Sunday, 3 June 2018

Believe, wish, hope

Hello Peeps, scheduled posts still so hoping Blogger is behaving. It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Anything Goes' and 'In the Garden'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both. 

Starting with my PB&M creation, I started with a Distress Ink background of Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemon and Twisted Citron, I then stamped the lovely Jubilant PB stamps which I always think looks very much like a Hibiscus. Then I stamped it again, coloured in with Spectrum pencils and cut out to decoupage. Some stenciling to the background and the words which are computer generated.

I bought this Visible Image stamp set a while ago but being unwell for so long coupled with a missing mojo it only recently saw ink. I started with a whiteboard tag which I covered with gesso and then several colours of DI followed by a spritz of water to blend the colours.  Next some random harlequin stenciling then the images stamped with Versafine black and some seam binding.

The same stamp set again, this time onto a Brushop background, the images stamped with the same ink as above and I used a stencil to ground the horses, I've no idea the make of the stencil or how to describe it really, sort of random streaks of lightening.

And a close up of the decoupages flowers.

And one more using the beautiful new Garden Gems stamp along with a pretty old wood mounted one from PB called Time. As usual I inked the stamp with Distress Markers and spritzed with water before stamping, added some harlequins using a stencil and DI and a few gems here and there.

I really hope you will join in this months challenge ans do pop over to the challenge blogs to check out the inspiration from my teamies.

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Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your tag and these cards are absolutely stunning Brenda. I really do love them all and I especially like the colour combination on your first card. Great stamping, fabulous colouring and all so very different. This is your work at its best. Hope you’re having a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

Fikreta said...

Brenda your cards are stunning like always.

Helen said...

beautiful !!

pinky said...

Beautiful selection of cards and tag. Love the gorgeous colours you have used Brenda.

aussie aNNie said...

Sensational cards, lovely post.x

ALI said...

Stunning Brenda, such an inspiration!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards and tag Brenda
Gr Karin

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing work Brenda - I do hope you are really enjoying your holiday - you deserve it!

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wat zijn je kaarten prachtig.Mooi met de paarden
Groetjes Gerrie

Ellibelle said...

Such amazing creations again Brenda, beautiful stamps and colors!

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creations, love the vibrant colours.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards, love the background colours with the black stamping and the flower stamps are so pretty. Hope you're relaxing and enjoying your holiday.
Avril xx

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards love all the beautiful stamps and fabulous backgrounds
Carol x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, so pretty
Lorraine x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great decoupaging on the flowers of the first card and great sentiment! Your card looks very sweet! I'm stunned by the amazing horses of Visible image and by your fab tag ad card!! Wow!!
Also your last card looks delicious with the water - spritzed technique! You have a great talent!

Kathleen said...

Stunning array of cards, really lovely images and wonderful colours.
Don't be silly of course Blogger is not behaving itself. All hell on, all over the World, not getting comments by e-mails since GDPR kicked in. We are also not getting feeds from our challenge blog. Wasn't till a week later that someone from Blogger actually replied to all the complaints to say they were working on it and no news since.
One way around it is that you have to immediately leave a comment on your own post then tick the box that says "send comments by e-mail". Obviously this does not work for scheduled post.

Just warning you, not wanting to spoil your holiday but don't want you to get a shock when you get back.

Kath xxx

Gail said...

Great cards & tag!
Hope you are well!

Gerrina said...

All cards are a fest for the eyes, but the first a little bit more... Hugs, Gerrina

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE that top background, Brenda and of course I love those Visible Image stamps...just wish they'd make them in rubber. Your PB flowers are beautifully stamped. Everything so well finished off and well designed.

Hope you're enjoying your break and feeling much, MUCH better.

Cath x

Tracy Welham said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the watercolour style flowers are particularly beautiful! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Leanne Harris said...

Super makes here Brenda and all very different. Hope you're having a lovely holiday, lots of love xxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love them all!! I'm sorry I haven't been commenting as often. I'm trying to find the right job and I hope I find it soon!!

Sally H said...

Wow Brenda! A Stunning collection of cards! All so beautiful! Hope you are having a lovley time xxx

linda said...

such a beautiful array of cards, brenda, something for everyone!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Beautiful work as always B.
Praying for you for blessings and strength in your days.
God bless dear B.
Shaz in Oz.x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

WOW WOW WOW what great creations. Fantastic!
Hugs Carola

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Tracy said...

These are gorgeous, I love the horses, the inky backgrounds look brilliant.
Happy crafting
Tracy x