Friday, 12 July 2013

Orchid Garden

I'ts a very busy time at the moment, with fortnightly challenges just renewed and time to get onto those monthly challenges as well.  Todays layout has been put together after much thought to enable me to again enter several challenges with this one entry.  NZ Paper Chase (on facebook) has their monthly challenge of 'blue and green should not be seen', and Dusty Attic as usual has a monthly layout sketch to follow.

Here I have used G45 French Country paper, TH filmstrip die, Dusty Attic Branch#2 DA0882, Flutterbies DA0389, Flutterbies #3 DA0766, Dusty-in-Bloom Cornsilk DA0806

Firstly I distressed all the edges, then splattered the page in paint.  I also painted some muslim for under the flowers. The film strip was inked then crackle painted (not that you can really see).  The branch was inked, then stamped with texture paste, inked again, then I flocked the leaves.  I spritzed all the flutterbies with water to seperate the wings, then painted, misted and stickled.  Lastly I added my beautiful new flowers.

Challenges entered with this are:
nzpaperchase - 'blue and green' monthly challenge
dustyattic - monthly LO sketch   ********WINNER*******  
southerngirlschallenge - no spoolin

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the visit. 


  1. This is beautiful. Love the colour!

  2. Lovely card Brenda, very pretty and beautiful colours! Thanks for joining us in our no spooled items challenge over at the southern Girls Challenge XOX Tania

  3. Beautiful LO! Love the vibrant colours and lovely design. Thanks for joining us at SGC!

  4. Great layout! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!

  5. Fabulous! so elegant! Thanks for playing with "Southern Girls challenge" this week. Good luck!

  6. Love love love this, its fantastic.

  7. Comments made on Dusty Attic

    Comment by Tina Dalton on July 12, 2013 at 11:52pm
    love this take on the Dusty sketch, those orchid photos are totally divine, love the colors in your butterfly too !!!

    . Comment by Geraldine Pasinati on July 13, 2013 at 3:32pm
    Wonderful page and great take on sketch. All the colours come to life on this page... Beautiful

    . Comment by Robin Shakoor on July 14, 2013 at 9:50pm
    Amazing! The colors are absolutely stunning and I love all of the design elements you incorporated.

    . Comment by Fiona Darwent on July 15, 2013 at 6:43am
    Your colours are very cool! really goes together so well.

    . Comment by Jennifer Sanchez on July 18, 2013 at 11:48pm
    So Beautiful!

    . Comment by Olga Znamenskaya on July 23, 2013 at 10:55pm
    stunning project!

    . Comment by Dianne Hanson on August 1, 2013 at 7:21pm
    Congratulations Brenda. Love your page.