Friday, 10 May 2013

Summer Garden for Crafty Individuals

This tag has been made using one of the new Crafty Individuals stamps - Summer Garden (CI-385) and the Alice Palace Bubble Bird (CI-371).

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Inspired by - for me this is Kate Crane and her journaling style although this has more muted colours.
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes



The background has DIs pickled raspberry, dried marigold and salty ocean blended over the tag, sprinkled with water and dried then bubble-wrap stamped in gesso.


I used a white posca pen to colour in some of the summer garden stamp images, then the bird and 'hello' coloured with prisma colours added to it.


I also stamped, coloured  and cut out extra flowers to create more height and you can hopefully make out four of them in the photo below.


Some doodling round the edges in black and white, some coloured ribbon and a tiny birdhouse charm on a pin finishes it off.


Happy crafting.

hugs {brenda} x0x




50 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Amazing effect brenda with the 3 D blossoms! A really wonderful tag.. I also adore your choice of colors!
happy friday!

xxx
Susi

Suzi B said...

A gorgeous tag, love the colours and the it's beautifully summery.
Suzi B xx

scrappymo! said...

Love it! Do you just use the foam pad blending tool to blur the background colours?

I have finally amassed a dozen or so DI's but haven't used them yet...
Love how you did this...Little Miss C loves this type of work...She just made her first art journal page and is so proud of it!!! Her theme was GROW. She is going to love your tag...will show her on the weekend.

I think your choice of stamp is perfect for this and popped the few forward really makes them catch your eye.

Louise Sims said...

Adore the composition on your tag and how everything blends seemlessly.

Lou
X

clare said...

stunning tag, love the image and how you have subtly layered it up. congrats on blog worthy links too. x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful tag, absolutely love it.
luv
Debby

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, love this! Fabulous combination of colours and so effective with the white doodles and high lights and what wonderful new stamps! Great tag!!

Karin said...

Love this, gorgeous colorcombination and beautiful stamps! Groetjes karin

Buttons said...

Perfect colour choices and boy have you shown this stamp off to it's best advantage! Need it:) Hugs, Jenny x

Amanda said...

Great tag Brenda, love the gesso bubble wrap adds subtle texture also the raised flowers for dimension, all fab!
Love
Amanda x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda. Love the flowers with the bird.

Lucy x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, The 3D effect on the flowers really makes them pop. Gorgeous colours.
Avril xx

inkypinkycraft said...

This is beautiful, what a deliciously dreamy background! Love this trace x hugs x hope you are still having a wonderful time x

Chris Warner said...

Oh my! What a fantastic tag Bren! Great imagery and love the colour mix. Great use of the Posca pen too, this is fabulous, one of my favourites. Chris xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

This is beautiful! Love the busy little garden and the wonderful background. Hope your vacation is going well.
Joyce xx

Alexa said...

Lovely Brenda - the soft background is wonderful against al those blooms! x

Redanne said...

Oh dear Brenda, now I really need this stamp too.... perhaps tomorrow at Port Sunlight. The colours in the background are so soft and delicate and the additional flowers and layering are amazing. Love, love, love this wonderful tag! Hope the holidsy is going well. Hugs, Anne x

Netty said...

Loving how you've used this gorgeous stamp. Hope you are having a fab time in USA. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Martina2801 said...

Oh Brenda, you have again made quite fantastic artwork! This tag is really adorable!

Paper Profusion said...

How beautifully light and flowing - perfectly 'Summer' Brenda! Happy shopping 2moro. Nicola x

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful tag, Brenda, those stamps are beautiful,
Rosie x

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda! The background looks fabulous, great technique! xx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love all the special details you added! ~Diane

Sandy said...

Very pretty - I love that Summer Garden stamp and will order as soon as I get through leaving you a comment. I also appreciate your tutorials - they do help me a lot! Really fun the way you have doodled around your tag. Tim is right - your blog is grand!!
Sandy

Terry said...

Such a lovely garden, Brenda! Love all the flowers and that sweet birdie! It is almost tomorrow! Hugs!

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous summery tag.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's a wonderful tag, great summer feeling.

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful tag Brenda. I love how you've made the flowers 3D - so effective.
These new stamps are gorgeous but have I really got room for any more??!!
Enjoy your weekend.
Juliax

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda .. this is gorgeous .. i love the colours and the way you decoupaged the flower heads
Lisa x

silvergran said...

Fabulous tag!

butterfly said...

Stunning, Brenda - just beautiful colours, so unexpectedly (to me) fabulous together, and the doodling takes the already fabulous meadow flowers to a whole new level of loveliness!
Alison x

Sue said...

WOW Brenda this is gorgeous, beautiful colours and how well they go with this stamp. Now if we could only get some sunshine.... x

Sophie said...

Wow, Brenda, das Tag sieht traumhaft schön aus.
Der Hintergrund super.
Und ich liebe diesen schönen Stempel.

Schönes Wochenende
Sophie xx

Candy C said...

Brenda...you never cease to amaze me. Your work is always so beautifully done and with such creative thought. This tag is lovely. I love the background, the stamp of the flowers you've added on top of it and how you have colored them. Such a pretty design and a cheery, fun tag! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it!

die amelie said...

An adorable tag, Brenda!

Lovely details everywhere you turn and wonderful colours! LOVE it!

Thank you for playing along with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Esther said...

Ooh yummy tag Brenda..love the white detailing and goreous colour combo ! Esther xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Lazy blogger here Brenda but just had to say this is gorgeous.

Hugs Shirley x x

Ephemera said...

Just spotted this so love those pastel colours, what a gorgeous effect, love it. xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

If these stamps were there yesterday they did not pop out at me, but if I'd seen this first I'd have looked for them this is gorgeous. XOXO Zoe

505whimsygirl said...

Brenda,

You always inspire me -- I love this tag!!!

Hugs,
Kay

Anita Houston said...

Oh what a BEAUTIFUL tag....so glad Kate inspired it! I love the flowers!!!! The background is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Julia S-W said...

Also need to say:
Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.
Juliaxx

nefertiti said...

Absoluty perfect! I love it! and this stamp too!!!bisous

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning tag Brenda! Love the flowers, color and added gesso stamped bubble wrap! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the white pen accents and such a pretty stamp to begin with... stunning!

Daniele said...

totally gorgeous Brenda
hugs

Paula Whittaker said...

gorgeous!

Juls said...

Wow, I just love this, the colours are amazing!! Hugs Juls xxx

butterfly said...

Should also have said: it's wonderful to have you play along at Our Creative Corner with this beauty!
Alison xx