Saturday, 22 June 2019

Soft Pastels at Allsorts


Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts where our host is Helene who would like to see 'Soft Pastels' on our artwork. This weeks lucky winner will receive a lovely Tonic Butterfly die from Craft Stash.

It was the first inking for the above Penny Black Poppy stamp along with a new PB sentiment set. I used a mixture of sparkle pens and Distress Markers to build up the soft colours and stamped the sentiment in grey so that it was less harsh. Matted and layered in coordinating colours onto a black  landscape base card.


This was a Hochanda TV sample for Artisan Designs. I stamped and coloured the image and then cut into four using TL dies and added an extra layer of foam tape to each section to graduate the layers.

Have a good weekend everyone.
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37 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda. I've been making a few pastel cards lately, too. It's such a nice change to have soft colour, so calming. I still like 'in your face' colour, though, lol ;-)
Love your poppies and the new sentiment...please don't tempt me! I love PB words stamps. Gorgeous second card, too - haven't tried that technique for a while. You've made a wonderful example of it.
Cath x
PS Thanks for letting me know your fairy was Inkylicious - she's beautiful!

Crafting Queen said...

Two really beautiful cards. Have a great weekend. x Anesha

Marianne said...

Sweet cards, Brenda, and well done on the colouring. I do hope I will be able to do some crafting this weekend and the upcoming week, but time seems to be slipping through my fingers.
Have a good weekend!
Marianne x

Lynne said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda and love the pretty mixture of colours on the second one. Have a good weekend x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The second one is stunning, xxx

Mummylade said...

Clever idea to stamp in grey, have a nice weekend!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the layers on the second and the sentiment is so lovely. Hope you are having some good days xx

cuilliesocks said...

Just beautiful Brenda, lovely floral images and gorgeous colours, Kate x

crafty-stamper said...

Both gorgeous cards Brenda but really love the second layered one
Carol x

Lorraine said...

Beautiful floral cards Brenda, gorgeous colours and designs.Love tehm
Lorraine x

Helen said...

Fabulous cards, Brenda - love the layers on the second one!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous card with two fabulous images, great colour and design, especially love the design of the second card, such pretty colours too.

Kath x

Fikreta said...

these cards are so very butiful.
hugs

Mia said...

Both card are amazing, Brenda. I love the soft colours. Kisses, my friend.

Leanne Harris said...

Two beautiful floral samples Brenda - very nice xxxxx

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I realy like the design of the second one. Something I must try to do, it has a lovely effect with the layers. Marlies

Astrid Maclean said...

Super pretty cards like always Brenda, love them both! So pretty and summery!
Happy Sunday!

Jeni Mc said...

Both these cards are beautiful Brenda and I love the colours you have used. The technique in the second one is something I must try again . Jenix

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, bright and cheerful which goes with our weather at the moment.
Lorraine

Tracy said...

These are beautiful, I love stamping in grey, I use London Fog Memento, subtle look and it suits your card with the pretty yellow poppies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, poppies do look lovely in yellow and it's a lovely sentiment.
Love the design of the second, it works so well with those flowers.
Avril xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Due bellissime card, Brenda, i colori sono pastello, ma il giallo le rende luminose e solari! Ho sempre qualcosa da imparare da te :D Belle sfumature nella prima card e grande dimensione nella seconda, devo provare questa tecnica!
Ho avuto un weekend faticoso con l'orto, l'estate è finalmente arrivata e bisogna zappare, piantare e concimare... Il mio tavolo è pieno di lavori iniziati, spero di finirli presto e di creare anche qualcosa per il nuovo challenge.
Abbracci!

aussie aNNie said...

Two gorgeous cards B, love them both.x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a beautiful pair of cards Brenda - the second one is exquisite with the dimensional layering.
Blessings
Maxine

Tracy Welham said...

Both very pretty cards Brenda. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Gerrina said...

Both so beautiful...but with all the sunshine I love yellow more at the moment...

Stamps and Paper said...

Two sunning cards Brenda I love both of them

Anne

crafty-stamper said...

Thank you for your comments Brenda and sorry to hear about your duck and hen -nature is cruel but they have to eat,mind you broad daylight too-we have decided not to replace our ducks and only have two chickens left as one died about a month ago
Carol x

pinky said...

Beautiful creations Brenda. Love the pastels and love the layered look.

Kath said...

Fabulous cards and a lovely poppy stamp.
Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Two lovely cards. Love the happy yellow on the first and your idea of the die cutting in the second one plus it is in pink. Will let you know when parcel arrives. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous cards, B! And wonderful color choices! I haven't made a pyramid card yet, and yours looks especially beautiful! A Very Happy Birthday to you, Brenda! hugs, de

ALI said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda, beautifully coloured x

Caty said...

Wonderful cards Brenda !! Love the amazing coloured flowers, with those soft colours and love your so gorgeous designs.
Wish you a very nice weekend,
Big hugs, Caty

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful and gorgeous card Brenda
Gr Karin

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful first card and what a stunning stamped image x. Fabulous design and card number two and so very eye catching x.

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! I absolutely love the second one--an all-time favorite, for sure!