Thursday, 27 May 2010

Belles n Whistles challenge

Belles n Whistles have started a new fortnightly challenge where you must use a BnW stamp. The lovely and talented Kathy has set a challenge to make your own flowers which I love to do so I finally inked up my Sunshine & Apples stamp which shamefully has been sat in my drawer for about 3 months without being used (blushes). I have used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious although I'm too late to enter it - I got all the dates confused LOL. I am also entering it into Creative Inspirations challenge who want to see distressing. The gorgeous papers are MME Bella Bella and I've distressed them with Walnut Stain distress ink.

I have coloured my image with copics and the edges are inked with bundled sage distress ink. I have also used my new nesties - at last scalloped circles without punching out millions of flower petals LOL!!
I made my flowers using Tim Holtz tattered florals die from some scraps of paper. I have sprayed them with glimmer mist and stamped some grunge stamps from Stempelglede with bundled sage distress ink. I then inked the edges with antique linen before crumpling them up. The large fern leaf is a Leone Em punch and the small ones McGill punch.
Here is a close up. You can see I have also cut some tulle with the largest flower die and layered it between the paper flowers and I have also made my own pearl and crystal centre with assorted gems and pearls from the Hobby House.
The butterflies are from MS punch around the page butterfly punch but I've cut them out completely using scissors.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Christine said...

your card is just amazing! so sweet colors... i love what you've done with this stamp
little angel

Carol said...

Like it???? I absolutely luv it!!! WOWZER Jane, such a gorgeous card. You never cease to amaze me with your talent. It really is stunning and I luv everyhing about it. Lotsa luv xxxx

Teresa said...

Jane this is a truly stunning card, as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it, its just fantastic, the papers, that gorgeous image, your flowers are just perfect, it really is a masterpiece! Now about my address, you have got it right? lol Teresa xx

Joey said...

Hiya Jane

wow this is so pretty,gorgeous khaki colour love the flower with the little bit of netting in it, and as always beautiful colouring.

sandra said...

This card is sooo beautiful!!!
I loooove every detail on it!
I really do!

Toni Hughes said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Jane love the flowers hugs Toni

Melanie-Jane said...

This card is just beautiful ! I love the way you coloured the stamp with the copics. Amazing... I admire. Love the butterflies so cute.
Great inspiration. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs and greetings from Switzerland.

Melanie-Jane said...

Hi Jane,
I love your card, just so beautiful. Your colouring with copics is amazing. The little butterflies are so cute. It was worth waiting 3 months for the BnW stamp ;).
Wish you a great day.
Hugs and greetings from Switzerland

bluebell-flowerwood said...

hi jane,love how you have done the flower, the colours are nice to love from bluebell x.

NGCARDS said...

Oh this is beautiful, I love the soft colours and that flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
ANOTHER lovely card, lovely choice of colours, love the image (maybe have to get this one lol).Lovely touch with the tulle, very pretty,
I have just got my T.H. tattered florals die, and I can't stop using it,(only problem being the recipient's of my card's will be fed up with all having the same flower's on their cards lol.
Sandra (craftynan)

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW this is truly amazing!!! What a gorgeous layout and - well - gorgeous everything!

chrissy xx said...

This is stunning! Love the colours and layout.

Jodie from Oz said...

Your card is beautiful, such a sweet image, the colours are so soft and your copic colouring is wonderful. Luuuuuvvvv the tulle on the flowers. hugs Jodie from Oz

Unknown said...

Hi Jane, what a WOW card! I love everything about it! I adore the netting that you added into your flower, and all of your distressing is just yummy. Thanks for playing with our first BnW challenge! Good luck!

Emma and Susan said...

Hi Jane! This is a BEAUTIFUL card! The colours are just fabulous and the image is gorgeous,
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

Susie said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful colours and the colouring is fab! Susie x

Marina said...

Wow! That's gorgeous!
Love that image and your flowers, the colours the design are beautiful.


Lilian said...

Gorgeous gorgeous work Jane! I love your card but love the handmade flowers best! Thanks for joining the BnW challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a sweetheart of a card Jane, wonderful details and adorable cute image.

stephanne said...

Always a wow when I come by here Jane!! This is beautiful, the image is coloured to perfection and I LOVE those papers, fab handmade flowers too hun!! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations this week, might as well tack that on there, right, lol!!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Jane ~~this is drop dead gorgeous!! Can I ask where you got your 2 fern punches from??
Blessings Hun!!

Jodi said...

WOW!! I just LOVE your pretty flower! Great creation!! Beautiful colors and coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Belles n' Whistles!
Jodi =)

Elise said...

oh my oh my!!! This is truly STUNNING! I love everything about your card! The colors, the distressed look, your flowers, butterflies ... the list is everything!!!! Wow! Thank you so much for joining us at Belles 'n Whistles!

Big Hugs,

Hansedeern said...

OMG, what a sweetheart of a card!
I love it!

Hugs from Hamburg


Helena said...

WOW, beautiful card and I LOVE your flowers!