Friday 27 July 2012

Celebrations at The Stamp Man

I have a number of birthdays coming up so need to get a wiggle on and get cards made. This was the ideal opportunity to do just that and it is one of those that just seemed to come together so well. Even though I say it myself, I really like this card, and it does look better irl.

I think what made this was the partial colouring in of the flourish. I used Caran D'Ache aquarelle pencils but didn't use the water on them.

Collage style cards have to be my favourite, so I hope you like too.

Come and join the celebrations at The Stamp Man this fortnight and be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher for the on-line store, generously given by Jill (Mrs Stamp Man herself).

Supplies -
Tim Holtz - Shabby French stamp set
Sizzix Book cover 2 embossing folder
Downloaded butterfly
Vintage ribbon
Computer generated sentiment
Lace, button, burlap

Hope your Friday and weekend have started well.

Enjoy yourself and take care.

hugs {brenda} xox



Sam & Poppy said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love every thing about it!!!
Have a lovely day, Sam xxx

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda

this card is wonderful. I love the flourish and how it is coloured. sorry i haven't been in touch. Life just seems hectic at the moment. I have been so busy with making samples running classes, just finished a wedding and school work too!. At least we broke up on Monday so I will have a bit more time.Can you believe on Monday it was a year since my daughter got married! Where does the time go? I am sure you must be enjoying your "retirement". I will try (!) to keep in touch more frequently.

Enjoy the sunshine

Big hugs Sarah x

Crafty Loops said...

Oh Brenda, this card is so beautiful. I love the colours and the dressforms. So pretty. Yippee! Im so glad you received your goodies today and Im so delighted you like the wee journal. Its a handy wee size so hopefully you will get some use out of it. Thank you for letting me know it arrived. I hope you have fun with all your goodies, there should be enough there to keep you going for a wee while hopefully, lol. You more than deserve it all Brenda. You are an amazing crafter and always leave such lovely comments on my blog. Big hugs to you. Lee x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the layout and the colours used are beautiful. Caroline xxx

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing and the torn papers too!

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda... adore the design & colours.. Fabulous.. Hugs May x x x

Terry said...

Brenda, this is a stunner! I agree that the colored flourish really is an eye catcher! Great sewing themed card! Just a little over a week now and how long have we been talking about this??? Have a lovely weekend, my friend! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the coloured swirl on the kraft card. Collage cards are right up mmy street ! Sue C x

catherine said...

This is so beautiful Brenda and love how you have put it all together. The colouring does look fab on it
x catherine

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the florish as well.
Yvonne x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. It caught my eye last night when I was putting my sample on the Stamp Man post. Sorry I haven't been visiting as much for a while but I am now feeling much better and getting back on track.
Siobhan x

Karin said...

gorgeous card, love all the details!

coldwaters2 said...

This is awesome Brenda I really love the wonderful vintage style design, the detail looks amazing, super creation.
Lorraine x

Martina said...

Brenda, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the details, you do amazing work.

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card you have created.
One of my all time favourite themes is dressmaking but that aside, this is a beautifully executed card.

Anonymous said...

Amazing card Brenda, every element is perfect and harmonious, your colouring, stamping, layout and design are remarkable , areal joy !


Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Brenda. Would love to see it IRL,

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card with great details. Love the sewing theme. The coloring of the swirls looks fantastic.

Words and Pictures said...

I do love a collage, and I really love this! Those flourishes are utterly lovely, and I love the torn music/paper/ribbon detail across the middle. Gorgeous Kraft background, great images - just wonderful! Tried to leave a lovely comment over at your PanPastel published card, but it seems to want me to be on Facebook to do it... I await their response to my question about it!!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh, this is a beauty, Brenda! I love the soft coloring on the flourishes and how they pull the eye around to every last element. Love it!