Sunday 8 August 2010

Cream Tea - Limited Resources

Hello everyone, I promised to show you the cards I made while I was on holiday with Mum in Swanage earlier in June/July.
This is one of the cards.  I had taken very limited resources with me, but I had put some of my own 'packs' together each one in a separate bag which included the image, some papers and some embellishments. I had picked up a new paper pack the day before I left and put it in a tub wondering if it might come in useful. It is the Papermania Rose Garden paper pack and the designs are lovely and very shabby chic. I had been looking at postcards (as you do when you are on holiday) and I found this one which was called 'West Country Cream Tea'. I hadn't taken any plain coloured papers with me and there is a very small craft shop in the town where I bought some pearlised papers which included the pink at the bottom. I cut and distressed the postcard and added cosmic shimmer aqua twinkles and mounted it onto a piece of green left over from another card which I edged with shabby shutters crackle paint.  

I made the embellishments with bits I had taken with me and the little ribbon roses were a last minute add in before I left, but the colours didn't look right, so I painted them with some white acrylic paint I had bought in Swanage and added the cosmic twinkles to them. The change is just perfect and made the card look so much better.

 I had great fun making the little embellishment with wings - just shows how creative you can be when you have so little to play with.          

I love the pennant lace, my Mum wasn't sure it fitted but I think it does, especially with the little gems in between each piece.

I hope you enjoy this.

Luv B xoxox


Hazel (Didos) said...

Mmm Cream Tea, yummy. I love what you have done with your limited resources. Hazelxoxo

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda .. wowee if this s what you can create with limited supplies ...we are in for a treat when you have your full stash available lol.

I love the image and the lace. It reminds me of a cream tea i had in devon in a beautiful little garden..

Thanks for the memories
Lsia ;)

Zoechaos said...

Very graceful beautiful card so Dorset. The lace and the gems are perfect everything is perfect. So did you and your Mum have any cream teas like this? xx Zoe

Unknown said...

This is lovely, its a great card, especially as you didn't have all your crafting "stuff" with you. Really lovely.

chris said...

Well Brenda, I am not really sure what to say on this one, I am wishing we could alter the size of the font(make it bigger) when we right such word as FABULOUS, LOVE BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS, STUNNING, as these words are meant to be much bigger on this occasion.
I love it because its difffent, totally unique. hugs chris xx

Netty said...

Totally perfect card, love it. Annette x

craftymum said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. It really has the feel of an old English cream tea. Yummy
Love Sarah X

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

limited resources ya having a laugh lolol its stunning you amaze me girlie
hugs shell xx

Juls said...

I Just LOVE that photo!!! Inspirational! and I Just love the way you have showcased it so beautifully! love the fantastic vintage look! Hugs Juls

Kathyk said...

Smashing and very very creative.


Gem said...

Brenda that card is so breathtaking! I am in awe, you always manage to create such stunning works :) Xx