Wednesday 7 August 2013

Famous Quotes 2 for Country View Challenges

This is my second piece for the CVC challenge and was inspired by the PaperArtsy day I attended a few weeks ago.
I have used a size 10 tag, metal card, fresco finish paints and Lynne Perrella stamps and the quote comes from HP10004EZ hot pick set.
The background was made using butternut, honey dew, eggplant, mermaid and guacamole opaque paints, blending them together with a piece of foam. I stamped the feathers from the LPC007 collection in coffee archival then heat dried them and knocked them back with more of the same colour paints. When it was dry I scraped metallic glaze over it with an old credit card.
The focal part of the tag is a piece of the metal card, embossed and painted with FF paints with treasure gold colours added to the raised parts. I stamped this lovely small image onto card I had already coloured up with DIs and a pedestal I found in my bits box.
I used downloaded butterflies to add more interest…..
….. and I bunched flowers together and overlapped them onto the quote to bring everything together.
I think this quote comes from one by Abraham Lincoln who said “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time”. So true.
The trouble is the days seem to go two or three at a time.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by to see what I have been making.
hugs {brenda} x0x


Redanne said...

Brenda, this is exquisite! I love the blended background and the metallic glaze looks fabulous. Love the metal focal point image too and your wonderful composition. Hugs, Anne x

Anneke said...

Really love this. So colourfull. Thank you for your good explanation.

Fliss said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda. A gorgeous background and lovely stamping and detail.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful colors Brenda! I really like this tag a lot!

trisha too said...

This is just lovely--these colors are really "talking" to me, if you know what I mean, and all the elegant elements really come together.

Beautiful tag, Brenda.


Terry said...

I love the softness of the painted background, very nice color mix! The butterflies are such a pretty touch! Lovely tag, Brenda! Hugs!

Margreet said...

Great piece of art, the soft colours and how you made your background...lovely butterflies as finishing touch!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag Brenda, the colours are gorgeous and I love the embossed panel. Sue C x

Rosie said...

Wow, Brenda, this is just brilliant, love every detail

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Brenda this is such a fab tag!! Love the dreamy background stunning just by itself, but the embossed metal looks amazing! Love the flower cluster also and the way you have made it drop over the quote, very clever! Fabulous make altogether, love it!!

Vicky said...

Wow this is beautiful the colours and all your amazing details too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! xx

Von said...

Stunning tag Brenda wish we could slow time down too it just runs away with us
Von ♥

Daniele said...

another scrummy background Brenda

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, the backgrounds and details are fabulous.
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

The background has a lovely dreamy quality and with that and the texture achieved this is a beautiful tag.

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Brenda and the colours are just so beautiful
x catherine

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love it!

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous project. Great layers.

hazel said...

Fabulous! I love the beautiful colours.
xxx Hazel

Junibears said...

It's wonderful to see your work grow, stasge by stage Brenda! A lovely piece! xx

Words and Pictures said...

Glorious! The colours are amazing, and that number panel is stunning! Sorry to be behind - my internet's been playing up, so I'm sitting in Caffe Nero trying to do some catching up... have a great weekend!
Alison x

Rossella said...

Totally stunning, love the colour combo
Rosie x

Gio said...

Such gorgeous colours and composition, Brenda!

Love especially the background!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a beautiful compilation of unique elements. I really love the texture of the #s beneath.

Annie said...

Love the colour combo Brenda and there is so much it

Crafty hugs

Annie x

nefertiti said...

I love the colours you used! wonderful Brenda!!bizz