Wednesday 9 June 2010

Miss Sparkle 1

Good evening, how have you been today?

This is sooooo exciting. I have created a couple of Miss Sparkle cards for a DT call at One Stitch at a Time. This one should be sub-titled 'Almost clean and simple' could also be known as 'Dare to dream' - dare I?????

This lovely stamp is from 'Stitchy Bear Stamps' and is called 'Sparkle'. This is not my usual style of card but I have been collecting promarkers for a while, so this has given me a good opportunity to play with them. I think the colouring has worked quite well. I approached the making of this card in a different way to usual and have learnt many lessons. Usually I collect all my papers and things together first, but for this one the beautiful image reminded me of one of my favourite flowers, the Fuchsia, so I set about gathering the colours in promarkers and completing the image only to find it has taken me days, literally days to find the papers and layout I am happy with and yet it is so simple. But I have got there in the end - perseverance is the name of the day. Because of this pretty fairy's name I have used Sakura glitter pens and Stickles on the image and green mount and the sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, where Ann often puts out some freebies.

I am experimenting with some other layouts and am posting another design using the same stamp. I have been having great fun, so have a look and see what you think.

Have a lovely week. I am really looking forward to the weekend - Ken, my friend Yvonne and I are off to the Isle of Wight Music Festival. I went last year for the first time in my life and enjoyed the atmosphere and listening to some fabulous music, so I just had to do it again. Of course there is a treat in all of this - on the IoW you can get bed and breakfast and not have to sleep in a tent. Yeh, music, fun and a decent bed to sleep in.

Take care, have fun and let me know if you are going to the festival as well.

Luv and hugs. Brenda xxxx

The Creative Cottage #14  - Pink
A Spoonfull of Sugar #107 - Floral Delight
Tuesday Taggers - All that blooms
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Things with wings
Ooh La La Creations #55 - Colours of their blog
Cupcake Craft #94 - Dazzle Us
Corrosive Challenge #67 - Die Cuts
Bee Crafty #31 - Bloomin Marvelous
Stamp, scrap, doodle #43 - Handmade embellishment


Becky said...

What a gorgeous card Brenda, all the best for the DT call!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

Wendi said...

Cute image and lovely cards good luck with the DT call from me too and thank you for sharing with us at ooh la la

stitchy said...

Brenda, this is absolutely stunning..I love your choice of colors for her and all the glitter, it's just breathe taking..thank you so much for applying, I will be in touch soon..

stitchy xoxox

Linda said...

Great card! I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful. Very pretty image. Thanks for playing with us at SSDS this week. Hugs, Kim

Berry said...

Good luck with the DT call, she is a fab image isn't she? Have fun at the festival too I'm insanely jealous! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge this wk Hugs Rebekah x x

Zoechaos said...

Good luck with the DT call, your card is adorable. Thank you for joining in with us at TT this week.

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous car. Music festival sounds so good. Thx playing along with TT this week

Juls said...

such a great card! Love the image, wow she has attitude!! great combo of colours! fab creation, Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card Brenda.

Tracy said...

fabulous card love the sweet image and pretty colours, thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "dazzling" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Michelle said...

Hi Brenda
Bloomin' marvellous you could join us at Tuesday Taggers this week with a such a flowery entry!
x Michelle

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

sweet card !! so cute image !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Scrappy said...

In a word - GORGEOUS!