Sunday 18 August 2013

CI Challenge and workshop make.

Well having had two weeks in an extremely hot Lanzarote I am home and it’s feeling a bit ‘fresh’ after the unusually high temperatures over there, but the washing is about done, most of it is dry and I am keen to get back into my crafting again. There lies a problem which I will tell you about in another post tomorrow.
For today I am showing you a card that I taught at one of my workshops at The Art of Craft just before I went away and we had a fabulous time putting this one together and it’s also my DT piece for the CI challenge this month. I am so lucky that I have lots of fabulous ladies who come to my classes and they love making a range of things, especially cards. Jane at the shop has bought in the Crafty Individuals range of stamps and I am so pleased to be taking a number of classes using their stamps, this is the second of three for the summer.
We used Ranger stamping paper and masked it off to use distress inks to create the sea and sky and a clear horizon line and stamped this great image of the girls playing in the waves. This was added to some gauze before adhering to the card.
The shells were great fun to make, stamped inked and embossed with clear EP and whilst still hot we sprinkled some fine sand over them. A couple of real shells were added to create extra dimension.
The border was stamped using coffee archival ink onto cream paper and the patterned paper placed over the top.
We also made and added some bunting using the same stamp sets which are CI 272 and CI 284.

It’s an ‘OPEN’ themed challenge at the Crafty Individuals blog for August, you only need to use one CI product to enter and five lucky winners will be able to choose a stamp of their choice PLUS Jean is doing her 25% discount code for all those who enter which is available till the 10th September. Hope to see you there.

Have an enjoyable day.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} x0x


Kathyk said...

Smashing card and loving the bunting

Welcome home from Lanzarote, good to hear the laundry's almost done too!


Daniele said...

glad you had a great time on your holls, lovely card and just loving the background

Deborah said...

This is lovely - not surprised your class enjoyed making it.

Rita said...

Welcome Home Brenda. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. What a fabulous card, no wonder the ladies enjoy your classes so much. Hugs Rita xxx

Glennis F said...

Lovely project Brenda, I wish I could come to one of your classes!

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda. One of my favourite stamps! I love how you added sand and shells to the collage...and the border of brown on cream looks awesome and sets it all off so beautifully.
Dot x

Von said...

Love the image Brenda :) and beautifully constructed as usual:)
Von ♥

Jane said...

What a gorgeous project Brenda, the colours and the shells really are superb. I shall be coming to your class on Tuesday week...can't wait! ;0)Enjoy your Sunday x

Words and Pictures said...

Such a lovely image - and the colours and embellishments are so perfect... those glossy shells with the dusting of sand are amazing.

So glad you had a lovely holiday - and yes, the autumnal nip in the air here must be a shock to the system!
Alison xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely project, Brenda, and I really like how you created the background for the image. Had a quick peek at the stamp collection and WOW! So glad your holiday went well, and now you even have clean
Joyce xx

Clare Lloyd said...

glad you had great holiday. fabulous project, I really love that focal image. x

Inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous project and glad you had a good time! Hugs Trace x

Karin said...

Gorgeous holiday card, good to hear you had a great time!
Groetjes karin

Paper Profusion said...

Such a fun filled gorgeous card Brenda! Love the sea 'bubbles' and those sandy shells especially. Nicola x

catherine said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday Brenda and hopefully a well earned rest. A beautiful card with such a lovely image and colours
x catherine

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the idea of adding sand to the shells.
Glad you had a great holiday.
Avril xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a wonderful summer feel card Brenda. Love the shells and the bunting is gorgeous too.

Glad you had a lovely holiday and nice to see you back. Jennie x

Redanne said...

It must be a shock to the system with our weather after Lanzarote! Nice to have you back. Your card is beautiful and your ladies must have had a wonderful time making it too. Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Brenda, this is one of my favourite stamps ! The shells with the sand look fabulous ! Sue C x

Gio said...

Ciao, bella, welcome back :-)

I love your card, simple and rich at the same time, with a little bit of nostalgic feel. Brava!

froebelsternchen said...

I am glad to hear you had a nice holiday ..what a wonderful summerfeeling card! AMAZING!

Rossella said...

Beautiful card. Glad you had such a good holiday,
Rosie x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the details and colours.

Lisa Jane said...

sounds like you had a good holiday , and i can just imagine you paddling in the sea like those girls lol
I love those shells too
sorry not been around much - making the most of the good weather and my new caravan
Lisa x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a lovely idea with the shells and sand!

Lucy x

Jenny Marples said...

Welcome back to the UK! You've brought the sun back with you too :) No wonder your ladies love working on your projects. How beautiful is this! Love the effects you've created on the stamping paper and that bunting banner at the top. Hugs, Jenny x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

What a pretty card. I love the colors you've chosen to use. Even though the bunting isn't that big it really adds a nice detail.

Thanks for sharing.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, great image.

sallysbitz2 said...

This is stunning. Smashing image & love the idea of adding real shells too x

hugs sally x

Terry said...

I am so bad and so far behind! This is gorgeous, Brenda! I love the seascape you created and the colors are such a summer treat! Love the seashells! More hugs!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a great image! And I love the mesh/netting... it adds a wonderful feel to your seaside piece.