Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Butterfly Dream



Morning Peeps, today I can share my news and I am so very thrilled to tell you that I am now a full time member of the Chocolate Baroque team. I have been doing GDT spots for a couple of years and since Lesley took CB to Hochanda I have been part of the TV design team and now I am going to have even more opportunities to play with CB's wonderful stamps, so I am well chuffed. 

I have two cards to share with you, the first you will find over at the CB Challenge blog and the second on the DT blog and is one of the samples made for the recent Hochanda One Day Special shows which was all about Butterflies, the stamps were such a success that they sold out twice.

The card at the top of this post follows the lovely colour palette from the challenge and the base has been created with Distress Oxide Inks Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio, probably my favourite colours from the Oxide range.

Using black Archival Ink I stamped the focal image from CB Pretty Poppies and sentiment from CB Words of Inspiration and also stamped the large Butterfly a second time and cut out. I bleached out the colour from the focal image and then coloured in with the same distress inks.

To add some interest to the background I used CB Large Crackle Background and the harlequin stamp from CB Decorative Edges stamping just parts of the images randomly and finally using the lid of an embossing powder pot as a stamp added some circles. Finally I coloured the extra Butterfly and placed under the sentiment.


My second card is one of my samples from the recent Hochanda shows which was all about beautiful Butterflies. My starting point was a square of 600gsm Fabriano painted with a thin layer of Gesso, then Oxide inks Wilted Violet and Vintage Photo followed by a mask and texture paste to create the 'flight' of the Butterfly. When dry I replaced the mask to colour using the same inks.

Next I randomly stamped around the edges with CB Large Crackle Background using the same DI and inked a few Butterflies using one of the new CB Butterfly masks. I stamped the large Butterfly from CB Patchwork Butterfly set, coloured with the same Oxide inks, cut out and fixed to the base card. The sentiment is from CB Pretty Poppies set ans finally I added some pearls to the Butterflies thorax and wire antenna.

I wold like to enter this one into the current Butterfly Challenge where the theme is of course Butterflies plus layers and/or the colour cream. Not much cream in this one but hoping there are sufficient layers with the Butterfly ans sentiment.

Thank you so much for visiting and hope your day is a good one.

41 comments:

  1. WOW, Das ist aber auch eine wunderschöne Karte
    glg Gertrude

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  2. Congratulations Brenda. Your Art is always beautiful, love this cards.

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  3. Beautiful card can't wait to see more CB designs from you.

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  4. Hi Brenda, congratulations on your fabulous news, how thrilled must you be. Two gorgeous cards here Brenda, the backgrounds and colours are just so lovely, I love the first one with the beautiful poppy and and butterfly, but my favourite is the second one, love the crackle the colour's are so beautiful and that butterfly looks as though it's going to take flight at any time.
    Hugs Babs x

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  5. Two beautiful cards, B, love them.x[aNNie]

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  6. Wow! Such beautiful cards Brenda. Gorgeous stamps and colours. Congrats on your new role at Chocolate Baroque

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  7. Wonderful cards Brenda, well done, I dont know how you find the time, xxx

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  8. Congratulations!!! Love the cards, lovely details and colours. Have a great day.

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  9. these cards are very beautiful Brenda, great backgrounds too
    Gr Karin

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  10. Wow these certainly are beautiful butterflies i love both of these such amazing design and such fabulous colours. Well done you on your DT appointment so deserved Love and hugs Carole x

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  11. Congratulations Brenda, great to see you as a permanent member of the CB DT, they are my favourite stamp company (I must have all of their stamps in my collection). I look forward to seeing more of your makes on the CB blog.

    Sue xx

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  12. Congrats...love your card, the bkg looks amazing!
    happy stamping,
    Karen

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  13. Congratulations on your recent Chocolate Baroque team appointment, very well deserved as your fabulous samples and projects show. Two lovely cards, made with such skill and beautiful inky techniques.
    Lorraine

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  14. those cards are so very nice!
    have wonderful day
    hugs

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  15. Congratulations on joining CB full time, and the's cards are gorgeous. Love the soft colours you've used.
    Avril xx

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  16. Congratulations Brenda, on your new full time DT position with Chocolate Baroque. Their stamp styles are gorgeous and they fit your papercrafting style so well! They are so lucky to have you full time!
    Both cards are absolutely beautiful, especially loving the floral stamp, and such amazing backgrounds you created on both!

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  17. I love butterflies and your cards are amazing!
    Nadja

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  18. So absolutely gorgeous! The colors are stunning and I just love the butterflies! Hope all is well! Hugs, Robin

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  19. BRAVA! :) BIG CONGRATS, Brenda!!! So so happy for you! :D You really well deserve this position on CB!! Well done!
    LOVE your two makes, the colours palettes are delicate and vibrant and such great designs! Amazing butterflies and the crackling on the edges of both cards looks fabulous, I have to buy this large stamp! :)
    Thanks for the explanations of your process, I always learn so much from you!
    Grandi abbracci!!!

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    1. Oh, sorry, I realized just now that you entered your artwork in the Butterfly Challenge#79! Thanks so much, Brenda, and good luck!!

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  20. Love the butterfly cards.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  21. Congratulations Brenda and brilliant news-very well deserved-fabulous card and gorgeous butterflies-love the colour combo in the 1st one

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  22. Two beauties Brenda and huge congrats on your new DT post. I love seeing your all your stunning makes with the CB stamps xx

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  23. Couldn't be happier for you Brenda, your inky creations are always wonderful and suit the Chocolate Baroque stamps perfectly xx

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  24. Congratulations Brenda, I do love your work and always find it so inspirational, just like these two wonderful cards, such pretty designs and beautifully coloured, Kate x

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  25. Green with envy, but Brenda, congratulations on your Chocolate Baroque posting, well deserved and they are lucky to have you! Both cards are beautiful, background and focal images. xx

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  26. Congratulations Brenda, you are such an inspiration to us all. These two cards are just beautiful! I absolutely love the stamp on the first one and the fabulous background, the butterfly on the second on is so lovely.

    Joan

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  27. These are absolutely stunning Brenda..........there are no words to describe their breathtaking beauty. CONGRATULATIONS on your DT post.... so well deserved.....you are so very talented. xx

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  28. Congratulations but to be honest I thought that you were already on the team! Two wonderful cards, both using fabulous colours and wonderful images and I am always in awe of your backgrounds.

    Kath x

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  29. Both beautiful cards but my heart goes out to the one for my challenge. It is gorgeous. Congratulations on your new DT position. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

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  30. Congratulations on becoming a full time member of the Chocolate Baroque team - well deserved! I love both of your cards, beautiful designs and such gorgeous colours. xx

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  31. Gorgeous! Gosh, Brenda, your fluttering masterpieces are fabulously colored! I love the alternating colors in the wings on your first creation, and the rich golden hues amidst the rich earthy tones in your second. Thinking of you fondly....

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  32. Big congratulations, Brenda--they're lucky to have you! Beautiful colors & images for these great cards!

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  33. Love these Brenda, more beautiful creations! Thank you for your kind words too, I know how difficult it is for you at the keyboard so really appreciate this. Judy x

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  34. Two real beauties!! Love your colourchoices and the layers made with the stamps and colours! Congrats on being asked for the DT! Always good to see more of your makes :)! Hugs, Gerrina

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  35. Brenda these are breathtakingly beautiful - love them both, and congratulations on being on the CB Design Team.
    BLessings
    Maxine

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  36. Congratulations and what gorgeous card

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  37. Fabulous card B and a richly deserved place on the DT as well!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  38. These cards are so beautiful!
    Have a great sunday,
    Sussie.

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  39. These are two wonderful cards. Both of you, especially the first card.
    Hugs Carola

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