Friday, June 1, 2012

Scarlet Paintbrush

              My camera did not seem able to accurately capture the true beauty of this flower or focus it all that well either. Up here in Alberta we called it Indian Paintbrush although I have also heard it called prairie fire. As kids we assumed it was used  by the Indians to make  Indian war paint, but don't know if that was true or not!

Doodle Pantry Specials for June:

The free w/purchase is available from June 1st - June 24th  and is a  set   of  colored and non coloured images of a bucket and a jug. Some with grass beneath  and some without. Includes sentiments too!  It is  a fabulous set, go to'New Release' at the Doodle Pantry Shop   to view images and for more details . 

New release, New Challenge 

RELEASE DATE - June 1st ,2012  It is June release  day over at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale  and  precoloured versions of some  older stamp sets. I used  one of  the  new stamp sets called  'Scarlet Paintbrush'  for the above card. The set comes in both an outline and pre-coloured version and with appropriate sentiments. A little bit of something 
for everybody in the latest release, do go here to see them all!
CHALLENGE  DATE: June1st  1200 Noon EST-June24th 9:00 PM
DPDC#24 (must use a digital image from Doodle Pantry and you get one free just for participating)
DPDC24 complimentary image is the Kite Ants stamp set,  play and get it free, or wait until June 25 to buy it.

See Here for :Challenge  DPDC#24

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital from  Scarlet Paintbrush  stamp set 
 Colour medium: Prismscolor Markers
Design paper:   from Miss Elizabeth 'Jewels' 6 piece paper pack and wallpaper
Cardstock Stampin' Up ''tangerine tango'  basic black,cajun craze and whisper white
Die Cuts:  Marianne Designs Creatables for the flourish,   Stampin' Up Sizzix Birds & Blooms large flower and flower pieces
Punches:  Martha Stewart for the edged border

1. Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge # 129 :  Summer I used a summer flower as my theme
2. Shelly's Images-TTTChallenge; use any two or more items on list- I used - monochromatic colour scheme, punched border, flower and a digi
3.Southern Girls: #45 diecuts or punches -I used both
4.Crafting for all seasons: Challenge #28 - many Layers
5.Divas by Design: Challenge#37 Anything Goes
6.Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC208- Summer - I used a common summer plant blooms April  to September
8.Scrapbook Sisters:#86 Anything Goes
9. Die Cutting Divas: #67 Anything Goes (see card details for die cuts used)
10. Oldie but a GoodieChallenge: Anything Goes and use something at least 6 months old - the strip behind the flower frame is wallpaper and is far more than 6 months old


  1. Hello my dear friend Glenda. Oh what a beauty. I just love the richness of these colours and your beautiful design. It shows off that fabulous image perfectly. I just love your flower with the scrolls. STUNNING.
    Lots of love, Sandra xxx

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the perfectly coloured image....great

  3. Hi Glenda,
    Well , I’m back and I have the rest of today free so as to catch up on everyone’s creations since I have been away refurbishing my old house.
    I adore reading the blog’s and looking at all the lovely cards and projects, almost as much as making the cards myself.
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog , its so nice to keep in touch.
    What a stunning , striking card this is Glenda, beautiful colouring on the flower and the papers are super. I also love the mum to be card its so pretty , the skunk card is such fun well done ,and the man in your life card is great its nice to see some mens cards.
    Great work well done ,
    Hugs Elaine

  4. Oh my goodness, Glenda - this is simply gorgeous! The colors are so elegant! Very classy card, my friend! Hugs...

  5. This is breathtaking, Glenda. Your coloring and gorgeous design are truly amazing. You really outdid yourself on this phenomenal creation -- so elegant and stunning.

  6. Glenda I don't think a camera could capture the richness of the colours for this card, it is stunning! I love the rich colour of the flower and the how you did the border for the image. Its gorgeous!

  7. This is so lovely Glenda. The choice of backing paper is fab it goes so well with the striking image. Love the flourishes too! Just realised you live in Alberta, I used to live in Regina - practically neighbours lol!! Hugs Susan x

  8. Fantastic ! Love these rich colors. Your DP is so perfect with this image. And the die cuts - wow. Beautiful.

  9. Oh Glenda this is FABULOUS! Love your color scheme and design! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "PICK 2" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  10. Hi Glenda what a stunning creation,beautiful colours.

    Hugs Julie x

  11. Gorgeous, rich colours and love the flourishes and flower!
    Hugs Jo x

  12. The rich colors really define this flower so perfect - gorgeous as usual!

  13. I love the luxurious reds you chose to use with this image - they really frame the image perfectly!

  14. Oh this is gorgeous Glenda! Beautiful coloring! Love your swirls and flower! Perfect!!


  15. Glenda,
    Your coloring is wonderful and your car is beautiful! I love everything about it from the beautiful colors to the embellishments!

  16. Such a beautiful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…

    (DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

  17. Another great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  18. If your colouring of this flower is anything to go by the real one must be stunning!!! I love the deep reds you have used and the flourishes!

  19. Lovely flower image, love you're card!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back next week!

  20. Gorgeous card and image. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty challenges and good luck.

  21. So pretty! Love the colors and design =)

  22. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  23. Oh My Word, Glenda what a stunning card. I think you have photographed it beautifully. You have made a wonderful job with the lovely image and your design is fabulous. I love the colours and textures of your cards and papers. Vee xx

  24. Wow....wonderful vivid colors and I bet it is even more beautiful up close and personal.