Thursday, 4 March 2010

Challenge Andy

The lovely new Magnolia Spring papers arrived at Sir Stampalot yesterday when I was there.........a huge box spilling over with beautiful pastel colours, roses, harlequin patterns, bunnies, all so yummy. I must have been drooling so badly that Andy set me a challenge........go create with them and a new Martha Steward lattice fence punch.

So who I am to question such an order and here is what I have come up with so far. I have used the aqua and pink ones, but there is also a really pretty one with yellow daffodils and that will be my next one to get to grips with.

For the pink one I used one of the new Penny Black stamps 40-021 For Goodness Sake. I had to have this one as soon as I saw it, call me sentimental, but I remember a picture of myself as a little girl dressed just like that, right down to the hat, I think it was at a wedding. I stamped the image several times, coloured with Copics and decoupaged.

The edges of the Magnolia DPs' have been distressed with one of the new Tim Holt Distress inks Victorian Velvet.......do check the new ones just in stock, there are some beautiful subtle colours. The leaves and flowers around the image are all Art Impression stamps. Then I used my Martha Stewart bunny border punch to match the bunny on the image and also those on the Magnolia DP. The sentiment is Hobby Art and ribbon, cord and a peg to embellish.


For the blue card I created a shaped easel card (inspiration in the current Magnolia magazine) using Cricut Sorybook. I created a background using Brilliance inks and Glimmer Mist pearl, overstamped with Penny Black 2410 Penmanship using TH distress ink Weathered Wood the stamped Penny Black 4042K Daisy Fields with versafine black, embossed with detail clear and coloured with Copics, cutting a second image out and decoupaging the larger flower heads.

The new MS lattice fence punch came into action to create a 'back to back' effect across the middle and also corners. The oval 'prop' on the bottom of the card is Penny Black 3857H Footnote stamped onto the same background as the main image, cut out with Nesties through the Big Shot. To finish I added tiny flowers, buttons and cord.

61 comments:

Tracy said...

These are so gorgeous, I love the "For goodness Sake" stamp, that is a real gorgeous stamp. I love the magnolia papers and great layouts Brenda.
Fabulous designs.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rose Petal said...

Oh my goodness Brenda. How beautiful are these. Absolutely fantastic creations. Love them both.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Sadilla said...

Hi dear
so nice both... but the first one is my favourite ! :) So nice the colours, and that stamp is very cute....
hugs
sadia

Anneke klerks said...

Beautyful cards!!!!!!!!

anneke

Juls said...

oooooh both so gorgeous!! Love the gorgeous vintage image and colours of the first one!!

and the Blue florals are just fab!! gorgeous and inspirational as always!! Hugs Juls

Sir Stampalot said...

wow wow wow. you rose to the challenge brilliantly - as always. very very stunning cards brenda. You didn't take very long to get your stash out and play did you!! there's just no stopping you when it comes to craft :)
janicex

chris said...

Good Afternoon Brenda
wow,love these two,especially the top pastel coloured one,its brill.
I have to say those papers look exciting too,cant wait to have a feel, how sad is that a look wont cut!
seee you soon love chris xx

Claude said...

These are beautiful, I'm loving that bunny border!

Crafty Dawn said...

Sounds like a great place to work! testing new goodies yum

and you do it so well I love the lattuce MS Punch every time I see it makes a great boarder too on a LO (still not baught it yet) but it's on the ever growing list for my addiction.

love Dawn xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Both beautiful cards, the first one is not your style at all but just shows how well you can do cute and pretty, of course I love it!
Funny enough I've been decoupage images on 2 cards today, getting my inspiration from the amazing Debbie.
Love the MS punches I want them all.
Gorgeous weather here today, very sunny craftroom great for colouring light. janex

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my goodness Brenda these are two awesome creations you are one ace crafter so full of creativity those papers are so beautiful and that image of the little girl is gorgeous must add that to my wish-list
Hugs
Lorraine x

craftymum said...

2 gorgeous cards Brenda
Love sarah XXX

pinky said...

Hmmm Brenda are you spoilt or what! Gorgeous stuff to play with and you definitely did rise to the challenge. Don't be throwing any leftovers in the bin, send them to me lol.
Pinky

Kari said...

Oh,my,these are fabulous card,Brenda!Wonderful colours and I just love the Easel card,it`s my favorite card to make this days ;o)
The first card has the most adorable image!
Have a great evening:o)

Hugs,Kari:)

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, just adore the LOTV image!
Clairex

Rainmac said...

Wow they are beautiful x

☼ Cheryl* said...

Very beautiful, Brenda!!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow what can I say, I love your first card with the PB image its gorgeous as are the papers youve used. And your easel card is fabulous both of your cards are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Fliss said...

Brenda, you're so lucky to get so many things to play with and I wish Stampalot were nearer to me. I miss seeing Andy and Janice as they haven't been at the shows I go to recently, probably because of the high cost of hiring a stand these days.
Your cards are really beautiful and that Martha Stewart punch is gorgeous.
xx

sugar n spice said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, Love the pink pastel papers and the image is adorable. The lattice punch has just gone on my list of wants, its getting longer and longer. Hugs Suzi x

Ludkasz said...

so beautiful:)

Scrappymax said...

2 more super cards Brenda, loving those papers as well.
Max x

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda,
Wow tw beautiful cards I love them both...How lucky are you to get to play with all of that lovely new stuff...
Mandy xx

Ronnie said...

Wow, I'm not sure which card I love more! They are both beautiful! I love the coloring on the first card, the image is adorable. And the second card you used one of my favorite color combos! Beautiful work!

Craftyanny said...

two fantastic cards Bredna, very different in style but equally as stunning
The papers are goreous:)
Anne x

Lynne K said...

Both lovely, Brenda. Pretty papers and colours, and even though I don't do cute, that little girl is adorable. Hmm. How did I miss getting those PB flowers last weekend?!x

Annelies said...

I absolutely love that pink card! Those bunnies are so funny!

Kathy said...

I love that lattice fence punch, bang goes the stash diet again! Love both cards.

Fleur said...

Two very beautiful cards Brenda. Love them both
Hugz Fleur xXx

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! B,both of your cards are very lovely.

Your first card is so sweet,very pretty girl and love colours/papers very much.A good reason to have a little trip to Sirstamp mmmmm new papers.

See you soon,Lou.xx

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards, Brenda! love them both. Soooo if I bring cake and hang about the shop for long enough do you think Andy might challenge me too?! I must try to find the time to have a really good play with my penny black stamps this weekend

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, these cards are just beautiful - is there no end to your creativity! I love the colours and especially the little row of bunnies on the pink card and I must add that lattice punch to my wish list! Take care, Linda x

Cheryl said...

wow these are stunning cards hun adore them both but the easel one is totally brilliant you are so creative hun always so beautifully designed hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

Your cards are fantatstic, I particularly like the punches you have used.

Hugs Ali x

craftimamma said...

These are both delicious Brenda. Those papers really are something and I love both the images you have used. The punches keep on getting better and better too. Just beautiful!

Lesley Xx

Marion said...

Oh wow! Two absolutely stunning cards. Delicious papers and punches. Fabulous images.
Marion

Merry said...

Oh wow...these are two wonderful creations. I so love that cute little girl in your first card. Such wonderful papers and punches used in both cards.

Twocrafty said...

Aw both lovely cards and the new papers are gorg x

Linapyssel said...

Love both of your creations Brenda! The shape on the second one is so lovelly and the first one is ...wow!!!!
Have a great day Hugs Lina

Mamasooz said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love your Penny Black artwork!

Nilla said...

Brenda they are both gorgeous cards! Love them, have a great weekend! hugs Nilla

Rhonda Miller said...

These cards are soo cute. TFS.

Shirley N said...

Wow Brenda, you are soooo creative. Love your cards!

KarenB said...

You are so versatile!! I love the softness and bunnies in the first card. In the second card, you really rocked the lattice punch, it looks so striking.

Jo said...

Brenda, these are luscious! The pink one is my favorite ... your little girl is just adorable. But, when I go back and look again, that blue and black combination is very striking. Okay, I can't make up my mind. Both are wonderful!!

Jo xx

Sunny said...

These cards are so adorable.

Senju Ninja said...

Will you look at these beauties. Great job Brenda. They are both lovely.

Diane said...

Oh Brenda these are stunning!!!

Kathy K said...

Beautiful cards!!

Mervi said...

Oh you lucky girl! Such gorgeous cards and all the amazing details and stuff!!! Beautiful;-))m

Jacee said...

Ohhh, love these Brenda, gorgeous colours on both of them, can't chose between them, they're both fab!

issy said...

Hi Brenda both of these are fabulous, Im loving the magnolia stamp, (Im off for a look see)

issy

Pam and Presley said...

VERY CUTE! YOU ARE SO TALENTED, THANK YOU FOR SHARING

PAM
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debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Dora said...

Gorgeous cards, I love them both. The first one is really pretty, I love the pink colours you've used xxx

Wendy K. said...

I love the easel card and that bunny border is cute too!

Loz (Aus) said...

Oh I love that 2nd card!! The die shaped easle card is stunning... love the lattice and the colours!! Great card!

Domna said...

First card is so sweeet! ))

lisa said...

Hi Brenda. I love this, the lattice punch creates a wonderful effect and your colours are gorgeous. I must have a go at an Easel card before they go out of fashion.

Lisax

Mel said...

These are lovely Brenda and those little bunnies are sooo cute. Melxxx

Debbi said...

Your work is amazing! I just love to look at it all...so stunning!
*smiles*
debbi

 
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