Sunday, 10 April 2016

To see the word in a grain of sand



Good morning Peeps, I hope your weekend is going well.

I've been keeping a secret for a week or two but now I can share and tell you I have been invited to become one of the teamies at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. When Shirley first asked me common sense said no, when I mentioned it to hubby he said why, so of course all reason went out of the window and I said yes !

And here I am with my first DT piece following this months theme of Blue, Yellow and White, how good is that as it's one of my favourite colour combos...........I know I have lots of favs, but this is one near the top of my list. Blue is a colour I rarely gravitate towards as a solo colour, but I do love it combined with either yellow or brown. There is a generous prize of a $20 shopping voucher from our good friend Leo over at FlonzCraft.

My starting place was a square of Fabriano 600gsm card, liberally spritzed with water and Ost Blue and Yellow Brushos sprinkled on and with a bit of tilting side to side allowed the Brushos to run with the water. The Poppy image is from the Autumn Poppy set by Chocolate Baroque and the sentiment Clarity. I heat embossed the floral image with detail clear powder to give a raised border so that I could bleach out the flowers and butterflies which I then coloured in with the same Brusho's and when dry added a coat of Glossy Accents.

I mounted the piece onto some corrugated card and some ribbon to make it into a wall hanging, however I have since changed my mind and it's now mounted onto a card as I have a recipient in mind with a Birthday next month and she loves anything blue.

Have a good Sunday and I do hope you will pop over to the challenge blog and join us this month.

66 comments:

  1. Schitterende kaart Brenda.Prachtige tekst
    Fijne zondag
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  2. Good morning Brenda
    Congratulations. I look forward to seeing all your DT projects.
    Beautiful card today. I must admit it is not a colour combination I use myself, maybe I should rise to the challenge. Time is tight this week tho with it being the school holidays but maybe in the future.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  3. Congrats on the new DT post... beautiful card!!

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  4. Beautiful card, love the background colours. Have a great Sunday.

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  5. Beautiful card and congratulations on your DT appointment xxx

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  6. Stunning card, love the colours

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  7. hy Brenda, have a good time with your new teamies and the challenges !!!
    love your card and this color-combo --- looks perfect while you did it
    CU hellerlittle

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  8. A beautiful card to kick-off your DT post at FSC Brenda! Congrats, and it is sooo good to be creating along with you again.
    Dot x

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  9. Congrats on your new DT position - it is well deserved

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  10. Congratulazioni per il tuo nuovo DT , Brenda!! E la tua prima card di ispirazione è veramente fantastica!! Mi piace lo spazio abbondante che hai dato al sentiment, questo pensiero di di W. Blake è veramente bello e merita un posto d'onore! Ma altrettanto bello è il tuo background con i Brusho's, e adoro l'immagine così dolce!! Una card perfetta con il tuo inconfondibile stile che mi piace tanto. Favoloso!!
    L'ho pinnata :)
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524482309458/

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous Brenda and love the Brusho effects. Well done on your new DT too.
    Fliss xx

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  12. Another beauty here Brenda, love the colour combo and all the blends of shades both on the background and in the image itself. Most creative. Hope you had a lovely time away and thank you so much for my PB stamp prize - it's gorgeous and now on my to-do list! Jx

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  13. Congratulations on your new DT position!!
    very gentle card!

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  14. Gobsmackingly beautiful. It just outshines Mr K... only just!!! LOL
    Thursday was a good one although disappointed to concede. Hope today is a stormer... and the place will be rockin' on Thursday! x

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  15. Wunder-wunderschön...
    Sophie x

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  16. Congratulations both on your new position and on your beautiful card.

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  17. Beautiful card & congrats on being appointed to the DT.

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  18. Hi Brenda, it's absolutely wonderful to have you join our Design Team and what an entrance you've made on the catwalk with this stunning piece. It's such a gorgeous stamp and the sentiment that you've used is just a perfect match. The Brushos make such a fabulous background and they're definitely on my crafty wish list. Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Crafty Hugs, Sandra :)x

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  19. Beautiful creation, you make the Brushos look so easy, I'm not getting the desired result but I think I'm being a bit heavy handed.

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  20. Stunning card!vibrant colour combinations:) Happy Crafting:)
    Cheers

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  21. Very beautiful card with excellent colour combination.specially use of yellow colour:) Happy Crafting:) cheers

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  22. That was quick! Great start on your new DT with this lovely page.

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  23. Your card is gorgeus !
    love it!
    have a nice day
    hugs
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

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  24. Congratulations with your new DT job Brenda. Your first creations is beautiful. very elegant and in lovely colours and you've made a lovely background too. Fab!! Marlies x

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  25. What a beautiful card Brenda, I love that stamp, it's on my "need" list ! Lovely to hear you are joining Fashionable stamping team, it's my favourite challenge

    Joan x

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  26. This is beautiful, Brenda. Great start at FSC.
    Hugs Carola

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  27. Congratulations on your new DT position Brenda and what a fabulous card to start off with, the image is gorgeous and the sentiment is beautiful.

    Pat xx

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  28. Oh how gorgeous, love that background. Congrats on your DT post. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Nicola x

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  29. Well done on your new post Brenda and a wonderful debut card. Love that sentiment xx

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  30. Congratulations on your new design team position Brenda. So nice of your husband to encourage you to do it!
    A gorgeous card you created here, so artfully done!

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  31. Congrats on your new DT role. This is a lovely card, beautiful colours and sentiment.
    Kath x

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  32. Oh wow, Brenda! A Stunning card! I love everything about it. I am sure you will do them proud with fabulous makes x

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this combo too. I love the background you created. Hugs, Robin

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  34. A gorgeous card Brenda, love the pretty flowers and fab sentiment
    Lorraine x

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  35. Congratulation on the new DT.
    Stunning card, just love the blue and yellow and a super image.

    Kath x

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  36. What a beautiful card and colours. And how you used the colours. Have fun as a DT-member for that challenge blog! Good luck.

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  37. Beautiful! I'm a big brusho fan and your background is gorgeous. :-)

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  38. Such a beautiful card! Love the color combo. The sentiment is very nice!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  39. Congratulations and welcome to the team Brenda and this is a fabulous card for your debut piece. Gorgeous image and a wonderful Brusho background.
    Avril xx

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  40. Woooo gorgeous! Brenda, love the Brushos! Fabulous project! Congratulations on the design team, Brenda! They are very fortunate to enjoy your talent! I look forward to seeing your upcoming projects! Hugs, de

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  41. Congrats, Brenda! Oh what a gorgeous inaugural project!

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  42. Congratulations Brenda. A beautiful bright and cheerful debut card with more gorgeous cards to come.

    Shirley

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  43. Congratulations Brenda. A beautiful card and what a fabulous background you've created... you are so talented with those inks!!! Thanks for popping by and saying hello it's good to be back among such lovely thoughtful people.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  44. Congrats Brenda you are a star...Fabulous card once again beautiful design here and pretty colours.xx
     {aNNie}

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  45. Beautiful card. I love the quote.

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  46. The stamp is so pretty on this gorgeous background. Hugs, Autumn

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  47. Congratulations on your new DT position. I love your card, great colours and that saying is fab.
    Jackie x

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  48. This is gorgeous Brenda and congrats on the new DT position.
    Mags
    x

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  49. Beautifully put together and I love how you did the background! It is a fantastic colour combo and suits that particular stamp to perfection!! FSC are so lucky to have you join their team!!!

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  50. Beautiful card Brenda I love the verse and the colours. Congratulations on the New DT spot, they are lucky to have you
    Kevin xx

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  51. Beautiful card Brenda…..I so love the effects of Brushos and you have using them down to a fine art. Congrats on the DT position. :-)

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  52. Oh wow, I utterly LOVE that gorgeous quote. So perfectly matched to your beautiful image. Love the dreamy inky background too. Gorgeous. Hugs, Wends x

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  53. Beautifull card and a great desigin!! Congrats on your new DT!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  54. Absolutely fabulous Brenda, and the colours truly are beautiful together. Well done on the DT role too!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  55. Wow, a huge congratulations to you Brenda!! You do some absolutely gorgeous work with stamps, so I'm not surprised that they scooped you up!! Well done, and a beautiful card today! hugs :)

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  56. Congratulations on the new DT Brenda. This is a real beauty and fabulous colours xx

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  57. Congrats on your new DT post! Love your card, the colours are perfect.

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  58. A wonderful choice of your talented self for this team, and I know you'll do them proud. I'm always delighted to see your deft hand with the brusho-s and oh my - you colored this lovely image with them as well. Just beginning to use the product as 'paints', and it's a learning curve knowing how much water to mix with how much product. Adding the glossy accents was a nice embellishment idea too. This is just a gorgeous work, and I love the color scheme. Our master bedroom is in that theme, and it's so soothing & calming. TFS & Hugs.

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  59. Oh wow ! so wonderful !!
    Congrats !!! xxx

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  60. WOW Brenda I am loving all your recent makes and this is no exception. Congratulations on your new DT post too. So well deserved. Thank you also for your lovely comments on my Blog and with reference to the Mixed Media post I have nothing to compare with but I have been using the Dutch Doobadoo Structure paste for some time now and love it. It is a fabulous shop to browse too. (if you dare! lol) Judy x

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  61. Congrats Brenda!! So good to see you there aswell! But you will have a lot work to catch up on all your DT-work; phoooe!
    I love this sunny card and since I like blues and yellows I already linked to the challenge...
    Hope your days away where good ones! Hugs, Gerrina

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  62. Congrats Brenda you will be a great addition to the team. Love the sentiment and the flower is gorgeous too Karen x

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  63. Wow you pulled out all the stops with this make Brenda it is utterly gorgeous. You have incorporated the colour combo perfectly and the design of your card is just awesome. Speechless with the background.

    Thank you for joining the FSC DT we are sooooo lucky to have you.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  64. A real beauty Brenda, love that stamp! So glad you're joining the team at FSC
    Claire xx

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