Sunday, 2 June 2019

Red, Red, Red..............

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Before I move on to sharing my various DT makes, I have to include a photo of the boys in Red after our win against Spurs to lift the Champions League Cup last night. It wasn't a particularly pretty game in Madrid but the outcome was what millions of us Liverpool fans have been dreaming of. Well done boys and especially Mr K for his inspiration and belief that his "boys" could reign supreme in Europe.


So back to craft and it's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Show your True Colours' and 'Blossoms, Butterflies and Bugs'As well as my DT makes, I have created a card for the current Butterfly Challenge, what with one thing and another I have not joined in for ages so thought it was about time I put that right,

My PB&M share at the top uses Penny Black Poppies stamped in a pale coloured Distress Ink so that the outline is not visible and I then coloured in with Koh-I-Noor paint, added a pale wash around the image and a Penny Black sentiment.


More Penny Black for Stamping Sensations along with a Visible Image sentiment, I coloured the flowers with watercolour pencils and stamped the image with Versafine black, I love the aged feel to this stamp.


Another for Stamping Sensations, this time using Visible Image Stay Wild set stamped in Versafine black on a bright Oxide ink background plus some stencilled circles using gesso, the black elements down the side are stamps from Honey Doo.


And to complete my post another Penny Black one, this time using another of the new release flowers and Butterflies with matching dies, an Oxide background, texture paste and stencilling and a PB sentiment.


So, now for my Butterfly Challenge share, the requirements this time are Gatefold, Gingham, Gold, Gun Metal, Granny Smith, Gems and of course a Butterfly. I must admit Valery-Anne has set us quite a task this time but once I got my head round all those elements I think I have managed to incorporate them all.

I used a piece of grey card (aka Gun Metal) to create the Gatefold base, some Granny Smith Gingham on the two front sections onto which I stamped various Lavinia stamps and added some Gold glitter. For the inside I used Oxides for a background and stamped a large Butterfly and heat embossed with detail Gold  EP. I added a couple more punched Butterflies cut from the gingham and popped a Gem in the thorax of both, just realised they are not visible on the photo but promise they are there.

I hope you will pop over to the challenge blogs and check out the creation from my team mates.
 
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36 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

Brenda and with our dutch boys [ lol ] congratulations.

beautiful and gorgeous cards you have made.
Gr Karin

Mervi said...

Congrats!
Stunning cards each and everyone! Can't pick a fave;-))m

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Congratulations on the win Brenda. You have made such a stunning collection of cards here, especially the butterfly one at the bottom. But then that has the fairies on it.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning cards Brenda, and a great win for your tem,Kate x x

Cath Wilson said...

Wow! How on earth did you manage to incorporate all those 'demands' for the B Challenge, Brenda? Well done just for getting them all in but also for making a beautiful card, with lots of lovely fantasy images.
I love all your cards but the poppies are stunning - that yellow colouring makes such a difference and really makes them stand out - and I absolutely love your Visible Image card, too. How could I not with all that yummy colour? I love graphic stamps, too but the elements on the background all come together perfectly to create a subtle backdrop - brilliant!
So glad your team won and you had an exciting day - lots of emotion all around, I think, with being out with the family earlier, too. Best result possible for you.
Thank you for such a mixed bag of gorgeousness. Lovely challenge themes, too :-)
Cath x

Viv said...

Mo's T shirt was just the job last night B! Might be a bit smelly for the victory parade but hey ho!
As you say not the mega football we have been spoilt with of late but who cares! Number 6 on the mantelpiece and Ol' Big Ears is back home!
Great selection showcasing your talents.... and a perfect pic to start your post today! x

Mrs A. said...

Oh wow Brenda, you have aced the 7 requirements of my challenge. Love this card and the one above it too. I really appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule to take part in my Butterfly challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Ellibelle said...

Such pretty creations Brenda. Love each one of these. All so different and beautiful.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Brenda, I can image your excitement and happiness when Liverpool has won! :D So glad for you! Today you have been so busy in the craftroom, wow!! How many glorious cards! Love so much the no-line poppies, great colouring! The two Visible Images pieces are so striking and that PB yellow flower with the oxides background is a feast for the soul, so summery!!
I have put my tomatoes in the soil and some zucchine, insalata, peperoni, fagiolini, ravanelli etc etc.... A busy day for me, but I'm happy that now the sun is shining and they can finally grow!! Hope to have tomatoes enough to make the tomato sauce, last year they weren't too much. So glad to hear that also you make your own tomato sauce!! :D Great!! :)
The last card is my favourite, LOVE how you interpreted the Butterfly Challenge elements and the gatefold with all these Lavinia stamps and the gorgeous butterfly inside!!!! The whole composition looks adorable and so different!! Amazing work!
Hugs, have a lovely rest of Sunday!

Helen said...

woo hoo! (just watching it now as I was away and could only follow on radio (which was pretty good anyway)

Craftyfield said...

Happy for you that your team won!
Beautiful cards too, well done on all counts! xx

ALI said...

Great selections of cards Brenda, Our team moved up as well so happy bunnies here x

linda said...

all such beautiful creations, brenda. i especially like the fun gatefold card with a pretty surprise inside.

HilaryJane said...

Five amazing cards, all so different and all so good. You have been busy xx

Sarah said...

Well done Liverpool!! I was thinking of you last night Brenda!! Fab cards but you can probably guess "Stay Wild" is my favourite!! xx

Fikreta said...

these are so nice cards!

Kathleen said...

A fabulous set of cards Brenda, all with gorgeous images and colours plus super sentiments.

Chris thinks that why it may have looked not a prett game and a bit messy it was probably due to the heat, apparently it was 30 degs and it really should not have been played there as both sides were flagging.

Kath x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Another stunning set of cards Brenda, I love all the different designs and beautiful stamping.
Lorraine

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Beautiful cards! Always such 'soothing' images and colors.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A joy to visit as always to see your beautiful cards. I love them all but I especially like the one with the Poppies on and it has such a wonderful sentiment. Back off our hols yesterday afternoon, so just trying to catch up with everything today x

Linby said...

I'm sure you are still over the moon with the win -congrats!

Of course I love the poppies, the gatefold card is wonderful and I love the colours on the VI one.

Leanne Harris said...

Fabulous makes Brenda and two lovely blooms creations for Penny Black and More xxxxxx

pinky said...

Well done on the big win Brenda!! Your cards are beautiful!!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous selection Brenda really love the gatefold one and the be Bold one above it-beautiful
Carol x

Caty said...

Wooww Brenda... those cards are absolutely Gorgeous !! I love all of them, the scenes, stamps, colours, and design are Wonderful !! Love the horse´s way!
I wish you a very nice Wednesday,
Big hugs, Caty

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Brenda, back home now so popping in to say what a lovely display again.xx

KandA said...

Wow, what an amazing collection of cards and impossible to pick a favourite with all those amazing stamps and sentiments and wonderful colours xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous collection of card Brenda..as for the win..well the males in our family are Spurs fans..but congrats to your team anyway

Anne

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Brenda and I especially love the poppy card - I can see the recipient of that one getting it framed!
Hope you are well.
Hugs
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

What a beautiful array of gorgeously put together cards, B! It must be fun choosing from your amazing sentiments - your collection is always uplifting and hopeful! I especially like that your garden is extended to those of us on the internet via your posts! Beautiful creations! Thanks for your visit today - always a delight to hear from you! hugs, de

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards as every Brenda, I love all the vibrant colours. Things are getting a bit calmer with three new pets in the house. Thankfully they are all asleep finally so I have a moment to do this. lol Keep well. Hugs ANesha x

A.Rose said...

I absolutely love the poppy card. The softness of the coloring and the beautiful background make it perfect for Memorial Day here or Remembrance Day there!

Wendy L said...

John was so happy and got so very very drunk, lol. I stayed in cos I had to take his son to airport at 8.15 on Sunday, I had two very hungover passengers!!!!!!
Great cards too, xxxx

Greta said...

Hurrah for the win! Great cards, Brenda! I really love the Stay Wild card--unique & so wonderfully stamped!

Marjeta said...

Wonderful cards. Love Lavinia themed one.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous creations, Brenda! I love them all!