Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Flowers to brighten the day



Morning Peeps, so what's this weather all about ? We saw a glimpse of sun Saturday and ever since nothing but rain.

The meadows have grown like triffids, but it's just too wet to get the hay cut, last year it was the opposite, no rain so it was sparse. Bit it still ends up with the same result, the price of hay going through the roof. At this rate it will cost more to feed the horses than the family.


Since our holiday crafting has been on real go slow and my mojo is nowhere to be found, the few bits of crafting that I have managed to complete are DT pieces so not for sharing yet, so these are a few samples I have made for Ruth, A Passion for Stamps which I had not blogged before. You will find all of Ruth's lovely images here

For the card at the top I printed the image into printable acetate, then laid that onto one side of a piece of double sided adhesive sheet. But before doing that I prepared the reverse side of the adhesive sheet by laying on a piece of tissue which I first scrunched up, inked with distress inks and added some glitter. The roses were then coloured with Copics thought the tissue...........if you place it against a light or window you can see the image clearly and don't be afraid of tearing the tissue, it's very resilient.

The blue card has a background created with a mask, I inked the mask with versamark, laid a piece of card stock over then ran it through the Grand Calibur, removed the mask and brushed perfect pearls to reveal the pattern. The image is paper pieced with BoBunny DP, a bow made from seam binding and a little chipboard bird which I inked with distress inks.


My final share is another paper pieced card using snippets of DP, over a background inked with distress inks and stamped with a script stamp and some random inking using a piece of sequin waste.

Hope you have a good Wednesday and if you are in the UK, don't let the rain get you down, perhaps we will have Summer in December ?


46 comments:

Caroline said...

Hi Brenda. Gorgeous card's the images are delightful and the layouts are fab. Caroline xxx

Ruth said...

Well they sure brighten a dismal day! These are just the kind of cards I love. As for summer - it fell on a Tuesday in April!
Have a lovely day, Thanks so much, Ruth x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. Oh WOW, what can I say. You make the most wonderful creations all the time, absolutely beautiful.
Love Sandra xxx

Liz Miller said...

What a lovely collection of cards Brenda. I think the first one is my favourite but I love your paper piecing in the other two. Thanks for sharing these with us.
Liz xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gosh they are all truly gorgeous , the beautiful pink one my fav,lovely work . janex

nnalorac said...

Morning Brenda, So frustrating this weather, have parks laden with grass too, waiting to be cut. Even if it dries up, have to wait for the ground to firm up so not to damage the ground too much. Hope we'll soon be basking in the Sun lol! Nevermind your cards make up for the lack of Sun, all beautiful, since I'm a blue kinda person, I'm drawn to it, love everything about it. Have two man cards to get done, like now, not progressing very quick. Carolxx

Melbourne imran said...

I appreciate your ideas...Melbourne florist

Fliss said...

These are all gorgeous Brenda. Love those pretty flowers and your elegant backgrounds.
Not sure I can wait for summer in December as I need some sunshine a bit sooner lol
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lisa Jane said...

well they have certainly brightened up my dull day! Love that blue one!
Lisa x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous set of cards, though 1st one my fave. Love the flowers. xxxx

Paula (PEP) said...

A wonderful array - we have triffids growing too & the little birds are having a real feast in our compost heap. My favourite of these is the final one - it just took my breath away with the red coupled with the pale green against the white. The delicate ribbon ties (OUCH) the bunch together beautifully.
Takec are
Paula (PEP)

walchowDesign said...

Afternoon Brenda! It's tropic warm and sticky over here today in NLD although the temperature stays at about 22 degrees C. Hope it's the same over at your place too.

Beautiful set of flowers' cards!

Jackie said...

What a magnificent selection this morning, each and everyone is gorgeous for different reasons. I would not like to have to choose between them :o)
Jackie xx

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, lovely cards, really like the 'crackled look on that 1st one. Hugs, Frea

Michelle J M said...

Fabulous cards, love those dotty roses and the effect of the scrunched tissue is gorgeous. Michelle x

McCrafty's Cards said...

All three cards are absolutely gorgeous Brenda, I love all of them,
Kevin xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

These cards are beautiful Brenda

jacqui x

Gail said...

Very pretty! I like the tissue paper technique, and where do you find printable acetate!?
I'll trade you ladies rain for some sunshine!

Hussena said...

All three of your cards are just gorgeous!!!love them!

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Very cool cards Brenda, I love the crackle effect on the first without using UTEE or crackle type thing, just acetate and tissue paper! COOL!!!

Lots of awesome techniques and cards Brenda, loving the summer flowers! :-D

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I love the tissue technique on the first one.
Nikki x

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Brenda and a gorgeous selection of floral cards....

Anne

chillin with Quillin said...

there all gorgeous, love them!!!
Paula

Iverova said...

Oh, poppies! How do I love flowers poppies! Thank you, dear, as the mood lifted! Just lovely!

Dora said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, they are all so elegant and love the different colours and style you used.. the pearl on the bow on the second card are especially so beautiful xx

Anesha said...

Really beautiful cards, love the paper flowers in the first one. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

Kat said...

Stunning cards Brenda. Each one is so elegant and stylish and the colour of each one is beautiful. I love them all. Certainly cheered up my day! Yet another foggy day here in coastal Aberdeenshire. Wet too. I'm just off to walk the dogs and I think all three of us will be very wet.

Our neighbour at the farm has cut silage and like most around here is later than usual and having trouble getting it in. The sheep aren't even clipped yet, poor things. On the other hand they might be glad to still have their coats!

Kat xx

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Brenda...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Sarah said...

These are so beautiful Brenda x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Benda again such a beautiful and stylish card. love the composition and colors, also the flowers.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascretivity)

Lorraine said...

oh wow Brenda these are so beautiful your talent is amazing i just love all your makes they are so inspirational xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow, wow Brenda these are all so beautiful and definitely brighten even the darkest of days, I love the colours and images they are truly wonderful
Hugs
Lorraine x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, these are so gorgeous, you are talented ! I love the colours, designs and the die cuts. What a treat to see 3 beauties at once ! Take good care of yourself, Shirleyx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Brenda, absolutely adore your beautiful flower cards.
luv
Debby

Beryl said...

Hi Brenda. I can't imagine what the price of hay is these days. I sometimes paid £3 per bail back in the eighties - it must be a nightmare even thinking about the cost.
I'm sure your mojo will spring into action soon - meanwhile it's a good chance to see some of the work you haven't had a chance to blog before. I love the tissue technique on the top card - it gives a really lovely effect and whoever gets it will probably be wondering how on earth it was done.
Thank you for sharing these fab cards.
Beryl xx

Pau said...

I love the second one, it's beautiful. Your always do a great work. Hugs, Pau

Pat said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, all so different but gorgeous. We have SUN today!!!!

Pat xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda, thank you for sharing these beautiful blooms!

SusanLotus said...

All three cards are very beautiful!
Enjoy the summer! Hugs!

Lynne K said...

Wow, what a gorgeous set, Brenda! I like them all, but the blue one is just stunning.

Hope your weather's brightened up a bit today. 'Bout time ours did too!

Lynne x

Gemma said...

Stunning selection of cards hun & thank you for your sweet comment on one of my challenge cards recently...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

pinky said...

Wow what a selection of beautiful cards Brenda. Even though one is pink I still can't say which one would be my favourite. I have heard you are safer getting your tooth out than have a root canal as you always feel pain even though the nerves have been removed:( I am dreading Tuesday. Hope you don't have anymore bother with yours.

Merry said...

Three amazing cards and interesting techniques Brenda. Love the sound of the Copics and the tissue.

ma-mi said...

Lynne, lovely cards you made.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hi there B. :D thanks so much for popping over and yes am well but just very busy sorting few rooms out in the house and making a craft room cant imagine yet how great it will be but getting very excited :D
I had initial photo of it on the WOYWW post last week - ah do so love your floral post today so good that idea on the first one (and love roses of course).. must try it as love working with acetate .. if only to remember it!! so may great methods out there hope your weather fines up for everyone sakes esp with Olympics coming up fine weather then would be great, thanks for sharing Shaz in oz.x

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

absolutely gorgeous set of cards! lovely colors too :)

 
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