Saturday, 14 April 2012

Buttons and Threads



Hello folks, time for another challenge at Allsorts and this week the lovely Fleur is hosting our theme which is "Buttons and Threads".

My first DT piece is one of the samples I recently did for Sir Stampalot using one of the Spring release La Blanch stamps. I stamped the image onto cream cardstock, coloured with Copics and inked and embossed with detail clear three times to get a glass like finish. The DP is from stash, mats cuts with Nesties, a punched border, three buttons and ribbon. You will find pictures and names of all items used in the thumbnails below.


Another sample card, this time using another new stamp from Penny Black which I stamped and embossed with detail clear, then inked with distress inks and added glossy accents to the flower head. The DP on one of the new designs from Teresa Collins which I am really loving, there are so many beautiful designs and some fabulous colour combos. I also added a border using one of the new TH sets, did a bit of stitching a button and some thread.

Have a good weekend everyone.



25 comments:

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards, I love the warm colours on the secong one :o)
Jackie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and both so different

Anne

Claire Phillips said...

Stunning cards Brenda - both of them! Really love both of them but the second unusual colour combination is really calling to me - fabulous! Cheers Claire x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Good Morning B

Love both these cards for very different reasons the first one has just th sweetest image and i love the two colours blended together on the second ,

hope you have a lovely weekend

Em xxx

Mummylade said...

the colours on the flower image are just fantastic!!

susiestacey said...

Good morning Brenda, two stunning cards love the delicate blue and yellows of the first card but l think the second one is WOW x Susan x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hi Brenda, both these cards are gorgeous, I love the beautiful bird image on the first one and the textures and colours on the second one are fantastic. Thanks for your comment on my blog last night, I am behaving myself and taking it easy today, I hope you are well, have a fantastic weekend
Lindsay xx

Cath Wilson said...

That second card is a stunner, Brenda - beautiful colours x

Liz Miller said...

These are both beautiful cards Brenda. I love the clean , crisp colours and layers of the first one but with the different techniques you've used, and the embellishments you've added, you've managed to co-ordinate everything so well to the DP in the second one. The tangerine and aqua combination works so well.
Liz xx

enrica said...

beautyful card Brenda!!!!!! i like a card with bird!!! is very very nice!!!!! kiss from enrica

Whisper said...

Both fabby cards hun, especially loving the 2nd one, i must give embossing then distressing the image a try and you are right those DP's are WOW, Luv Sam x

Debbie said...

Stunning cards dearie.Absolutely love them both.I just want to reach out and touch them as they look so touchy feely.Brilliant stamps.Have a lovely weekend.Hugs Debbie x

Frea said...

hi Brenda, love your card of todau! So pretty both of them. Hugs, Frea

frances joy said...

simply beautiful!!

Kat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. I love both colour combos but the second image is my favourite. I think I may "need" that new PB stamp! That's the trouble with blogging you see so many new things lol.

Take care,

Kat xx

Beryl said...

Two wonderful cards - I expect you can guess the second is my fave. Fab colour combination and those papers look scrummy.
Beryl xx

chillin with Quillin said...

Beautiful cards, really like the first one!!!
Paula

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow stunning creations. I am just in love with the image you have used on the first.
Hugs
Desire

Marianne said...

Love both cards, but I especially like the vibrant colours and texture of the second. Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend.

Helen said...

Just back from Ally Pally - had a fab day (though I did spend a lot...) am seen the highlights - hurrah!!

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I love the second one. The colours and image are fabulous.
Nikki x

Paula (PEP) said...

Both these are striking & beautifully illustrate the difference between distressed edging & non-distressed precision. It's difficult to choose my favourite from the two but I always love the PB floral stamps & this is no exception especially with the colours you have used.
Paula (PEP)

Rufus said...

The first card is really pretty, but the second one just grabbed me!
R/

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning work as always. xx

kaiahobid said...

Card with the flower is stunning. It´s so so fabulous and really good colors. Love it ;)