Saturday, 7 July 2012

Go Andy and team GB



It's Deb's turn to host our theme at Allsorts this week and she would like to see Red White and Blue on our work. Very fitting as Andy gets set for what is probably the biggest day of his tennis career tomorrow, how I would like to think this was his year, Wimbledon and his first Grand Slam all in one. Plus Team GB who will be in action very shortly strutting their stuff for the UK and hopefully go on a bit of a medal fest.

I'll be honest and say I find this colour theme a really difficult one to work with, not sure why but it's always been the same. So I thought the best thing to do was to follow my comfort zone and go inky and messy with some favourite stamps. The background was created with distress inks and Glimmer Mists, a clock die used as a mark and inked through, some white embossing and my current favourite caged bird die. The words have been computer generated. All ingredients listed in the pictures below along with links so you can check out exactly what they are. I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fat Pages with Attitude - Anything goes
Raise the Bar - Red, White and Blue
Penny's Challenge - Red, White and Blue
Perfect Sentiment - Red, White and Blue

Have a good weekend everyone and I hope you get some decent weather, we had solid rain for 24 hours yesterday and the only happy ones were the ducks, but there is a glimmer of sunshine this morning, but I'm saying that very quietly.


44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card. Love the die (I think I'll have to buy it). Beautiful colours for the background and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

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  2. Just love this – very creative.
    Wishing you a fabulous weekend.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

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  3. A wonderful card Brenda, doesn't look like you are out of your comfort zone at all :o)
    Jackie xx

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  4. Great card hun loving that butterfly too!

    Have a great weekend

    Em xxx

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  5. Gorgeous card Brenda, love the birdcage and beautiful papers....gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. Good morning Brenda a gorgeous inky creative delight from you this fine and yes its sunny here ( at the minute) too!
    I watched the tennis yesterday at my mums - too wet to venture outside for long, and I have my fingers crossed for Andy, I think this is his best chance yet!
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  7. I've always shied away from this colour scheme too but I think you've come up trumps with this one. You've got the colours there but they don't scream Union Jack at you and it's a lovely girly card too. Fab.
    Beryl xx

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  8. This is absolutely stunning Brenda, love the softness of the red and blue, gorgeous details x

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  9. Как красиво!
    Бабочки замечательные и фон очень хорош, а кружево внизу клетки совсем покорило)

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  10. Stunning piece of work B, love the random splashes of colour and the fab masked clock. Another amazing technique loaded masterpiece!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  11. Lovely card and so creataive Brenda.... great use of colours too

    Anne

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  12. You are so creative Brenda, what a fabulous card, just love those colours all blended beautifully. Michelle x

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  13. Hi Brenda, wow I love your card, especially that selfmade background. Have a great weekend, hugs Frea

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  14. I really like the subtle way that you have used this colour combo Brenda. Great card.

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  15. This is absolutely beautiful Brenda, I love the background, the bird in the cage and those butterflies.
    Kevin xx

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  16. It really isn't an easy colour combination at all. I love the way you have coloured the bird using the blue to outline & then the soft dusky russet on the body. The clock mask gives a lovely dimension to the words - at THIS very moment allow your dreams to take flight & I sense myself being spoken to. Have a lovely weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

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  17. Lovely card, love the details and the colors, nice job!!!
    Paula

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  18. oh gosh Hun,this is so beautiful,love that background you have created and adore the bird,and the cage, finished with those,beautiful butterflies,

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  19. Beautiful Brenda. The colours are there, but so soft & romantic ! Love the background. I hope you are enjoying the weekend, Shirleyx

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  20. Gorgeous Brenda, loving your version of red, white and blue. Love the idea that the colours are muted.

    Very exciting for Andy Murray. My friend and her husband live in Dunblane, scared to ask what the atmosphere's like there. Sure the whole town's rooting for him.

    Hope it's not as wet with you as it is here today. Hubby just walked dogs so they can dry out enough to spend the rest of the day with us this evening. Our neighbour has just cleard and baled a silage field so they've had a lovely run in spite of the rain. He says they were like a couple of Greyhounds. Not a good look for a Labrador lol!!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  21. Beautiful combination of colors!
    How I want my dreams come true, at least half!))))
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. I really like the softness of the color trio Brenda!

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  23. You'd never guess these weren't "your" colours! This is just fab, Brenda. Hope the sunshine lasted.... I think not probably!

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  24. Simply beautiful Brenda...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  25. A beautiful card, Brenda. I love the use of the clock die and the glimmer mists look fab.
    Nikki x

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  26. Gorgeous card Brenda - stunning inking and fabulous design as always.
    Thanks for such a wonderful make for my challenge.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend - and especially the tennis tomorrow - here's fingers crossed.
    Take care
    Debs xx

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  27. Love the subtle red, white and blue colours on this Brenda, great images too. Hope it is Andy's time tomorrow, at the moment I am watching our other British lad in the doubles final Jonathan Marrey, doing very well, fingers crossed!!!

    Pat xx

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  28. Hi Brenda this is so very beautiful the images, colours and designs look awesome, this is a creation that seems to have a calming effect I think it is those lovely colours and the bird in a cage, I love this so much.,
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  29. It doesn't show on this great card that you where in trouble making this one! love how you putted the colours in in a soft way! And what a beautifull spot to make a pic of the card! Have a good weekend and greetings, Gerrina

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  30. A gorgeous card, So pretty
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  31. Fabulous card. You have worked the colours perfectly. Hugs Mrs A

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  32. C'mon Andy!!! (You can guess what I'll be doing this afternoon!!) Did you see the men's doubles yesterday? Jonathan Marray (one of ours) won with his Danish partner - YIPPEE!!!

    Lovely card by the way!! K xx

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  33. Oh wow Brenda this is unusual for you, a totally different design, love your images to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  34. What a shame about Andy, tears were tripping me at the end! But he did so well anyway, there is always next year!! Love your gorgeous card and great sentiment Brenda.

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  35. Gorgeous card Brenda... beautiful design and I love the colours... Hugs May x x x

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  36. Your card turned out beautifully Brenda. I love the piece of art you created with the distress inks, die and stamps. Great idea to use the diecut as a mask!!

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  37. You've outdone yourself with these difficult colours, Brenda! The card came out beautifully especially the bg. Hope the weather will improve...

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  38. A beautiful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Red, White & Blue" challenge & good luck in the draw…

    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

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  39. Love the mist for your background. Your sentiment is very well done.


    Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment
    I hope you'll come back!

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  40. Wonderful card brenda I love the birdcage and the soft colours
    Louise xx

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous Brenda, I love the splashes of colour, I find red white and blue tricky too but you have done an amazing job with it, hope you are well. Sorry I have been a bit rubbish with my commenting lately
    Lindsay xx

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  42. love the shabby chic feel to this! great job. thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

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  43. I've been steering clear of the Red, White and Blues because they don't come naturally to me - but this is gorgeous. I love that you've kept the colours subtle and muted, and the whole of the background is just lovely! Thanks for the tip about Lily Elsie and your lovely comment over at Words and Pictures too.
    Alison x

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