Saturday, 3 February 2018

Spots and stripes and Allsorts



Morning Peeps, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week  Kath would like to see spots and/or stripes on our work. Our sponsor this week is Digistamp Boutique plus there is another prize on offer as well.

Thanks for being so kind the last few weeks, I think I am steadily on the mend, not done any serious crafting as yet but hope to put that right before too long. Working ahead on DT work really pays off for me with such an unpredictable body and again this week's creation was made back in December and pre scheduled.

So my starting point was to create a background with Distress Inks, next I stamped the beautiful Penny Black Chinese Lanterns image using Distress Markers direct to stamp and a spritz of water before stamping along with a PB sentiment. Next I used stencils and DI's to add my spots ans stripes.

Please do go check out the challenge blog to see all the inspiration from my teamies.

32 comments:

Leanne Harris said...

Lovely card Brenda (and a good job that you work ahead!) - must admit I do too but that's just down to the work load at the moment and me worrying that I won't get everything done! Also so glad that you feel that you are on the mend. xxx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful stamp and sentiment, lovely background.
Snowy greetings, we have a lot of it;-))m

aussie aNNie said...

Hi B, lovely card and gorgeous stamping.xx [aNNie]

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the sentiment. xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card. Glad you are on the mend. Have a lovely week. Hugs Anesha

Kath said...

A fabulous card, beautiful image and delightful background too. Glad to hear you're getting better.
Kath x

Craftyfield said...

You are so organised, Brenda! I try my best but I'm seldom ahead, and do end up rushing my posts... And this Penny Black card is gorgeous! xx

Gerrina said...

Love the colours; so sunny! And beautiful background!
Glad to read your slowly getting there! Wish you strengt by beeing patient... Hugs, Gerrina

Judith said...

I just love this Brenda - such lovely muted colours - I'm so glad that youre starting to feel better - onward and upward! xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I wish you feel well early, my friend! Be patient and take care! Your health is the most important.
You has been so provident scheduling this post (and surely others...)
Love the Chinese Lanterns (Physalis, isn't it? Love these gracious plants and their fruits are also good to eat) Your spritzing of water make them very natural! So beautiful card, lovely background and that sentiment is really amazing!!
Big Hugs

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Brenda, I love the image and your colouring, brilliantly stamped background too, love it.
Pleased to hear you are beginning to feel better, Kate x

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful card Brenda. Love the stenciled background and gorgeous Penny Black stamp. I admire that you can work so well ahead, I try but it's not easy for me! Good to hear that you're finally feeling better!

Pat said...

Beautiful card Brenda, lovely background and gorgeous image. Glad you are feeling a little better, have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Helen said...

glad you are feeling a bit better, hope you get back to crafting soon - great that you can get ahead with your DT makes so well.

pinky said...

Nice to see you able to post again Brenda. This card is super pretty!!

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Brenda, gorgeous colours on the image.
Glad to hear you're starting to feel better.
Hugs, Avril xx

Sarah said...

So pleased to hear that you are on the mend Brenda. I love the colours of this gorgeous card and the stencilled spots and stripes make the perfect background for the Chinese lanterns xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cad Brenda, love the design and your fab stamping
Lorraine x

Fikreta said...

its so gorgeous card!
love it!

Kathleen said...

That is a super background for the challenge Brenda and a really lovely image too, love the orange.

Kath x

Pat said...

Glad to hear that at last you think you are beginning to improve and get back to normal Brenda, and hope the improvement continues. I love this PB stamp and I have used the CB version of this flower on a recent card. I love the beautiful bright marker colours doing the direct to stamp technique and the spots and stripes look great in the background. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi B just doing some catch up been snowed under fir January, loved card thus love the spot and stripes combo too, brilliant!!
Sorry you’ve been poorly post surgery and trust that the infection is being controlled by antibiotics. It’s hard when you have compromised immune system!!!
Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card Brenda great stamp and stencilled background
Carol x

KandA said...

Beautiful card and that PB stamp is fabulous. Glad to hear you're on the mend but do take it steady xx

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Beautiful colors for this card!

scrappymo! said...

Tis is very pretty, Brenda. I like the image but I lOVE the sentiment. You always have the best sentiments on your cards. They are always so inspiring.

Merry said...

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Wonderful card. Love the background you created.

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Brenda, l love this stamp as you get a different print every time so always a nice surprise. Glad you are on the mend x Susan x

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda! I love this stamp!

Tracy said...

This is fabulous, I love the stamp and you showcase it perfectly with your background.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Donna Ellis said...

What a great integration of dots in your beautiful creation. Lovely card, B.

Greta said...

Glad you're feeling better, Brenda. Beautiful card!

 
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