Saturday, 18 June 2022

Summer Flowers

Morning everyone, another scheduled post as we are still away on our travels, this weekend we are in Istanbul. It time for another Allsorts challenge as well as our mid month inspirational posts at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations where Lynn is kindly doing the posts for me, the themes are A/G with an option of Roses and Masculine. 

At Allsorts our host is Dena with the theme of 'Summer Flowers'. This weeks prizes are a Lisa Horton floral stamp set and three images from Ruth Hamilton Design.

I eventually tracked down this set from Lisa Horton, it's an embossing folder, die and seven layering stencils which sold out almost immediately on Create and Craft so had to wait for the stores to get stock. The system is really clever and all that was necessary after creating the bouquet of flowers was a strip of DP, some raffia and a die cut sentiment.

My second card uses Ruth's Double Flowered Camelia. I was having great problems with my new printer and presumably the HP ink as the lines of the image kept bleeding, I only use watercolours or sparkle pens and never had an issue before (not being a colourist I've never bothered with alcohol markers). Then one of my teamies suggested vellum, so I printed onto that and it stayed wet long enough to add detail clear EP to get a decent line. I then coloured with Distress Markers and reasonably happy how things turned out. I finished the card with one of my own Believe in your Dreams stamps (re-release has been held back until after the Christmas ones next month).

Above my We Love Stamping share, it used the same Rose as my card at the beginning of the challenge but used in a totally different way. I inked the stamp with distress markers and stamped onto the card (using a stamp platform) left the card and stamp in place and spritzed the image with water and left the ink to beed. I then re-inked the stamp with Versafine Clair and stamped to create an outline, some flicks of watery ink, sequins and another of my own sentiments.

Two shares for Stamping Sensations, the first using AALL and Create Woodpeckers from Follow Your Own Path, stencilling and washi tape and a matching envie.

The one below was a recent make for Create and Craft TV using a TRR scene in the background and stamps with coordinating dies from Oakwood Garden Memories. The poetry a computer download.

Thanks for your visits and I will see you all in a week or so when we are home.
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Gerrina said...

I love your flower cards! Yje rose and first are my favorites; love the lppse watercolouting at the rose and the bold and fresh colours on your first! Enjoy the weekend!

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous makes Brenda, florals and masculines! Of course you have tickled my curiosity with the Lisa Horton set... it does look so beautiful, in your hands anyway!
I can't wait to go back into crafting but I may have to wait a while yet.
I trust you are having a great time on your holidays! x

meg said...

A wonderful selection of cards,the florals are stunning and the others perfect masculine makes

Marianne's Craftroom said...

A beautiful selection of cards as always. Hope you having a lovely hol, bet it is hot

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful work Brenda - you certainly were busy before you left. I hope you are enjoying your break and keeping well

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Una meravigliosa carrellata di card Brenda, adoro soprattutto le prime due nei toni del rosa e del verde, sono dolcissime e delicate!! Anche l'ultima attira la mia attenzione, sembra il mio orto :D (a parte il mobile antico).
Anche le cards per WLS e SS sono molto belle.
Spero che la tua vacanza stia trascorrendo serenamente e che tu possa goderti ogni attimo!!
Un abbraccio

Sandra H said...

What a stunning selection of cards x

Chris said...

A beautiful selection of cards as always Brenda, a lovely varietyof stamps and designs.
Hope you're having a wonderful time!

crafty-stamper said...

All fabulous cards and beautiful stamps-really love the last two.Hope you are enjoying your travels
Carol x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! Brenda such gorgeous and mind blowing beautiful 5 cards. I hope you are enjoying a rest.

Tina Z. said...

All this is so so beautiful, I always admire your designs. I hope you are having splendid holidays.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A wonderful set of cards Brenda - hope you are enjoying yourselves.

HilaryJane said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I do hope your holiday is going well. I have been eyeing those Lisa Horton sets, but have resisted so far. Not sure how long that will last though as the effect is so good. The soft colouring of the roses on vellum on your second card give such a lovely effect. That was very good thinking and the watery stamping of your rose on the third card is really effective too. Love the AALL and Create bird card, the monotone colours work really well xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful creations Brenda. Hugs Anesha

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful assortment of cards here, Brenda each one so different from the next but all so wonderfully designed! Glad I could help a bit with your coloring digis problem, I too have the ink smearing issue and therefore am limited with my coloring medium, another option could have been to print on patterned paper but the Vellum did turn out so nicely too for a totally different look!

Enjoy the remainder of your trip, some really nice stops you are having planned!

Sarn said...

A wonderful collection of cards in this post Brenda.

Sincerely hoping you are having a terrific holiday xxx

Carole said...

Another very varied and lovely selection of cards brenda, especially the first one, I love that one. xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a beautiful selection of cards Brenda, your floral cards are exquisite with gorgeous colours and designs.
I absolutely love the gardening card, the image is fabulous and great colouring, Kate x

Gail said...

Lovely array of cards!
You do such a great job!
Hope you're having a splendid time on vacation!

Pauline C said...

Another fabulous selection of cards Brenda - all so different but beautifully put together. I feel particularly inspired by the watercolouring technique you used on the rose ... i don't have Distress markers but might see if i can conjure up any other water-based medium to try something similar. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday
Pauline xx

Linby said...

A wonderful array of makes. I do like that Lisa Horton card - it's a great effect you've achieved.

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Fikreta said...

your cards are gorgeous!

Stamps and Paper said...

As always Brenda a beautiful collection of cards