Saturday, 24 August 2019

Feminine at Allsorts and Butterfly Challenge


Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week Lynn is our host and we are going all 'Feminine' for her chosen theme and Swedish House Crafts are our sponsors. I also have a card for the current Butterfly Challenge.

Again I'm apologising from being missing from blogland, a weekend away was closely followed by what should have been a routine kidney procedure, I say should have been as it all went a bit pear shaped so not had the best of weeks and I'm back in again at the beginning of September.

I'm not convinced I like the top card, I wanted to have a go letting the inks bleed which seem to be so popular to give a watercolour effect but to me the finished article is messy. Anyhow, using my stamp platform I used my normal Distress Markers and water to stamp the Penny Black image and then sloshed.......technical term......... a bit of water around the blooms to let the colours bleed out, as I said I think it's messy rather than attractive!! And my all time favourite PB sentiment.


What with non crafty things taking up my time lately I've not joined in the Butterfly Challenge for a few weeks but was determined to keep my promise and join in the current one where the Butterfly Wheel offers: Key Lime, Kraft, Kinetic, Knots, Kobi (Pink/Lavender), Kobe (Dark Burgundy) and of course a Butterfly or two. And I've got them all albeit the key lime is a tad tenuous just added to parts of the stamped images. The DP's take in the other colours, the base card is Kraft, a TL dies provide the Kinetics, ribbons tied with a knot and Butterflies on the stamps which are both Chocolate Baroque.

This is one of my recent Hochands samples for Stamp Addicts, the show was all about inchies and twinchies and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed working on these samples and I especially love the beautiful Muse image from Judikins. I covered six inchies with G45 papers and stamped onto three of them, mounted all onto the base card and stamped and cut out a Butterfly from the same stamp set.

Happy weekend all and I'm hoping lots of our will join in our theme this time round, remember you have two weeks to enter.
 
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34 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I’m sorry to read that things didn’t get sorted for you and that you have to go back in September. Fingers crossed that all goes well then. Beautiful cards and the first one is actually my favourite. I think the stamp that you’ve used is perfect for the water colour technique, great colour palette too. Enjoy your weekend my friend and I wish you lots of happy crafting x x

kiwimeskreations said...

So sorry to hear things went pear shaped for you - not good!! :(.
Loving your cards - I understand what you are saying about the first card, but for all that it is gorgeous. The kinetic card is delightful, and the final card using the muse image is amazing.
Blessings and prayers
Maxine

Lynne said...

Sorry to hear your procedure didn't go as planned Brenda, here's hoping they sort it properly next time. All your cards are so pretty and I personally like the effect of the top one. Have a good weekend x

Gerrina said...

Three so different cards...and all with it's own feel... Love the CAS-style on the first and the painted look of the flowers. The 2nd is so beautifully combined and the third has a modern-vintage feel (if you can understand thet) that I like... Hope you have time to enjoy the sunny weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Babs said...

I think your first card is beautiful Brenda and the colours have blended nicely, and your sentiment is a favourite of mine too..a beautiful selection of cards, sorry to hear you havnt had the best of weeks but hope your feeling better soon..
Babs x

KarinsArtScrap said...

you have made gorgeous cards Brenda and great designs

Gr Karin

Helen said...

hope you feel better soon, 3 points later will help! I think the top card is my favourite of the 3 but they're all fab.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi Brenda, fabulous cards as always, I love the watercolour one at the top of your post the colours are gorgeous.
Sorry to hear that things didn't go well at the hospital but hope you are feeling okay now.
Lorraine

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda especially your butterfly challenge one, the colours on your image are so delicate and the card design is fab. Sorry to read you had problems at your hospital appointment and hope you are now feeling better. Lots of sunshine here all day today so been sitting outside listening to the cricket, reading and generally relaxing.

Pat xx

Joan said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the water colour effect on the first one. Sorry your hospital visit didn't go well, hope it hoes better in September


Joan x

HilaryJane said...

I really do like the first one. The extra water gives it a lovely soft feel, not messy at all. Sorry to hear of your mishap with your procedure, I hope they get it all sorted out in good time for you xx

Viv said...

Feel for you B... 3 more though should make you forget about things for a little while!
Another lovely array of pretty cards. x

Wendy L said...

All the cards are lovely Brenda, too self critical!!!
Sorry the check up didn't go too well, xxx

Leanne Harris said...

I love all of these Brenda and that PB floral one is beautifully - I love inkiness as you are well aware and the wishy washy effect of this one softens it perfectly - it's beautiful. I've got everything crossed that your return trip for your kidney procedure is successful next time for you, sending lots of love as always xxxx

Kathleen said...

Three super cards and especially love the first card, a super image and great colours and of course your favourite sentiment stamp.
Great delicate colours and lovely images on the second card with a lovely shape of card.
Love the pink and green colour combination on the third card.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Ciao Brenda, mi dispiace che all'ospedale qualcosa sia andato storto! Speriamo che a Settembre la procedura per i reni vada a buon fine! Dita incrociate per te! Un po' di riposo magari ti aiuta!
L'effetto della prima card è molto interessante, forse renderebbe ancora di più aggiungendo acqua colorata anche lontano dai fiori, sullo sfondo. Comunque la card è bellissima e fiori e i colori che hai usato sono stupendi!! Ognuno è molto critico con il suo lavoro, vero? :)
La card per il Butterfly challenge è molto elegante e secondo me ha anche uno stile molto inglese. :)
La terza card è delicata e davvero molto femminile! Mi piace molto il timbro e la farfalla con i dettagli glitterati e le antenne di filo metallico è il dettaglio perfetto!
Un abbraccio

Crafting Queen said...

So sorry you have had a bad time. Hope tings improve. I love the first card, it's beautiful. Have a great week. Hugs Anesha x

crafty-stamper said...

Sorry to hear you had problems athosp and hope you get sorted in Sep.All your cards are beautiful and before I read you post I loved the watercolour effect on the first-great fold on the middle one too
Carol x

Craftyfield said...

I understand where you come from with the "messy" first card Brenda, but no, it is beautiful and has the watercolour look you were after. If you want to try a different technique, spritz the paper lightly before stamping (use watercolour paper).
Shame things didn't go as planned and you have to go to hospital again. Hope you are making the most of this unusually glorious British Bank Holiday!! xx

Ellibelle said...

All such pretty cards, Brenda. I do like how you watercolor effect card turned out with that beautiful stamp and gorgeous colors!
I'm sorry to hear the procedure didn't turn out as it should have!

pinky said...

Sounds like you are having a rough ride again Brenda. Keeping everything crossed for you. I am just loving your cards today especially that first one!! By the way what you thought was DPs on my snowman card is actually two stamps ;)

Mrs A. said...

So sorry to hear that your op didn't go quite according to plan. Hope your feeling a bit more yourself now. Love this butterfly kinetic card.All parts of the wheel present and correct. Thankyou for taking the time out to enter my challenge. I like the second butterfly fly card. The image Imediatly made me think of Charlotte Bronte. Hugs Mrs A.,

Tina Z. said...

I hope you are feeling better now. I like all your cards, they are so perfectly designed. And I love the first one with watercoloured effects.
Crafty hugs xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Brenda, I'm sorry you're not feeling so well. Get well soon for you.
Your cards are beautiful as always!
Greetings Carola

Sarah said...

Sorry to read that you have had another setback Brenda but hope the outcome is more positive next month. I love these feminine makes, so pretty xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning cards B, love them all and oh dear get well soon.xx

KandA said...

Hi Brenda, I'm so sorry to hear you're not having the best of times healthwise and I hope they get things sorted for you.
Three fabulous feminine cards but I really love he first one with it's beautiful colours and the super sentiment. Take care xx

Greta said...

Beautiful feminine cards, Brenda! When an image comes out too messy for my liking, I add another stamped layer without adding water for a more defined outline. Hope you're doing better--sorry the kidney procedure didn't go as planned.

rachel said...

these are so very beautiful - I especially love the first one - truely stunning! Big hugs my lovely xx

Mervi said...

All three cards are so beautiful and feminine.
Sorry for my late comment, been so busy again;-))m

ALI said...

Sorry another set back Brenda, you'll get there x
Love the cards x

Fikreta said...

Wonderful cards!
hugs

Lorraine said...

Oh Brenda, I'm sorry to read things haven't gone too well recently. I have everything crossed for you for September.
I love the top card it's so pretty and the colours are gorgeous
Lorraine x

Inkypinkydelights said...

It’s been a long time Brenda, or it seems like it. Your work is as lovely as ever. I see you are still struggling and do feel for you. Lovely to visit your blog again. Judy x