Saturday, 20 January 2018

Butterflies and Hollyhocks



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Wendy would like to see Butterflies on our creations. Our sponsor is Tattered Lace

I also have my Penny Black mid month share, it's a couple of days late I'm afraid, have been feeling pretty poorly since the hospital procedure this week and hoping the antibiotics they gave me yesterday will kick in quickly, I remembered to do the post for the challenge blog but totally forgot about my own.

Both cards are ones I made a while back for Chocolate Baroque programmes on Hochanda but not previously blogged so work nicely for this weeks theme. The top one used the beautiful large Butterfly stamped off the page with versmark and two colours of embossing powder added before heating. I then sprinkled some gold Frantage over the page and again heat embossed then the sentiment embossed with detail clear.


For this one I used Mica powders sprinkled onto a piece of watercolour card and spritzed with water to blend them. I stamped the sentiment with versafine black and the Butterflies stamped onto heat resistant acetate with versamark and heat embossed with detail black powder before cutting out and fixing around the sentiment.


As always my team mates have lots of inspiration to share so do pop over to the challenge blog to take a peek.


And here is my Penny Black mid month share using the beautiful Hollyhocks and sentiment, I stamped the floral image with tea dye distress ink which gives a very soft outline to enable you to colour in without the harsh outside lines.........just a different way of doing it really.

35 comments:

Maxine D said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Brenda - I do hope you are feeling better soon. It's not good to hear you are still poorly
Hugs and blessings
Maxine

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love butterflies. Sorry you are not well, hope you pick up soon

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful cards as always, Brenda. I hope you will get over this latest setback quickly, xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, especially the top one. Sorry to hear you've had a set back, hope that you will soon be back to normal.

Sue xx

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Brenda, xxx

Barb said...

They're beautiful cards Brenda. I especially like the first. I do hope the new medication soon makes you feel better. Hugs, Barbxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Just lovely as always B. xx

Linby said...

such soft effective cards - love them all.

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful designs on all of the cards. Glad you brought up the mica powders in this post, I remember I was going to try it with my powders, then forgot. I think I'll give it a try this weekend.

Mervi said...

Beautiful and lovely cards.
Hope you are feeling better now;-))m

Mrs A. said...

Goes without saying that I love the first two cards. The third card is a hit with me too. Hugs Mrs A.

ALI said...

Beautiful Brenda.

pinky said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Brenda. The coloured embossing is class!

Sarah said...

I do hope the antibiotics will soon kick in Brenda. What glorious butterflies you have used here and the hollyhocks are gorgeous xx

scrAPpamondo said...

So sorry to hear that you feeling not well, Brenda! Hope that all will going well quickly with those antibiotics!!
Amazing creation, very different looks for all them! Love the Frantage touch on the first one and the two colors of embossing!
The mica powders on the second one catches my eyes -wow!!Such wonderful background with them!-
The last card seems really a painting with the outlines stamped with tea dye and the soft colors you used! Very sweet bunch of flowers and fabulous sentiment, LOVE them!
Big hugs and blessings!

Leanne Harris said...

Hi Brenda! Lovely makes with our favourite butterfly in there as well. I love butterflies, so versatile and so useful for so many occasions. These are all beautiful and so too is your Penny Black creation xxxx

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous creations Brenda, but really love the first card, I think it is very classy and CAS.

Kath x

Merry said...

Beautiful work Brenda. I like how you have added that butterfly stamped on the acetate….some fine cutting out there. I hope those meds are working for you now. Hugs

Fikreta said...

stunning cards!

Greta said...

So sorry you're having a time of it, Brenda. I'm hoping, too, the antibiotics make you feel much better soon! All lovely cards with the soft color schemes & I really love the friendship sentiment--could sure use that one!

Valerija said...

Love your sweet and adorable cards.
Valerija xx

Gerrina said...

I love butterflies and your first card is super with that technique!
As always a real treat to come her and see more inspiration! Hope you have a fun weekend!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and beautiful cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Tracy said...

Amazing creations, amazing butterflies. And fab sentiments on all three.
Hope your feeling better soon Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards Brenda, the butterfly one with the mica powders background is lovely - l have so much stash l need to pull out and use ....off l go in search of mica powders. x

Crafting Queen said...

So sorry you are feeling unwell. Hope the antibiotics work quickly.
Great cards. Get well soon. Hugs anesha

linda said...

these are zoo so beautiful brenda! the hollyhocks remind me of the towering plants a neighbour used to grow but had a clear view. :) hope you're feeling better.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! I love them all. So sorry to hear that you are not well. I really hope the antibiotics work soon.

Pollard Carole said...

More beautiful creations i love the butterfly cards they are so pretty with fab colours Love and hugs Carole x

KandA said...

As always you've created 3 beautiful cards Brenda. The butterflies are so lovely and Hollyhocks always remind me of an old English country garden, Take care xx

Fliss said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda and love the butterfly themes. They're all so pretty and soft in colour.
Hope you're feeling a bit better now too.
Fliss xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, these are again very beautiful cards.
Hugs Carola

Donna Ellis said...

Such beautiful sentiments on your wonderful cards, Brenda! They sound just like something you would say to your friends, or anyone in need of your ear. Lovely creations. hugs, de

Tracy Welham said...

These are gorgeous, the first one is a real WOW for me! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Pat said...

Three fabulous cards Brenda and I love the big and beautifully heat embossed butterfly and the pretty watercolour background on the second with the heat resistant acetate butterflies is delightful, and then those super hollyhocks in the really soft colours looks great with the feint hearts in the background. So sorry you have been having a rough time Brenda and hoping you soon feel better. x