Saturday 5 June 2010

Flowers and sparkle

Good morning to another bright and sunny day, although thunder storms are threatened for later. Still the garden is looking good and I have nearly finished organising it. So much so I have taken my recent photos outside.

Well you know how I love sparkle, so when I saw Paperplay's challenge was flowers and sparkle I knew I had to design a card for that one. I also saw this sketch at Moving along with the Times and another theme of flowers at Charisma and Nordsalten Hobbyklub so I decided to combine them all. I had downloaded this gorgeous sheet music cover of 'Roses from Picardy' from Antique Images and a pink and green theme fitted perfectly, linking with the Creative Card Crew challenge.

I have used two DPs and some sheet music for the backgrounds. I couldn't make one of my own frames to fit this so I used double-sided tape to frame the green paper and cover it with glitter. I distressed the image, the rose paper and the music paper and used stickles on the edges of two of them.
The roses I had in my collection and I spritzed the lighter ones and the music paper with Tattered Angels water melon glimmer mist. I experimented with several things for the ribbon effect across the lower part of the page, but nothing seemed quite right until I die cut a long scroll shape to look like a stem effect for the flowers....... and so it all came together.

Supplies used
Stickles - Star Dust and Cotton Candy
Mireille glitter
Distress inks - Fired Brick and Vintage Photo
Glimmer Mist - Watermelon
Sizzix swirly decorative strip

Enjoy the weekend. Hopefully we will have a BBQ tonight and sit outside again, as we did last night with the family. Love the summer.

Love and hugs. Brenda xxxx
Challenge List
Paperplay Challenges #22 - Flowers and Sparkle
Moving Along with the Times #49 - Sketch
Charisma Cardz Challenges #22 - Flowers
Nordsalten Hobbyklub #8 - Flower Power
Creative Card Crew #51 - Pink and green


The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, wow what a beautiful card! Love the colours and the swirls. Good luck with the challenge and DT call, thanks for joining us over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi (DT) xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is stunning, I love the colours and the image is amazing, thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

Georgie Hughes said...

Hi Brenda
You have a wonderful imagination and it shows in your cards. I absolutely love this card, the colours, the image and the gorgeous swirl all add up to a truly beautiful card.

Georgie Hughes said...

Just noticed you have applied for DT call. Good luck.

Netty said...

Beautiful card, love it. Annette x

WencheP said...

I love your card, it's beautiful. Thanks for joining NSHKs challenge.

-DT Wenche

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Brenda, beautiful details.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Brenda, it's so pretty and I love the swirl.
Thanks for joining the Craftalicious blog hop, and also for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Marianne said...

What a gorgeous card - I really like it!
Thanks for joining us at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb this week!
♥ Marianne (DT)

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!! cant begin to tell you how much I love this, love the combo of the soft florals with the music score, and the black swirls are the perfect finishing touch!! gorgeous gorgeous creation!!! Hugs Juls

thread-bare said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week & good luck with the DT call at MAWTT xx Clare x

Deirdre said...

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week - adore your card.