Saturday, 19 March 2016

Easter Bunnie, a Butterfly and a Snippet



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Wendy would like to see some Easter creations. Our sponsor is Scrapper Delight and Stamp Addicts.

I have used a frame from Scrappers Delight, stamped a really old Stamps Happen image in the centre and coloured with Spectrum Pencils and added some background with Pan Pastels.


And shame on me as it's a day late my Penny Black mid month card. My starting point was a piece of Fabriano, saturated with water and sprinkled Brushos here and there making sure I retained some lighter areas. Next I used distress inks and a honeycomb stencil to add some interest and then another mask across the top over which I spread grunge paste, removed the stencil and sprinkled with gold mica powder and blasted with a heat gun which intensifies and fixes the gold.

The Butterfly is Penny Black Soft Wings, stamped and embossed with detail gold powder onto an offcut of Fabriano..............it's a tad expensive so I always keep those little pieces.........  and painted with the same Brusho's.  Finally A Penny Black sentiment, again embossed with detail gold and a few pearls here and there.

I am popping over to the Butterfly Challenge where the theme is a Butterfly and Bronze, also the Playground to see if there is any hooch left up in the tree house, although as I am a tad late this week chances are I will need to smuggle in a bottle of my own.

Happy weekend all.

57 comments:

  1. Two lovely card, adore the background you created on the second one.

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  2. Die Karte ist traumhaft schön, Brenda.
    Die Idee mit den Schablonen einfach genial.

    Sophie x

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  3. Your Penny Black card was worth the wait, the dreamy background is gorgeous! Is it me or the "Bon appétit" sounds ominous for the lovely rabbit...
    Have a brilliant weekend Brenda!

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  4. 2 Brilliant creations here today, love the gorgeous stamps and colours are super....a happy viewing...xx
     {aNNie}

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  5. stunning 2 cards *sweety
    but that little bunny is (this time) my fav, couse you show him in such an amazing background
    CU hellerlittle

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  6. Good morning Brenda
    Two beautiful cards as always today. I especially like the bunny, he reminds me of my pet rabbit I had as a child.
    Enjoy your weekend
    Lesley

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  7. That easterbunny is so sweet and beautifully coloured! As you could know my favo is the second; beautiful layers and texture! Love the gold stripes! Enjoy the weekend!

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  8. LOVE that rabbit Brenda and the frame is perfect. What gorgeous colours you have chosen for the butterfly card to show off the gorgeous gold. Have a good weekend and go careful climbing into the treee house!! xx

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  9. Beautiful cards Brenda. Not sure why, but I can only see half of the images, it's like the photos are too big for your blog maybe? Oh well, the parts I can see are certainly stunning! happy weekend :)

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  10. Your Easter card is so beautiful Brenda and the butterfly one is lovely too, xxx

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  11. B. You've excelled here, two beautiful cards, but rather taken with the second one with its inky delights on it, so pretty...and bronzy... :)
    Trust and pray dear friend you're travelling reasonably well health wise.
    Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  12. Wow Brenda - your butterfly card is stunning! Wonderful colours too. I'm thinking it must be quite a large card as the PB Soft Wings stamp ain't exactly small :) I hang onto snippets of Fabriano as well, also little bits of double sided adhesive sheets as they can be arranged a bit like patchwork on the back of things.

    Thanks for playing in the Snippets Playground :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. Two gorgeous cards Brenda that rabbit is just adorable and your butterflies with that gorgeous backgound is beautiful

    Anne

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  14. Beautiful and adorable! That bunny is so cute and I just love that butterfly! Hope all is well with you. Hugs, Robin

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  15. Aww what a gorgeous bunny and pretty card! And the butterfly and creative background is so effective!! You are so good at that!! Both gorgeous!
    Lucy x

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  16. I'm loving these two cards Brenda. The rabbit is such a little cutie and as always, you've coloured him beautifully in those soft pastel colours. I love the colour palette that you've used on your butterfly card, it has such wonderful, warm tones. The butterfly looks great too, I bet you've used that stamp time and time again, I know I would. Have a lovely weekend Brenda :) x

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  17. Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the rabbit stamp and a great design, the butterfly card look fantastic too, loving that artistic background!
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Sunshine over here, hopefully it's a little bit warmer than in was yesterday.

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  18. Lovely cards, I seem to have lost my creativity just now and I'm spending quite a lot of my spare time sorting out our new garden. It's almost done for now, lots of cutting back of dead growth and a bit of planting of summer bulbs plus some seeds indoors and now it's a case of wait and see what grows.
    Have a great weekend
    Jackie x

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  19. Two fabulous cards - love them both, but the wonderful butterfly card is my favourite - lovely background and warm colours.
    Kath x

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  20. You have created a beautiful bronze background for this butterfly card. I love the large butterfly too. Thankyou for fluuttering by my challenge . Hugs Mrs A.

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  21. The are both wonderful cards Brenda. Such a lovely bunny stamp and looks super with the frame. The butterfly card is amazing with the gorgous colours and details on the background. Hope you're having a great weekend xx

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  22. Thanks to play again in the Butterflies Challenge#50, Brenda!! Your card is a true delight, so sweet and vibrant! The butterfly seems true...!! Thanks for sharing your tricks! :D
    The first card is a delight too, love so much the delicate tones and this cute bunny!!
    Ooops... Mi sono accorta adesso di aver scritto in inglese.... scusami, ormai è un'abitudine!!
    Ti auguro un buon fine settimana!

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  23. Two fabulous and beautiful cards, my favourite is absolutely the butterfly one, don't like much of bunnies, lol;-))m

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  24. Thank you so much for the kind comments you left me Brenda x

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  25. These are both beautiful cards Brenda. Love all the layers of stamping and inks etc on the butterfly card and the colouring of your easter bunnies is beautiful.

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  26. I love the gentle colours of the Allsorts card and the contrasting bold colours of the second card.
    Great rabbit and a fabulous background and oh, what a stunning bow.
    Enjoy what is left of your weekend.

    Kath x

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  27. Two gorgeous cards Brenda
    Lorraine x

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  28. Brenda, butterflies and bunnies - what could be more fabulous! Gorgeous cards, you are a machine sweet girl!

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  29. Love your cards, Brenda--so different & both wonderful! I love the soft, beautiful frame with the bunny!

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  30. Another two lovely cards Brenda. Both so different but I love the Bunny one in particular. Hope your weekend is going well. Judy x

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  31. Two lovely cards. Especially love the butterfly, great colours

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  32. Such sweet cards, love the butterfly one because of it's vibrant colouring. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
    Lorraine

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  33. 2 totally different styles but both outstanding love the traditional bunny and the colours of the butterfly

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  34. Beautiful Easter card Brenda the frame is gorgeous and I love the image. The butterfly card is gorgeous such rich colours.

    Pat xx

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  35. Wowww Brenda,both cards are beautiful.
    Greets Carola

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  36. Two beautiful cards especially the second card with the intense colours on the butterfly!

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  37. Two more beautiful cards Brenda, I just love that rabbit and your butterfly card is just stunning

    Joan

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  38. Both pretty cards - I love how you've made the bow on the first one, very unusual

    Anne x

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  39. Again, 2 lovely cards, each unique in the style. Love the vintage softness of the bunny rabbit, and all the delicate spring trims. You will guess that #2 grabbed my eyes (and heart!) with the gorgeous brusho colors, and all the fabulous texture from the different techniques. The mica in the paste really was an unexpected delight, and loved the suggestion of the honeycomb in the background. Looks just splendid as a beautiful background for this magnificent butterfly! Yummy! TFS & Have a wonderful week.

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  40. A beautiful background and equally beautiful butterfly. Well done! Kate x

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  41. I love your Easter Bunny, it looks fab in that frame, and a gorgeous butterfly on that wonderful background.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  42. Wow, they bouth are so amazing, love the colouring and the background!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  43. I just love the rabbit stamp and soft colours and the pretty butterfly on his head, gorgeous colours and stencil work and your butterfly card so beautiful..
    Hugs Babs x

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  44. What a fab layout and effect on your PB card. Great little bunny too. You are being a bad influence on the playground with your hooch!
    Lynn x

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  45. gorgeous creations Brend - I just love that Bunny image - so vintage looking x

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  46. Delightful these are both fabulous but i really love that bunny love and hugs Carolex

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  47. Hi Brenda these are two gorgeous cards I love that image of the Bunny with the frame he reminds me of the Beatrix Potter rabbits, the colours on the second card are amazing,
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  48. Hi, Brenda! Your bunny Stamps Happen image is beautiful! I don't recall seeing it before. Such a pretty, delicate frame. I really LOVE the stamp. Do you know if it has a number or name so I can search for it? I played with pan pastels for the first time last week and fell in love with them. They have "ruined " other pastels for me, but like other fine art supplies, they are a little pricey. Did you start out with a few colors or start out with a set? Thanks in advance for your input.

    Your butterfly Penny Black card is gorgeous! Hugs, de

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  49. Both lovely, really nice pastel shades on the bunny card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  50. the rabbit is so cute and the butterfly is stunning.

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  51. Love the rabbit just my cuppa tea

    Crafty hugs Pen x

    http://groovyquail.blogspot.com/

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  52. Love that bunny stamp Brenda he is so cute! The butterfly card is just perfection right up my street Karen x

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