Sunday, 4 February 2018

To hear the Angels whisper



It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Anything with Flowers' and 'Love, Hearts and Flowers'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both. 

It's a bit of a long post as I am sharing some rather overdue Rare Earth samples, the stamping arm of Tattered Lace, the new stamps featured on Create and Craft recently and there is another new release coming up on 9th February, some really unusual floral stamps.

Be Crafty are sponsoring us at Stamping Sensations and as I love watching Sam's inky demo's it was the perfect excuse to indulged in one or two of their stamps and of course their BEAUtanicals Poppy was the obvious choice along with this rather nice sentiment. I created a Distress Oxide background, added some soft stenciling and stamped both stamps with Versafine black and coloured the Poppy with Distress Markers.


My Penny Black and More is a bit of an inky one using PB All you need is Love and Words Sweet. My starting point was to use regular distress inks to create a background, to get this softer feel I dab the inkpad onto acetate starting with the lighter colour, spritz with water and lay the acetate onto the card, this way you can control how much or little you add. Dry with a heat gun and do the same with the darker colour. Next I stamped parts of the collage stamps......I prefer to hold the stamp rather than use a block so I have more control over the stamping. Two die cut hearts coloured with the same DI's,  stamped onto the smaller, layered up, some twine, stamped sentiment and sequins. Lots of snippets here so am going to pop over to see Miss Di and Parsnip over at the Snippets Playground with this one, it's been a while so am expecting detention at the very least.


And one final quick and simple card using Be Crafty's small Teasels and Flock of Birds, stamped onto a penal coloured with Pan Pastels.

And now for the Rare Earth shares, with the exception of the layered flowers, they are a bit 'edgy' and lend themselves perfect to a bit of grunge and ink..................



I would like to enter this one onto the current Butterfly Challenge which has a letter wheel along with the requisite Butterfly, so I am hoping the checked background with I created with a gridline acrylic block and DI's will fit the bill.





Happy weekend all.

57 comments:

stempelbavaria said...

Wow Brenda, are you creative! Wonderful cards, don't know which card I like best.
Enjoy the sunday
x Daniela

Leanne Harris said...

What a wonderful collection of creations Brenda! That first one is superb and my favourite here (although I love them all be assured of that!). I do hope that you are bouncing back to us Brenda - I've missed you! Have a lovely Sunday xxxxx

Mervi said...

Beautiful cards, my fave is the first one, very special and gorgeous;-))m

Helen said...

wow, fabulous cards! love the first one and the teasels... beautiful! 3 points please...

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards. Love them all!
Valerija xx

Marianne said...

A wonderful selection of cards, Brenda. I do like the sentiment with your beatiful poppy, and I will have to check out the Rare Earth stamps, since I love the grungy look you've achieved with those.

Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! Stunning cards! I love them all, but the teasel stamp has now gone to the top of my wish list! It's gorgeous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Brenda you have bin busy there are gorgeous and very beautiful cards.

Gr Karin

Pollard Carole said...

Brenda you continue to spoil us with your amazing cards these are all fabulous and I've loved looking at those Rare Earth stamps so beautiful. Another fabulous post from a very talented lady love and hugs Carole x

pinky said...

Wow Brenda! What a stunning selection of cards!! I just got my first set of Bee crafty stamps yesterday, too late for the challenge but hopefully next time ;)

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL cards B, am loving them all..xx [aNNie]

Diane said...

Just wow wow wow Brenda !!

hugs Diane xx

Helen said...

hi Brenda, yes I am going to Stamperama! got a lot of new Paperartsy products I "need"!!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning collection Brenda love them all but the sentiment on the first is soo beautiful
Carol x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, what a stunning selection of cards, you have been busy! They are all gorgeous Brenda and love the sentiment on your first card, I must look out for that one. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Mia said...

I LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOVE all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, Brenda!!!!!!!!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

oooooh! Brenda! (your blog header goes perfectly with today's creations!) The colorings in your Angels Whisper card are so peaceful and soothing - like a morning's new dawn, or the warmth of the sun as seen through a bee's honey comb. Truly lovely. Loving your mint green/lavender combination with the vines of hearts growing inside your heart! Beautiful nature scenes, too. The roses on newsprint are FABULOUS! The are all fabulous, but it is the dramatic masterpiece at the bottom that most grabs my attention - such a beauty! thank you for this morning's inspiration, Brenda. love, de

Fikreta said...

Dear Brenda those are stunning cards!
have a lovely day
hugs

Babs Watson said...

beautiful focal images on your cards today Brenda my favourites are the first one with your lovely flower and your fab sentiment,and the beautiful christmas one, and those amazing butterflies so elegant, a beautiful show case. Hope your feel better.
Hugs Babs x

Joan said...

Wow Brenda what a fabulous collection of cards, I absolutely love the poppy one and the beautiful sentiment with it.

Joan

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful assortment of cards Brenda, each one so different with the gorgeous inks and stamps. Especially loving the sentiment on the first card! But such amazing details on every card that it would be impossible to choose a favorite!

Pat said...

Beautiful set of cards Brenda, I am in awe of all the different backgrounds you are able to create some really great ones here. Love that flower image on the very first card.

Pat xx

cuilliesocks said...

OMGOSH Brenda what a wonderful selection of cards today. All so beautifully desined and coloured, I'm drawn to the teasle one, I love the simplicity of the design and colours, Kate x x

ALI said...

Wow Brenda, stunning work I especially like the first one the sentiment is beautiful. x

linda said...

oh, wow, brenda, such a lovely variety of beautiful cards! and i'm always in awe of how different each card is.

KandA said...

Such a stunning selection of cards and wonderful stamping Brenda, especially love the one with the teasels and birds xx

rachel said...

Wow Brenda - what an array of beautiful cards - they really do look amazing - each and every one. Big hugs rachel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a treat for the eyes. My fave is the top one, absolute beauty and I love your new blog header too

Mrs A. said...

Firstly Thankyou for your lovely comment that you left. I don't use the other sites either that just require to like or tick a box. I want to engage with my followers not wiz through as many entries as I can which is why it takes me ages to get round everyone but get round I do. Gosh you have been busy and I feel so honoured that you deem my challenge as one that you like to enter. I like your thinking outside of the box with the check element that most certainly does count as one of the requirements. Thankyou for spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Glennis said...

Wow! Brenda, what a fantastic variety of cards, each special in their own way. Thanks for sharing

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Beautiful cards! Such lovely and soothing colors and images.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, you have been busy, - what an amazing collection of cards! They are all beautiful but the first one is the one that really stole the show for me! Have a good week!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I don't know how you do it Brenda, you are such a prolific creator of gorgeous cards. All these beautiful art pieces are just so wonderful and charming. I do hope you are recovering well and that things are on the up.
Lorraine

Kathleen said...

Stunning cards Brenda, gorgeous images, colours and designs, tip top creations.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my!!! Brenda, such stunning creativity on your cards!! Love so much all them, and some are really breathtaking, as the first one, that I have immediately pinned!! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524495402948/ So bright, vibrant and sweet, and LOVE that sentiment!!
Also the Penny Black card is in my chords with those delicate colors and that with all the butterflies looks just amazing!
Best wishes for your health, I hope all is going much better now!
Hugs

Dr Sonia S V said...

Brenda...what an inspiring collection. I am always in awe of your creativity. You are so comfortable with all supplies be it dies, stamps, embellishments...oooh you are one crafting queen!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Marlies said...

SO many beautiful and elegant cards Brenda! They all look great and its hard to make a choice which I like best. Fantastic work! Marlies x

Crafting Queen said...

wow, what a wonderful set of cards! I just adore the first one, the words are just the best. Have a great week. Hugs Anesha

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow what a fabulous collection of cards you have here Brenda, they are all so wonderful it is too difficult to pick a favourite from such an array.

Sue xx

Viv's Visuals said...

A beautiful selection of cards my friend. Couldn't comment yesterday - was lying down in a dark room. I swear if those men in black had been close I would have killed them!!!! xx

Merry said...

Wow, wow, wow, beautiful colours and wonderful styles.

Tracy Welham said...

Absolutely incredible cards, so beautiful. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Gerrina said...

Wow a real long post with so much beautiful cards! Ofcourse my favorite is the poppy, although you made such different cards...like the row of tissels (hope that is the name?) from its original colourpalet! Have a good, colourful, crafty and sunny week! Hugs, Gerrina

Berina RGA said...

Such lovely cards Brenda! I love them all!! I can't really pick one favorite because all of them are so pretty.

SusanLotus said...

Very innovative cards!
I love the one with the text "All you need is love" and the one with stamped flowers on text background. Also the last one.

But they are all lovely as always.
Hope yu are doing fine! :)
HUGS!
Sussie

susiestacey said...

What an amazing collection of cards Brenda you have been a busy 'B' xx Particularly love the poppy one at the top x

Sarah said...

My goodness Brenda that wonderful selection has left me lost for words!! The teasels really caught my eye, such a lovely colour blend xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I have said it before and say it again I am in awe of your creativity and talent even though you suffer with health problems, I am always amazed at the selections of creations that you post, their beauty is second to none, each one has a beauty all of its own, stupendous work.
hugs
lorraine x

Maxine D said...

What amazing cards Brenda - you really are an artist when it comes to backgrounds and stamps - I am in awe!
Blessings
Maxine

Di said...

Every one of your cards is stunning Brenda! Of course I really am delighted to see you in the Playground sharing your gorgeous snippets card - no detention at all! In fact Parsnip was hopping up and down with excitement when he spotted you playing on the swings :) Love the soft green and mauve on your snippets card - and a clever idea to hold the stamp rather than pop it onto a block for the background hearts!

Hugs

Di xx

Lynne K said...

My goodness, what a stunning set of cards, Brenda! They are all superb, but, like Sally, I found myself drawn to the teasels. I have several teasel stamps but am going to have to add the BC one to my collection. Don't know what it is about teasels, but they're so photogenic. Absolutely love your card, especially the way you've got them receding into the misty background.

Lynne x

Pollard Carole said...

Such beautiful cards they are all just so prefect Love and hugs Carole x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Brenda! Just wanted to pop in and thank you for your sweet comments on my blog - you are appreciated! Your cards are all so beautiful - you made so many cards - I'm lucky if I get one made. My favourites are the 3rd one and the 6th one. Hope you're doing okay, my friend. I was away from my blog for many months and I'm happy to be back! I'm doing things differently this time, and I am not able to be around to visit as much. Hopefully I can keep the blog going this time. Please take care of yourself and I hope you're doing okay.

Linby said...

wow what a selection of lovely inkyness. I do love the first one (obvs lol!) wonder if I will be able to get it as never got the Rare earth fashion stamps and always out of stock!

Tracy said...

Fantastic cards Brenda, your colouring on the first is so lovely, and a fab background too. Lots of inky goodness for us to feast our eyes on.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Greta said...

So many different looks--great cards, Brenda! I'm especially drawn to the last one--love the color combo & your stamping!

SusanLotus said...

Some very innovative cards here. :)
Good wishes,
Sussie.