Saturday, 24 September 2016

Newsprint and white butterflies



Good morning to you all and a big thank you for your lovely comments about my Penny Black card in my previous post.

It's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and Annie would like us to use some Newsprint on our creations this week. Our sponsor is Scrappers Delight

I also have a card for the current Butterfly Challenge which really was a challenge this time round, as well as Butterflies they would like to see White on White and/or Wire. 

For my Allsorts creation which as with most recently blogged creations was made weeks ago when mobility was better, I decided to stamp the newsprint using a rather old Hero Arts stamp, it's a huge wood mounted one, using coffee archival ink and thne distressing the panel to give an aged feel. Next I used a Penny Black flower inking the stamp with DI's and spritzing with water before stamping. Two Penny Black Butterflies coloured with the same DI's and a really old sentiment which I purchased in America years ago.

I do hope you will join us this week and also pop over to the challenge blog to see all the inspiration from my teamies.


Now for my Butterfly share, white on white always scares me somewhat and I always dread taking the photos as it's so hard to show the detail. So as stamping remains difficult I decided on inkiness again as you can't really go wrong and started with a piece of 600gsm Fabriano which I liberally coated with gesso, then added a piece of crushed tissue to give some texture before using stencils and two types of white textures paste, plain matt and pearl.

Then once dry it was just a matter of arranging the focal element made up of a piece of hessian, die cut honeycomb pattern, Tattered Lace Lilies and Ivy, a stamped sentiment, two Butterflies and of course some wire which I twisted into a circle and placed behind the Lilies.......although it doesn't show up too well on my photo it is there !

Have a lovely weekend all.

48 comments:

  1. Two really stunning cards, the white one looks amazing!

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  2. Two beautiful cards and the white card is elegant and creative made. stunning!!

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  3. Wow 2 beautiful cards just love that white on white one. Fantastic. xx

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  4. As pretty as your first card is, I absolutely love your white on white card. No one seeing this card will be able to tell you're struggling doing WoW. All the layering and texture look truly amazing! And rest assured that I had already noticed the wire before you pointed it out.
    I'm sorry to hear your holidays did not have the desired effect on your health, but I'm happy to see that your are still able to enjoy getting inky.
    Have a good weekend!
    Marianne x

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  5. Two fabulous cards. The newsprint makes a lovely background for the lovely flower stamp on the first card. I love all the detail on the White on White card - just beautiful. xx

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  6. Your photos on both cards turned out beautifully revealing, Brenda! I especially am in love with the textures, die cuts, and embellies on your white butterfly on white background card. It's heavenly! The textures on the "way-back" background are incredible! Both cards are pretty, and I enjoy the haphazard application of the newsprint stamp! Hoping you enjoy a good week-end, B. Thinking of you fondly, de

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  7. Love your Penny Black stamp over Newsprint! Your white on white make has got lovely textures too... Enjoy this sunny September day, xx

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  8. Ohhh beautiful cards Brenda. The white card is gorgeous! I love it.

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  9. Such elegant creations both of them!

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  10. They are both beautiful Brenda

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  11. These are both beautiful cards! I really love love love the white on white you created!!! All the different textures give it a stunning look...GORGEOUS! I'm sorry to hear things aren't getting better. I pray for your heath and hope something will come to give you your mobility back and lessen your pain. Lots of hugs, Robin

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  12. These are gorgeous, Brenda! Love the newsprint in the background on the first card! And your white-on-white looks amazing! I struggled with them but you nailed it! So pretty! Enjoy your weekend and I hope you're feeling okay!

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  13. Two beauties brenda. I adore that wow make...so beautiful. And your other card is stunning too. Well done you. Big huggles rachel x

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  14. Hey Brenda, hope you are well.
    You nailed the white on white! It's stunning!
    Really like the newsprint card too!

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  15. Favolosa card con il newsprint, Brenda1 Mi piace moltissimo l'effetto dei fiori su questo sfondo! Pinnata.
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524484788075/
    E la card per il Butterfly challenge è delicatissima e molto tattile con tutte quelle textures, sembra così soffice!! :D
    Buon weekend!

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  16. Two very beautiful cards Brenda, lovely colours on your first one,and I love the white on white too with all the lovely texture, Kate x

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  17. Two beautiful cards Brenda, gorgeous butterflies and the wow card really is WOW!
    Lorraine x

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  18. Beautiful cards once again Brenda. The sentiment on the first one is just lovely.
    Lorraine

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  19. Brenda great stamping and gorgeous cards.
    gr Karin

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  20. Both of these cards are beautiful Brenda, clever use of the newspaper print and I love the white on white
    Kevin xx

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  21. Well my first thoughts was that one of us was going mad, as I looked at the Allsorts card and thought these butterflies are not white, then it twigged, as it should have done in the first place that there were two cards.
    Love the newsprint card, a fabulous image and I like the way you have presented the newsprint, as for the butterflies, the best ones I have seen in ages.
    WOW, I really love that choice of challenge and for someone who does not you have made a fantastic card, love it.

    Kath x

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  22. Stunning cards Brenda, white on white cards scare me too but I always love how they turn out.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  23. Stunning! Love how you stamped on top of the newsprint paper! And beautiful elegant white card!
    Lucy x

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  24. I love the first butterfly card but my oh my Brenda you have surpassed yourself!1 This is so elegant and so awe inspiring. I love all thee separate details and I spotted the wire straight off. Thankyou so much for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. Both are very elegant Brenda. The first has a shabby Chic appeal and the second very regal. Two superb makes my friend.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  26. You always amaze me, Brenda! The first card is absolutely stunning with wonderful stamping & sentiment! Terrific example of how white on white should be done!

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  27. Both cards are just wonderful Brenda, you are just brilliant with every style you choose to work with!!

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  28. Gorgeous cards Brenda both so different but equally stunning

    Anne

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  29. Wat zijn je kaarten weer schitterend Brenda
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  30. Stunning creations Brenda.
    The white on white is fabulous x

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  31. What a fabulous pair of cards Brenda and I specially love the second one - so very creative!

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  32. Love the newsprint background on your first card Brenda and your white on white is exquisite, beautiful background and gorgeous flowers. Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Pat xx

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  33. Wow Brenda, both cards are beautiful. Great creations, i love them.
    And all the projects of the last time are super.
    Hugs Carola

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  34. Two amazing cards Brenda. What a beautiful background stamp you,ve used on the first card. Your second card looks stunning. Quite inspired to use different pastes for you white background. Your card really is very beautiful. Barbxx

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  35. Hi Brenda, these are two beautiful cards. Love the colours and stamps on the first and your WOW butterfly creations is stunning. Hope you're beginning to get better xx

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  36. Stunning cards, Brenda. The white on white is beautiful and the first one with the newsprint is lovely.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  37. Beautiful how subtile the newspaperprint looks on your first card and jet you used it so much! Think that is my favorite, although the white card is such a great mix of whites and textures! Have a good week! Hugs, Gerrina

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  38. Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the print on the first and the second is amazing. xxx

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  39. Realy georgeus, bouth of them are so amazing!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  40. Loving the newsprint and such a nice colourway too. WoW is always so elegant as this one proves. Lynn x

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  41. Beautiful cards! Lovely work..how do you do it>??

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  42. Hi Brenda, both designs are gorgeous, love the detail. I hope you have improved, take good care, Shirleyxx

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  43. Both stunning cards love the newprint stamp and watercolour effect on the stamped flower.WOW card is gorgeous love all the fabulous texture and embellishments
    Carol x

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  44. They are both gorgeous cards Brenda, love the newsprint stamp, makes a great background.
    Avril xx

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