Sunday, 6 May 2012

Fashionable Stamping Challenges - A capital city

I am definitely flying the flag for Fashionable Stamping Challenges today and "London Calling" is my theme. I am so lucky that I can get a train locally and be in the heart of London in 40 minutes, whether that's for a show and meal, an exhibition or gallery; or just mooching around the shops and places like Covent Garden.


This is my piece depicting my capital city where you can find so many famous places, wonderful buildings, architecture and beautiful walks. Some of these things are shown here.


I started with paper from the docrafts papermania range called bookprint. This was inked and spritzed to give it colour and an aged feel. I have stamped using Indigo Blu Pomp and Pageantry set, made the title and added some bunting and other little bits.


Show us your capital city at FSC this fortnight and you could be in the running for a prize or place on the catwalk.

My lovely teamies have made some fabulous creations and of course from around the world.

hugs {brenda} xox


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41 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh Brenda Hun,this is brilliant,oh just love this Hun so much detail,one,brilliant piece or work hun hugs Cheryl xxxxxxx

Karin said...

wow very nice, the longer you look the more you see!

Lisa Jane said...

A fabulous card - with so many elements that are stunning
Lisa x

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, WOW a real stunner, the collaged images blend effortlessly together creating a gorgeous display of the delights of London. Hope your having a 'loverly' weekend. xxx

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda, there is so much to see here, and what beautiful stamping. My sister lives about the same distance away as you, so that's a regular train ride x

Laura said...

This is just fabulous!

Fliss said...

This is an absolute stunner Brenda! Just love all the fabulous stamping and subtle touches of colour. So very shabby chic too.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous London images, blending together beautifully - absolutely love it!

Have a very happy Sunday - Sylvia x

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Brenda. Love the collection of layered images with your background. Stunning.
Haope you're having a good weekend.
Avril xx

Shirl said...

Brilliant Brenda love how everything really gels together.

Hugs Shirley x x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Brenda, Imlove love the bunting and your layout. Wonderful collage of images. Tracy x x

Lucy Edmondson said...

The composition of this is amazing Brenda - I love that set of stamps and how you have arranged the images. Perfect!

Lucy x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love this and really into red, white and blue at the moment so I hope I'll be able to join in the challenge!x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous collage, love the stamps you used. You are so lucky living close to London.
Yvonne x

Claire said...

Gorgeous Brenda, really clever stamping and the finished product is a real stunner
Claire xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...wow, only 40mins to London! It is 4 hrs for me to get to Melbourne! You can see how much you love your city and the fun that you must have there really shines through in this piece.
A really gorgeous card Brenda.
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Brenda, a wonderful card with a fascinating background. Love all the elements and details. Wish you a nice sunday.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fab Brenda and so different to the other red white and blue projects I have seen, really unique, love it
Lindsay xx

lainey said...

this is just ACE Brenda!!! love it lainey x

May said...

Fabulous work Brenda.. Brillant background stamping and colouring...Gorgeous.. Hugs May x x x

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous creation, Brenda! You were in your element on this one. Wish I could get to London in 40 minutes. (lol)
Joyce xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the depth of stamping as well as the images themselves ! This Indigo Blu set is on my wish list. Sue C x

Junibears said...

WOW! This is just brilliant dear Brenda! Super flag flying! xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Absolutely stunning piece, Brenda! Love the British theme and you've made your London piece so elegant and royal! Have a lovely BH weekend! xx

lynne said...

Hi Brenda
Little wonder you selected London, a city you obviously must know like the back of your hand, I had no realisation you lived so close.
Great layers of stamps that all work in perfect harmony.
Brilliant.
Wishes
Lynne

2amscrapper said...

what a stunning example! the stamps are perfect for this theme!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Brenda! This should be a national travel poster! Filled with landmarks, laced with excitement. Love it! Best wishes, Yvonne

Vicky said...

Wonderful Brenda...and love the layout too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, love how you put all the elements together on this one, looks fabulous!

Gina said...

This is a wonderful combination of modern and vintage style :D XXX

catherine said...

Fantastic Brenda. Love the way you have put it all together and the colours. Lucky you being so near to the place and Covent Garden is definately a fave place of mine to spend a day
x catherine

Netty said...

A wonderful collage Brenda, so loving this and your fab lamp die cut. x

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Brenda, this is so gorgeous! Love all the layers and how the lamp post stands out. Beautiful!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Brenda.
luv
Debby

Ellie said...

Gorgeous, I especially like the collaging you did!
xxx Ellie xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just fabulous! I love everything about it- awesome stamps! We stayed in ? Oschott? a few years ago and took a train into London for all of the mentioned ~ 40 minute ride- it was awesome- we had a blast! My kids favorite was a dog bed at Herrod's that was 10.000 pounds.....!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Yes, it was a great day at the craft fair. Now the weather has shifted -- we are to get rain through Thursday. Luckily Saturday was a beautiful day!

Your capital card looks great. I should make a capital card for the state of New Mexico.

Hugs,
Kay

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda, your London card is fantastic! What a great inspiration piece!

Terry said...

Fabulous collage of stamps and colors! This is stunning and such a lovely city tribute! The lamp post is a great 3-D addition as well as the banner, which I just noticed! You rock, GF!

Sarah said...

Oh'' Brenda this card is just amazing love all the layers and British images are fabulous beautiful make as always
Hope you are well
Hugs Sarah x

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome collage !!!!