Monday 27 September 2010

Celebrate - second GDT card for PTD

Welcome Everyone

It's Monday morning and my second guest designer card for Pear Tree Designs. This week the challenge is Celebration and they are being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. Robyn is a creator of great digital images and can be found here at Stitchy Stamps and I Did It Creations Crafting Boutique.

As you read this I will be in Swanage with Mum - this post is scheduled but I will have my laptop with me and have access the internet, so I shall be able to keep up with my friends and followers blogs too.

I have made a card to celebrate friendship which could be used for an anniversary.

I seem to really be into easel cards at the moment, and thoroughly enjoyed making this one. I used a sentiment from Raindrop Echoes as the main focal point, but you can see it is a flap and underneath is this -

It is 'Cake' by Robyn's Fetish and I have used it as a digital image, colouring it in Photoshop Elements and adding the sentiment to it before printing it out on paper from the Shabby Princess. I used Nestabilities to cut out the mounts and used pumice stone DI on the edges.

This is the full card leaning back and you can see the space for writing your own words in it. A border using a MS punch has created the 'block' for the easel to stand against and a ribbon and some flowers (edged with DIs and stickles) finish it off. The papers are all from the shabby princess and I also used the victorian velvet DI.

I hope you like the shabby chic look of this one.

Luv B xxx


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, love the flap idea..might have to pinch that one lol xx
hugs shell xx

Marion said...

Fabulous card. I love the use of the sentiment as main image. I too love easel cards. Love the flap idea.

Margreet said...

fantastic easel card Brenda.......great your papers and flowers!.still enjoying???? the Netherlands it's very cold!
xxx Margreet

Unknown said...

O wow Brenda... this is awesome, love your easel card, so elegant. The papers are beautiful and what an idea for the flap, I love it xxx

Joyce said...

Lovely card...I really like the papers, and of course the DI tones it all down.

Netty said...

Beautiful card Brenda...thank heavens there is no guessing games with this I adore your choice of papers it blends beautifully. Enjoy your break. x

Lisa Jane said...

wow Brenda - its lovely. Pretty colours and love the flap
Lisa ;)

Kathyk said...

This is a lovely card, loving your choice of colours too - not colors I would normally ever think of putting together but so yummy I just might have to rethink it!

Hope you are enjoying your break B.


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, wonderful colours.

chris said...

Morning Brenda, hope the weather is being kind, its rather horrible here.
love your easel cards, I dont think you can ever see too many.
hope you are ok love chris xx

Zue said...

Beautiful easel cards!

I always thought they were too tricky for me.........but you make gorgeous ones so easily.
Have a great week!!
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, beautiful card my friend. I love your choice of papers and the gorgeous flower work and border work, this is a stunner. Hope your week is going well
hugs June xxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Brenda I so love this card that sentiment is great and the colours and design are fabulous.
Lorraine x

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, the colors and easel design are fabulous! I really heart the touches of glitz around the edges....too cool! Lovely card!

Juls said...

love love love this!!!!! just so soft and pretty! just the most gorgeous creation! Hugs Juls

Georgie Hughes said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and your colour choice is awesome. I too love the idea of the flap on the front.

Unknown said...

Fabulous card Brenda, really colourful. I love to use sentiment as main image and easel cards, wonderful creation! hugs Jo xxxx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Shabby Chic and beautiful, I love your work, it is fantastic.

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, love how you have put this card together, and using the DI's also love the DP colours are stunning, a beautiful make Hugs
Sarah x