Saturday, 9 March 2019

Allsorts and another release from Artisan Design


Morning Peeps, Wendy is back again this week and her theme is 'For a Child', this weeks lucky winners will receive a collection of stamps suitable for children's cards.

So sorry I have been very much missing from visiting you all this week but I have been rather busy, had an appointment with Mr Bow Tie (my Neurologist) which took up a day and have been hard at play work preparing samples for Pete Simpson's new Artisan Designs show on Hochanda this coming Thursday. It's all been rather hectic as shows have been moved forward due to the recent changes at the channel but it's going to be a great show so I hope you will tune in as the new stamps are fabulous and as with the last show all about florals and wonderful inspirational sentiments which tick all the right boxes for me.

So first of all let me tell you a bit about my Allsorts share, it's a 10x10 canvas and had quite a bit of treatment firstly with acrylic paint and gesso, then tissue paper stamped with Lavinia stamps and painted over with watered down gesso to give an ethereal look, watered down acrylic paint, more stamping, toadstools cut out and fixed into place a larger fairy stamped between them, liquid pearls and die cut leaves.

And now some of my shares which I am about to pack and send off to Pete for Thursday's show. I will share some more in due course.


Happy weekend all.
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41 comments:

Mervi said...

Gorgeous canvas and beautiful cards.
Enjoy the weekend;-))m

gwen70 said...

Fabulous cards Brenda

Craftyfield said...

It's funny, I just finished a canvas for a child too! I'll just say, although yours is very painterly and lovely, mine is bigger... Great samples for the show, I lost my heart to the monolith, that crackle, stencilled paste...gorgeous! Have a great weekend Brenda!

Cath Wilson said...

Hospitals can take up half your life, can't they? All necessary evils, lol. Hope it was good news.
Love this selection of lovely mixed media and particularly love the rust and green one - very striking with lovely contrasts. Love the misty effect you achieved on your Allsorts canvas, too - very ethereal. That's a nice fairy...or elf? Lovely work, Brenda - and of course it's WORK and not play, he, he!!!
Cath x

Linby said...

Great canvas - love those colours. Pretty floral makes I can tell you are in your element with these.

Viv's Visuals said...

Another array of gorgeousness B!
Another zero tomorrow is not an option....! x

Gerrina said...

Wow a treat for the eyes again with so many projects you made! All inspiring, but my favo is the green/red and white one; to me it popped out of this post... Hope you have a good weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Sarah said...

What fabulous "work" Brenda, the canvas is so pretty and would grace any little girls bedroom perfectly. I am particularly drawn to your beautiful jade and rust card, the white looks sensational and the message is very fitting. Vet came to review surprise this week...another month of confinement then she can have restricted turnout. I feared the worse so am delighted with the outcome. I hope your consultant had some encouraging news for you xx

Mia said...

What a lovely collection of cards, Brenda. I especially llllllllove the first one with the burlap. Kisses, my friend.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous canvas Brena.
Lovely samples too. I watched his first shows and loved his marbled paper technique which I taught my Craft Club ladies. Xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow beautiful and fabulous projects Brenda
Gr Karin

Ellibelle said...

Such amazing creations Brenda, your Lavinia piece really inspired me to create something with my Lavinia stamps very soon! I think I might try working with a canvas as well. Stunning creation for Artisan Designs too, I might need to do some research so I can see where I can watch that channel here in the US.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, a stunning and so creative array of Art pieces, full of interesting details and techniques! Your makes are never obvious, Brenda! :D The canvas is a delight, so soft and dreaming!! Always love the magical scenes you create with fairies and here there is a lot of work!!
All your cards are a joy for the eyes and LOVE that blue one with the vellum and the "crafting/life" sentiment :D So true! And the last one with the crackle and the stencilled paste is just a delight, rustic but elegant at the some time!
Hope that Mr Bow Tie have had positive notice for you...
Take care and have a lovely weekend!
Here it isn't cold and Spring seems arrived, but the sun goes and comes with clouds and no one drop of rain... Nature needs rain in Spring, so hope that it arrives and plants can drink :)
Hugs!

ALI said...

Great work as usual Brenda x

cuilliesocks said...

Your canvas is stunning Brenda, lovely composition of images and wonderful colours.
Your cards are as always gorgeous, beautifully coloured and designed, Kate x x

Crafting Queen said...

Amazing creations Brenda. I love them all. Have a great weekend. Hugs Anesha

KandA said...

Amazing creations Brenda. The flower designs are gorgeous but I LOVE that beautiful canvas with the fairies. Hope the appointment with Mr Bow Tie went well xx

Kathleen said...

A really gorgeous canvas must admit didn't realise it was a canvas, super images and background.
The rest of your cards are also stunning with some really lovely floral images my favourite card is the last one.
Yes you are right it is Jude but it is the 8th of April she is home but I am already getting excited.
Have a lovely and healthy week.

Kath x

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful creations Brenda!! The flower images are gorgeous!

Fikreta said...

these are so beautiful!
hugs

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful stamps and fabulous backgrounds Brenda-love the canvas too
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning post just love the vibrancy of all the cards.xx

Leanne Harris said...

That first one is lovely Brenda and sounds like messy hands would have been involved!!! Your Pete Simpson makes are super and I can very much understand the rush when shows are moved around (park the rest of your life for a few days!!!). A lovely post with lots of beautiful makes, lots of love xxxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Apart from having comments not publishing I am now finding I have to re-follow some blogs.xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Just popping by on my weekly Sunday visit, - always good to pop in here.
Love the fabulous multilayered canvas, and your Hochanda samples look super, I am sure it will be a great show! Happy Sunday and have a wonderful week ahead!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow your canvas is stunning and beautiful samples too

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. I have to admit I love the top one, all those fairies dancing round the toadstools, in and out of the trees..brilliant.
Lorraine x he

Marlies said...

Wauw gorgeous creations Brenda. I love the first one, the fairy tale scene. Marlies

pinky said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and so many fabulous techniques!! I am watching and learning :)

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous canvas Brenda, the background has a misty morning atmosphere, love it. Gorgeous flower samples and there are some lovely sentiments too.
Hope all was good at the hospital.
Avril xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous cards and oh I do love how you created your canvas Brenda, just magical to look at. Carol xx

Inkyfingers said...

Oh my, how busy you have been Brenda and you have produced some amazing samples with fabulous techniques. The canvas is awesome and must have taken ages to complete, but it was sooo worth it! I hope the new from the neurologist was encouraging.
Hugs
Carol x

Gail said...

Great canvas & cards!
Lots of inspiration here!
Hope you're well!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda you have been busy the canvas is very special love the techniques you have used to capture the look of fairy land the cards made for the show look amazing love them all
Hugs
Lorraine x

Pat said...

Such a beautiful canvas Brenda, love all the toadstools and the embellishments. Also a lovely set of flower cards.

Pat xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! So many fabulous samples, cards and a canvas!
You are always so busy Brenda and such a prolific crafter.
Gorgeous inspiration here always.
Sorry I haven't commented here much this year, 2019 started off rather badly and finding the time to craft and blog has become rather difficult but hopefully things will return to normal. I hope you are feeling better.
Lorraine

Greta said...

Magical card for Allsorts, Brenda & I absolutely LOVE the second card for the show! Hope things are improving for you medically!

Debbie said...

Hope your appointment went well Brenda... ooh some stunning samples you've made as always. Such creativity. Take care. Hugs xxx

Caty said...

This is a Gorgeous canvas Brenda !! Really wonderful, as your lovely cards, Love all your Artworks !!
Wish you a very happy weekend
Big hugs, Caty

Kathleen said...

An absolutely wonderful back ground and I adore that stamp and the lovely sentiment, a great choice Brenda.
As for the rest of your pos, well they are all quite different but each one is really super but the two butterfly ones are my favourites.

Kath x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

WOW WOW WOW, what great cards... wonderful Brenda!
Hugs Carola