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:

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

    ReplyDelete
  2. Amazing cards! Both are very pretty:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ein Traum deine Karten, die Topfkarte ist meins
    glg Gertrude

    ReplyDelete
  5. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  6. these flowers are beautiful! and raindrops look very interesting

    ReplyDelete
  7. 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

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

    Best wishes and take care

    x

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

    Anne

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. 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

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

    Joan

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

    ReplyDelete
  14. 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 :)

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  18. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  19. 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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  22. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  24. Such beautiful cards, Brenda!

    ReplyDelete
  25. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  27. 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

    ReplyDelete
  28. 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

    ReplyDelete
  29. 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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  33. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  35. 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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  40. Two gorgeous makes Brenda.
    Mags
    x

    ReplyDelete
  41. 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

    ReplyDelete

 
09 10