Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Vibrant florals



Morning all, today I have another Chocolate Baroque piece of artwork to share which you will also find on the Design Team Blog using the gorgeous Indian Textiles and June Fairy stamp sets.

I started by dabbing Distress Inkpads Mustard Seed and Broken China onto a craft sheet and spritzing liberally with water then dragging the reverse side of a piece of single sided cardstock through the wet inks.

When dry [I use a heat gun to speed the process] I took the lids from two different sized pots of embossing powder and ‘inked’ the edges with the same two distress inks and randomly ‘stamped’ circles onto the inked cardstock, it’s a good idea to give another quick blast of the heat gun before moving on as distress ink can take a little time to dry.

Using a Versafine Black Inkpad I stamped the large flower from the stamp set, added Detail Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. Next I bleached out the colour from the flowers using household bleach and a fine paint brush.

I coloured the bleached out flowers with Dylusions Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine and Vibrant Turquoise. I then stamped the trailing Ivy from the June Fairy stamp set and also added a hint of Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise to the berries.

After matting and layering onto coordinating cardstock I added a matching organza bow.

As always, my thanks for your visit today.

56 comments:

Jane said...

A real beauty Brenda x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the colours!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Glennis said...

Very pretty Brenda, I like the colour combo very much

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful. I like the dubble bow too.

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Brenda.
I have rain here !!!!!!!

Sarah said...

This is really eyecatching Brenda, gorgeous colours for a start, a perfect example of Chocolate Baroque stamps and I love the inked lids xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely vibrant colours

Babs Watson said...

Morning Brenda, what a perfect bright and cheerful card, just what we need to see on this awful cold damp morning.. I love your idea of using the tops of the embossing pots to stamp with, the stamps really are beautiful and your creation is gorgeous...
Babs...x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful design and gorgeous watercolour effect using these techniques Brenda, love it.
Lorraine

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful card, lovely in blue and yellow, and adore the placement of the ribbons.xx

Marianne said...

Vibrant indeed, Brenda. Love those colours and the way your added the circles to your background.
Marianne x

Sammy said...

Oh what a beauty! Such great colours and a really pretty design too. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow, B. how I love this card .. and loved all the deets and steps on just how you made it.

Brilliant stamped images .. very trendy just now these paisley images and bright colours.

Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration.
Happy WOYWW 333! Shaz in Oz.x #6

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Crafting Queen said...

Love the colours in this card, great card.

AnyOldCraft said...

This is beautiful Brenda.
Love the colour combo :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I love the colours and the stamps
Kevin xx

Lau W said...

Wow ! Nice colors, a super card again !
xxx

Gerrina said...

Great stamping! A beautiful different look and stamp! Hugs, Gerrina

Robin said...

Stunning! I love the background you created...don't you just love how these things just turn out different every time. The ribbon is just perfect with these colors. Hugs, Robin

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, those florals are certainly vibrant! Stunning work Brenda, a truly beautiful card!

Michelle J M said...

What a beautiful combination of colours! Fabulous stamps and your bow is gorgeous too. Michelle x

Team Clark said...

Oh Brenda! This is stunning! I just love this color combination!!! It was very interesting to read about your technique. TFS! And the bow just tops this card off! <3

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Brenda love the way you made the background and the flowers and the colors look super gorgeous
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Bad Kitty said...

this is gorgeous my friend
hope you have great day
hugs

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Brenda!

I love the colours together, definitely vibrant.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

walchowDesign said...

Such a delightful card, Brenda! Love the vibrant flowers on the soft bg!

Abi said...

So beautiful Brenda. I love how something as simple as those random circles from lids looks wonderful too. Have a lovely day x

Iveta said...

Beautiful.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Brenda!! Love the color combination!! Very beautiful bow!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Pat said...

Beautiful card Brenda, the image is lovely and the colours are just gorgeous.

Pat xx

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Brenda! This is beautiful, and so different from your "usual diversity" of styles (LOL is that an oxymoron?). LOVELY blue stems, and the circles in the background are striking! hugs, de

mags said...

A beautiful card Brenda. Love the colours.
Mags
x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda this is quite simply a beautiful creation those stamps are gorgeous so are the colours you have used, I really like the technique you used for making the background circles, I won't forget that one thank you for sharing, brilliant card.
hugs
lorraine x

scrAPpamondo said...

Favolosa, Brenda!! ll nastro di organza sembra una tenda di una finestra aperta su un bellissimo giardino!
Bello il trucco dei tappi per fare i cerchi e la tecnica della candeggina devo assolutamente provarla anche io!!
Abbracci

Marlies said...

Gorgeous Brenda!! Lovely colours and elegant design. The circles in the background have a very nice effect! hugs, Marlies

rachel said...

stunning stamps and a beautiful make brenda - I love the colours - fabulous! hugs rachel x

Andreja L. said...

Brenda, what a beautiful card! Such a great colours and a really pretty design :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Kathleen said...

Superb card, gorgeous colours, lovely image and what a bow, so jealous.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

This is a stunner Brenda, love the colours
Lorraine x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, love it. Great idea to use the bottle cap with inks, I've only used them with acrylic paints. Take care, xx

Elvy Elfje said...

Beautiful card !! I love the colours !!!
Greetings,
Elfje

Jackie said...

Oh wow Brenda, I love these wonderful colours, a stunning card.
The linencard from The Range is 300gsm and ideal for card bases :o)
Jackie xx

Judith said...

Gorgeous colours Brenda - just love this xx

Linby said...

Very vibrant indeed and just love the colour combo.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful art work Brenda and such stunning colours

Anne

KandA said...

Gorgous card Brenda. Love the colours and the ribbon finishes it perfectly. Great idea to use the lids for stamping xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
einfach wunderschön deine Karte und die Farbauswahl gefällt mir sehr gut,
glg ulrike

Jacee said...

Such a beauty Brenda!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Viv's Visuals said...

WOW WOW WOW AGAIN! Amazingly fab colours here my friend, stunning creation.
Let's hope we get the 'wow' factor on the park tonight.... LOL! xx

pinky said...

Amazing card Brenda, so pretty in colour too. Thanks for you lovely comments about my Grandkids xx

Judy Corner said...

Another amazing creation Brenda! And, as always, so creative! Judy x

butterfly said...

What fabulous stamps, and what gorgeous colours you've chosen for them. Lovely!
Alison xx

ALI said...

Lovely card great colour combo.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous colour combo with the Distress Inks! Love your stamping! Beautiful card, Brenda! The ribbon looks amazing!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh WOW Brenda, the blue and yellow is so beautiful and striking.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful.