Saturday, 3 October 2015

Nature inspired



Good morning to you all and thank you for all your kind comments on inky post below. It's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where Tracy has chosen the theme of Nature. Our sponsors are Whimsy Stamps and DigiStamp Boutique.

The theme is very much up my street and it one of the recent samples I made for Chocolate Baroque......who will be appearing on the new Craft Channel TV on Monday.......using stamps from Autumn Poppy and Glorious Spring stamp sets, contrasting seasons but I have tried to demonstrate that they can be adapted to whatever time of year you want them to be.

I used the negative from cutting TH cabinet card as a stencil and stamped the rabbit and leaves through the mask and then added Pan Pastels to create the background. Next I repeat stamped the toadstools across the bottom and coloured them along with the leaves with Spectrum pencils and did some doodling around the shape left by the aperture.


I have also found time to create a card for the current Butterfly Challenge with the theme of Butterflies and Knots. The stamp is a really old wood mounted one, the name has long since worn off so I can't offer any clues as to the make, all I know is it came from Stamp Addicts about fifteen years ago.

The background has been stamped with another oldie but I do know it's a Hero Arts stamp which I inked with DI and spritzed with water and repeat stamped and didn't worry about lining up as I wanted a more random look. I then stamped the main image and bleached out the colour from the parts overlapping the background and then coloured in with Spectrum Pencils (not very well I might add). I stamped and coloured the butterfly a second time and decoupaged, matted onto some pink card and tied ribbons across two corners.

Happy weekend all.

40 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two gorgeous cards. Have a good weekend x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, have a good weekend, xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Both of these cards are right up my street too Brenda. I love the scene on the first one. The mushrooms look fabulous at the bottom of the card and you've blended the colour beautifully. The second card is just so pretty. Such lovely inking on both x

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love seeing cards with nature inspired images...what a beautiful butterfly and the mushrooms look so beautiful
Cheers
Dr Sonia

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful Nature inspired cards Brenda a theme that is very dear to my heart, love the softness and delicacy of the colours and images, superb makes.
hugs
lorraine x

KandA said...

These are two wonderful cards Brenda. Love the stamps and gorgous colours of both and both super designs. Have a great weekend xx

aussie aNNie said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda, lovely designs and super colours used.. that butterfly almost looks real. Yes crafting has helped today to ease some pain. Dad and I shared many hours with me colouring and he watching on with nods of approval...am a bit lost actually.
Thank You for your kind words re my dad passing...Funeral is in another state of Australia next Wednesday. We had to transport dad over 20hrs away to be with mum....
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Babs Watson said...

Morning Brenda this really is so beautiful your back ground reminds me of the shadow stamping I use to do when I first started stamping your image is so delightful and your card is a real pleasure to view..
Babs...x

scrAPpamondo said...

Favolose card, Brenda! La scena con il coniglio è meravigliosa e i funghi che spuntano nel bianco del cartoncino sono davvero impressionanti. Mi ricorda tantissimo lo stile di Beatrice Potter.
Mi piace anche tantissimo come hai fatto lo sfondo a piastrelle nella seconda card e le gocce più scure ci stanno d'incanto!! Dolcissima card con questi fiori e la farfalla!
Congratulazioni per la tua card "indiana" su Craft Channel TV!
Abbracci

Craftyfield said...

Both beautiful cards with great colouring. Hope you're enjoying your week end!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice
have a great weekend
hugs

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards as always Brenda....trying to catch up on blogs now...

Anne

Lucy Woods said...

So gorgeous love the mushrooms along the bottom! Love nature theme!
Lucy x

ALI said...

Brenda these are gorgeous. Great inking and designs.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautyful cards Brenda. Love the soft colors.
Have a lovely weekend.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful designs, I love how you've created a scene inside the die cut negative. The background on the 2nd is also fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, full of lovely stamping techniques and designed beautifully.
Lorraine

Glennis said...

Both are so pretty Brenda, especially the one with butterflies

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the butterfly. The background is so beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

LesleyG said...

lovely inky makes, love the watery flutterby background, and the toadstools are fab too xxx

Kath said...

Beautiful cards - your butterfly card is my favourite as I love the delicate colours and the flower stamp. The knot makes it perfect for our Butterfly Challenge.
Kath x

Jacee said...

Wonderful designs Brenda, so pretty.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Judith said...

lovely makes Brenda - love those little mushrooms! hugs Judith x

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, hope you are having a great weekend;-))m

butterfly said...

These are just lovely, Brenda - so delicate and pretty.
Alison xx

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Hope you're having a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

I just love the vintage shabby chic look to your butterfly card. Love those soft colours. That is a very old stamp indeed. Great idea for the knots element too. Thankyou for fluttering by my #39. hugs Mrs A.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Nature is one of my favourite themes too.
Take care
Lesley

rachel said...

these are absolutely gorgeous Brenda - I adore both - the first is a stunning scene and the last a beautiful background to that butterfly - lovely! Big hugs to you and hope you are having a good weekend! hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, love the rabbit image and the subtle colours on the second card.

Kath x

Whisper said...

Both cards are simply stunning, i love the delightful bunny scene, luv Sam x

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are both gorgeous, Brenda! What a beautiful little scene on the first card - cute little bunny! The butterfly on the second card is stunning - and my favourite colour combo too! Love both of these!

Robin said...

Such cute cards but you know I just love love love the butterfly! Hugs, Robin

Jackie said...

Excellent pair of cards Brenda, so beautiful. Love those mushrooms :o)
Jackie xx

Gerrina said...

Two beautiful cards! They look so delicate and dreamy! The first is my favo because of the drawn frame; looks perfect! (something I have to do more often...) Hope you have a fine sunday planed! Hugs, Gerrina

Helene E said...

sensational stamping, as usual :)

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous makes Brenda, love the colouring on the butterfly.
Avril xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Brenda these a super cards, both of them and the butterfly with the background stamp has amazing colours.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the rabbit and those toadstools look fab along the bottom x Susanx

Tracy said...

Superb creations Brenda, I adore the Rabbit card. Both beautiful
Happy crafting
Tracy x

 
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