Sunday, 1 May 2011

Floral and Fantasy


Seems I just can't help myself when it comes to choosing themes, at Stampalot Challenge this month we would like to see 'Magical Worlds' and at Penny Black at Allsorts 'Shape Up' anything but square or rectangle.......I know I didn't have to go floral with that one, but somehow that's what I ended up with, so no surprises really.

My Stampalot fairy scene started by using a mask to create an oval then some brayering using the good old Speedball and Adirondack dye inks and stamping with a mixture of Artstamps (castle) Personal Impressions (large fairy and toadstools) and tiny Lavinia fairies.



I used Grand nesties one to create the actual card for my Penny Black make, distressed a piece of Fabrianao watercolour card with TH spun sugar and peeled paint to match the pretty Kaiser DP, then stamped randomly with a number of different Penny Black stamps. The swirls were cut with a Marianne die and punched flowers dotted about, a butterfly and some stickles and glitter.

41 comments:

Mervi said...

Two beautiful and gorgeous cards,
loved the earlier poppy one too
sweet greetings;-))m

Юлія said...

What a beauty! Gorgeous!!!

ribenaruby said...

Hi again Brenda,Happy 1st of May! super cards, both are eye candy. Great shape on the second one, beautiful tiny flowers, gorgeous. Ruby x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

ooooh certain some magical worlds here indeed!!!

I adore the castle and the fairies, so beautiful!!!

Sadilla said...

wow... really beautiful...
like fairytales!!!
hugs
sadia

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are certainly magical,the images and the detail on these are just brilliant hun,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Helen said...

These are lovely, Brenda, especially the second one!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Really beautiful. Really brilliant specially the second card. Love it Brenda.
Have a nice day.
Marja

Claire said...

Wow Brenda, what totally gorgeous card, they are both magical :-)
Claire xx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the scene on the first one and I love the flowers on the second.

Nikki x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Gorgeous, so beautiful!

Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! These are both totally stunning! I love them! Hope you have a lovely bank holiday!

Lisa Jane said...

Stunning Brenda .. truly magical. I love them both.. but the fairies are adorable.. i want to see f there are any at the bottom of my garden now lol
Lisa x

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful cards Brenda both are magical! Great themes as well gonna have fun XOXO Zoe

kingfrog said...

Удивительно сказочно!!!

pinky said...

Two stunning creations Brenda, loving the shape of your pennyblack one:)

Lu CY said...

Muito, muito lindos, arrasou!!!
Vi que tem candy por aqui, vou lá me inscrever!
Beijos

tiggertastic said...

that top photo is ever so pretty - just pefect for a keepsake to be framed

sarah x

Ellie said...

Wow Brenda, these are both absolutely gorgeous! Love how you used the colored with the silhoutte stamps in the foreground.
And what a gorgeous shaped card! Beautiful flowers!!Thanks for that fun challenge!

Tracy said...

The first card is such a magical and beautiful creation. I love the whimsical scene.
What a fabulous shape and gorgeous images on this one Brenda.
Beautiful cards.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Sooooo pretty! Love the fairies and flowers. What a great little girl card the first one would make. Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations with us.
Jackie

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda wow two gorgeous cards, love the fairy castel and your flower card is stunning. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

louise said...

Wow brenda loving both cards I really need a lesson with the brayer from you because every time I see your cards I want to try and it always goes wrong lol.
Louise xx

Lynda said...

Love both of your beautiful cards Brenda.

Love Lynda xxx

Divinity said...

WOW!!!!!! shaped cards are not my thing...nor are easel cards. here you combine the two and make a stunner of a card!!! absolutely love it!!! amazing!!! :)

Paula said...

I love thew ay you've matted those layers on the first - really striking with the black silhouettes at the forefront & the scene - like a window looking out. I particularly like the way you've added some pink flowers & leaves. The second one is a joy too, very different but I love how you've matched the scene with the patterned paper & I just cannot resist flowers & leaves, not to mention butterflies.
Paula (PEP)

Lorraine said...

wow these are so beautiful i love your work its so perfect xx

A Vintage Chic said...

What beautiful spring scene cards, Brenda! Your work is always just so lovely, my friend...wishing you the loveliest day!

Julie

Violets Corner said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the first one is magical and the second one is pure joy to the eye!

Hugs
Maarit

Lesley said...

Oh wow Brenda. These two creations are just sublime! Truly lovely.
Hope you are keeping well and thank you for taking the time to pop in and see me.
Lesley x

Suzi said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the scenic one and the flowers on the second one are so delicat. Beautiful creations. Hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine.
Hugs
Suzi x

Sarah said...

Wow, wow, wow, stunning cards Brenda, absolutely beautiful xxx

Kay Carley said...

Oh Brenda!! Both of these cards are so beautiful!! As soon as I saw the first one I fell in love with it and then when I saw the second card I just couldn't make up my mind which one I liked the best!! Just beautiful!!!! xx

Merry said...

Love the silhouette along the bottom on that first card. Wonderful shape of the second and love the combination of stamping and paper punching.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your cards are always amazing!!

Amaryllis said...

I like very much Your card wits flovers)))

Nicola said...

Amazing couple of cards. I love them both. HUgs Nicola xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Oh Brenda, these are amazing! You have created a truly magical world on your first card and the second card is too beautiful for words.
Hugs, Clare x

troy said...

oooh two more beautiful cards, adore the fairy castle and fairies, everylittle girls (and big girls lol) dream of fairyland.

have a great day

hugs Troy xx

Dawn said...

Oh I really like these Brenda!

dawn x

KraftyKaren said...

I love the easel card - simply adorable. The colours are so soft and subtle.

Karen x