Wednesday 17 February 2010

Lady in Red

Well I've had great fun designing and making this card. I've taken inspiration from a couple of challenge sites and I used the recipe from 'Die-cut Dreams' - three different patterned papers, two different ribbons, two flowers and some gems if wanted and also the sketch and DT creations from 'Everybody-Art-Challenge'. I particularly liked the card by Nixe-Moni which really helped me put mine together. All the challenges I am entering are -
Die-cut Dreams Challenge Blog - Challenge #35 Recipe 
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #78 Sketch
Crafty Angels - Week 22 Fantastic Flowers
La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge - Red
Weekly Wednesday Challenge - Recipe
A Handful of Stamps - open challenge

I have used papers from Dovecraft, K&Co and a CD from Papercraft World. The distressed effect on the papers was obtained by using the Tim Holtz distressing tool. The stamp is from Hero Arts and called Gracious Lady. I've used a variety of sparkles including Cosmic Twinkles Aqua and Autumn, Martha Stewart glitter glue Garnet, Pearlidoodles Baby Pink and a Sakura Jelly Roll pen. The vellum was ink distressed using Distress Ink Worn Lipstick and torn using the Whispers layering templates. The ribbons are from my stash and I used Whispers Strokes, Copics and Promarkers for colouring in the stamp which was stamped in black Archival ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I am pleased with the colours and patterns and the way it all fits together. I love the distressing and I am experimenting with my colouring in and know I still have some way to go, but feel I am getting there.

The tag removes easily and I stamped it using four small stamps in my collection using the Aged Mahogany (I do love this shade) and the sentiment is 'Thinking of you'. The flowers are partly bought and handmade and I added Stickles to the petals, punched the stamens and covered them with the Pearlidoodles. I punched two flowers using the Nellie Snellen floral punch that also embosses and used underneath, again ink distressing them with the Aged Mahogany. Some gems and a corner finished it off.     

Thankyou so much for looking and for all the lovely comments I have been receiving, I really appreciate them. Have a great day. Luv Bxx


Nicola said...

Wow what a fabulous creation Brenda. Loving this image, distressing and gorgeous tag.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week.
Nicola -x-

Amy said...

This card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along at ATS this week!

Anonymous said...

cool Brenda! thanks for joining us at LLWWC challenge in Red and ATS weekly Wed. recipe challenge! Awesome card design around this classic Hero Arts stamp!
Pam Going Postal

WickedPixie said...

Great job! Thanks for playing in the ATS recipe challenge! :-)Traci

Mummylade said...

Fantastic image, and I love the funky tag! I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous--you've done a great job with the sketch! I love the image, beautiful coloring, and rich reds. Thank you for joining us at EAC!

Alex said...

Cool card! Like the red lady!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

Fabulous, Brenda! I love how you coloured this and the use of the distress inks. Love the tag! Thank you for participating in the RED challenge at La-La Land Crafts!

Jenny said...

Great card. Love the image and the colouring.
Thanks for joining EAC.

Elena said...

Beautiful card! Love all the distressing and vintage look!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at La-La Land Crafts!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Brenda this is just stunning, i love the image and the papers are fab. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week and good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

A wonderful creation.

I love your image and the way you have used colour so perfectly here. Great label too.

Thank you for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Irina Blount said...

Beatiful card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at this week at La-La Land Crafts!!
:) Irina

Unknown said...

How pretty! Great tag! Thanks so much for playing along with us at La La Land Crafts!

Maureen said...

Really pretty - I especially love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Cheryl said...

Such a classy and elegant card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at the ATS challenge this week! Hope to see you again!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Brenda

great card for the challenge at Allsorts thanks for joining us this week

Emma xxx

Unknown said...

Another wonderful card, thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.