Friday 13 May 2011

My shabby recipe

HI blogging friends - just where are the weeks slipping to? If you are in the UK have you noticed how light it still is at 9 pm? I just wish we had some balmy evenings to sit outside.

I keep a close eye on some of my most favourite challenge sites and today I have bought you a card where I have made up my own recipe of challenge themes to inspire me and I chose -
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Beautiful things
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Girls with curls
Creative inspirations - Glitz and bling
Sugar Creek Hollow - Sketch
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - punches / die cuts
My colour combo comes from the image itself

I had this real desire to try printing an image from the computer onto Claudine Hellmuth's tacky back canvas - and it worked just brillintly - I was amazed at the quality. I cut it out with a nesties die and used the faux nestie technique to get my blue mount for it. The background is another of my own digital makes using a free music score from the Technique Zone and free children vintage clip art from Vintage Holiday Crafts. If you think it would be useful to you, leave me a message below and I will offer it as a freebie if enough people can use it.

I have photographed the steps I took to build this one as I thought you might like to see the digital background before it had everything layered over it.

Background has been inked and stamped, splashed with water to get a more distressed look.

Next layers added.

I overstamped the pink border with white paint, then added DI over the top of that.

The image has been edged with DI and the blue mount painted with crackle paint.

All the embellishments added.

A close up of the shabby flower made with fabric.

Supplies -
DIs milled lavender, worn lipstick, tumbled galss, antique linen, walnut stain (this has to be my most favouritr at the moment, I use to edge nearly everything).
White acrylic paint.
Distress crackle paint - picket fence
MS punches
TH Tattered Florals die
Stamps - la Blanche, B Line Designs
Blamour dust, distress sticles - rock candy, stickles - star dust
Pink gems and gem brad
Other swirls and leaves and a button.
Fabric for the flower
Mmmm not bad, I enjoy making the shabby chic style cards and this is a large one 8 x 8 inches.

Enjoy the end of the week.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Lisa Jane said...

Is that a barmy evening or a balmy evening lol??

Maybe the first lol.. especially after a day like today with no blogger lol
Love this .. the soft pastel colours are gorgeous and the shabby flower is fabulous
Have a great evening .. barmy or not lol
Lisa xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Just beautiful Brenda, hope you are keeping well? Have a lovely weekend, crafting I hope lol! xx

Miesje said...

Beautiful card - love the details! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Vicki Romaine said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining "Little Girls with Curls" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Angela Weimer said...

Brenda, This is Stunning! So Beautiful. You are so talented! thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. Anngela


A stunning card Brenda, the colours are glorious. Love your shabby-chic/vintage style of working - it's just fabulous.

Have a happy weekend.Hugs, Sylvia xx

Patti P. said...

This is simply gorgeous, no other word for the layers and your bg is so wonderful. So glad you joined us at SCH this week and hope to see you again soon!
Patti DT/SCH

Heide said...

So much work went in to each and every layer of the wonderful card! So glad you could join us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Grace said...

Gorgeous shabby card! I loved watching the steps to create this beauty! Thanks for joining us at SSIC!

cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant,love the colors and the detail as ever is amazing hun,bless you for playing at creative inspirations,too hugs cheryl xxxx

PetraB said...

Your card is stunning. I adore the background, it is fabulous and the image adorable. Thank you for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Junibears said...

This is just exquisite! I totally adore your work dear!
Hugs xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Brenda :-) The image is adorable and the papers and embellies are perfect :-)

Fab idea to print onto the canvas and the design you made is fab ,, very clever ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Juls said...

such a beautiful vintage style card!! ... Lovely to see the progression of the card, and how you built it all up! Hugs Juls