Monday 28 February 2011

Coffee and Cream Birthday Card for Bev

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEV - have a fabulous day. Love ya lots.

Today is my daughter-in-law's birthday, she is one of my crafting buddies -well for shopping anyway. This is the card I made her.

Inspired by -
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Coffee and Cream
Stamp Something - Flowers
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Make your own flowers
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Birthday Card
A Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Tuesday Throwdown - 3D
Crafts and Me - Spread your wings
CES Challenges - Flowers and Flutterbys

The image of this card is a La Blanche stamp, Bev seemed to fall in love with these when we saw them at the Craft Show on Saturday. I used Clarity card and inked it using tea dye and antique linen DIs splattered with frayed burlap and water to give it the aged effect. I edged it with watered down walnut stain and also diresct to paper in the same colour, then with diamond stickles. I chose to use 3 DPs (sorry only know the name of one which is a Laura Ashley strip). All three were inked with walnut stain and I sewed the strips to the backing paper. The flowers I made using those papers and some others from my box of bits and I used a Crealies die and 2 punches for the petals which were soaked in paper, inked, dried, assembled and glittered. They really look quite shabby.

The butterflies are white downloaded images and I used my new walnut stain distress stain and dabbed it on the edges, then used antique linen, frayed burlap and water to paint in the rest of it. When they were dry I covered them with glossy accents and sprinled in some glitter.

I added some brown ribbon and made the sentiment using a new Anna Griffin stamp. The scalloped card is also new, bought on Saturday at Farnborough.

I think I have covered all the shades of coffee and cream. I really like the effect.

Have a fabulous week ahead and thanks for taking a look at my work.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Oh by the way, I got an honourable mention for my Altered Alice entry which is fabulous news. It was the one where I digitally changed the Mad Hatter and Rabbit and stood it alongside a dress form. I then used the image to make a card. Thankyou Lynne and the team, I really appreciate this. xoxox