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:

Helen said...

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!

AnyOldCraft said...

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

Craftnut said...

Two fab poppy creations x

Sarah said...

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

ellyscard creatief said...

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

Sue said...

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

Stamping Bubbles said...

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

Bad Kitty said...

this is gorgeous
have a nice day
hugs

ALI said...

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....

Helene E said...

I love the stitching, a real eye-catcher

KandA said...

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

Lucy Woods said...

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

Di said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda

Anne

jackiescrafts said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Dr Sonia S V said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

Craftyfield said...

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

Robin said...

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

Wendy L said...

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

Mrs.B said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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!

Andreja L. said...

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

Crafting Queen said...

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

mags said...

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

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

Ciao Brenda, la prima card รจ 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!

Marjeta said...

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


LP, Marjeta

Mrs A. said...

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.

Jackie said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Jacee said...

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

coldwaters2 said...

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

Berina RGA said...

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

Anne said...

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

Krisha said...

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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