Saturday, 20 February 2016

Butterfly wishes



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Kevin would like to see 'Birthday Wishes'. Our sponsor is Sizzix. Poor Kevin had a nasty fall last week so we all wish him well.

I am totally convinced I have several Birthday Wishes stamps, but could I find one when making this card, of course I couldn't, so I hope this sentiment will be OK Kevin.

I started with a piece of Fabriano 600 gsm watercolour card..................I know it sounds really heavy weight but it really is the very best if you are adding lots of water and the card does not lose shape as some lighter weight ones tend to. Keeping the Brusho powder to one side I used a new colour called Gamboge. I have never heard of that colour before and it was shown as yellow but it looks more of an orange to me but I do like the rich intense colour and it's one of the few that retains the single colour pigment regardless of the volume of water added.

I then used Gamboge, Ost Blue and Sea Green to colour some offcuts of a lighter weight Fabriano and stamped an assortment of Penny Black Butterflies and heat embossed them with detail gold powder. Cut them out and arranged onto the base card along with some string and a Penny Black sentiment.

Happy Weekend all.

58 comments:

Helen said...

Beautiful butterflies, Brenda! Hope you have a good weekend, too. xx

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful butterflies - fluttering seems real brenda

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow I love rhe bold colours and what a fab sentiment

ALI said...

Beautiful brenda, you certainly know how to get the best out of those Brushos.

Andreja L. said...

What a sweet card you made, Brenda
I like your colorful butterflays.
Hugs, Andreja

Mervi said...

Fabulous butterflies card with lovely sentiment.
Happy weekend;-))m

Priyanka Mathur said...

WOW!! Gorgeous card! I love the colour shade, the effect is so beautiful! & the Butterflies are superb!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty butterfly card Brenda gorgeous colours

Anne

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Oh, wow!! Queste farfalle sono veramente meravigliose, Brenda!!! Grazie per la spiegazione di come le hai fatte!
Io non ho i Brusho, ma mi stai facendo venire voglia di averli! :D Questo color Gamboge è uno spettacolo e le farfalle sembrano appoggiate su una tenda che svolazza al vento tiepido di primavera. La corda sottile è un tocco perfetto!!
Mi sono innamorata di questa card e l'ho pinnata :D
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481626279/
Buon weekend!

Craftyfield said...

Lovely fresh colours and design Brenda, have a good weekend!

Sarah said...

This is wonderful, the colours are glorious and Gamboge is definitely going to be my "word of the day" when I go back to work on Monday. Working in a medical environment we have strange words thrown at us so this will impress my colleagues for sure!! xx

Helene E said...

Stunning! Hope you're having a lovely weekend

Aluna said...

OMG, such a beautiful card !!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Brenda! I love the trail you created with the butterflies and dragonflies, they eye flows so effortlessly over the card! Just lovely. hugs :)

Lynne K said...

Ooh, Love it, Brenda! Straight on to my Pinterest board! The butterflies are so beautiful. Love the colours too. And the sentiment. x

scrappymo! said...

This card is stunning. The depth of colour is superb!

SusanLotus said...

Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Hugs
Sussie

Viv's Visuals said...

Perfection as always B. xx

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card.

MashaMis said...

Beautiful card!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning wow Brenda, this is just gorgeous....I have finally ordered some Brusho's to try, not cheap though. They have to get here from the US...xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Stunning card today Brenda. The new Brusho colour is very intense but fabulous as always.
Take care
Lesley

An Occasional Genius said...

That new colour is very rich and intense, working beautifully with the blue and green. I bet you'll be finding Birthday Wishes everywhere in the next few days! xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the verse, xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just gorgeous, Brenda! Those butterflies are spectacular! I am not familiar with the products you used but they certainly have a beautiful outcome!

Pat said...

Absolutely stunning card Brenda, beautiful design and the butterflies are fantastic, a really superb project. Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty card
have a nice day
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very intense and vibrant colour there with the Brusho, I like it Brenda, and the eye is drawn to those gorgeous butterflies too.
Lorraine

Dora said...

stunning! beautiful done with the background and than your butterflies. They fit perfect on this card.
Great!!!
have a good weekend.

KandA said...

Another beauty Brenda. Love those gorgous colours and fabulous design xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is one gorgeous card Brenda I love how you have done the different coloured butterflies and the splash of colour at the side the sentiment is lovely
hugs
lorraine x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Brenda, love all the pretty butterflies
Lorraine x

Greta said...

Oh what a beauty, Brenda! Love the colors & sheen!

Gail said...

So pretty! Hope you're well!

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous mix of colours and please don't spread this around the Playground but I do like the Butterflies.

Kath x

Pollard Carole said...

This is so s opretty the jewel colours look amazing such a classy card love and hugs Carole x

Robin said...

WOW! What an amazing card Brenda! This color is gorgeous...and you know I love butterflies. These are all great...loving the gold embossing on it. I know what you mean about not finding stamps. Happens to me all the time. This sentiment is wonderful. It totally works. Hope you're feeling well. Hugs, Robin

Barb said...

A fantastic card Brenda. I really like the effect you got with the new Brusho. Your butterflies are beautiful. Great fussy cutting too, Barbxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, B. Those butterflies are truly amazing a very clever card, indeed, love it, perfect for birthday wishes...and pray Kevn is ver his nasty fall. All your cold icy weather no doubt. Loving the brushos, too, mentioned earlier that I had ordered some but long story ...the order was cancelled so no brushos. I will survive though : D
Every blessing on you and your health, dear B,
Shaz in Oz.x

walchowDesign said...

Those beautiful shimmery butterflies look great on the intense brusho bg, Brenda!

Ellibelle said...

Loving this card Brenda, such gorgeous Butterflies and the brusho background is just perfect for them.

Gerrina said...

All the gold embossing makes the butterflies so beautiful! And love that you used such a warm colour on the card! Enjoy youe sunday!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creation!! The bold butterflies are gorgeous!! The sentiment is lovely!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

pinky said...

Beautiful card Brenda it will surely cheer the poor fella up. Those butterflies are amazing.

MaryH said...

Gorgeous! The side colors looked like folds of pretty fabric! I have not used Gamboge yet (it's in the 24 set I first got). The butterflies look like tiny jewels flying across the space, and are just so pretty. This is bound to cheer up anyone, as it is so stunningly created. TFS & the sentiment is one we all need to remember on the day! Hugs

Donna Ellis said...

Really beautiful card design, Brenda! I especially like the artsy "partition" on your card, with the colorful butterflies and dragonflies re-emphasizing it! Fantastic idea! Hugs, de

Team Clark said...

Such a lovely design, beautiful springy card!

Debbie said...

Such a beautiful card Hun. I really love all the colours you've used. Inspiring as always. Big hugs xxxx

alexandra s.m. said...

What a glorious card Brenda!
Love your use of the PB butterflies ;)
Thank You~

Judith said...

Doing a little catch up tonight! - love your butterflies - they are so beautiful and such lovely colourshugs Judith x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design with a fantastic background and wonderful butterflies and dragonflies, love it ! Also took a peak at other posts that I've missed, more beauties ! Take care, Shirley xx

Karen Petitt said...

Cor and wow! Gamboge is a new one to me but will be on the hunt for it now! This is stunning Brenda - and those lines are amazing - I thought I was looking at a photograph of fabric at first, so very clever! Now then spill how you did that please lol! Don't worry about visiting just keep on taking the anti-biotics tooth stuff not good! So sorry you are having another issue with them Karen xx

Karen Petitt said...

Forgot to say you might want to look into Sheena's card stock Brenda - I have completely flooded it with water when playing with my AquaTints and it takes it very well and once dry again it's fine. That Fabriano is so expensive now days Karen xx

Paper Profusion said...

Love your design Brenda! The twine addition works brilliantly. Nicola x

nnalorac said...

Beautiful colourful card, Brenda and adore the butterflies. Carol xx

Joan said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love that colour

Joan

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Brenda.

Shirley Chillman said...

Wow Brenda this looks like those butterflies are dancing around a curtain, love it.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.