Saturday, 9 July 2011

One extreme to the other

It's my turn to host the theme at Allsorts this week where we are continuing our Free and Easy July theme, so the two cards I have to share go from one extreme to the other, one nice and simple and the other nice and inky.

For the card above which is a Stampalot sample I took a piece of Farbiano 300gsm watercolour card, masked a moon and the two stamped butterflies and inked with TH rusty hinge and olive. I then stamped Penny Black 3737H birds on a wire, 3381K aspire and Hero Arts CL333 using the same inks, stamping a second time without re-inking to achieve a shadow effect. I stamped the butterflies a second time onto the same cardstock and decoupaged and mounted onto a piece or Core-dinations.



And now the simple little number, as lots of you know, I love my poppies so another chance to use Hero Arts CL449 which I stamped by inking the stamp with Aquamarkers and embossed with detail clear, added a Hero sentiment, gems and some lace. How simple is that.

Have a good weekend everyone.

49 comments:

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning cards, love the first one!!

Anonymous said...

OH I love that beautiful sunny yellow, with the birds and butterfly and that gorgeous foliage!

and the poppies are so elegant, love the colours with the lacey!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are gorgeous,love those poppies,and just adore the butterflies,gorgeous colors hugs cherylxxxx

Gerrina said...

I like to mess around with lots of inky-technics, so I totally like your first card!
The poppy stamp is a beautyfull one and this way I get inspired to use a stamp in so many different ways...
Thanks for showing and the new ideas!
Greetz, Gerrina

Anonymous said...

Brenda, these are absolutely stunning!!!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh now this id difficult.. how can i choose when one has poppies on it ..but i do love the scene on the top one.. gorgeous!
Lisa x

Nicola said...

Two incredibly stunning cards Brenda, the second is an awsome CAS and the first is out of this world - love all the stamping and masking going on there and the colour is beautiful, wonderful details!
Love Nicola xxx

Hussena said...

i just loved your first card thank u for sharing the technique ,it looks so beautiful,the poppy card is so elegant too.

Sue said...

Wow stunning cards Brenda,they are both gorgeous.
Sue xx

Debbie said...

Two different cards but so beautiful.I just love poppies, I don't know what it is about them but they are so gorgeous.Hope you have a nice weekend Brenda.Love Debbie x

Basslady said...

very beautiful cards with a great style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are fabulous Brenda! Both very beautiful.
Hugs, Clare x

Denise and Louise said...

Two beautiful cards - really love the "inky" one.
Denise xx

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, I absolutely adore the top card, love the colours and the scene you've created, lots of ink on this one so I am guessing you had very inky hands when you were finished ;-) x

Lynne K said...

You do simple and complicated equally well, Brenda. These are both totally gorgeous!

Lynne x

Zoechaos said...

Love the first card especially with those beautiful sun baked colours and lush layers of stamps makes me want to go and lie in a field like a little girl, remember those days? XOXO Zoe

Janette said...

I have no words! beautiful cards, especially the first card :-)

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow both are such stunning cards. Love the first one in particular.

Mary Lou said...

AMAZING cards Brenda!!! That sunset one is GORGEOUS!!!!!!
Love the simple poppy too:)
Great creativity as usual!!
Hugz

Anonymous said...

love both of these cards
especially the first :D
~victoria~

craftymum said...

2 very gorgeous cards Brenda
Hope you are well
hugs sarah x

Kat said...

Wow Brenda, both of these cards are just stunning. You always do this, show completely different cards and I can't possibly choose a favourite lol!

Hope you're doing fine. Apologies for not being around much just now.

Take care

Kat xx

Lynda said...

Love them both Brenda - stunning work as always.

Love Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Card with poppies is simply beautiful and elegant!

Bernie said...

Wow this are wonderful. I love the first one and would love to learn the techniques you've used.
Blessings Bernie

Annie said...

two absolute beauties! I love the warm summer gold colours on the first card. and the second one is so crisp and elegant - both fabulous!
hugs, annie x

Jacee said...

Another two stunners Brenda, love the colours on the first, and the stamp on the second is lovely.
Hugs Jacee

Von said...

Wow love the butterfly card :)
Von x

Ruth said...

These are both beautiful in their own way! I love the warm colours of the first one and the simplicity of the second, Ruth x

Paula said...

Well it's the first that I'm drawn to - the birds & the colours plus the colours, flowers & buttreflies - ticking all the right boxes for me; & as for that moon with those birds & the dandelion head... what a delight. These two cards sum up what I love about coming to visit you - there is a variety of designs that has me thinking. I shall look out for that poppy stamp too - I'm itching to work on a blue poppy for some reason & strangely have nearby seen some salmony pink ones (massive they are).
Paula (PEP)

Sue said...

Ooh, these are gorgeous cards Brenda! I love the first card! Really beautiful with all those shades of yellow and orange. And the beautiful butterflies. Love the Clean and Simple card also - great layout and the lace looks perfect. I like the embossed poppies too!

Hope you are having a good weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Merry said...

That first card is so stunning and so much to look at on it. Then the second is equally as stunning for not have as much on it. Beautiful work Brenda

The Crafty Elf said...

Just stunning, both of them! Such super inspiration and true works of art!

Nuvolina said...

They're beautiful!!!! Bye, Laura

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the first one.
Nikki x

Lee said...

Both really gorgeous cards, I absolutely love the colours and birds in the first card. Really stunning. Lee xx

ferrellgraph-x said...

I think your cars are absolutely stunning!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Julie said...

Wow Brenda,I just love this brayered beauty,the warm summery colours with the birds just makes me think of a summer sunset. Hoping you're keeping well,Julie.x

Miss Emerald said...

The cards are great! And the first is so warm and earthy colors and really makes you dedicate dreams! Congratulations!

Linda said...

Wow Brenda these cards are both so stunning love Linda

Dobra said...

This is so gorgeous. I love how you made this one look here. Really beautiful workl as usual. I just sooo love your work.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda wow both those cards are stunning, I love the simplicity of the second but the vibrancy of the first. hugs Shirleyxx

Linby said...

Stunning work as always. I have that poppy stamp now, as you have seen so hoping to CAS some of your designs.
Linbyx

ellabella said...

Beautiful card, love the first one!!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Brenda, love, love, love the 'dream' card - the colours are just gorgeous and I like the way you have used one of my favourite stamps, 'Aspire'. Elizabeth x

Liesje's cards said...

Hi
I really love the first card...nice effect with the colours!
Greetz
Annelies

Karen Linarez said...

Beautiful butterfly card (love butterflies)...I just love the way you ink the background...and the images in the same ink are lovely!

SusanLotus said...

I love the yellow stamped card above! It´s so beautifully done!

Агрум said...

very beautiful cards with a great style!!!!!!