Thursday 28 April 2011

MAWTT Challenge 96 - Anything Goes

Wow there were some amazing recycling projects entered into last weeks challenge at MAWTT, it's fabulous to get so many ideas and inspiration from others.

So how are you all my dear blogging buddies? This week the lovely Pami has chosen an 'anything goes' challenge for us, so this is everyone's chance to play along.

This week we are being sponsored by The Stamp Man - another of my DT challenge blogs - and there is a fabulous set of Hero Arts stamps up for grabs.

The Stamp Man has an on-line shop, a fortnightly challenge blog and a monthly ATC challenge and swap.
The shop has a varied range of products from basic materials through to more specialised items from companies such as Ranger, Spellbinders, USArtQuest, Woodware, Moonglow and Walnut Hollow Metal.
Jill also has her well known range of 'Aspects of Design' stamps which include a brand new set called 'Framies' that can be used with the nestabilities labels range. These are fabulous designs that enable you to use them on their own or as as toppers when used with the dies. This range will soon be extended so it will be well worth popping back to the shop to see what new images and labels will be available.

Challenges that inspired me this week are -
Paper Sundaes - Sparkle and pearls
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo inspiration and butterflies - I have the wedding theme and the butterflies
Crafty Cardmakers - A Royal Wedding
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Wedding photo inspiration
Totally Gorjuss - Bling It On
CCEE Stampers - Add a butterfly

I decided to use the lovely Graphic 45 Le Romantique paper pad to make a wedding card and just hope it doesn't get seen before the big day in August. Unfortunately we are not able to attend this one as we will only just be getting back from our annual Lanzarote trip on the Thursday with the wedding being in Italy on the Friday - just too tight a turnaround.

Anyway, I have returned to embellishing and using bling for a change. I really enjoyed making this after all my recent experimentation with grungy things. The paper is just gorgeous, so I made a few embellishments - the butterflies, hearts and flowers and I added glitter and pearls to the main image and bride to the right of her and added glitter pens to the printed butterflies.

The thing that took me the most time was making the circular sentiment, I just couldn't get it right - but I persevered and am really quite pleased with it now it's finished. I used Photoshop Elements and overlaid the final image onto another paper from the G45 paper pad to get the coloured design and effect I wanted.

I'll be back tomorrow with a project I have been making for LIIU, so take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Debs said...

Stunning card Brenda - the images are gorgeous and the details are just perfect.
Have a wonderful day.
{{Debs}} xx

Junibears said...

This is just so beautiful Brenda! I love that paper and your embellies are wonderful. Congratulations on the round bit with their names. I wouldn't know how to do that!
Gorgeous work. Hugs xx

DesignerDiva said...

Oh Brenda this card is beautiful its stunning! Well done on creating something so lovely
Hugs Laurie x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is gorgeous hun, love all the detail its fab!
hugs shell xx

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda so much beautiful detail Hugs
Sarah x

Gram's Treasures said...

What a gorgeous card! That paper is amazing...and then all your added details. All these weddings...they probably invite you for the card! (just kidding! LOL)
Joyce xx

Stef H said...

oh my word! how beautiful is this???? thank you so much for joining us at MPCC.

hugs :)

Debbie said...

So vintage and pretty ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is super Brenda, Love it, Have a great weekend, Hazelxox

Pami said...

Oh my Brenda, this is beautiful, the paper is amazing. I love the circular sentiment, I am sure the recipients will love it. Pami x

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous card Brenda am sure this card will be treasured. Beautiful work. Have a great Bank Holiday. Annette x

Lisa Jane said...

what a a stunning card brenda - i love the vintage images and the papers .. Beautiful
Hope you had a great day
Lisa x

Margreet said...

Hi Brenda.....this is soooo beautiful....the bride and groom to be will definitely love it....too bad you cannot attend the wedding!
xxx Margreet

donna said...

Gorgeous, Amazing Fantastic Card Brenda. Everything is so beautiful. I love how you did the circle printing. Well worth the persevering. Thanks for your kind comments. hugs..Donna


This is fabulous Brenda - the papers and vintage images are beautiful, and I love the extra details you've added. A truly wonderful keepsake for the happy couple. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is so beautiful the image the papers,the detail oh just adore this to bits hun,a wonderful keepsake hugs cheryl xxxxx

Berry said...

Gosh stunning work as ever Brenda really beautiful hugs rebekah xx

The Stamp Man said...

A really beautiful card Brenda! As others have said, it is stunning!! I'm sure they will love this card, it is a shame you cannot deliver it in person though!

Jill x

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

What a lovely and elegant--shabby chic vintage card! Thanks for joining us at paper Sundaes this week!

Anonymous said...

hi brenda! sooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Brenda, beautiful papers.

Donna Mosley said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Donna x

Val said...


This is just so beautifulm romatic and pretty and I cannot think of anyone who wouldn;t love to receive this.

I have all the detail you have added to it.


Unknown said...

Just love your Graphic 45 creation. That is my altime favorite sheet from the collection. Very pretty!

Crystal said...

Beautiful vintage card! I'm always in awe of the vintage look because it's one thing I cannot do! So pretty and thank you for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Robin said...

Such a beautiful and detailed wedding card!! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime,

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful card. Graphic45is the best! I work only in vintage images. You did a beautuful job.

Pattie said...

Gorgeous - love the Graphic 45 papers too! So glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

Vixykins said...

Stunning design hunny, love it!

Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x