouble locating the particular stamps you used, even using the links you have attached? I'm wondering if I'm missing something obvious but I can't find the flower or bird stamps on the link.
Hoping you can help & much appreciation of your beautiful & inspiring cards,
Liz M x

brenda said...

Hi Liz, I was going to find your blog and leave you a message, but can't locate it or a mail addy, so hope you might see this.

The bird and flowers are all one stamp by Tina Wenke called Bird on Dogwood Branch. I didn't add the link as it was out of stock at the time.

B x

LizM said...

Thanks so much for such a prompt reply, Brenda - that's most helpful. I know what I'm looking for now!

Liz M x

p.s. I don't have a blog, which is why you couldn't find it!