Sunday 14 November 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 21 - Perfect Distress

Wow, didn't think I was gonna make it this week (still a heavy workload at the moment) but here is my entry for the fabulous TH challenge at Studio L3. I have just been catching up on Linda's blog and she supports some amazing people - love it Linda, keep rocking us with your fab work and interesting news.

So this week turn to P.38 in the great book to find out how to do the technique this week, it is quite simple but so effective.

I also made this to fit the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show, which this week is to use your favourite TH stamp. Mine is the flourish stamp from the Shabby French collection and has been so well used. The paper is Basic Grey for another challenge and the moths (butterflies?) are from Scrolls Work. I have just received an order from them of some small stamps and I love them. Next June I am going to be GD for a month with them woohoo. The layout is Sketch Saturday although I have flipped it. There are some other challenges I had in mind which are listed below.

I thought I would also just show you a card Ella made for me yesterday - she's four and loves to make things - just like her Mum and her Granny.

I hope you are well and having a good day. It's raining here and I now must go and do some real work to keep up to date with paperwork I have to get emailed out. Have a great day.

luv {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Basic Grey - Wings
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
The Crazy Challenge - Things with wings
Timeless Flourishes - Use glitter
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes


Netty said...

Your card is lovely Brenda and the flourishes are terrific. Ella's card is beautiful and showing great originality. Enjoy your Sunday, Annette x

chris said...

HI Brenda, wow this is very stunning, love it, so very original.
love Ella's card too, its defineatly got the distressed look which I love. hugs chris xx

Lisa Jane said...

wow Love the card Brenda .. the glow around the lamp is fantastic.
I have a lamp stamp.. i must dig it out .
Love your grandaughters card too... so cute and showing great talent !
Hope you are ok
Lisa ;)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun just love those moths!!
Ella's card is fab to!
hugs shell xx

WeirdCat said...

Great card,thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

Zoechaos said...

like you its been busy busy busy here not made of CofC piece yet but am inspired to crack on with it by your fabulous place xx Zoe

Jolanda said...

Love your card, the colours are beautiful and the glow around the lamp post is great!

Kathyk said...

Fab card from you and I too love the warm glow round the lamp.

Ella's card shows a crafter in the making


coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWW Brenda this is absolutely awesome that distressing has made this creation look as if it is from times gone by full of vintage and nostalgia I love this so very much.
Lorraine x

cheryl said...

oh hun,this is really gorgoues,the coulrs shine through briliantly as for ellie bless her she is just so talented,love her card hugs cheryl xxxxx

Unknown said...

WOW!! Brenda this is a stunning piece off work you have made it's beautiful, and you wee Ella's card is fabulous bless her, another one to treasure chum, also I have Candy on my blog so pop over when you have time chum Hugs take care x
Sarah xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, you made it with plenty of time to spare, and I'm so glad, because this is STUNNING! Every time I see that cool lamp post stamp, I think of my favorite story, A Christmas Carol, and that always makes me smile, but I've never seen that stamp used this beautifully! Those colors and that gorgeous glow around the flame make it so realistic.

You completely rocked the perfect distress technique, and the golden background really accentuates the shimmer. And how cool and unexpected to add those fabulous moths!

I love this tag.

Congrats on your upcoming DT gig at Scrolls Work, too. I met the owner a few nights back, and she's awesome!

Please tell the very talented Ella that she's welcome to join in on the challenges anytime! She's quite an artist already! What a treasure she made for you!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, beautiful work and Ella's card is adorable.

Vanja said...

Beautiful cards! I love the images.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

Hugs, Vanja

Bonna Kelley said...

All I can say is WOW, just stunning!

Heather said...

Stunning card Brenda, such wonderful stamping and your cute glittery butterflies.
Love Ella's card too - she is showing some serious artistic talent there.

So glad you could join us at Basic Grey,
hugs Heather xx