Saturday, 23 January 2016

Love is in the air at Allsorts




Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Wendy is preparing us for Valentines Day. Our sponsor is Lets Create and Baker Ross and I have a make further down this post using some of their products. 

My first Allsorts piece at the top uses an oldish Penny Black stamp over a Brusho brilliant red background, is seems to be one of the few that is restricted to the one pure colour, unlike most that emit many other colours the more water that is added. I used Tattered Lace Pin Dot Rectangles to make a frame and place it over a section of TL Byzantine trellis, a bow, little gem heart and sentiment which is also Penny Black.


I also have a card for the current Butterfly Challenge which this time round is 'I' for inks and a butterfly. My entry is the card at the top and is one of those I made for the recently released Compendium of Crafting. I masked the top and bottom of a piece of Fabriano and a mask for the sun and used DI's and Pan Pastels to create the background and sponged sunrays. Stamps are Chocolate Baroque, sentiment and Butterflies Tattered Lace. The Butterflies are Trios and after cutting them I inked the top section of the matching embossing folder with DI's before running through the e.bosser, then added detail clear embossing powder and heated.


My second Allsorts make using products from Baker Ross is a word book. I started with letters from the Large Upper Case set and covered them with this really pretty colour palette of Artimo Artpatch, after ripping the papers into smallish pieces you just can't go wrong layering them up randomly using the Varnish to fix them and it's fun as well. I used my Zutter to punch holes for the spine and tied with scraps of coordinating ribbon, then decorated the pages with gems, pearls and flowers.

Happy weekend all and keep warm.

60 comments:

  1. They are all beautiful Brenda, love your love projects, but the clear winner is the middle card! Such pretty colours and such a lovely scene you have created, beautiful crafting as always, Jx

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  2. Gorgeous creations Brenda, love the 'Love' book. xxx

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  3. Morning Brenda, more loveliness today, the bunny rabbit has to be my favourite, the scene is fabulous and it's great to see a word book too, I seem to recall having a CDrom full of various designs from quite a few years ago, maybe it's time to dust it off (if Windows 10 will read it!!). Hope today is a good one for you xx

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  4. Your Butterfly challenge card is full of the joy of spring! Lovely design, colours and stamps. The letter book is gorgeous too, very feminine.
    Have a great weekend, xx

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  5. Lovely projects Brenda particularly love your word book using the decopatch lovely vintage colours

    Anne

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  6. Wow, no faves this time round Brenda they are all stonkingly amazing and all so very uniquely different.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  7. Ah a lovely collection of cards, B., and first one, was so pretty up close and am sure even better IRL.
    Have just bitten the bullet (about half an hour ago!) and ordered a set of eight Brushos from an online store here, as they were finally in my price range. Been looking for while. But they've been way too dear.

    I like that the second card very nice and loved that you mixed your media with Panpastels, as I do that too, they work a treat.
    And the wee book is very lovely too.... I do hope you're keeping fairly well in spite of the cold.

    Nice and warm and summery here, sitting with house open screened doors and windows and summer dress at 8:30 pm :) swimming weather.

    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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  8. Love the beautiful and elegant card showed first. And you have used your Zutter, great!
    Happy weekend;-))m

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  9. Beautiful cards Brenda, adore the bunny card

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  10. Gorgeous creations again Brenda...love the word book - so pretty
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

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  11. Gorgeous Brenda. I really love the rainbow style background of your birthday card, that one really grabbed my eye!! All very beautiful! hugs :)

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  12. Hi Brenda!
    your creations are wonderful.
    have a nice day
    hugs
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom
    >^.^<

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  13. More fabulous makes Brenda, have to say the middle one us my favourite, you do the stamped scenes so well. Still thinking about the brushos LOL

    Joan x

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  14. Both cards are very beautiful, fantastic Valentine and Spring theme! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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  15. Beautiful makes, Brenda. Love them all but must say the bunny and butterflies card stole my heart, must be the country girl in me! Carol xx

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  16. Lovely cards, all so different.

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  17. Oh Brenda these are so beautiful! I love the soft colors you got out of the Brusho...just shows you can get all shades. The butterflies are just fabulous. Hugs, Robin

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  18. WOW 3 stunning creations and all so different styles too, Luv Sam x

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  19. Such creative projects Brenda, all gorgeous, I especially love the inked card, but also really loving that wonderful die you used on the first card. And gorgeous papers on the book, they are so pretty and look like fabric.

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  20. Beautiful projects Brenda and such a variety of designs to inspire us all. Thanks for so many great ideas to bring in to my own crafting. Take care,
    Lorraine

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  21. Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the Valentine one and your word book is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful papers and decoration. Have a good weekend.

    Pat xx

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  22. Lovely V.card and the amount of brusho is to the right proportion which gives such a sweet look on the card. As for the second card, like how the butterflies turned out. Lovely mix of artpatch for the last project.

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  23. Lovely cards Brenda and the little word book is so pretty with the pearl and flower embellishments.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

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  24. These are beautiful that love book is brilliant! And gorgeous inked background with the butterflies!
    Lucy x

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  25. absolutely brilliant Brenda - love the allsorts card and my fave is the butterfly challenge one - its fabulous!!! Big hugs Rachel x

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  26. Three stunning creations, love the Valentine card, so very pretty and delicate looking, a bit like me really, I wish.
    Second card, gorgeous scene and colours and don't tell Mrs A but I even like your butterflies.
    A fabulous word book too.

    Kath x

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  27. Wow!!! Il tuo libro è spettacolare!!! Davvero un lavoro creativo, deve averti preso molto tempo!! Anche le due card sono molto belle, quella con i Brusho e il cuore è perfetta per S.Valentino!! E adoro il paesaggio con gli animali che hai creato usando gli inks!
    Spero che tu stia bene!
    Abbracci

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  28. Wow wow wow these are just amazing so clever I love them Love and hugs Carole x

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  29. I love all of these Brenda, I love the heart with the lattice background, the scene is beautiful on the second card and I love the colours of the love book
    Kevin xx

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  30. Hi, Brenda! Such a beautiful assortment of cards! Each one very different from the other. How do you think up these wonderful ideas all at the same time? I can't even remember most techniques any more unless I see them on my friend's blogs. So thank you for constantly reminding me and inspiring me with your incredibly imaginative artwork! Hugs, de

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  31. These are all very beautiful, Brenda! My heart got excited when I saw the bunny and butterflies - I love animals so much! What a gorgeous card!

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  32. I always amazed to see all your beautiful creations Brenda!Love the soft colors and love that special word book, so pretty and beautifully decorated!

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  33. Adorable cards Brenda love all the designs and sure love the colours...x
     {aNNie}

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  34. Stunning cards, love the first one.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  35. Three great makes again! Favo is the butterflycard. but the heart on the first is a stunning one.... And fun to see something else; that book gives a feeling of taking it and feel it just by the photo... Hope you're having a fun weekend!

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  36. Gorgeous! Beautiful creations!

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  37. That is really interesting to know about the red Brusho. You have gotten a lovely pink hue by diluting it too. I love those butterflies on the second card. Again another interesting technique. Thankyou for fluttering by my inky challenge. hugs Mrs A.

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  38. Fabulous card but the bit that really stole my heart is the word book, - wow, stunning!!

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  39. Golly, another assortment of beautiful projects. Love the softness of the red brusho coloring. Didn't it overstamp beautifully with the images you selected. A perfect Valentine card. Really like #2 as well, and enjoyed reading about the products combined to achieve this fantastic look. The products you mentioned on the wonderful book, are unfamiliar to me, but you certainly have created something lovely & unique. Your creativity is just phenomenal...and the carry through, even better! TFS & Hugs.

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  40. These are all lovely,Brenda!Hope you are well.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Smiles and hugs,Kari :)

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  41. Your cards are always amazing, Brenda, but if that first card was within my grasp I'd grab it! Love every single thing about it--the images, colors, design--wow!

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  42. Back again Brenda. Word thingy pounced on me first thing this morning on my first comment. Thought I'd leave it all day and lo and behold it still doesn't like me, I have just made 55 comments and each one had WV. And some were like picking 4 pictures that match...it was driving me crazy but determined to get to visit my friends....what can we do about it. On one foreign on I had 4 tries and on the 5th I guessed it....nearly gave up ...xx

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  43. Paying for blogs....never thought of that one. It would be a sad shame to see all of this go down the gurgler as to some of us it's a therapy, pain relief and just sheer pleasure...I know it is to me and to you. I still have the same amount of followers but my old blog has gone down from 600 odd to 500 odd, [don't use that one anyway]..not sure what they are up to but even on this comment I will have to guess what it's got for me....not sure what we can do... thanks for your message.xx

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  44. Wow Brenda these are all amazing creations. The first is so elegant and the pink and black are a perfect colour combo (must try that). I would never have guessed that the book was decopatched as it looks just like fabric. But the winner for me has to be the stunning bunny card with the wonderful colouring, brilliant stamping and amazing butterflies.

    Not quite so chilly here today and the sun keeps trying to pop out from behind the clouds. Have a good day and keep warm xx

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  45. All lovely cards Brenda but the 'All you need is Love' is stunning, this one leapt off the page at me. Despite not being a terribly romantic person! Hope you have a good day xx

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  46. A gorgeous selection of projects Brenda. Must say the first one is my real favourite.
    Mags
    x

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  47. Fabulous creations. Love the details you added to make each one special.

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  48. Oh my, so busy! All gorgeous, Liz x

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  49. Such beautiful cards Brenda !! Love them all. Your pan pastel card is superb!!

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  50. These are wonderful creations, cannot decide which I like best.

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  51. Wow, amazing, beautiful, hugs!

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  52. Awesome selection of romantic cards Brenda such wonderful designs I love them.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  53. Love the gentle colours on the cards - so pretty - and the word album is fantastic!
    Alison x

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  54. These are so very pretty, Brenda! I adore the Easter card!!! Beautiful cards. <3

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  55. Your cards are so beautiful Brenda and you offer so much inspiration, always a pleasure to visit your blogs I just adore the Easter card and I love how you have used your lettice die it's so pretty..
    Hugs Babs x

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  56. All so very beautiful as always. I have had a word book on my "to do"list for more years than I care to think about! Yours is absolutely stunning.
    Lynn x

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  57. Wow, all these creations are just amazing. I love the fineness of the die on the first card. Just wonderful.

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  58. WOW! I want the dies and the stamps you used for the first two cards. They are blooming gorgeous. The heart stamp and die cuts are beautiful and so elegant. The colours on the second card and that butterfly I just want to reach out and stroke the card! The book is fabulous, so beautifully embellished. WOW! Karen xx

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