Tuesday, 20 March 2012

All rather floral


 

Good Morning, I hope everyone is OK.

I had a bit of a crafty play at the weekend as lucky me had some of Ruth's latest artwork to play with which you will find at A Passion for Stamps as well as some still un-inked Penny Black stamps.

To create the top card I masked the edges of a piece of Fabriano watercolour card and gently inked with TH broken china, I then tore a piece of copy paper to mask the top right section of the piece and stamped the the section with Hero Arts S5264 Antique Flower Background using TH tea dye. Next I sponged both colours of ink randomly over the stamping and finally stamped Penny Black 4237K Awakening using TH stormy sky and Aquamarkers and spritzed with water before stamping................every time there's a new release of stamps you tend to have a favourite and this one is definitely one of those. After removing the masking I mounted the piece onto coordinating cardstock and added a button.


My second card using Ruth's Fratillary image which I printed onto Fabriano watercolour card and did my usual mad rush to get some clear embossing powder on as it came through the printer, then coloured with Derwent watercolur pencils. The sentiment is Penny Black 4261L Time. The background was created using a Touch of Mica mask which I inked with versamark, rand through the Big Shot then dusted a lilac cosmic shimmer powder over the inked sections...................I am quite pleased with the effect and especially how well the colours match which was more buy luck than judgement as I only have a few mica powders.

Thanks for popping in, catch you later in the week.

46 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Both are so pretty but in different ways. I think I like them equally!

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda two fabulous cards and I love these images

Anne

Helen said...

Beautiful - but I really love the top one in blue!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i love these .. the top one is a stunner
Lisa x

Heidi said...

I love the masking, the flowers are gorgeous, and beautiful colourways brenda. The subtle checks on the first one bring out the other colours. hugs heidi x

AsilisA MaM said...

I said on days - every day every new ideas from your post!!! that's great.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Brenda two stunning and beautiful cards. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Scrappymax said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, I especially love the lilac one. Thanks for your comments on my blog , it is good to be back.
Max x

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning cards with your usual style and talent. xx

May said...

These cards Brenda are gorgeous! I can't choose a fav as both are so beautiful! Hugs May x x x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful cards. Nice colors and lovely stamps.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Jackie said...

Two gorgeous cards, They are both superb :o)
Jackie xx

Claudia said...

Beautiful cards. I like the words of second one.
hugs

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards. xxxxx

Anesha said...

Two lovely cards. Have a lovely day.

Nicola said...

Beautiful creations as ever Brenda, I love Ruth's images and you do such fab things with them!
Hugs Nicola xxx

chillin with Quillin said...

there both really beautiful!!!
Paula

Lau W said...

Wow ! superb cards ! you coulouring is wonderful !
xxx

Julie said...

Such beautiful cards B, my fave has to be the first though, I just love the vintage feel of the papers,Stunning!Hoping your well my blogging buddy,Julie.x

craftymum said...

ooh beautiful cards Brenda
hugs Sarah x

Sarah said...

All rather floral and all VERY beautiful x

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful cards, the first one is just soooo beautiful.

Hugs
Brenda

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both lovely cards.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 gorgeous floral cards.janex

Dora said...

Wow, stunning and elegant as always Brenda, love the colours and inspiration. Hugs xxx

Kjersti said...

Lovely cards - love the first one, it's amazing!
Thanks for your sweet comment:)
Hugs Kjersti:)

Linda W said...

Brenda these are beautiful. My favourite I have to say is the 1st card the colours are gorgeous, the background is so soft. I love the sentiment on the 2nd card it's so true. Take care, Linda x

Kat said...

Both gorgeous Brenda. I love that first image and the colours you've used. But I also love the second image and the colours there too. I really wouldn't know which one to choose!

Take care,

Kat xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the sentiment in your second card with those mauves which do indeed blend beautifully. However it is the first which is my favourite. That little tag with the button & ribbon is a lovely touch & I was fascinated by your background technique & the layering effect of the main image stamped over it.
Paula (PEP)

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards, Brenda. I love the subtle colouring on the first and the elegance of Ruth's image so beautifully coloured.

Kathya said...

Beautiful cards! Love the color combination of ribbons and stamps.

Cheryl said...

oh wow Brenda Hun,these are stunning,the flowers are just amazing,the detail Hun is stunning, hugs Cherylxxx

Dawn said...

Both are lovely Brenda. I really like the gingham and colours for the top one ;0)
Just to let you know I'm fine I often think about you and your dogs. I hope there all well to ;0)

Love Dawn xx

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creations Brenda and I just love the sentiment on the first.
Hugs
Desire

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow B. do so love these cards your crafty play was very well used ideed and just love the colours too and re the tree flowering on my blog :D it is deciduous not evergreen so there you never can tell! every blessing of good health in spite of the winter or early spring weather Shaz in oz.x

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the stamping on the top one and the colours are lovely.
Nikki x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the floral image on the first one and the colours and punched strip on the second one look gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Oh no! Two cards in one post?! Please do not make me pick a favorite between these two gorgeous designs :0)

Anesha said...

Thanks Brenda, that's fabric not paper. :) Might give it a try with paper. :) Have a great day.

pinky said...

Oh but you do floral so beautifully Brenda. I wish I could use my stamps like the. The sentiment in the second card is so beautiful.
Hugs
Pinky

Claire Phillips said...

Fritilaria are one of my all time favourite flowers - just gorgeous! I really love the understated simplicity of the first one and the colours, so elegant!Cheers Claire x

nnalorac said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, have to go with the first one, love Navy cards and this is especially lovely with the checked backing and gorgeous image. Carolxx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. Particularly like the unusual colour combo in the first and the stamped flowers are lovely. Elizabeth x

Dari said...

I love them all!!!Very-very nice!

Liz Miller said...

This is another beautiful card using the Penny Black Awakening stamp Brenda. Having seen your two beautiful cards using it I couldn't resist and have gone and ordered it for myself. Hope I can use techniques to show it off as well as you have. Thanks for the inspiration.
Liz xx

mapowska said...

Beautiful cards! I love the flowers :)

 
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