Saturday, 16 May 2020

I got inky at long last!!


Good morning, I hope everyone is safe and well. We are mid way through our current challenge at Allsorts with out Anything Goes theme so I thought I would share another creation with you as............yeah.........I got inky this week!! So for the first time in absolute weeks I have a brand new make, not to everyones taste but it made me happy.


All the stamps are Chocolate Baroque which have featured on recent Hochanda shows, I love the ability to just stamp them randomly and still come out with something that is pleasing to the eye - well my eye anyhow. The Butterfly was stamped onto acetate and as you can see I just used half of it raising it with some gel. Background Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair for the sentiment and circles and Stayzon for the Butterfly.

And a few more photos from my garden wanderings.............

An early self set Digitalis growing in totally the wrong place as they do

Viburnum Opulus Roseum and two yellow posers

Red Hawthorn Pauls Scarlet tree
Ceanothus Concha standard tree

Jasmin Fragrant Evergreen Viburnum

Have a sunny and safe weekend everyone.

 

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42 comments:

Lorraine said...

Woo hoo - inky at last and what a beautiful card it is. I LOVE the butterfly and gorgeous colour sceme. It is sooo pretty.
Keep getting inky Brenda!
Hugs
Lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

This project is so pretty, inky, fabulous and lovely colours used, love your style and designing.

Crafting Queen said...

Clapping here, that's great news. Love this the colours and the design just works so well. Glad to see you creating again. Hugs to those cute doggies. Anesha x

Helen said...

Well done! I love that vibrant pink, it's gorgeous. Thanks for the pics from the garden, I love the ceanothus (a favourite of mine)

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous with that beautiful butterfly. You only have to make yourself happy so you were successful!!! You have such awesome yard to journey through - just love it. Brenda life is too short so live it to the fullest and enjoy what you do.

Babs said...

This is so beautiful with a mix of yummy colours , love the butterfly and how you have placed it , so happy you enjoyed yourself making this card . You have a beautiful garden Brenda your shrubs and trees look amazing in all its glory..
Happy Crafting & weekend stay safe
Babs x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Looks like you had great fun doing this gorgeous card Brenda. Glad your Mojo is returning. You garden/orchard photos are gorgeous. How luck you are to have a big garden to wander around.

Sue xx

Carole Pollard said...

Love your new make and glad you found the time was right to ink again The stamps and design are something I really like Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos such stunning plants and colours Stay safe Love and hugs Carole x

Vicky Hayes said...

Hurrah! *throws hat in the air* So happy you were able to get inky again Brenda! I like the collage styling and the butterfly is a stunning focal point. Thanks for letting us wander through your garden with you. That IS an early foxglove isn't - I just cannot grow these for some reason. All the flowers looking gorgeous, not to mention your little yellow friends 'looking at you with their noses'! Here's to more crafting! Vicky x

Viv said...

Your ceanothus tree is amazing B! (oh and the card ain't bad either....!!!) xx

Wendy L said...

It is my taste, love it Brenda.
Love the plants, I used to have a massive Ceanothus when I lived in a cottage in the country, loved my garden in those days long gone, xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a striking colour scheme Brenda and lovely to hear that you have been enjoying yourself. Beautiful photos of your garden too.
Lorraine

Cath Wilson said...

I've seen a lot of that purple-blue flowering tree lately and suspected it may be a form of Ceanothus - it's so beautiful. Thanks for confirming that :-) Love all your 'garden' flowers...

...but oh your inky piece is gorgeous. It looks free flowing and very inky and lots and lots of fun! I've been using those two colours, too, strangely - in fact, I took a photo of the sheets of card I ended up with because they were gorgeous. SO pleased for you but most of all because you ENJOYED it, which is the most important thing. I hope it did you good ;-) Yay for you and long may it continue!
Cath x

Mrs.B said...

A lovely inky creation Brenda and I love the colour combination and that gorgeous floating butterfly.
Lovely photos from your garden and the Ceanothus is stunning.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Brenda, your card is fabulous, your inking was well worth you getting inky for and your images are lovely.
What gorgeous photos of your garden, beautiful colours and love the foxglove. Your dogs are gorgeous too, Kate x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Brenda and fabulous garden

gr karin

ALI said...

Love your inky cards and I also love your photographs!

pinky said...

wow that's a real showstopper Brenda and the colour is so gorgeous!! Loving your garden photos, must be very relaxing out there.

Fikreta said...

oh its so pretty!
so very beautiful flowers you have!
hugs

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I’m very happy to read that you’ve been getting inky again and your card is fabulous Brenda. I love your photos too. Crafty hugs, Sandra xx

Marjeta said...

This is beautiful card. Love vibrant colors you used.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Brenda, I love the background you create and gorgeous stamps and design, the butterfly is beautiful..as are your fur babies and gardens..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colour mix, pink and turquoise, looks stunning, great sentiments and a lovely image.
Fabulous photo's too.

Kath x

Carole said...

Lovely inky arty card Brenda and so glad you are back making again. Love your garden, it must be such a pleaasurable haven. Hugs xx

Mrs A. said...

What a fab idea to just use half of the butterfly on this lovely inky background. certainly my colours. hugs Mrs A.

Craftyfield said...

I can hear a sigh of relief from everyone... Your mojo came back renewed Brenda! What a great make, I love these stamps and the Mixed Media vibe and the fresh and clean colours too. I bet you will enjoy the coming sunny days in your beautiful garden with the friendly labs. x

Marlies said...

A very pretty card in lovely bright and cheerful colours. Your garden looks realy beautiful. Marlies x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great card and lovely pics. I love foxgloves

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your artsy card Brenda, and how wonderful for you to be able to get inky again. Loving your garden photos - they are amazing
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Stamps and Paper said...

Your colours are amazing on your card Brenda they all blend so well...thank you for sharing your lovely garden photos

Anne

Pat said...

Oh I do love your card Brenda, beautiful colours and images, makes me want to have a go at getting messy but it always ends up just looking messy and goes in the bin. Beautiful photos too. Hope you are having a good weekend, quite cool and cloudy here. Ta,e care.

Pat xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Brenda I am thrilled that you have found your mojo again and got inky this is a wonderful creation the stamps you have used are fabulous it looks full of gorgeous texture, I love the picture of your dogs also the amazing garden well done
keep safe
hugs
lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and brilliant background Brenda love the beautiful butterfly and background stamps
Carol x

Ellibelle said...

It's definitely one pleasing to by eye, Brenda. So happy to hear you got to get inky and what a beauty you created!
Your garden looks absolutely wonderful too! Loving those blue trees!

Gail said...

The card is lovely, and the garden pictures are too!

Caty said...

Your page is Amazing Brenda !! I really love this so bright and happy background and the beautiful butterfly. Your garden is fantastic, with lots of flowers, and Lovely your dogs, adorable both !
I wish you a very nice new weekdn, stay safe and
big hugs, Caty

KandA said...

Well it was certainly worth the wait Brenda. I love what you've created and it really is pleasing to the eye. Fabulous colours and stamping xx

Linby said...

It makes me so happy to see this post and your inkiness! Lovely card and such beautiful photos too.

Greta said...

Happy you were able to get creative again, Brenda! Gorgeous sample of collage stamping--love the colors! Fun to see your garden pictures!

Tina Z. said...

wow, so many beautiful photos, I love your stunning plants and trees.
And I love your colourful card, so refreshing.
hugs xx

HilaryJane said...

I think this is a great card. the butterfly lifting off the page makes it really special and I love the vibrant colours. Thanks for sharing your sunny garden pictures too and you know the name of your shrubs and trees, very impressive xx

Gerrina said...

Haven't been good in commeting last week(s)... Got spending more and more time outside enjoying the little space that was 'open' for us here and have been off a few days, what made that a lot of my work pilled up... As always it is great to see your work! And I'm glad you got inky again! Love that bit grungy style and the bright colour! Hugs, Gerrina