Monday, 26 September 2011

A real Passion for Stamps


Hello peeps, did you all have a good weekend ?

Mine sort of passed by in a flash, hubby's has been poorly for the last week and somehow all those things I planned to do never quite got accomplished. Never mind, I can at least share a couple of my sample cards I made using more of Ruth's lovely artwork which you can buy here at A Passion for Stamps.

The top card..................yet another easel I know, is Ruth's Acidanthera flower. I have made one or two cards with it, but each time it said to me "try making me into a Poinsettia" so I had to give it a try and I think it's quite effective. I printed the image out several times, cut the flower heads out in decreasing sizes so I could decoupage them, after colouring with Aquamrkers, inking with versafine frost the spraying with Glimmer Mist pearl to make them flexible to shape and of course give a lovely sheen to them.

The sentiment is Penny Black 3227K Hope is Born, I really have fallen in love with this sentiment and it's popping up on quite a few Christmas cards this year. A bit of distressing with TH fired brick and the easel was cut with Go Create dies.

My second card a leap from my comfort zone but when Ruth sent it to me and said she understood if I didn't use it, there was my challenge.............so I lightly coloured the Mannequin image with Copics, used some Cosmic Cricket DP, pins, bits of ribbon and lace and there was my card. The measuring take is also from the DP stack.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a good week................and get some of the sunshine they forecast in the UK...............I'm a bit of a sceptic when it come to the weather forecast so shall wait and see.

43 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Hope your hubby is feeling a lot better ,, there are allsorts of bugs flying around!
Love how you used the flower as a Poinsettia and the shape of the card is wonderful.
The dressmaking card is superb.. love the embellies
Lisa x

Milaya said...

So original "haut couture" card, beautiful idea!

Linda said...

Wow fabulous work on both!!!!! The poinsetta one is so classy and the couture one is so whimsical. Love them both and you did an excellent job!!!!!

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my goodness Brenda, both cards are amazing. Sorry to hear your poor hubby hasnt been well, hopefully he feels better soon. Lee x

Juls said...

gorgeous cards!!! Love the first one, so fabulous and elegant!! .... the 2nd one is fabby too, I just adore sewing images!, and I love the soft pretty colours!! Hugs Juls

craftymum said...

Hi brenda
what gorgeous cards
hugs sarah x

Divinity said...

oh i love that sentiment on the easel card!!! beautiful! :)

Ruth said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the way your mind works!! Ruth x

Debbie said...

Hi Brenda,Hope your hubby feels better soon.Gorgeous cards as usual.Love the shape of your easel card.Great rich colours and touching sentiment.I like the sewing card too it's very stylish with lush embellishments.Hope you're okay.Love Debbie x

chantal said...

A gorgeous card, love the Go create die.
Hugs, Chantal S

Vicky said...

Wow....two gorgeous cards Brenda....

big hugs Vicky xx

Nikbee said...

Wonderful cards. I love the shape on the first one and the sewing embellishments are fantastic on the second one.
Nikki x

Mummylade said...

the poinsettas are absolutely wonderful!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda sorry to hear that your hubby is not well I do hope he feels better soon. I love your card they are both gorgeous.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Nena3110 said...

Very, very nise!

Sally H said...

Both beautiful! I can see why you love that sentiment - beautiful!

Paula (PEP) said...

Well the second might be outside your comfort zone but it's a really lovely piece of designing. I must admit had you not said the first wasn't a poinsettia stamp in the first place I'd not have known & I must agree that the sentiment is a beauty. I do like your easel cards so that's another piece of eye candy for me. Hope your husband starts to feel better & is on the road to recovery soon.
Paula (PEP)

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Cards!!! The Acidanthera flower stamp is lovely and it makes fabulous poinsettia's and like others I wouldn't have guess if you hadn't told us, they look so effective. :) X X

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous.

TAM said...

Two wonderful cards. Hope your husband is feeling better

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The easel card is my favourite, love how you've made the poinsettia. And the card is a lovely shape.

Hope hubby's on the mend now.

Take care,

Kat xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love the easel!

and love that sewing card too, beautiful!!!

Annette said...

wow both of these cards are amazing... love them..

chillin with Quillin said...

there both really awsome!!!
Paula

Merry said...

What a lovely shaped Christmas card Brenda and such a lovely saying. I like how you have used the manequin too.

Sadilla said...

Beautiful cards!!!! the shaped easel card is very smart, and sophisticated... and the second: wow!!!! so fashion!!! i love it!!!
HUgs
sadia

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards, especially the top one, I love that sentiment :O)
Jackie xx

Cheryl said...

oh hope your hubbie feels better soon hun just love your cards,especially love the,second one,that is one super image hugs cherylxxx

debby4000 said...

Two fabulous cards but the first is my favourite.
luv
Debby

Dobra said...

Very beautiful card
has a wonderful shape
and is gently but it is wonderfully decorated

Isa said...

Very nice cards !

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
there both gorgeous hunni
the easel card is my favorite one sweetie
hugs angelique

AsilisA MaM said...

the second card is so cute, so fun - just falled me down!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well the weather here is beautiful, hope it is with you. 2 gorgeous cards. Marianne x

Natalie Golubeva said...

These are so cool cards! They are so different, but both amazing.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there B so loving both of your cards here. and yes love the Hope is born stamp too Shaz in oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS so sorry meant to say I earnestly pray your dear hubby is hale and hearty again soon, and may God bless you both with healthy and sunny days, love Shaz.xx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi I love the poinsettes and the shape with your matting is so lovely ! The second is really nice I love the pins what a gorgeous idea. Lots of inspiration thanks Kitty :D

kreative basteltante said...

WOOW, zwei wunderschöne Karten, vorallem die zweite gefällt mir sehr gut.
LG Manuela

Julie said...

Two great cards - love the way you've use the embellis on the second card! x

craftybirdlisa said...

gorgeous stamps. I love the first card the most. The sentiment is beautiful. x

Диана said...

The forms of some your cards are so unusual! I like the first card very much. Thank you for an inspiration!
P.S. Sorry for my English. I'm Russian and I know English not very well.

Светлана said...

Очень понравилась открыточка-мольберт, такая изящная, понравились форма и оформление!
Желаю Вам всего доброго и выздоровления Вашему мужу. Пишу по-русски, так как по английски не умею, но попоробую перевести с переводчиком.Much(Highly;Very much) liked открыточка-easel, such graceful, liked the form(shape) and registration!
Want You whole good(kind) and recovery Your husband. Write in russian, since in english not wit, but попоробую to translate with(since) translator.

 
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