Saturday, 18 June 2011

A Passion for Stamps and a recipe


It's Amanda's turn to host the theme at Allsorts this week and she has another recipe for us.

I have used one of the new stamps from Animal Spirit, by artist Sue Coccia. After stamping and embossing the butterfly I coloured with Copics then simply mounted onto a piece of Bo Bunny DP which I stamped round the edges with Hero Arts 5042K, adding some ribbons and a flower which I made from two coordinating pieces of DT........honest there are three different ones to fit the theme.


Also a share of another sample I did for Ruth at Passion for Stamps, if you've not checked out her lovely stamps yet, you really should, I am loving all the florals. As lots of your know, I love paper piecing and am finding the Nitwits DPs's run through my printer beautifully, so that's what I have used here, along with a bit of inking and sponging on the background. The butterfly is also one of Ruth's images which I reduced in size and printed on the same DP.


45 comments:

  1. More stunning cards Brenda! The butterfly stamp is gorgeous!
    Have a great weekend.
    Clare x

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  2. Two beautiful card, just love the first one!

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  3. 2 stunning cards, i love the butterfly and your flowers.

    Sylvia x

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  4. oh 2 stunning cards hun just so beautiful love that butterfly and love that flower just gorgeous hugs cherylxxxx

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  5. hi dear
    gorgeous buttreflies cards!!! the first one look almast real!!! =) both stunning!!!
    a warm hug
    Sadia

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  6. Hi Brenda, Wowee these are gorgeous. I was really shocked when I read how you made the Butterfly, it looks like a metal embelishment in the photo. It's beautiful, another stamp on my wish list along with the cosmos image, the cards you made with that digi are stunning....
    x
    Vicky

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  7. Beautiful cards Brenda, love the images and papers you've used x

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  8. Two more gorgeous cards. I love the butterfly image. I love the flowers on the second card.

    Nikki x

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  9. Stunning cards Brenda,the butterfly on the first one is beautiful.xxx

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  10. that butterfly is so gorgeous! what a beautiful creation.

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  11. Superbly made ​​cards
    Beautifully decorated with all

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  12. Two fabulous cards, Brenda! I love them both, but the butterfly one is just gorgeous! I must get some of those stamps!

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  13. oh wow that Butterfly is just stunning..
    Lisa x

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  14. Two gorgeous cards!! Your butterfly is amazing and I love the paper pieced poppy and butterfly, Ruth x

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  15. Flowers & Butterflies - what more could a girl want? They tick my boxes too. That butterfly is an absolute stunner & I love the big flower - it looks almost like a pine cone that has folded itself outwards. The colours are just lovely with the pastels mingling in with the paper. Love the idea of stamping round the edge like that - utterly effective. As you've gathered I got a bit carried away by your creation.
    I do like that butterfly in the second one & the flower is a delightful piece of paper piecing (uh oh perhaps I'd better sign off before I make even further blunders with this English language.......
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

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  16. Two beautiful cards - thanks for sharing!
    x

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  17. Beautiful cards Brenda especially the top one with that simply stunning butterfly. Sorry I've not been around so much the gap in my life's hourglass must have widened the sands of time are racing through! XOXO Zoe

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  18. Beautiful cards, love the butterfly!!
    Paula

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  19. OMG... the butterfly ist sooooooo....*I´m speechless
    I fall in love with this so beautyful card
    TFS hellerlittle

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  20. Gorgeous cards...I really like your flowers xx

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  21. Two real beauties Brenda. I especially love the butterfly one it's amazing. xx

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  22. Wow Brenda, your cards are stunning! Gorgeous butterfly!!!

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  23. Two wonderful cards Brenda - I had to go in for a close up of that butterfly on the first card - it looks like its enameled - just fabulous!

    Love Lynda xxx

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  24. love those animal spirit stamps, too beautiful, would look so gorgeous embossed!

    and love the paper piecing, the rolled rose is great too!

    Have a great weekend! xxo

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  25. That butterfly is totally incredible! I thought it was a enameled metal pin! Stunning
    R/

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  26. GASP!!! Beautiful cards!!!!!

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  27. Stunning cards Brenda, love them both. The butterfly on the first one is just amazing.

    Kat xx

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  28. Hi Brenda, wow I just love these two gorgeous cards, that butterfly is simply delightful!! Hugs, Frea

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  29. Stunning works of art, Brenda. Love what you've done with both butterflies, the first one looks like an ornament adorning your card. The paper piecing is gorgeous, I love paper piecing too!
    Love Nicola xxx

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  30. Oooo brenda gorgeous butterflies on both beautiful creations, I do love a butterfly and that Animal Spirit one beats them all I think.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  31. Two gorgeous cards and that butterfly is really stunning.
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  32. I am really amazed. Today I spent a lot of my spare time trying to find something interesting on this topic. Finally I found your site. Thanks for that!

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  33. Just love the flower cards you have been making recently. I can even spot the sequin waste mask now I have seen you do it first hand LOL!
    That butterfly is just exquisite- I loved it the last time you used it and this card is just wonderful too.
    Linbyx

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  34. both of these are just gorgeous!!

    Love your first one, love the sepia colour tones and the gorgeous elegant feel you have created!!

    Love the 2nd one too, that pink polka dot flower is just amazing!!!

    Hugs Juls

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  35. Hi Brenda as always two stunning and beautiful cards, I love what youve done with the butterfly wings they are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  36. Gorgeous cards as always, Brenda, although the first one has to my fav, what a stunning butterfly and I love your swirly background.
    Hugs Lisax

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  37. Beautiful cards yet again, Brenda. The butterfly is just exquisite - I didn't even realise that it was a stamped image to begin with and your stamped background makes a perfect foil for the butterfly. I love Ruth's flowers too but never considered printing onto DP for piecing so thanks for sharing such a good idea. Elizabeth x

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  38. Thanks for the lovely visit Brenda...it was so nice to see your name. The butterfly on your first card is just stunning and I love the card you have added it too. The second card is terrific too. Been very chilly over my way...we actually have had our jumpers out and they are staying out for a while....bit of a novelty as we normally get two days of cold. Have a wonderful day.

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  39. trovo le tue card uniche ciao rosa kreattiva

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  40. Wonderful butterfly-stamp and awesome cards!
    :)

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  41. I really love the Animal Spirit stamps, but I've never seen them done with the gold embossing like this. It is absolutely stunning! Your coloring really makes this card shine even more! BRAVO!

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