Saturday, 16 May 2015

Anything but square and jagged edges



Good morning, time for another challenge at Allsorts and this week Susan want to anything but a square on our work. Our sponsors are Deedees Designs and do read down about next weeks very special challenge.

I have gone with a circle easel card cut with Tattered Lace essential circles and scalloped circles, I am always rather partial to easel cards and especially round ones and this Penny Black Poppy lends itself to this shape.

I stamped and embossed the Poppy with versafine black and detail clear and coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils.............we all know I am not a colourist and am always searching for a colouring medium I feel confident working with. After watching these demoed on C&C a few weeks ago when there was a fantastic deal of all five sets at a club price of about £65 I took the plunge and went for them and I am actually beginning to see the appeal of colouring in and actually enjoying it.

I added a little light stenciling around the Poppies and added some pearls and a Penny Black sentiment and ribbons.


And a little advance notice that next week we celebrate or 6th Birthday at Allsorts, it's going to be rather special................... there's a little clue in the sidebar badge which we hope you will display on your own blogs to help us spread the word and of  course join in the fun next week.


I also have a second card which I have made for this month Butterfly Challenge, I have not had time to join in for some weeks so thought I had better show my face again, I rarely enter challenges but like to make an exception for this one. The theme this time is 'J for jagged edges' and of course a butterfly. So a perfect opportunity to distress the edges of my main piece and add some frantage, a background of Dylusions and stenciling, a Penny Black butterfly and sentiment (cut down into three), seam binding and pearls.

Happy weekend all and as always thank you for your visit.

60 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, love your Poppy easel card and the background on your 2nd card is beautiful
Have a great weekend...

Anne

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda love the circle one with the Poppies also the wonderful design of the second excellent creations
hugs
lorraine x

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous! The round one specially is a real winner!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two lovely cards especially love the poppy one. Hope you will enter my candy x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, poppies always remind me of you, xxxx

Marianne said...

The poppies are back ;-) and what a lovely bow!! Love the second one also with the butterfly and great colours!

Sarah said...

Love this circle easel Brenda and your SN pencil work looks fabulous and I love the sentiment banner. I debated for a while over whether to invest in these pencils and I'm glad I did as they give quite a different "look" to projects xx

AnyOldCraft said...

Stunning as always Brenda.
I love colouring, always have.
Pencils are my favourite to use.
Love the way you have coloured the poppies :)

jackiescrafts said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, the butterfly one has to be my favourite as I just love butterflies but your round card is very pretty too.
Jackie x

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful cards

Pamellia Johnson said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda! So opposite in style, yet both beautiful with wonderful images and stunning colours! hugs :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So sorry that I haven't been around for weeks. You've been very creative during this time and created wonderful works :) Also these cards are fantastic. Have a great weekend.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful colouring of the poppies with your new spectrum and love how they look on the easel card. Lovely butterfly card with all the jagged edges - well actually I am in love with this card, Brenda!

MaryH said...

What a beautiful pair of cards to enjoy this morning, as I slurp some coffee! Really love this beautiful PB Poppy image (and think it's NBUS on my desk). What a wonderful easel card it made in the round to show it off so nicely. Your pencil coloring looks great to me...some good shading. I'm rubbish with pencils, so I'm really admiring it. And #2- WOW...like the glimmer you have going on with the subtle stenciling. I'm also rubbish with frantage so I love that! The butterfly perfectly compliments that gorgeous cameo (Love those as well. They always look so ladylike to me). Two just gorgeous cards. Will try to get back to get the badge to help spread the word for All Sorts Birthday. TFS & Hugs

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful cards!

Pat said...

Beautiful cards, I love the Poppy image and design on the first and the second has such gorgeous colours on the background. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Mrs A. said...

Hello Brenda, so nice to see you back here. I feel very honoured that I m an exception to the rule!
lol. What a beauty you have brought with you too. I love the distressed edges and the pink colouring which is my favourite. Thankyou for flutering by . Hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful easel card and gorgeous colours, love the layered bow and pretty image on the first card Brenda.
The second card has a beautiful blend of shimmery pink and green tones and I love your little pearl dots too.
Lorraine

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Loving the circle easel card, gorgeous poppy stamps! And loving the inked background on your second card, and really beautiful colors too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Cloudy day here, but really warm.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! Love the vibrant colours on the second one! Enjoy your weekend!

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
beide Karten hast du ganz zauberhaft gestaltet,
glg ulrike

Whisper said...

Aaah a pair of complete stunners, luv Sam x

Jacee said...

Two lovely designs Brenda, vibrant, pretty and utterly gorgeous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

scrAPpamondo said...

Your poppies are fabulous, love how you coloured them and the green light stenciling that gives a lovely touch to this sweet round easel card!!
Love also the second card, with your inconfondible background, so bright and vibrant! The butterfly and the bow with the cameo are just adorable!

Shirley Chillman said...

I too love the layered bow on the stunning easel card Brenda. Beautiful butterfly also.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Brenda. I love your designs and beautiful colours.
Sue xx

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, Love the colours & great designs...the poppy image is so beautiful... Have a happy weekend....Hugs May x x

Robin said...

Both are so gorgeous! I love butterflies and cameos. Hugs, Robin

Crafting Queen said...

Two really lovely cards. Love the background on the second one.

Kathleen said...

Totally love your poppy card and the easel .
Second card has a fabulous background and superb colours.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda I love the poppies and the ribbon on the first card, and the beautiful butterfly and fabulous colours on the second card.
Kevin xx

Viv's Visuals said...

2 lovely makes my friend. Sad day today - the 3 in the net paled into insignificance really but tremendous atmposphere! x

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda, and you seem to be taking to colouring very well :o)
Jackie xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
Two lovely cards once again today. Your colouring looks brilliant - it doesn't look like you are a beginner - wow. I also like round easel cards and think I know which die I will use for the challenge.
Enjoy your weekend.
Lesley

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda!! I love your coloring!! awesome!!

Sewe said...

Cute cards :)

Mervi said...

Love the first card, beautiful colours! And the second is fabulous too.
Busy with sales and today we had a sunny beautiful day, I did some gardening;-))m

Judy Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Judy x

rachel said...

two really stunning makes Brenda - gorgeous - the poppy one is so pretty - and the inky one is just gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

mags said...

Two super cards Brenda. Really liking the circular easel.
Mags
x

ALI said...

Two gorgeous card.

Amelia said...

Hi Brenda, these cards are beautiful, I love the shape of the first one and the colours on the second one are lovely! See you soon xx

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful shaped card ! Love the poppies and green-red-white combination; so fresh!
Your second card's BG is great (love windows)... Hugs, Gerrina

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, how are you? Stunning cards love the images and your choice of colours look gorgeous, love the first ones shape, and the second butterfly one is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lau W said...

Wow ! so fab cards Brenda !!! I love them !
Have a nice day !
xxx

Tracy said...

Stunning poppies Brenda, love the shape and design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

scrappymo! said...

Well done on the colouring! It looks fantastic.
Your poppy card is so pretty...the easel shape is lovely.

The second card has such a vibrant and beautiful pink colour...beautiful card, Brenda!

Michelle J M said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. Cannot pass a Poppy without thinking of you! Michelle x

Chasing the Dream said...

Oh my, you have been busy. These beauties are stunning. My fave is the second, love the colors and design, so pretty.
Hugs
Berni

Regina said...

-Absolutely delightful cards!
Regina*

linda said...

beautiful cards brenda! i love the circle easel and the second one in my favourite colour combo! sounds like you're having fun as a colourist and you've done a fabulous job with these!

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the gorgeous poppies but then you knew l would x Susan x

Jo Channon said...

Love this card Brenda and you wouldn't know that you have just discovered the love of colouring! x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful cards B. Love your little easel one, lovely poppy and bow, great colours on second card, pray you're keeping well... must go back and read up on previous posts.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

Maya Smith said...

Lovely cards, Brenda! I love the colours on the butterfly one!
Regards, Maya S. | Carpet Cleaning Greenwich

KandA said...

Two fabulous cards as always Brenda. Love the poppy on the first with the super bow, and the colours of the second are gorgous and I love the trail of pearls from the beautiful butterfly xx

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards again Brenda, I love how you usually show very different designs together :o)
Jackie xx

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful cards! I have not tried a circle easel card before...must give it a try as your looks awesome!

The butterfly card looks stunning. Love the colours!

Светлана said...

Beautiful cards!

 
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