Saturday, 16 July 2011

Molly Blooms having yet more fun at the beach


Molly is definitely still in holiday mode this week as we continue our Free and Easy July theme at Allsorts where this week Fleur is our hostess.

And please don't forget that over at our sister challenge Penny Black at Allsorts this months theme is Flower Power, which means so long as there is a flower somewhere on your work and of course a Penny Black stamp, you can create whatever you like. Here is another one I made following the theme using Penny Black 4161K Pin Striped which I paper pieced onto a background created using PB 3860J Pointelle and Hero Arts H3265 stamped and embossed in white and sepia.


I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Oana for kindly passing an award to me, it seems a very appropriate one as I do have a very sweet and especially Cadbury tooth, shameful for a diabetic I know, but what's a girl to do when she needs crafty inspiration. Lots of you know how bad I am at passing awards on or selecting peeps to share it with, so I offer it to all my blogland friends with grateful thanks for their continued support and encouragement.


My Allsorts card shows Molly (Molly Blooms stamps available at Sir Stampalot) and her friends having fun at the beach. The background was created by inking various colours of TH distress inks onto a craft sheet, spritzing with water then dragging a piece of watercolour card through it.


The images were then masked and stamped onto it and coloured with a mixture of Aquamarkers and paper piecing. I also added some teeny tiny shells to the sand here and there and the picture Molly has just painted was created by stamping onto shrink plastic and layering over the easel which actually has a Country scene which was not really right for the beach was it ?


25 comments:

cgl1539 said...

I had to come over from Allsorts and checkout your card, I was so amazed at how you put it all together. So gorgeous!

Lisa Jane said...

oh you know how much i love little scenes .. so this is right up my street.. and what a fab idea to use the shrink plastic for the painting.. love it!
Lisa x

Sue said...

Wonderful Card Brenda, the BG is great.
Smiles:)

Frea said...

Wow I love the gorgeous card with the windows in frond. Great job Brenda!! HUgs, Frea

Lisa M said...

OHHH...this is awesome! :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous Molly Bloom scene Brenda. I was wondering how you had done the little painting on the easel - what a clever idea to use shrink plastic. Love the paper-piecing and the opening windows.
The PB flower card is so elegant, and again the paper-piecing is beautiful.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Hussena said...

i love your molly bloom scene card its so different from anything i have seen before really so pretty.

Kat said...

The first card is really elegant Brenda. I love how you've paper pieced that lovely image. The Molly Blooms one is really pretty too. What a lovely little scene. Love how you've done the picture on the easel.

Take care,

Kat xx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous cards once again! You've made a super scene with the Molly Bloom images and I adore the background you've created for the floral one, Ruth x

Lynda said...

Wow your Molly Blooms card is so clever - the shrink plastic idea is brilliant. Love the simplicity and elegance of the Allsorts card. Beautiful work Brenda.

Love Lynda xxx

Merry said...

That beach scene is so very clever. I love how you created the art work.....so very clever. Your flower power card is amazing too. Have a great weekend Brenda.

Bernie said...

These are both lovely. I love your beach scene. That shrink plastic idea was brilliant!
Blessings Bernie

Anonymous said...

aw how cute are those two at the beach, I just love the style of the card you made. and love the sunny yellow flowers, so beautiful!!!

Paula said...

The Molly Blooms projecct is such an imaginative one especially with the shrink plastic artwork on the easel - it;s so characterful if you'll pardon the pun. However, it is the Penny Black floral card that is my favourite - I always come back to flowers & the background is quite delightful, especially with the combination of stripes, checks & spots.
Take care & much love
Paula (PEP)

Sarah said...

Stunning work Brenda, I just love the beach scene, so much gorgeous detail x

Crea Astrid said...

Wowwww, what a beautiful cards. Lots of details.

Hugs Astrid.

Tracy said...

Brillaint Molly Blooms creation, the shrink plastic picture is so inspiring too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

CraftyLoops said...

Fantastic creations, I love the Molly Bloom card, so clever. Lee xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda,love your card design, and that scene is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxx

ribenaruby said...

Super creations once again Brenda! Ruby x

Mandy G said...

Hi Brenda,
OMG I love your Molly card, I saw it IRL at SS and its fab just love the idea of the shrunk Molly for the painting very inspired:)
Hope to catch up with you soon
Hugs
Mandy

Linda said...

Hi Brenda I love your Molly Blooms card the background you have made with the TH inks is brilliant love Linda

Linda said...

Wow another super scene!!!! Love the design of that window card!!! Very unique!!!! Wonderful job!!!!

Julia said...

Looking at your cards I see that so much work is put into them. Thank you for sharing your projects :))

callyannc said...

I guess I need to go to Penny Black and get Molly! I love cards with sweet little kids! TFS CallyAnn
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