Friday 1 July 2011

GDT for Crafts 4 Eternity

Yay my second post for today and it is my first contribution to Crafts 4 Eternity where I am Guest Designer for the month of July. It's fabulous to be creating alongside these different teams and learning from their styles. Thanks girls for having me.

The theme this week is a sketch recipe. I have flipped it on it's side and taken a seaside theme. Well it is summer isn't it?

I stamped the image twice, once on the 'sea' paper and once on white card. I painted the lady with DIs and paper pieced it onto the background and also stamped the seagulls. White acrylic was then painted around the edge and on the seagulls to make them look more realistic. The watercolour paper was made using DIs and sea salt and the final backing paper is a collage of sea shells I made using images from the Graphics Fairy. Other elements added are a self generated saying and a sentiment from Crafts 4 Eternity. The shells and bits I have collected from the Isle of Wight and Swanage.

Supplies used -

Stamps - Crafty Individuals
DIs - walnut stain, chipped sapphire, tattered rose, antique linen, black soot
Ranger Inks - lettuce, cranberry, eggplant
Paper - from box of bits
Acrylic paint - white
Sentiment - Crafts 4 Eternity and computer generated
Shell images - Graphics Fairy

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Juls said...

this is fab!!! I love the way the centre image has such fabby bright colours, it really makes it pop and stand out!!! also love the use of shells and stones too!!! Hugs Juls

Fliss said...

Congratulations on your GDT Brenda. A really lovely card and it brings the seaside to life. Love that CI stamp and the little bit of driftwood and shells are a fabulous finishing touch.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Claire said...

Wow Brenda, what a clever card. Its a real beauty and I love your embellies
Have a good weekend
Claire xx

Berry said...

Gosh gorgeous work Brenda love the beach elements hugs Rebekah xx

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card love the touch of drift wood. XOXO Zoe

Netty said...

Terrific card and I also love the driftwood. Enjoy your weekend Brenda. x

Gram's Treasures said...

I did see this one earlier on the challenge site, but didn't recognize your work. This one's a little different but still adorable..of course. I'm feeling better and my granddaughter has an air cast for her foot. I'm not sure if it will keep her down though, she's already tried a handstand. Mom wasn't pleased to hear that. lol
Have a wonderful weekend.
Joyce xx

Kathyk said...

Smashing project from you once again and loving those Crafty Individuals images.

Very crafty weekend this weekend but what a shame you and I are going to Newbury on different days - do let me know how you enjoyed it.

Happy Saturday


Terry said...

The driftwood is a brilliant embellishment! Such a lovely card and I so want to be this lucky young lady standing in the cool ocean waters! Beautiful!

Margreet said...

gorgeous Brenda....this card makes me longing for walking along the sea!....have a fab weekend!
xxx Margreet

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is brilliant,the design the images all work beautifully,just love this hun well done on you GDT spot too hun hugs cheryl xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful summer feeling, love the image of the lady.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous! If you are going to Newbury today I would love to hear what the highlights were before going tomorrow, if you get a moment. I am interested in what the Craft Stamper deal will be as I need to renew,

Lucy x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Brenda, and congrats too on your GDT spot ! Love all of the bits 'n' pieces you've used. Sue C x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning and I love the piece of drift wood on it. How clever. Love Hazelxoxo

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
This is a heart stopper. I do adore sea themes and this one is amazing. Congrats on the Guest DT! You certainly deserve it! take care, gerri

michele said...

Beautiful card Brenda love the shells and drift wood. welcome to the team :) have a good week hugs x