Sunday, 23 June 2013

Kraft away.

Welcome to Sunday in a cold and chilly UK, please can we have summer?

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I have been so busy with the new challenge blog I haven’t had much time to create and make this week, but I wanted to do something for the  Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge where they want to see us use kraft in our projects.
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I started with a piece of kraft card and some die-cuts glued on then scraped gesso across.
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Next came some black paint, some white gesso through a mask and some dribbled white gesso.
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Using corrugated card I die-cut one of Tim’s beautiful butterflies and distressed with gesso, black enamel accents and walnut stain DI.
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I used more movers and shapers to create the little arch and a corrugated fleur de lis.
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Having used walnut stain, antique linen, picket fence and a touch of rusty hinge distress paints on kraft card I die-cut using the tattered flower garland, painting white gesso round the edges of the petals and text stamped each one with black archival.
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I also used one of Tim’s metal book plates to create the focal sentiment, again shabbying it with white gesso and using remnant rubs for the words.
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Then with hessian, lace and some more remnant rubs I created the collage.
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Oh and nearly forgot I added some little flicks of watered walnut stain DI.
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Have a wonderful day whatever you have planned and a fabulous week ahead.

hugs {brenda} x0x

43 comments:

Juls said...

Love the kraft & White together it's fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

Buttons said...

Loving the gesso, the drippage and those fabulous flowers Brenda. A superb make. Hugs, Jenny x

Von said...

Wonderful Brenda just love the contrast between the kraft and the gesso :)
Von ♥

Amanda said...

What a fabulous combination of Kraft and gesso I love the whole feel of the piece,
Love
Amanda x

Redanne said...

A wonderful combinations Brenda and you have brought them together to make a gorgeous piece of art. Love this beautiful piece! Hugs, Anne x

Deborah said...

Love this - from the scraped gesso to those fabulous flowers. Fantastic!

DesignerDiva said...

Another stunning piece of work Brenda
Hugs Laurie xx

Crafty Lark said...

Waw, what a gorgeous project, love the result. xx Flora

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning piece Brenda, the colours all work so well. I love the flowers!

Karin said...

Gorgeous! A beautiful combination of things! Groetjes karin

Sue C said...

Great project Brenda, the white and Kraft workds really well together ! Sue C x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful piece Brenda, so arty and grungy, some of the details look amazing just by them self, fabulous make that really suits the Kraft medium!!

Margreet said...

Wow, Brenda, this is really stunning...thanks for the detailed photos...have a great (cold) Sunday....it is the same cold and wet weather at us!
xxx Margreet

Jane said...

what a great project Brenda, love all the layers. The weather looks like it may improve mid week...fingers crossed. Enjoy your Sunday x

Netty said...

Terrific project Brenda, love it. Have never bought Kraft card but you have inspired me to buy some, Annette x

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning piece of art Brenda. I adore the butterfly. Hugs Rita xxx

Dan said...

What a smashing project Brenda, so much creativity and interesting detail to admire! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Glennis said...

Love your project Brenda, it all comes together beautifully

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. I love the combination of the Kraft card and the gesso...and the hint of black is magic. This looks like you have had heaps of fun!!!
Dot x

inkypinkycraft said...

Brenda this is yummy! I lve the layers and textures ,nthe flowers are fab and love the natural colour theme! Gorgeous hugs x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow Brenda! This is just fantastic!

this summer was on Tuesday!
Sorry - that I can't comfort you better... this is all I know about this year summer...lol!

Gram's Treasures said...

Definitely a different look at Kraft...I think I need to get messy! Having a nice restful weekend...didn't have to water the garden and couldn't work in it either. Thank goodness for rain!
Joyce xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous Brenda. I love all the details. I really like the paper tendrils in with the flowers they are a nice touch.

Chris Warner said...

Gorgeous Bren, simply gorgeous! Love every bit of this from the composition to the palette. Chris xxx

Terry said...

Krafty Grungy Fabulousness! Love this and all the texture, Brenda! Sorry you are back to cold, but you know what we are having! Say hello to Leo and Joni from us! Hugs and enjoy what is left of your Sunday! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

This is FANTASTIC Brenda! The butterfly itself is something so outside my comfort zone....love the use of the mish mash of media on it! The various uses of kraft are outstanding here! I love the stenciling with gesso...so cool! This is an amazing piece! Bravo! Thank you so much for krafting with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

butterfly said...

Fabulous, Brenda... an amazing shabby chic feel, but with real depth from the accents in black. Gorgeous textures throughout - this is beautiful work.
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece Brenda, lovely mix of elements and texture. This piece looks so tactile. Love,how,you swiped .gesso across the die cuts, lovely idea as are the drips too. The dimensional butterfly and flowers are gorgeous and I love the touch of lace. Fabulous Kraft piece. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Monique said...

Stunning piece, I love all the little details, from the remnant rubs to the black accents and the speckles of walnut stain! Love the proces pics.
xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun....and I love the Kraft and the textures too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Meggymay said...

Love your Kraft project, its absolutely gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
ooooh I want that Butterfly, what a stunning make, I love it to pieces. The whole piece is fantastic.
Smiles:)
Sue

Candy C said...

Brenda....such a wonderful vintage/shabby piece using the kraft background. I love the technique of white washing on the kraft. Such a stunning result. Your bits of white text in the background really stand out. I also love the bits of burlap and lace. Nice fabric tactical touch! :) Love the flowers nad the butterfly, too. so grungy and pretty. And...the ornate plage washed in white looks fab! Thanks for sharing your piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful work, love the white washing and adding each element to the project.

Merrylion said...

Thank you for sharing. Love following your blog and creativity.

Samantha Read said...

Oh Brenda, this is so completely gorgeous. You clever lady :)
Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Oh how I love that shabby butterfly and the appearance of my favourites:- gesso and kraft.
Gorgeous results Brenda.
Wishes
Lynne

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful collage, Brenda. It looks great fun to make
Rosie x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful!

Lucy x

nefertiti said...

The result is very wonderful Brenda!!!!!bizz

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Brenda, it's a knockout! Love the ornate plate most of all. So many gorgeous details!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I love what you did with the gesso, it looks awesome! ~Diane

Julia S-W said...

I love kraft card and the way you've used it is wonderful. Gesso is a natural partner for it too so: I love it all, the whole piece!
Hugs, Juliaxx
Sorry I'm always on catch up - so much to do and not enough time sadly.x