Sunday, 5 February 2017

Inky indulgence



It's time for our new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Animal Magic' and 'Use your favourite stamp'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

My framed canvas piece at the top was such fun to make and some of you may have already caught sight of it on Hochanda earlier this week as it is one of my samples for the release of the lovely new Kingfisher range of stamps from Chocolate Baroque's featured in the One Day Special. I started with covering the frame with black gesso then working round the frame with paints and gilding polishes applied with a brush, stencils and stamps. The corner arrangement is literally lots of odds and sods stuck into place and then painted with the same polishes.

The focal canvas is inked with DI's, 'mesh' using a TL die, more stamping, some chipboard, two stamped sentiments also from the new releases as is the wonderful Kingfisher which is also painted with the gilding polishes. I am off to the Playground with this one as lots of odds and sods including the sentiment scraps.


To the majority who know me there is no surprise which stamp I was going to use for my Penny Black piece, it is of course 2695J Dance, Sing Love. I used a piece of Fabriano and gave it a wash of blue DI's before stamping the sentiment and then Sunbrusts 40-460, a new release from PB which I inked with Distress Markers and spritzed with water before repeat stamping. Matted and layered onto coordinating cardstock and finito.

Have a lovely Sunday and I do hope you will join our challenges this month.

54 comments:

gwen70 said...

Both pieces are beautiful Brenda, love the kingfisher

Craftyfield said...

Love the Mixed Media frame! Great colours and textures, wonderful cluster embellishment... and the bird is lovely too! I have no idea if I have one favourite stamp, a long list of favourites yes but a single one? Just going to peruse my collection, I will be some time...

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful project and card Brenda
Gr Karin

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, dieser Rahmen der den Vogel begleitet und umschliesst.
Das ist einfach großartig und sehr schön gemacht.
Tolle Arbeit, ein richtiges Kunstwerk !
Und die feine Blumenkarte ist auch entzückend.

Liebe Grüße

coldwaters2 said...

Two wonderful creations Brenda the framed canvas looks amazing it looks full of texture and beautiful colour, as soon as I saw the second one I knew straight away what favourite stamp you had used I always love to see it on your cards the flowers and colours are superb
hugs
lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Two lovely cards B, love the framed one.xx{aNNie}

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige kaarten Brenda
Groetjes Gerrie

pinky said...

Your canvas is truly amazing Brenda, loving the colours you have used. The second is calling spring for me, love the quote too. Take care and have a lovely day xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your framed project Brenda the colours of your frame really compliment your bird...and your floral card is pretty

Anne

Barb said...

Two gorgeous makes from you again Brenda. I did enjoy the Chocolate Baroque shows on Hochanda and remember this lovely canvas. The floral card is lovely and I certainly do like the sentiment. Barbxx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a pair of absolute stunners hun, i do have a soft spot for kingfishers, as i've seen them a couple of times on the riverbank, near to my present house !!, Luv Sam x

Marlies said...

A beautiful canvas Brenda. Lovely colours and design. Your card is beautiful too, very elegant. Hugs, Marlies

Crafting Queen said...

Love the canvas and the card is lovely. Have a great week. :)

KandA said...

Two stunners Brenda. Love the colours and details of the beautiful frame, and I agree with thecan see why that sentiment is your favourite stamp, Love those flowers too (must dig my stamp out) Take care xx

Lynne K said...

Totally gorgeous, Brenda, both of them! The CB kingfisher set is definitely on my wish list, and love that PB quote, and the flowers. x

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful designs today loving your Kingfisher and what a spectacular frame design I'm loving that The second card is so pretty and a very special sentiment Thanks for sharing these fab cards .Hope things are going along well with you Take care love and hugs Carole

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Brenda, certainly did catch your stunning kingfisher on Hochanda, absolutely beautiful work and what a pretty card for your Penny Black challenge, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

Joan said...

Two lovely pieces Brenda, beautiful kingfisher and use of the gilding polishes, haven't heard of them before, I love your PB card Brenda with your "signature" sentiment

Joan x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a wonderful mixed media piece Brenda, the colours and textures are lovely.
Lorraine

Viv's Visuals said...

Really wanted the 'stars to shine' yesterday B, but a really poor showing. Grey clouds abound.
Two gorgeous projects, your canvas is stunning and now I have to add that PB Sunburst stamp to my wish list. xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Both gorgeous Brenda and I love the Kingfisher in the frame. I taped the CB shows and caught up with them yesterday. I could spot your wonderful samples and they were all stunning, you really did them proud. I love the purples and blues on this particular piece, it's a beauty. Crafty Hugs, Sandra xx

ALI said...

Beautiful work Brenda , the frame is stunning and I love the stamping.

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda, love all the different mediums you used on your first card and I can see why that sentiment is your favorite Penny Black stamp, I had to add that one to my stamp collection too!

scrAPpamondo said...

Two fabulous works and the canvas is really magical! Wow! It's my favourite! Fabulous stamp and colouring, great dimensions!
The daisies in the second one are adorable, love the colours combo and the amazing sentiment!
Hugs

Glennis said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, a good choice for your favourite

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the colours and pretty flowers
Lorraine x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Brenda, both cards are beautiful.
Hugs Carola

Sarah said...

These are wonderful Brenda, the sheen and texture on your kingfisher canvas is gorgeous. The PB piece really makes my mouth water, the colours remind me of the little fruit salad sweets I used to get from the village shop 2 for 1p, I always chose 10 fruit salads and 10 black jacks!! Happy days!! xx

Robin said...

Oh my goodness...I am in love with that frame you made!! It's so beautiful!! I new that would be your choice for stamp. I love it too! One day I will have to order it. Hugs and prayers for you across the pond, Robin

Kathleen said...

Well, what can I say, that frame is amazing and the flowers on the second card are really lovely too. Two super cards.

Kath x

Gerrina said...

The first piece has such a fine feel about it! Must be the beautiful bird and the blue/purple on the frame!
And the card is beautiful with that light blue background! Hugs, Gerrina

Fiki said...

Hello Brenda!
hope you are much better!
your cards are stunning!
have a nice day!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Maxine D said...

What gorgeous projects Brenda - love the canvas with all the dimension and texture.
Blessings
Maxine

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous cards like always Brenda, just love that frame on the first one!!

I do apologize for lack of visits, day job seems to be taking up sooo much time at the moment that blogging and visiting has had to take a back seat sadly...

Angela Radford said...

Difficult to choose, love them both. Happy crafting, Angela x

SARN said...

Two lovely projects here Brenda. I particularly LOVE that floral card with the fab sentiment.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous decorated frame and love the coloured polishes-I have that TL honeycomb die and never use it --too big--never thought of chopping it up doh!!! --Love the sentiment and beautiful flowers on your card too
Carol x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
einfach wieder zauberhaft deine Karten,wobei dir obere Karte echt der Hammer ist,einfach genial,
glg ulrike

Team Clark said...

I love seeing your beautiful mixed media. Stunning design! And the card is, as always, gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 lovely creations , the colours on the frame are so gorgeous , beautiful work as always . Hope your feeling ok . jane x

Judith said...

fabulous Brenda - love that Kingfisher and the flowers are so pretty - such lovely work hugs judith x

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creations Brenda!! Such a lovely card! Adore that stamp!

Pat said...

Beautiful framed canvas Brenda, love the Kingfisher image and the gorgeous colours on your frame. Lovely card too with a gorgeous image and sentiment.

Pat xx

Sally H said...

Two stunning creations, Brenda! I love both. your kingfisher canvas is so beautiful! I would have loved to watch, but I never seem to have time to watch things on catch up these days. Big hugs xxx

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Wow! Amazing work! This is unique and beautiful. Excellent job

Greta said...

Your first card is so artistic & I love the flowers with that wonderful sentiment stamp--knew I should have gotten it when I first saw it!

Judy Corner said...

WOW! Beautiful creations Brenda! Happy Crafty Wednesday! Judy x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing cards, love the framed one and the frame by it self looks amazing!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Paper Profusion said...

Both look fantastic Brenda. I especially love the second with its gentle blue wash background. The softness suits the verse. Hope you are doing as well as can be. Nicola x

Di said...

Wonderful snippets make Brenda and I love the card as well. Kingfishers are such a beautiful bird and your framed piece showcasing him is gorgeous!

Ah, so no zapping then - sigh :(

Hugs

Di xx

Tracy said...

Two brilliant creations, i love your favourite stamp choice and the Kingfisher colour combo is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Babs Watson said...

To master pieces here Brenda your canvas is really beautiful, just love your kingfisher, but your floral card i really love, like you your sentiment is a favourite too.

Have a good weekend
Hugs Babs x

Jane Willis said...

Two really lovely pieces - I adore the colours you've chosen for the frame and the look of the diecuts that you've finished with the gilding polishes
Jane

Dora said...

Both are beautiful. So nice how you did the frame.

 
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