Monday 31 January 2011

The two of us

This card has taken me absolutely ages to make and has been changed a number of times along the way.

I started by challenging myself to find a sketch,  colour combo, style and recipe on which to create a card. So I chose CPS sketch, Raise the Bar colours of purple, yellow and blue (right out of my comfort zone), Crazy 4 challenges to include a vintage or shabby chic element and the Dutch Dare recipe is to include 3 DPs, 3 flowers, 3 sparkly things and 1 ribbon. So I think you will understand why this got changed whilst trying to meet the requirements I had set myself.

In the end I quite like it. There is definitely a grungy, vintage feel to it and I thought I could use it for a valentine or wedding anniversary card. What do you think?

I love making these little flowers they are so robust and can be changed in any way you want. You can't see it very well on the photo but these have got glitter stamens.

Papers from K and Co.
Stamp by Paperartsy.
DIs dusty concord, chipped sapphire, mustard seed and vintage photo.
Flowers handmade using my watercolour paper method.

Other challenges to have fun with -
Tuesday Throwdown - Distressing
The Pixie Cottage - Flowers
Charisma Cardz - Valentine/Love
Stamptacular - Anything Goes

Hope you have a good week and thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Junibears said...

A lovely card again Brenda, beautiful colours. Another little flower tutorial? It's so pretty!! Hugs xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - love the colours in this card and those flowers are fab.. will send you the sentiment when Beth hands over her laptop as its saved on there lol
Lisa ;)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun this is another little stunner!!
Love it & its perfect for Valentines or Anniversary!!
hugs shell xx

Unknown said...

gorjuss card hun, those little flowers are lovely well done

judie xx

TwoHeartsPath said...

You could never tell this is out of your comfort zone at is absolutely gorgeous....I love everything about it....So Beautiful...Thanks for Sharing...Patti

Kathyk said...

It's just fabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb Brenda - and of course you would KNOW how much I would love the purple elements.


Juls said...

ooooooooooooh wow!!! this is just amazing!!! Hugs Juls

Zue said...

You set yourself a very tricky task there, but the result is very is unusal in the nicest possible way and I really love it, Brenda.
Mission successfully accomplished!
Sue xx

Pami said...

Fabulous creation as always Brenda. Love those little flowers. Pami x

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Very romantic. Thank you for playing in The Pixie Cottage Challenge this week.

chris said...

Hi Brenda, wow this is amazing, love the grunge feel to it, nobody does it more perfectly. hugs chris xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Brenda,
I love everything you make!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Brenda you did a fabulous job meeting all that criteria. beautiful work and love how the finished card looks its stunning
have a wonderful week my friend
hugs June

Jacqueline said...

Brenda - very vintage - so different from the others


Edith said...

Wonderful creation, Brenda! I love the colors and the vintage style. Great for Valentine's:)
Hugs, Edith

Unknown said...

A Beautiful card Brenda would do either Valentines or Anniversary chum, a fabulous vintage make and your wee flowers are lovely, I hope you are doing ok Hugs
Sarah x

Netty said...

wow you did set yourself some challenges here, no wonder it took you a while to make, but the results are fab Brenda. x

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome creation Brenda the colours and detail look amazing so do the flowers and image I love this big time.
Lorraine x

Julie said...

I love the grungy/vintagey look you achieved! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise the Bar this week.

CarlaKH said...

Oh love the colors!
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

cheryl said...

oh this is gorgoues beautiful detail as always hun bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Great colour combo and those flowers are amazing!
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
Sharon xx

Anne said...

Your card is beautiful and so are your flowers!! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Hugs, Anne

~*Joni said...

Brenda this is really beautiful, you're right - the vintage look would be perfect for a Vday or Anniversary card. I love the hues you chose, perfect with the sentiment and layout. Thank you so much for joining in our color challenge at Raise The Bar this week!
~*Joni RTB DT