Tuesday 22 April 2014

Nature’s Beauty 2 – Crafty Individuals

A beautiful World

The challenge at Crafty Individuals is at full swing and I have produced a bright little card and process steps for you today. This mini tutorial has already been shown on the Crafty Individuals blog.
1. Place doily stencil on tag and apply distress paints (festive berries, spun sugar, picket fence) using blending foam and dry.
2. With tumbled glass, spun sugar and milled lavender distress inks blend colours over the whole piece and then mist with water and dry again.
3. Apply tumbled glass through the latticework stencil using an ink blending tool.
4. Lay the schoolhouse stencil on the card and spray with a glimmer mist or re-inker mist that you have made up yourself. (I used one I had already made up a while ago - sorry don’t know the colour).
5. I then cut the decorated piece to fit a C6 card and stamped the birdcage and roses image (CI-320) centrally using black archival ink.
6. Stamp it once more on plain white card and cut out the cage and bird, ink them both with distress inks and edge with walnut stain.
8. Find a scrap of patterned paper that fits the colouring of your design and die-cut ‘Victoria Corner’ twice.
I knew I wanted the little bird and flourishes but it didn’t fit my corners as I wanted it to so I cut both down to find the bits I could piece together to balance my design. Then inked the pieces with walnut stain distress ink.
10. Distress and ink the edges of your card and assemble the pieces together.
12. Embellish with whatever else you may have in your supplies that would fit the design and the theme. I used remnant rubs and chit-chat stickers.

I hope to see you over at Crafty Individuals with your nature projects.

Spring has sprung and I am getting excited as next week we are off to sunny California and onto Hawaii for 16 days. It’s a special treat to ourselves for our ruby wedding anniversary. Do you think I might run into Steve McGarrett?

Take care.

hugs Brenda xx


maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Brenda what a beautiful , Spring page , I love it, it makes me happy when I look at it!!! Great ART!!!


debby4000 said...

Oh I love the beautiful colours and fab details.

sally said...

What a great card, I love how you've cut the corner flourish to fit in :-)
Good luck with finding Steve - I watched him on tv for years! Not our ruby one for another 3 years must decide what to do...gave stepson a heads up the other day as he made our 25th & stepdaughter made our 30th.


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card! Hugs, Valerie

Deborah said...

Love how you built up the background. A really pretty card.

Jane said...

Such a beautiful creation Brenda, the colours work so well. You always compose such balanced little works of art. I can't wait for Thursday's workshop...a whole day of creativity. Your anniversary trip sound awesome. Hugs xx

Redanne said...

OMGoodness, I cannot think of a more appropriate word to use than - stunning! It is breathtakingly beautiful Brenda..... Hugs, Anne x

Ink Art Designs said...

Such beautiful stamps Brenda...and what a stunning background! It was great to see the step x step on how you created it.
Dot x

Ruth B said...

Like the card. Have a wonderful holiday. We are off to Llandudno tomorrow - not quite California and Hawaii!

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous bright card Brenda! Totally love that stenciled background, just yummy! Loved the sentiment too, it made me smile looking at that bird and the cage!

Kathyk said...

I'm sorry I've not swung by your blog for a while but you've probably worked out why! This is another beautiful project and you have used these paints perfectly, Brenda.

Hope you had a lovely Easter


Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful piece, Brenda. Great detail and wonderful instructions. We are having English weather today...rain. That's ok, it gives me a break from yard work.
Joyce xx

Sam & Poppy said...

Beautiful colours and details as always. Hope you had a lovely Easter time.
Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Beautiful colours,you are such a lovely person Brenda taking time to visit people's blogs and leaving such sweet comments on them.

Hope you have a great holiday.....don't spend too much on crafty stuff!

Donna. X

Joan said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda, love the background and the lovely stamp(mine is unused but might just get inked now!)Thanks for the info on how you made the background.

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Netty said...

Beautifully made card Brenda, Annette x


Anneke said...

Beautiful piece of work Brenda. Love the background. And the lovely little birds are so sweet. Thanks for your explanation Anneke.

froebelsternchen said...

Yummie colors and fabulous design dear Brenda.. I love the piece as always when I visit... masterly!

Juls said...

Stunningly beautiful!! Hugs Juls

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Brenda and I just love the background! Thanks for sharing the how to - the doily mask is now on my wish list! x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a lovely card, Brenda! The colours and texture are just beautiful. So much depth in the stenciled layers - love it! xxx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
Great Bg, you have mixed the stencils, sprays, inks and paints to create a depth that is subtle, the Birdcage Pops beautifully, you could have stopped there and it would look finished, but by adding the bird and flourish elements you have created an added interest to the onlooker.
Great card.

Words and Pictures said...

It's so pretty, Brenda - gorgeous when the Tumbled Glass joins those pinks, and the little bird is an absolute delight. Lovely stuff!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

The colours are gorgeous and could not be a better selection for Springtime and for that pretty CI stamp.
Lovely to say the very, very least.

Gio said...

Such a balanced and beautiful design, Brenda!! Love love to see
the process!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Brenda, the background looks amazing, love those colours together.

Julie Lee said...

This is such a pretty,layered card. I love your use of the stencils with the Distress Paints: a really lovely colour combo. Julie Ann xxx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Fabulous colors, and love the stenciling! What a gorgeous piece!

2amscrapper said...

great step by step---love how you created your background for the birdcage.

Unknown said...

Ooooo! Gorgeous colours, fab stamp design and love the elements you've brought together for this one. Quite delicious, lol. Chris xxx

Annie said...

Totally stunning Brenda and I love the background you have created with the stencil's. Thank You so much for sharing the How To

Hugs Annie x

Terry said...

I used the doily stencil one time and then covered it all up!!! Next time I will let some of the beauty show through as you did! Brenda, this is an absolute stunner! Love the hanging birdcage and pretty background! Hope you are all packed and ready to go. Hugs!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful Brenda, I love the colors you chose for this too. ~Diane

Cocofolies said...

Absolutely fantastic work for CI Brenda, I really love your background and your stamping of this gorgeous stamp.. Wonderful!!! Hugs Coco xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous creation in great color scheme.

Paula Whittaker said...

gorgeous...loving that background.

Ana K. said...

Love, love, love the colours and texture!

Aspiring crafter said...

Love everything about this Brenda,

Jenny Marples said...

It's always a more beautiful world when your creations are in it. That stencilled background is perfect. Jenny x