Saturday, 13 February 2010

Allsorts challenge 39

This week at Allsorts it's Debs turn to host the challenge and she has come up with a recipe "3, 2, 1", you choose what elements it will be to make up the recipe.

Mine are 3 eyelets, two cords and one charm. The card is actually one of the samples I have been creating with the new hero products for Sir Stampalot. The stamps used are Hero Arts CG163, Silhouette Bluebells, H2365 Old French Writing, CL338 sentiment and G2678 Art Script (this is quite an old stamp but I think still available).

This one was a bit time consuming, but really like the finished article. I started by applying a light misting of Glimmer Mists midnight and silver the the card itself. I then stamped a piece of dark blue cardstock with the French writing stamp using Tim Holtz soot black. Next I stamped the bluebell image using versamark and embossed with detail clear, then bleached out all the flowers to remove the writing on those sections.

I stamped over a larger piece of the same blue cardstock with the Art stamp and the same TH ink, cut and scored a narrow piece to act as a spine to my card and a larger piece to place behind my main image. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz weathered wood. Finally added the eyelets and threaded the cord through the top one and tied on the charm - it was silver so I inked it with Hero Cerulean chalk ink and embossed with detail clear........take care if you do this, the metal gets very hot - tweezers are a good idea.


Suzi Mac said...

Beautiful card Brenda, and a great challenge theme.
Hugs Suzi x

Louise said...

This is gorgeous Brenda and in my fav colours.
louise xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, this is beautiful...I really love all the new hero arts stamps just out...and so want the dandelion frame one you used on another card recently...


Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful card! I love the colours.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Lisa x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous, understand that it took some time so worth it, the bluebell stamp is lovely. Off to Farnbrough in a couple of weeks will have to look out for them.

cheryl said...

this is so beautiful hun gorjus detail love it hgus cheryl xxxx

Tracy said...

This is really lovely and clever, love the script stamp, that needs to go on my list i think. The bluebells look really effective. And love the way you've used the recipe 3 2 1 .
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lou said...

Very lovely card Brenda,love the colours and charm.Hope you are ok?see you soon.Lou.xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda! Love the way you use the stamps. The cords and the charm are fab details. Hope you didn´t burn your fingers!

Take care,

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Brenda and worth all the time spent. That Old French Writing is a favourite of mine and is hardly ever back in the box it gets so much use!
Fliss xx

Mummylade said...

what a gorgeous silhouette stamp!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi B

Loving the effect of those glimmer mists on the card base what a beautiful backdrop for your image

Emma xxx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Brenda, this is wonderful. I love the image and such a great colour. You have put such a lot of time and effort into this.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Lesley Edmonds said...

i just love that Bluebells stamp - I NEED IT!!
Gorgeous card as always Brenda.
Lesley x

Cath Wilson said...

Pretty image and colour - love it :)

Debs said...

Hi Brenda
Beautiful card - graet take on the recipe.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Craftnut said...


Thank you for picking my card for the allsorts top 5 and also for following my blog. I get a lot of inspiration from your blog and cards

Tracy aka craftnut

Anonymous said...

OMG Can you believe I was just looking at buying that bluebells one!? Gorgeous card!

chris said...

Hi there Mrs Brenda
Have I read somewhere on one of your comments that you've got snow?

Your card is one of a kind... BEAUTIFUL.
see you soon love chris xx

Beryl said...

Lovely Brenda. The image is lovely and I love the way you have given it such a fab backgroud.
Wonderful piece of artwork.
Beryl xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wonderful creation Brenda I just love the techniques you have used which shows the full beauty of that wonderful image off to perfection I love it.

Lorraine x

Sally H said...

stunning card, Brenda! My wish list for 27th is getting dangerously long! I love this stamp too!

craftimamma said...

Stunning card Brenda. I love the bluebell image and I always like scripts in backgrounds.

Lesley Xx

PatR said...

Great card Brenda, well worth the time and effort you put into it. Well done.
Pat xx

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Love this card, Brenda.. It's beautiful! :o)

Glad you had such a great response to the Sir Stampalot challenge/hop thingy. Sorry not to join in, but it was just too complex for me with everything else going on at the mo. More than my little brain cell could manage! lol ;o)

Chris xx