Saturday, 23 April 2016

Flowers and a birdie in her hair



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Kath is our host with the theme of 'Red, White and Blue'. Our sponsor is Hobby House.

As some of you will have seen from the dodgy comments I have left the last week or so, I am struggling with my dexterity again and fingers and keyboard are not working as a team so my apologies in advance if my comments are spasmodic, short and sweet or even C&P until it sorts itself out.

This is one of the TL samples I made for one of the USA shows where this particular colour palette was required, red, white and blue is not a colour palette I gravitate to, probably the blue thing again. I started with a piece of Fabriano and sprinkled on ost blue, brilliant red and and just a little black, then spritzed very sparing with water and I wanted to keep the colours isolated rather than merging together as I usually do.

I cut the TL lady die in white, I think she is rather pretty with the flowers and birdie in her hair, then placed over red and cut out around the edge and placed over the oval mats. Some twine, pearls  and rather flouncy bow, I think this one has six of not seven loops both sides, but so easy to make with the TL bow maker.

There is lots of inspiration from my teamies over at the challenge blog so please do pop over to take a look.

Happy weekend all.


52 comments:

Wendy L said...

Quite different Brenda but still a lovely card, xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Sorry you are not doing well, hope things improve. Lovely card.

Babs said...

I love the colour scheme Brenda and the splodges of brusho's they work so well together a fantastic back ground for your TL lady die.
I hope you feel better soon, and have a lovely weekend

Hugs Babs x

Jane said...

A lovely card Brenda in those patriotic colours. Sorry that you are struggling at the mo..sending lots of hugs and I hope that you feel stronger soon xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this colour combo. Beautiful card

Craftyfield said...

Yes it's a not a subtle colour scheme Brenda! I'm not overly keen on your die-cut lady but the brushos background and layered mats look good. Hope you have a good weekend and your fingers get back to normal. Don't overwork them with keyboard stuff!

ALI said...

You may not like the colour combo but you have created a stunning card with them.

Glennis said...

Well done Brenda, I love your card

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant design here today and gorgeous colour combo used on this fab card..Did you dismantle the robot? hope so the begger.....hope you are having a great weekend. xx

 {aNNie}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Brenda! What a beautiful die cut, and I love your big sheer bow! hugs :)

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Brenda loving that awesome bow also the lovely cameo die a super make
hugs
lorraine x

Shylaa Shree said...

perfect take for the challenge brenda. nice card

Marjut said...

Beautiful card.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
Sorry to hear you are not 100% at the moment. I hope the dry weather we are having at the moment will help.
Gorgeous card, especially the bow and background. I really must experiment more with my bow maker.
Enjoy your weekend
Lesley

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card!
have a great day!
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Andreja L. said...

WoW Brenda, What a fantastic card you made! I like the colours you use and pretty image :-)) Good job!
Hugs, Andreja

pinky said...

Beautiful card Brenda, wow to your big bow too. I treated myself to TL oval shutter card die and LOVE it! Thanks for all the TL inspiration.

Lucy Woods said...

Oh wow what a fabulous arty design! So pretty
Lucy x

Helen said...

hope you feel a bit better soon (and another 3 points this afternoon will help!) Love this card, Brenda xx

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love the die cut lady and the red white and blue watercolor paint for the background. You are so creative. . so sorry to hear you are struggling again. I hope you will be well again soon xxx

Gerrina said...

Great grungy background for the beautiful lady! Hope you will feel a lot better soon!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I love the background and the fab bow
Kevin xx

Ellibelle said...

This is such a pretty color combo and your card is gorgeous! You are so good at making those bows!

Greta said...

I like the background with the colors not as blended & the lady die is beautiful! Enjoy your weekend, Brenda!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card, Brenda!! Lovely die cut!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

scrAPpamondo said...

Non sono i miei colori preferiti, ma tu hai fatto una splendida card!! Favoloso acquerello, mi pare che tu abbia usato i Brusho's. Splendida la donna con i fiori l'uccello in volo nei capelli, penso che in bianco è perfetta!

Robin said...

Very elegant card Brenda...I really love the powders in the background! The bow is a fabulous addition! Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Robin

Barb said...

For someone who claims not to do red white and blue you've done a great job with this card.

It's alovely card and I really do love all the different techniques you've used in this one. What a great background and a very elaborate bow and she does look lovely with a birdie in her hair. I've never seen this lovely die before but I really do like this card very much. I love the colours and the design work too. Barbxx

Sarah said...

Such a striking card, the colours are fabulous actually and the die cut lady is a stunner. Hope your hands soon become less painful xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This colour palette may not be your favourite but you have created a beautiful card with them. I love the beautiful die cut backed in red and your fabulous bow in the corner too.
Lorraine

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaart Brenda
Prachtige mal heb je gebruikt
Groetjes gerrie

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Brenda, love the design and pretty bow.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

rachel said...

wow Brenda - love this - such a different take on the red white and blue theme - love it x

jackiescrafts said...

A great card and I love your poppies card in the previous post. Sorry not to have been around to comment much this week it's been a busy one
Jackie x

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, love the background and a great die, but totally in love with the bow.
Fabulous card for my challenge, thank you.

Kath x

Mervi said...

Fabulous card and lovely feminine die cut;-))m

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, love the splashes of colour on the background.
luv
Debby

walchowDesign said...

Love how the combination of the brusho with the die cut lady turned out! Beautiful big bow! Sending well wishes your way, Brenda!

Pat said...

I love your pretty card Brenda and the brushos work great with the pretty FL lady. Thank you for your kind comment re my Stamping Sensations entry and I have responded on the challenge comments section so hopefully you will see what I say there. x

KandA said...

Must admit a red + white + blue combo is not one of my favourites either but I think you've made a beauriful card. Love the splattered background and fabulous bow. Hope you get the hands moving better soon xx

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, so sorry to hear about the dexterity in your fingers not being very nice. I have been in a remission for the last 3 weeks, and able to do so much more than usual. Even some of my pain levels have been improved, and my stamina slightly better, so I'm trying hard to make the most of it without triggering an exacerbation. I hear your frustration - I try so hard not to be "discontent" and to find other avenues in which to be creative, or to enjoy myself, but it is a constant ebb and flow, isn't it? I hope that soon your fingers will move with a little more grace and coordination.

Your card is lovely! It's great to use the patriotic colors in an uncommon way, and to enjoy bringing different techniques and dies into the mix. Wonderful creation! Please take care of yourself - and no worries about visiting my blog - or even leaving your "love, b" signature and nothing else LOL

love,
de

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Brenda. You've made a very nice background and that bow is beautiful! A fab design! I do hope your fingers soon get back to "normal" again. hugs, Marlies

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful card Brenda! It reminds me of Paris ;)

Stamps and Paper said...

Something a bit different Brenda very patriotic....

Anne

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, this is a beautiful card. A very nice background and the design ist wonderful.
Hugs Carola

Paper Profusion said...

She looks wonderfully carefree Brenda! Love the background and you have met the red white and blue so well. Please don't fret about blog visits. I do hope these awful symtoms cam be remedied / improved upon very soon. Nicola x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing card!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning card a brilliant design fabulous love and hugs Carole x

nnalorac said...

Love the splash of colour on your beautiful card Brenda, lovely design, colours and image. Hope things improve soon x

Desire Fourie said...

So beautifully creative Brenda and I love how you have used the twine.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

butterfly said...

So elegant - and I love the inky effects in the background.
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Love that inky background! Sorry to hear you're having troubles,and I hope you improve soon! Sending healing hugs!

 
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