Saturday, 17 December 2016

Blue bingo



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's my turn to choose the theme which I have called 'Blue Bingo' and it's two week challenge to cover the holiday period.  It's a bit of a photo heavy post as I ended up with three creations for the theme so decided to share them all in today's post.


And as it's Christmas we are spoiling you with a very special prize worth about £55 from our new sponsor Swedish House Crafts. Suha's UK based store is fairly new and her stock consists mainly of Swedish products and offers something a little different to us crafters. Please do pop over to Swedish House Crafts and take a look at Suha's store and you can even get a 10% discount off any orders placed using this code: FROMSANTABRENDA

Here is the bingo grid, it's a little bit 'edgy' and designed to draw in some inkiness along with colour options based on blue combos. 

My top card follows the blue and yellow, no design papers and dimension. I used a really dark blue cardstock and repeated stamped the Butterflies image from our sponsor and heat embossed with yellow embossing powder. Next I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp in blue versafine and also stamped out a few more butterflies and cut them out to embellish. Using TL dies I cut two more layers and mounted all into the centre of the base piece using foam pads to give dimension. Finally I placed the butterfles, added wire antenna and liquid pearls, flowers ad a bow.


For my second piece I used the blue and yellow, stenciling and dry embossing, although it takes in some of the other options as well. I started with an 8 x 8 wooden frame with a flat removable canvas in the middle and started by giving the frame and canvas a generous coating of gesso, then painted the frame with a darkish blue acrylic paint, then a thin coat of crackle glaze and a coat of an off white acylic and was really pleased with the cracks. I used DI's, inks and sprays to colour the canvas and then stencilled two flowers using white stencil paste and when dry laid the stencil back over and coloured with distress crayons and some script stamping in-between with an Visible Image stamp.

The flowers decorating the frame are Tattered Lace Trios, cut and embossed with the matching folders and then coloured with the same inks and crayons. The leaves are Hero Arts, stamped, cut out and coloured again with inks and crayons. A computer generated sentiment and three chipboard Butterflies stamped with the same VI script and inked.


My final share follows the blue and purple, dry embossing and masking line and started by masking the top and bottom of the card along with a sun. Then used Pan Pastel to create the background, then using dye ink stamped Daisy and  and used a fan brush to add some 'grass' to the bottom using diluted D's. After removing the mask I added the rather nice flourishy Happy Birthday, dry embossed just the top and bottom white sections of the piece before matting with purple and adding to a white landscape card.

Many thanks for popping in today and I hope you will go over to the challenge blog and see what my teamies have created and of course join in with our theme.

50 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab collection, the bottom one is my fave, not a fan of lots of yellow but love the blue and purple. Great crackles on the frame, looks fab

aussie aNNie said...

Three amazing cards B, loved them all...thanks for the compliment re my header. I do that and the background in my Paint Shop Pro... Have a good weekend. xx

Craftyfield said...

Love a bit of bingo, it does start the creative juices... You've certainly produced 3 beauties in totally different styles! XX

Marianne said...

Love your blue bingo board and your lovely blue makes, Brenda. Your home decor piece is like a glimpse of Spring. I can see why you are pleased with the way the crackling came out. I'm sure I'll be popping over again some time next week, so for now I'm wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Marianne x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful creations Brenda, xxxx

Eva Olmo said...

Wonderfurl cards Brenda. The first card is gorgeous I love it so much! Thanks for sharing your proyects, they are inspirational.

Viv's Visuals said...

3 beautiful projects Brenda! Hoping for 3 more beauties on Monday.....! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards and frame Brenda love the blue and yellow together

Anne

Joan said...

Three lovely cards Brenda, love the crackle on the frame

Joan

Karin van eijk said...

it's a beautiful card, it's a gorgeous project and a gorgeous card Brenda
Gr Karin

Margreet said...

Beautiful selection of cards, Brenda....the first one is my favourite.
Have a great day!
xxx Margreet

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards Brenda

Robin said...

So many gorgeous creations! I love those butterflies!! Your framed art stunning as always!! Your creativity is so immense...I just love all you do! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!! Hugs, Robin

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and such fabulous inspiration for the theme. Love the frame - the crackled paint work looks fabulous.
Avril xx

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous selection os cards Brenda, each one so different, but equally beautiful Kate x

~@ngie~ said...

all stunning cards... I love the detail in each of them :) Happy Christmas & all the best for 2017 :)
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Patry Ro said...

Beautiful projects!! The techniques are fantastic!!!Kind regards.

Glennis said...

Wow! Brenda, you have been busy. I really love your crackle piece, something I must do more of!

Mrs A. said...

3 absolutely stunning cards here. I love the 1st one to bits. Hugs Mrs A.

rachel said...

what a wonderful collection of cards Brenda - really wonderful! Gorgeous interpretation of the grid! Hugs Rachel x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous collection here Brenda, you've certainly shown a few different ways to use that bingo card.

Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful selection but the crackle frame is gorgeous
Carol x

Merry said...

Beautiful creations Brenda, great way of using the bingo card. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

Kathleen said...

Three gorgeous creations, each showing the perfect samples to follow. Great sentiment stamp.

Kath x

Sarah said...

These are wonderful but the frame just beats the others, love the crackle effect and the amazing texture xx

Craftnut said...

Fab theme B. Happy Christmas to you Tracy xx

scrAPpamondo said...

My favourite colours combo is blue and purple, but your three cards look all AMAZING!! Love expecially the first one with all these butterflies and the second one with the wonderful crackled frame and that yellow that remember me the sun! You shown three fabulous exemples of the bingo challenge!
Hope you feel well today!
Happy Sunday!

Greta said...

What a fun challenge theme, Brenda--your cards are beautiful! I especially love the first one--beautiful floral cluster! Happy Holidays!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Stunning cards! These are absolutely wonderful. Great blog today! So lovely

coldwaters2 said...

Three stunning creation Brenda the stamps you have used are full of gorgeousness the butterflies look fabulous embossed in gold, I love the frame and the crackle effect, spectacular work.
hugs
lorraine x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige kaarten Brenda
Groetjes Gerrie

Shirley Chillman said...

All are absolutely gorgeous especially the frame Brenda. All those butterflies on the first card just pop off the page.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Karen P said...

All three of these are gorgeous Brenda, I actually can't pick a favourite, lol, love all of them. I hope you are keeping as well as you can huni xx

Judy Corner said...

A lovely selection of cards again Brenda. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too. Judy x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, all three of your blue bingo (neat theme) cards are beautiful and lovely to show the samples for each choice. Your spring quick make cards for CB in previous post are lovely as well. I always enjoy visiting your blog to see your gorgeous designs. Lots of inspiration. Enjoy the festive season. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2017! Cheers xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are beautiful. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

Ellibelle said...

A wonderful theme Brenda, and all your cards are gorgeous!

Fiki said...

so pretty cards!
Happy Holidays!
hugs

linda said...

gorgeous creations brenda! i love how creatively you've used the colours! merry christmas and a happy 2017!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love the blue butterflies on the first card!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous florals , so pretty . have a good Christmas Brenda . jane x

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards and stunning frame.
Happy Christmas week;-))m

Linby said...

wonderful creations - I do love blue and yellow together.

Gail said...

Lovely as always!
Hope you're well!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing thre creations!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Gerrina said...

They are all three beautiful again! Love the yellow on dark blue from your first, see that you still like to crackle and that looks great against the fresh colours on your 2nd, but my favo is the last one this time; just love the colourcombo and the sereen feel' of it! Hugs, Gerrina

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Brenda, what a fabulous bingo challenge and awesome prize! Not sure if I'll have a chance to join in or not! Have a lot going on at the moment but will see what I can do! All your cards/projects are gorgeous but I have to tell you the first card is my favourite! It is a WOW card and I love the colour combo and butterfly theme! The embossing is so pretty! Wishing you Happy Holidays with your family and hoping you have good health!

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
Gorgeous butterfly creation, love all your details and design too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

cebelica said...

Oh wow, I had to take a moment and just stare at your beautiful creations here. They are all amazing, but the first and second one are really right up my alley with all those botterflies. <3 ah-ma-zing!!! Xx

susiestacey said...

Three gorgeous makes Brenda, love the happy birthday stamp. The frame is stunning, think l need some crackle glaze stuff as it looks fantastic on the frame. Beautiful xx