Saturday, 8 February 2014

Workshop at Art of Craft

For my card making ladies my first workshop for 2014 will be ‘Cards from Scraps’ trying to use up some of that huge box of patterned papers we all seem to have.
I have designed 5 cards from which the class can choose to use as design inspiration and they all follow a shabby vintage style.

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Card 1 uses those scraps layered up with a corrugated card heart painted, stamped and tied with string. I have a box of die-cuts that have been left over from other projects so it was good to make a dent in these too. The little butterfly was punched from the paper the sentiment was stamped onto. (Stamp from Stampin’ Up).
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Card 2 is a bit more vintage in style again with layers of patterned and plain papers but also using scraps of different coloured plain and patterned papers to die-cut two doily shapes. The flower was die-cut from some old music score paper (I collect music books from charity shops to use) and a couple of flourish die-cuts to add further interest.
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Card 3 used three patterned papers for the background, I dragged white emulsion paint around the edges using an old credit card with some baker’s twine and a shabby bow added. The flowers were cut from three different patterned papers that toned really well together and I used my fingers to edge them with white emulsion paint. A stamped sentiment, a small piece of trim and a Martha Stewart punched butterfly finish it off.
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Card 4 has been made using a seed packet front from the Tilda Garden Party paper stack, there are about 16 of these on one 12 x 12 page, so they go a long way. Again layered onto scraps adding a piece of hessian, a downloaded butterfly (and again I have a small box of these), a computed generated sentiment and some little pearlidoodle drops.

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Card 5 uses a dress form cut from a Bo Bunny paper (I remember buying this when in California and out shopping with Terry – I think we both bought the same sheet). Again I dragged white paint around the edges of the background piece and then punched borders, stamping, bunting and a bow finish this one off.



My local workshops are held at The Art of Craft, Farnborough Hants and all details can be found by clicking the Classes Schedule above.
Thanks for looking.

37 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

STUNNING creations with such beautiful vintage flair and distressing.
Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Valerie-Jael said...

They are all wonderful, my fave has to be the first one with the cardboard heart. Great use of your scraps! Hugs, Valerie

Jane said...

Fantastic Brenda, we all have so many printed papers and these are great vintage inspired makes. I love the music score paper flower...what die/punch did you use? Have a great weekend, we are enjoying our girlies staying ;0) Hugs xx

Rita said...

Wow Wow Wow Brenda. Every single card is a work of art. Wish I was nearer to come to your workshop. I really need to try and use up my full to overflowing scrap box. Enjoy your Week-End. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Oh, how gorgeous are these cards! If I was attending your class I would want to make them all... I love how you age the edges of your papers and the white paint looks fantastic on the edges. This is such a great way to use up scraps too. Hugs, Anne x

Inkypinkycraft said...

Brenda these are gorgeous cards and I would struggle to .choose which one to try first...love the vintage and shabby feel to the cards! Great use of the white paint too x hugs x trace x

Gram's Treasures said...

These are lovely, Brenda! Hope you all have fun with your class.
Joyce xx

Karin said...

beaytiful cards!
have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous cards Brenda - and yes I would want to make them all! Have a great day x

Sandy said...

You do love to taunt me -- a Valentine workshop so with your permission, I am going to pretend I am there and let your first Valentine inspire me. They are all smashing and I envy the participants. I don't know how in the world you come up with so many ideas!
sandy xx

Paper Profusion said...

Gosh - you have such wonderful desgin talents Brenda - these are all gorgeous. Nicola x

trisha too said...

WOW Brenda, what a beautiful group of cards. You are so right, that ubiquitous box of patterned paper does need to get used!

:)

2amscrapper said...

love them all, Brenda. Those flowers you made are soooo pretty!

Margreet said...

Love them all Brenda...great way to use up some of your patterned papers...have a great Saturday!
xxx Margreet

Annie said...

Stunning cards Brenda. Fabulous distressing and layers. Lucky ladies x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous cards Brenda and great inspiration for using scraps!!! Those ladies are so lucky!!

Funny, I just spent the last few days creating a piece with scraps, but as it's a DT piece it won't be posted until March. Great minds lol. Really love your cards though, and wonderful further ideas for using scraps which we all seem to be hoarding.... Thank you for that!!

Glennis said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, hard to believe that they are from scraps!

Deborah said...


What a gorgeous selection of scrap paper cards, Brenda. I absolutely love the pinky orange flowers edged with white emulsion. I envy your workshop crafters - they are going to have a ball!

butterfly said...

Brilliant scrap-usage... each design is just beautiful - and all the shabbying of the papers makes my heart sing. What a joy of a class this will be!
Alison xx

craftytrog said...

These are all stunning Brenda! I love all the distressed edges!
Alison xxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful designs, Brenda. The lovely shabby vintage style lends itself beautifully for all those crafty scraps. I really ought to use more scraps myself - they are everywhere! Have a lovely weekend, hun! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I've just been using up some scraps(still loads to go) but didn't come up with anything as lovely as these. Wish I lived nearer! So envious of your ladies! Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Stunning cards, I love using up bits and pieces as well.
Yvonne x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A beautiful collection all the more so from being compiled from paper from your scrap box.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, all of these pieces are wonderful.

Terry said...

I so remember that paper and I have some as well! Sadly I have so much paper untouched and unloved! These are all such lovely pieces and great use of papers! Hugs!

debby4000 said...

Oh what gorgeous cards.
luv
Debby

Elly said...

Stunning examples, Brenda. Each one is an eyecatcher and a great way to use scraps.(:o)

Martina2801 said...

A big aplause, dear Brenda!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at! Beautiful creations!

Marjie Kemper said...

These sure are gorgeous, and what a boon that you've used up scraps in the creating process. Bet your card making pals will love 'em!

Gio said...

I couldn't choose one, these are all beautiful...and made of scraps!!
I would love to attend one of your workshops!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Be still my heart! Brenda, these are just so fabulous and my favorite style too. Love every single one to bits - fantastic work. The ladies in your class will think they died and went to heaven!

Hugs,
Linda

Coco said...

All cards are really superb Brenda, the ladies must have been really glad but unable to choose maybe!!! :o) Love them all. Hugs, Coco xx

massofhair said...

5 STUNNING cards Brenda, can't choose a favourite they are all amazing :-) xxx

Anita Houston said...

These are all stunning....just beautiful! I love the flowers, the corrugated heart...all over the top gorgeous!

Jools Robertson said...

These are all stunning, such a great idea and they are all so unique

I'm not surprised your classes are so popular

Hugs

Jools x

hazel said...

I tried to pick a favourite but couldn't as they're all so wonderful.
xxx Hazel.