Sunday, 4 December 2016

All rather floral



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes 'Floral Fancies' and 'Black and White plus One'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

My Penny Black share uses PB Blush stamp and the matching die called Bashful as well as another PB background script stamp and sentiment. I started with a piece of black pre gesso coated linen fabric, sanded it down to bring down the colour a little, then randomly white embossed the script and rubbed gold gilding polish around the edges. Next I stamped the flowers on bacl card, cut them out and coloured with the same gilding polish. The same polish was added to the TL leaves, flowers and little cameo.


I recently acquired some Stamps by Me stamps, I love Toni's approach to her designs, all so elegantly crafted and once stamped they need very little more adding. I used two coloures of distress inks and black for the outlines and sentiment, flicked some od the same watered down colours and mattered up using TL pin dot frames.

Please do pop over the the challenge blogs to see all the inspiration from my team mates and of course the super prizes on offer.

And in case you missed my post yesterday about Swedish House Crafts, you can get a 10% discount off your order using this code: FROMSANTABRENDA. 

53 comments:

  1. Wow! These are both stunning - I am loving your new stamps too

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  2. Two gorgeous cards Brenda, the first one is so elegant with the black and gold, the white script and sentiment pops beautifully. The second card is very pretty with it's subtle colour choice.

    Great photo of your son running the Paris Marathon in the previous post, you must be so proud.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  3. The Black & White and another colour is an unusual scheme for a card but it gives a Vintage look. I love the blackboard effect of the background and the flowers are so pretty and life like! And the second card is a great example of CAS. xx

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  4. So pretty Brenda, the black and gold one is stunning, xxx

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  5. I love the dramatic feel of this gold and black card Brenda, a beautiful design.
    Lorraine

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  6. dear Brenda as always stunning cards !!!
    Love the watercolor feeling on those lot of whit
    LG hellerlittle

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  7. These are lovely stamps Brenda and you have created two beautiful cards

    Anne

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  8. Absolutely love these, Brenda, especially the second one. So elegantly simple and beautiful.

    Lynne x

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  9. Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I especially like the first one I love the black, white and gold together.

    Sue xx

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  10. Both are wonderful Brenda, love the Kraft and black giving that fab almost chalk board effect, and your creations with PB stamps are always amazing.

    I really apologize for the lack of visits lately, but the day job has just been crazy and Sundays seem to be the only time I get for visiting my fav blogs at the mo....

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  11. Hi Brenda,
    what gorgeous cards, and their designs are very super and so stunning.
    I love them both but my fave is the balck and gold as their is some very lovely work gone into that one, and your flowers are super.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  12. those cards are so pretty!
    love them
    hugs

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  13. Two beautiful elegant cards Brenda. Both equally gorgeous but if I had too choose I would go for the gold and back first one, so chique! hugs, Marlies

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  14. Both cards are gorgeous, the die cuts and earth tones on the top one are fantastic, the bottom is a wonderful water colour effect. Take good care, Shirleyx

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  15. gorgeous and elegant card with that gold and black Brenda, and a beautiful stamped card
    Gr Karin

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  16. Amazing both the cards, Brenda, they look stunning and love expecially the first one black and white plus gold, it has a wonderful vintage look!
    Happy Sunday!

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  17. Gorgeous cards Brenda. The first one reminds me of a chalkboard background which has worked beautifully with the Kraft look flowers and ink. The second is so fresh and bright and the distress ink colouring gives the flowers a lovely soft look.

    Shirley

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  18. Gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love the drama in the first creation with that black backdrop! So striking, and the white embossed sentiments are wonderful texture. I especially like the golden distressing around the edges to coordinate with the pretty die cuts! Your watercolor image is SO PRETTY! I'd like to try that technique as well. Thanks for sharing your art-full techniques! hugs, de

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  19. They are both beautiful Brenda, specially loving the PB card, what a fun challenge! And loving those frames you used on the second card, what a great idea to stamp the flowers using two colors!
    Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday, we got our first snow of the season today!

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  20. Stunning and elegant, love them both..

    Hugs Babs

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  21. Both gorgeous card, the first is really elegant.

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  22. Both cards are amazing Brenda. Love the gilding and dies with the black + white on the first and the beautiful soft colours and stamping on the second xx

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  23. Wow, Brenda, these are gorgeous and I am especially fond of the first card! Stunning! Hope you are doing okay these days, my friend. Hugs, Kitty

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  24. beautiful cards - I adore them all Brenda - lovely themes too - must try to enter!!! Big hugs rachel x

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  25. Very striking and stylish pair of cards;-))m

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  26. These are gorgeous cards Brenda, love the dimension and luscious colours of the first and the delicate pretty flower on the second. Thank you for sharing your discount code yesterday, I "had" to buy a die set!! xx

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  27. Wonderful cards Brenda, so very different but equally beautiful, Kate x

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  28. Hallo Brenda,
    zwei wunderschöne Karten hast du gestaltet.
    Liebe Grüße marlisa

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  29. Black, white and gold, what a stunner of a card, talk about classy, love all the dies.
    Your second card is amazing superb CAS card, you could enter it in the challenge over at Allsorts this week - kidding.
    Love the way you have added the colours.

    Kath x

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  30. Beautiful cards! I really love the background you created on that first card...it's stunning! Hugs, Robin

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  31. Wonderful makes, Brenda. Love the bold black and gold of the first one and the subtle elegance of the second.
    Marianne x

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  32. Love the elegance of the first card & how fresh & beautiful the second one is! Have a great week, Brenda!

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  33. Oh WOW! Stunning! The first one is so amazing and unique! Love them both, but I vote for the first one as my favorite!!

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  34. Both are so wonderful Brenda, love the colourchoices you made for both.

    Hugs, Petra

    PS: I already entered your candy, thanks for the "reminder" ;-)

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  35. wonderful cards, they are different but equally stunning. Have a great day and keep warm.

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  36. Bouth so amazing as it say ond the second card!! Beautiful design, greac coloures used!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  37. As the author of Floral Fanstasies you do Floral very well, whether detailed as the first gorgeous sample, or CAS of the second two lovely makes.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  38. I just love the black and gold! What a striking design! Hugs, Autumn

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  39. Fabulous black and gold colour combo -but the second one is stunning and love the water colour effect
    Carol x

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  40. Stunning black/gold card Brenda, totally different - the watercolour is beautiful.
    Just had a catch up and such a wonderful photo of Alex, you must be so proud.
    Avril xx

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  41. The first one is absolutely gorgeous Brenda, love the gold and black - so elegant. The second is a beautiful CAS card, lovely flowers.

    Pat xx

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  42. Oh my, that elegant b&gold - shows off the wonderful PB floral amazingly. Also liked the sanded effect with the script too. #2 is so dainty and delicate with the pretty image, and the softer colors. You are a style master, for sure!! TFS & Hugs. Hope the week will be a good one for you.

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  43. I would find this a difficult theme - but of course to you it's no problem at all - both are beautiful Brenda! Nicola x

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  44. Oh my...I can't keep up with you...I turn my back for two minutes and you have created several absolutely beautiful creations!! one very talented lady...I cannot start to pick a favourite...all fabulous!

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  45. Both are very elegant pieces Brenda especially the 'Me' stamped make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  46. Great black and gold combo - produces such an elegant design. Love those flowers - very CAS. Lynn x

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  47. Black white and gold - so opulent and gorgeous! The second one is so pretty. Two very different cards and both awesome! xxx

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  48. Wow, Brenda! Two stunners! I love them both x

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  49. Two fabulous cards Brenda. I love the black, white and gold of the first with the pretty gold flowers and leaves, and the white script on the black background stands out so well, and the second with the delightfully simple style of the flower stamp and the colours are beautiful, love the spattered background too and the outline sentiment. x

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  50. Brenda, your floral cards are all fabulous, these two included. The water colour card is lovely and I really like the chalkboard effect background on the first one. It makes the perfect backdrop for those beautiful gold floral die cuts. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  51. Wow, two beauties! And that first one; you would never guessed that it is for a challenge with black and white and one! That is my favorite; just stunning! (very late with a bloground) Hugs, Gerrina

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  52. These are beautiful,the second is so crisp and clean, gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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