Sunday, 4 June 2017

Lanterns and blossoms



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Use your Favourite Stamp' and 'Anything Goes'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

June marks seven years since Penny Black and More started and my how those years have flown by and I am so pleased to say that many of the current Design Team have been there since the start. To celebrate we have a special prize of some really classic Penny Black stamps, you will find out more over at the challenge blog.

The new Penny Black Poetic collection are now available in the UK from Crafts U Love so I had to have a little indulgence and have used one of them called Flower Lanterns for my card this month. Using DI I 'blobbed'..........technical term...........some watery colour onto a piece of Fabriano, dried and then using distress markers direct to stamp and spritzing liberally with water before stamping the focal image. The sentiment is also PB and using the same colour DI as the background and a stencil added some pattern here and there.


It's another PB stamp for my Stamping Sensations creation, this one is called Magnolia Rhapsody and stamped using exactly the same process as my card above. The sentiment is from Visible Image sentiment and a real favourite and like the PB one above gets a regular inking. A few pearls and matted onto coordinating cardstock.

I really hope you will join us this month, as always we have some super prizes to be won.

38 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous cards and stamps Brenda
Gr Karin

Wendy L said...

Love these Brenda, very serene and beautiful. Xxx

Craftyfield said...

My favourite Penny Black stamps... their flowers are the best, especially watercolour style! Your CAS designs with well chosen matting are elegant as well as beautiful Brenda! xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two gorgeous cards

scrAPpamondo said...

Two amazing cards, Brenda, I have still to try this technique! Thanks for all your inspirations! Love the sweetness of the flowers and the beautiful sentiments!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards! Enjoy the sunday,
X Daniela

Gerrina said...

Both symply beautiful and inspiring!! Enjoy your weekend!

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards with gorgeous images and colours, I love your "blobbing" looks great.

Pat xx

Tina Z. said...

absolutely amazing!
hugs xx

Ellibelle said...

Two gorgeous cards, loving these stamps and beautiful verses on both!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two beautiful cards and I love the sentiment on the second one. I hope to be joining your challenges soon. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two gorgeously stamped cards, your use of colour and composition is impeccable.
Lorraine

Jane said...

2 lovely cards Brenda but of course I do love your Visible Image sentiment the most ;0) It is one of my faves too...the font and the words are brilliant. Glad to hear that you are doing OKish health wise. Sending you my very best, take care. Hugs xxx

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards with equally beautiful sentiments!

linda said...

two gorgeous cards brenda! the lanterns brought back memories of when i was able to garden and i actually grew some. :)

Mervi said...

Happy 7th birthday! Two fabulous cards!
Sunny greetings;-))m

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda great sentiments and beautiful flower stamps and water colour effect
Carol x

Sarah said...

They are wonderful Brenda, love the colour of the lanterns xx

Robin said...

These are both so very beautiful! I love that Penny Black sentiment and both these flowers are gorgeous! Hope your seeing some better results this week! Hugs, Robin

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, very pretty
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Well you have really lost me with the technique but a stunning result, the card is gorgeous. Also is your card for SS, lovely image and sentiment.

Kath x

KandA said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, fabulous PB stamps and wonderful sentiments on both. I'm having to stop myself from buying any more PB stamps until I've inked up all the ones I've got xx

Sally H said...

two stunningly beautiful creations, Brenda. I love the flower lantern stamp - gorgeous! That might have to fall into my basket

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the images and colours.
Hugs Carola

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty these are! I love he warm colors, and vibrant Life in both cards, B. The stenciled background is a lovely, soft touch in your first creation, and the lively sentiment is fantastic in your second card! Thinking of you fondly, Brenda, and sending healing thoughts your way. xx

Team Clark said...

Such beautiful inspiration, Brenda! Always an inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

gwen70 said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, love them both

Marlies said...

Gorgeous cards as allways Brenda. So very elgant and well designed! hugs, Marlies

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Your inking process is like another language to me - lol -
but it's produced really beautiful results.
xxx

pinky said...

Stunning cards again Brenda. I think I need to invest in some of those fabulous quote stamps you have been using.

Tracy Welham said...

These are both beautiful Brenda. A wonderful techinique they really do look like watercolours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards B, as always.xx [aNNie]

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards the stamps and the colours are beautiful. I had a go at growing chinese lanterns last year but the were not successful maybe l should give them another try as they are a beautiful plant. x Susan x

rachel said...

wonderful cards Brenda - I especially love the first one - I can just imagine those in my garden! Thanks for dropping by Brenda - it sounds as though you have been not so good. I hope you're feeling better and more positive. Big hugs Rachel x

Linby said...

I've grown Chinese lanterns when I did dried flower arranging and really went off them but your card has changed my mind now - they look fab. Great design on your second card too with those scattered pearls adding a lovely touch.

Fiki said...

your cards are so nice
have a lovely day
hugs

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous...hoping to get that stamp!
xx Karen

Tracy said...

Two absolutely gorgeous creations Brenda, I couldn't pick between them as they are both so beautiful. Love your stamping and designs too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x