Saturday, 14 June 2014

Gold and grungy



Helen has set us a colour challenge at Allsorts this week of 'Gold and White plus One', we have two great sponsors A Passion for Stamps and Craft Fairy.

My colours on the top one are perhaps a little bit predictable, gold and white and brown as my extra. This is one of the samples I made for a recent Stamp Addicts Create and Craft TV programme using some of the new Grunge stamps, sentiment and clock with grunge paste and masking in the background and a flower using TH Tattered Floral die.


And a second one in white, gold and yellow using one of Ruth's designs the Stargazer Lily which she drew for me a couple of years ago, I printed three onto Fabriano watercolour card and coloured with Derwents and then Wink of Stella pens and decoupaged one bloom, an embossed background, a triple bow, cameo and Liquid pearls.

I met Ruth in Cambridge today, she is over here for a few days so it was lovely to catch up with her again, there were a few photos taken as we supped coffee in the sun and I know she will be blogging them so will grab one to share here as well.

Have a good weekend all.

44 comments:

Sarah said...

Nope, can't choose a favourite this time Brenda, Love the colours, composition and texture on both!! Have a good weekend xx

susiestacey said...

Two stunners today Brenda, love the details of the top one and the Lily is gorgeous - l have some in pots only 6 inch tall so far and nowhere near showing heads but have the lily beetle on them - just as well they are red and l can pick them off x Susan x

Craftnut said...

Both are lovely B Tracy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both gorgeous, the top one is my fave. Must go to Cambridge this year, lovely by the river there

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning cards nce again Brenda, love what you did with the grungy one!!

Gerrina said...

Great cards again! Love the first; good inspiration for me! Havfe a good and sunny weekend, Gerrina

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
Love the sentiment.
Gr Elly

Wendy L said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, first one is fave though. Have a good weekend. xxx

rachel said...

two beautiful cards but I love love love the first one - stunning xx

Bad Kitty said...

lovely cards Brenda!

Fliss said...

Wow Brenda! These are both gorgeous and I really love the colours on the first one as they look so beautiful together.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda both are gorgeous, I especially like the grunge on the top one, great textures and designs. Take good care of yourself, Shirleyxx

butterfly said...

Great cards - especially that first one, fabulous textures and glowing honey tones, and the flower and leaves are glorious. Hope you had a lovely time in Cambridge.
Alison x

Sue said...

Such gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the soft colours on your first card and the flowers on your second card are stunning.
Sue xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just gorgeous, Brenda! Both are lovely!

Whisper said...

Both absolutely stunning and so different too, Luv Sam x

Ellie said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda, I love the extra color you chose for each one, though I think my favorite one is the one on top.
Hope you have a nice and sunny weekend!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Stunning cards Brenda! love them both.. the first one is absolutely fabulous! And the hint of glitter on the flowers adds so much to the look! I am loving the flowers!

Jacee said...

Two super cards Brenda, like 'um both, so can't choose, you've done it again!! Lovely.
Hugs Jacee
http://www.simplypapercarddesign.blogspot.co.uk/

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, my fave is the first one.
We had a very cold day, but now the evening is sunny;-))m

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and beautiful summery colours.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

joolaa said...

beauty both, but my favorite is the first card :))

kanda said...

Both gorgous cards Brenda, especially love the first xx

Sally H said...

Both totally gorgeous Brenda! So pleased you got to see Ruth too. forgive my brief visits at the moment. I have now finished 15 out of 30 reports x

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards!! both are very nice... love the second one!!
Berina
Moxie Craftie

Jackie said...

Two cards both so different but both are stunning. Love thos lilies :o)
Jackie xx

hellerlittle said...

great Cards Brenda! My fevorite is the 1st one... You know I love all vintage made *lol
CU hellerlittle

Sarah said...

Stunning cards B x

Ruth said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. It was really lovely to get to spend some time with Eddy and you. I will post the photos when I get home. Keep well and keep in touch x x

Kay Carley said...

Hi Brenda. Sorry that I haven't visited for ages - don't seem to get any time!!! Fab cards as always :) xxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both beautiful Brenda!!
Kevin xx

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda! The first is gritty and grungy and looks fabulous.

The second has a crisp and clean look. I just love those curved edges in the borders. They are so pretty!

Will be back to have a good catch up. I have some weird problem with my computer that if i try to commenton 2 posts, it will not let me. So I have to go back in after closing blogger...even then it might still block me. Have to take it in to the shop as it is still under warranty but this is our busiest time of year and never seem to have time. I am trying to get the gardens ready for summer here, at the lake and at the house I have with Mum. I am almost done, thank goodness.

Judy Corner said...

Lovely cards Brenda, right down to the lady with the blue hat. A very belated Happy Sunday to you too. Judy x

Kari said...

Wonderful cards,Brenda!Love the colours of both of them!Lovely!
Have a grreat week!
Big hugs,Kari :)

walchowDesign said...

Wonderful cards, Brenda! Love the first card.

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda love the wonderful colours, images and designs, excellent work.
hugs
lorraine x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. Love the rays.

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda my favourite has to be your first one....love the colours of both

Anne

aussie aNNie said...

Very classy cards indeed, love them both...luv annie xx
The Journey is the Start

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards, lovely colours.

Pat xx

Desire Fourie said...

These are just beautiful art. Its always a lovely refreshing surprise visiting here.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

gillnstu said...

what beautiful cards, yet so different I still can't make my mind up which I like best, so just leave it that they are both absolutely gorgeous xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are gorgeous.

Annmaree of Oz said...

These are both really stunning, every part is amazing, so much bliss for the eyes to see!

 
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