Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Digital meets handmade 2

Firstly welcome new follower Tanja. I hope to see you across on your blog too but it wouldn't work for me earlier when I tried, but I will try again soon.

Well Teresa was right on my last digital meets handmade post when she said that because I like making this style of card, I would make more - here they are.


This time I have not focussed on the botanical theme but extended it to include more grungy, vintage elements and a wider variety of stamps and embellishments. Again there is a mixture of digital and handmade elements to these 2 examples and I think of them more as pieces of art than cards, but that's what is so exciting in creating something new isn't it? 
















Hope you like these too Teresa.

I am  really looking forward to tomorrow as I have booked a workshop with Hels Sheridan at The Stamp Attic in Wantage and I am gonna spend the day playing with distress inks and make 15 tags with 15 different techniques - how cool is that?? I've even booked another in October, again with Hels, which is gonna be a mix of 10 second studios metal, studio 490 stamps, idea-ology and apparently alot of know how, oooh just can't wait.

Have a good week everyone.

Luv B xxxx


Challenges to have fun with -
Gingersnap Creations 68 - Red and black  - both of these include the colours needed
Creative Belli - Round and metal  - the first has a large metal dome which is not a brad
Flutterby Wednesday - Open  - the first one has butterflies on which meets challenge requirements
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Distressing  - both of these cards have been edged with distress inks
Paper Cutz - use metal  - the first one has two metal embellishments, including the star paper clip
Craft Your Days Away - With wings  -  the first one has butterflies on it
Stampin Sisters - use metal  -  there are 2 metal embellishments on the first card
Cupcake Craft - Let's get digital  - both of these cards have been digitally designed by me and embellishments added.
Die Cut Dreams - Soft shades vintage  -  the backing designs for these cards were created using very pastel colours and they are both vintage in origin.

27 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - wowee - you are on a roll. They are fab.bet you are so looking forward to the workshop
Have fun
Lisa ;)

Dawn said...

Wow, you have been playing hon. Lovely. Hope you enjoy the workshop. I must look into some around here, you have spurred me on

Spyder said...

I love it too, really creative!
(Lyn)

ps. Tanja's link http://tanjasbastelwelt.blogspot.com/


hope it's the same one!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW these are stunning Brenda. Thanks for sharing with us. Oh you lucky Duck, I love Hels stuff can't wait to see what you make at the workshop!! Love Hazelxoxo

Doreen said...

Just stunning works of art.Thanks for sharing this week at CYDA.xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun. I just love your style & how you always manage to put things together that look so fab
hugs shell xx

Jaspere said...

Love all the details and elements you added. Fabulous!

Lovely Linda said...

This is fabulous - love it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge - we love to have you join us! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

joy said...

Great vintage look! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Maria Matter said...

oh what a wonderful style Brenda, these are gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing @ Creative Belli!
blessings!

Becky said...

What a fabulous creation. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

chris said...

Hi Brenda, stunning work, love the ideas so much. hugs chris xx

Netty said...

Smashing art work Brenda. Am sure you will have a great workshop with Hels. x

Liz's creative corner said...

These are stunning, thanks for joining us at DCD , hugs Liz xx

Zoechaos said...

These are gorgeous Brenda really put digital in a new light. Have a great day tomorrow and again in October. xx Zoe

Karen said...

Very nice Brenda, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Monika Reeck said...

wooow Brenda....Great Distressing..totally creative ..Great card...thanks for joining with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, Monika

KymKreates said...

Your project is lovely!! Your coloring is absolutely magnificent! Thanks a bunch for distressing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
KymKreates
DT Coordinator

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jóna said...

Super great card !!
Thanks for join us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. Hope to see you again :o)
Hugs, Jóna

Georgie Hughes said...

These are beautiful Brenda, you have such a creative mind. I have just acquired some sheets of music paper, just waiting for a project to use them. You are so lucky to have workshops near to you where you can play with all the things you like.
GeorgieX

Pamela said...

Great card Brenda, thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pamela x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, lovely elements and I love the grunge. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
Hugs, Donna x

Teresa / Trees aWard in Crafts said...

Well I have to say that I am just as impressed with these as I was the last ones. I know what you mean about treating each card as a mini art project. That's just what I do too. Instant satisfaction. By the way as I worked backward through your blog I know you very much enjoyed your class, and what a lot of eye candy you showed us.

Shelley said...

This is a gorgeous card and a lovely image. Thanks for joining in with CYDA Challenge.
Hugs Shelley xx

Shelly said...

Love the vintage feel. Fab use of digi on your card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly ;)

Gingersnap Stampers said...

What beautiful creations! Thanks for taking the Gingersnaps Color Challenge!