Saturday, 15 April 2017

Time for a sketch and more Chocolate Baroque shares



Morning Peeps, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Kath has a sketch for us to follow. Our sponsor is the lovely Jo from Lets Create. I also have some shares which are over on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog today, they are some of those I made for the release of the Russian Collection which premiered on Hochanda and are now available on the web site.

Not sure what it is about sketches that always freaks me, I think probably it's all the layers as most of my cards are single layers with just mat and layering, but a challenge is a challenge and I came up with this using a favourite Penny Black image which I inked with distress markers and gave the customary spritz of water before stamping onto Fabriano. A light dusting of DI around the edges and used scraps of DP and some hessian to create the layers. Finally a bow and some pearls.


Using the beautiful Katya again onto a Brusho background and just a little colouring and gold added to her headdress

Using the Russian Palaces on to a shaving foam background - I always keep a stash of these ready made as you can then make a really quick card, especially with silhouette stamps

The Russian Palaces again this time with a misty background created with some ripped paper, a sun mask, DI's and ink dusters

Happy Easter weekend all and as always thanks for popping in.

37 comments:

Juls said...

Fabulous creations .. stunning backgrounds, always love to see all your gorgeous techniques xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. Love your style.
Lorraine x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the sentiment on the third card (if you can dream...) really appeals to me and I love the Allsorts sketch.
Have a lovely Easter.
Take care
Lesley

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the Russian place stencil cards especially. Happy Easter.

Sue xx

Lucy Woods said...

Oh these are all so gorgeous! Love the fabulous effects you get with those backgrounds! All such fab creative designs!
Lucy x

Gertrude said...

Die Karte ist wunderschön gemacht, ein foshes Osterfest
wünscht Gertrude

Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards!
Happy Easter!
Valerija xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Sweet and lovely interpretation of the sketch, your stamping is fabulous as always, Brenda!! Love the CB inspirations, too, expecially that one with the shaving foam background!
Have yourself a joyful and sweet weekend, Happy Easter!

Robin said...

These are all just beautiful! You totally rocked the sketch and I am loving that shaving cream background! Hope you are doing well. Have a Happy Easter. Hugs, Robin

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful set of cards. Hope you have a great Easter!

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Brenda, I have never tries shaving foam yet, xxxx

Gaby Dierx said...

Fabulous creations!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

stunning cards . Happy Easter . Jane x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful set of cards Brenda
Fijne paasdagen / Happy Easter
Gr Karin

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful cards Brenda,
Happy Easter to you.
Avril xx

Ellibelle said...

Really nice cards Brenda, love your take on the sketch and gorgeous Russian themed cards too!
Happy Easter to you too!

cuilliesocks said...

Love all your cards Brenda, especialy the CB ones, well I'm biased, but your watercolours sketch card is beautiful, I love the colours and design, Kate x

MaryH said...

Each one is just gorgeous. Brilliant sky with the shaving cream background and the onion spires silhouette. And of course I always love your brusho backgrounds. #1's fantastic watercolor blew me away. I love the texture and layers behind that gorgeous floral image. Hope you are keeping well, and ready to celebrate a Happy Easter! TFS & Hugs

Sarah said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda and The sketch is a great one xx

Kathleen said...

For a Senior moment I thought you were telling us you had bought shares in C.B.
Lovely take on the sketch Brenda, gorgeous colours and image.
The CB cards are also fabulous.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

I am with you on the sketches-my mind just goes blank-not that it takes much lolBeautifu stamps and fabulous backgrounds love the texture on the first one and beautiful stamp
Carol x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, a stunning collection of cards Brenda!
I am travelling in Japan right now and look forward to visiting your blog more regularly again when I'm back home and have more internet access...
Happy Easter!

Fiki said...

Those are stunning!
Happy Eadter
Hugs

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Love the first card best B.. but not cos of layout but the wonderful central florals ... love the silhouettes too. 😊
Funny how you popped over to my blog during our night, I opened this page up before went to bed, read it and few posts below to see if you had a health update as well as check out your work.. so funny how that coincidence happens at times.
I've been a bad blogger in commenting of late, even more so that usual. Too much happening here ... ah well as winter comes hopefully I'll get more time for it..😉
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Helene E said...

Awesome projects today!

Merry said...

Oh wow, I love your first card, colours are fantastic and love the stamp you used. All the other cards are wonderful too, nice theme of images used.

Craftyfield said...

Love your Russian makes as well as your Allsorts card! Sketches give me headaches in deciding how to interpret it for my card... You've done well Brenda. Enjoy the Easter weekend! xx

pinky said...

Beautiful selection of cards Brenda. I am loving those background techniques you have used! Happy Easter to you and the family xx

Greta said...

All lovely cards, Brenda, but the first one is just stunning! Gorgeous floral image & I love the use of burlap! Happy Easter!

Gail said...

Happy Easter Brenda! Hope you're well! Lovely cards!

KandA said...

All really wonderful cards Brenda. As always your backgrounds and stamping are stunning and I love your sketch card xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I hope that you and your family are enjoying the Easter holidays, Brenda this selection of cards is awesome the beautiful images the different textures and inking, brilliant work
hugs
lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Not such a fan of sketches, but like your grungy-watercoulored flowerbranch!
And the 15 minute cards are beautiful!! Happy Eastern! Hugs, Gerrina

Mervi said...

Hope you had lovely Easter time, beautiful array of cards, so pretty each one of them;-))m

SARN said...

Lots of lovely cards to see here Brenda. I particularly admire your Allsorts sketch card cuz it was a hard one & your card is brilliant xxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. I'm loving the shaving cream background. I also have trouble with sketches, mainly because I don't actually understand how to add layers and panel to card. Hope you are doing good.

Tracy said...

Really pretty Allsorts creation, love those papers, and the dream sentiment on your Russian card is fab.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

 
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