Sunday, 6 September 2020

Curiosity is the key.........and now all is revealed


Time for our new monthly challenges at Stamping Sensation and We Love Chocolate Baroque........yes a whole new direction for us and I have to say it's been a pretty manic week or so putting everything in place, not helped by Blogger repeatedly trying to change to the new format. You can read more on the challenge blog. Our themes are 'The Great Outdoors' and 'Wings with an Anything Goes option' and of course great prizes to be won.

A heads up that Lesley of Chocolate Baroque will be launching a One Day Special on Hochanda TV at 6pm Wednesday with some must have stamps.

It had to be a Butterfly and lots of inkiness for my Chocolate Baroque challenge creation. Oxides were added from a piece of acetate to get a more controlled application, worker stamps from Make your Mark which is becoming one of my most used CB sets, the beautiful Butterfly from Tangled Garden and inspirational quote from Artistic Affirmations stamped onto vellum and cut into three. To finish some index clips.


My Stamping Sensations scene uses Penny Black stamps, Distress Inks to build up the background, a masked sun and an Emerson computer generated sentiment printed in white onto back card.

I do hope you will join us this month and look forward to visiting all your entries.
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37 comments:

Leanne Harris said...

Two gorgeous makes Brenda, congratulations on the new CB Challenge launch and thanks for all your hard work - we made it!!!!! xxxx

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for all you done;-))m

Marlies said...

2 beautiful elegant and stylish cards. Lovely colours and design on the first and a wonderful peaceful scene on the second one. Marlies x

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, and i will be popping over to the blog to have a look see
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Very elegant cards, lovely inking and gorgeous stamps used too.
Lorraine

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, beautiful butterfly, gorgerous scene you have created on the second I love all the birds sitting on the wire. Thanks for the comment, I worry about the safety at school and with the three older granddaughters off to University in two weeks that's a worry too. Take care, enjoy the weekend.

Pat xx

Viv said...

Great makes B- Good Luck with the CB Blog!
Oh and I hope the second 45 is the yardstick not the first! x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Una bellissima notizia, Brenda!! Amo molto i timbri di CB, quindi penso che questa scelta è stata ottima.
Due card molto diverse per inaugurare il challenge, entrambe stupende. Il sentiment diviso sulle strisce di vellum e le clips si armonizzano benissimo con la grande farfalla tangled e lo sfondo fantasioso!
Il sentiment nella seconda card è da tenere bene in mente in questo periodo, è difficile trovare la pace interiore in questa assurda situazione in cui tutto il mondo è caduto. I tuoi sfondi scenici con le silouettes di animali mi piacciono sempre tantissimo e questo non è un'eccezione!
Un grande abbraccio e grazie per i complimenti ad Aurora, ne è stata felice, per lei (e anche per me) sei sempre un mito! :D

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful makes Brenda and exciting news! Goo Luck with the new CB challenge blog.
Hugs, Avril xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two fabulous makes Brenda. I'm really thrilled about the new challenge and I have a growing collection of Chocolate Baroque stamps, perfect. Both cards are beautiful and I've just made a few Chrismas cards using the 'Restful' stamp, I love it and I love your card too xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beautiful cards. I thought the new blogger is the only option now. I have got used to it

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful creations. Have a great weekend.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.

linda said...

two beautiful cards, Brenda! the first is so cheery and the second so peaceful and both lovely backgrounds! thanks for all your work on this new adventure!

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Brenda. Xxx

Kathleen said...

Two really gorgeous creations Brenda, super images and fabulous backgrounds and gorgeous colours, the arrow on the first card made me smile. Thank you for your patience.

Kath x

Linby said...

Love all the different elements on your first card and it looks so cheerful with the yellow. Your second card is amazing, love how you achieved the differing sky colouring.

KarinsArtScrap said...

you have made a beautiful and a gorgeous card Brenda
Gr Karin

Craftyfield said...

I love both cards but the scenic card stole my heart... x

Lisa Lynn said...

Oh my these are both gorgeous. You are just amazing with your inks and stamping. You always impress me!

Iri said...

Очень красиво!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Brenda. The butterfly card has such bright zingy colours and the scene is beautiful.

Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards and love the butterfly one...also love your post below with that gorgeous round card and stunning butterfly..xx

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful creations, Brenda! I'm loving the CB butterfly and a beautiful scene using PB stamps.
Sounds like the change is off to a great start and I will enjoy seeing what everyone will be coming up with! Well done keeping the challenge blog running!

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations on having Chocolate Baroque as the new sponsor. Is Glenda still involved with them, I know they use or have used some of her old Elusive Images designs. Love your card and all that yellow a colour that has only recently really turn me on! x

pinky said...

Two gorgeous creations Brenda, love the colours in both. New blogger is a slog!

crafty-stamper said...

Both fabulous cards Brenda and love all the stamps -good luck with the new blog and have been and entered lol-not sure about the robot thing I haven't come across it for a while and checked my settings so no idea
Carol x

Fikreta said...

I don't like new blog look.. Your cards are gorgeous.
Hugs

Bunny said...

Your cards are beautiful.

The new Blogger has been a bugger. Ugh!

I am in the US in Florida (Eastern Daylight Time)and am trying to figure out what day and time it would be for us to view Hochanda. I don't want to miss out on the specials. I am new to Chocolate Baroque which sounds yummy. Also, I see 3 logos but no actual logo to put on my blog other than the September giveaway. Do y'all have one? Thank you. [Bunny]

Tracy said...

I love your scene, that sentiment is so effective, white on black. I love the frame dies you've used, what brand are they?
I love your Choc Baroque, I'm liking the different ways your doing your sentiments, the clips are a great embellishment too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

ALI said...

Gorgeous work Brenda!

Sarah said...

These are wonderful Brenda, lovely use of vellum on the first together with the index clips. Your great outdoors scene should be framed actually!! xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a stunning pair of cards Brenda! I'm loving your colour combinations - pink and yellow has been my go-to this summer and the blue and yellow on your gorgeous scene is beautiful too. Vicky x

Mrs A. said...

Just love that butterfly. It really does. Have providence on the card. Hugs Mrs A.

HilaryJane said...

Love these 2 Brenda, the butterfly on your first card is stunning and I love the colours in your winter scene. The inking you did for the sun is just stunning xx

Sally H said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda! Looking forward to seeing your Chocolate Baroque creations for the challenge

Debbie said...

Oh Brenda both cards are amazing, I love your scene one too. Beautiful colours and stamps used on both. Sorry I've not been around much in blogland-i must try harder. Huge hugs. Xxx