Saturday, 18 May 2013

All rather blue & Saturday candy




It's Sarah's turn to host the theme at Allsorts and she has chosen the them 'True Blue' and our sponsors this week are Pretty Little Ribbons and FlonzCraft.

At the top is a canvas which was a lovely bit of inky indugence, I started by covering the frame with a couple of layers of gesso, then stippling the edges with acrylic pain applied by splodging........another technical term........with a polythene bag to give a lovely textured finish. I coloured the inner of the frame with Pan Pastels and then stamped Hero Arts and Inkylicious poppies which I coloured in with distress markers.


For my second piece I have managed to combine products from both of our sponsors, the border stamp is FlonzCraft Baroque corner stamped onto a background created with tea dye and broke chine distress inks and a spritzing of dazzling diamonds glimmer mist. I randomly stamped the centre of the piece with wire and butterfly stamps then added a couple of roses made with blue satin ribbon from Pretty Little Ribbons and swirls using a Cheery Lynn die and spellbinder leaves. The butterfly is also a spellbinder die.

The winner of last weeks card is............Kathleen, well done please mail me with your postal addy. And this week I have another set of 10 Elegant Tent Cards and envelopes on offer. As usual a winner will be selected at random from all comments left this week, if you visit more than once then all comments will go into the draw. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is:

1) Be a follower 
2) Pop the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar on your own blog

Note the new signature at the bottom, isn't it pretty, a very kind blog friend Julie sent it to me, thank you so much Julie.

Happy weekend to you all.

92 comments:

Wendy L said...

Love the blue poppies Brenda and the second card is stylish also. beautiful. xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love your blue cards Brenda especially the gorgeous poppies
jacqui x

Shylaashree said...

pretty blue poppies and butterfly. love to have this brenda

Lau W said...

Wow ! superb work Brenda ! The both are beautiful !
Have a super week-end !
xxx

nnalorac said...

Love Blue cards and yours are Stunners Brenda, so love the Blue Poppies and those Ribbon Roses are lush. Have a lovely weekend. Carolxx

Craftnut said...

Two beautiful blue creations b, love the spell binders butterfly die Tracy x

dr.jaya said...

lovely frame Brenda!! the edges with the sponged acrylic paint..wow ...i love the effect....
And the card looks awesome too.love the way you have merged the two such contrasting colors...esp in the background...

Phi said...

The ribbon flowers are gorgeous and the colour combination of blue and gold turned out really nice. Love your work.

AnyOldCraft said...

Brenda the cards are absolutely gorgeous and I have to say the top one is my favourite.
Love the effect from the plastic bag and acrylics.
Will have to try that myself as my sons has a tonne of acrylics for his art course.
Glad you like the signature hun.
Oh and the border round it is because in your template settings you have it set so there is a border round all images. If you want to get rid of it you just set it to 0 :)

Paula (PEP) said...

That first one is such a beauty - the blue poppies & the birds against that sun just terrific & I love the touch of purple mistiness in the sky too.
The contrast of the golden filigree wings on the butterfly with the solid wings beneath brings ut the lovely pattern of your background paper & I love the varied stamping of your main background panel.
The pale blue silky roses just lift the whole beautifully in both texture & colour.
Paula (PEP)

Fandhmum said...

Both beautiful pieces, Brenda,
Rosie x

Anonymous said...

Loving the royal deep blues, how effective do those poppies look in a contrast colour!

Have a great weekend Brenda!

loulou said...

I love your gorgeous blue poppies scene, especially the way you have used many mediums

Lynne K said...

Oooh!! Love 'em both, but especially the canvas, which is stunning! x

Joan said...

Beautiful canvas and a lovely card,love that wire netting stamp

Marianne said...

Hmm, maybe I should add gesso to my ever growing wishlist, because I've seen some fun techniques using gesso lately. Also love the soft background of your second card, Brenda, and those ribbon roses look fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

Ellie said...

Such beautiful creations Brenda, love the blue shades and gorgeous designs. I also wanted to tell you that I loved your photos of all the gorgeousness in your garden. Simply stunning, wish it looked like that in my backyard!

Helen said...

you may get this twice cos blogger threw a hissy fit!
I love the canvas, the frame looks superb, but I absolute adore the blue poppies!! Have a good weekend.

Paper Profusion said...

Both are beautiful Brenda. I love your new signature. Happy Weekend. Nicola x

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful creations.

Gail said...

Congratulations Kathleen!
Gorgeous projects Brenda!

rachel said...

both are wonderful Brenda - I especially love the blue poppies xx

Eret said...

These projects are stunning. I really love them. I'd love to have this frame on my wall :) Blue is my favorate color. You are so talented, Brenda.
Hugs
Eret

Sonia said...

Hi my dear friend^_^
Your creations are fabulous ^_^ Feeling blue today^_^
You are very talented^_^
Have a beautiful weekend^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely cards!Loved the blue canvas frame!
Happy weekend,-))m

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! Totally stunning Brenda.
Wonderful blue poppies. I love the designs, gorgeous shades of blue and beautiful detailing. The flowers made from ribbon looks so pretty too.
I hope you are having a good weekend
Sue xx

catherine said...

These are just so beautiful Brenda. love the layouts and images with all the blue. Love the butterflies but then I seem to have a bit of an obsession with these(lol). Great card on offer again and thanks for the chance
x catherine

Sally H said...

Both are gorgeous, Brenda! Love the way you used the inkylicious poppies too. Must have a chat soon x

gwen70 said...

Love both cards, but my fave has to be the blue poppies

Karen Petitt said...

Stunning canvas and a beautiful card too Brenda. Love both of these and I would never have thought to colour the poppies in blue - will have to try colouring them in blue the next time I stamp some - ty for the inspiration and for the chance to win some lovely goodies Karen x

Sarah said...

Beautiful ribbon roses B. What a fab idea x

Frea Konings said...

Wowzers, two gorgeous cards again. Love that pretty swirl diecut on that 2nd card and love the blue poppies on the first one! And thank you for another Saturday candy. Hugs Frea

coldwaters2 said...

These are absolutely beautiful Brenda it is lovely to see the poppies in a different colour they still look stunning, awesome work.
hugs
lorraine x

Marlies said...

Your canvas and card are both gorgeous Brenda! Both beautiful made and the card is so elegant. hugs, Marlies

MargeGoh said...

This is beautiful....love them all especially the 1st picture. Amazing creation.

Von said...

Gorgeous canvas Brenda and the corner stamp is ace :)
Have a good weekend
Von ♥

ionabunny said...

Oh, I love the first piece. The background is a perfect frame and then the blue poppies. Perfect

Anonymous said...

Blue is beautiful! Your poppies look like Himalayan poppies which are amazingly beautiful. I tried to grow them from seed once. I had to put them in the fridge to germinate. Nothing happened :( One day I will buy my self a full grow plant! Anyway, both your cards are gorgeous! And your candy is lovely too :)
Pearl x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I just LOVE the blue poppies, stunning!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Tedz said...

Hi Brenda, Ooooh that blue poppy is gorgeous! That is one very pretty frame. Your card is beautiful as well and your new poppy signature is lovely! Pauline xx

linda said...

these are both gorgeous projects brenda! i love the techniques you've used; i always learn something new when i visit.
hugs, linda

jackiescrafts said...

Oooh lovely cards

Jackie x

Kat said...

These are both gorgeous Brenda. Love the flowers and butterflies on the card. But I'm sure you could guess that my favourite is the poppy canvas. It's stunning. The poppies look amazing in blue.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kat xx

ALI said...

Oh these are fab, don't know which I like most!

Glennis said...

Both of your projects are beautiful. I am not really a 'blue' person, but these are so appealing - especially the poppies

PatR said...

Wow Brenda I just love your canvass and the poppies look amazing in blue. Your card is lovely too, love the flowers and butterfly xx

AsilisA MaM said...

I love the blue peace of art anfd the lovely card as well as you new signature - love the flower and coloure

Helena said...

Two beautiful blue creations, love Ribbon Roses are lush and the butterfly die. hugs, Helena

Kathleen said...

The blue poppy card is totally fabulous, I love it to bits and just love the way you have used the two stamps.
The second card is also stunning but afraid it is only second to the poppy card.

Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab, love the blue poppies

Dora said...

beautiful cards!! I like the first one, with all the flowers, colours and how you made it to a scene. very lovely. the second card find I the flowers very special made. looks beautiful.
greetings

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful cards, like the frame on the first one !!!!
Paula

Hanneke said...

Wow Brenda, you made some lovely creations! I love all the blue you used and your new logo is so pretty! Hugs, Hanneke

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Beautiful cards! Love the ribbon roses!

Robin said...

These are just gorgeous! Loving that frame around the poppies, the dies you used and especially the ribbon flower! Hugs, Robin

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful designs again Brenda. Love the blue poppies on the first and the combination of images & die cuts on the 2nd. I hope you are having a great weekend, Shirleyx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, Both cards are really beautiful, but I love those blue poppies!!!
Kevin xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

beautiful blue creations, I have made a poppy card too , they are a lovely sight what ever colour. Love your canvas , great keepsake.
janex

Ea Christiansen said...

I love blues and your cards are gorgeous.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Hugz
Ea

Jackie said...

OMG Brenda, I always love your work but you have surpassed yourself with these two wonderful designs. I wouldn't like to choose a favourite becaye I love them both :o)
Jackie x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards but my favourite has to be the poppies.
luv
Debby

Beryl said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The blue poppies are gorgeous and the background stamping and inking on the second is so beautifully subtle. Love the wire stamping.
Fab new signature - very you.
Beryl xx

Jane said...

Gorgeous blue creations Brenda, I am fascinated by the canvas you made. How kind Julie was to send you that new signature, it is perfect for your blog x

Linby said...

More poppies! Look lovely in blue. Love the details on the second one, those inked butterflies look lovely. great new signature too!
Lynn x

Andreja L. said...

Both are so gorgeous, what a great blue colour! Great job :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards, I absolutely love the blue poppies - divine.

Pat xx

Shirley said...

Two lovely creations Brenda. I do favour the first one as I love poppies and they look so different coloured Blue rather than the usual Red. I would not have thought to do that.

Shirley

Marianne said...

Gorgeous craetions Brenda. Especially the blue poppies!!!
xxx Marianne

Neha Jain said...

lovely card
and lovely candy :)

Gerrina said...

Blue is my favorite colour so the blue poppies are great! The frame has turned out beautifully; thanks for the discription! The die and framestamp are great toghether! Such a good fit! Hugs, Gerrina

May said...

Stunning creations Brenda, Love the blue...The poppies are AmAzing....Hugs May x x x

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, beautiful fantasy artwork on your canvas. LOVE seeing all the new techniques you are trying. Thank you for the inspiration to spread my wings, too. Both pieces of artwork are gorgeous - love that corner image you used. And the True Blue colors look so pretty - there are lots of shades of blue, but nothing compares to true blue, does it? Brenda, did you make your satin ribbon flowers, or did you purchase them? If you made them, is there a tutorial somewhere on line that you used? Beautiful card, and lovely canvas. hugs, de

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, both of your pieces are fantastic. Love the blue color scheme.

Eemeli said...

Fabulous ones. Blue is my favorite color so of course I love both cards. The poppies look amazing.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are both beautiful projects. I love all the blue.

slimwitch said...

My favorite color is BLUE!!! I love how you created these wonderful cards with the poppies and the butterfly... :) Inspiring

Pia S said...

Two lovely bluye projects, Brenda! Love the stamped scene you've created for the flowers on the canvas!

cebelica said...

Blue is my favourite colour, but for some reason I don't use it on my craft projects as often as I wish. Hmmm ... I wonder why ... Anyways ... I'm here to write a couple of words about your projects and not babble about other things. ;) That being said, I have to tell you that I just love the canvas you created. The sky comes in all those beautiful shades. Wow, it's a pleasure to look at it as well as relaxing. And I love the card too. Those flowers are amazing and the butterfly die you used is fab. Awesome work! Hugs! xx

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful blues cards, Brenda! Love the result of the technique of using the polythene bag for the bg. I tried it before and you've inspired me to use this technique again!

Izzwizz said...

Hi Brenda, loving the blue colour! Fabulous texture you have achieved with the paint effects on the frame and the poppies are beautiful. Love the ribbon roses on your second piece. Maddy x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda love the blue color.
Gr Elly

Stamps and Paper said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda..they are both fabulous but I think my favourite has to be your blue poppies.

Anne

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both so beautiful, I love the poppies in the frame they look fabulous in the blue and the stamps, die cuts and flowers on the card are all so pretty
Lindsay xx

pinky said...

Brenda you do blue so well, these are absolutely stunning!

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
Gorgeous creations, love all your details, and wonderful inking too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Juls said...

Both cards are just stunning!! Hugs Juls xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love your blue cards and your new signature too how kind!! Shaz in oz.x

Liz Miller said...

Oooh... Brenda I love your poppy canvas and the different techniques you've used to create it. Love how you've created the skyline and those sets of poppy stamps go together so well. Lovely work.
Liz xx

Michelle J M said...

All the pretty blues! Stunning blue poppies Brenda. The stamped background on the second one is beautiful. Michelle x

scrappymo! said...

Loving all the techniques you used on both of these...especially making that sort of border around the second and the random chicken wire stamping and butterflies added!

Bridie Payne said...

Lovely picture and card!

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Hugs

Bridie

Kaja M said...

lovely frames:) i like blue a lot!