Sunday 31 May 2009

Inspiration from Nature

I was inspired this morning by one of the honeysuckles climbing up a eucalyptus tree and it's brilliant golden blooms mingling with the silvery leaves of the tree.

The DP's are from an 8x8 double sided pack Janice resulted up for me when I wanted some that size and afraid I have no idea of the make but the colours match the honeysuckle so well. The stamps are two new ones from Hobby Art FL1910E and mathching dragonfly U1913D (it comes in two sizes, this is the smaller). I stamped the flower image several times in verafine black and embossed with detail clear and cut out four of the daisies. All were coloured lightly with Marvey pens and then glittered with a quickie glue pen and glittered with crystal ultrafine. One is decoupaged on the main image and the other three arranged into a flower at the top of the card.

The dragonfly was stamped and embossed on to vellum twice and assembled with silicone and wire antenna added. I also added some tiny dots of liquid pearls to mimic the dotty lines on the image. I rather like this card and it's growing on me so think it will for the basis for the board I need to prepare shortly for a Stampalot class in July using the new My Minds Eye papers - dates due to be released soon I think.


Mel said...

Oh Brenda this is beautiful. The colours... the layout.... everything - i love it. It's like a fresh spring day ! Love Mel x

Spyder said...

I love your dragonfly Brenda! (must have ago...or try to!) Love the colours, don't think I've ever used yellow, it really looks lovely. Love the other images too (Also like your header, can almost smell that lovely lilly!


Debs said...

Brenda - as always - simply stunning.
Debs xx

lisa said...

This is really beautiful, Brenda. I love those flower stamps, must look out for those and the colours you've used are so summery. Lovely.


Unknown said...

Brenda, you have some beautiful work here on your blog.

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jo said...

thank you soo much for your kind words on my blog.
your card is amazing realy made me smile :)
huggs jo x

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Brenda, You card is VERY BEAUTIFUL!!! thank you so much for your kind words on my blog this afternoon. janny

Louise said...

lovely card brenda really pretty and I love all the detail right down to the little dragonfly

Jamee said...

your card is beautiful :)

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Beautiful card. The colours are wonderful and I love that little dragonfly - so clever of you.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Hi Brenda

Your card is beautiful.xx Its so cheerful! Love your sparkly flower. Thank you for explaining how you have made your card.

Thank you for visiting my blog & for your lovely comment.

Hope you have a lovely week. Best wishes. Gez.xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful Brenda love your colours and think its wonderful that you find inspiration from nature. I also love how you show your cards off so refreshing.

Lorraine x

Silli said...

Brenda, your card is so beautiful. I love the dp and the colors, the flowers are fabby. Happy day for you! Big hugs from Silke