Friday 2 August 2013

Crafts-Too Summer Days 1

Thanks for joining me today with my DT sample for the second challenge at Crafts-Too Challenge You. With all the wonderful weather we’ve had in the UK it seems apt to have a Summer Days project and the twist for the next fortnight is ‘Fun in the Sun’.
I decided to go shabby chic for this week as I have used rather a lot of ‘hot’ colours recently.
The image comes from the Graphics Fairy and this lovely girl has been collecting flowers from the garden. I love it when the fruits of the hard work in the garden can be seen and I can go out and cut fresh blooms to have indoors.
I collected together some embellishments and couldn't resist putting this heart and skeleton leaf together. (The heart is from a pack of place labels for a wedding).
The border paper is from G45 and I added some fabric tape from Crafts-Too.
I painted the gauze fabric with white acrylic and a tiny bit of walnut stain DI and used flowers from my box that I collect together. You can just see part of a metal corner also painted white.
The Tim Holtz distressed doily was die was cut in white card and edged with walnut stain and I added a piece of paper measuring tape and a ticket (does anyone recognise it, I can't find it in my supplies and I don't know where it's from and it's really bugging me lol).
There are so many things we enjoy when the weather is sunny.
We would love to see your projects linked to this theme at C2CU for the next fortnight so come on over and join in the fun.

Thanks for visiting and taking a look at my card.

Have a fun week.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Inkypinkycraft said...

A beautiful make , love the way you have embellished this x hugs trace x

SD pooja said...

Lovely card with a nice vintage feel !I loved the idea of using skeleton leaf this way !

Jenny Marples said...

Another great make Brenda. Love the soft feel and that fabric tape is lovely. I agree, the skeleton leaf looks great when layered too. Hugs, Jenny x

Kathyk said...

Simply stunning, I am always so impressed with the quality of your creativity mate


Redanne said...

A really gorgeous feminine card Brenda, those G45 papers are so beautiful and the skeleton leaf looks wonderful. Hugs, Anne x

Words and Pictures said...

So deliciously delicate and feminine - that heart with the skeleton leaf is a wonderful touch, and I love the fabric ribbon layered in with the paper. Lovely, Brenda!
Alison x

Amanda said...

Really lovely, I love the direction you have taken the summer theme.
Amanda x

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, da ist dir wieder eine wunderschöne Karte gelungen.
Sehr kunstvoll gearbeitet und perfekt in Farbe und Stil.
Ganz bezaubernd :-)

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

catherine said...

Such a stunning card Brenda and just love everything about it. The colours are so pretty
x catherine

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh I love shabby chic and you have done it so well here!! That heart with the skeleton leave is inspired, - the papers are beautiful and I love that ribbon! A truly gorgeous card, I adore it!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

So pretty!

Lucy x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shabby chic card and brimming with prettiness.

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely combination of papers and elements makes for a bery pretty card!
Joyce xx

Terry said...

Brenda, this has such a delicate feel! I thought that heart was a die and was going to get it! How pretty it is with the skeleton leaf! Beautiful. Have a most lovely weekend! Hugs!

BJR said...

The heart underneath the skeleton leaf made me smile. A unique touch...charming! Lovely.

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning, I love everything about this! ~Diane

Daniele said...

what a fabbie layout, love the skeleton leaf embellishment

Meggymay said...

A stunning make, love the details of the background to the wonderful image.
Yvonne x

froebelsternchen said...

a wonderful artwork dear Breda! AMAZING!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so pretty, Love the textured feel to it, Love Hazelxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful piece of art.

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Brenda, just wanted to pop over and say thank you very much for the lovely comments you left on my C2CU entries - it means a lot to me so thank you very much!
This is so beautiful! It's beautifully delicate and feminine - very very inspiring! I'm trying to make something right now for the challenge but I know where to come when I need inspiration hugs Karen

nefertiti said...

Lovely card, a little romantic as I like!!!

Rossella said...

Gorgeous, Brenda, I particularly love that fabric tape.
Rosie x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Brenda, gorgeous image and beautifully embellished. Love the Vintwge feel to this and a gorgeous backdrop too. Tracy x

trisha too said...

So sweet and pretty, and the lovely colors give it such a tranquil feeling.


Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous project, and a lovely vintage look. Great use of the skeleton leaf.
Avril xx

Sandy said...

Beautifully made Brenda. You seem to be able to create with a lot of different styles.

Sam & Poppy said...

This is so lush Brenda, beautiful. Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Old world beautiful! Love the papers and stitching! The girl is just gorgeous!