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:

Babs said...

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

crafty-stamper said...

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

ALI said...

Stunning work Brenda beautiful use of colour.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely cards Brenda. Have a nice week.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely cards.

Barb said...

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

Joan said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the simplicity of them

Joan

Mrs A. said...

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

~@ngie~ said...

WOW... all stunning cards darl... I love your talent :) xXx
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Marianne said...

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

KandA said...

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

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are all beautiful Brenda and great designs

Gr Karin

cuilliesocks said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely collection of cards Brenda and some super backgrounds

Anne

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Berina RGA said...

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

SARN said...

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

Fliss said...

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

Robin said...

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

Wendy L said...

Very pretty cards Brenda, xxxx

Marjeta said...

You are really talented artist. Gorgeous card, again.

Marjeta

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

rachel said...

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

janice stone said...

I love love love what you have done . Beautiful

scrappymo! said...

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.

Bad Kitty said...

love your amazing cards!
hugs
Fiki 🐈

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Leanne said...

Love all your cards. Beautiful!!!

Weekend-Windup said...

You have a beautiful collection of cards.

Judy Corner said...

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

Pat said...

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

Pat xx

Shirley Chillman said...

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.

Mrs.B said...

A lovely collection of cards Brenda,
Avril xx

Lorraine said...

Stunning cards Brenda, love all of them
Lorraine x

cheryl said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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.

Becca Cruger said...

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!

Team Clark said...

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

Greta said...

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!

Gerrina said...

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

Min egen hälsoresa said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Linby said...

Beautiful CAS cards.

Donna Ellis said...

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