Saturday, 2 May 2015

April showers bring May flowers




It's Saturday morning and today it's my turn to choose the theme at Allsorts which is 'April showers bring May flower'. Our sponsors are DigiStamp Boutique and Stix2.

The first of my two cards is the 'showers' using some Inkylicious stamps which are fairly new to me and were the inspiration behind this weeks theme. I created the background with Dylusions and Glimmer Mist and stamped the girl with her unbrella, raindrops and sentiment with black archival ink. The Penny Black bird and bushes across the bottom were also stamped in black archival and some liquid pearls added here and there.

I used a white highlighter pen to add some reflection to the raindrops and matted the piece onto coordinating bazzil cardstock with a punched border down the leading edge.


My second card is a bit of a fun using several new Tattered Lace dies to create a flowerpot full of blooms which you will also find over at the Tattered Lace blog today. It's also a great way to use up your snippets of DP making the flowers.

I made the flowerpot base card from Kraft card, it's simple to make just cutting the pot shape to the size of card you want to achieve and then adding another piece of the same card to create the top section. I decorated the bottom section with Embellishment Attic ribbon and TL Anne border.

Next I cut loads of flowers using TL Charisma Primrose and Sping Blooms which recently premiered on Create and Craft using snippets of DP in various colours and layered them up and used buttons and tiny bows to the middles. Then I arrange the flowers in the pot and popped in leaves cut from TL Leaf Branches.I think this would make a lovely Birthday card or get well card as the blossoms are sure to cheer.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

44 comments:

LesleyG said...

Simply adore the fairy raindrops, and the flower pot looks fun Brenda xxx

Zuzanna Magdalena said...

Amazing cards! Both are very pretty:)

ellyscard creatief said...

Two beautiful creations.

Julie said...

Morning my lovely B, I just love your girlie dancing in the rain, what a brilliant sentiment! The flowerpot must have taken ages, all those lovely touches,especially the scrummy buttons! Hope life is treating you well, enjoy your bank holiday weekend, Julie.x

Gertrude said...

Ein Traum deine Karten, die Topfkarte ist meins
glg Gertrude

debby4000 said...

Love them both.
luv
Debby

Shirley Chillman said...

Very neat and pretty Brenda she looks delightfully elegant skipping and dancing in the rain. Both makes are gorg.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Людмила Василевская said...

these flowers are beautiful! and raindrops look very interesting

Craftyfield said...

Brenda you make rain look gorgeous! Love your flower pot card, it would make a nice Mother day's card.
BTW the postman just delivered my prize... how's that for speed!!! Made up! xx

iReneM said...

Two lovely makes, Brenda.
The quote on the first one is so true :)

Best wishes and take care

x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Brenda just love the raindrops on your first card and your flowerpot is so pretty

Anne

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous pot of flowers which are displayed so sweetly...gorgeous colours.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful cards

Sue said...

These are stunning Brenda, I love the scene you have created on your first card - the raindrops look amazing. Your flowerpot card is gorgeous too, all the flowers looks so pretty.
Sue xx

Joan said...

Love your inky card Brenda, the raindrops are fabulous. The flower pot card us so pretty with all those lovely flowers

Joan

jackiescrafts said...

Two lovely cards Brenda and those raindrops look sooooo realistic
i hope you are having a nice weekend
Jackie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous work Brenda!! Love the raindrops on your card, so atmospheric! Your potted plant is stunning, you must have been cutting out flowers forever!! Wonderful! happy weekend, hugs :)

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the top one, the raindrops look so ...wet!! lol!!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

ALI said...

Lovely cards but my fav is always going to be the inky one...lol.........Gorgeous!

Helen said...

Love the first card, those raindrops are gorgeous!! Hope we decide to turn up and play today, lol!!

Ellibelle said...

Such gorgeous creations Brenda. My favorite one is the first card, loving the mix of colors you used! Wish I would be able to create such pretty backgrounds with my dylusions (I need more practice with them!). Gorgeous stamps too! The flower pot card is really pretty too. I made one of those a while ago, but used a template and had to hand cut it. Just beautifully done.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the raindrop card - l nearly bought the stamps at a show - wish l had now. Pretty flowers too x Enjoy the rest of the weekend - cold and wet here today x Susan x

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda... nice work with the water drops.. looks awesome and realistic... the flowers are very nice..

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous work Brenda. Those raindrops especially are fab (although too many of same over here today!). Nicola x

Sarah said...

These are lovely Brenda and I shouldn't pick a favourite BUT that flower pot is absolutely wonderful!! LOVE the pretty diddy bows and buttons you have added to them too...gorgeous xx

Lucy Woods said...

Fabulous Brenda!! Love the raindrops and sillohette a on first and the flower pot is so pretty!
Lucy x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such beautiful cards, Brenda!

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful both your creations Brenda, but the first one is just fabulous, I'm in love with this!! Awesome sentiment, beautiful silouettes, lovely background and stunning raindrops that seems really true drops of water!!! Love all the details. Gorgous isn't enought!

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, my fave is the first!
Raining and raining again; anyway happy weekend;-))m

Whisper said...

OMG what a gorgeous scene and very magical too. I love the flower pot and i've always thought about making one, but never actually got round to it, Luv Sam x

Robin said...

More gorgeous creations! I love those raindrops...they look so dimensional. My sister just bought some and I get to share with her. Loving your flower pot too. So cheery. Hugs, Robin

Kathleen said...

Two stunners here Brenda, certainly captured the showers on the first card, unfortunately these days I have to wait for the storm to pass as I am certain my dancing days are done, but I made the most of them when I could. - sorry back to the card. lovely image and gorgeous background.
Card two, fantastic.

Kath x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I especially like the first one, the raindrops are so realistic.
I hope you have a lovely weekend
Lesley

rachel said...

wonderful cards brenda - the diecuts are beautiful but I love the first card especially - so very atmospheric - truely beautiful! Big hugs rachel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love Inkylicious and have that stamp. You did a great job with it, love it

scrappymo! said...

To wonderful cards, Brenda. The first is so ethereal! Love the rain drops...they are perfect with this sentiment.

The second one is so much fun. A great card for snippet busting!

Jackie said...

Two masterpieces you have created here Brenda. Bothe so different but both so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Tracy said...

I love that sentiment on your first card Brenda, I need to remember it. Fabulous colours for the background. What a gorgeous pot of flowers, a very tactile card. Two brilliant creations.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gerrina said...

Two so different cards! Love the first one; the umbrellagirl and raindrops are beautiful on that background! Hugs, Gerrina

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda love, love that first one with the rain drops and the sentiment the flower pot looks fantastic.
hugs
lorraine x

ionabunny said...

Wow, pretty pot of flowers. Love the dimension you got on those raindrops. Hugz

Craftnut said...

Again lovely B, I only popped on to comment and had to look through all the new posts as well xx

mags said...

Two gorgeous makes Brenda.
Mags
x

Karen Petitt said...

Both are fabulous! I love the stamps you used on the first and then the pot of flowers is amazing! Truly gorgeous creations Brenda, you never fail to inspire me Karen x

 
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