Sunday 18 March 2012

PanPastels - Add a Flower

Woah, can we rein in the time a bit? These weeks are passing by way too fast.

But we do have another fantastic challenge at PanPastel UK Challenge Blog

Do you like adding flowers to your projects and cards? Then why not show us what you are creating.

I have a sewing theme card - well it is one of my most favourite themes, so I hope you are not getting bored of it, and I have made the most enormous pom-pom flower using a new Sizzix die and using tissue paper from a dress making pattern. I gave this card to my DiL for her birthday.

 I used PPs on the backing paper and masked over the DP with a button mask, I stamped the dress form with embossing ink and then used PPs to colour it in and I also used PPs over stamped dress pattern tissue paper to create the backing behind the dress form.

I love the collage layout and as you can see I added some embellishments, but my favourite is the cotton reel labels. They have been created from original reels, scanned in and printed.

Our fabulous sponsor Your Creativity Store, is generously providing the winner with a trial set of colours. So why not pop over to see what the amazing design team have been making and also go take a look at what Your Creativity Store has to offer.

Have a great week ahead. This is a scheduled post as I will be in Paris to celebrate my birthday - a special treat from hubby. See you when I get back.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous Brenda. I love that flower and the cotton reel labels look fantastic, what a brilliant idea. Hop you have had a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx

Margreet said...

Stunning creation Brenda....congratulations!!!! and I hope you two had a fabulous weekend in Paris!
xxx Margreet

cheryl said...

saw this on the main blog Hun and its just stunning,the detail is just amazing,love that dress form,and that flower is just the finishing perfect touch,hugs Cherylxx

May said...

Beautiful card Brenda! love the detail of the flower and cotton reel labels, Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs May x x x

lainey said...

F-A-B Brenda!! love it all. must remember to use my button mask over pattern paper it works so well!! lainey x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous collage, love the huge flower.

Anonymous said...

A favourite theme of mine especially when executed as perfectly as this card.

Von said...

Such a beauty Brenda :) and a happy birthday to you :)have a wonderful weekend
Von x♥x

Kathyk said...

Glorious retro project Brenda.

Happy Mothers Day


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Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the rich coloiurs and your flower is awesome ! hope you have a lovely birthday in Paris too ! Sue C x

Gillian .... said...

Love this vintage sewing theme card, the pom pom tissue flower looks fab, hope you are having a great weekend. xx

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous Brenda, your work is so creative now and very artistic, I love it Hun
Laurie xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Brenda, gorgeous flowers. You are right about the time just going too fast, think part of it is to do with DT work, you are always looking at the next deadline so the weeks just disappear lol. Tracy x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Another beautiful creation Brenda. I love your big flower made from pattern paper ... gorgeous. Hope you had a nice time in Paris.
Siobhan x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fabulous card with wonderful details. The flower looks really fantastic.

Gina said...

Those flowers made from dress pattern papers are fabulous, all scrunchy and touchable :D XXX

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,
What a great card! I love the pom pom flower!!


Crafty Loops said...

This is an amazing card, I love the flower. Lee x

craftymum said...

There is an award for you on my blog
hugs Sarah x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is stunning Brenda! what lovely colours. So many wonderful details and textures here - I really love it! The Pom Pom is Fab!!
Hope you've had a lovely time in Paris!!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Val said...

Fabulous creation and wonderful colours. Just love it Brenda.

Hope you are keeping well.


debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Brenda, wonderful details.

My name is Cindy said...

Really lovely Brenda. That backing paper came out amazing and the flower is gorgeous!

Shirl said...

Wish I was your DIL lol

Hugs Shirley x x

Juls said...

gorgeous !!!! That tissue flower is ammazing!!!! Hugs Juls