Sunday, 2 May 2021

Dare to be Brave


It's the first Sunday of the month so time for our new challenges at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations. Our themes for this month are 'Bright Sunny Colours' and 'Beautiful Blooms'. Prizes at both will be the winners choices of stamps from Chocolate Baroque

There seems to be rather a a lot of colour going on in this post, but crafting with bold and vivid palettes does make me happy! For the top card I brayered Dylusions paint onto textured card to achieve a more rustic finish. Next I stamped Canary Bird Rose focally, and heat embossed with detail clear EP as I find ink takes forever to dry on this paint. Then stamped a second time and coloured with the same Dylusions and paper pieced. Some numbers from Just Useful and Ace Card and sentiment from Life is so much Better.


After stencilling a background I repeat stamped using masking as I worked my way up using one of the blooms from Fresh Florals to create a spray of flowers, then coloured with sparkle pens. The harlequins in the background are from Decorative Edges stamped with Versavfine Clair and sentiment again from Life is so much Better.


On this one again an inked and stencilled background then stamped and coloured, stamped a second time and paper pieced. Two die cut circles to highlight the blooms the script worker stamp from Ace Card, it's one I seem to use over again again, and the single word from Sow the Seeds.


Finally, a bit of mixed media with an inky background stamping onto that and the chipboard shapes with worker stamps from Just UsefulLife is so much Better Edgy EdgesSmall Graph Paper, the the focal Butterfly is from Tangled Garden, sentiment again from Life is so much Better.......theres another set in the pipeline which I just might give some sneak peeks of soon.

Yesterday I shared some photos of Rosa, our new family member who is eight weeks old, she's forever on the move and I'm yet to get a decent front on photo of her. She loves the garden and here she is, smallest in the pack but clearly thinks she's as big as the rest. 


Such has been the week with our new Little Miss moving in that I forgot to share my cards from my post over at the Chocolate Baroque blog this week, so here they are, full details on my post here:


I do hope you will join us this month.
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33 comments:

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards, all with stunning floral stamps!
A hug to sweet Rosa puppy;-))m

Craftyfield said...

The bright colours are fabulous, Brenda! We need them to lift our spirits after the year we had! Your first card is my favourite, along with the photo of a pensive Rosa... Love the Mixed Media too, for its layers of stamping and details. x

Glennis F said...

Wow! I love those bright colours Brenda. Such a cute wee dog too

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and gorgeous cards Brenda and what a cute new doggie she is gorgeous
Gr Karin

Carole Pollard said...

Oh these are just amazing cards the techniques you have used are so lovely a fabulous collection More great photos of Rosa such a cutie Love and hugs Carole x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wauw wat zijn je kaarten weer prachtig
Mooie foto wat een mooie puppy
Ik heb jammer genoeg geen hond meer.
Mijn hond heb 2 maanden geleden in moeten laten slapen ze was erg ziek
Ze is 15 jaar oud geworden
Groetjes Gerrie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning collection of cards Brenda, I love the hot colours used in the top card especially. Gorgeous photos of your new addition joining in the fun with the older dogs.

Sue xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adoro anche io i colori vividi e brillanti, tirano su il morale!!! :D
Stupende interpretazioni dei temi dei challenge! Canary Rose è stupenda con il giallo e il rosso e la texture della carta accentua le sue belle forme! Bellissime anche la card in giallo e viola e gli splendidi papaveri con quei cerchi che li fanno davvero uscire fuori!
I tuoi sentiments sono perfetti e molto motivanti, sono contenta che Leslie li abbia fatti in rubber! La card con il cuore effetto legno e la farfalla è molto di ispirazione per me, ho molti cerchi e cuori già pronti, devo provare ad usarli su uno sfondo timbrato "random"...
Bellissime pure le cards per il DT blog di CB, le ho ammirate qualche giorno fa e il trittico è il mio preferito!
Ed ora la tua famiglia canina... Ero molto curiosa di vedere come si sarebbero comportate le ragazze con Rosa e vedo con piacere che l'hanno subito accettata! :) Rosa è davvero dolcissima e fotogenica con quel bel collarino rosa! :D
Un abbraccio, sono contenta di vedere un po' di sole nel tuo giardino! Qui oggi non piove ma il tempo è ancora nuvoloso... Speriamo che torni il sereno!

Wendy L said...

Some wonderful cards here Brenda and love the new family member, xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful bright and cheerful cards Brenda, all gorgeously created as always.
Lorraine

gwen70 said...

Beautiful bright cards Brenda and I love the new addition to the family xx

HilaryJane said...

Five stunning cards, I think the first one is really special, love it's vibrancy. Thanks for the photos of Rosa. she looks like she is really fitting in xx

Pat said...

Beautiful cards, as always, Brenda, I love your first card such bright colours especially the yellow of the leaves. Fab photos of Rosa, she is so sweet and looks like she is enjoying herself with the family.

Pat xx

crafty-stamper said...

All gorgeous cards love all the gold embossing on the last one and fabulous stamps and vibrant colours on the first one.Rosa is gorgeous and definitely a confident strut on the third pic lol
Carol x

Lynne said...

Beautiful floral cards Brenda. I think the Poppy one is my favourite. Rosa is so cute and I love the way she's sitting in the last pic, right on her bottom. I hope she's getting on well with the rest of the doggies x

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love how you've layered the Fresh Florals image to create a spray of flowers. Love the bold colours you've used. Rosa is so gorgeous, love the last picture of her.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Avril xx

Crafting Queen said...

Oh my goodness, I love your new baby, so adorable!!! Enjoy your puppy time. Great cards as always Brenda. Been a crazy time here. Birthday weekend and had bottle of champagne all to myself. lol Can't wait to see more photos of your babies. Hugs Anesha

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such colourful and gorgeous cards yesterday and today. Rosa is adorable

Kathleen said...

Well you are really spoiling us with all these fabulous creations. Great images, designs and stunning colours, especially love the colours of the first card, so bright and beautiful.

Kath x

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--made my day seeing the pictures of your fur babies, Brenda! The new Ms Rosa is beyond adorable! Love your artistic beauties here!

aussie aNNie said...

wow stunning colours, amazing project. Your fur family is adorable. x

Sandra H said...

Absolutely stunning cards and how adorable are your dogs x

Ellibelle said...

Congrats on the new puppy Brenda, all your dogs are beautiful and looks like are getting along well too!
Beautiful cards, each one of them, with these pretty stamps and beautiful colors!

ALI said...

Gorgeous makes Brenda and what a beautiful addition to the family!

Debbie said...

Wow Brenda, more beautiful and bright creations. Such zingy colours and amazing stamps etc that you've used. You blow me away at your creativity. The bright colours really make me smile, as for your new addition-what a little cutie. Brilliant pics. Hope you're well dearie and doing okay after both your jabs. Thank you for your lovely message on my blog as always. Take care. Hugs xxx

Conny said...

Wonderful cards, Brenda! Love them all! And love the little cutie, too! :)

Hugs,
Conny

Vicky Hayes said...

Goodness, what wonderful cards Brenda but especially that first one with those glorious colours! Your photos of Rosa with the rest of the dogs make me so happy. She will be learning so much and I bet she is as happy as a little sand girl! Vicky x

Linby said...

wow fab post - so much to see. The first card is just a wonderful riot of glorious colour, loving the purple with the lemon too. Love the triptych card absolutely beautiful. And of course the cutest Puppy Rosa who looks so sweet.

pinky said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. That first one just jumped right out at me with those colours. OMG how cute is Rosa! Our dog is so old now it's hard to believe he was ever a pup! Enjoy your new family member.

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Brenda your selection of cards are full of colour, beauty and delight I am in awe of your colouring and stencilling techniques, I have built up quite a few stencils but I am still unsure how to use them, with looking after mum and my brother I don't have too much time to watch all the videos but I know I will pluck up the courage to use them one day, lol. Oh Brenda not only have your cards brought me so much joy your photos of the dogs have brought me heavenly joy, Rosa looks so at home with the others,
hugs
lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous set of cards Brenda all so different ..oh my your new puppy is so adorable

ANNE

Tracy said...

Well Brenda lots of inky creativity here today, and lots of doggy cuteness too. I love the first creation, the Poppies are gorgeous and a fabulous sentiment too. I love them all.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fikreta said...

Brenda these cards are stunning!