Friday, 30 October 2009

Stamping for the Weekend

Good afternoon and a quick share of a little item that seems to have made it's way home with me from Stampalot yesterday. But before I get into crafty things.......I know that's what this is all about really, but we need a bit of social interaction as well......what's the weather like your way ? Sunshine seems in short supply around here this week, it's not one thing or another. What is for sure these cold nights have put paid to most the beautiful Autumn leaves and there are more off than on the trees now and a thick carpet everywhere you walk.

My card is for this weeks Stamping for the Weekend where there is a colour theme of 'Orange, Blue and Purple' but with a twist of an 80's song title with three to choose from: Girls on Film-Duran Duran, Dirty Laundry-Don Henley, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun-Cyndi Lauper, which is the one I have opted for. This also my entry for DCM who want to see use of your newest punch.

My image, a wood mounted stamp, the origin of which I have no idea, looks like a lady that definitely has fun and does not give a damn what anyone thinks. I stamped her with versafine black, embossed with detail clear and painted with Brilliance inks, adding a bit of purple foiling to the flowers and her dress. The really gorgeous DP is from Prima. I ripped the edges of the main piece and shaded with Tim Holtz Dusky Concorde.

The flowers are made from the same DP which is double sided and the leaves are also cut from that and Bazzil using my new L-Em punch from Stampalot which is called 'Ash Family 2' which cuts three matching leaves in varying sizes in one cut. I think this one is a real 'need' and so useful with the different sized leaves, especially as it coordinates with my other ash leaf punch by the same manufacturer. Finally, some lace, punched butterflies and pearls to embellish. The words are printed on the computer using 'Folio Girls' font.


pinky said...

Just gorgeous, love the blue lace and the very elegant stamp.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Brenda. What a lovely card. I do like the image and the colours you have used are fabulous.
Love Sandra xx

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Wow! Brenda, this is stunning! Right up my alley. Love it!

Chris xx

Annie said...

Wow stunning - I too have that stamp - I really must dig it out.

Ann xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Such a gorgeous vintage card. On our side of the world here in South Africa, we are heading towards Summer and the days are truly beautiful with mid afternoon thunderstorms here in Johannesburg.

Claire Phillips said...

Very pretty card and that blue lace is fantastic! x

Nancy said...

What a stunning card, Brenda:O) Love the gorgeous image, she is a beauty. Your colouring is fabulous. Love the papers and the wonderful roses. Cute butterflies and the pearls are a brilliant touch.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Kari said...

Beautiful card,Brenda!The image is gorgeous,lovely colours!Love the butterfly:)
Have a great evening:)


Lynda said...

Fabulous card Brenda and she does look a bit of a loose woman lol. The colours go together beautifully and I love the little flower arrangement. You should get this edited quick and enter it into DCM this week - they want to see a card using your newest punch and this fits the bill perfectly.

The weather's turning a little colder now but the leaves still haven't dropped off the trees in my garden. I hope they drop all at once so I can get them cleared up before they find their way into the pond! Having to keep it covered with netting til they've all gone.

Have a good weekend.

Love Lynda xxx

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card Brenda will have to go look see its an interesting colour combination you have made it work really well.

Still quite mild here following a bit of a cold snap. Leaves all beautiful colours and falling we do not get your fen winds on the south coast to blow them off :0

Have fun

issy said...

Oh my that is one beautiful card, the colour combo is amazing... very clever, I never would have imagined those colours together. Love it.


Beryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The papers and colours are divine, the flowers fabulous and the stamp a really great image. An inspired piece of work - just the sort of thing I'd love to be able to churn out but don't have the brain for it.
Beryl xx

Kathy said...

Great to see you joining in with The Daring Cardmakers - well done Lynda for giving you a nudge in our direction!

Lovely card and the punches look fab - I keep looking at the leaf ones but haven't actually acquired one yet

lisa said...

Evening Brenda. I like the social interaction!!
The weather here has been neither one thing or the other aswell. Misty, then a bit brighter, some sunshine, then back to mist but it's so mild.I don't think I've worn a coat for days! Looking at Sunday's forecast I think thats all about to change though so I suppose we musn't grumble!! The Autumn colours are still looking good.

Love your card as always, those flowers are just beautiful.
Have a great weekend.


Hearts Turned said...

Such a beautiful card, Brenda! Love this stamp--she's just my style! Our weather is just lovely here in California--can't complain!

Lynda said...

Hi again Brenda - Well done for getting in there! Glad you decided to join in and let the rest of the DT at DCM see what fabulous cards you make.

Love Lynda xxx

Juls said...

so so elegant!! and I love the colour combo!

Janice said...

Nice punch action there! Great card, love the image. Thanks for joining the DCM

Sally H said...

Beautiful card! lovely colours. The weather here has been lovely today - been to another Stately home and the sun did break through briefly, but it got a bit cold and windy towards the end of the day and I'm hearing a few rumbles of thunder now. Glad you liked my autumnal pics. Thanks for your kind comments x

Tracy said...

Elegant, sophisticated, and with loads of class, unlike me Lol!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carol L said...

What a beautiful, vintage card! I love all the flowers, ferns, distressing and butterflies! You did an outstanding job on this, and thanks for your sweet comments on my blog too :)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant so inventive! loveeeee it! hugs Samantha :0)

Alison said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours
thanks for visiting my blog

Alison xx

Maria Matter said...

wow, Brenda, this is gorgeous!!!
Blessings, Maria

Jo said...

Oh, Brenda ... what a beauty! I love the vintage 'feel'.

Jo xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Brenda! Love all detail and the colours.


Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Fabulous layout, I just love the image and the butterflies.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

Lynne K said...

This is lovely. So pretty.

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and the image is lovely! Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Good Luck!

Kimmi xx

Merry said...

Such wonderful colours you have used and the image is so elegant.

Vicki said...

Hiya Brenda, what a lil beautie this is, I love the image and all those beautiful flowers as such a perfect touch. A wonderful take on this weeks SFTW challenge, thank you for joining us again, good luck xx vicki xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is surley a OMG card. Love this. Great layout, love the stamp. And the lace and flowers are so fab. Thanks for joining SFTW and good luck.
Gunn :-D

Penni said...

Lovely card. I really like the image you've used with this theme. Great layout too.

Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week. Good Luck!!!


crafty amy said...

This is beautiful! I love those butterflies with the pearl bodies they are such a perfect touch :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

P.S. The weather is bad here too quite a lot of rain and a couple of days ago it started getting really cold :D

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is so beautiful. Great image and the lace is such a great detail.
Thanks for joining SFTW.
Gunn :-D