Sunday, 5 November 2017

Flower Power



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'One Layer Christmas Cards' and 'Flower Power'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both. 

Above is my Penny Black share, I used the same design as a card I made back in the Summer which I quite liked so thought I would repeat but this time using Penny Black Red Blush.............I know, the Roses are pink but guess that's just astistic licence !

I stamped the flowers onto a piece of Fabriano using versamark and heat embossed with detail white powder, having first given the piece a wash of watered down DI's. Next I coloured in with Spectrum pencils and added some stenciling. Using TL pin dot square dies.........I used every other one in the size graduations and cut the piece into three and then stamped the sentiment which is of course also PB. Finally I layering each piece up with foam pads and fixed onto a square of back and then the base card.


This one is my Stamping Sensations piece but again uses Penny Black stamps, the main one was one of the new Christmas releases called Dressed in Snow and Santa comes from another set called Santa's Visit. I am going to have more of a play with this one as I am sure it can be used for other seasons as well. I used Distress Markers to ink the stamps and Pan Pastels to create the sky. The sentiment is also PB and quite an old wood mounted one.

As usual we have some wonderful prizes on offer so every reason to pop over to the challenge blogs and join in the fun this month.

51 comments:

Mervi said...

Totally gorgeous cards, love them both;-))m

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow two fabulous cards. Love the roses and the Christmas sky is fab x

aussie aNNie said...

Two stunning cards B, love them both.x [aNNie]

Gertrude said...

WOW, Die Karten sind wunderschön
glg Gertrude

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning cards on both counts Brenda. Love the layers to your flower card and that scene is just amazing!

Craftyfield said...

As well as flowers, Penny Black do know how to make beautiful Christmas scenes... on my long wish list already! Both fab cards, Brenda! Have a great Sunday, xx

coldwaters2 said...

Two awesome creations Brenda the flower one looks amazing and the stamp is so detailed, the festive make is superb I love them both
hugs
lorraine x

Marlies said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the first one with the flowers. Lovely colours, design and a beautiful flower stamp. I realy must try and do something like this. It's so elegant.
Your Christmas card is fantastic. A beautiful winter scene and perfect for Christmas with Santa flying past. Marlies x

Linby said...

Love the white embossing on the first one, I always forget to do white. The second one is a brilliant little scene too. (did you know Sheena has a new poppy stamp out - ordered already of course!)

Joan said...

Love your triple layered roses Brenda,beautiful card. The winter scene is lovely,feeling stamp envy for that stamp !

Joan

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, the colors in your cards are lovely - soft and yet striking - to match the beautiful scenes. In your 2nd card I especially like that the browns have been carefully applied on the right side, and hinted at on the left side. Those amazing roses in the first card are incredibly soft looking with the white embossing powder! The stenciled area looks like the wafting scents of your roses - beautifully done, B! hugs, de

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both cards are gorgeous, love them both. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous Brenda
Gr Karin

Crafting Queen said...

Two fab cards!!! Keep well.

Sally H said...

Two totally gorgeous creations, Brenda. I love them both! I love the glow in your sky on the Christmas one and those roses are so beautiful and coloured perfectly xxx

Carole said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda...I love those roses and your layering and the scene is so lovely and serene.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda. The roses on the first one are so beautiful and I really like the dusky pink colour that you’ve used. Your second card is another stunner and the trees look absolutely spectacular, and I easpecially like the one on the right and I also like how you’ve coloured them. Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, how much is wonderful your first card???!!! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it!!
Pinned https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524494091943/
Delightful colors and roses, fabulous design... it's a so sweet and delicate card!
The second one is amazing too... fabulous scene and the trees are so realistic!!! Stunning! I could think that Santa is really here eh eh :D

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Love the soft tones of the roses and the subtle background, just gorgeous.
The Christmas wintry scene looks fabulous, I can see that being a useful stamp.
Avril xx

Fikreta said...

very beautiful cards Brenda!
lots of hugs

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! I love both the themes.

linda said...

the squares on the first card are such a creative way to showcase the lovely roses, so pretty in pink and i love the soft sky on the second card - so serene.

cuilliesocks said...

OMGosh Brenda what marvellous cards, I love the design of your first one, fabulous stamping here.
Wonderful Christmas scene for your second card, lovely colours and those trees are amazing, Kate x

Ellibelle said...

Two gorgeous creations again Brenda, loving that one layer Christmas card and what a fabulous floral card design!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards that definitely have the WOW factor, I could sit and drool over them all night.

KAth x

Tracy said...

Superb creations Brenda, I adore your Christmas scene on the one layer. The glitter finished it off perfectly.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Greta said...

The roses card is absolutely stunning, Brenda--love them both!

Leanne Harris said...

Two lovely cards Brenda. The first one for flower power is super, I love the subtleness of the colours (pink roses are allowed - I love pink roses!!). The three dies that you have used to layer this one really give it dimension. The second one for PB, well, you've done the same to me as I often do to you!!!! I WANT THAT STAMP!!!!!! Yes, I think it could easily fit any season too. Lovely makes Brenda xxxx

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Very lovely cards.

Viv's Visuals said...

OK so now I have to find that Dressed In Snow stamp.....you can go off people you know.
Great cards as always matey..
Luv from Mrs K. x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous roses card love the layering-BUT what a fabulous snowy scene stamp-brilliant
Carol x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Think my fav is the last one. Love the softness and sparkle on this scene
Hugs Kelly. X

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, what beautiful cards again. I especially like the Penny Black scene.
Hugs Carola

Sarah said...

These are fantastic Brenda. I am so impressed with the beautiful roses, such a wonderful design xx

Mrs A. said...

Two more super cards. I love the roses design on the first one so cleverly put together and the second scene card looks great. I have just purchased that stamp to do some more little scenes for Christmas cards. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love these beautiful cards Brenda, especially the stunning roses on the first card.

Sue xx

Mia said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. I love the pretty roses and the snow trees. Kisses, my friend.

Gerrina said...

Wow two beauties again! Love the colours in your scene; reminds me of a real cold morning...but the flowercard is my favorite; such great colouring! Hugs, Gerrina

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, gorgeous roses on the first and wonderful winter scene on the second.

Pat xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, adore the roses and your subtle colourways on each card. Beautiful and thank you for your kind visits to my blog. Hugs. Tracy x

rachel said...

Two stunning makes Brenda - really gorgeous - I love the layered look of the flowers in the first one and the scene in the second is beautiful - chilly but beautiful! Big hugs and huge thanks for your continued support with your comments! Hugs rachel x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi B.
Loving your rose card, as i do love roses and stamping on vellum too! surprised not poppies in site but guess the month isn't over yet ;) !
And your one layer card looks really great too!!
Trust you are keeping well, sending warm prayer hugs from Downunder.
Shaz in oz.x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous cards Brenda. The rose one is so pretty and love the layered look. Your one layer Christmas card is a scenic marvel and love the stamp you've used too.
Fliss xx

Dora said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Brenda the roses card looks sooo beautiful ...love the delicate nature you brought to life so beautifully . Visiting you after a break...I have home renovations going on and so blogging is taking a backseat as I ave workers crawling all over my home!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Tracy Welham said...

Both fabulous Brenda, the Christmas one is my favourite. Creatie Blessings, Tracy x

Craftychris said...

Ooh the Rose card is beautiful! Love the card design - fabulous! Gorgeous Christmas card, such a lovely snowy scene with Santa and his sleigh - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! xxx

Barb said...

These are two very beautiful cards Brenda. I particularly like those gorgeous roses. Barbxx

KandA said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Beautiful flowers on the first and your winter scene on the second is wonderful. That stamp is on my 'shall I or shan't I list' so I can't wait to see what non-christmas creations you make xx

Marjeta said...

Fantastic cards. Flowers are stunning. Love your stamping.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such pretty cards! The Christmas card is beautifully created with the lovely stamps, soft colour palette and pretty glittery snow accents - perfect 😁. Wishing you a Happy November! J 😊