Saturday, 7 September 2019

Fanciful bird, Butterflies and Faeries

Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our host this week is Helene and the theme of 'Autumn'. This week winner will receive a store voucher from JMC Designs.

Before telling you about my creation, a quick thank you for all the kind wishes and enquiries about my kidney procedure, I'm pleased to report that all went to plan this time and I was home the same day, one more repeat of the same in two weeks then another CT scan to see the outcome.

Back to Allsorts, I've known Julia the artist behind JMC Designs as a blogging friend for many years, so when she approached me after the launch of her on line store and asked about being a sponsor I was keen to help. And in so doing have stepped well outside my comfort zone by not only using digital images but colouring them in as well!!

I've never made any secret that I'm no colourist but I've given it my best shot! The image at the top is called Sarah who I coloured with Inktense Pencils, added some stencilling with DI and a Penny Black sentiment.

Warmed Cardamom above is a brand new release from Julia this week and you will find along with all her other images here, Julia has also created a sentiment sheet to go with these Autumnal images and I used on on the above card. This time I coloured in with my new Arteza brush pens, not entirely happy with how they worked and the bodice is a bit blotchy but it's early days with them.

I also have a card which I created for the new Butterfly Challenge and it's been pointed out to me that it also fits over at the Lavinia World Challenges so I am linking up there as well.

I succumbed........yet some new Lavinia stamps and used them along with a few older ones including the Lunar Flowers which I adore, to create my scene. When I saw Semira this new Fairy I could envisage her with a kaleidoscope of Butterflies drifting from her outstretched hand which is how I have stamped the two images. The Butterfly Wheel requirements this time are: |Lapis Lazuli, Laser Lemon, Languid Lavender, Layers, Lace, Lattices and of course a Butterfly. The Lemon and Lavender are the inks used on the background, the Fairy, Butterflies, tiny Bunny and Tree are heat embossed with Judikins Lapis Lazuli EP, my layers come in the form of the larger Butterfly which is made up of two different sized Chocolate Baroque stamps, lace along the top and I inked a lattice stencil onto the background........but I'm not totally sure if this is what Mrs A is looking for so that one might be a tad tenuous.

Just a reminder that at Allsorts we are back to normal weekly challenges now the holiday period is over so I do hope you will join us. Have a good weekend everyone.
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Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the fancy bird on the top one and your colouring on the pumpkin spice card looks fabulous, you should definitely do more. You are the Queen of the fairy it!
Lorraine x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear B, glad you’re going along okay and pray the rest of process goes well for you too.
Some lovely cards, of course, whether in your comfort zone or not, they’ve come up very well indeed.

I’m not sure why, but your latest post came up on my sidebar, and I clicked on it, just the latest post not general bloglink but specific one .. it took me from your desktop one to a mobile one, which doesn’t normally happen on iPad Safari I’m using.
Also when tried to open comments there were not available just what’s at bottom of blog about leaving comment etc. just thought there maybe some glitch and you maybe down on comments??
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful cards Brenda - love the top one particularly! Well done on taking up the challenge of working with digi's.
So pleased to hear the kidney procedure went well - praying that the scan shows a great improvement for you

Craftyfield said...

Both lovely cards Brenda. Colouring with water based markers is very difficult, you need a good watercolour paper, otherwise it's all dry by the time you want to blend and the paper is liable to pill… Enjoy your weekend!

Lynne said...

Love your autumnal colour choice Brenda and your colouring looks fabulous to me. Your fairy card is amazing, so much detail and fab colours too x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda I think it does us good to step out of our comfort zones from time to time. I find the problems with colouring is finding a card that suits the medium that you are using. I love your card using the new Lavinia stamps. They were in my basket the morning that they were released, although I've not used them yet.

Sue xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi B. Just want to explain re comment earlier.
Discovered it’s an Apple quirk in Safari called Reader View.
Have worked out how to turn it off, by dint of being stubborn and hunting and hunting.

I’ve now turned it off for all websites.
Don’t you love how they bring things in you dont want, apply them randomly, and drive you to distraction trying to find out how to get rid of it.

It’s easy to turn back on too..

It’s up next to all websites names that have the address. Seems to only work if you link over to specific link not general blog link the symbol is four lines kind of like a music bar minus one line next to links name, hold it down to turn it either on or off as it comes up.
Hug Shaz.x 😉😆😁❤️

Viv said...

Another wonderful array of loveliness B! (And not like you to succumb to Lavinia stamps either is it?????)
Julia's images are quirky and fun and you've done a great job. (I too am still practicing with the Arteza!)

Linby said...

I love how you used the digis. Did you cut the second one with a digital cutter? It's so neat!
The colours on your lavinia card are so pretty, I would not of thought of putting those together but it works so well.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I'm really pleased to read that the procedure went well for you this time Brenda and that they finally seem to be sorting it for you. You've done a great job with the digital images and I love the Autumnal colours. Your Lavinia card is gorgeous! I absolutely adore the new Zamira stamp and it's another one on my wish list...… roll on Christmas ;) Have a great weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra xx

aussie aNNie said...

Firsty B, good to read all went well with your procedure, keeping well wishes in front for the future.
Fabulous post, just love each and every one...xx

Sarah said...

So pleased to hear that everything went as planned this time Brenda and that your visit was a short one. You have embraced the coloured digital world brilliantly although I was not surprised to see the gorgeous fairy inkyness at the end of the post!! Gorgeous cards xx

Cath Wilson said...

That's really good news about your procedure, Brenda - I'm sorry I haven't been able to keep up to date with blogs at all the past few months - but strangely enough, I've been thinking of (and praying for) you a lot, so God knew! I really hope this will go some of the way at least to fixing the long term problems and that you will really notice the difference!

I'm amazed that you've succumbed to digital 'stamps', lol - I just can't bring myself to do it! Maybe it's because I used to digitally design stamps and so it feels like cheating, but I love the skills involved in using real, tangible stamps, and getting past their limitations with all the various techniques. I just find that so satisfying. BUT you've made a wonderful job of them and they really ARE lovely designs. Can't believe you achieved such pale colour with Inktense - your colouring is wonderful. That's another skill that only grows with practice but you seem to have nailed it to me. You're not the first I've heard unfavourable reviews of Arteza from. Thnk I'll stick with my Tombows and alcohol inks, though I usually watercolour with Tombows if I'm honest.

All your cards are gorgeous. as usual - inky delight. I LOVE your Lavinia card - I missed her - oh dear! The LW Challenge is always ATG, so that's a great one for you - and me when I'm able to stamp regularly! It's absolutely gorgeous, in such unusual shades, too.
Stay well and enjoy what you have :-)
Cath x

Wendy L said...

They all look fab Brenda, xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Brenda, I've been missing this last week so didn't know about your kidney procedure, so pleased to hear it's going well.
Your cards are wonderful, I love the images and your colouring is lovely, nothing wrong with it at all. Super designs too, Kate x

Caty said...

OOhh your cards are so Amazing Brenda !! Love them, but specialy the last one, with this wonderful fairy stamp and butterflies!! It is Gorgeous, love the colours chosen and the great butterfly, beautiful quote.
I wish you a very nice weekend,
Big hugs, Caty

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, your fairy scene looks amazing!
So glad you had a good outcome at the hospital too.

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous creations, you colouring is fabulous and you have used some really gorgeous colours.
Brilliant designs and backgrounds.

Kath x

Julie Odil said...

These are gorgeous! I am so glad you chose to link up with us at the Lavinia World Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

Carole said...

What ever you do Brenda, you do with such artistic talent...even when as you say you are out of your comfort zone! I really like your autumnal colouring of these definitely different images! As for the Lavinia stamp..isn't she lovely and of course you have made her the focal point of a beautiful card. xx

Ellibelle said...

All such beautiful cards Brenda. Super images, the bird especially looks gorgeous and I think you've colored them both beautifully. And another fabulous Lavinia creation, I still haven't used all the ones I purchased last time, so no new ones for me.

Marlies said...

Glad to hear that all went well with your kidney procedure Brenda. Your cards are beautiful. Your colouring of the digital looks great. I love the last card with the Lavinia stamps, A wonderful fairytale scene! Marlies x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao Brenda, innanzitutto sono molto contenta di sapere che in ospedale è andato tutto bene e che sei a casa!!!
Poi volevo ringraziarti per i tuoi gentili commenti sul mio blog, anche a nome di Aurora :)
Che dire delle tue cards di oggi? Ogni volta mi stupisci con le tue bellissime creazioni!!! Uscire dai soliti schemi è sempre difficile, ma tu sei riuscita a dare vita alle belle immagini digitali e mi piace molto come hai colorato, specialmente la prima card, con le luci e ombre! Mi piace tanto quel delizioso layering a stencil che fa uno splendido contrasto con quello di juta!!
Amo decisamente tantissimo l'ultima card, la mia preferita di questo post! Mi sono innamorata di Zemira la prima volta che l'ho vista sul blog di Lavinia e prima o poi soccomberò all'acquisto... :D Bellissima card, con le farfalle che volano via dalla sua mano aperta e quella vegetazione tutta intorno!!!!!
Lo stencil, la luna e il terreno del background creano una scena davvero magica con quei fantastici colori e le deliziose farfalle Cioccolato Barocco!!! Anche tu sei magica a creare queste scene!!!! :D E quel sentiment in rima è davvero meraviglioso!!!
Un abbraccio, buona Domenica!!

Fikreta said...

hi Brenda
these are very beautiful cards

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi Brenda you have made gorgeous cards love your lavinia cards.

Gr Karin

Tracy said...

You've done a brilliant job with the digi's, and the colouring is fab too. I love the new Lavinia stamps, especially Zemira, what a gorgeous creation you have done and the colour combo is so pretty.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

crafty-stamper said...

Glad to hear your kidney procedure went to plan this time and fingers crossed for your scan.Love all your stamps and backgrounds and your colouring looks fine to me
Carol x

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm intrigued by Julia's quirky designs Brenda - I've not seen anything like them before. I think you've made a great job of colouring them and I am in awe of your stencilling! The fairy and butterfly card is wonderfully mystic and I love the colours you've blended so beautifully.
Glad to hear all is going well with your kidney procedure and hope it all continues well :)

Tracy Welham said...

Smashing cards Brenda, love those JMC designs and the Lavinia Stamps. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

Very pretty work. Thank you for crafting with us at Lavinia World. Vicki-DT

Anne Temple said...

Wow, all of these are gorgeous! I'm SO glad you decided to join us for the Lavinia World Challenges #9! We hope to see more of your beautiful projects in the future :-)

Mrs A. said...

I love the beautiful fairy card. The colours are gorgeous as is the design. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, my fave is the first;-))m

Crafting Queen said...

love your cards Brenda. Love your colouring! Have a great week. Hugs Aneshax

Lori Kobular said...

All your cards are wonderful! But my favorite is the Fairy with the butterflies! What an enchanting and magical scene you have created! The colors are awesome! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

Lena said...

Beautiful card! Love the magical scene you created and the lovely colours you used to do so. So glad you joined us at Lavinia World Challenges. We hope to see you again soon.
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena ~ DT
Lavinia World
Lena’s Creations

Pat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the whimsical designs on the first two and you have coloured them beautifully. Glad the procedure went well.

Pat xx

Gerrina said...

These didies are so dreamy and fresh at the same time and your colouring adds so good into that! I love how you coloured them...liking the softnes you add!
Glad the procedure went well and I will cross my fingers the next one will too and it will do your kidneys all the good they need!
About the Gelliplate; I'll sent you an a-mail (to much to put here) about my working with it...
Sorry for the late responding; life got so bussy that I took a mini-brak from blogging and commenting. Wish you a lot of energy and sending hugs, Gerrina

ALI said...

Stunning collection Brenda.

pinky said...

Beautiful, but very different for you Brenda and as usual you added the Mrs B flare to each one. Glad all went to plan and here's to a quick improvement!!

Greta said...

The first 2 cards are fun images & your butterfly card is so beautiful!