Friday, 13 July 2012

Summer Colours

Anything goes with Summer Colours at The Stamp Man

My DT offering for the Stamp Man challenge this week is a framed easel birthday card, Brenda style.


I started by painting the stamped image using distress stains and distress markers, leaving it to dry. I made the chipboard backboard, cutting it to the size I needed for this image and the frame to fit. I used texture paste over the frame, daubing it on using a palette knife and adding wooden and small flower embellishments. When it was dry I painted it all with gesso. 

The backing paper is a piece Jill sent me, made using moonglow spritzes. I cut and tore the flower image to size, distressing the edges and using frayed burlap DI on them, then with a glue pen added the Frantage embossing enamels, a ribbon and sentiment.


Lastly I painted the wooden embellishments with Distress Stains and when they were dry added clear crackle paint and I painted the frame with DSs and greeny pearl lustre pigment powder mixed.


The frame was added and a TH easel glued to the back to make a card with a difference.


Supplies
Memory Box Pastry Labels
Wooden embellishments
Distress Markers

Well the air show is nearly finished for another two years, this weekend are the public days and we are having a BBQ tomorrow for friends and family to come and celebrate Ken's and my big birthdays and hopefully see some of the flying from the back garden, if it doesn't rain (again).

Have fun this weekend whatever you have planned.

hugs {brenda} xox

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25 comments:

Gina said...

oow that is lovely and summery :D XXX

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Brenda...looove all the texture and bright summery colours here. Such a happy feel to the whole card.
Dot x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Oh heck, I'm gonna need that easel die after all. This is super, a wonderful reminder of what Summer is meant to be like XOXO Zoe

Karin said...

beatiful project, love the colors!
Have a nice weekend!

Caroline said...

Hi Brenda gorgeous card I love the effect you got with painting with the distress stains and markers it looks so beautiful. Caroline xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

What a beauty! Love that stamp and how you have coloured it. Good luck with the weather and enjoy your birthday celebrations. I'll be turning 60 this year too...but there won't be any fly overs for me! lol
Joyce xx

Margreet said...

Awesome creation, Brenda...I'm such an admirer of your techniques...and believe me: there comes a time a start trying them too....
Wishing you a great weekend with the bbq and your festivities!!
xxx Margreet

Joan said...

A lovely easel card Brenda,love the flowers and all the different textures

lynne said...

Oh Brenda isn't this stunning. The fact it can be displayed all year like a picture yet it is also a card, making it very special for whoever receives it.
Wishes
Lynne

Terry said...

Brenda, Love this easel birthday card! The textures are amazing! Love the floral bouquet! Never thought I wanted that easel die!!!!! Hope Ken and you have a wonderful BBQ and birthday celebration! May the Sun shine and rain stay away!!! Hugs!

Kathyk said...

Truly awesome matey - love your creativity

Have a fabulous weekend

Kathyk

catherine said...

fantastic piece Brenda and love all the texture you have created. hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your BBQ
x catherine

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is so pretty Brenda .. i love the flowers and the textured frame
Lisa x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh Brenda! This has just left me speechless, your framed easel is stunning! The colouring of the background is great and that stamp just looks amazing with all the beautiful texture around it! Wooow!!! xx

Clarky J said...

totally stunning Brenda such a fab idea and gorgeous colouring xx

Kim x said...

This is just stunning Brenda, and your colouring is awesome.
I love it.
hugs Kimx

Jo Davies said...

Stunning creation Brenda wonderful colours great design! Jo xxx

Martina2801 said...

A very charming and beautiful creation, dear Brenda! It looks very very pretty!

Wish you a nice weekend. Hugs MARTINA oxo

Gisèle said...

Oh Brenda, you always make the most fabulous creations. This is absolutely stunning. The stamping and coloring are gorgeous , and that textured background so yummy...and to make it an easel card makes it so special for the lucky recipient of this card...wonderful work ...hugs G.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is so pretty Brenda. I love all the texture on the frame.
Siobhan x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous project Brenda, I love this stamp.
Avril xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lucy x

butterfly said...

So pretty; such delicate lovely colours, and your colouring on the blooms is just gorgeous.
Alison x

Jean Straw said...

I love this card, the beautiful stamped flowers and the way you have coloured them, and the gorgeous textured frame. Jean x

Gerri Herbst said...

What a lovely garden view. Your piece is so sweet and I love the little stand too. t/c, gerri