Monday, 22 July 2013

Summer Sizzler 3 at Country View Challenges

More summer garden fun from me for my last DT piece for our Summer Sizzler themed challenge at Country View Crafts. What a great challenge it has been. This is one of the samples I made at the PaperArtsy training day a couple of weeks back, once I got home I finished it off by making it into a card.
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I used the crackle glaze and Jofy stamps – a simple design stamped over the crackle background and painted with FF paints.
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I added the words when I got back, distressed the edges and added it to a tall kraft card which has been text stamped at the top and bottom. 
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The paper bunting and pennants at the side were pieces of scrap design papers from my left overs box.
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Don’t forget this challenge finishes soon, we would love to see any more of your entries before the end of the month.
Don't forget my Give-Away closes this wednesday, so this is the last chance to get your name on the Linky list if you want to try out for the little hand made book.

I hope you are able to take time to smell the flowers this week.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} x0x

37 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Brenda, love how you've used crackle paint.
luv
Debby

Paula Whittaker said...

ooo what a gorgeous card.

Buttons said...

A much more gentle summer card Brenda. Love the softer colours and that crackle background. Looks like you had a great time that weekend. Hugs, Jenny x

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous summer card, love the crackle background.
Avril xx

Kathyk said...

How great do your JOFY's look when used with crackle paint - FAB!

Kathyk

Gram's Treasures said...

Wonderful background! Yes, this week should be able to smell the flowers...and the weeds...but at least it has cooled down enough to go in the garden.
Joyce xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great piece Brenda! The crackle background looks fantastic and those stamps on top of it look so cool and arty! Love how you have completed it too with the little banner, just the perfect finishing touch!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A lovely freshness to this card and so like the crackle background.
Wishes
Lynne

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous crackle effect which works so well with the flowers,

Lucy x

inkypinkycraft said...

another great make, great crackle and love the soft blue colour x hugs trace x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh my gosh! AMAZING Brenda!

Netty said...

love your smashing card, hugs Annette x

Paper Profusion said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. Both bright and soft. Nicola x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Have I ever told you that I LOVE everything you do? Well, I do!!! You are my hero.

I love this piece.

Peace,
Kay

Deborah said...

love the little string of bunting - the perfect finishing touch!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Fandhmum said...

Looks wonderful, Brenda
Rosie x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a fantastic summer sizzler, Brenda! I love the crackle and the JOFY stamps :). And I have been smelling flowers this week, in fact I've been watching my garden grow every evening hehe xxxx

Nan G said...

Cool crackle background! Oh, I do love those JOFY stamps. Did you doodle along the sides of the Kraft card?

hazel said...

I love the crackle on your fabulous card and I love those stamps.
xxx Hazel.

Hazel said...


Just love what you have done with the crackle , great card.

Hazel

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Simply delightful, Brenda. Wonderful colors and the whimsical feel to this piece. I love how you merged the whimsical with the vintage style background - it makes a terrific impact!

Hugs,
Linda

Gio said...

Very lovely Brenda. Those sweet flowers stand out with the crackle' background!

Gina said...

WoW!!! this is a gorgeous project Brenda. You did a fabulous job :D XXX

Tincan Crafter said...

Brenda - you left such an awesome comment on my blog this morning - it put me in a good mood for the whole day!!! I wanted come back and leave you a comment but Windows was throwing a tantrum and freezing everything. I am so moved that you liked the post and idea because it is something that is really meaningful for me right now. Thank you as well for saying that you liked my tag. What a cool idea to stamp over the crackle bakground that you did here. You always come up with the most beautiful things to look at. I read all your posts even if I cant negotiate with my old pc to let me leave a comment. Do know though that I have never seen anything of yours that I havent loved! Thanks again for making my day!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I love the crackle and love the design too! ~Diane

butterfly said...

Just been admiring this beauty over at CVC - just lovely, Brenda!
Alison x

2amscrapper said...

so lovely, Brenda!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's fantastic. Love the crackle effect and the images.

PetraB said...

This is so pretty, love the crackle background.

Terry said...

Such a fun summer piece, Brenda! I love the flowers, which look right at home on the crackled background! So pretty. Hugs!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Brenda, this is so creative and fresh. Love those wild flowers and the little bunting at the top.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sandy said...

Wonderful Brenda!
Sandy

Marjie Kemper said...

Love those flowers and the banner!

Claudia said...

This is fabulous Brenda, I love it.

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful!

nefertiti said...

Wow!!!!just fabulous!!!!!!!!