Monday, 29 August 2016

Chocolate Baroque 15 minute cards



Another batch of cards made some weeks ago, this time for Chocolate Baroque which you will find on the DT blog here following our twice monthly posts of 15 minute cards.  

Apart from the blue card further down all have been made using images from CB Butterfly Flourish stamp set and I hope show that you can crate very different cards using just that one set.

I stamped the large Butterfly onto a background created by randomly brushing watered down distress inks and then colouring the Butterflies with the same distress inks.


Here I sponged distress inks through a mask made using a sheet of acetate and circle dies, then stamping the little swirls and sentiment which some from CB Words of Inspiration set...........I so love this set and use it over and again.


A simple background using distress inks and a honeycomb mask, the image stamped with black archival is CB Cornflower and coloured in with Spectrum Sparkle pens.


A very simple card here using another of the swirls from the same set, stamping it onto a strip of card using purple archival ink, matting and layering the panel , some ribbon and a few silver gems to carry the silver of the ribbon and matting.

Many thanks for taking a peek today.

50 comments:

  1. A beautiful selection of cards, techniques, and colours, love them all..
    Hugs Babs x

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  2. Really beautiful CAS cards Brenda I love every single one very elegent and love the backgrounds you create
    Carol x

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  3. Stunning work Brenda beautiful use of colour.

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  4. Lovely cards Brenda. Have a nice week.

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  5. Wat zijn je kaarten schitterend.Vooral de eerste kaart met de vlinder
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  6. Stunning work, I love the butterflies!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  7. You're certainly a whizz making 15 minute cards. A very pretty and interesting selection Brenda and they're all so different. I love the colours in the first and the background is a really clever idea but my favourite is the cornflower card. I love everything about it. Barbxx

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  8. Beautiful cards Brenda, love the simplicity of them

    Joan

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  9. They are all beautiful. I particularly like last though. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. WOW... all stunning cards darl... I love your talent :) xXx
    My Blog Angie's Craft Hideaway

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  11. Love your quick makes, Brenda, especially the butterfly and cornflower cards. It's amazing how a simple background can bring the designs to life.
    Marianne x

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  12. These are all wonderful cards Brenda, especially love the first and must give that a try. Hope you're having a great bank holiday xx

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  13. these are all beautiful Brenda and great designs

    Gr Karin

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  14. Hello Brenda, all your cards are gorgeous, beautifully designed with lovely colours, Kate x

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  15. All so very lovely Brenda. I hope that your health is being a little kinder to you. Nicola x

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  16. Lovely collection of cards Brenda and some super backgrounds

    Anne

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  17. Wow wow wow!!! Breenda, questi sono splendidi!!! Mi piacciono tutti moltissimo!! Il mio preferito è quello con i cerchi e il favoloso sentiment!
    Buona settimana!!
    Hugs

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  18. Love these cards Brenda!! Beautiful and elegant!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  19. Hi Brenda, another fab selection of cards here. I particularly like the 2nd one with the bubbles xxx

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  20. These are all so beautiful Brenda and certainly don't look as if they came together so quickly. Just love them all.
    Fliss xx

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  21. More beautiful cards! I just love the butterflies! Hugs, Robin

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  22. Very pretty cards Brenda, xxxx

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  23. You are really talented artist. Gorgeous card, again.

    Marjeta

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  24. These are all gorgeous Brenda, I love those butterflies
    Kevin xx

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  25. Gorgeous cards Brenda, I do so love the first card, even if it has butterflies on it, and to be honest and don't tell anyone I have said this but you have made those butterflies look gorgeous.
    Your other cards are also brilliant, so different to each other and all perfect.

    Kath x

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  26. This is a fabulous collection of cards Brenda - really wonderful! Big hugs rachel x

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  27. I love love love what you have done . Beautiful

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  28. Oh my goodness, Brenda. These are all gorgeous. That 15 minute card is really lovely! The circle stencil card is I think my fave as I love the sentiment.
    The last card with the slim stamped image is a great example of just how to use these type of stamps. I have always felt stumped when it came to chosing a design for these type of images.

    Just reread my previous comments and realized I forgot one important word...Not...hahahha
    I was trying to say that it was not from a glass or two of wine, but rather from my scrambled brain when I make spelling and grammar mistakes!!! Somehow I screwed up that screwed up that sentence.

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  29. What a pretty and varied collection of cards, you always make it sound so easy x

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  30. Beautiful cards Brenda!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  31. Love all your cards. Beautiful!!!

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  32. You have a beautiful collection of cards.

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  33. I find quick cards so hard to do, but I just love yours Brenda. Judy x

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  34. Wonderful set of cards Brenda, all so different and all beautiful.

    Pat xx

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  35. Everyone is a work of art as usual Brenda. This time I have no faves they are all special.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  36. A lovely collection of cards Brenda,
    Avril xx

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  37. Stunning cards Brenda, love all of them
    Lorraine x

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  38. Well I adore them all hun but have to admit the butterfly is my favourite that really is simply exquisite fantastic love it hugs cheryl xxx

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  39. All your cards are so different with varying designs, I wish I had this many ideas in my head, I really struggle at times. A gorgeous array here, I especially love the cornflower one.
    Lorraine

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  40. Well I don't know if I've ever made a 15-min card, Brenda! I fuss with mine way too much! You're awesome! These all look amazing for quick and easy cards! Will have to take a page out of your book! Hope you're feeling okay these days. My husband has recently been diagnosed with MS and is waiting to see a specialist to find out treatment or whatever else is recommended. Fortunately for him, his is a slow-progressing type so he's only had a few symptoms and they've been sporadic. But very scary. At first we thought he was having a stroke. This happened a few times and it was very frightening. Sending hugs, my friend.

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  41. Looks like you've been having tons of fun getting all sorts of inky! I really love those vibrant butterflies against the splash of a colorful background! I also love those colorfully sponged circles of your second design - well scratch this - ALL of your designs deserve complimenting! You are such a talented cardmaker!

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  42. Quickie cards is why I started stamping, so glad to see you popping out some beauties! These are all just lovely. Love the brushed color on the first one, great effect. <3 Hugs, Autumn

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  43. What a beautiful stamp set--love all your cards, Brenda! The first one especially grabbed my attention as I love using the same inks for the background & to color the butterflies!

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  44. They are all so beautiful! Love the colours and the CAS-style ofcourse. My favorite is the circkle-card; I keep on finding circkles so great... Hope the warm weather is good for you! Hugs, Gerrina

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  45. Beautiful flowers and clean and elegant designs.
    Hope you still have warm sunny weather in UK.
    I think we are having the last days of summer this
    so now out to the balcony! :)

    Hugs
    Sussie

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  46. These are all amazing B, love the first one and the rest are just gorgeous...clever lady.xxx{aNNie}

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  47. Hi, Brenda! Lovely set of cards! Your use of blending and watercolors is innovative and interesting! My favorite is your first card with the brush strokes behind the painted butterflies. Feels citrusy fresh, and like a summer breeze! Hugs, de

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