Saturday, 31 January 2015

Flower Power and a song bird



Flower Power is our theme at Allsorts this week selected by Wendy and we have two sponsors, Scrappers Delight and Whimsy Stamps.

The card base is another using the fancy fold in the tutorial in my post here. The DP is really old which I found in my 'green drawer', the flowers are Heartfelt Creations, so clever and easy to use with a single large stamp for all the flowers and die that matches perfectly making it so quick to create several layered flowers in one go. I stamped the flowers with Adirondack rust ink, ran though the e.bosser using the matching die and added some of the same colours ink around the petal edges. Some leaves and a Penny Black sentiment making it a really quick card to create.


My second card is for this months Chocolate Baroque colour challenge, as lots of you know I only enter the odd challenge so I was super excited to discover I won their last one and have some lovely new stamps to play with. I am not terribly happy with how the colours show up on my photo as despite carefully selecting my Pan Pastle colours the terracotta looks rather pale. I first stamped the Let Your Heart Sing image in coffee archival ink, cleaned the stamp and repeat stamped just a section to extend the branches. Next I masked a sun and created the background with Pan Pastels and sponged some sun rays. The frame is the waste from cutting a Timmy cabinet card which I embossed and coloured with the same PP's. I made a tatty rose and cute a few hessian leaves to embellish.

Have a lovely weekend.

43 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Wooooow Brenda. I just adore these creations and especially the first one. Its a gorgeous version of that specific fold. The flowers are just scrumptious and a lovely colour combo.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sophie said...

Wow! Die Karte ist wunder-wunderschön...der Hintergrund ist excellent.

Herzlichst Sophie

Craftyfield said...

Your second card does it for me! Love the Arch window opening to your sunset (sunrise perhaps) scene. The embossing enhanced by the soft pastel colours makes an excellent background too.

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulations on your win. Both cards are really lovely. Enjoy your day.:)

Elvy Elfje said...

Wauw nice cards !!
Especially the first one, what a nice shape!
Greetings, Elfje

Wendy L said...

A great card Brenda and I love this design, gorgeous flowers too.
I think your second card looks great too, nothing wrong with the colour, xxx

Jackie said...

Tow wonderful cards Brenda, what a talented lady you are :o)
Jackie xx

Helene E said...

I really like that folding!

iReneM said...

Beautiful cards, as always, Brenda :)
x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely your fancy fold card Brenda and your 2nd card looke like a window scene...both stunning as usual

Anne

Sue said...

Such stunning cards Brenda. Your designs are gorgeous and I love the colours.
I am going to having a go at your 'fancy fold' card soon, yours looks amazing.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Sue xx

Viv's Visuals said...

2 fab shares today Brenda. Love the intricate fold card and the 'Heart Song' stamp looks awesome against that sunny background. Still no outing to the match for me sadly, but shall be listening for the return of the scoring hero!! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Super cards Brenda and love these stamps and design....thanks for the link to your tutorial.., awesome colouring once again...xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Bad Kitty said...

Lovely cards

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda the flowers on the first one look breathtaking, I have followed your tutorial for an upcoming challenge, I love the papers, the second one is glorious, that image and the design look superb.
hugs
lorraine x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
beide Karten sind ein Traum,ich bin total begeistert,
glg ulrike

Joan said...

Lovely cards Brenda, the flowers on the first one are beautiful ( ashamed to say I have the stamps and die lying unused in a box, need to get them out and play). Love the arch and scene on the second one too

Joan

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the pretty flowers on the first and brilliant scene on the second.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda both designs are gorgeous. The HC flowers on the first are beautiful (they are hanging out in my stash)....beautiful embossing and use of the challenge colours on the bottom. I'm sure you are enjoying the CB stamps. Thanks for joining us again at Chocolate Baroque's Challenge. Cheers, Shirley xx

vinita jain said...

Love that fun fold creation, so beautiful and the sunrise scene is really awesome, love the arc shaped window!!!

kanda said...

Wonderful cards Brenda. The flowers on the first are amazing and the second is so beautiful. Congrats on the win xx

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous Brenda. Those flowers remind me that Spring is on its way, as we are covered in snow right now and more snow coming tomorrow night :)

Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda and love those beautiful flowers. The arch shape on your bird card looks fabulous too.
Fliss xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, these are both stunning! Love the fancy fold card, so sweet and elegant, but I just adore the second one, also if the image isn't coloured as you wanted. The embossed leftover frame by Tim cabinet and the fab sun are simply gorgous!!! I love always your beautiful natural scene, so realistic and fantastic at the same time

Ellie said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, the first card fold is stunning, I need to give that fold a try sometime! Beautiful stamping on your second card, and I think the colors look very pretty. Congrats on winning those gorgeous stamps!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Again two beautiful cards Brenda, love the fold with the first one, something I must try out.
Lorraine

Pat said...

Two lovely cards, the flowers on the first are gorgeous. Hope you are keeping warm, we have no more snow today but it is bitterly cold. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such beautiful cards, Brenda! Love the style of the top card! The second card is stunning! The scene is beautiful and I like those burlap leaves!

Whisper said...

Both absolute stunners & what a fabby shape is the first one, luv Sam x

Mervi said...

Love both of your two cards, especially the second, so beautiful.
Enjoy the weekend,-))m

Jacee said...

So fabulous Brenda, I love both of your designs, the first one is my fave, so fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

pinky said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. I love the shape of the first one and I am going to make some of those hessian leaves from the second!!

ALI said...

Beautifully designed cards, love the colours,

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda, I love the shape and flowers on the first and the beautiful scene and embossing on the second
Kevin xx

susiestacey said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, agreat shape and the flowers look so pretty. Love the bird song scene and the hessian leaves look fab x Susan x

mags said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Love the design of the first and the lovely scene in the second.
Mags
x

Shylaa Shree said...

pretty cards, i love the fancy fold you have made, will try

Juls said...

Beautiful cards :-) xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards as always.
Avril xx

Tracy said...

Both these are so gorgeous. The flowers on the first card are superb, love them. I love how you've framed the bird scene on the second, great idea for using the outer of your die cut.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, and congratulations on your win last time. Your cards are lovely. I really like your entry for this time. The soft colours are lovely, great layout and the Pan Pastels over the embossing looks fabulous. The image inside the aperture is highlighted perfectly, and your rose embellishment is a very special finishing touch. Judith xx

Florence said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and beautifully made. Congrats on your last win last time. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
Flo x

Merry said...

Such stunning cards....I must have missed these. Especially like the style of the first card.