Saturday, 5 September 2015

Gilded flowers and Poppies



There is a new challenge over at Allsorts today and this week Mervi would like to see Lots of Layers, our sponsor is Jiggery Makery and Sizzix. 

I have used lots of gilding wax on my the flowers, both gold and copper rubbed onto the Tattered Lace Emma flowers and Sophie leaves, all were cut with the dies, embossed with the matching folders and also stamped with the coordinating stamps although that seems to have got lost in the gilding. The pretty DP is Trimcraft and I did a bit of fancy machine stitching around the panel. The sentiment is Penny Black.


I also have a share for the current Butterfly Challenge where the theme is a Butterfly and an Archway and I just love this arch window stencil which I think is from Clarity...........as is par for the course with me I don't have the packaging any longer so can't be certain.

After inking through the stencil onto linen cardstock I stamped this gorgeous Poppy image which is part of one of the sets I recently received from Chocolate Baroque. I stamped a second image and heat embossed both with detail clear powder and cut out the butterflies and Poppy heads to decoupage although that's not very apparent from my photo. The colouring is all done with Specrtum pencils and I simply matted and layered in coordinating colours and stamped a sentiment...........you got it, no idea of the make as it's an unmounted one.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. I'm off to the Sincerely Yours Paperctrafts show at Thetford tomorrow. It's a really nice friendly show and less than an hours drive so very convenient and as well as stocking up on things like cardstock, also gives me the opportunity to catch up with some of our challenge sponsors.

40 comments:

  1. Have a great time ! I'm looking forward to Ally Pally later this month... Both cards are fabulous, but the poppies win for me, every time, lol!

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  2. Morning Brenda.
    Loving the gilded wax flowers.
    I think that technique always looks so pretty. Something else to add to my ever growing shopping list for the hubster lol
    Oh lucky you going to a craft show. I have to wait until the hobbycraft one comes to Brighton.
    Fab cards and I hope you have a great time tomorrow.
    xx

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  3. Ooh, love those gilded flowers Brenda and the stitching is a perfect compliment. Love the poppies too, hope you enjoyed using the SN pencils, I have now got the hang of them!! xx

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  4. Wow, beautiful creations again Brenda.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  5. Both cards are gorgeous Brenda. The gold and copper flowers are stunning and the floral image with the stencilled background looks so beautiful.
    Sue xx

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  6. Two beautiful card Brenda. I like the butterfly stamp you have used on the second card.
    I hope you have a great time at the craft show.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  7. this is gorgeous
    have a nice day
    hugs

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  8. Both Gorgeous "B", the gilded flowers are stunning, HOW come mine never turn out like that...lol perhaps it's because I don't do enough....

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  9. I love the stitching, a real eye-catcher

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  10. Fabulous cards Brrenda. Love the super effect you got on those flowers with the gilding and a great design too. The stencilled archway is gorgous and looks as though it is the sun shining through and of course the stamping is wonderful. Hope you have a good day at the show xx

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  11. Love the gorgeous layout on the first and the stencilling on the second is fabulous!!
    Lucy x

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  12. Two fabulous cards Brenda! Gosh I do love the gilding on those flowers on your first card, along with the glorious bow - perfectly tied as always! And I just know that Mrs A will love your butterfly/arch card - it's beautiful!!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. Lovely cards Brenda, my face the the poppies and butterfly great colouring and stamping and two of my favourite things.
    Jackie x

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  14. Two beautiful cards, love the flowers and the stamped stencil...xx

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  15. Your flowers look like bronze ones...super gorgeous
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  16. What beautiful gilded flowers, they really look like metal and is a great technique. Love the stencilled arch and pretty poppy bouquet, the colours are very warm and stand out beautifully against the white linen card. Enjoy your craft event tomorrow, I completely forgot that it was so soon and would have loved to have gone too.
    Lorraine

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  17. Your gilded flowers and leaves have the look of real metal and are enhanced by the subtle colours of the background papers. Really nice... Love the soft stencilled arch in your second card.
    Enjoy your week end! xx

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  18. So beautiful...as always! I love the elegance as well. Have fun at the show tomorrow. Hugs, Robin

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  19. Love the gilded flowers Brenda, both cards are gorgeous, xxx

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  20. Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the effect on the flowers in the top card, stunning.
    Enjoy your time at the show, Sincerely shows once held an event in the NE a few years ago, it was really good, wish they would return.
    Off for a catch up now,
    Avril xx

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  21. OMGoodness, Brenda, those flowers look AMAZING! Gorgeous cards, both of them! Have fun at your craft show - wish they had things like that around here!

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  22. Brenda, fantastic cards you made :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  23. Two lovely cards Brenda. Hope you are having a good weekend.

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  24. Two great cards Brenda. Have fun at the craft show. It is work for me tomorrow I am afraid.
    Mags
    x

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  25. Two gorgeous cards Brenda
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  26. Two fabulous cards, love them both, both so different to each other. Have fun in Thetfors, not going this time, would ahve loved to have met up. NEC in Nov for me x

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  27. Those gilded flowers and leaves are amazing - the embossed texture is just fabulous! Two more lovely cards - the subtle colour blending on the arched window is superb.
    Alison xx

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  28. Two fabulous cards, love the gilded flowers and yet another fabulous bow, stitching looks really great.
    Great arch and a gorgeous image on the second card.
    Thanks for everything.

    Kath x

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  29. Ciao Brenda, la prima card è davvero bella con questi fiori dorati, ma la seconda card mi ha fatto davvero innamorare!!! La farfalla e i fiori escono davvero dall'arco!
    The first card is really beautiful with these gilded flowers, but I fell in love with the second one!!!! The butterfly and the flowers really pop out of the arch! Fabulous effect!

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  30. What a wonderful flowers you put on the card. Unique.


    LP, Marjeta

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  31. Gorgeous archway stencil which goes perfectly with the chocolate baroque stamp. Love the colours. This is such a striking card. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  32. Two stunning cards Brenda, I love the poppy card and I really love those gilded flowers. Gives me ideas for using the gilding I bought ages ago but never got around to trying :o)
    Jackie xx

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  33. Caught a glimpse of these marvelous looking flowers when I was enjoying the later post - so had to scroll down for a closer view. My, my - these lovely flowers look as though they are made of the thinnest metals...so much mica color & texture with the veining. The gold & copper combination certainly created such an old metal patina. Love the pretty papers & airy bow, and again, that great embroidery. #2 - just perfect for the current Butterfly Challenge. Really liked the way you've done the archway, and of course, the stunning flowers & butterfly. You've been busy! Productive & creative. Good for you! TFS & Hugs

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  34. Two fantastic cards Brenda, I adore the first one, it's stunning!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  35. Hi Brenda these are two beautiful creations I love them both I do so admire the gilded flowers on the first card I think these will be going on my wishlist, lol.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  36. Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love the colors on the second one!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  37. This is a beautiful card. Love your design.
    Thanks for taking part in the Butterfly Challenge.
    Hugs Anne ,GD

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  38. Thank you for viewing my entry for the Allsorts challenge and for the lovely comment.........they brought me to YOUR blog and I have had a wonderful time scrolling through and seeing all your beautiful makes.

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