Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Flickr Friend

I received the most wonderful package of crafty goodness from Jacqueline with the most beautiful card which I will share here with you in a moment.  I had contacted Jacqueline via Flickr because she makes these amazing collage cards and grid cards, they take my breath away everytime and I wanted to try my hand at a "collage" type card but I just could not figure out what to do!  So, Jacqueline offered to send me one of her beautiful cards so that I could have a close up personal look. Well, it's beautiful, here it is:


Isn't this beautiful!  That awesomeTea Dyed background, the vellum embossed butterfly, those Hydrangeas from Hero Arts which have been dabbed with a bit of water colour!  And that tiny little tag!   I love this card, the aged look it has, and it's mine!  I get to keep it and admire it whenever I want!  Thank you Jacqueline!  And thank you too for all these amazing bits and pieces...



 And, it wasn't long before I used up a few of your scraps and made this card for my Mother which I know she will love because the Hydrangea is going to remind her of her life in France, when we were small, our tiny back garden had a lot of these flowers! (It's not a collage, not yet, I still have to practice some more!)

Paper: Scraps from Jacqueline
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Lace from my stash

Obviously I cannot comment much as the centre panel and the beautiful patterned papers all came from Jacqueline!  I did not have to do too much here, the beautiful stamped panel has centre stage!

Friends are just wonderful gifts!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda! Jacqueline's package for you is so lovely and the card you made is just beautiful!! :) lavender & roses - Susanne

Rosemary said...

i have always admired jacqueline's collaging abilities, too... her card is gorgeous! your card is so very lovely, too, brenda!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE Jacqualine's collage cards! Thanks so much for sharing...and I LOVE your take on it, too! Looks like you will make a lot more of them :)

Barb said...

Yup. . .Jacqueline is a sweetheart, that's for sure! And no one makes collage cards like she does! Lucky you, Brenda. Love your card! You did a beautiful job!

Dawn said...

So true.... Jacqueline's cards and tags are just the best. I love her soft colours and collages as well. Your card using the bits she sent is wonderfully put together too Brenda.

walchowDesign said...

Lucky you, Brenda that you received such a wonderful package from Jacqueline! Your first try of the card is great! Love the white on the hydrangea!

Elena said...

Brenda, what a wonderful post about finding friends in cyber space. I will be very interested to read about how you progress with collage. I don't know much about it either, can't wait to learn through you. Please give us every detail as you work on this. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Jacqueline said...

So happy you liked the card and that you were able to make your own too for your mum, of course I should have made the connection between Hydrangeas and France, but I didn't - so glad you did! Thanks for the mention Brenda!

AnitaRex said...

Wow she did send you a beautiful card, and just like her to offer to send you one! I love what you made and can't wait to see more!

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning card from Jacqueline, she is the master at making beautiful collage cards. Love your card to Brenda, can't wait to see your new creations.

Sleepy Stamper said...

Oh what fun! I love how you two met and how your cyber friend reached out to share such a wonderful talent!

Michelle said...

Beautiful job on your card, Brenda! Jacqueline, you are so sweet!

Tiffany said...

Oh Brenda! I think you did a wonderful job at Jacqueline's collage style! Love the glow of the hydrangea! So thoughtful of her to send you all of those goodies, enjoy!