Sunday, 7 February 2016

Create with your Soul



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Anything Goes with a stamp and a die' and oooooops 'Anything Goes'.

To create my top card for Penny Black I used the reverse side of a piece of Centrua Pearl, a mask for the sun and Pan Pastels to create the background. Next I repeat stamped Penny Black Aspire, then used two Penny Black dies called Perched and Berry Branches cutting them from offcuts of black card and mounted them over the base stamping. I am popping over to the Snippets Playground with this on, won't have time for much of a play but better show my face as I don't want detention again.


My Stamping Sensations piece is one of the promo video samples I did for Tattered Lace using some stamps and matching Lily die bloom, all the decoupage layers are included in the set so it's really easy to cut in one go. The stamp set includes the background stamps plus one to add detail to the cut blooms and as with all Trio's an embossing folder to add more texture. All the stamping was done with distress inks and the colour dragged in and the larger Lily blooms added on top. The sentiment is a new one from Visible Image and I just love the font on this one.

I do hope you will join in our challenges this month as we have some awesome prizes as always.

72 comments:

  1. Great cards, really love them!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  2. Two gorgeous cards Brenda, xxx

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  3. Two beautiful cards Brenda. I favour the top card only because I am jealous of the beautiful precise inking you achieve to make that perfect background scene.

    Shirley

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  4. Fabulous scenery card the first one and beautiful colours on the next, Love both of them.
    Happy Sunday;-))m

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  5. Two stunning cards but I so love the second one..x
     {aNNie}

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  6. GORGEOUS cards Brenda. Beautiful stamps too.
    Blessings, Elly

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  7. So, Brenda, Two beautiful cards. I love the flowers, they are great made.
    And your scenery is amazing. fantastic.
    Have a good sunday too!

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  8. What can I say... your Penny Black scene is perfect, delicate background and stamping, great die-cuts. Lovely design on the second one and I'm with you the Visible image font is beautiful! xx

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  9. Beautiful cards, adore the top one

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  10. These are both gorgeous Brenda. So different in style and I love the font of that Visible Image sentiment - one for the wish list!
    Fliss xx

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  11. La tua anima è bellissima, Brenda, si vede dalle tue creazioni :D
    Adoro la scena che hai creato per Penny Black, questo tipo di card sono le mie preferite tra tutti i tuoi bei lavori!
    Molto bella anche quella con i fiori rosa, sono davvero stupefacenti!
    Ti auguro una buona domenica!

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  12. Two lovely cards Brenda you can almost hear that little bird singing on your first card and your floral card is so pretty love the pink and black together

    Anne

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  13. Wonderful cards Brenda, love the soft background, clever stamping and dimensional pieces on the first one, it gives the card so much depth. The other one is wonderful too and so cleverly put together!

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  14. These are gorgeous Brenda, love the first one with it's silhouette dies and rickety fence and both have very pretty stamping.
    Lorraine

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  15. Two great card, love the fist one.

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  16. Beautiful cards, Brenda! can't believe we through those three points away yesterday - muppets!

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  17. Oooo what a simply devine scene and your TL is just WOW, Luv Sam x

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  18. Two beautiful cards, but you could tell that the first is my favo; it looks so "light"and delicate and so spring...Super sponging again! Enjoy the sunday!

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  19. Gorgeous cards...love the pretty image and colours...Joolsx

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  20. Brenda, you made such a beautiful cards :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  21. Fantastic cards B.... and love the CAS one below.
    77 reasons for having a mass clear out in the summer I think - they were soooooo bad in the last 10!x

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  22. Wonderful cards, dear Brenda!
    X Daniela

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  23. Both lovely but the top card is really beautoful, love the colours and that sky is so well done

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  24. These are both so beautiful! I am in love with the scene you created on the top card and the flowers in the bottom are gorgeous. I must have missed the video so I will have to go find it and see how to make these. Hope you're feeling well today and I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Robin

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  25. Two fabulous cards Brenda, love the inky background on the first one and the gorgeous sentiment on the second one

    Joan

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  26. Beautiful cards today they are both so pretty but the scene you've set with the top one is very special enjoy your weekend love and hugs Carole x

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  27. Oh I love both of them, Brenda! Gorgeous scene and beautiful flowers! Love how you combined inking, stamping, and die-cuts to make the scene! Love the 3-D effect of the flowers! You are very talented!

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  28. More inky lovelies Brenda! Super cards again. As for my mission, pop pop poppy seems to have popped out of stock in most UK stores! But do not fear I will hold that thought and be in touch...I need little encouragement! Jx

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  29. Two stunning cards, Brenda! Absolutely gorgeous- I love them both! I think I need that Visible image sentiment!

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  30. Goodness, Brenda, that beautiful rural scene is worthy of framing! It took my breath away! And your floral card is sensational. I love that verse!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  31. Gorgeous cards Brenda - love the inking of the top one, aspire is such a versatile stamp and l wish the sky was as blue as your card - we just have grey skies. The second card is so pretty too x Susan x

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  32. Hello Brenda
    Beautiful cards today, I especially like the sentiment on the first card.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  33. Beautiful cards Brenda, especially love the first. I must treat myself to some of those fabulous PB dies xx

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  34. Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the dimension the die cut branches give to the stamped background of the first,
    Lovel the sentiment, perfect with the pretty flowers on the second.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  35. Two gorgeous cards, fantastic 3D scene on the top one and the bottom the quote is wonderful. Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

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  36. Two beauties. Love all the dimension you've created with #1, using the similar foliage die over the pretty stamping. And of course, love that dark bird die silhouette enjoying the garden view. #2 - gorgeous colors, beautiful flowers. Can't tell for sure, but looks like some of your 'created flowers' popped over the stamped images, and what a perfectly lovely sentiment to express in words, what these flowers convey to the heart. TFS & have a great week.

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  37. Two amazing cards again Brenda, especially loving your first one as I always admire your inky creations. Of course your second piece is just as beautiful, loving that die and the sentiment is perfect!

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  38. Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love them both!! Nice color combinations!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  39. Love both cards, Brenda, but especially the first. More dies I need! x

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  40. Both beautiful and I love the inking.

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  41. Not too sure if I have a Soul as it doesn't seem to help me in creating!
    Two fabulous makes both using great stamps and gorgeous dies, fabulous scene and fabulous flowers.
    Have a good week.

    Kath x

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  42. amazingly beautiful Brenda - especially the first for me too - two great themes! I look forward to trying to join in! Big hugs Rachel x

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  43. these are both beautiful brenda! the first is so serene and i love the colours; i also love the dimension and colours of the second. so far we've had a mild winter but i sure will be glad when it turns spring for real. :)

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  44. Fantastic, B! Such a natural yet fantasy-like background, especially with the orb! Beautiful scene, and the second card has lovely, dimensional flowers. Hope you avoided detention this time (giggles) hugs, de

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  45. Such a beautiful scenic card Brenda and the sentiment on the second card makes everything pop.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  46. Hi Brenda, it seems ages since I dropped by, which probably means it is ages, so I thought time I did. Your cards are both gorgeous. I like the combination of dies and stamps in the first and you've reminded me that I have the Aspire stamp, neglected and forgotten. It was such a favourite at one time so ime to get it out again, methinks. The dimensional flowers in the second are beautiful. Hoping to be back sooner next time :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  47. You really make the most beautiful cards Brenda.

    Hope you don't get detention AGAIN! You may be right concerning the pancake cookery class . . . but only time will tell!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  48. Two absolutely beautiful cards Brenda! The berry bush and fence is very similar to (based on?) a PB stamp that I have, love and never use enough here! A beautiful scene there, so restful. And of course your second card is a stunner as well.

    Lovely to see you in the Playground again. We know you're a busy girl so it's lovely to see you just whenever you manage to find time.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  49. Wow Brenda, I'm blown away again! Love your scenes, beautiful combo of stamping and die cutting. hugs :)

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  50. Really beautiful cards, Brenda. I love the inked background on your first card. The stamping and die cut pieces are perfect for this scene. Second card with your pretty pink flowers is stunning as well.

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  51. Stunning cards, Brenda! Love the scenes!!!

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  52. Two very lovely cards Brenda. I particularly like the scene at the top with the little bird die. Barbxx

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  53. Two beautiful cards, I love the flowers on the second and the gorgeous sentiment.

    Pat xx

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  54. Two really lovely cards Brenda. I think the first one has to be my favourite.
    Mags
    x

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  55. You are such an amazing designer, Brenda! I adore the beautiful scene you created & need your help to use my Pan Pastels!

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  56. A beautiful scene and flowers to die for! Two beautiful cards, Brenda.

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  57. These are lovely Brenda. Thanks for your lovely message on my Blog today. Where the waiting for pages to dry is concerned, I am impatient too, but I really made myself put it to one side and chip away at something else each day. It was worth it, but blimey what a lot of work and detail! It was just something I wanted to do. I guess you know how that is too. Judy x

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  58. Oh Brenda these are so beautiful I love the dies you have used with the stamps they are awesome
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  59. Two gorgeous cards B.

    I caught my breath on the first one as its a PB flower stamp I bought cos of you, and you've underused it in a less is more way, and it looks stunning.great inky card...
    And die cut card below, thanks fir popping over too,
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  60. These are two beautiful cards again.

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  61. Stunning cards as usual Brenda and so inspirational.

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  62. Both the cards are so different and so beautiful Brenda...I love how you used masking and inking to such gorgeous effect on your first card
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  63. Yet another truly fab scene Brenda and the second card is lovely too - especially the verse.
    Lynn x

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  64. Oh my! These are so so gorgeous! I haven't seen anyone create such gorgeous scenes Brenda.. You cards are a absolutely amazing!

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  65. Love the delicate silhouettes of the first card, and the way the flowers go from 2D to 3D on the second.
    Alison x

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  66. Both stunning cards, Brenda, your nature scenes are always so beautifully put together. Have a good weekend. Carol xx

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  67. Hi, Brenda, yes, that was me at Splitcoast! I'm making a Pocket Letter for a friend and I don't want to post it on my blog until she gets it so I am using that forum for my PL cards. No worries about commenting over there - I think someone already did! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

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  68. Yeah! Now I know the name of the stamp,that I feel in love with! It´s a Penny Black stamp called
    Aspires - wow that really make me happy.Your card looks gorgeous,love the colors.
    I really have a bad conscience,because I didn´t play the PB challenge for such a long time.I hope can change this for future,
    hugs Sylvie

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