Monday, 16 May 2011

Guest Designer for My Partner in Crafting Crime - Jute/twine/string

Well my blogging buddies, I was asked to be a guest designer for My Partners in Crafting Crime, how cool is that? I also provided an 'interview' - oh how funny it reads to me. They have a most fabulous challenge this week and all you have to do is add some stringy bits to your project. My inspiration also comes from the Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations, which is also to use twine and Stampotique which is to recycle (my string, button and brown paper).


For my card I glued two pieces of DP together and tore some brown paper left over from an unwrapped parcel and masked it with a plastic holey piece which came from a Chinese meal container, then inked with vintage photo and misted with Tattered Angels vanilla breeze. Next I inked the edges with peeled paint and fired brick and stamped over that with walnut stain. The vintage image was downloaded from The Graphics Fairy and I left a white border round it to make it stand out more and used a distressing tool on it. To finish the layers I used a dark brown paper mount and edged it with diamond stickles.

As you can see the flower goes with the theme - I used two different types of string (I found both in the greenhouse - I must buy a roll so I have some in my craft room) and crocheted two flowers then added a button to the middle of them with more string tied in a bow.

The edges of the DPs have been sewn to a backing paper and again the edges distressed, slightly differently this time.

The butterfly is one of my downloads, cut out and tattered rose distress stickles patted over it.

More string, a few more embellishments and a sentiment ... eh voila. I really like it.

I hope you will pop over to MPICC to see the DT inspiration and hopefully join in this week.

Other challenges to have fun with -
Desert Island Crafts - 3 from a list (button, flower, patterned paper, bling)
Frosted Designs - Ribbon or twine

Take care and please stop by again.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


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33 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Nice collage the stringy (LOL) bits are a perfect fit. XOXO Zoe

Kathyk said...

Are you sure you're not simply "stringing" us along?????? FAB project from you, as always Brenda - happy Monday

Kathyk

bosenberries said...

Amazing card and really love the interview... thanks so much for the shout out and for being with us this fortnight!!!! Robin

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Well done you on your dt, love your collage, the colours and all of the string! hugs Heidi x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Brenda, this is superb! I am so impressed with that crochet string flower - you are so talented, and you've inspired me to get out my old crochet hook and have another go! Love all the layering and distressing, and what a beautiful image too.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Amanda said...

You have done such an amazing job with this, love everything about it

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs

Amanda

Debs said...

Oh Brenda this is amaazing - so much detail and so perfectly put together.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
{{Debs}} xx

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card! Love the detail.

Fliss said...

Wow Brenda! A really stunning creation. Love the vintage style and your gorgeous flower.
If you're after twine and have a Wilkinsons near you they have a large roll that's very good value - around £3 I think. I got one from their garden section a few months ago and it's very good for crafting.
Hugs, Fliss xxx

craftymum said...

This is wonderful Brenda. You are so good at vintage style. You could give Tim a run for his money!!!
hugs sarahxxx
thanks for your visits and comments

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Brenda...well done on being a guest designer...well and truly deserved sweetie..

hugs Vicky xx

Dawn said...

Brenda, this is a fabulous piece of art. I love it! x

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, loving all the beautiful textures. Annette x

Gemma said...

a beautiful creation Brenda, the image is so lovely and the sentiment suits it so well :) x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Brenda you have pulled out all the stops with this one - its FABULOUS
hugs Laurie x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow stunning .. this is a fabulous piece of art
I love that image and the crochet string flower is gorgeous ..
Lisa x

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Fab recycling! This turned out so girly and pretty! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week! Best of luck in the draw!
Val :)

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow what a stunning card! Love every little detail. Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Shirl said...

Oh my Brenda just amazing and more.
Hugs Shirley x x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card Brenda, stunning work.
luv
Debby

kissinia said...

Absolutely fabulous creation! Well done! Many thanks for sharing your card with us at Frosted designs!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous vintage card Brenda. Love the different elements, the flowers... great color combo too. :o)

Sarah said...

Hi Brenda love this card it is beautiful I think it's amazing how you use everyday objects like the plastic Chinese containers for the dots image your stringy flower is gorgeous as the image love all your beautiful detail on here chum, have a great day Hugs
Sarah x

Anita said...

Wow, this is an amazing vintage card. Love the layout and the crocheted flower embellishment is so pretty.

Willy said...

What a beauty! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 30.

Andrea said...

WoW! Amazing cardThanks for taking on our challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Val said...

This is beautiful. Love the whole thing.

If you have a Wyevales near you, they do twine in lots of different colours. I managed to get a box of 8 colours for around £4 the other week.

Hugs
Valxx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Stunning Brenda....so much to drool over! Note to myself must visit your blog more often! Your work is astounding....I wish to embellish just like you :)

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

very beautiful! love the vintage image! Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Juls said...

gorgeous Love the image and the fabulous texture that all your well chosen embellies ass to this work of art!! Hugs Juls

Gez said...

Wow! Fab recycling :)

Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful and romantic piece.

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... love all of the wonderful layers ... so glad you joined our Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.