Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Rudolph and Butterflies



I am running right to the wire with my Rudolph Days entry, it's not that I didn't have it all made ready, more time running away with me, but at least I can also share the card I made this morning for the new Butterfly Wheel.

So as you can tell the top card is my Rudolph entry using a mixture of stamps from Card-io, Chocolate Baroque and Inkylicious. I started  by stamping the CH branch into a crescent shape using versafine black, then the other images, using Pan Pastels I added some shading, liquid pearls into the branches and white Frantage snow.


The new Butterfly wheel offers options of Green, Navy, Yellow, Not Square, Numbers, No stamping and of course the Butterfly. Well I managed to include all except no stamping, afraid that was a step to far, I did try but was left lost as to what to use for the focal element. Using DI's and glycerine, have to say I am not a big fan of this technique as I find it all a bit greasy, but as Sheena keeps demoing it had to give it a try.

After building up the background I used stencils and DI to add the window, number and honeycomb, then stamped, cut our and coloured the two CB Butterflies and added the sentiment which is also CB.

Hope those of you with snow are keeping warm, just when we thought Spring was almost here we get a cold snap, pretty typical here in the UK

42 comments:

KandA said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda. I can really feel the chill on the first (well it is -2c here at the moment) and the stencilling and colours on the second are so lovely xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card love the design must remember this one and a beautiful card Brenda

gr karin

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning makes B, stencils and colours are amazing...you and I should have a learning/teaching day together, oh but we are too far away...!!
💖 [aNNie' blog]

Mau xx said...

Hi Brenda Thank you for calling by my blog, I am finding it difficult to find a lot of followers as when I click on their profile it brings me to who they follow and not their own blog!!! I was pleased when yours said "My Web page"
Love your cards but especially the first one! it actually looks and feels chilly, love the stamps!
hugs Mau xx

Wendy L said...

So pretty Brenda, loving the first one, xxx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Brenda.Love the stamps and the backgrounds.The next time I will become a follower.This time I couldn't do it.He wastn't closed.

Gr,Sylvia

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda but the first one is absolutely adorable. I really love the combination of stamps and colours that you’ve used and the layout is just perfect. The Little silhouette stamps is really sweet too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a gorgeous card you have created I love your wonderful scene and the gorgeous shading with the items used.
Love the crescent shape to those branches and what a super idea.
Your Butterfly card is fabulous also and such a very wonderfully created design.
Love the sentiment and the inked church window and of course those super butterflies.
thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Tina Z. said...

amazing cards, I love your winter scene.
hugs

Babs Watson said...

What a beautiful winter scene, perfect for the weather in England at the moment. Home friday weather permitting.
Love the zesty colours stencilling and butterfly of your second card. Hope your keeping warm .
Hugs Babs x

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, the top one is very 'seasonal' we have about 6" of snow here. Love the little silhouette girl, so sweet.
Love the butterfly card, the window background looks fabulous.
Avril xx

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards gorgeous stamps and great sentiments
Carol x

Glennis said...

Lovely cards Brenda. I can't imagine how you cope with the snow!
I am having trouble coping with our heat and humidity, although the nights are getting a little cooler now

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such bad weather here, your beautiful top card is perfect for it. Lovely butterfly card too

Carole said...

Super, super cards Brenda...love them both.

Diane said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, but really adore the first, great stamp combo for scene !!

hugs Diane xx

PS don't card what chocolate my bunny is, I'll take anything !!!!!

Mrs A. said...

The butterfly is gorgeous and I love those luscious colours together.
Well done on 6 of the elements. Thankyou for embracing my new challenge concept and coming and spinning the wheel with me this week and for being the first into the garden. Maybe I should do a prize for who enters first!! Now that's a thought. Bit of a carrot dangler hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my Brenda what two stunning cards from you today. I love the composition of stamps and colours on both cards, beautifully designed, I especially love the little girl on the first one, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow!! Two delicious cards!!! The first one is just awesome with its sweetness!! Love these berries details! Pinned!
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524495771710/
The second one is amazing and that bright colors full of light makes me think to spring... that in real life seems go away :( So much cold here, and snow too!!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful RD card Brenda, the B&W with the touch of pink is fabulous.
Gorgeous colours and background on the second card and a super blending of the colours onto the butterflies.

Kath x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning both of them, each in their own way! Love the very subtle hint of colour in the first one and the second one is so lovely too with that gorgeous background!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--that is an incredible Christmas card, Brenda! I totally adore it! The butterfly card is neat, too--beautifully colored!

Gerrina said...

Both beautiful cards! Love bthe subtile colours and the stampcombination on your first card! And the window with those colours make such a great vintage jet modern background! Hugs, Gerrina

aussie aNNie said...

B, just read your -8 and I just can't imagine how cold that can be...sending big Aussie hugs and warmth.xx💖 [aNNie' blog]
 ❤️

gwen70 said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, adore the first one. I bought this cardio stamp with the little girl on recently and haven't used it yet so now I have some inspiration to give it a go.xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love both of these gorgeous card Brenda. I'm playing catch up today, I even missed the Rudolph Days Challenge this time around.

Sue xx

ALI said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, those are stunning. Love the snow scene, so appropriate for today. I must admit I am absolutely loving the snow, had lots of fun with my dog yesterday, not much fun for those that have to travel though. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda this is another beautiful set of cards displaying your gorgeous creative style.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful cards thanks for sharing!

pinky said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, the first one is definitely me today lol. I find you have to be very tight with the glycerine to avoid the greasy feeling. But does help it to blend smoothly.

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful creations, can't choose a favorite today, I love the way you created the scene on the first one with the stamped half branch, and love the stencilled background and such pretty colors on the second one. Each one so special!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, that's two beautiful cards. I especially like the first card.... WONDERFUL!
Hugs Carola

Fikreta said...
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Fikreta said...

your cards are gorgeous!
love them!
hugs

rachel said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda - love the design and colours in the first - and the second is so very pretty! Beautiful xx

Whisper said...

Stunning CAS Xmas card and thanks for joining us at February's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, your winter scene on the first is fabulous and the colours on the butterflies on the second are gorgeous. Two great makes.

Pat xx

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards. Managed to get to work this week. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. Hugs ANesha

Donna Ellis said...

Dropping by with heartfelt love, and thanking you for sharing your pretty artwork. Please forgive my copy and paste today. But I want you to know that I’m thinking of you with fondness. Hugs, de

Leanne Harris said...

These are lovely Brenda, I love that first Christmas one, so soft in it's colours with a really cold icy feeling - (I've been having that a lot this week!!!!) xxxx

mamapez5 said...

Two beautiful cards. You did just make it for both challenges, but I know what you mean. That two days less in February seems to make a big difference. I love the pale pink shading you used to link the two elements of the Rudolph day card, and the yellow shading behind the butterflies too. I have those Chocolate baroque stamps too. They are such lovely shapes, and lend themselves to colouring. Kate x