Sunday, 8 May 2011

Free as a bird

Welcome to a glorious Sunday afternoon. There are some clouds in the sky and it has been really bright but somewhat windy. I hope it good wherever you are.

I am working on a large project at the moment and apart from DT work I haven't entered any challenges for fun this week so today I have had a play with alcohol inks and produced a card to enter into the Crafty Individuals challenge for this month. I loved this stamp as soon as I saw it. (But it doesn't have a name). As I slowly increase my stamps repertoire, CI is a range that I am adding to my collection (alongside my TH stamps of course). This stamp is one I bought recently and this is the first time I have inked it up. I also wanted to link this with the Play Date Cafe colour challenge, which this week is a red, mustard and white combo. I have interpreted the mustard to include gold.


The birds are a clip art download, cut out and edges inked with black soot. The sentiment I produced in word, and the background was stamped with the large text stamp from TH Papillon set.

My blogging friend Joyce from Canada should be in the UK now and Joyce if you are reading this check your emails in a day or two as it would be lovely if we could meet up next Sunday.

I hope you are enjoying the day and finding time to do something you want to do today.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox




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24 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda- i really love the .. what a fabulous scene.. and the script background is wonderful .
Glad the little card arrived .. i sent it over a week ago lol
Lisa x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Stunning project Brenda - love the scene and the glorious colours of the alcohol inks. Fabulous! Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Zoechaos said...

Love what you have done with this Brenda the colours the background it is just a stunning WOW project. XOXO Zoe

Debs said...

WOW Brenda stunning card - love the colours and the image is gorgeous!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
{{Debs}} xx

Kathyk said...

I have a faintly similar CI stamp (but mine has Father Christmas and his sleigh) - super stamp range. Love what you've done with this.

Happy Sunday Brenda

Kathyk

Dora said...

Hi wow Brenda this is gorgeous.. what a fantastic colourful scene you made, the row of houses in black is fantastic. Thank you for dropping by today, been a bad blogger lately and still trying to catch up. Happy Mothers Day today. Hugs xx

Vicky said...

Wow Brenda...this is truly stunning hun and I love all those gorgeous colours too....

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

Dezinaworld said...

Wow Brenda thats a stunning card, love the colour and the skyline silhouette. fabulous
hope you are having a good weekend
Hugs June xxxxx

Jean Hardy said...

Delicious card Brenda - love the fiery colours. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge. Jean

Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful card Brenday. love the stamp and the colours. Have a wonderful weekend. Angela

Carla said...

beautiful card, love the colors

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, love your backgrounds and colours. Yvonne x

craftytrog said...

Lovely card Brenda! The background is stunning! x

Cheryl said...

oh brenda hun this is stunning just love the background you have created hun so effective hugs cheryl xxx

Fiona said...

fabby card Brenda - great background too :) might be time I inked mine up and put it to some use! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

DesignerDiva said...

This is a stunner Brenda the depth of colour you have achieved is superb and the image and background stamp are gorgeous
Hugs Laurie x

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh, I really like this Brenda :)

Glorious colours and really atmospheric, especially with the sentiment and the black and white background.

I have several CI stamps and also a couple of pads of almost 'inchies' I think - stunning images they really are.

I didnt know they had a challenge blog either! :)


Have a great week hun,

hugs

xxalisonxx

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful work with stunning colours.
Thanks for joining the challenge this month
isa

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a gorgeous hybrid! Spot on with the colors, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the scene you have created, and the fabulous colours you have used! Hugs Juls

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Such a beautiful scene! I love that the birds are coming off the center panel! Thanks for playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

lynne said...

Hi
I noticed this at the CI Challenge.
A striking card.
Wishes
Lynne

Siobhan Fyffe said...

What a lovely card! Very dramatic with the colours you have chosen.
Siobhan

Sarah said...

A stunning card Brenda I've missed so much of your beautiful work these last to weeks but Im catching up chum, all amazing detail and technique as always
Hugs Sarah x