Saturday, 16 February 2013

Things with Wings



Happy Saturday Peeps, time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's my turn to be the host and I've chosen the theme 'Things with Wings'.................. it's no secret I like my flutterbys and fairies and I thought the theme would brighten these dull winter days.

I've made another of the threefold cards which I shared a couple of weeks ago, this one just has a different die across the top................. it's actually quite easy to create this effect, you just place the die onto each panel and secure with low tack tape and place on the cutting plate so that only the top element which you want cut is on the is on cutting plate............. in other words the majority the card is over the edge of the plate.

I have randomly stamped over all three panels using Tim Holt distress ink Victorian velvet, tea dye and vintage photo and Tim Holt papillion stamp set.

I stamped the butterflies the second time and cut out and use gems for their thorax. 

The mannequin die is a new one, I've looked at its ages but was not sure if I would actually use it, but now I've got it I really like it and I especially enjoy dressing it up this which I did with some fine cotton, lace and gems

On another panel I used the TH bird on branch die and some eyelets and pink seam binding to join the three panels together.

The rose was made from plain white paper which I stamped with a music text, inked lightly with tea dye and punched out five, five petal flowers with a 1.78 punch and after assembling the rose dipped into clear UTEE which gives a lovely glassy feel.

I also dipped the leaves cut from a spellbinder die into the UTEE and then embossed a little copper powder round the edges.

Sounds like a bit of a long drawn out process but it's not really as bad as it sounds I think it worth the little extra time it took me to create it.

I really hope you'll join in the challenge this week, I love coming round to see all your entries and always enjoy the diversity of the way in which people interpret themes, that's what makes crafting such fun.

71 comments:

Deepti Stephens said...

So Lovely.. :)

Ella's Design said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! Love the card shape and I only realised that you'd stamped the background yourself upon reading - just lovely! The result is so delicate and feminine, really pretty! Hugs, Lisa x

Stamps and Paper said...

This is fabulous Brenda love the effect on top if the panels...like how you have decorated each panel and your beautiful colours

Anne

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

beautiful , what detail , I love it. janex

✿LemonBella✿ said...

Your project is so pretty, Brenda! I love it!
Happy Saturday:)
Dafi x

Craftnut said...

Congrats on sharing your talent with mr holtz, I love your screen card, very shabby chic, I'm hoping to buy a house with a craft room so will finally after ten years have chance to play with what. Have got more effectively :0) xx

Marianne said...

Oh this is sooooo beautiful. Love this card!
xxx Marianne

Helen said...

What a beautiful card!! I love your 3-fold cards (Must try one, one day!) Thank you for taking the trouble to stop by my blog the other day - hope you have your canvases out ready to use!!

iReneM said...

Oh my goodness, Brenda!! This is sooo beautiful, I've been admiring it for ages :)
Each section is gorgeous on it's own with such lovely embellishments.
I love the delicate, feminine colouring and the die cut treatment at the top looks fantastic and is something I'd like to try myself.
A wonderful piece of work :)
x

Ruth said...

So pretty. thanks for explaining how to do the top. I'll have a go when I get a chance, Ruth x

DesignerDiva said...

WOWSERS Brenda! This about knocked my socks off!! What a beauty it's got to be up there amongst my all time favourites of your cards.
Hope to see you at Sunny Hunny this summer - you know where I am
Hugs Laurie xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Brenda, so stunning. xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful soft colored piece of art. Love the use of the dress form and all ribbons and lace.

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Brenda, love the soft pastels and beautiful added detail :) Donna ♥ x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Beautiful tri card, Brenda! Love the shabby chic look, so very pretty! Love the theme, things with wings! Super swell!!! xoxo

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

Beautiful art work Brenda with all the wings. Softly and beautiful.
nice weekend and lovely greet
Marja

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Brenda.
You have certainly brightened my day with your stunning card.
I LOVE the design with those delicate and pretty colours and all the detailing is just wonderful. I especially love the way you have dressed up the mannequin die.
Sue

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. The shape looks fabulous and I LOVE the mannequin, it's soooo pretty!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the balance in this with the swirl being on the central panel. The seam binding ties it all together wonderfully (sorry about the pun) & I just love that little dressed mannequin. the stamped background is lovely & effective too with such soft feminine colours.
Paula (PEP)

Mihaela said...

Awesome work!

aussie aNNie said...

Oh this is wonderful work of art Brenda...love this as it's my style of work...gorgeous card. xx

Hussena said...

Oh wow this is simply gorgeous card Brenda !!.i love the way you have embellished it so beautifully with the dies and laces ..looks so soft and romantic :)

Sasha said...

Beautifully created, Brenda. I love your pretty dress form and the bird cage. Lots of lovey texture x

Sonia said...

Stunning card my dear, I love This elegant style and the soft lovely embellishments:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Tedz said...

A very elegant, feminine card Brenda - it's beautiful. Pauline xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Really love the dress with the lace, so pretty!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the lace on the dress and all the pretty details ! Awesome work. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Luciana said...

Your wonderful card!! Even so delicate colors are fabulous!
Luciana

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, I absolutely love everything about it the skirt on the dress makers model is fab and I love the pretty stamped background and die cuts. Hope you are well and having a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. It's just all so pretty and delicate. Love it.

Have a lovely weekend.

Take care,

Kat xx

joolaa said...

This is so beautiful, so pretty. Just wonderful! Hugs :)

Aud said...

Beautiful Brenda love everything about it looks fab .Aud x

Juls said...

so very stylish and elegant!!! LURVE it!!!!! Hugs Juls

chillin with Quillin said...

like the 3 fold card, this card is so beautiful, love the pattern on the paper, the dress and like the punched edge across the top, love it !!!
Paula

Andreja L. said...

Adorable card you made, ful of great ideja!!!
I like very much :-))
Hugs, Andreja

May said...

Gorgeous work Brenda... Love the dress-form & butterflies! Wonderful soft colours & detail... Hugs May x x x

Helene E said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!!

masonea said...

ОООО, Очаровательно!!!!!! Я в восторге!!!!!, мне так нравиться твой шебби, это изумительно!!!!!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love love love this Brenda! Judy x

catherine said...

I just love this Brenda. The layout is just fantastic
x catherine

Hanneke said...

Wow Brenda this card is gorgeous! I love the colors, shape and the way you dressed up the dress form, such a cute idea! Happy weekend! Hugs, Hanneke

Anonymous said...

wow! brenda, what a fabulous design I love the colours and the detail you have put into this!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mimi

Tracy said...

Absolutely amazing, it's so beautiful brenda, I just love everything about it, all the details are stunning. The die cut top is a brilliant idea.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

NancyD said...

How lovely and vintagy (is that a word?). So soft and special. NancyD

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous .. i love the way you die cut the tops of the cards .. will be trying this ... and the dress form is soo pretty
Gorgeous
Lisa x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous cards since my last visit Brenda, congratulations for being published too :o)
Jackie xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...and loving the colours and layout too...:o)

hope you are having a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Whisper said...

Oh simply gorgeous hun and i'm loving the way you have diecutted the tops, Luv Sam x

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, love this card, wow, this is a stunner! Have a great Sunday! Hugs Frea

Paper Profusion said...

I totally love the femininity of this Brenda! Truly beautiful. Nicola x

Gemma said...

Truly stunning Brenda...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Debbie said...

Brenda,your card is absolutely out of this world.Simply stunning.Will have to try your technique with my dies.Makes a beautiful shape.Love the shabby chic feel too.Hope you're okay.Hugs Debbie x

Frk. Bogstad said...

Stunning ♥

ALI said...

Wow Brenda this is truly gorgeous

Von said...

Pretty pretty card Brenda :)
Von ♥

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, absolutely fantastic! I love the shabby chic feel, it's so Victorian or something! Very elegant and feminine, I LOVE how you've dressed up the mannequin too, so pretty :)

Tags xx

Linby said...

So beautiful, love the shape to the top of the card too.
Got my copy of crafts beautiful today-great work.
Lynn x

Gerrina said...

I did like the first one, but this one has a lovely spring feeling about it! The background is beautiful with all the diecut pieces. The skirt is stunning!
Have a crafty and energetic Sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

Laura Love said...

This is stunning! I LOVE the unique shape of the fold out and the vintage feel! The rose you created with the utee is gorgeous! I will have to try that out!

butterfly said...

So pretty, Brenda - love the three panels, and how each is different... the dress form looks stunning!
Alison x

Sarah said...

This is absolutely stunning B, I love everything about it. Hope you are having a lovely weekend x

PatR said...

Stunning creation Brenda, just my type of thing. Some lovely techniques and thank you for sharing them with us. Hope all is well with you xx

Ewelina said...

Cudowna - awesome !

Jennifer said...

This three fold card is just breathtaking! I love the soft tones and the dress and birdcage are so lovely! Have a beautiful day!

Dora said...

Wow Brenda this is fabulous. I love your three-fold card, it's so elegant and so many detail. Really beautiful. .... Thought I would let you know that I mentioned you in my post of Friday :P
Hugs
xxx

sallysbitz said...

This is beautiful Brenda. Love the shape & thanks for the tip on how to achieve that lovely edge x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Betka said...

Faboulous! Very elegant card :)

Andrea said...

WOW... this is stunning really beautiful.I love how al the elements work together its a work of art! Andrea x

Ellis said...

Stunning card you made and a great scene with the dressform, buttlerflies and birdcage! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Jo Channon said...

Hi Brenda
I feel that I am repeating what all the lovely bloggers have said already on the comments - this is a stunning project - a piece of art! Gorgeous Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Brenda love all the elements you have added! and love how you did the dress too! hugs me x