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:

  1. Fabulous creations, love these colours too..they are all so spectacular Brenda/..Have a good week coming up.xx
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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. 3 cards in one day and beautiful too! Can't seem to get in gear myself...

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

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  8. Stunning collection of cards. Hugs Juls :-) xx

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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!

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

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  21. 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

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  22. Fabulous selection of cards.

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  23. Lovely creations Brenda. Love those flowers. Judy x

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

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  25. Gorgeous cards Brenda
    Lorraine x

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

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

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  28. 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

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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  36. 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 :)

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

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

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  39. 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

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  40. 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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