Friday, 16 July 2010

The future comes one day at a time

Good morning to you all

Having decided I wanted to enter Linda's Compendium of Curiosities challenge again, I looked at some other challenge sites to have some ideas in mind. But this has been a really difficult card to put together and has taken days of thinking time. But hey ho it's finished now and I am quite pleased with the way it has turned out.

The tattered edge in the photo is a result of playing with the magic extractor in Photoshop Elements.

To see what the challenge is about you need to visit Studio L3 and also look at P43 of the Compendium of Curiosities for the TH technique focused on. I used the faded jeans distressing powder on the butterfly but didn't ink over the design I added a second distress powder - peeled paint - and some ordinary glitter powder instead.
It has been covered in crackle accents and has curled giving it a very shabby look.

The green paper is one from the Mariposa matstack from DCWV which I just love, so much so, I don't want to use these gorgeous papers.

I stamped the sentiment and the bird and notes using walnut stain DI - which is one of my new purchases this week, and the thistle I heat embossed with gold embossing powder. When it was cool, I rubbed it with a rubbing pad to take the glare out of the gold. The hinge is from the Alterations hardware findings. It has been embossed with Alterations texture fades called gridlock and I rubbed pumice stone DI lightly over it. Papers have been edged with old paper crackle paint, peeled paint and faded jeans DI and crystal stickles. The flower I made myself using the 'heart' technique and added a glittered centre. The blue paper is a freebie from Far Far Away, it's very pretty, though you can't see much of it here.

I shall have another posting on Sunday which will be my second DT card for the OSAAT challenge. Hope you'll stop by again to have a look at it. There is a great theme which everyone can take part in very easily.

Have a good Friday and the weekend starts here -  yey.

Take care. Luv B xxxx

Challenges I would like to enter are -
Studio L3 - Distress powder
Little paper Shop - Distressing
Mixed Media Monday - Something blue
Incy Wincy Designs - Distress It
Practical Scrappers - Embossing
Wild Orchid - Say it with Flowers
My time to craft - Butterfly Bliss
Creative Card Crew - To die for
Papertake Weekly - In the garden
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Crafty Sentiments - 2 different patterned papers
Pear tree Designs - Glitter/sparkles
KL Stampin n Scrapin - Dry embossing
Stampavie - Anything goes
Shelly's images - Layers


Kathyk said...

I love that Paper Artsy plate


cheryl said...

oh hun you should be pleased with this as its really beautiful so well laid,out too love that butterfly and the stamps,are brill too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Wow! The days of thinking really paid off on this card. And I love the sentiment.

Thanks so much for joining us for our TTThursday Challenge at Shelly's Images.

Heather "Hev" said...

So very lovely :)

Thank you for joining us this week over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Have a wonderful week
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Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, this is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful way to layer Distress Poweders-- the butterfly looks incredible, and the lovely card you've created for it is distressed perfection!

I'm so glad you joined in with Challenge 5, and I really do hope you'll be back again!

Netty said...

Wow Brenda, thats a lot of challenges in one go, however do you manage it...?
Its gorgeous, love everything about it. Annette x

Danni said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

absolutely gorgeous hun
love those papers
hugs shell xx

pinky said...

Very arty and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at crafty Sentiments.

Lori said...

Very nice! Love the butterfly!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, so pretty ... and lots of fabulous details!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple(CAS), "S.I.M.P.L.E." challenge!

Danderella said...

This is just beautiful, I love how you made your own flower. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes.

Clare Lloyd said...

lovely card brenda. good luck and thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs. X

Terry said...

Awesome! Love the tapestry of images and the butterfly is beautiful!

Gail said...

Hi Brenda

This card is fab,love the colours and faded look.I always struggle when it comes to distressing.I have never heard of the Compendium of Curiosities before and I am intrigued.Is it worth buying a copy.

Have a great weekend


Kim said...

I love your card; the butterfly is perfect!! And I know what you mean about cardstacks; I have 7 from basicgray...good thing they put 2 of every pattern! (But I still haven't used them; just look at them and sigh...)

CuddlyBunny said...

Loving your mix of elements, colors and textures!


Karen B. said...

A very lovely card, I really appreciate how all of your elements work together for one fine design.

joy said...

Pretty card. Love the little song bird image in the corner. Thanks for playing along in the Little Paper Shop challenge.

chris said...

This is totally gorgeous Brenda.
have a great weekend love chris xx

Georgie Hughes said...

Beautiful card, the colours, distressing and paper choice are spot on for this card. The butterfly is awesome.

Mrs Mayne said...

Really pretty! Thanks for joining us for the papertake weekly challenge! x

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful Card. I love the sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hugs, Mindy

Pat said...

Beautiful card, super colours, Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Nancy said...

Awesome sentiment and a great card!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

VERY BEAUTIFUL card! I LOVE the colors you chose and the papers. The layering is WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for joining TTT at SHELLY'S IMAGES this week:)

Regina said...

It´s stunning and so elegant!!!! Love it!!