Sunday, 7 April 2013

Journaling at FSC

Yes the theme is 'Journaling' at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this week and we have the amazing Kate Crane as our Guest Designer. If you haven't seen Kate's fabulous work you can see it at 'The Kathryn Wheel', do pop over and take a look.

I love Kate's work and often pop over for a dose of inspiration.


The background for this tag is a gelli print and I have added some DIs and additional painted textures over the top.


Girl with heart purse from Stampotique was stamped on the tag and on card, coloured with Inktense pencils and cut and stuck over. A great technique as you don't have to worry about the fussy bits when cutting round the image like the dangly bits from her hair and at the bottom of her dress.


The sentiment I found on the internet, but fits her beautifully I think. I just generated it on the PC and printed it out.

The sun is shining for the second day and I have been out in the garden having a good Spring tidy up - yay, at last Winter might just be going. (Sorry that's why I am a bit late publishing today, I had forgotten to schedule it - duh!!!).

I hope you are getting some of the sunshine wherever you are.

Happy Sunday.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with -
Anything but a Card - Inspired by (Kate Crane)
Bloggers Challenge - Backgrounds



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40 comments:

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, Brenda, du bist aber schnell :-)
Schon wieder ein neues schönes Werk.

Sophie xx

Terry said...

So happy you have been out in the garden and the Sun is shinning! We have the Sun and a lot of wind!! Love your journal tag, Brenda! The lovely girl just pops and there is so much detail in the background! Fabulous! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Hugs!

Rita said...

Fantastic post Brenda. The sentiment made me smile. Hugs Rita xx

Claire said...

Beautiful tag Brenda, the colours are really gorgeous and that sentiment is fab with that quirky stamp. Glad to hear you've made the most of the sunshine
Claire xx

Laurart said...

Wonderful - I so wish I could make things like this! Lots of love from Laura xxxxxxx

Margreet said...

this is gorgeous Brenda...love the fun image and the journaling...here the sun shined all day long...what a relief...I sat in the garden with a book enjoying the sun in stead of being in my craftroom!

Sue C said...

Fab tag Brenda, love the Gelli background and the sentiment ! Sue C x

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Brenda! His is fabulous! I think it was a new venture for some of us, but I am sure glad we took it on. Love the sentiment you found. So glad you re able to be outside. Te weather has finally turned gorgeous here, however hubby is back in the hospital, so I watch from afar! Have a great week!

catherine said...

This is brilliant Brenda. great image and the background looks fantastic too
x catherine

Dagmar said...

fantastic tag - so beautiful!

Chris Warner said...

I love this tag, fab stampotique stamp and great colour work. Having seen it in the flesh the photo doesn't do it justice! Chris xxx

Redanne said...

That sentiment is just so funny Brenda, I love it and and I love your gorgeous tag - your gelli background is fabulous! Sunshine here too - yay! Hugs, Anne x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, love the background from the Gelli plate, wonderful layers of paint. Great image and colouring and the sentiment is fantastic . Tracy x

Vicky said...

Fabulous Hun...!! Amazing work as always...:-)

Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Esther said...

HI Brenda - Hurrah for the Sun !! and hurrah for you gorgeous tag too, love the backgrond (A Gelli plate is on my birthday list!) and the image and wording are great fun !! Esther xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Brilliant layers of colour and that image and sentiment makes me smile!
Wishes
Lynne

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda this is simply gorgeous it is so.....you...by that I mean the awesome colour mix on the tag, the image is so different to anything I see and I must admit she is rather lovely, the sentiment is great a top notch tag. It sounds like you had a fab day in the garden, the sun was shining here but very, very cold, today it has warmed up quite a bit, although with Jess the pup my garden looks like a bomb has hit it, I have been in this house 19yrs and my garden looks the worse ever, lol.
hugs
lorraine x

Buttons said...

This is so beautiful Brenda. Love the colours which match that fantastic image perfectly. So glad you've had a great time in the garden today. Hugs, Jenny x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Great tag Brenda, the background looks fabulous and the sentiment fits the image perfectly. We're just having our patio done so I am hoping the weather will get warmer, first of all so they can lay the slabs and secondly, so I can enjoy the sun in my lovely new garden! Have a fabulous week! xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag, great background as well.
Yvonne

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really awesome tag Brenda, I love the image, the sentiment is brilliant and I love the colours
Lindsay xx

2amscrapper said...

Love the background and that sentiment is too perfect!

Netty said...

Loving your pretty tag and that is a great sentiment. Hugs Annette x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous journaling tag Brenda! Love the background you have created and the stamping and text are just brilliant! LOVE IT!!!

debby4000 said...

Brilliant tag Brenda.
luv
Debby

inkypinkycraft said...

A really fab tag, love the background you have created to show off your image and quote! Another great make hugs trace x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

I love your tag! Very clever of you to stamp the image on the tag and again then cut it out.

The answer to the photo is an ape head. Although Nan suggested a man reclining -- and I see THAT too!

Hugs,
Kay

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab, love that sentiment, I can call you those things if you want! Can't wait for us to do Gelli Printing together with Andy!

Lucy x

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, fantastic journalled tag, great sentiment too. xx

Karin said...

gorgeous tag, love the quote on it!

Debbie Scriven said...

Somehow you have taken a hard girl image and made her pretty, love it!

Alexa said...

Lovely tag Brenda - I like the gelli background - it looks great! x

butterfly said...

She's so fabulous (got her recently on ebay and can't wait to get back to the UK to play with her!!)... and your tag is completely gorgeous! Love the colours, and the colouring of the image is so cool - wow!
Alison x

Shirley Chillman said...

So gorgeous Brenda, one stunning tag and such an amazing background.

Hugs Shirley x x

Marjie Kemper said...

She's fab! And I love your Gelli background.

Mrs.B said...

Great journal tag Brenda, and a gorgeous background. Love the sentiment.
Glad you enjoyed your gardening.
Avril xx

2amscrapper said...

fabby all the way around!

Margaret said...

This is such a wonderful tag! I love the playful image that goes so well with the statement, and the background is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Juls said...

Fabulous!! & I love the sentiment, hugs Juls xxx

Claudia said...

fabulous tag, love the background, fantastic.