Friday, 9 June 2017

Crafting from the sofa #7 - Retro garden

Welcome to another of the 'sofa' series. As I write this I am coming up to the end of the third week in plaster and waiting to see what the Consultant says about my progress in a couple of days time. So you maybe ahead of this information when you read this post as that was still in May.


For this panel I took a completely different turn - I had bought down some paper pads and decided to look for some images to cut up and use rather than chop the paper for panels and covers. It resulted in quite a bit of fussy cutting .....


........ - that's a funny phrase isn't it? I looked it up and it does mean just what I did; cutting images and designs from patterned paper and stamped images.


I also used one of my doxide backgrounds adding a couple of strips and fussy cut flowers, leaves and butterfly. I rather like the retro feel to it.


Just a quick post for today, thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

19 comments:

Team Clark said...

Oh I do love the retro/vintage feel! Sometimes papers just call for fussy cutting and these are certainly beautiful this way. Lovely make! Hugs, Autumn

Jane said...

What a lovely card Brenda..it does have a really retro feel. I do love a bit of fussy cutting myself. I'm so glad you are half way through with the plaster and you're getting more mobile each day. Take it easy and have a great weekend. Hugs xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is such a beautiful vintage / retro look and the delicate details are awesome!
Happy weekend - all the best for your ankle!!!
oxo Susi

Dortesjs said...

A fabulous card, very lovely

Gina said...

That page came out very "art nouveau" to my eyes :D *pretty sure have that paper somewhere lol*. Beautiful XXX

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous vintage style Brenda. Sitting on the sofa crafting is a good time to do some Fussy Cutting. Like you I'm not a big lover of it but it is something you can do while watching the TV or when your leg is poorly!
Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

Patty O'Malley said...

Lovely page, Brenda!

Redanne said...

That is a lot of fussy cutting Brenda! But, it was worth it, your panel is beautiful! Hope you are continuing to make good progress. Big hugs, Anne xx

Beth B said...

Oh these colors are fantastic! This is gorgeous!

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful panel Brenda. I hope you get good news when you go to the hospital for your check up.
Yvonne xx

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Brenda!! You did such an amazing job fussy cutting!! This is so gorgeous!! I love the design!! I hope you get good news from your appointment!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jan Hill said...

Love the look of this panel. Good to see you still crafting x

Monika Gulyas said...

So beautiful!!! I love it!!! The background is amazing!!! xx

Sara Barker said...

Really beautiful colors and amazing layout! Hey, you're stuck on the sofa, you might as well fussy cut! Love that Oxide background that compliments those papers so well. I hope you are progressing toward a full recovery. Hugs!

Julia Aston said...

It's great to look at our papers and see what kind of images can be cut out for a card. These colors are just lovely and you layered the pieces beautifully - your DOX background is perfect! Julia xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous way to use your sofa time! Hope you are getting around a bit now! Hugs, Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

Just catching up after hols and this is such a beautiful piece, love the colours and retro feel. A great way to spend time on the sofa fussy cutting.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

Even confined to the sofa, you're producing beautiful creations! I love the subtle inky background and the gentle warmth of the colour tones.
Alison x

Jackie P Neal said...

Great idea to use those papers this way!! I'll have to look at my stash in a different way and maybe finally use some of them! heehee
Jackie xx