Thursday, 15 September 2016

Butterflies and flowers



Morning Peeps, it's Chocolate Baroque share day again, you will find these cards and also the lovely creations made by my teamies over on the DT blog here. Further down you will also find my share for the current Butterfly Challenge where the theme is Lavender and /or Letters along with your Butterfly and I was quite chuffed that I managed to get all elements into my piece.

I would also like to welcome my new followers to my inky world and also thank everyone for their kind comments on my Autumnal canvas in my last post. I am pleased to report that there is a bit of crafting going on, it's pretty slow going and stamping is still difficult so I bought some distress crayons last week as I can't really go wrong with inky creations..................OK, it's a pretty lame excuse to explain why I succumbed but they are fun and the colours so beautifully intense.

The one above is not unlike one I shared a few weeks back but this one of course has CB stamps, the ones I used here are the butterflies from CB Butterfly flourish and sentiment from CB Pretty Poppies stamp sets. The background is stenciled with DI's and a bit of inky flicking as well.


A pretty simple on here, a die cut TL oval into which I stamped CB Cornflower which I again coloured with Spectrum Sparkle pens................yes I am using them rather a lot but anyone who knows me is aware that I am not a colourist and I find these quite east to blend without spending ages at it. I also did a bit of ink flicking in the background.


My final card uses images from CB Oriental Crane stamp set which I stamped with versafine and heat embossed with copper embossing powder, cut into squares, matted and layered with some red gems dotted here and there. I also ran some score lines down the leading edge.


And the above is my entry for the Butterfly Challenge, my starting point was a 600gsm square of Fabriano and a background created with a mixture of Brushos and Distress Crayons and liberal amounts of water to push the colours around. When dry I stenciled some circles and overstamped with a really old Hero Arts stamped called Old French Writing................it's so old and used the code has long since gone but it's always been a favourite in class and the name stuck. 

I then used a Sweet Poppy stencil twice, first time I inked through with DI's and the second a mixture of translucent paste and acrylic pain to which I added some glitter. The Butterfly is from Chocolate Baroque, cut out after stamping and coloured with the same Brusho's.

Many thanks for taking a peek everyone.

54 comments:

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards Brenda, love them all

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the colors from the last one.
Blessings, Elly

Gaby Dierx said...

Great cards, love them!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Babs Watson said...

Beautiful backgrounds fabulous stamps and such amazing cards. Hope you are feeling a little bit better now Brenda, you surly are one amazing lady, thank you for your inspiration..

Hugs Babs x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Brenda wat zijn je kaarten schitterend zou geen keuze kunnen maken welke ik het moois vindt
Groetjes Gerrie

Eva Olmo said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda!

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards again. Love them all.
Valerija xx

Barb said...

Hi Brenda, So glad you're now feeling up to a bit more crafting. Such a lovely and diverse selection of cards with lots of different lovely techniques.

I love the background you've made with the distress crayons. I expect to see lots more lovely wok by you using your new stash. I have that Old French writing stamp and it's one of my all time favourites and spends it's life out on my desk. Enjoy your day. Barbxx

Glennis said...

You have been so busy, Brenda, the cards are lovely. I like the stencil one, it is so effective with the sparkly texture.

Stamping Bubbles said...

A beautiful collection of cards Brenda. I love the backgrounds you create for your cards. I am inspired to have a go but then get swayed by all the lovely design paper pads you can buy so end up plumping for them.
I am glad to hear you are back in your crafty space flexing your crafty muscles. looking forward to seeing the results.
Take care
Lesley

AnyOldCraft said...

Wow B you have been a busy bunny. Beautiful creations honey x

Julie said...

Hello my lovely B, I've so neglected my blogging lately and was thrilled to see you'd stopped by today! I really love your collection today, the CAS of the first is gorgeous, loving the wire antenna, it works beautifully in your designs! And the glittery stencilling is gorgeous! I really need to dust off my Brushos! Hope you are keeping well! Xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow these are beautiful and gorgeous Brenda.
Gr Karin

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cards Brenda and I love the effects you get from Brusho's

Anne

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely cards. Glad to see you crafting.

Bad Kitty said...

love your super nice cards Brenda!
have a nice day
hugs
Fiki

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely cards, very classy designs and I particularly like the soft palette on the butterfly card, delicate but eye catching . Tracy x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

All beautiful cards Brenda but the last one really caught my eye. I love the combination of stamps and stencils and also the texture that you've created on your card, love the butterfly too. I'm really pleased to hear that there's a little more crafting going on and I hope that your health continues to improve. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Gerrina said...

It is so good to see so much beautiful and different cards that you can make in so less time! That should make me think to do more of them...now I often have to be so quick even with the difficultiest techniques because I have more things that I have to do on a day :) Hugs, Gerrina

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Another beautiful selection of cards. Glad you have found your crafting bug again.
Lorraine

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Brenda, how many wonderful makes! You have created stunning works as always!! Love the ink flicking! Expecially in the first one, where it adds a stunning feel to the butterflies!! All your cards are fabulous, and the last one is my favourite, with these vibrant blended colours, the stenciled background, those amazing sparkling flowers and the gorgous butterfly!

Linby said...

A beautiful set of cards all so different and all very lovely.
Lynn x

jackiescrafts said...

A gorgeous selection of cards. It's great you are able to do some crafting again.
Jackie x

Craftyfield said...

You are so much more productive than I... even with your current problems. I have 2 favourites today , the first and the last and it's not because they are butterflies (although who doesn't like a butterfly..). I love the first's CAS feel with a touch of grunge, courtesy of the splatters and the second's harmonious layering of colours, stamping and stencilling including the glitter and dimensional paste... so beautiful Brenda! xx

Liz said...

A beautiful selection of cards, Brenda. I especially love the colours on the last one - just beautiful. xx

ALI said...

Beautiful selection of cards, I've heard all the excuses now...lol

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, and I'm so pleased you've got the crayons working nicely, love the background you created.
Glad to hear there's more crafting going on now, hope it continues.
Hugs, Avril xx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Simple and beautifull, the last one is wooow georgeus!!
Thank you for your kind words on my blog xx
♥Hugs Valentina♥

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful selection of cards Brenda, each one is so beautiful, but I am drawn especially to the one using the Crain stamps, I love your design and colours, but really all are amazing, Kate x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Brenda, as I scrolled down, each card was more beautiful than the one before! My absolute favourite is the final card! Absolutely gorgeous! And beautiful colour combo! My other favourite is the third card - just love the stamps used and the card design with the pops of red! I'm so glad you're doing a little crafting again! Sending hugs!

Carole said...

Four fabulous creations but the last one has to be a favourite, love , love the colours.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, particularly love the butterfly one at the top.
Lorraine x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, I love the butterflies
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

A wonderful array of images, backgrounds, sentiments and colours, oh yes I have missed something... design too.
Four fabulous creations and all in one post.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning selection of cards Brenda fabulous Chocolate Baroque stamps all fabulous but love the last one just a little bit more-although the first CAS is beautiful-maybe the coneflower in the frame lol
Carol x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, another collection of amazing cards, each one is just stunning!

Mrs A. said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I love the card you have made for my challenge. Thankyou so much for fluttering by. The background colours are gorgeous as are the beautiful thistles. Love the different textures you have created. Btw did I tell you I love this card!! Lol.
Your entry will go into the draw twice. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Hi Brenda, your right about the diamond in the centre of my gone fishing card. Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi B some amazing inky creations but must admit the last two are my fav. The oriental one using brass embossing powder is stunning, must try mine. Have some neglected.
I also love the way you've done the last card, I have one of those French script by hero arts or is Stampin up,??? either way Tis a great arty stamp.
Clever build up on the card. I'm getting out some of my better papers to use as will never use up the supply. My artist dad kept me well supplied.
Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


Pat said...

Beautiful creations Brenda, lovely colours and designs I especially like the Cornflower.

Pat xx

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. And well you know how I will love the butterfly one. There is something about butterflies and dragonflies I just love to see. Judy x

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. And well you know how I will love the butterfly one. There is something about butterflies and dragonflies I just love to see. Judy x

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. And well you know how I will love the butterfly one. There is something about butterflies and dragonflies I just love to see. Judy x

pinky said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I am wondering what on earth you do with distress crayons?? I love the sentiment and butterflies in the first card. Will check that site out as I would love some nice sentiment stamps. Have a lovely weekend.

Robin said...

These are just gorgeous! I love the butterflies! Hugs, Robin

Dora said...

Great cards, Brenda. Very beautiful made.

Judith said...

these are just fabulous Brenda the florals are lovely but I really love the effect you've created on your butterfly card - have a great weekend x

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful cards brenda, the butterfly card is more pretty

Shirley Chillman said...

Love them all but the first card is truly stunning very simplistic and the butterflies are coloured perfectly. Probably my all time fave of your cards and if there is a give away for a card this is mine lol.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous array of Brenda beauties.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Greta said...

Wowzer, Brenda--each card is so different & beautiful! Can't really pick a favorite, but I do love all the interest in the last one! Glad to hear you're able to do a bit more & hope you continue to improve!

Merry said...

Wonderful colouring, those Spectrum sparkle pens sound terrific. I like all of your cards. Terrific colours and layouts.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love them all!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Rhonda Miller said...

These are all beautiful.