Friday 25 February 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge # 17 - Curls and Swirls

Firstly I am off to the Farnborough Craft Show tomorrow (Saturday), anyone else going?????

I have loved preparing for the challenge this fortnight at The Stamp Man and completed some of it while watching the fabulous TH on QVC during Tuesday afternoon. Hence some inspiration drawn from what he was doing

The centrepiece for this card was made using alcohol inks with a sentiment and a flourishes stamp. The next layer was a piece of patterned paper from my box,  I inked the edges, over stamped using a music stamp and then sprayed with cosmic shimmer and 2 of the edges paper pierced.

The background is another paper from my off cuts, clear embossed with swirls in 2 corners and inked over, then mounted on gold.

The ribbon was thread through a metal tag on which I used the altered metal technique as explained in the TH bible. Gold flourish die cuts gave this the third layer of swirls and curls and were also given the altered metal treatment which worked really well. The butterfly is downloaded and covered with glossy accents and glitter.

Adirondak alcohol inks - gold, cranberry,  meadow and red pepper
TH stamps - Shabby French, Reindeer Flight
DIs - barn door, aged mahogany, walnut stain
Cosmic Shimmer - red firefly
TH Elegant Flourishes die
Perfect Pearls - heirloom gold
Rangers Archival Ink pad - black

Challenges which inspired me -
Studio L3 - Altered metal alcohol inks
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Stripes
Sketch and Stash - Sketch used  - old stash papers from my off cuts box, new stash - metal ribbon holder
Creative Inspirations - Distress
2 Sisters - Embossing

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Juls said...

this is so stylish!!!! Love your fancy corners!!! Hugs Juls

Agnieszka M said...

Brenda, your card is amazing. I love you used ribbon!

Junibears said...

Such a beautiful card. You are so clever how you use all those inks and things!
I watched TH too.
Thank you for your lovely comment and prayers for Freddie and I. Very much appreciated, believe me.
I have some little Freebie Fairy things on my blog if they are of any use to you.
Big Hugs
June xx

craftymum said...

Ooh this is wonderful Brenda. I would recognize those flourishes anywhere!
Did you order the TSV? I got mine today. Can't wait to play but must do the ironing first!
hugs sarah x

cheryl said...

oh wow hun,this is just stunning,adore the layout on this just brilliant work hun,hugs cheryl xxxx

Kathyk said...

Super yummy project from you (as always) - I'm afraid I succumbed to purchasing on Tuesday - Sir Tim of Holtz is very persuasive with his enthusiasm!
Have a great time at the craft show - don't forget to tell us what you bought!


Gem said...

so beautifu Brenda! :) x

Lori said...

Lovely background and I love the flourishes! Wonderful! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Margreet said...

very elegant card Brenda....great details....enjpy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card Brenda am really going to enjoy this challenge. Giving Farnborough a miss this year but hear there are going to be some good exhibitors there, have fun. XOXO Zoe

Pami said...

Gorgeous Brenda, lovely rich colours and I love the buckle on that gorgeous green ribbon. Have a wonderful weekend. Pami x

Jane said...

WOW, Your card is gorgeous. I love the clear embossed flourish in the corner. You have a flair for color.

Unknown said...

OH'WOW!!! this is simply stunning love your flourishes!! detail on butterfly and buckle this technique is beautiful, a wonderful sentiment too, a breathtaking creation throughout chum, I love it!! have a super weekend Hugs
Sarah x

Unknown said...

This is so elegant Brenda, love the bold red of your card and that buckle is beautiful. Nice weekend :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous colours & once again a superb card. I too watched TH on QVC & was glued to the TV. It inspired me to buy more distress inks & have a play.

Sue said...

This is beautiful Brenda, so elegant. I have this set but I've never stamped the sentiment on other than plain card, so I shall be squirleling your idea away for later :o)I love the way you have embossed your corners - perfect x

lisa said...

I loved watching TH too, what inspiration.
Your card is just beautiful, it has a really elegant feel and your inked buckle looks great. Who can resist swirls!!!
Enjoy the Craft Show today, don't forget to share your purchases.
hugs Lisax

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, really elegant but inky too - perfect
Claire xx

DesignerDiva said...

Fabulous Brenda it looks really rich and regal amazing depth of colour
Hugs Laurie x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Brenda, love the dp's and beautiful swirl :o)

thank you for joining us at sketch n stash and good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Kay Carley said...

This is lovely Brenda. xx

Jill said...

wow Brenda stunning card love the swirl and the style thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash hugs Jill xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful card Brenday, love those flourishes and such glorious colours, hugs Heidi x

Candy C said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! LOVE the colors you chose to use and to alter the metal with! I love the flourishes as well! This is just a beautiful piece! Thanks for sharing it!

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a great design! I love the combination of the geometric shapes and stripes with the soft, swirly flourishes and sweet butterfly! The altered metal looks great and the colors are great. It's not easy to combine red and green without going all Christmasy, but you've chosen the perfect tones to avoid the holiday look and invoke a sense of spring. Gorgeous work, Brenda!