Sunday, 14 May 2017

Lets go wild



Today sees the start of a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this month our theme as chosen by Sandra is 'Lets go Wild'. 

We are very excited that we have a new sponsor Art Ink Designs, our very own Dot's new store, do pop over and take a peek as she has some fabulous stamps. And can we please remind you that we are a stamping challenge and must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork.

I also have a few Chocolate Baroque shares which are for today's One Day Special on Hochanda and further down more fifteen minute cards which feature over on the DT blog. And one just happens to fit in very nicely with the current Butterfly Challenge with the theme of Gold and Decoupage along with the requisite Butterfly.

I started with a piece of gloss cardstock and created a background with DI's, next I stamped the elephant scene which is from Little Claire followed by just the Giraffe from a Penny Black stamp (masking the other two animals when inking the stamp). Next I stenciled some circles using a Timmy stencil and a PB background stamp to add the dots. Added some white gel pen here and theme and the sentiment which is made up of two PB stamps.

And the Chocolate Baroque samples, the shows feature a host of different Butterfly stamps along with some new stencils. I am hoping the first one below will fit in OK at the Butterfly Challenge, I know it looks more yellow than gold in my photo but the roll of ribbon definitely say's gold and I matched the colouring of the Butterfly to that.




And a few of my fifteen minute cards, most are done with Pan Pastels and they are so easy to use and build up quickly for a pretty background.







I do hope you will come and join us at FSC this month and please do pop over to see the super inspiration from my team mates.

49 comments:

Valerija said...

Your cards are beautiful today Brenda. Love them all, but especially I like the first one. Wonderful wild scene. Really great job!
Valerija xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love your 'Let's go wild' card Brenda with it's lovely African colours and your Chocolate Baroque cards are stunning, boy you've done them proud! Each and everyone of them has a different colour palette and different layout, I would struggle to choose a favourite as I love them all. The first Butterfly is a real stunner and the scenic one at the end is right up my street, they really are a feast for the eyes. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

ALI said...

Brenda I don't know where to start, such beautiful cards, The butterfly stamp is really gorgeous and all that inkiness....oh my! lol

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh my goodness Brenda, yu have been busy again, so many beautiful cards to admire.... specially adore those butterfly ones! Have a great Sunday!

Craftyfield said...

Wow so many beautiful makes! Love the new CB butterflies and the Pan pastel backgrounds cards are beautiful in their simplicity. xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Brenda what fabulous cards - love them all!! :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow so many gorgeous cards. My faves are the top and bottom ones. Such rich colour on your wild scene

gwen70 said...

Wow fabulous cards Brenda, looking forward to tonight to see the new stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, stunning cards!!!!

Linby said...

A real showcase of your talent and varied techniques, all fab as always.

Leanne Harris said...

A lovely card for FSC Brenda, lovely warm sunset colours, great background - looks like most of us went with the wild animal theme! My goodness, all those lovely Chocolate Baroque samples too - you have been so busy AND ORGANISED AS ALWAYS!!!!!! Well done Brenda, lots of love, xxxx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Brenda, the African Card and also the other cards are all beautiful. I like everyone very much.
Hugs Carola

Glennis said...

What a lovely lot of cards for inspiration, I really like the butterfly ones

Tina Z. said...

So many stunning cards, I like them all, so special and beautiful.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wowzer!!!!This is an amazing compilation of stunning cards!!! Yu have been so busy! I'm really impressed by all, there are a lot of techniques and details to look here!! Your BIG talent always shine! My favourits are those with the butterflies, expecially that one with the shaving technique on the back and the wonderful background with the white line of the leaves! But really LOVE also that one with the stunning big butterfly, the rose card with the diecut honeycomb, and the delicate last one, so sweet as you are. Great works of art!
Hope you have a lovely Sunday, with a pretty sunshine in your fabulousand paceful garden!
Hugs

Desire Fourie said...

Just such a stunning array of designs. Especially adore the African one.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Pat said...

Beautiful set of cards for Chocolate Baroque Brenda, gorgeous butterflies and scenes. I do like your scene for your Let's Go Wild card.

Pat xx

Joan said...

"Flipping eck" Brenda, you certainly have been going some ! Fabulous selection of cards, love the Serengeti scene and all those beautiful butterflies

Joan

ionabunny said...

Hi Brenda. Love your wild card. Makes me feel all warm and sunny. Off to check out the FSC challenge. Hope you are doing OK and having a lovely weekend. Hugz

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Brenda beautiful and gorgeous cards are made
Gr Karin

Mrs A. said...

A beautiful selection of cards . Especially like the butterfly ones. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely card collection, Brenda, with beautiful shades of pastels and vibrant colors. Your African Savannah theme is full of Life and Wonder - the background is amazing - with that combination of magical sun colors and the animal skin stencil. I am in love with your dimensional Swallowtail Butterfly and swishy flourish beneath - all your cards are pretty, of course, and full of nature and beauty! Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

butterfly said...

What a fabulous selection of cards, Brenda. I love all those butterflies, and the oval-framed bird card, but it's the final one which had me sighing in pure pleasure - so gentle and serene - simply lovely. So sorry I've been such a poor visitor lately, but happy to catch up with your creativity today.
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

Love the African scene and hot colours on your card Brenda a great combination.
Gorgeous butterfly cards and so many CB cards too - lots of inspiration there!
Avril xx

Robin said...

WOW! So very gorgeous! Your scenes are so beautiful!! Your butterflies are amazing!! Hugs, Robin

Stamping Bubbles said...

Great collection of cards, you must have been extremely busy lately. The first one reminds of some artwork I am about to start with my year two children. We are using brusho for the background and creating silhouettes from black card.
Take care
Lesley

Mrs A. said...

Hi Brenda, back with my butterfly hat on. The first butterfly fly is so pretty and the ribbon certainly looks gold to me. Thankyou for fluttering by the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

Well I am lost for words, what a stunning array of cards, starting off with the gorgeous orange and black down to the lovely pastel shades of the last lovely creation. 15 minutes, 15 hours wouldn't be enough for me to create on of these.

Kath x

Marlies said...

Wauw Brenda you have been busy mamking all these beautiful cards. A lovely collection of scenery, butterfly and romantic cards. All stunning. hugs, Marlies

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda. Wow! I love all the 15 minute cards! And all of them are so different. The Serengeti card really captures what I imagine the colours of the Serengeti to be. Stunning!!!
Dot x
Ink Art Designs

crafty-stamper said...

Love the hot colour and silhouette stamps on your go wild card,fabulous selection of samples -saw quite a few on the programme this after-noon
Carol x

Sarah said...

My word Brenda you have been a busy girl!! These are wonderful cards. You have most definitely captured the savannah perfectly and the butterflies are gorgeous xx

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda!! I love all those butterflies! And you signature pan pastel scenery cards are stunning as always!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous collection of cads Brenda, wish l could make a card in 15 mins - it takes me 30 minutes sitting with an empty head thinking of what l am going to make lol x Susan x

Gerrina said...

Love the sunset-go wild card; such great sky!!
And what a treat all those CB cards! Great to be able to see them here and see all the details; what a treat for the eyes! Hugs, Gerrina

Pollard Carole said...

Oh Brenda you do spoil us with your amazing work I love those butterflies today especially just such gorgeous vibrant colours. Hope you are keeping well Love and hugs Carole x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A super set of cards, love the African scene, the colours are beautiful.
Lorraine

aussie aNNie said...

B, you never fail to inspire me with your creativity. Love them all, not even going to try and choose a best as they all are...hugs.xx ♥[aNNie]

Dortesjs said...

Stunning inspiration, super set of cards ;O)

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Beautiful creations! Always inspiring work! 😊

Greta said...

You are a wonderful designer, Brenda--always get inspired visiting your blog! I especially love the butterfly cards & the last one--gorgeous colors & backgrounds!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow stunning selection of wonderful creations Brenda each one is a little gem, you have never failed to impress and inspire me over the years, brilliant cards
hugs
lorraine x

Gibmiss said...

Stunning cards Brenda... saw your cards on Hochanda ... fabulous
Hugs Sylvie xx

KandA said...

Oh Brenda what an amazing collection of cards. They are all so beautiful especially the last one with that wonderful sentiment xx

Ellibelle said...

These are all amazing Brenda, looks like you were very busy in the craft room!

Babs Watson said...

Stunning selection of cards Brenda , all so amazing with beautiful backgrounds. Hope your keeping well.

Hugs Babs x

stempelbavaria said...

Wow, wonderful different cards! Hope you habe a nice weekend ;-)
Hugs
Daniela

Juls said...

Gorgeous collection xx

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful cards!
Many different styles.
:)