Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Flora Musica and Butterflies



Good morning all you crafty Peeps, I hope you week is going well, it's my turn to post over at the Chocolate Baroque DT blog again today sharing some more of my makes using the stamps that Lesley showcases on Hochanda in August, the first show featured a wonderful collection of Vintage inspired floral stamps and the second show was all about Winter and Christmas. I will share a few of my samples for both shows with you.

Starting with the card at the top which features Flora Musica I stamped onto a Distress Oxide background and the used DI's to colour the image. Using Decorative Edges I stamped some random harlequins using the same Oxide inks, a little Butterfly from Just Butterflies and sentiment from Words of Inspiration which I think is my all time favourite Chocolate Baroque sentiment set.


I am also tucking in an entry for the new Butterfly Challenge, I'm ashamed to say I have not joined in for weeks but just happened to see the new theme pop up on my dashboard and knew I had a card in my gallery that would fit in a treat, the theme is of course a Butterfly plus the choice of Silhouette and/or Indigo, I think I have ticked sufficient boxes with this one. The image is Stampendous and the sentiment Penny Black.


For this card I again created an Oxide ink background and the overstamped with the holly from Winter Birds using Versafine blue ink. The central panel has a sentiment from the new Christmas Word Plate and again the same holly around the edges.


This one was a bit of an experiment !! Yet another Oxide ink background............yes I am a bit obsessed with them and over stamped with Harlequin Bouquet which I stamped with Versafine black and coloured in with the same DI's. I then covered the whole piece with three layers of  Versamark and heat embossed each layer with detail clear poweder and then the madness set in..........I cut the piece into seven piece and rearranged onto a piece of coordinating cardstock, but do quite like the finished effect.


For my final card I used Kraft card, a mask and a white inkpad to create the Christmas bauble shape and with the mask still in place stamped the house from New England Winter using Gathered Twigs DI and finally the little sentiment set from Frosty Trees and a white bow to finish.

As always my thanks for popping in today and I hope I have inspired you to go check out the lovely stamps from the shows.

39 comments:

  1. Brenda these cards are all stunning - each in it;s own unique way - love your DOX backgrounds, and the fabulous quotes. Your butterfly one I think is my favourite - your stamping and inking is so clever I thought there were multiple layers on it. The white on kraft card is really dramatic.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. beautiful cards Brenda I love the last one
    Gr Karin

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  3. What a fabulous collection of cards here Brenda, I love them all but the Christmas one at the bottom is my favourite.

    Sue xx

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  4. Wow so many beauties! Yhey all look great but I have found a favorite in theblack and white one; it makes such an impact with only two colours! Hugs, Gerrina

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  5. So many beautiful cards Brenda. I love the rose with the music in the background, the harlequin pattern in the background and the colours are gorgeous. You really are doing Chocolate Baroque proud. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  6. Sure are amazing and gorgeous cards B, I love them all but the first one with the CB stamp is stunning. Shame their challenges are no longer going, loved entering them..xx
    Hope you are well. [aNNie]

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  7. What a fabulous collection of cards Brenda, and I honestly could not pick a favourite because they are all gorgeous!

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  8. Hello Brenda,
    So pleased to see you in the butterfly garden with this lovely silhoutte card. I like all the cards you have displayed but oh my goodness that harlequin card cut up into pieces and reassembled is the bees knees. Such a great idea. One for the ideas box. Thankyou for being first into the garden. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. All are so very gorgeous! I'm loving the sentiments and images! The effect you achieved by cutting the image into seven pieces is fabulous! Hope all is going well for you! Hugs, Robin

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  10. What a beautiful arrangement of cards again Brenda. Loving those distress oxide backgrounds you created, and great mix of stamps! Love each one of these cards!

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  11. Oh, such amazing collection of cards!! The first one is my favorite for the colors and the Van Gogh's sentiment, but also per the fab CB stamp! But love also all your other cards, especially the last one, such brilliant use of the mask!
    Hope that your vacation in Italy will be fabulous, here fall is coming too, but there is surely a loveliest weather than in England!
    Hugs!

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  12. Gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the image on the first one and I think your experiment with cutting your image into pieces works really well.

    Pat xx

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  13. Oh what a display of the most wonderful cards...so hard to pick a favourite, they are all wonderful in different ways! fabulous designs ans lovely sentiments. xx

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  14. These are fabulous Brenda. I love the van gogh sentiment and the lovely colours of the first...reminds me of rhubarb and custard sweeties!! xx

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  15. Wow Brenda - what a stunning selection of cards - the CB ones look familiar - they must have been on the shows! So much work! Big hugs rachel x

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  16. A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda
    Lorraine x

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  17. WOW absolutely fabulous selection of cards love all the beautiful stamps,fabulous backgrounds and love all the sentiments---just love them all-hope you are doing well
    Carol x

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  18. What a stunning selection of cards Brenda. So hard to pick a favourite but I do like how your 'madness' turned out. Take care xx

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  19. Well, I don't know where to start, some fantastic images, sentiments and designs. While they are all fabulous if I had to choose it would have to be the Butterfly challenge card, it just stands out so much, even with the butterflies.

    Kath x

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  20. A stunning set of cards here Brenda, all so beautifully crafted and designed. I love the colours in the square holly one, just gorgeous.
    Lorraine

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  21. Beautiful cards Brenda!! So many beautiful ones. I love the technique you have used in the last one. So pretty.

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  22. The effect you achieved by cutting the image into seven pieces is fabulous!

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  23. Wow, what a stunning collection of cards, - LOVE each and everyone of them. That harlequin bouquet one is such an amazing design! The oxide backgrounds look amazing too!

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  24. My goodness Brenda, I just don't know how you do it....... I really don't!!!!! Fabulous collection of artwork here and if I had to pick a favourite it would have to be butterfly challenge one, I love the greyish tones on that one followed very closely by the blue holly one but they are all super!! I think you are like the "Elves and the Shoemaker" Brenda - have you got little helpers that get cracking through the night - and could I borrow them???!!!! Well done!!! I send you my love and hope you are keeping ok xxxx

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  25. All beautiful designs. Don't worry about commenting Brenda. You just do what you can. Judy x

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  26. What a lot of prettiness here Brenda and a beautiful array of cards and I love them all. x

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  27. You are so talented, Brenda! Love seeing your artistic masterpieces--wonderful backgrounds! That last card is such a neat design & something I could do--gotta try it!

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  28. Stunning cards! The black first one is amazing.

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  29. They are all so very beautiful , can't decide on my favourite , you are very talented Brenda . Hope your feeling ok . jane x

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  30. Hi Brenda,
    what super gorgeous creations.
    They are all so wonderfully created and beutiful stamped designs.
    Such gorgeous inking and colours.
    I especially love the last one.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  31. Gorgeous collection of cards and some super stamps today x

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  32. Hi Brenda, A gorgeous selection of cards, love the Oriental card - and your elegant lady looks wonderful, love the colour combos of both.
    Avril xx

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  33. Stunning Brenda, love all the inkiness!

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  34. Fabulous cards all round! So many great design ideas here... thanks for sharing all the inspiration, as always.
    Alison x

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  35. Fantastic inspiration here - the "cracked glass" look is wonderful.

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