Saturday, 11 November 2017

Allsorts Colours of Autumn Chocolate Baroque style



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Tracy would like to see some lovely 'Colours of Autumn', one that's right up my street. Our sponsor is Tattered Lace.

Today I am off to Crafting Live at Peterborough, so nice to have a craft show not too far away, not a lot that I really need although I am hoping to get some Card-io stamps and also catch up with a couple of blogland Peeps as well as some of the TL girls.

My starting point was an Oxide ink background then stamping Chocolate Baroque Chequered Flowers and heat embossing with detail copper powder. I tool two words from a CB stencil, inked through with versamark and heat embossed with the same powder. Again the same with the CB leaves around the edge and finally I added a little colour to the flowers using the same inks as the background, but the regular DI's rather than the Oxides as they tend to give a more chalky finish.

It's also my turn to post over at the Chocolate Baroque DT blog today so I have lifted the post to share here as well.


Now I will be the first to admit that I really struggled the whole Steampunk theme, it's not something I have ever tackled before, but of course that's the challenge to extend ourselves outside our comfort zone.

For the card at the top I create a background with Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers, a stencil and regular DI's. Using black Archival ink I stamped the large flying machine from Steampunkery, two small hot air balloons from the same set set and verse from Steampunk Travel and the same DI's to add some colour to the balloons plus a few scattered sequins.


For this one I used an embossing folder and gilding waxes to create the background, then stamped a sentiment from the new Punky Expressions set on a strip of DP, stamped the Penny Farthing from Steampunkery using Versamark and detail copper embossing powder, cut out and placed on the sentiment strip along with some raffia.


Another Oxide ink background overstamped with one of the images from Key to my Dreams, I used second and third generation stamping using DI's to create a subtle effect. Next I stamped three keys from the same stamp set with versamark and detail copper embossing powder, cut them all out and fixed with a chain embellishment I found in my stash to the small winged clock in the Steampunkery set. The sentiment is also from Key to my Dreams.


My final share uses stamps from Steampunk TravelSteampunk Travel and Punky Words, all stamped with Versafine Blue onto squares of cardstock shaded with DI's and matted onto coordinating cardstock. This style is a great way to use up snippets of card so always worth keeping those offcuts.

Hope you all have a good day and my thanks for popping in today.

35 comments:

Mervi said...

Oh my... huge cards, totally stunning! Have to try the background with embossing folder and gilding wax, totally forgotten stuff, lol.
Have a great crafting day and a lovely weekend;-))m

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous display of awesome and different cards. xx[aNNie]🎄

Craftyfield said...

All great makes, Brenda, my favourite is Penny farthing one, it has all the Steampunk vibe, Vintage colours, gilding waxes... Gorgeous! Have fun on your crafty outing, xx.

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, great stamps and beautiful colours you've used.
Valerija xx

Wendy L said...

A wonderful set of cards Brenda, x
Enjoy your day, sounds good, xxx

Leanne Harris said...

Well I think you've nailed the steampunk Brenda - well done you! Beautiful cards here once again xxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic collection of card Brenda, gorgeous colours on all of them too. Hope you enjoy your day.

Sue xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

all cards are beautiful Brenda but the card in the middle is gorgeous
Gr Karin

KandA said...

Hi Brenda, just trying to catch up a bit. Wonderful cards as always and super steampunk designs and I love the oxide backgrounds. Enjoy the craft fair xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Can't pick a fave from any of these matey! Stunning creations. Have a lovely day. x

Ellibelle said...

These are all stunning cards Brenda, such fabulous stamps and although you don't normally do steam punk, these turned out great!

Tracy said...

Fabulous Steampunk creations Brenda, you've done a great job to say your out of your comfort zone, it looks like you've always done them. Love your Autumn creation too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

crafty-stamper said...

WOW Brenda they are all brilliant-fabulous stamps and backgrounds
Carol x

Kathleen said...

Super DT card, gorgeous colours and images and a superb background.
Now the second, I have to admit, I swore, I was so awe struck with it and that is from someone who doesn't do or care for Steampunk either. The colours and the background are just awesome and while the images are not to my taste they are perfectly placed and it is a super card.
The rest were good too and I am certain that you must be a secret SP card maker.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a stunning array of cards, Brenda! Really adorable the first one, an so different the others with the steampunk stamps! So unique and beautiful!!

Greta said...

Very artistic today, Brenda! I especially love the Autumn card with the beautiful flowers & rich colors!

butterfly said...

So many fantastic cards, Brenda. I think maybe the autumnal flower garden is my favourite - it looks like it could be an Elizabethan tapestry, faded with the centuries. Wonderful.
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great cards all of them Brenda, and though you say steampunk is not your thing, I think you did an amazing job with those! Sprecially love the way you used that Penny Farthing stamp, - it makes for the perfect embellishment!

Dortesjs said...

waue super cards all, special love your steampunk awsome

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What fabulous cards Brenda, all of them using your inky skills and stamping prowess. I NEED some of those Steampunk stamps, I'm headed over to CB right now to take a peek, I feel a purchase coming on! :)
Lorraine

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow such an amazing collection of gorgeous designs, love them all. I love seeing your art using CB stamps :) xx

pinky said...

Wowzer Mrs B, how do you do it! These are absolutely stunning and such an array of different techniques. Love them!

ALI said...

A fantastic selection today Brenda, wonderful colours and designs.

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards Brenda! Working is cutting in to my visiting habits. lol Have a great week. Anesha :)

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! I hope you have a nice time there!

Fikreta said...

Dear Brenda those are gorgeous cards.

Have a great day
Hugs❤

Gerrina said...

Again a feast for the eyes! All beautiful and in colours I really like, but that bike-card is the one that stood out; beautiful how the twine/raffia works on that one! Hugs, Gerrina

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous card...one more than other. But most of all I admire the script stamp which say about things we are going to do. Really true.

Judy Corner said...

More gorgeous creations Brenda! Judy x.

Pink Panoply said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Brenda. Your eye for design and color is amazing.
🌻Nancy

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, again such great cards... absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs Carola

stempelbavaria said...

Wow Brenda, stunning cards!
x Daniela

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and hope you had a great time x Susan x

rachel said...

stunning cards Brenda - I love them all. That first card is my favopurite with all the autumn colours - so very beautiful! I love all the steampunk too though - they were my favourite set to work with - I loved them! Hugs Rachel xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow a wonderful selection of cards Brenda I love the range from calm Autumnal colours and flowers of the first and the more industrial look of the Steam Punk cards, a brilliant example of the versatility of stamps and ink, excellent work
hugs
lorraine x

 
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