Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Baroque hearts and Roses



Good morning Peeps, it's time for another post over at the Chocolate Baroque DT blog showcasing some more 15 minute creations. 

Also don't forgot that Lesley is launching a new One Day Special at 8am this evening on Hochanda, there are some fabulous new stamps so I do hope you will tune in.

Both of my shares are samples from the shows on Hochanda earlier this month, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the beautiful Rose stamps. And the card at the top, although simple was one of my favourites. I created the background with DI's and an acrylic block with grid lines, inked the block and spritzed with water before 'stamping. I then stamped the Rose Script Background image with archival ink and bleached out the colour and have to say I rather like the sepia affect the bleach gave to the inked stamp.


For this one I created a background with DI's, dabbing them onto a craft sheet, spritzing with water and swooshing the card through it. I stamped the baroque heart from the Harlequin Rose set four times, stamped the sentiment and used TL dies to create the mat and layering.

Many thanks for taking a peek today and I hope you can find a moment to pop over to the DT blog to see what my teamies have created.

52 comments:

Glennis said...

Both are lovely Brenda, especially the first one

Jane said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the rose is such a lovely stamp. Simple backgrounds are often some of the best aren't they xx

Valerija said...

Brilliant cards! Great design and I love the colours.
Valerija xx

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda. My favourite is the first one - just stunning! I love the background on the second card. xx

Anonymous said...

They are gorgeous, as usual...:-)!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda

Anne

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Brenda, beautifully designed and coloured cards, I especially love the first one, I must get that rose stamp,great inspirational.
Hope you are feeling better, Kate x

Gerrina said...

Both beautiful, but the first is my favorite; like the grungy style and still it is such a stylisch card! Hugs, Gerrina

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Brenda, xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I must admit that the top card is my favourite too. As you say it has a lovely sepia look and makes it feel vintage.

Sue xx

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, hope you are feeling better

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards but the first one is stunning the sepia rose looks beautiful and great technique and result
Carol x

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards. Have a lovely day.

aussie aNNie said...

These are beautiful B, love these stamps. Three arrived in my post today, happy mail.xx{aNNie}

SARN said...

Lovely words and fantastic inking, as usual.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Two fabulous cards...love how you have done the background on the first one and love the rose too and your inking and colour choice in the second one is super!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow two elegant, classy looking cards Brenda they are both very beautiful
hugs
lorraine x

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 fabulous cards Brenda
Gr Karin

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 beautiful cards , I love the first with the rose ,so elegant . Hope your feeling a little better , It must be hard .
I did put a message about your health and about the tattered lace blog , not sure if you were up to reading them .
take care . janex

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda! Love the background!! Very pretty!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Both fab cards love the colours. And thanks for jogging my memory about the Penny Black stamp 😁 x

Barb said...

Two really beautiful cards Brenda. I absolutely love the rose image on the first card and look forward to the programme this evening. Barbxx

Robin said...

It never ceases to amaze me when you do such a simple card and it turns out stunning! These are so beautiful! I'm loving the bleached out look too!! Hugs and prayers your way, Robin

Paper Profusion said...

Both look gorgeous Brenda, I especially like the background on the first. Thinking of you, Nicola x

Stamping Bubbles said...

two beautiful cards Brenda, these are stunning stamps especially the rose one on the first card. I will hopefully be home from parents evening to watch the show tonight.
Take care
Lesley

Caty said...

Both cards are gorgeous !!!! I love them !! Big hugs. Caty.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Brenda, they are so creative!! Brilliant idea inking the acrylic block with the grid lines to make the background for this gorgous CB rose, you made an amazing card!! And the beautiful "flower" you achieved from stamping four leafy hearts is just breathtaking! Such a fabulous image, wonderful soft background and love the Einstein quote! You always amaze me with your clever works!
Big hugs!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Two really gorgeous cards but the first one is my favourite, super image and background and totally love the design.
15 minutes eh! just spent two days making one card, but the paper re-cycling bag is full, doing my bit for re-cycling.

Kath x

Sarah said...

These are beautiful Brenda, love the message in the middle of the second. Hope this week is being kind to you xx

ALI said...

Beautiful inkiness Brenda!

Ellibelle said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, loving both designs but the first one is also my favorite. Beautiful sentiment on the second one!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! You always amaze me with your creativity! Hope you're doing okay, my friend.

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda - vove the way you have used the baroque hearts on the second card
Blessings
Maxine

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card!!!

Judith said...

Beautiful samples Brenda, love the lovely rose, hope you're doing ok hugs Judith x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous samples B., especially love the roses one, and so good to hear in last post that you are feeling a tad better too!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Superb cards once again Brenda,
Take care,
Lorraine

Babs Watson said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the first one more..

Hugs Babs x

Pat said...

Two absolutely stunning cards Brenda, the first is my favourite with that fabulous rose image.

Pat xx

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Fiki said...

yoour cards are stunning!
love them!

hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh wow! Such stunning cards. The colors are calm and so lovely. Nice work!

Janice said...

It's been a while since I last visited but I can see you haven't lost your knack of beautiful cards - love these and several below for that matter! Jx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
beide Karten gefallen mir wieder richtig gut,einfach traumhaft schön,
glg ulrike

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Hello dear Brenda!!
I have been away for awhile because of my cough, but I have take a lil time to stop by and watch all your amazing creations that you have done. Your work is amazing and inspiring and I have enjoyed so much!!
I am sorry to read on your last post about your illness and really hoping that this year will go better for you...
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Marianne said...

15 minutes?! Seriously?! Your first card is a real stunner, Brenda. Love it!
Marianne x

rachel said...

really beautiful makes brenda - I do hope you are ok - sorry for my lack of visits - playing catch up now! Big hugs rachel x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are lovely. I love the background on the first one.

Mrs.B said...

Just on a catch up Brenda, stunning cards and I love the effect on the rose script card. Both beautiful colours.
Avril xx

Shylaa Shree said...

mystical rose brenda.

Greta said...

2 lovely cards, Brenda--really love the artistic rose card!