Monday 19 April 2010

Sentimental Sundays Blooming Gorgeous

It's Monday and the beginning of another week, the sun is shining although it's a little chilly in the shade. I am struggling with what seems to be a cough, cold and laryngitis at the moment so I have not been very creative over the weekend and spent more time blog hopping. I did go to a car boot yesterday looking for bits and pieces and bought some old music books to use in my art work.

Whilst looking at all the wonderful blogs out there I found a new challenge site called Sentimental Sundays by Ann Vento from Raindrop Echo Designs. I have not seen her work before but love her sentiments and also the idea of having a sentiment challenge coupled with a theme. This week it is 'Blooming Gorgeous' and the challenge is to use a sentiment with flowers and there is a freebie as well. That was me hooked and here is my entry.

I bought some little plain frames at Alexandra palace the other weekend and covered one in glitter. I found a stamp I have about flowers and stamped the sentiment onto a rose paper from a CD by Papercraft World. I used K&Co backing papers and edged them with TH old paper crackle paint and when it was dry I went over it with star dust stickles. I printed out a vintage rose and a vintage bird (this one I covered in crackle accents), the butterfly is a MS punch with printed outline and covered in shabby shutters disress stickles. The lace, flowers, beads, pin and heart are all from my stash.
I have a friend who is celebrating a successful year working for herself tomorrow, so I am now going to think about a card for her.

Thankyou for stopping by and taking a look. If you leave a comment I can stop by and look at what you are doing too. I just love to take a peek and get new ideas and inspiration from all you very lovely, creative people.

Take care. LOL Bxxx

Sentimental Sundays challenge 1 - Blooming Gorgeous
Creative Belli - Die cut shapes
Stampavie 90 - Butterflies and stamp
Creative cottage 6 - Things with wings
Flutterby Wednesday 105 - butterfly, fairy or angel
Cute Card Thursday 108 - Touchy, feely
One Stop Craft Challenge 76 - Things with wings
Paper Sundaes 14 - No People


Juls said...

just beautiful!! I love all the sparkle! Hugs juls

raindropecho said...

Amazing card, Brenda! I love the frame that you've created and that flower arrangement cannot get any more beautiful. Thank you so much for mentioning Sentimental Sundays and I hope to see you around very often!
- Ann

debbies said...

Look at all those beautiful flowers. So pretty!

Crystal said...

This is beautiful! I love the glittery frame and the little bird & butterfly you added! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Craftyrose said...

A stunning composition here Brenda. xx

Craftyrose said...

Forgot to add, hope that you feel better soon. x

Danni said...

This is so pretty! Wow! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

CarlaKH said...

how gorgeous... a true work of art. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Suzi Mac said...

A stunning card Brenda, love the sentiment and the glitter. Very striking. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Brenda!!!
thanks for playing along @ Creative Belli!
blessings, Maria

Kimberly S said...

What a gorgeous card and so creative with the bird sitting on the edge like a window sill! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Annie said...

such a stunning creation and beautifully embellished. thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Anne H. said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful colors and your butterfly is wonderful.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :

BA said...

beautiful card !!
thanks for joining us at SAM
xoxo BA

HappyCrafter said...

Gorgeous card! Love the garden feel of it with the flowers and butterfly, and such a nice sentiment!