Wednesday, 6 June 2012

A little candy and Summer florals



Hello Peeps, I have some shares and a little candy for you to win so fingers crossed Mr Blogger will post this for me as requested as I should be on the island of Capri today before moving on this evening to Athens.

Since Ruth asked me to join her Passion for Stamps Design Team last Spring, I have been privileged to work with some stunning floral images all of which she draws herself and below are a selection of cards made with just a few of those images.

And as I enjoy working with them so much I am delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to win four of her images and a few embellishments which I so love making. This is all you need to do..........................

  • Leave me a comment on this or any another of my posts between now and when I return from my hols on 12th June.
  • Leave Ruth a comment on her inspirational blog here
  • And if you would like to display the above picture on the sidebar of your own blogs that would be fabulous. You can link to either this post or Ruth's blog.
I will announce the winner as soon as I can when I get home, good luck everyone and you will find all of  Ruth's images at A Passion for Stamps.

The card at the top uses the lovely Rhododendron image printed onto to some scraps of DP, decoupaged and arranged around a sentiment which I've had for years so afraid I have no idea of the make. Some ruffled ribbon and a few punched butterflies.


My second card is made with the beautiful Lily image, printed onto my favourite Farbriano watercolour card and coloured with watercolour pencils. The two little butterflies are also one of Ruth's images printed out quite small and coloured in. Die cut roses and leaves and a couple of stick pins.


The above card is again printed Fabriano, coloured with pencils and decoupaged flower heads. Next I added the sun mask, lightly brayered some Adirondack ink then sponged some rays from the sun and the same butterfly image as above. And I really should add that the idea for this card was inspired by my mate Jules after she told me her and hubby had just bought some bedding plants which included some Derby Imp fuchsia's and I immediately remembered the beautiful colours of this pretty variety and wanted to reproduce it.


And finally a bit of inking and glitter, the image was printed onto acetate and a piece of double sided adhesive sheet laid over the reverse. Next I crumpled up a piece of white tissue paper, inked it lightly with distress inks, added some glitter then stuck it to the other side of  the adhesive sheet. Finally I coloured the image through the tissue using Copics...............dependent of the ink colours used on the tissue you might need to hold it to a light or window to see the image clearly as you colour................don't be afraid of tearing the tissue, it's amazing how resilient it is.

Thank you so much for taking a look, see you all soon.



58 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

So creative. Love the colours and design. Enjoy your Wednesday.
Hugs
Desíre
DS4J DT Member
Digistamps4Joy
Doing Life

Елена Казарцева said...

pretty card!!!
Hugs/
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Anreda said...

What a great cards, love the fuchsia's.
You're so creative !
Hugs, Anreda

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous set of cards.. xxxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there B. :D I am so glad you are holidaying still or hopefully you are and the weather is just lovely on the isle of Capri ah, do love those stamps and off to leave a comment over yonder as well and post it on my bloggy sidebar! take care till you are back again, Shaz in oz.x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. Oh my goodness, WOW. Stunning creations every one of them. I just love the first one though, very special with a beautiful verse.
Love Sandra xxx

Amanda said...

Brenda that blue easel card is stunning!! What lovely images and the sentiments are so meaningful. Beautiful!

I will put your candy on the candy page on my blog. Wishing you a lovely holiday!! xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there B., I cant keep away! :D have just come across from craft a scene and find you are one of the new DT members well done!! and so appropriate as you do them so well Shaz in oz.x
Their latest challenge for anyone interested?? a seaside scene.. yet to do it!

http://craftascene.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/may-winners-new-design-team-and-june.html

nnalorac said...

They are all so pretty Brenda, loving the first one, the shade of blue is gorgeous and love the sentiment. Hope your having a great time. Carolxx

Terezka said...

WOW, very creative and pretty cards!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a gorgeous flowers sweetie
have a great time with lots of fun hunni
thank you so much for the chance to win this candy, i've linked it on my sidebar sweetie
hugs angelique

Leanne said...

Such beautiful floral cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Elizabeth said...

So many stunning cards - the images are all beautiful. Ah, Capri, brings back very happy memories of a fabulously romantic holiday spent with my hubby in Amalfi. Of course we had to visit Capri - it was unforgettable :) It sounds as though you are having a wonderful trip. Off on holiday myself, nowhere near as romantic, but I'm still looking forward to it with great anticipation. Will read all about your experiences on my return. Elizabeth x

Gail said...

Gorgeous cards!
Hope you're having a wonderful time!

mapowska said...

Beautiful images! Super cards! Thanks for the candy :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, I cant pick a favorite, I hope you are having a great time.
Kevin xx

Tonya said...

These are beautiful. I love what you did with the last one. Very creative. Thanks for much for sharing.

Lau W said...

Oh superb cards ! I always see the sun when i come on to your blog ! :-)
Have fabulous moments !
xxx

chillin with Quillin said...

wow there all so gorgeous, love the sentiment for Friendhip, Awesome!!!
Paula

Jane said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, you have made such lovely creations with these stamps. Thanks for the candy offer. How lovely to be on Capri, I last visited there in the mid 1990s, fabulous Island. I hope you also had a chance to get to Amalfi, Sorrento and Ravello...all exquisite! Enjoy the rest of your hols,
Jane xx

Myrna said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. took a walk through Ruths blog too and lovely work you ladies do.
Myrna

sue said...

Absolutely love the floral images, I think I will try the tissue paper technique now x x

Sarah said...

Really Gorgeous Cards.

Jennifer said...

These are all stunning! So many different details they are a joy to gaze at and I'm sure whomever receives them will be delighted! Love the flower images!

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, Ruth's digi's are beautiful. xx

Lisa Jane said...

wow Beautiful flowers... i love that fuschia!
Lisa x

Kat said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love them all but the last image is so pretty and delicate. I think it might be my favourite.

Thanks for the chance to win candy, I'm just off to check Ruth's blog.

Love hearing about where you're off to next. Hope your holiday is as fantastic as it sounds.

Kat xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what beautiful cards.

mags said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday and thanks for the chance to win some candy. Just off the check Ruth's blog.
Mags
x

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I think the fuchsia is my favourite - the colours are amazing.
Nikki x

Gerrina said...

Love the cards! What a lot of beautiful flowers. Hope you're having a great time! Thanks for the chance of these great candy...I'm off to check Ruth's blog... Greetings, Gerrina

Michelle J M said...

Truly beautiful cards as usual Brenda. Love the sentiments. Michelle x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Brenda, it's always a pleasure to visit your blog and view your gorgeous creations, including this post. I love all of these cards, I think the 4th is my favorite ! I've popped the photo onto my sidebar, thanks for a chance to win. Hope the vacation is going perfectly, Shirleyx

Helen said...

Happy sailing! Bet you're having better weather than we are. The cards are just gorgeous!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous floral cards, hope you're enjoying your holiday.
luv
Debby.

Merry said...

Fantastic cards....you use Ruth's images so well. The Fuchsia is one of my favourites.

Chiara said...

I hope you're enjoying your holiday in Italy.Italy is rich of beautiful landscapes and thera are a lot of sights.
Thanks for the chance to win.
hugs
Chiara
http://macherobe.blogspot.it/

Lynne K said...

Wow! They're all absolutely beautiful, Brenda, but that easel card is stunning. Just love that heavenly colour. Ruth's images are gorgeous, aren't they? Hope you're enjoying some sun.

Lynne x

May said...

O my word Brenda these are all fabulous.. gorgeous images and colours.. stunning flowers Ruth's images are Brillant... I hope you are enjoying your hols Brenda... looking foward to the pics on your return... Hugs May x x x

A Casa di Ale said...

SPERO CHE IN ITATLIA TI SUA DIVERTITA MA ANCHE ATENE NON'E' DI MENO. GRAZIE PER LA POSSIBILITA' UN SALUTI ALE

Kay Carley said...

Beautiful - each and everyone!! Kay xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, such stunning cards, we are so lucky to have all Ruth's digis to play with xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gocrepuscular cards Brenda hope you are having a wonderful holiday

Anne

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LittleSunday said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for the sweet candy!

Frea said...

Wow Brenda, such gorgeous cards, just love all these flowers. Love the decoupage technique, gives a lot of depth to your cards. Thanks for the candy, hugs Frea

Jackie said...

What a beautiful selection of floral cards with lovely images :o)
Jackie xx

Sarah said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, I especially love the fushia one, my nan and grandad used to have a garden full of roses and fushias, it was stunning x

CraftyLoops said...

Brenda these cards are breathtaking. I love it when you take photographs in your beautiful garden. Ohhhh and Im so jealous, I would love to go to Capri, Athens or pretty much anywhere in Italy. I was an Archaeology Student once upon a time and I'd be in heave surrounded by tumbling down ruins, lol. Lee x

Pearl said...

All these cards are so beautiful Brenda, I cant choose a favorite! Paula's images are lovely and I would be so happy to win some! I already follow her blog too and find her work amazing. Thank you to both of you for this chance!
Love Pearl x

Pearl said...

Sorry I meant Ruth not Paula! Silly me!

Ardilla said...

Beautiful cards... I really like flowers and butterflies :)
Thanks for the chance!

Ardilla said...

The pic of your candy is on my sidebar :)

Becky Dunham said...

Your trip to Greece sounds amazing Brenda! Wish I was there! These cards are all so gorgeous! Ruth has truly beautiful images and you color them so perfectly! Thanks for the chance to win some of her beautiful images... could I have some coloring lessons with that if I win? :)

Teresa said...

Beautiful, amazing your cards. I admire every detail!

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

What a brilliant collection of makes .. .. our fuchsia plants haven't flowered yet so I will have to come back and check the colours later LOL!!! Not sure what to expect but if they look as lovely as the ones on your card I will be well happy.

Love Jules xx

SusanLotus said...

Your cards are lovely!
And the shape of your first card here is great!
Have a nice week full of creativity! :)

sue - aka bearhouse said...

WOW!!! Your cards are stunning. I adore floral images and these one are all so beautiful and coloured perfectly.

Sue

 
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