Sunday, 5 June 2016

Blossoms and Butterflies



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Feature a Creature' and 'Flower Power' and as usual wonderful prizes to be won at both.

My Butterfly which is from Penny Black is my Stamping Sensation creature, a rather bright and bold creation but it was fun to make. I took a piece of Fabriano 600gsm cardstock and working on a coloured section at a time and allowing to dry in-between, I spritzed liberally with water, shook on Brusho crystals and used a straw to blow the wet colours outwards.

Next I stamped the Butterfly onto a piece of card, coloured with the same Brosho's, cut out and mounted onto the inky background, also stamping the Visible Image sentiment. I added wire antenna to the Butterfly and a few silver sequins.


My Penny Black creation uses all time favourite Dance, Sing, Love along with a new stamp with the lovely name Branch of Grace. I gave the background a light colour wash with blue distress ink and the stamped the blossom inking the stamp with distress markers and spritzing with water before stamping the whole image once and then sections of it to extend the blossoms. The sentiment is stamped with archival coffee.

As always there are lots of super prizes to be won and some great inspiration from my team mates, so please do pop over the the challenge blogs.

Have a lovely Sunday whatever you are up to.

70 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow! I absolutely love both of these but I think the first one is my favourite, such a fabulous burst of colour and the butterfly is gorgeous. The second one is so beautifully delicate and that's one of my favourite sentiments. Lovely inkiness Brenda:) Crafty hugs, Sandra x x P.S. I sent you an email regarding my Allsorts win, hope you've got it? x

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the vibrant background on the first one and the butterfly is just stunning. Lovely delicate design on the second card and I love the quote. xx

Gaby Dierx said...

I love the butterfly!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards, beautiful butterfly and I can see why that verse is a favourite.
luv
Debby

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

The butterfly card is so nice.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards both, my fave is the first one;-))m

Sophie said...

Zwei sehr unterschiedliche fantastische Karten.
Die Schmetterlings-Karte ist modern und cool...
Die Blumen-Karte voller Poesie, fein und zart.
Zwei wunderbare Kompositionen.

Herzlichst Sophie

Desire Fourie said...

Just such beautiful creations Brenda. I adore how you always use nature as the starting point for your artwork. Have a lovely Sunday xx
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Shirley said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I favour the first one only because I love bright colours. It reminds me of my childhood when we used to do the straw and paint blowing which created those bautiful patterns. Oh dear just as I was geting down my must have list Bresho crystals have been added. Lol.

Shirley

Stamping Bubbles said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. The background on the first card is fabulous and the second one features my favourite sentiment stamp which I managed to get hold of, thank you for your help on that matter.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, I hope the sun is finally shining in your neck of the woods.
Take care
Lesley

gwen70 said...

Wonderful cards, do love the brushos

Kath said...

Fabulous cards and beautiful sentiments on both of them. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Kath x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Brenda

WOW.... I love both designs but I think the butterfly card is my favourite

Enjoy your day

Smiles

June

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wouww prachtige kaarten en een mooi tekst
Groetjes Gerrie

Wendy L said...

Both so gorgeous Brenda, xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Che farfalla meravigliosa Brenda!! Davvero emozionante sulle macchie di colore! E la seconda card è così delicata! Due lavori diversi, ma entrambi sono stupendi!
Ti auguro una Buona Domenica nel tuo paradiso naturale!!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant cards with fabulous colours chosen...just gorgeous..xx{aNNie}

ellyscard creatief said...

I love the butterfly card.

Lau W said...

Oh wow love the background on the first card, and the second is pretty, love the sentiment !
xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are beautiful, the butterfly and colourful splats on the top are wonderful. Take care, xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello there, Brenda! I'm so happy to be back in blogland! Thank you for your kind words on my blog! Your cards are gorgeous! I'm especially intrigued by the first one - the splatter effect is amazing! I love the butterfly too! Love the stamps and sentiment you used on the second card Hope you are having a great weekend!

KarinsArtScrap said...

both are beautiful cards and great use of colours Brenda
Gr Karin

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, love the bright colours of the first one.
Lorraine

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowwww, both card are very nice. I love the card with the butterflies...great splash background.
Hugs Carola

Lynne K said...

Two lovely cards, Brenda. Of course, the butterfly is my favourite. It really shines out against that fab background. I'm hoping Sally will be getting me the new Inkylicious big butterflies from Stamp Magic. I can envisage doing something similar with them. Thanks for your good wishes this morning. x

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda. The butterfly one is so arty and lovely! The butterfly just glistens with delicate colour.

The second is so beautiful. I love the way you made the blossoms extend. That is some careful stamping. I also like both sentiments...I ust remember to use more of my inspirational type sentiments!

Greta said...

Wowzer, Brenda--these are fabulous! I had that PB sentiment stamp in my hand years ago--just love it--& that may be my favorite Brenda card!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, the first one is so cool and the second card is a pure delight.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Margreet said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda!
xxx Margreet

Ellibelle said...

They are both beautiful Brenda. And what a fun way to get the ink to spread on the first one!

Bad Kitty said...

this first card is my favorite.
I love the text on taht card.
and this other card is so beautiful
have a nice day
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Viv's Visuals said...

Hello my friend. Am having a few days down time before another mad 2 weeks (Leicester 2 days, Hertfordshire 4 days and Edinburgh 6 days) so am able to trawl through blogland a bit. Love these 2 cards.... and now am going to have to get me that PB stamp cos it's just LUSH.
Missing me dose of Kloppy and had an invitation to LFC v Barcelona 6th August... can't go as it's the first day of the Nationals and I'll be wearing the blue blazer instead of me red shirt... Grrrrr. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Totally stunning cards Brenda, that butterfly is amazing and what colours, love your background too. You second card is in contrast softer and gentler with a wonderful sentiment, Kate x

MaryH said...

I knew when I saw #1 scrolling in, I was going to LOVE it! Fab work with the brushos, and does this fantastic (and splendidly colored!) butterfly set off those bold splats of brilliant color. Such fun to move around the puddles as you've done here. Totally different feel to #2, very calming and serene, equally lovely. Two great makes! TFS & Hugs

rachel said...

two beauties Brenda - really wonderful cards! I love that saying - and the card is so delicate - the butterfly one is right up my street - fabulous! hugs rachel x

Sally H said...

Two beautiful creations, Brenda! I love them both! Lovely bursts of colour on the first and that sentiment on the second is a favourite

Kathleen said...

Brilliant cards Brenda and some lovely colour choices, great images too.

Kath x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning cards both of them Brenda! That splatty background behind the butterfly looks amazing and I love the soft tones on the second one!

Marianne said...

Love how your first card came out, Brenda. Such a bright and cheerful card. Will have to try straws and brushos. Just came home from a lovely meal out with friends.
Marianne x

Shirley Chillman said...

Wow Brenda your butterfly card is certainly a showstopper which follows in nicely to your second make which is peaceful and serene looking.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Robin said...

Oh my goodness...that butterfly is gorgeous! I love the splattered paint and the sentiment on the second is one of my faves! I just think they are both so fabulous! Hugs, Robin

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi B. two great themes for the challenges and two equally wonderful creations for them.. must get inky myself again soon!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

cheryl said...

Oh my hun these are lush cards indeed,I am totally in love with the first one as butterflies are my favourite. But both cards are gorgeous hun so effective hugs cheryl xxx

Marlies said...

Both of your cards are beautiful and as allways very elegant! hugs, Marlies

Gerrina said...

The contrast between both cards is so big, but... I like both styles!! Could not pick a favorite; the first I love the colours and on the second the quote and the softness... Hope you have a good and sunny week!

Linby said...

Fantastic effect on the first card - love the straw blowing!. Lovely PB card as always with one of my fav stamps too.
Lynn x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, sure do love those splashes on the first one! hugs :)

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing card, love the splater, I'm not good at it :(
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards, love the bright colours.

Barb said...

Two really beautiful cards Brenda. I'm certainly going to have to try blowing my Brushos around. I love the splatter effect. The second is a really pretty image and looks like water colouring. Ver pretty Barbxx

SusanLotus said...

I wish you a great summerweek!

The card with the splashes is marvelous.
Hugs
Sussie

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! My favorite is the second one!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards gorgeous butterfly and fabulous Brushos background not blown mine yet but been having a play lol-brilliant sentiments on both and love the watercolour effect on the second
Carol x

Anke said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda. I love the one with the butterfly, the splatter effect is great. And the second card is so pretty, I love the sentiment.

Hugs
Anke

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - both singing of sunshine. Hope your week is going well. Nicola x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
2 wunderschöne Karten zeigst du und heute,einfach Klasse,
glg ulrike

Magda Wo said...

niesamowite, przecudne

linda said...

these are both gorgeous! i love the technique and colours on the first and i love the sentiment with the delicate image on the second; i especially love the pink and brown colour combo which i might just be influenced to use more - it's so pretty!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous pair of cards Brenda and such beautiful techniques!

SARN said...

Late to the party aren't I? I LOVE these 2 cards, most especially your butterfly one cuz I love the straw-blowing inkiness background!

The PB sentiment is wonderful isn't it?

Good luck with the workmen and lack of internet access.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Team Clark said...

Such gorgeous cards, love the branch and sentiment so much! Hugs, Autumn

Tracy said...

Two amazing creations, I love your butterflies and that fabulous background.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the gorgeous splashes of colour on the first and the delicate blossoms of the second.

Pat xx

Dora said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda. Great stamping.
I have internet again. Happy me. ((:

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my two absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda I love the butterfly on the first one with the splats of colour behind the second is equally awesome especially with that wonderful sentiment,
hugs
lorraine x

Juls said...

Gorgeous as always xx

Rhonda Miller said...

I love this. Those ink splatters are great.

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous cards, love the butterflies & fabulous blossoms :)

ALI said...

Beautiful cards.
I think I'm addicted to Brushos, I just love them.

Merry said...

Love love the brightness of your butterfly card. Both you and Linby entice me all the time with your wonderful creations with Brushos. The second card is so pretty too.