Saturday, 21 July 2012

A tad distressed



Good morning one and all, do we think there is any chance of sunshine here in the UK this weekend ? I certainly do hope so, this ongoing rain is becoming more than a little tedious.

Before I tell you about a new challenge at Allsorts this week, a little reminder that you can win a £20 Sir Stampalot voucher by joining in my little fun challenge which you can read about here. And I really should clarify that although I waffled on about poppies you don't have to use poppies on your card, you can just use the beautiful red colours as inspiration, I realise that not everyone is as fanatical about buying poppy stamps as I am……… and one or two other peeps out there I know….… you know who you are !!



So so back to this weeks Allsorts challenge where Fleur have chosen the theme of 'Distressing', as you can imagine I was quite at home with this one.


We have a new sponsor this week, a New Zealand company Flonz Craft who very kindly provided all of the Design Team with stamps to use on their work, one of those I selected was this pretty bird image and as the stamps as so beautifully detailed I simply stamped with distress inks and pulled the colour out a little. Some nice grungy edges with some frantage powder embossed here and there and I also added some to the TH fence die. The DP is from stash but I think it may be MME.

Hope you all have a great weekend.


43 comments:

Shirl said...

Hi Brenda this is fabulous and I adore what you have done with that beautiful stamp.

Huhs Shirley x x

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card Brenda, I love the distressing. I love those wonderful poppy photographs too :o)
I hope all goes well with Buffy...hugs
Jackie xx

Beryl said...

Fabulous card Brenda and I love the birdie stamp. I'm sending the link to the new company to my niece in Pinner who comes originally from New Zealand - so I'm sure will want to have a browze round their store.
Beryl xx

Colnishko said...

Красивая открытка!!!

Jill said...

Your card is wonderful Brenda!
Love the colours and the image with the birds is beautiful :)
Hope you are ok sweetie :)
Enjoy your summer, hope the sun is shining where you are!
Summerhugs
Jill

Claire said...

Wow Brenda, what a gorgeous card. I love that bird stamp and all the frantage, beautiful colour palette too. Its a beautiful sunny morning here so I hope you get to enjoy some sunshine too
Claire xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Just one word sums this card up FAB-U-LOUS....


Anne

Fleur said...

A great card B.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Desire Fourie said...

Loving this. All the elements work so well together. Hugs Desíre Digistamps4Joy DT Member Doing Life Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

NGCARDS said...

Such a stunning card hun xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh Brenda .. i am already distressed with the birds lol.. best get the poppy stamps out to calm me down!
Lisa x

SusanLotus said...

A very beautiful card!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is stunning one amazing card Hun,brilliant design,so effective hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Aren't Flonze a great company to work with! Gorgeous gorgeous card planning a little play over the week-end. Robot fingers doing a great job so pleased you have found a solution! XOXO Zoe

Annie said...

Hi Brenda what a stunning card! The style is right up my street. I love the images and colour palette. Can I thank you too fir visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. Crafty hugs from your newest follower , Annie x

Paula (PEP) said...

The butterflies work beautifully with those birds & I do like the way you've pulled the colour out on those. The colour of the Frantage is lovely combined with the aquas & browns.
Paula (PEP)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I love those birdies, a fabulous distressed look card. janex

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I love those birds, I like all the distressing the papers the flower and the twine.
Kevin xx

Tonya said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous.

Nicola said...

Stunning bit of distressing B, love the birds and the gorgeous colours!
Have a great weekend enjoying the sunshine :)
Hugs Nicola xxx

Ellie said...

What a beautiful piece of art Brenda. Every detail is so amazing. Loving how you did the edges with the blue glitter, the distressing looks fabulous, and a really beautiful color combo too.
I hope you are getting some sunshine this weekend, so sorry it's been such a rainy summer for you. It's been way too hot here, and we need rain badly.

Von said...

Simply love the card Brenda :)
Von ♥

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful card. Love it!! Good work!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Stunning card. Very vintage!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and textures. Enjoy the sunshine, I am! :)

Mieke said...

I really like that stamp! Beautiful card!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Another gorgeous card Brenda, I love the colours and the layout and those birds are beautiful
Lindsay xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

Kat said...

Gorgeous Brenda the distressing is just perfect. Love how you've used the frantage powder.

Today started really well then just before our strawberry fayre the heavens opened. It had to go on as planned so people ended up crammed into the minister's garage or standing under golf umbrellas. The scones with cream and a strawberry were yummy though!!

I think I'm one of these people who can't resist buying poppy stamps lol! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Kat xx

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning work Brenda, gorgeous soft colours and beautiful detail x

Anonymous said...

beautifully distressed card; i love all the elements!

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous card, love the colors and details!!!!
Paula

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous card. I love th einking, glitter and the fab cord twine.

Debs said...

Stunning work as always Brenda.
Hope you are looking after yourself.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Laura said...

Wow Brenda this is stunning!!
Laura xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Stunning Brenda ! I love the textures, soft colours & die cuts in your wonderful creation. I hope you, Buffy and the other four legged family members are doing well :) Great to 'see' you here. Shirleyx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda I do love that image its just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

Jennifer said...

Such a wonderful card! Makes me feel like I'm sitting in an old garden!

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the distressed look and lovely design. Been drier but not a lot of Sunshine up here this weekend. Supposed to be getting some the next few days then back to rain. Carolxx

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece - beautiful colours and textures, and that blue weathered border round the edges is glorious!
Alison x

Redanne said...

Brenda, your card is stunning, love the distressing, the colours and my favourite thing - butterflies. Gorgeous card. A x

Anonymous said...

super pretty birdies, I really love what you did with the inks! looks so nice!

Elizabeth Allan said...

One word....STUNNING!