Sunday, 6 October 2019

Flowers and Autumn leaves


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Trees and/or Leaves' and 'Pretty in Pink' as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both. Further down you will also find my Chocolate Baroque shares from my post over on the DT blog.

I've seen the above background technique used a few times recently so thought I would give it a go. I used linen card and scored the lines then dragged two colours of distress ink down the card in the same direction as the grooves. Next I stamped the Penny Black blossoms inking direct to stamp and then the sentiment using a grey ink rather than black to achieve a softer look.


The above is a rather last minute make for this Thursday's Stamp Addicts show on Hochanda, the stamps really are hot of the press and only arrived with me a couple of days ago, but as Stamp Addicts are our sponsor at Stamping Sensations this month I obviously wanted to make one of my samples Autumnal to fit with the theme. The image is a new one from Teri Sherman and although I'm not into colouring I did rather enjoy using this one. It's a small canvas covered with acrylic paint, the image stamped and coloured in with a mixture of mediums, leaves stencilled with texture paste, chipboard leaves and toadstools and a computer generated piece of poetry. There are some lovely new stamps in the show including a beautiful winter scene perfect for Christmas cards so make a note ti tune in.


Some Fairy magic for my second (original) Stamping Sensations share, a distress ink background using a torn paper and masks, stamped the Lavinia Fairy, Trees, Ivy and sentiment with Versafine Clair, then the flowers in the foreground using Versamark and heat embossed with some orange EP. Finally some liquid pearls around the Ivy.


Lesley launched lots of new stamps in the September Hochanda shows and these are a few of my samples I created for the shows which I also shared on the Chocolate Baroque blog yesterday, the new stamp sets are: Happy Flowers DayCelebration BouquetFiligree Trading Hearts and Geometric Trading Hearts


Details of what I used on each sample are the the blog link above.



I do hope you will come and joining in our challenges this month.
 
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42 comments:

Wendy L said...

All so beautiful Brenda, xxxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. we had a lucky escape yesterday!!

Glennis F said...

A great variety Brenda, and all so lovely

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what fab cards, the top one is my fave.

Mrs A. said...

My gosh , you have been so busy making all these gorgeous cards. I think my favourite has to be the pink hearts card one before last. Hugs Mrs A.

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Brenda what an amazing collection of beautiful cards...just cant choose a favourite

Anne

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige allemaal je heb goed je best gedaan.
Groetjes Gerrie

aussie aNNie said...

Hi B, wow you sure know how to produce gorgeous cards and these are just beautiful.xx

Lynne said...

All fabulous cards Brenda and I love the colours of your fairy card x

Sally H said...

wow, wow, wow, Brenda! You have made some absolute stunners here! I love them all, but especially that Snakes head fritillary from Chocolate Baroque! Absolutely gorgeous xxx

Viv said...

Fabulous as ever Brenda - 3 is 3 and who cares if pen or not???? !!!!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a stunningly beautiful collection of cards. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite as they are all fabulous. You've been a very busy and creative lady xx

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning selection Brenda great tip for background on the first love all the stamps and designs especially the beautiful snakes head flowers -I have a couple of the delicate plants in the garden
Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! A stunning post filled with gorgeous cards and projects Brenda.
Lorraine

Lynne K said...

A fabulous selection of cards, Brenda, each so different yet all so beautiful. Like Sally, the one with the fritillaries is my favourite. Might have to investigate that stamp! x

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, you have been busy. Love your cards. Have a great week. Hugs Anesha

Ellibelle said...

These are all so beautiful! You are so creative, I love how you used all these stamps. Beautiful scenes and collages. And I definitely need to try that background technqique from your first card.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a good week!

Marlies said...

These are all beautiful Brenda. I especially like the first one. I like the effect of the background you made and you used a lovely flower stamp. Great sentiment too! Marlies

scrAPpamondo said...

Ciao Brenda, che favolosa collezione di nuove creazioni!!
Avevo già visto in blogland la tecnica che hai usato per il background della prima card e mi è piaciuta molto, ma non l'ho mai provata. La tua card è molto fresca e delicata, grigio e rosa sono colori che amo vedere insieme!
Il canvas autunnale è molto allegro e caldo, hai colorato davvero bene la ragazza e amo lo sfondo con le texture!! Tutte le tue card con i timbri di Lavinia sono magiche...!! Bellissima, e la fata che "semina" è perfetta in questa stagione :)
Ho visto e commentato le tue card per Cioccolato Barocco sul loro blog, sono favolose! Sai che amo molto verde e rosa insieme e quei due fiori legati dal twine, con quello sfondo stupendo, catturano davvero gli occhi... starei ore lì a guardare quella card!!! :D

Un abbraccio

pinky said...

Wow, pretty amazing cards as always Brenda. Your attention to detail is not lost in these photos. Love them.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous selection of cards Brenda, love the first pink one. background looks lovely, a technique I've been meaning to try.
Love the CB with the Fritillary (one of my favourite Spring flowers) love the colours you used.
Avril xx

ALI said...

Stunning collection Brenda, some beautiful artwork! x

Gerrina said...

Wow what a treath so many beauties together! I can't even begin to pick a favorite, their are too many! And you have inspired me to use the one on the first CB-card again! Never thought about using that one in a more Art Journal/MM-way... Hugs, Gerrina

Carole said...

You have bee a productive lady Brenda! All these are stunning but the one that stands out for me is the fritillary (? spelling on that one) card...roll on spring too! xx

Mervi said...

Such a fabulous set of cards, you've been busy bee;-))m

cuilliesocks said...

Your cards as always Brenda are stunning. Beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

Vicky Hayes said...

Gracious Brenda, this is like opening a box of the most sumptuous chocolates - impossible to choose! I absolutely love the first card and that scoring technique with the distress inks looks fun (distress inks are definitely on my wish list now!) and the snakes head fritillary card is a wow too :)

Kathleen said...

They are all really super cards, some great images, backgrounds and colours.

Kath x

Joan said...

All beautiful Brenda but the outstanding one to me is the one with the Fritillaries, the colours match the background so beautifully and that stamp us shouting BUY ME to me !


Joan

Linby said...

wow you have been busy, so much inspiration. I must try that first technique with the scoring - looks so effective and the sentiment in grey is the perfect touch.

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Brenda - these cards are amazing - love the variety of stamps, colours and styles you have used over the range of them, especially some of the stencilled backgrounds - just wish I had bottomless pockets....
Blessings
Maxine

Leanne Harris said...

Gorgeous makes Brenda and a very pretty one for PB xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards they each one are so different Brenda

Gr Karin

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a fabulous collection of beautiful cards Brenda.

Sue xx

Tracy Welham said...

Wow so many beautiful creations, Brenda. I really love the Autumnal one, my favourite season. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Sarah said...

Wow, what a wonderful selection of cards xx

Caty said...

Those cards are all Gorgeous Brenda !! I looove them all, the colours, backgrounds, texture, stamps and quotes are really espectacular !! Wonderful designs, Great Art !
I wish you a very nice afternoon, and send
Big hugss
Caty

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous collection of cards, Brenda! You are so talented and I love how each creation is so different!
Hugs
Carol x

Tracy said...

There all gorgeous Brenda, I tried that fake wood technique, mine was a disaster. Yours is fantastic, looks brilliant.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous cards!

linda said...

All beautiful cards and the grey ink for the sentiment is lovely!

Ewelina Nowak said...

So beautiful works
I like it all :)
hugs xx