Saturday, 11 September 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 13

Wow here we are with another week of Linda's CCC and already we are up to week 13. How can that be????


I just loved making grungepaper flowers this week to go on (yet another) book cover. Follow the instructions on P.65 of the master's book and you too can make them. I have added glitter. distress stickles, distress crackle paint, DIs and some of the TH vintage shabby papers. Yey I think they turned out really well especially with some glitzy brads in the middle of them.


Now this book cover is a secret, so I can't tell you what it's for or who it's for, but it will be a special present when it is finished. I have used papers from the Shabby Princess (and these are amazing free downloads that I told you about some weeks ago)  and other bits of goodies from various boxes around my craft room. The flower paper is from the Papermania Rose Garden stack. The music paper with the butterflies on is one of my digital collage creations. There's some lace, flowers, punched leaves, silver frame (Dawn Bibby's), glass glintz and a bluebird for happiness. The ticket is my own, I added freebie swirls in photoshop elements. There I think I've covered it all. Just gotta make the pages now. The idea is to do board pages with lots of secret hideaways for journalling and photos to be added at a later date.

Mmmmm with this shabby chic look I can't wait to get started.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Luv B xxx

Challenges to have fun with
Studio L3 - Grungepaper flowers
Ink on my fingers - All kinds of everything
Your next stamp - Anything goes  (I have stamped round the edges and clear embossed, you can probably only just make that out)
Flutterby Wednesday - Use pink with a butterfly, angel or fairy
Creative Inspiration - Lace and sparkle
Crafts and Me - Gems and sparkle (I am counting the middle of the flowers as gems - do pearls count??)
Flourish Timeless Tuesday Challenge - Use tickets
Everybody Art Challenge - Handmade Flowers
Craft your passion - Lace and flower
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Distress it (I have distress inked the edges using spun sugar and vintage photo)
Bunny Zoes - Vintage
Tha Stamp Man - Distress
Lexi's Creations - Flower Power

47 comments:

Kathyk said...

A wonderfully tactile and creative piece - the recipient will be suitably stunned I'm sure - it's fab

Kathyk

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow brenda ... it is absolutely stunning - those flowers are just exquisite!
Whoever is the lucky recipient they will be over the moon
Lisa ;)
Glad you had a great day celebrating Maddies birthday

Georgie Hughes said...

A wonderful creation Brenda,your artistic mind always amazes me. I love what you have done with tims flower punch.
GeorgieX

Zoechaos said...

Stunning someone is going to be thrilled this is so wonderful. xx Zoe

Joyce said...

Oh Brenda, this is beautiful! You really seem to be in your element working with this shabby chic/vintage style.

Margreet said...

Oh Brenda, what a beautiful flowers....love them!!!!
xxx Margreet

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow, Brenda, this is truly stunning, loving that vintage pretty style.. thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper... and .. ooops, I got you buying new stash LOL ;o)) xx

Val said...

Brenda - this is stunning - I so love what you are doing. It just goes to show that using grunge paper does not have to be 'grungey' but it can become beautifully pretty shabby.
Love
Valxx

Susan Allan said...

Golly, this is lovely. So much beautiful detail. It is a celebration of flowers and things!!!
LOvely
Sue xx

Maggie said...

Someone is going to be very lucky to receive this as a present love the colour too

Maggie

MarleneMAZ said...

This is so pretty, someone is going to be very lucky to receive this :)

Netty said...

So pretty Brenda and very feminine. Love your turqoise brad, great touch. x

craftymum said...

Wow Brenda
this is gorgeous!
What is this "shabby Princess"?
love Sarah x

chris said...

Oh My Gosh Brenda, your fabulous flowers how gorgeous are they. you always make me say wow. hugs chris xx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love your flowers. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Cheryl said...

oh wow brenda hun this is just stuning,those flowers are just amazing gosh hun the detail on this is super hugs cheryl xxxx

Shelann said...

Very pretty book cover! There is so much to see that pleases the eye here!

Sandi M said...

This is quite stunning! What textures and depth you've got here :)

Sandi M said...

This is quite stunning! What textures and depth you've got here :)

Sandi M said...

This is quite stunning! What textures and depth you've got here :)

Sandi M said...

This is quite stunning! What textures and depth you've got here :)

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, this is awesome! Great job! Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Your Passion.

Paula said...

Gorgous flowers! I'm so glad you could join us this week for our Distress challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Pleasantly,
Paula

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, this is really, really gorgeous! Your grunge flowers look awesome, and the colors are so soft and lovely. Great die cut papers-- they give the card such a sweet, vintage feel, and the butterflies and lovely framed lady make it all the more wonderful. Great job!

Shawn Caro said...

Wow! Brenda--this is a beautiful book cover. Who ever gets it will be so happy. Those shabby flowers are to die for. TFS-Shawn

Sue West said...

Wow, Brenda, this is just the most gorgeous book cover. I love it.
Sue xxx

Leonie said...

O my i am totally and utterly gobsmacked! this is gorgeous!!! I am lost for words...simply stunning Love it!!! thanks for joining in with us for our distressing challenge at SSC.
hugs leonie

LynneForsythe said...

Shabby WONDERNESS!!! just Gorgeous!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

OH hun this is just stunning, you always amaze me with your creations!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion!
Hugs Shell xx

craftybunny said...

Such a beautiful creation.So many gorgeous elements and LOVE the flowers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

craftybunny said...

Such a beautiful creation.So many gorgeous elements and LOVE the flowers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Brenda this is gorgeous, the papers, punching, flowers and image are totally so beautiful and vintage a theme which I adore so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is stunning and totally shows that you love what you do! Beautiful design and detailing! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous notebook. Love all the details. Thank You for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!

Stampin'Piper said...

Great card, love the flowers!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

Hugs Tanja

Juls said...

wow wow wow, just stunningly gorgeous!! love the softness the colours and the flowers are amazing. absolutley gorgeous!! hugs Juls

maxine said...

This is stunning thanks for playing along at Lexis creations this week and good luck.

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation Brenda!!! thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Crafteezee said...

Simply beautiful Brenda. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafs and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Dawn said...

I really lke the colours & feel to this just stunning

Love Dawn xx

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!! Thanks for playing with us at Your Next Stamp!! :) :) :) :)

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your win Brenda! Have a great day.

ThePurplePlace said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!

Vixykins said...

So pretty and so much texture and interest x

Thank You for playing Crafts & Me challenge x

Lou and Mel said...

This is soooo beautiful - I love the colours and the grunge flowers and the little embellishments and, well, everything! Its my favourite piece I've been all week!

Dragon said...

Simply stunning shabby chic... I love it and grunge flowers are my thing just now... To be found on my jewellery etc...
Frankie
xx

tiggertastic said...

this is such an amazing make, i love every detail of this, very inspiring

sarah xx