Saturday, 28 July 2012

Casing it



Bleary eyed this is morning, but I couldn't miss the Olympic opening ceremony and wow what a spectacle. At the very beginning I was a bit doubtful seeing the residents of the UK being depicted as yokels, but then it just unfolded into a quite amazing three hours of entertainment. 

And the procession of the athletes was sheer joy, as they paraded into the stadium country by country their happy faces just radiated the excitement of the event. I was thrilled to see Bradley Wiggins given a central role and Steve Redgrave would have been my number one choice to carry the flame into the stadium, so I was happy to see both of those centre stage. And the idea of bestowing the privilege of lighting the flame on the young athletes of the future was a genius idea. Now I can't wait to see the games unfold and  fingers crossed some medals for the UK starting with our very own Mark Cavendish later today.
  
Now on to our new theme at Allsorts and my lovely teamie Emma would like us to 'Case It' at  this week, using one of the cards from her blog as inspiration.

I have gone with the colours and the circle frame, using one of Ruth's images at A Passion for Stamps and paper pieced the Nasturtium. I did a bit of random stamping round the image with good old HA Old French Writing using distress inks. Added some fine cheesecloth, a rose made from sheer ribbon, a string bow and leaves cut from a larger weave cheesecloth and lightly inked.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

36 comments:

  1. I agree it wonderful. Love your card, great colours and textures.

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  2. I loved the opening ceremony too - don't know why I'm up really! Love the cheesecloth frame around these gorgeous flowers.

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  3. Wonderful card Brenda, I love the textures and the colours :o)
    I am not a happy bunny, I have soooooooooo been looking forward to seeing the men's cycling road race and I have to go to work about half an hour before it finishes :o(
    Jackie xx

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  4. Beautiful Brenda. Love the use of the cheesecloth and the gorgeous ribbon flower.
    Beryl xx

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  5. Such a beautiful card, I love the paper pieced image. The colours, textures and layout are all gorgeous

    I hope you have a good weekend
    Sue

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  6. Well like you had to watch the opening with its fantastic climax the passing of the torch to the future was as you say inspired and that cauldron brilliant. Am watching the Eventing dressage now will miss the cross country and maybe the showjumping because if work. Lucky for me I really enjoy the dressage watching these fizzy horses so limber and graceful combined with riders so connected seat and leg. While writing a German rider (Peter Tompsom) has just had a very naughty horse just kicking out a couple of times so nice to see its not just lazy used to be week-end riders like me LOL

    Gorgeous card by the way love the stamped flowers XOXO Zoe

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  7. Your paper piecing of the nasturtium is very evocative of the orangey brown tones they can have & I love all the cheesecloth detail - somehow that is a perfect accompaniment to these little cottagey flowers I remember from my childhood. I can see I shall have to investigate the News blogs about the ceremony as we're very much in the dark ages in our house with no TV!!!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. Beautiful card B, love the papers and that gorgeous paper pieced image as well as all the fab texture!
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  9. Beautiful card Brenda, love the image and layout x

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  10. Beautiful card Brenda, love the flowers. It was fantastic last night wasn't it. There were some fantastic ideas re the torch and that cauldron is amazing.

    Hugs Ali x

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  11. Am loving the textures, image and papers.

    I still haven't recovered from laughing so much from Rowan Atkinson - simply a classic and i really thought Danny Boyle did us justice.

    Luv Sam x

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  12. Gorgeous card Brenda, I love the colourscheme and the layout, the cheesecloth is fab too :) Very pretty :)

    Tags xx

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  13. Gorgeous card Brenda. Brilliant design and I love the paper pieced flowers.
    Lorraine x

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  14. Gorgeous Brenda, that nasturtium image is stunning. Love how you've paper pieced it.

    I didn't see any of the Olympic opening ceremony but I did think it was a good idea to have seven young future athletes lighting the flame.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  15. A really gorgeous card Brenda. Love the use of cheesecloth, and how you flowers match the designer paper in the back.

    I wish I would have planned on watching the olympics opening ceremony now that I read about it here on your blog. We always used to watch the olympics when I was a child, I hardly ever watch tv anymore and so I miss most stuff on TV. Need to figure out what channel it comes here in the US so I can watch some of it!

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  16. Another stunner Brenda! Love the paper piecing. Yes the Olmpic opening ceremony was excellent and like you I had the same thoughts at the start. Michelle x

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  17. This is just beautiful! I love the colour and the "leaves" you've made!

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  18. Oh Brenda that is stunning, youve paper pieced it so beautifully, and the whole layout is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  19. Beautiful card, Brenda. The flower image is lovely and I do like the combination of colours - and the cheesecloth is an unusual embellishment but very effective. Elizabeth xx

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  20. Pretty card. I loce the cheesecloth behind the image. It looks as if you coloured it...Lovely!

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  21. This is gorgeous Brenda, love the paper piecing and cheesecloth.. yes me too had to watch all of the Olympic opening ceremony, it was fabulous .. and I especially loved the ending, just so imaginative, loved it ... wishing you a lovely Sunday. Hugs xxx

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  22. A lovely card Brenda, I like your use of the cloth for leaves instead of card it works very well. Shame about the cycling! Paulinexx

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  23. Such a gorgeous card Brenda, love the paper piecing of your image and those cheesecloth flowers are just stunning. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    Pat xx

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  24. We were bleary eyed Saturday morning too Hun but it was worth it! Lovely card Hun love the flowers and the cheesecloth too

    Em xxx

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  25. Love this card Brenda... love those leaves. Beautiful colours & design...great flowers... Well that opening ceremony was Simply AMAZING.. They really done us proud.. loved every moment!! Hugs May x x x

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  26. Beautiful card Brenda, I like the paper piecing, all the texture and the colours, we watched the ceremony on the tv but watched the fireworks from our kitchen window it was wonderful.
    Kevin xx

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  27. Stunning card Brenda. Lovely texture and colours and love the cheesecloth flower and leaves. We watched it with friends, we had a wee running commentary going, was a good night all round lol. Carolxx

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  28. What a fine-texture card this is! Love the pastel colours you used and combined with this branches! Hugs, Gerrina

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  29. gorgeous card, Brenda! Love the mix of pp and the additional of cheesecloth which give a soft and a little bit of rustic look to the whole card! Pity that I missed the opening of the Olympic Game as I just came back from vacation!

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