Saturday, 15 August 2015

An Orchid or Hibiscus ?



Morning all and hoping this scheduled post knows it's Saturday and time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Jo would like us to share our favourite colour and we have a lovely prize from Sizzix.

The flowers are from Sheena's Orchid set. I stamped it out some time ago and forgot which set it came from and as it doesn't really look like a conventional orchid to me have to confess when I did the coloring in with Spectrum Pencils I actually thought it was a Hibiscus and coloured it accordingly, so will put this one down to artistic licence.

It's a corner stamp which I stamped four times to create a frame/wreath...........over at TL they think I have a bit of a fettish for floral wreaths as I seem to make one with every new set of dies I am sent to work with.............and they could well be right as I get great comfort from using flowers in this way. I have yet again used Penny Black Sing, Dance, Love in the centre and added an organza bow and ribbon slide...........I found a supplier on the internet that is aimed at the wedding market but sells some lovely ribbon adornments at reasonable prices.


My second share uses lots of Tattered Lace dies, I have written the details up on another scheduled post over at the Tattered Lace bog so please do pop over there if you would like to know what products I have used.

Happy weekend all and as always many thanks for your visit.

35 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two lovely cards, I particularly love the bottom one x

hellerlittle said...

oh I love orchids !!! and your first card looks like ;o)
both cards are very pretty
CU hellerlittle

Marianne said...

Lovely cards Brenda!

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
Two very pretty cards, I Always love reading the sentiment you used on the first card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sammy said...

Oh these are both simply lovely! Love them. Have a lovely weekend Brenda. x

Glennis said...

Both are lovely, Brenda. Great colours too!

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Brenda, love the vellum flower, xxx

Sophie said...

Traumhaft schön...

xx

Bad Kitty said...

Beautiful card
hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creations, love the images, colours and design. I would say the flower is a hibiscus....xx..hope you are enjoying the weekend.xx
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

AnyOldCraft said...

Looks like Hibiscus to me.
Beautiful cards Brenda.
Hope your health is letting you enjoy your holiday honey.
Sending love and hugs xx

Marianne said...

They are both lovely cards, Brenda. I think you could colour these flowers any which way you like. Hope you are enjoying your holidays.
Marianne x

Stamps and Paper said...

two beautiful cards Brenda...I think your first card is a Hibiscus which youve coloured beautifully...love the design and soft colours of your circle card...

Anne

Pamellia Johnson said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I think it looks more like an hibiscus, but whatever flower it may be, I am loving that stamp!! Love your big sheer flower on the easel card, so unique and lovely with the big bow! hugs :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful designs, love the flower on the bottom one. The top flower does look like a cross between an orchid and hibiscus. I never think about how something 'should' be coloured :). I hope you are doing well, take care, Shirleyxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Both are gorgeous Brenda, I love your floral creations.
Lorraine

Jacee said...

Two beautiful designs Brenda, They are both so pretty.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

scrAPpamondo said...

Love the ibiscus card with the lovely quote, but the easel round card is just fabulous!! Amazing!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love the pink orchids.. The second card is awesome!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Brenda
Two pretty cards today Brenda. Pink is my favourite colour to craft with and I also love to use flowers. There is nothing wrong with a floral wreath.
Take care
Lesley

Dora said...

both creations are beautiful.
stunning how you made so much cards in the front. wow.
kind regards, Dora

rachel said...

two stunning makes Brenda - absolutely gorgeous - hugs Rachel x

Kathleen said...

Two really lovely cards and love the way you have stamped the image in the four corners, love the layout of the leaves on the second card.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are really gorgeous Brenda, I love both designs, I hope you are enjoying your holiday
Kevin xx

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Hope you're enjoying your holiday.
Avril xx

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda, both so beautiful. I love the vellum flower on the second one.
I have often noticed that images are wrongly named by the creators, so I guess crafter's licence is involved :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful, gorgeous cards.
luv
Debby

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful creations, Brenda.
Hope you're enjoying the rest of your holiday!

ALI said...

Beautiful creations "B".

KandA said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday xx

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda both so wonderfully designed,
hugs
lorraine x

walchowDesign said...

Two beautiful cards! Love how the leaves fall together. Hope you are enjoying your holiday, Brenda!

Robin said...

Both are so beautiful! Can't believe I missed them. It's been a wild month. So glad you made it home safely. I hope your trip was as amazing as it sounded it would be. Hope your feeling better too. Hugs, Robin

vinita jain said...

Both are fabulous creations and so adorable! Hope you enjoyed your holidays!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are so gorgeous, Brenda! Sorry I missed some of your cards while on my blog break. The easel is stunning! I love the ribbon and bling on the first card!