Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I'm In Love....

.....with my new Hero Arts "Simple Frame" wooden stamp!  Thanks to Jacqueline, Susanne, Nancy and Lin (from the Hero Arts Flickr pool) who all make beautiful cards using this stamp - you all pushed me over the edge and  I just had to get it!  So I played with it a bit today trying to make something for the current CR84FN colour challenge, and in doing so I managed to paper piece (so in it goes at Simon Says Stamp) and I also used Hero Arts flowers and my coloured pencils (so in it goes to the May Hero Arts contest)!  But most of all, I am just happy I created this piece today, something about its gentleness spoke to my heart!

Now I am not sure if I am supposed to try and get all three graphics on my blog, but seeing as the one is a colour challenge I will post that graphic, hoping the other two companies understand!


The pink on this graphic looks really, really bright!  I just want you to know that the coloured pencil I used from Derwent said "Bright Pink" on it, but it's not as bright as on the graphic! This first photo shows you the paper piecing from the side.


So this is my card, and I really, really like it!  Is that ok to like one's own card!  You know, I just feel good about it, it's exactly as I wanted it!

Paper: Cardstock (PTI); Grey cardstock (old stash); Neenah Solar White
Ink: Versafine Smokey Grey; Worn Lipstick DI; Memento Tuxedo Black; Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
Stamps: Hero Arts (Frame S5324; Rose & Bird CG152; Sentiment CL342)
Other: Dimensional Dots

I stamped the frame with the Smokey Grey ink and then masked it to stamp part of the rose and to also ink around the edges with the Worn Lipstick DI.  I stamped the bird and roses on a seperate piece of cardstock, coloured them in and adhered them with pop dots. The cream by the way is on the birds belly. I did not want to add anything else, I thought of a few gems perhaps, but I just love it like it is.

Thank you for visiting!  I am loving all your beautiful comments!

20 comments:

Rina Damay said...

Brenda..

This Card is wonderful. Your colors combo is perfect. Love It!

Barb said...

Brenda, this card is just beautiful! Love the depth you achieved with your soft, distressed edges and gorgeous coloring on the rose! The addition of the bird is so sweet and your colors are lovely!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE this card, too, Brenda! That Hero Arts frame stamp is so FAB and I LOVE your birdie and distressing! PRETTY flowers, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Brenda! You did a super job coloring the sweet bird and flowers! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

walchowDesign said...

Love this one, Brenda! It's so classy and your coloring is fantastic!

Debgem said...

This is absolutely charming!! I love the image; you've coloured it beautifully! I like the dimension in the flowers too. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Monica said...

There is something so perfect and divine about this card, Brenda. Love it! Roses and birds and pink - something lovely about all of them together.

xxx Monica

Dawn said...

Brenda... what a great card. Thanks for the lovely email.... I can't wait now till mine arrive. If I can make anything as half as nice as this, I'll be pleased.

Lisa said...

Totally perfect! I really love the pink and grey color combo and I LOVE that birdie you popped up! It's too beautiful, B, all the way around. I've been noticing Jacqueline's use of that frame as well-very cool:)

Jacqueline said...

I knew you would take to this stamp, and what a beautifully crafted card you made! I know it will inspire you again and again!
(Thanks for your lovely words on my blog - BTW it took a little longer that I anticipated to post the brochure but it will be in the mail tomorrow :))

Rosemary said...

your card is just gorgeous, brenda! i love how you colored the roses! i can see why you like that frame stamp... so pretty!

Virginia L. said...

Truly gorgeous! I can see why you are in love.... :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Brenda :-) Of course it's OK to liek your work ,,, if you didn't there would be no point in doing it !! :-) I agree with you ,, this is stunning and perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Dottie said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors and the frame stamp.

jintyoo7 said...

Brenda, this is absolutely delightful! The colouring and inking are perfect, you should be so proud of yourself, I am sure your "inspirers" are :o)

Emily Leiphart said...

I can see why you love this so much! It's exquisite!! Definitely a keeper. LOL

Jenny said...

That frame is beautiful and you've made such a wonderful card with it :)
Jenny x

Andrea M said...

My goodness, this is PRETTY!!! WOW! BEautiful use of the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Michelle said...

Oh my, I'm in love too...with this card! It's so romantic and lovely! The frame and flowers are gorgeous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!