Saturday, 15 February 2014

Agapanthus Cluster in purple and aqua




At Allsorts this week Helene is challenging us to incorporate some brads into our artwork,  a really good idea as I think most of us have a hoard of them but if you are like me they don't get enough use. Our sponsors are The Craft Fairy and DigiDarla.

So two cards for me, the top one is another using Stampendous P107 to tied in with my 5th Blogaversary candy celebration, if you have have not already joined in my original post and linky is here and lots of lovely Spellbinders to be won.

I used Dylusions for the background with the obligatory spritz of pearl Glimmer Mist and then random stamping with an assortment of stamps using distress and Adirondack inks, some lace and the little dragonflies are brads which I have had forever, so a perfect opportunity to use some of them. The little ribbon buckle was silver so I heat embossed it with some purple sparkle powder to ties in with my colours.


For my second card I have used the lovely Sweet Pea image from Inkylicious, a Birthday present from a crafty friend and coloured it in with my new Wink of Stella glitter pens.........a Christmas present to myself. I had my eye on them for a while and grabbed them when C&C had a deal on the full set with flexi pay as well and although as most people know I am not much good at colouring in I have found them lovely to work with along with the blender pen which came with the set. Although it doesn't show up on my photo they do give a lovely subtle shimmer.

I also stamped the backing vellum with the sweet pea stamp and dusted with Pan Pastels to create a subtle background which I then fixed with four brads.

Happy weekend all.


55 comments:

  1. Love the colour combo! Have a lovely weekend

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  2. That first card is just stunning!!! Was lovely to meet you last weekend finally, just sorry we didn't get to chat properly - that was my fault! Hope we have the same result tomorrow as we did last week against the Gunners, lol!!

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  3. Wow, Brenda, 2 gorgeous cards....love the technique on the first one and the die cuts and your coloring on the second one.
    xxx Margreet

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  4. Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love that dragonfly brad, xxxx

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  5. Two beautiful cards, love them both

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  6. Wow Brenda 2 fabulous cards again! I just ador the top one the colours are amazing!!!
    Hope you are keeping well and safe in this weather
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  7. Both lovely but the top one is my fave, stunning

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  8. Gorgeous cards Brenda.
    I love Dies ,it's so pretty and elegant on cards.
    Gr Elly

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  9. two beautiful cards!! and using of colours.
    the flowers are beautiful with that frame and ribbon!!
    have a nice weekend.
    regards dora

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  10. two fabulous cards Brenda but I love the first one especially - beautiful xx

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  11. Stunning cards B, love the colours on both x

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  12. Stunning cards Brenda, gorgeous images and such beautiful colours.
    Sue xx

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  13. Just so beautiful...I love it hun...:o)

    have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  14. Oh wow wow wow and one more wow, these creations re so beautiful and one can see its Brenda creations. Your beautiful creative style can be spotted a mile away.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  15. Both cards are stunning Brenda! In love with the colours!

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  16. Wow - such a hit of full-on colour with that first one, amazing! And I just love the depth in the layers... beautiful.
    Alison x

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  17. Gorgeous makes Brenda, love the top one with so many beautiful details and the sweet pea one is pretty too - just got my sweet pea seeds this week. Brads.....having seen my stash Brenda you won't be surprised to hear l have the dragonfly ones too :) Have a lovely weekend stay warm and dry x Susan x

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  18. These are beautiful Brenda, I really love the colours, the first one is my favourite though, it's so magical! Just perfect :)

    Hope you're ok.

    Tags xx

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  19. So pretty! Love both cards!

    Hugs,
    Kitty

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  20. Love those dragonfly brads - I too have some of those lurking & waiting to fly! The colours are quite delightful together & I like your very innovative way of using that P107. I did a double take when I saw the second - the colouring is a real delight & I love the way you have framed it with the darker yet subtle cardstock beneath. The vellum & ribbon a re a lovely touch too. Having to catch up with blogs - lost internet & power during the storms. Thank you so much for your lovely comment too. I think your challenge is a delightfully broad one & really hope that others will see it as such too.
    Take care - you're still much in my thoughts.
    With love
    Paula (PEP)

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  21. Stunning cards Brenda. I love your choice of colours in both of them.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  22. Another two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the colours of the first and the Sweet Pea stamp on the second is gorgeous, they are one of my favourite flowers, we always grow some for their wonderful scent. Enjoy your weekend.

    Pat xx

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  23. Both of these cards are beautiful.

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  24. Such beautiful colours and delicate stamping on the first one Brenda, just love it. and such a pretty image and layers on the 2nd.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

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  25. Wow, what a powerful play of colors on the first card!! Just stunning! ... whereas the second is very soft, but both are very romantic!
    Thanks for your nice comment about my steampunk card.
    Rosi x

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  26. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  27. Hi Brenda, I'm playing catch up after a hectic time at work and a dodgy internet connection, your cards as always are stunning. I love the beautiful colours and subtle stamping on the first card. The sweet peas are so delicate and pretty, I adore that stamp
    Claire xx

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  28. Two lovely cards Brenda but I'm in love with the first one! Think I may have to case it,maybe in a different colour, saw in n Pinterest and I just knew it was one of yours as soon as I spotted it !

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  29. Both cards are stunning but the first card is soooooooooo fabulous too.

    Kath x

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  30. Wow, Brenda! Two beautiful cards and using some of my favourite colours too! The sweet pea looks so beautiful in that wonderful frame, and I love the combination of colours and stamps in the first too x

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  31. Two beautiful cards and my.... the first one is gorgeous!!
    xxx Marianne

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  32. thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, i too love this spellbinders die, and wink of stella pens, very pretty card,xx

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  33. Two gorgeous cards Brenda, so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

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  34. Fabulous cards Brenda, love the frame on the second;-))m

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  35. Have had a flying peek at all your gorgeous work that I have missed Brenda and everything is adorable especially this make which oozes colour.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  36. Aaah gorgeous and i so love those dragonfly brads too, Luv Sam x

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  37. Very beautiful work,
    wonderfully made​​.
    Beautifully painted stamp

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  38. Hello Brenda,
    beautiful cards! Wish you a new great week and send you greetings from Bavaria.
    x Daniela

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  39. Beautiful card :) Well matched colors :)

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  40. Stunning work as always Brenda... Simply Beautiful work... Hugs May x x

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  41. Stunning purples and blues on your first card, beautiful quote, loving all the stamping!

    Love the sweet pea flowers too, and the diecut frame!

    hope you have a great new week! hugs!

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  42. Cudowne te fiolety i cudownie zawiązana wstążka

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  43. What a stunning colour combo!

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a Great day!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  44. beautiful cards Brenda! lovely coloring.. the color combo is so nice..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  45. Fantastic. I especially love the color combi of the first one.

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  46. Another gorgeous card. T|he shading and the colouring look fabulous. I have a couple of the Wink if Stell Pens. I had not heard of the blebder pen so will have to check that out.
    Mine were half off just before Christmas...so I bought one each for the ladies I craft with each month. They are such fun to use.

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  47. Seem to have missed this post... Love the flowers. My fav is the first one, I think you knew that! Have a good day, Gerrina

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  48. Wow Brenda these are 2 more stunning cards I love your flower stamps they hold so much beauty and magic, the colours are glorious.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  49. Ohhh these are so gorgeous!!! I love the beautiful colours that you have used and the cute little dragonflies and butterfly on the second card are so sweet :)
    Fiona L x

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  50. Stunning....geez I loves those dies....and so very pretty lilac colors. Bring on Spring!

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  51. A really beautiful couple these two cards are! The second one, to my eyes, is truly stunning!

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