Saturday 3 April 2010

The letter 'B' - (bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda)

Hi Everyone

It's a brighter Saturday, although the clouds seem to be looming in. Mum is also brighter today, she has been very slow and lethargic since coming out of hospital but she seemed much happier and was organising herself when I went to see her earlier. I hope the progress continues.

This week's theme at Theme Thursday Challenge is 'Your Favourite Letter' and of course this caught my eye immediately and I chose the letter B, what else could I choose???

I had great fun creating it and a saying I found helped me to have more confidence in putting it together quickly, rather than spending hours 'thinking' and changing my mind.
"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them".   Pablo Picasso

As you know I cannot see the end product in my head and although I have an idea of where I am going, I always end up stopping along the way and going back over bits and changing them. But I guess that is the process of creation for me and the way my brain puts things together.

So, the letter 'B' - B for Brenda, B for Brown, B for bumblebees, B for butterflies and more .......
I had a card with a pre-printed border down one side and used Dusky Concord DI round the edges to pull it together. I have several bee stamps and used two of them here, I also stamped the honeycomb, the postmark, the handwriting and the square heritage design. I added a bee and butterfly, both printed from the computer. Across the centre I stuck torn, brown paper with ink distressed edges and some ribbon and added the ornate letter B in the top left, taken from my stash. I also printed the sentiment by William Shakespeare which starts with the letter B and ink distressed it to fit in with the rest of the card. I added a wax seal with my initial, of course the letter B.
Hey presto, completed in less than a day and I really quite like the finished effects.

Challenge List

Theme Thursday - Your favourite letter of the alphabet
Tuesday Taggers - It's a bug's life
Creative Card Crew - Vintage / Aged
Papertake Weekly - Open challenge
Simon Says Stamp - It's so distressing
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
For Fun Challenges - Anything goes
Sassy Cheryl's challenge 5 - Distressing
Allsorts Challenge - No design papers
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Wings


Helen Dooley said...

really a great card. I really like how you did
the whole thing. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at For Fun Challenges.

Debs said...

Hi Brenda
Gorgeous card - love all the stamped detail.
Thanks for taking on my challenge at Allsorts this week and for joining us at Papertake Weekly.
Take care
Debs xx

Regina said...

beautiful! thanks for playing along at SSDS!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

How fabulous to have so many B's on one card! Thanks for playing with us at SSDS this week. :)

valen said...

Really great card!!Love the vintage look. Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.

Linda said...

Wonderful card! I love the colors and the bugs make me think of summer.LOL Thanks for playing along at SSDS. Good Luck!

Michelle said...

A beautiful card Brenda. Thanks for bugging us with your fantastic entry.
x Michelle

Georgie Hughes said...

Another lovely card, love the stamping and distressing. Like the way you have made this card your own,not forgeting the B for Brenda. Well done.

Lisa Jane said...

s distressed /vintage feel card . Love that letter B
Lisa ;)

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic card all that wonderful texture and detail its wonderful. Did you see we have a sponsor again this week, a little link to Craft Barn and your in the draw for their prize this week. Thank you for buggin' us at TT this week.

Eiglas said...

Splendid card Brenda!
Love bumble bees, butterflies and honeycomb so you got my vote!
Love it!

K said...

your card is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love all of the distressing. Thanks for playing with us this week at SSDS.

Anonymous said...

I never know what I'll create till its finished,I always find its better to go with the your card,beautifully stamped and a fab layout to it.

Sally H said...

B is for Bugs and B is for beautiful too! great card! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

Kendra said...

Great card! Love the vintage look! Thanks for playing at SSDS!

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, wow there's so much creativity in your card i have been looking at for the last few minutes. Beautifully put together and the perfect coordinating colour combo.

thank you so much for joining us this week for a Creative Card Crew challenge

love emma xxx

Juls said...

wowzer this is amazing!! Love the colours and the fab collage look!! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

A lovely card!

Unknown said...

Well Brenda your way certainly works this is a fabulous card! Thanks for joining in at TT this week x Janet

Lynn said...

What a gorgeous card..It so vintage..Love all the work that has gone into it :)Lynn

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Brenda, beautiful images and fab details.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

PatR said...

Beautiful card and thanks for joining TT this week.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week in our 'Anything goes' challenge. Great project - fab combination of imagery - good luck in the draw. Cheers Claire x

Denise Clark said...

Your card has a very artistic feel to it! Love the not-too-crowded collage look. Love all the details there are to check out yet it all comes together wonderfully!

Maria Matter said...

what a fabulous vintage card Brenda!!!
Thank you for sharing it @ Creative Card Crew!!!
Blessings, Maria