Monday, 7 January 2013

Floral overload



Good morning to all, I've got more new challenges to tell you about at Pretty Little Ribbons where we have a lovely theme of  'Flowers and Ribbons' and at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping where it's simply 'Vintage' and we thought the chance for you to share some of your new stash with us.

I got a little bit carried away with my goodie package from Sarah and coupled with the floral theme ended up with several DT pieces. The top one uses the lovely Amaryllis stamp from Penny Black which I stamped onto the Marianne frame after masking the edge to keep the script central and coloured the flower head with watercolours. The DP is Kaiser Kraft and the ribbons, lace, flowers and charm are of course all from Pretty Little Ribbons...............the thumbnail pictures below all link to their shop so you can grab some for yourself.


The above card is my FlonzCraft DT piece using one of their lovely Vitage images, this one is called   which I paper pieced to match the Bo Bunny background papers. The Ivy is a Marianne die and the flower made with punched shapes.


The inspiration for this altered box comes from my FlonzCraft teamie Claire who use one these boxes for a creation a few weeks ago. Needless to say when she said it was a Graze box the penny didn't drop and I went searching the Internet thinking it was a pre-scored template, it was far too simple to realise it was one of the boxes the health food nibbles arrive in which my daughter leaves laying all round the kitchen.

I used two 12x12 sheets of DP to cover the box, lots of lace, ribbon and liquid pearls and I paper pieced the four flowers which are all stamps from the designs of my friend Ruth whose images and dies are distributed by Tonic Studios. The flowers and butterflies I have used come from the following stamp sheets....... fuchsia, lilies, peony and chrysanthemum.


My final card is another for Pretty Little Ribbons, the image is Penny Black which I inked with Distress Markers, spiritzed with water and stamped onto watercolour card. I did a little stamping on the base card using versamark and a Hero Arts stamp and sponged with Pan Pastels. The bow is using some of the gorgeous silk crushed ribbon from PLR.


Goodness me, that was a bit of a long post, but there seemed so much I needed to share.

I really hope you will join in both challenges and look forward to seeing your creations.

66 comments:

Kelly Lloyd said...

All the cards are wonderful Brenda. So so pretty. You have been busy.
Have a good week
Hugs Kelly

Wendy L said...

All Gorgeous cards Brenda, you are one busy lady, xxxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...such gorgeous vintage cards, I love the colours of each one. All these projects are so different, and all of them so beautiful.
Dot x

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful creations with lovely stamps.

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

Chasia said...

So beautiful projects!!! I don't know which is prettier...

Lorraine said...

Wow, you've been busy! Gorgeous selection of cards. They are all so different and all so gorgeous!
Lorraine x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Loving them all. Carolxx

Tedz said...

Four gorgeous creations Brenda - I love the colours on the cards, they are so pretty and your inking through the die makes it stand out beautifully - mine always looks smudged (more practice methinks!) Also a very pretty result for what was initially a very plain brown Graze box. Pauline xx

loulou said...

OMG you have been busy, so much gorgeousness to look at. I love the amaryllis card - so beautiful and feminine and that dress-up box is such a wonderful idea. cheers Linda

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gosh, you have indeed been very busy. Your creations are gorgeous, I LOVE the colours and wonderful detailing on each one.
Sue

Sasha said...

They are all beautifully created, as always, Brenda! Gorgeous colours and fabulous stamping! x

Teresa said...

What romantic and beautiful your cards! I like the pan pastel on the embossing!
Have a great year!

Tanya said...

These are all fantastic Brenda, I love the box, it's gorgeous, and what a fab idea too :) I love that sentiment as well, it's great :) All the cards are beautiful as always, so talented!

Tags xx

butterfly said...

What gorgeous projects - such lovely stamps, especially that first one, and you've created wonderful settings for them all!
Alison x

Sindhu said...

Lovely cars Brenda! First one is my favourite though! The colours are so awesome...

Stamps and Paper said...

What beautiful cards Brenda all so different but all equally gorgeous

Anne

catherine said...

My you have been so busy Brenda and obviously having such a good time crafting. They are all so lovely and love how you have framed the images
x catherine

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda, Oh wow, just stunning creations again. You are so talented and I am totally in love with your creativity.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Anonymous said...

Wow, such amazing creations Brenda! I cant choose which is my fav as they are all so lovely! I like how you have done flowers blue that are not really blue. They look really nice in blue. I will try and enter one of the competitions. Thanks for sharing!
Pearl x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful projects!!!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I love everyone of your beautiful creations, vintage ,flowers and elegant ladies , perfect. janex

Paula (PEP) said...

Oh my - where to start? You can't have too many flowers though. The first is my favourite - that is just terrific with the colours & the little charm & shows that you don't have to stick to 'real' colours for flowers - I so often get stuck on authentic colouring.
In teh second it's your grounding that caught my eye & I love the touch of black with the ivy plus matting. The butterflies are gorgeous on that box & again the colours superb - the inside just delectable, especially that lily with the ribbon & your central butterfly. Another fascinating combination of colours with the final one - striking with the brown aqua & then mauve - goodness my brain is having to think here.
Paula (PEP)

Eret said...

OMG! Absolutely stunning! Love all of them. So beautifully made. First card is my favorite. Love this color combo so much.

scrappymo! said...

My goodness girl...you have been busy creating gorgeous cards!
The amaryllis card is lovely...full of delicate texture! I love how you used that die for the mat.
The second card has such a lovely vintagey feel...again you chose the perfect dies for this one.
I am not all that familiar with box cards so it was a lovely surprise when the next photo showed the inside...I realized why you said box...lol
The last is so delicate in the image...great idea to use the watercolour pencils!

Dragonlady said...

Happy New Year Brenda, hope all is well with you. Some gorgeous flowery creations, love some of the linen effect ppaers.

hugs Ali x

Marlies said...

These all all such gorgeous creations!! Beautiful colours and I love the PB stamp you used on the first card!! hugs, Marlies

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are gorgeous.

walchowDesign said...

There are all so beautifully done, Brenda! My fav today would go to card #1 - love all the pastel blues and the femininity of it.

cebelica said...

These are all very, very beautiful! Hugs! xx

susiestacey said...

Oh my you have been a busy 'B' sorry could'nt resist l must be having my mad hour lol. Gorgeous cards Brenda, l particularly like the first one the stamp is beautiful and the lace is so pretty. Take care x Susan x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow these are gorgeous ! Such beautiful embellishments on all of these creations. Love the combinations of die cuts, images and your beautiful bows ! The heart charm on the first one is a beauty ! Cheers, Shirleyx

chillin with Quillin said...

there all so gorgeous, love all the embelishments !!!
Paula

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun these are gorgeous, love the colours and the layout, hugs Liz xx

Sarah said...

Wow, wow and wow again! Absolutely stunning work B such gorgeous creations x

Lau W said...

Oh Brenda, you're a little bee !!!! So gorgeous, fabulous, wonderful creations !! Awwww !
xxx

KaRoLaA said...

I've to say WOW. Beautiful cards, especially the first for me is gorgeous, the colours... I admire :P. I'll stay here for a moment:]

Whisper said...

OMG how busy have you been !!, they are all so different and stunning, Luv Sam x

Jenny said...

OMG They are all gorgeous! Jen xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, such stunning cards xx

Beryl said...

Wow - three gorgeous cards and a fab box. I'll have to get my daughter to save some of her boxes for me. They are quite sturdy and I've always though they were too good to just bin.
Beryl xx

Sally H said...

wow, Brenda! All stunning! I love them all, but if you pushed me for a favourite it would be the amaryllis, I think. Such a gorgeous image and perfectly coloured too

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Brenda these creations are all amazing, full of beauty and elegance, I do love the vintage style so much so the romantic card stands out but I adore them all, stupendous work.
hugs
lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Thats a great serie you've made! Love the paperpieced card a lot and the flowers are so beautiful... Have to see and try to find some time toenter in the challenges; the inspiration from you is great! Hugs, Gerrina

Jennifer said...

I just love popping by and seeing all your wonderful creations! I adore all the delicate details you add!

Gail said...

Oh WOW!
They're all great, and I love the silk ribbon on the last one!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous Brenda.
luv
debby

LizM said...

Hey Brenda - these cards are just gorgeous! You are such a talented lady. I particularly like the aqua & brown/beige cards - a lovely combo. The Marianne (?) oval frame on the first card is particularly nice - I feel a purchase coming on...oh dear.
Anyway, I wish you a happy & healthy new year & thank you for all the inspiration.
all the best, Liz M x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful floral loveliness, Brenda!!!

I just love the soft pretty colours and stamps! So effective!

Thanks for your lovely comment! Glad you like it, it was a lot of fun!

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous creations, Brenda. I love them all, but I think the top one is my favourite.
Nikki x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Brenda,I'm missing words, you've been very creative and your pieces are just wonderful, they make me longing for spring.

ania said...

Wspaniałe prace:))

Juls said...

so many beautiful cards!! Hugs Juls

sallysbitz said...

Stunning cards. I especially like the colours of your 1st card x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Tracy said...

Everything in this post is so beautiful and elegant brenda. I love them all, the details and designs are just gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

Gorgeous cards. I love this teal/blue tone you have on the cards.
Lynn x

Pauline said...

Wow Brenda, what gorgeous cards you have made with all these lovely goodies! Stunning lace trim on toe first card, it matches the elegant frame perfectly. Beautiful inspiration!

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous, Brenda! I especially LOVE your fantasy amaryllis - it is lovely - I enjoy making fantasy colored flowers, too. All the colors on your top card are so soft and peaceful. While I like all your cards and the images, I am in love with the two floral images - must get those at my LSS soon. Thanks for showing some lovely ideas today!

Margreet said...

gorgeous projects...love the colouring on the first card!
xxx Margreet

Julie P said...

I love the stunning die cut frame on the first card, beautifully one Brenda
Hugs julie P

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! These are all so amazingly beautiful, I think the first one is my favorite, I love the die cut frame, the floral image and the beautiful heart and the lace is stunning, they are all really gorgeous though
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

absoloutly beautiful cards! i agree with Lindsay, the first one is my favourite, but i like the third one aswell, my favourite colour is blue so that's a giveaway! love how you've used the lace, beautiful!!
xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mimi

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

They are all awesome...you have such wonderful trim on your projects!!!

Tonya said...

These are all so gorgeous. I adore the first one.

Merry said...

Love the colour combo on that first card so fresh and bright. Wonderful ribbons and bows on all of your cards too. Such lovely work.

SusanLotus said...

Delicious creations!