Sunday, 3 July 2016

More blooms and a snippet



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are nice and easy ones 'Anything Goes with a Stamp and Ribbon' and simply 'Anything Goes with a stamp' and as usual wonderful prizes to be won at both.

For my Stamping Sensations creation it's another outing for my Altenew stamps, the flowers are from the Peony Bouquet and leaves from the Beautiful Day stamp set. I used four colours of distress inks for the flowers and three for the leaves which I stamped on once I had masked the blooms. The tiny flowers scattered around are also from the Beautiful Day set. 

I stamped a Penny Black sentiment onto a piece of torn vellum, tied across some ribbon and fixed it across the stamping, then matted all onto coordinating cardstock.



For my Penny Black card I started with a pieced of 600gms Fabriano and sprinkled Bruso's Scarlet and Turquoise and sprayed liberal amounts if water and moved the card about to allow the colours to blend and dabbed off the excess with kitchen roll to soften the colours.

I then used Distress Markers to ink PB Bejeweled, spritzing with water before stamping and then with a sponge, DI's and a stencil added some background pattern here and there.  The sentiment is also Penny Black which I stamped with Archival black onto vellum. I added two strips of washi tape the then the focal piece which I matted onto coordinating card stock.

I am going to pop over to the Playground with this one as I used a snippet of vellum for the sentiment. Sports day promises to be a real fun event and I am so pleased Miss Di has decided to bring the wheelbarrow race back in, it was banned last year after a bit of an issue with loose knicker elastic, I say no more and leave it to your imaginations !!

Happy Sunday all and please do pop over to the challenge blogs and see the inspiration from my teamies as well as the great prizes on offer.

58 comments:

Mervi said...

Two beautiful flowery cards, both lovely.
Rain and thunder this time here;-))m

Judy Corner said...

Two beautiful floral cards Brenda. Judy x

Janette van Otterlo said...

Both cards are wonderful!
Grtz Janette

Helen said...

nearly missed your words at the end of your post!! love the cards; have a good Sunday.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Both these are wonderful.. I love the stamping techniques you use Brenda.
Always an inspiration visiting your blog.
Hugs Kelly

Gibmiss said...

Hi Brenda
Two stunning card... Love the Brushos background... I have had some a long time and not used them...
Hugs Sylvie xx

pinky said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the summery colours. The mere mention of knicker elastic brought back some funny memories lol.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Brenda it's a gorgeous and beautiful flower cards
Gr Karin

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards, full of colour and loveliness and I love the use of the sentiment on the vellum, you will soon see one of my cards with that...xx xx{aNNie}

Fliss said...

Such stunningly pretty cards Brenda and the most beautiful flowers too.
Your knicker elastic bit has made me smile and hope the Sports Day goes without incident this time!
Fliss xx

Kath said...

Two beautiful cards - the first one is my favourite as I love the colours you've used. I also love the snippets of vellum for your sentiments.
Kath x

An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Brenda,

Both beautiful cards, I particularly love the Altenew flowers. So elegant. Lovely background with the Brusho's too. Hope you're enjoying your weekend xx

Marlies said...

Two beautiful elegant cards Brenda! I love the flower stamp you used on the first one. The sentiments on the vellum have a lovely chique look too. Have a nice day. hugs, Marlies

ALI said...

Beautifully stamped and love the colours used.

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous cards both of them. Both so different. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

What Beautiful floral cards Brenda, both have got such lovely colours and beautifully designed too,Kate x

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty cards

scrAPpamondo said...

Bellissime card con questi fiori e il sentiment sul vellum! Adorabili entrambe, e la mia preferita è la seconda con i fiori "bagnati"!
Buona Domenica!

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Brenda, the first one is a gorgeous stamp, xxxx

KandA said...

These are both beautiful Brenda. You've done an amazing job stamping the Altenew flowers and the PB Bejeweled has just gone on my wish list. Love the way you added the sentiments on strips of vellum. See you in the Playground later, I'm just wondering what Parsnip will be getting up to while Miss Di is under the weather - guess we'd better hide those bottles from him xx

Helene E said...

Aaawww, banning the race due to loose elastic sounds harsh, I bet it was the highpoint of the whole day ;) Glad they decided to bring it back.

Sarah said...

...snigger...doesn't bear thinking about, hope Parsnip didn't get an eyeful!! These are great cards Brenda and I love what you have done with the messages on the vellum xx

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely cards, Brenda! I especially like the use of vellum for your sentiments, and am in love with the flowers on your first card! xo

Desire Fourie said...

Its always such a fresh breath of air popping in here Brenda. Love how you used the vellum on these.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Team Clark said...

Brenda, these vellum stripes really add so much interest without distracting from your gorgeously stamped and colored bgs. Love!!!

Crafting Queen said...

Two really lovely cards Brenda. Enjoy the lovely weather. Played with two beautiful black lab puppies today!

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful floral creations Brenda, loving those stamps and wonderful color choices!

Di said...

Oh dear, I just burst out laughing about the wheelbarrow race and jerked suddenly - ouch! What fun Brenda, I think this one could generate some fun and frolics :)

Love your snippets card, super colours in the striped paper really echoed by the lovely flowers. Your Altenew card is just STUNNING!! A real triumph of stamping there missus!

Hope you're feeling better as the days go by - a thought though, I doubt if either of us will be up to throwing the discus for example so what-say we sit on the sidelines with some liquid refreshment and just snigger at the antics! Mrs A is tall and willowy so I fully expect her to win the long jump!

Hugs

Di xx

Gaby Dierx said...

Lovely flowers!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Sara Barker said...

Just popping in to see your latest, and I'm so happy I did! Those stamped flower images are so beautiful and the vellum sentiment strip just make these cards so special! Hugs!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

So beautiful Brenda. Both lovely cards and I especially like the first one. Exquisite stamping and such beautiful colours, just perfect. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Robin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just love your floral scenes! Hugs, Robin

Gerrina said...

Those altenew flowers look so great with the ribbon! And I love the rainbowcolours on your second card! Hugs, Gerrina

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such beauties Brenda...love how you used the vellum ...super gorgeous
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow, Brenda! Two totally stunning creations! I haven't inked up my Altenew stamps yet, but I can see you are very happy with yours! Gorgeous creations

Lau W said...

OH love how you used the vellum ! 2 beautiful cards Brenda, as always !
xxx

cheryl said...

Oh wow these are amazing what beautiful flowers showcased beautifully xxx

Kathleen said...

The first card is totally and utterly stunning as far as I am concerned, just love it.
The second card is a beauty and if posted on it's own I would have probably raved over that, but the first one has taken the biscuit.
Kath x

Pollard Carole said...

Your flower cards are always so special the colours on these are perfect just so pretty Love and hugs Carole x

rachel said...

wonderful cards Brenda - really very pretty - I love that last one especially! Big gentle hugs lovely lady! Rachel x

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the floral arrangements with the roses and the watercolour stamping on the PB cards is fabulous.
Avril xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful floral cards, Brenda! Loving the vellum overlay!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the flowers!
Kevin xx

Greta said...

You make magic with floral stamps, Brenda--gorgeous cards!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards! Hope your health has improved.

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, thwy are bouth stunning!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous flower stamps and love the colours and stamped vellum-would like to see you enter at http://ainkymess.blogspot.co.uk/
Carol x

linda said...

these are both such beautiful floral cards brenda! i almost bought the peony stamp set; i love how you've coloured it and i love your blended background on the second one.

scrappymo! said...

Both of your cards are so pretty, Brenda.

The first has such warm colours and the scattered small blossoms are a great addition.
The second is so arty and inky looking..love it.

The torn vellum for the sentiments is a great idea.

coldwaters2 said...

Two more stunning creations Brenda I am in awe of your creativity, the colours, image and designs are truly wonderful I love the vellum wrap around I must try that thank you for sharing
hugs
lorraine x

Whisper said...

Two absolutely stunning cards, am loving the stencilled diamond (what is the make of the stencil, as the pattern seems quite small), i love how you have used vellum to stamp on, Luv Sam x

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Amazing cards! They are so lovely and amazing colors!

Lynne K said...

Both cards absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! The Altenew peonies are next on my wish list! x

Dora said...

Both cards are so beautiful also the stamps that you have used.
Fantastic.

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowwwww, both flowercards are very beautiful.... fantastic!
Hugs Carola

Merry said...

Beautiful stamps you have used Brenda and lovely cards you have created with them.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are lovely.

Tracy said...

These are so pretty Brenda, beautiful flowers and great designs.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

 
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