Sunday, 6 July 2014

Flowers all the way



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are and Summer Blooms and Dies and Punches. We are still away so another scheduled post which I hope pops up on time, one can never be sure with blogger.

There is quite a lot of Penny Black going on this month with both my DT cards, the one at the top is my Stamping Sensations make using the gorgeous Hollyhock stamp from PB stamped onto a background of Dylusions and stamped a second time to decoupage. I did a bit of random stamping around the edges and added some grunge paste through a distressed lattice stencil.


My Penny Black piece is again rather inky, a background created with Dylusions onto the reverse of Centura Pearl and the obligatory spritz of Glimmer Mist pearl to bend the colours and add a bit of shine. Next I added some grunge paste using honeycomb stencil and ink to add some sunrays and some randon stamping around the edges, music here and there and a Penny Black quote. Finally some daises using a Penny Black die cut from another piece of card sprayed with Dylusions.  I wasn't at all sure what I was going to do to for this months theme but am actually quite happy with what I ended us with.

I do hope you will join in this months challenges, we have some awesome prizes to be won.

47 comments:

Helen said...

Two very pretty flowery cards, Brenda, love them!! I also love the fairy cards from yesterday, I think I didn't leave a comment (naughty!!) Have a good day. xx

Wendy L said...

Both gorgeous cards Brenda, love the way you have done the flowers on the second one, xxx

Sue said...

These are both stunning Brenda. I love the colours, gorgeous flowers and such beautiful sentiments too.
Sue xx

gwen70 said...

WOW WOW WOW Brenda, two stunning cards, adore the bright colours

Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous B, I especially love the vibrant colours of your first card, you talk of techniques, I have no knowledge of, must investigate, I've bought a few stencils but apart from inking through them I've not tried anything else. Hope you're enjoying your trip to the seaside, Julie x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Brenda...two very pretty cards love what you've done with the hollyhock stamp and your die cuts flowers are gorgeous

Anne

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow Brenda hun simply stunning I just love,how you have blended the colours on the card,then added the stencils,and finally the flowers,gosh they create stunning,cards hun just gorgeous hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Both of these look just wonderful!! I love the softness of them and the interest you created in the backgrounds, just beautiful!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful blooms Brenda, especially the orange creation...great colour choice!! xx

Glennis said...

Both are lovely Brenda - I love how you hav done the background.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful cards, I especially love the colors of the second one.

scrAPpamondo said...

I love these card's! Bright colors and pretty background

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous both cards, but the first is my favorite! hugs, Helena

rachel said...

two wonderful cards brenda. gorgeous texture and colour. love them both. hope u are okay. big hugs rachel x

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful cards

Fliss said...

Wow Brenda! This are both very inkylicious and the colours and stamping look so beautiful.
Fliss xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are gorgeous, love the vibrant colours and the combination of the background effect and die cuts. I hope you are having a great time, Shirleyx

Jacee said...

Two beauties Brenda, I always love the sentiments you use on your cards, so lovely.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! Love both of them so much.. especially for the lovely flower images! They make me so happy :)
Its been raining here since yesterday and I am just loving the rain.. and now I get to see your wonderful cards ..so am super happy! TFS!

Whisper said...

Both are simply stunning and am loving the 2 different colour combinations too, Luv Sam x

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these are absolutely stunning! Love the colours, the flowers and the inky bits - stunning!
I hope you are having a lovely time - the weather has been good here so hopefully will be good where you are too Karen xx

Ellie said...

Two very beautiful cards Brenda, I love your Dylusions backgrounds and beautiful stamping and stenciling! Hope you have a great week ahead, and enjoy the rest of you Sunday!

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous summery flowery cards, both so pretty.
Lorraine x

Robin said...

Both your cards are so very beautiful! Hugs, Robin

linda said...

two gorgeous floral cards brenda! they're both so summery and pretty.

Gerrina said...

Both card are so warm and have such beautiful details and techniques; I like them both so much! And got inspired by them aswell; have to get using more modelling past on my cards aswell! Wish you a good week and hope that you found some energy on your trip...Thamks for the big compliment given in the intrduction at Penny Black! Hugs, Gerrina

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda these are so beautiful those flowers look awesome and so real, the colours and design are both superb.
hugs
lorraine x

walchowDesign said...

You are really an expert when working with background coloring, Brenda! Love them both!

kanda said...

Love both of these cards Brenda, The colours on both are fabulous as are the flowers and stamping xx

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous cards with lots of lovely inkiness! I love the sun rays on the second. Stunning, Brenda!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, I like the flowers the Designs and the colours.
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

Two absolutely stunning card, the colours are lush and vibrant and I love both cards.

Kath x

Berina RGA said...

very beautiful cards Brenda, as always!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Jackie said...

OMG Brenda, two stunning cards here, and what gorgeous colours :O0
Jackie xx

Maddy Herbison said...

Hi Brenda, both these cards are just beautiful. I love the inky backgrounds and the dimension you've achieved by decoupaging the flowers. Maddy x

mags said...

Two more gorgeous cards Brenda. Loving the colours and designs.
Mags
x

Lau W said...

Fab fab Faaab !!! lovely colors, love your cards Brenda !
xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wow stunning cards, love them both very much!
We got our warm and sunny summer back;-))m

Andreja L. said...

Fantastic creations, Brenda :-))
Such a lovely cards!
Hugs, Andreja

susiestacey said...

Beautiful inky artwork Brenda, love the colours, esp the vibrant orange x Susan x

pinky said...

Oh you do florals so well Mrs B! The deep pink in the first is so eye catching and I just adore the shape and colours of the second card!! Beautiful work as always. Hugs
Pinky

Becky said...

what awesome designs.

Annmaree of Oz said...

Amazing floral cards Brenda, you are the queen of floral, and inks!

I just want to step into these colourful worlds you've created!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just superb B. Love this and the fairy cards too...wonderful... pray ypu enjoyed visit with loved ones plus keeping well. Shaz in Oz.x.

Linby said...

Fab use of those dies.
Lynn x

Merry said...

Oh wow....love these cards.....