Saturday 22 June 2024

Butterflies, Bees and blooms


Morning everyone, a new challenge at Allsorts and Mervi had chosen the theme of 'Bees, Blooms and Butterflies', although I'm actually hosting this week as Mervi has left the team after more than ten years, we really will miss her. Prizes come from Craft StashHighlight Crafts and AALL and Create and winners will be drawn on Friday.

The focal image is is called Insectual Healing (1093), one of Abs (AALL and Create) own designs as is the Frayed Frames (26) die. Image coloured with Ecoline pens, always a challenge for me, especially shading so as my youngest Son always say's "it is what it is".

Thanks for all your kind messages earlier in the week, partly sorted but a little way to go still, felt OK after the procedure, it's the meds now making me feel ropey and hoping some can stop after next CT scan.

Happy weekend all.

30 comments:

Aquarius said...

The image certainly covers the challenge theme, great choice and the 'ragged' border is unusual

Craftyfield said...

Love the stamp, love the die-cut so perfect for a mixed media look! x

Pat said...

Lovely card with a beautiful image and gorgeous colours Brenda. Hope you are soon feeling much better and enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Pauline C said...

Beautiful image Brenda and great colouring, and another lovely A&C die to set it off. I’m just catching up after nearly 2 weeks away and a few serious issues of my own, so sorry to hear you’ve not been well again .. haven’t read down that far yet xx❤️

Chris said...

I love the stamp Brenda- perfect for the theme and beautifully framed with the die cut. Glad procedure went well- shame about the meds making you feel rough-hopefully you'll be able to cut down on them soon.
xx

Lisa said...

Your card featuring the Insectual Healing design is truly captivating, especially with the vibrant colors from the Ecoline pens. I understand the challenge of shading, but you've done a fantastic job bringing the image to life. Thank you for the update on your health; I'm glad to hear you're on the mend, and I hope the upcoming CT scan brings good news.

meg said...

As always you have showcased this beautiful stamped and coloured image perfectly,the die cut frame is definitely " unique". Hope your scan is soon.

crafty-stamper said...

LOve the fabulous fungi stamp,great colouring and beautiful die-cut frayed frame.Fingers crossed for a good reult with CT scan.
Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda glad the procedure went well I hope that you don't have to wait too long for the next round you have waited far too long already. Brenda I absolutely adore this beautiful creation your colouring is smashing it has brought this image to life I also love the die frame you have used
hugs
lolo x

Linby said...

A beautiful fresh design.

Carol L said...

This card is definitely unique as the sentiment says! The coloring looks great to me with those blue and white skies and big mushroom standing tall. Great die cut for the edges too, I like it! Do continue resting and taking care of yourself and I hope you're able to enjoy a pleasant weekend.

Sarn said...

Fabulous flora, fauna and fungi inside that super die cut frame.

Missed your earlier post, but just caught up with it. I see from THIS post that the procedure was partially successful. Good luck getting off some of your meds. Wishing you well.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

HilaryJane said...

I think your colouring looks great and I love the black frame too. I am glad things are a little better. Hope they continue to improve xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao Brenda,
non ho mai usato le penne Ecoline, ma immagino siano inchiostri piuttosto liquidi. In ogni caso, la tua colorazione è magnifica e sei riuscita a dare un bell'effetto 3D all'immagine con quel grande fungo in primo piano, così vibrante, e il cielo delicato con le nuvolette! La cornice creativa di AALL&Create è davvero perfetta per dare risalto alla scena!
Spero che tu ti stia godendo il sole, che i limoni facciano effetto e che tu possa fare la TAC al più presto, in modo da eliminare qualche medicina che ti fa stare male!!
Un grande abbraccio!

Liz said...

Love this card, Brenda. Great woodland scene and the frayed frame is beautiful, so unusual.
Liz xx

Gerrina said...

That is a special frame and great these bright colours! Hope less meds is your path for the summer and further! Enjoy the weekend!

Gail said...

That is an awesome stamp, and the die is unusual, but very effective!
Very nicely done!

Marlies said...

A lovely creation Brenda. The black frame realy makes it stand out. I hope you soon start to feel better again. Take care. Marlies

EmmaT said...

Wonderful card and image, love it. I hope you feel much better soon. Big hugs Emmax

Helen said...

just catching up with the last few posts, not had time till now. hope you feel better soon and can cut out some meds soon! great to see some photos from the investiture. happy weekend. xx Helen

Lynne said...

Nothing wrong with your colouring Brenda, it's a lovely card. Hope you feel better soon x

Sandra H said...

Breanda wow another beautiful card the colouring is stunning on the image, hope your feeling better soon sending lots of hugs x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, lovely bright colours. Hope you get it all sorted soon. Feel better. Hugs Anesha x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is such a lovely stamp Brenda with so much detail. The simple black frame is the perfect way to showcase it.
Lorraine

Sarah said...

You've nailed the colouring of that lovely image Brenda. I feel a spend coming on as I rather like the look of that frayed edge die!! I hope you don't have to wait too long for your CT xx

Mervi said...

Your colouring is perfect, fabulous card.
Thanks so much;-))m

Greta said...

Your coloring looks great to me and love the card! Hope you're much better soon!

KarinsArtScrap said...

great coloring and beautiful card Brenda........gr karin

Helen said...

stopping back by to wish you happy birthday! Helen xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A fabulous card Brenda, I don't know how you do it, when feeling unwell too, you are so brave. I love the frame and your beautiful colouring, (yes it is). A wonderful stamp too. x