Tuesday, 20 March 2012

All rather floral


 

Good Morning, I hope everyone is OK.

I had a bit of a crafty play at the weekend as lucky me had some of Ruth's latest artwork to play with which you will find at A Passion for Stamps as well as some still un-inked Penny Black stamps.

To create the top card I masked the edges of a piece of Fabriano watercolour card and gently inked with TH broken china, I then tore a piece of copy paper to mask the top right section of the piece and stamped the the section with Hero Arts S5264 Antique Flower Background using TH tea dye. Next I sponged both colours of ink randomly over the stamping and finally stamped Penny Black 4237K Awakening using TH stormy sky and Aquamarkers and spritzed with water before stamping................every time there's a new release of stamps you tend to have a favourite and this one is definitely one of those. After removing the masking I mounted the piece onto coordinating cardstock and added a button.


My second card using Ruth's Fratillary image which I printed onto Fabriano watercolour card and did my usual mad rush to get some clear embossing powder on as it came through the printer, then coloured with Derwent watercolur pencils. The sentiment is Penny Black 4261L Time. The background was created using a Touch of Mica mask which I inked with versamark, rand through the Big Shot then dusted a lilac cosmic shimmer powder over the inked sections...................I am quite pleased with the effect and especially how well the colours match which was more buy luck than judgement as I only have a few mica powders.

Thanks for popping in, catch you later in the week.

46 comments:

  1. Both are so pretty but in different ways. I think I like them equally!

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  2. Brenda two fabulous cards and I love these images

    Anne

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  3. Beautiful - but I really love the top one in blue!

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  4. oh wow i love these .. the top one is a stunner
    Lisa x

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  5. I love the masking, the flowers are gorgeous, and beautiful colourways brenda. The subtle checks on the first one bring out the other colours. hugs heidi x

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  6. I said on days - every day every new ideas from your post!!! that's great.

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  7. Wow Brenda two stunning and beautiful cards. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  8. Gorgeous cards Brenda, I especially love the lilac one. Thanks for your comments on my blog , it is good to be back.
    Max x

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  9. Stunning cards with your usual style and talent. xx

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  10. These cards Brenda are gorgeous! I can't choose a fav as both are so beautiful! Hugs May x x x

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  11. What a beautiful cards. Nice colors and lovely stamps.

    Hugs Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

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  12. Two gorgeous cards, They are both superb :o)
    Jackie xx

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  13. Beautiful cards. I like the words of second one.
    hugs

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  14. Two lovely cards. Have a lovely day.

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  15. Beautiful creations as ever Brenda, I love Ruth's images and you do such fab things with them!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  16. Wow ! superb cards ! you coulouring is wonderful !
    xxx

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  17. Such beautiful cards B, my fave has to be the first though, I just love the vintage feel of the papers,Stunning!Hoping your well my blogging buddy,Julie.x

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  18. ooh beautiful cards Brenda
    hugs Sarah x

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  19. All rather floral and all VERY beautiful x

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  20. Beautiful cards, the first one is just soooo beautiful.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  21. Wow, stunning and elegant as always Brenda, love the colours and inspiration. Hugs xxx

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  22. Lovely cards - love the first one, it's amazing!
    Thanks for your sweet comment:)
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  23. Brenda these are beautiful. My favourite I have to say is the 1st card the colours are gorgeous, the background is so soft. I love the sentiment on the 2nd card it's so true. Take care, Linda x

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  24. Both gorgeous Brenda. I love that first image and the colours you've used. But I also love the second image and the colours there too. I really wouldn't know which one to choose!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  25. I love the sentiment in your second card with those mauves which do indeed blend beautifully. However it is the first which is my favourite. That little tag with the button & ribbon is a lovely touch & I was fascinated by your background technique & the layering effect of the main image stamped over it.
    Paula (PEP)

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  26. Two stunning cards, Brenda. I love the subtle colouring on the first and the elegance of Ruth's image so beautifully coloured.

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  27. Beautiful cards! Love the color combination of ribbons and stamps.

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  28. oh wow Brenda Hun,these are stunning,the flowers are just amazing,the detail Hun is stunning, hugs Cherylxxx

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  29. Both are lovely Brenda. I really like the gingham and colours for the top one ;0)
    Just to let you know I'm fine I often think about you and your dogs. I hope there all well to ;0)

    Love Dawn xx

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  30. Stunning creations Brenda and I just love the sentiment on the first.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  31. wow B. do so love these cards your crafty play was very well used ideed and just love the colours too and re the tree flowering on my blog :D it is deciduous not evergreen so there you never can tell! every blessing of good health in spite of the winter or early spring weather Shaz in oz.x

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  32. Gorgeous cards. I love the stamping on the top one and the colours are lovely.
    Nikki x

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  33. Really gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the floral image on the first one and the colours and punched strip on the second one look gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

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  34. Oh no! Two cards in one post?! Please do not make me pick a favorite between these two gorgeous designs :0)

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  35. Thanks Brenda, that's fabric not paper. :) Might give it a try with paper. :) Have a great day.

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  36. Oh but you do floral so beautifully Brenda. I wish I could use my stamps like the. The sentiment in the second card is so beautiful.
    Hugs
    Pinky

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  37. Fritilaria are one of my all time favourite flowers - just gorgeous! I really love the understated simplicity of the first one and the colours, so elegant!Cheers Claire x

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  38. Two beautiful cards Brenda, have to go with the first one, love Navy cards and this is especially lovely with the checked backing and gorgeous image. Carolxx

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  39. Beautiful cards, Brenda. Particularly like the unusual colour combo in the first and the stamped flowers are lovely. Elizabeth x

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  40. I love them all!!!Very-very nice!

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  41. This is another beautiful card using the Penny Black Awakening stamp Brenda. Having seen your two beautiful cards using it I couldn't resist and have gone and ordered it for myself. Hope I can use techniques to show it off as well as you have. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Liz xx

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  42. Beautiful cards! I love the flowers :)

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