Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Floral Bloom



How's everyone's week going, well I hope ?

I'm back as promised with a couple more shares of samples I made for tomorrows Stamp Addicts programme on Create and Craft at Noon, this time using the Wildflowers stamp set and the Floral Bloom stamp which is a particular favourite of mine.


The top card was created by masking a piece of watercolour card, the shading the aperture with distress inks and ink dusters. The image was then stamped over, slightly off set with the masking tape still in place.

The second card was created with a mixture of different Spellbinders and the dandelion stamped onto a circle of shrink plastic.

Hope your day goes well.


52 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, just so stunning!
Hugs
Desire

Jackie said...

I soooooooooooooooo love both of your cards this morning, wouldn't want to chhose between them :o)
Jackie xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda - especially the top one, the wildflower stamp is gorgeous. I'll have to make a point of watching the programme. Elizabeth x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Brenda, These are simply gorgeous, I love them both, the bows, buttons and flowers really add the perfect finishing touch, just beautiful, Hugs, Teresa x

Ruth said...

These are so elegant! The colour combinations are classy looking and, of course, anything with checks like gingham just does it for me. Ruth x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

these 2 are both stunning,so classy and beautifully crafted. janex

Fliss said...

Really stunning cards Brenda and I just love the flower stamp on the first one. Will be watching C & C tomorrow having finally got it back after all the digital TV problems we had.
Hugs, Fliss xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Brenda, 2 stunners, x Susan x

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Brenda....these cards are gorgeous...I love the first great colours and so clean looking and love all the die cuts on your 2nd...mustn't miss the show tomorrow...


Anne

Forest Fairy said...

Beautiful cards and adorable color combination!

iReneM said...

Two very different cards and both totally gorgeous!
x

Heidi said...

these are so pretty brenda, love the blue and brown of the top one and the shrunken dandy looks perfectly framed! You've used that moroccan die set again, I must find some extra pennies for that one it always looks great.hugs heid x

Gerrina said...

Two beautifall cards! Love the colours you worked with! Greeitngs, Gerrina

Ywonne said...

Wow, Beautiful cards... both of them :O)

Have a great day !

mckinkle said...

Hello Brenda,

What beautiful work since my last visit. I love all of your great british cards, they are perfect B!

Super colour choice for todays card also, love the naturals with the shades of blues.

Lovely to hear about the animals and lets hope the rain disappears soon so we can get onto some early summer sunshine!

Keryn x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow these are fabulous . I ma off work tomorrow so will look out for them
Lisa x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both gorgeous cards, love the color combo and the die cuts ! The masking is great on the top card! Have a great day, Shirley x

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I particularly like the tope one. The image is fabulous.
Nikki x

Paula (PEP) said...

Both of these are gorgeous but that first one just absolutely took my breath away - the brown with the blue is striking & I love that embellishment panel with the button. The combination of Spellbinders border with the central panel is terrific in the second & I love that patterned paper - shall do some ogling of your thumbnails.
Wet & not nice here .......... the woodland 'meadow' badly needs a cut but not in this weather!
Paula (PEP)

Marie-Louise said...

Two great cards. Love the top one especially. Thank you for the tips on how to achieve the look.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful, I love the stamp on the first card and all of the embellishments on the second card.
Kevin xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your cards are always a delight! Love how the softness of the ink matches the gingham in the first card and the layers of die-cuts in the second.

CraftyLoops said...

Wow Brenda these are simply stunning. I love that stamped image on the first one and your wee flowers on the second card are beautiful. Gorgeous colour combination. Lee x

Lau W said...

The both are so beautiful ! Love all the die cuts on the second, and love the first, simple and elegant.
xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda these are two gorgeous cards but I must say that image on the first one is stunning, so much detail and it is so clearly defined, excellent work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sonia said...

Tho very very beautiful cards,I love the colours,the paper and every single detail:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Kelly Lloyd said...

Really beautiful card Brenda..

mags said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Do love your floral cards.
Mags
x

Sarah said...

These are so, so beautiful Brenda, love the images and colours, absolutely perfect x

SusanLotus said...

Elegant cards!

Anonymous said...

hi brenda, wow, these are both gorgeous! i love the soft dusting on the first and the die cuts and flowers on the second.
linda

pinky said...

Love that first card the way you have left the image, very beautiful. Great use of the spellbinders, think I have some of them so thanks for the inspiration mrs:) It rained here on and off, bright in between showers, don't know what's going on!!

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh wow, just soooo stunning! xx

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, these are stunning, I love the first one mostly, it's really elegant.. PS I got happy mail from you :D Thank you so much for the gorgeous stamps xxx

Beryl said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. The top one is my fave though - it's a beautiful image and the blue background sets it off perfectly.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

how elegant and lovely these are, loving the blues!!!

Teresa said...

Your cards very delicate and elegant with the color you used!

Jennifer said...

These are both wonderful! love the little tab on the first and the way you've added the dandelion stamp to the second!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Cards! I really love the image on your first card. So cute!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Thanks for the msg on my blog Brenda, about the Penny Black/Allsorts challenge blog..

I have entered my card.. So thank you..

Have a good day

Hugs Kelly

Anonymous said...

Another perfect pair. I really like the off-setting of the large stamp on the first card, gives it a whole different feel, great idea.

Hugs
Brenda

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, you always surprise me, each time I visit there is yet another style of card, both these are just stunning and so beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxx

Laura said...

Hi Brenda, wow what beautiful creations! I have just been looking through your blog and think your cards are just gorgeous so have added myself as your newest follower :)
Laura xx

Tracy said...

These are really beautifull, love the stamps and the dusting is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Emily H said...

These are so beautiful!!

Michelle J M said...

Again stunning cards Brenda! Love the gingham and the tab on the first one and the stamp is gorgeous. The layout of the second one with the die cuts is fabulous. Michelle x

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Brenda,
Love the dies you used and I really fancy the first card, very classically beautiful!!! You always wow me!
Hugs Trish

Montse said...

The first one it's lovely!! Sorry for my bad english... I hate don't know better words to comment on your jobs.. But I like all of them!!! ;-)

May said...

Fabulous cards Brenda!! those dies you have used are Beautiful.. Lovely elegant cards Both of them... Hugs May x x x

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful work Brenda, and I love the button tab on the first! Such character!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both really beautiful, I love the blue and brown one especially
Lindsay xx

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

loving them both... i didnt get to watch the show... but i have taped it.. and i am gonna watch it 2morrow when hubby is at work and i a making sunday lunch... will look out for your fab cards....
kaz_za