Sunday, 3 April 2016

Girly and floral



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'One for the Girls' and 'Birthday's'.

I don't work with blue a great deal as it's not a colour I gravitate to naturally, but I do like it combined with yellow so that was the inspiration for my Penny Black card. I have used another of the lovely new stamps called Passionate, it's a pretty large stamp at approx 5x5 so when matted up my card is 8x8. 

I inked direct to stamp with distress markers and gave a liberal spray of water before stamping onto Fabriano. I added a Penny Black sentiment and used a mask called Tie Dyed to sponge some background interest but kept to a soft lemon DI so as not to distract from the lovely blooms. Some ribbon and a bow to finish.


Graphic 45 DPs' form the base of my Stamping Sensations card and a quite old wood mounted stamp which I seems to have lost since I made the card so can't tell you the make.............no idea where it's gone so will have to go through all my stamp draws to find it as clearly it's miss filed ! Anyhow I papered pieced the main image and hat, added some flourishes and roses.

I do hope you will pop over the the challenge posts to see the super prizes on offer and be inspired to join in this month.

63 comments:

Gaby Dierx said...

Love the flowers and your girly-card!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Kath said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the blue with the lemon on the first one and the second has a lovely image and great design too.
Kath x

Babs said...

Love lemon & navy it always looks so good together, that flower stamp is just so beautiful, love the dress and the beautiful frame fabulous design.. Have a lovely Sunday Brenda

Hugs Babs x

Mervi said...

Fabulous flower bouguet card and sweet feminine one.
Happy Sunday;-))m

Shirley said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I like both styles but am leaning towards the floral card at the moment. I love the new PB floral stamps and ordered several when I was ill in bed. Well, What else can one due but have a little retail therapy. LOl.

Shirley

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two lovely cards today, love the dress

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous Brenda and fit the themes perfectly. Like you, I rarely use blue, but as this gorgeous card demonstrates...should do so more often!! A super design on the second, pink and green is always delicious!! xx

Janice said...

Both lovely cards Brenda, love the flower on top all inky and lovely and a great paper pieced card below. Great work as always. Jx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very beautiful and girly cards.Love the soft colors.
Blessings, Elly

ALI said...

Stunning cards, love the colour combo on the first.

Gerrina said...

The flowercard is my favorite...looks like you painted the flower! And I am always stunned how you incorporate a ribbon and bow!( And how beautiful they look; not "my cup of tea") Enjoy the sunday!

Craftyfield said...

Love the Penny Black image, the technique you used is of course perfect for a watercolour impression. Lovely die-cuts on the dress form card too, very feminine and delicate. Enjoy your Sunday, xx

Glennis said...

Both are lovely Brenda. Isn't it strange how things go missing for no apparent reason!!

nnalorac said...

Morning Brenda, Two beautiful cards, love both these colour combos together. Gorgeous roses backing paper, may have to go searching lo! Carol xx

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous cards, I especially love your floral one, that stamp is soooo pretty :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Both of these cards are wonderful Brenda
I especially like the floral one and may have to give this a go.
Have a lovely Sunday
Hugs Kelly

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and love your paper puecing in your second card

Anne

Eva Olmo said...

Beautiful cards!

Judith said...

gorgeous cards Brenda - the flowers are fabulous they look watercoloured - really stunning have a lovely sunday hugs judith x

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty cards
wonderful colors!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. The stamping on the first one is exquisite, and what a beautiful stamp. I love the fresh, clean feel of your second card and I love the colour palette that you've used too xx

Whisper said...

Ooooo i'm loving the blue and yellow combo and what a stunning image too, i'm loving the mannequin stamp and gorgeous layout too, Luv Sam x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another groups of beauties on this post and the previous. I would love to check out your die collection (& ribbon), it's fabulous :) Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards!! Love the colors in both. The second card is absolutely gorgeous!!

Robin said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the way you did the ribbon on the first and the second is just so pretty. The DP is adorable and I totally understand about losing things. Sometimes I look for something I know I just used and don't find it for weeks. Thanks for your lovely comment today. Hugs, Robin

Natalia Smith said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the beautiful stamping and fabulous designs x

coldwaters2 said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda love the image and colours of the first the second is so pretty a lovely choice of colours and papers
hugs
lorraine x

jackiescrafts said...

Two gorgeous cards, I especially love your blue and yellow one they are great Spring time colours
Jackie x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and amazing creations with fabulous colour combos used...love this...xx
 {aNNie}

scrAPpamondo said...

Belle card Brenda! Penso che blu e giallo insieme siano molto eleganti e femminili, e mi piace il tuo mazzo di fiori bagnato d'acqua!
La seconda card ha i colori che preferisco, amo il rosa e il verde ed è una card molto dolce con bellissimi dettagli e carte romantiche!!
Buona domenica :)

pasje ali said...

Piękne karteczki.

Pat said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, love the flower on the first and the dress image on the second looks so good paper pieced.

Pat xx

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. The blue looks stunning on your first card and love that gorgeous bow. And such a nice design on the second card, paper piecing the dress looks very effective here.
I finally got some of PB's brushstroke stamps too :-)

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! That new PB stamp is gorgeous & I love how you didn't let anything detract from it! The second card really appeals to me--of course I do love pink--& the paper piecing & roses are so pretty!

linda said...

two beautiful cards brenda! the pretty rose background reminds me of the dresses and aprons my grandma wore. showing my age here because back in the day she never wore slacks. :)

rachel said...

Two lovely cards ... love the blue and yellow .. wonderful x

walchowDesign said...

You've used the blue beautiful with the yellow - it brings out the spring, Brenda!

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards Brenda. Hope you had a great weekend.

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the colour combos on both.
Avril xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. The blue and yellow us a lovely combination and I love the G45 papers you have used for the second card. Hard to pick my favourite today. Fabulous.
Take care
Lesley

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous! Specially love the first one with the large PB stamp! Great idea to colour directly onto the stamp with Distress markers. I actually own this stamp and you have now inspired me to use it again.

Have a good week!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, love the blue and yellow and the super PB image and I do love to see pink and green, great paper piecing, love the papers and the brat die.

Kath x

mags said...

Two lovely cards Brenda.
Mags
X

Linby said...

Two very different cards and both equally as fabulous in their own right. Love the inkiness on the first one but of course you had me with the fashion one! Love that stamp and the wonderful paper piecing with a wonderful layout.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the pretty dress and the fab blue and yellow flowery card.
Lorraine x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the fresh spring colours and images. hugs :)

Lia said...

I love flowercards and this is amazing!
Lia xx

Eret said...

Stunning cards Brenda. Love your stamping on the first card and beautiful layout on the second. They are both gorgeous!

Sally H said...

Two stunning creations, Brenda! I love them both! The colours on that gorgeous flower stamp are really wonderful and the combination of roses and polka dats on the second are so lovely. Great paper piecing! Too hard to choose a favourite, but the yellow and iris blue on the first were my mum's favourite colours x

Team Clark said...

What beautiful girly creations. All of your awesome cards make me wonder if cardmaking is your dayjob! Do tell. Hugs, Autumn

Gail said...

Gorgeous cards! I'm partial to the top one!

pinky said...

Oh they are both gorgeous Brenda. Love the navy and yellow together and the green and pink together with the gorgeous frame and stamping is just beautiful.

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing cards!!
Love thesecond one, bouth the coloures and papers, and polcadots on dres, just great!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous girly card, Brenda, love the paper piecing. Lovely image too - hope you find it! have to say the PB card is my favourite though, if only because of the colours. Another stamp for the wish list! x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautifully fresh colours and gorgeously designed as always. Love the stamping on the first one.
Lorraine

Donna Ellis said...

Two beautiful creations, Brenda! The life bursting from your gorgeous flower on the first card reminds me of the joy received when viewing Nature's loveliness, and breathing in the delicious aroma the flowers emit. The your second card has pretty papers and a wonderful design. xxoo

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful and pleasant card brenda,the first card is more pretty

SARN said...

They're both beautiful but I just love the composition of the dress one. xxx

Tracy said...

These are gorgeous, I love your pretty papers and colour combo on your mannequin card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Two very gorgeous, very elegant cards. Utterly love the floral one! Hugs, Wends x

Dora said...

two beautiful cards. I like the flower and the plasches.
and the second is so beautiful in colours and papers. Perfect.

Rhonda Miller said...

I love these.

M Strach said...

Gorgeous

 
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