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:

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

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  2. Very pretty Brenda, I like the colour combo very much

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  3. Beautiful. I like the dubble bow too.

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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}

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  12. Love the colours in this card, great card.

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  13. This is beautiful Brenda.
    Love the colour combo :)

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

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  15. Wow ! Nice colors, a super card again !
    xxx

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

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  17. 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

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

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

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  20. 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

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

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  22. this is gorgeous my friend
    hope you have great day
    hugs

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  23. Beautiful Card Brenda!

    I love the colours together, definitely vibrant.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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

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

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

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

    Pat xx

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  28. 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

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  29. A beautiful card Brenda. Love the colours.
    Mags
    x

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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

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

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

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

    Kath x

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  36. This is a stunner Brenda, love the colours
    Lorraine x

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

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

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  39. 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

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  40. Gorgeous colours Brenda - just love this xx

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  41. Very vibrant indeed and just love the colour combo.

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  42. Beautiful art work Brenda and such stunning colours

    Anne

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

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

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  45. 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

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

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

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

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  49. Lovely card great colour combo.

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

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

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