Sunday, 4 January 2015

Mask and stencil inkiness



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Dies and Punches' and 'Stencils, Marks and Embossing folders'.

My card at the top is my Stamping Sensations piece using Dylusions for the background and two stencils, a mesh/wire one and the face which I sponged with distress ink. The lattice down the side is a Timmy die painted with gold acrylic paint, Heartfelt Creations flowers stamped and then cut with the matching die and edges rubbed with gold gilding wax to coordinate with the lattice, then gold Frantage around the edges of the base card. The sentiment is Penny Black masked and stamped three times - the wording is too close to just cut into three but it only takes a few moments to do this way.


It's another bluish card, wasn't my plan, just how it worked out. I created the background with Glimmer Mists by brushing them over the reverse side of a piece of Centura Pearl, used a Gothic arch stencil to create a frame around the image Penny Black 40-200 Sweet Dahlia which I stamped and coloured twice to decoupage the flower. Next I used Penny Black 25-003 Verdant stencil to which I added some ultra fine glitter to the flower heads. And it seems I used the same sentiment as above Penny Black 1483E Cherish Yesterday which is a real oldie and sadly no longer available, I didn't actually realise until I wrote up this post so I figure it means it must be a favourite with me. And a butterfly from Penny Black 30-117 Free Flight.


A second Penny Black card which is a result of my first play with the Brushos Santa gave me. I stamped Penny Black 4383K First Dance with black Versafine, dried the ink and then saturated a piece of Fabriano watercolour card.........it's 640gsm which I ordered by mistake ages ago and not used much as it's so heavy, but finding it perfect with all the water used with Brushos as it retains it's rigidity beautifully. Once dry I used Penny Black 25-005 Alluring stencil to add some leaves around the Lily, added some ribbon and pearls and mounted onto a piece of embossed coredinations. Hubbys comment "hmmm lovely"........you see he doesn't really appreciate my inky grungy indulgences.......but as I told him, it was he who arranged for Santa to bring the Burshos !!

As always we have fabulous prizes at both challenges so I really hope you will join in this month.

46 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creations, love these colours too..they are all so spectacular Brenda/..Have a good week coming up.xx
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vinita jain said...

Wow Brenda! What a lovely piece of an art, Love the wire stenciling on her face, the texture and the blossoms on first one and other too are gorgeous too! Love the brushos effect on that gorgeous paper!

Sammy said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, but that top one is a real stunner! Just love it! x

Helen said...

What a gorgeous set of cards! Glad you enjoyed your Brushos - they work well on such heavy card, what a fortunate mistake ordering that was!

Jackie said...

What a stunning selection of cards since I last popped in Brenda, I particularly love the first one :o)
Jackie xx

Craftyfield said...

3 cards in one day and beautiful too! Can't seem to get in gear myself...

Sue said...

These are stunning Brenda. I love the images and wonderful colours. The flowers on your first card are so beautiful.
Sue xx

Juls said...

Stunning collection of cards. Hugs Juls :-) xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Brenda, you do come up with some good designs, xxxx

Joan said...

Three more fabulous cards Brenda and I just love your brusho background card, can't believe its your first play, you should have seen mine! Happy New Year

Joan

Viv's Visuals said...

3 stunners as always Brenda. x

Sally H said...

three gorgeously inky creations, Brenda! I love them all. Ignore Eddy! I am still experimenting with my brushos - not sure what to make of them yet!

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Brenda I pray it will bring you better health dear friend. WOW Brenda these cards are awesome, I love the design and stencilling it looks magical, beautiful work.
hugs
lorraine x

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful cards!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow beautiful cards with wonderful inky & stenciled backgrounds :) I have those HC flowers & dies, love your flowers... (mine are still unused, I hoard dies and don't use them enough...bad). Take care, Shirleyxx

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a stunning collection of cards and i love all the stencilling and i'm not surprised that sentiment stamp is your favourite too, Luv Sam x

Stamps and Paper said...

3 beautiful cards Brenda

Anne

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow, three fabulous cards using some gorgeous techniques Brenda. I don't often get to do what I call 'messy play' but seeing these wonderful creations has given me inspiration.
Lorraine

pinky said...

Stunning cards again Brenda. I love that blue one, amazing tone of blue. Reading through your post I got completely lost with the type of stash you used, all new words to me lol. Happy New Year to you!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Beautiful mask and stencil cards, Brenda! Full of colorful goodness, and beautiful interpretations of nature! hugs, de

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful.... amazing.... sweet.... original.... All these words are perfect for your cards!!!
Love, love all them! Your works are really a dream! You are very talented and rich of inspiration, so you also giving us some of it ! Thanks for sharing!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just gorgeous and so creative! I'd like to try more of this style. For some reason it intimidates me. Need to break out of my comfort zone!

Ellie said...

Lots of beautiful inking, stenciling and masking. Such beautiful colors too!

PatR said...

Hi there Brenda, firstly thank you for the good wishes for John. Pleased to say he is improving.
Now your beautiful creations which are always so inspiring. Particularly love the first one as it's one of my favourite colour combos but they are all amazing as always. Hope your all is going well for you at the moment. xx

ALI said...

Fabulous selection of cards.

Judy Corner said...

Lovely creations Brenda. Love those flowers. Judy x

linda said...

gorgeous cards brenda! i especially love the gold edging on the flowers - so very elegant.
hugs, linda

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda
Lorraine x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
deine Karten hast du ganz wunderschön gestaltet,eine schöner als die Andere,hab noch einen schönen Sonntag,
glg ulrike

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards to warm a dark damp evening Brenda, lovely colours and I really like those sentiment labels...great touch xx

susiestacey said...

Three beautiful inky creations Brenda, as you know l am a pinky sort of girl but l love the blues - maybe it is all the frost we are having at the mo x Susan x

Becky said...

These are lovely Brenda!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
Lesley

Marlies said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. All three are great but I love the first one with the face and lovely flowers. hugs, Marlies

cheryl said...

Oh brenda these are all amazing designs and colours are scrumbtious hugs cheryl xxx

Becca Cruger said...

OOoooo This is just so lovely! It's vintage and eclectic and absolutely stunning.

Berina RGA said...

beautiful creations!! love the first one!! very beautiful colors..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

MaryH said...

Brenda, it's too bad you can't hear me going "Oooh" "Aaah" as I'm scrolling down to enjoy each card. LOVE, LOVE those sprayed backgrounds, and #1's stencils just added so much texture & interest. Great use of the TH die & good idea to add the gold craft paint. The flowers are stunning trim. #2's colors were so 'icy' in feel, and perfect for that beautiful image. Just elegant. Loved the hot colors on #3 - as I'm really more into reds & bright colors...so if I have to pick one of these 3 as my favorites - well, I simply can't! I have the Brushos, but haven't had time (or the courage) to break them out as yet. So I am so loving the background you did on this one. Darnell is having a NBUS challenge so maybe I can play and use my Brusho's as my new unused item, inspired by your lovely background on this one. Happy New Year and hope it's off to a great start for you & your family. Big hugs & TFS

Kathleen said...

The die cut flowers are amaizing and love the flower on the wintery card and the rich and warm colours on the last card. Three delightful creations.

Kath x

butterfly said...

Three glorious cards, Brenda - that first one is right up my street colour-wise and I love the layers, and the third one is really stunning!
Alison xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Brenda, these are stunning! I can't even pick a favourite, but I sure am loving your use of the mixed media! Do you take time to eat and sleep??? lol, big hugs :)

Mervi said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous cards as always;-))m

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are amazing cards, I especially love the first one.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A lovely selection of cards Brenda!

I like all of these designs and I love the way you've used the different techniques to get your end results.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful.

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
Marvellous creations, love all the floral images used, and the die cutting and punching is fabulous on your first card, really like the flowers.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

 
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