Saturday, 19 September 2015

Sparkle at Allsorts



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where Tracy Mouse would like to see 'Sparkle'. This weeks prize is a pair of tickets to the NEC Hobbycraft show in November.

I have two glittery makes this week and as I have also written up a post over at Tattered Lace Blog for the above card won't bore you with all the details again.


My second make is an inky creation using Brusho's for the background, Lavinia stamps and liberal helpings of purple glitter on the Fairie's wings and fantasy tree.

I wanted a fairly wide spread of colour so spritzed a piece of 600 gsm Fabrinano liberally with water then sprinkled on the Brushos, lilac, yellow and lemon and a bit more water to disperse the colour in some areas. Next I did the stamping using black archival ink, inked all round the edges with DI dusky concord, added the glitter and a bow across one corner with a rhinestone ribbon slide to add to the sparkle.


And a day late my mid month piece at Penny Black and More challenge where our theme of Anything Goes runs until the last day of the month so there is still plenty of time to join in.


And also a day late.................knuckles suitable rapped...........my share from yesterday's mid month post over at Stamping Sensations, this months theme is Sew Special, sewing real or faux or a So Special sentiment, it's been a tad quite at that one so please do pop over and join in.

Happy weekend all.

51 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda this is another beautylicious series of cards. Wish I could be a fly on the wall when you are sitting down to create these beauties.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Wendy L said...

Lovely card Brenda, all very different too, love the blue butterfly one best though, xx

Shirley Chillman said...

What girl doesn't like a bit of sparkle Brenda!!!

Each card is totally gorgeous but I particularly like the flowers with the sun shining on them and the birds flying off into the distance. Beautiful lilac and blue combination of colours.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Julie said...

Morning B, 4 gorgeous cards, can't give you a favourite here though, love them all! I really need to get some crafty play time in, I've not had my brushos out for ages. Hoping that my change in work hours means I can. Have a lovely weekend, we are off to Bristol to return our son to uni after the summer. 😒

Sarah said...

Gorgeous makes, as usual Brenda. Have a good weekend xx

Sammy said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. LOVE that tree on the second one, and the background is so lovely too. One of these days I'll get around to trying Brushos (I've been telling myself that for ages, lol). x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Brenda wat zijn kaarten schitterend .Je kaart voor de kerst de kleuren papier prachtig
Groetjes Gerrie

Craftyfield said...

You had lots to do this week! All beautiful, with great colour schemes and elegant designs. Have a good week end Brenda, xx.

Linby said...

Love that little snowy scene with the dies and your sparkly fairy scene.
Lynn x

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - they're all lovely but my favourite is the last one with the flowers and butterfly.
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Ciao Brenda, le tue card sono favolose!! Mi piace tantissimo l'edera che scende nella prima e quel fiocco viola meraviglioso con la fibbia e il brillante!!
La mia preferita è la seconda card che hai messo su Penny Black and More: adoro il tuo sfondo, così dolce, i fiori meravigliosi e la stupefacente farfalla!!
Nella terza card il tuo cucito è un bellissimo tocco di classe!
Buon fine settimana!

Marianne said...

Such a wonderful variety of cards today, Brenda. Your last card is my favourite of the bunch, although your Brusho background and card also looks amazing.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Marianne x

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous cards
hugs
have a nice day

Lorraine said...

Oh Brenda, these are all gorgeous! Love teh sparkly top card and the pretty fairies and flowers.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Lucy Woods said...

Wow what stunning scenes who've created! So inspiring! Live the ribbon additions too and pink and mint are my favourite colours so I really love that one!! So gorgeous!!
Lucy x

Stamping Bubbles said...

A beautiful collection of cards Brenda. I especially like the fairy one.
Enjoy your weekend
Lesley

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant cards displayed, lovely images, papers and colours.xx
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, you've been busy again, each design is gorgeous with beautiful background and detail. I love the bow and bling on the second one as well as the wonderful Brusho background. Have a great weekend ! Shirleyxx

Paper Profusion said...

These are all fantastic Brenda. Love all the diecutting in the first and then your final blue is gorgeously soothing. Nicola x

Crafting Queen said...

Four great cards. Hope you have a great weekend. :)

Robin said...

All so gorgeous! I love the scene you created in the first one...fairies are a fave of mine and I just love the silhouette and the Brusho...butterflies are a love as well so I am in love with those cards. I just could not pick one. Those butterfly dies are fabulous...are they Tattered Lace? Hope you are doing well. Hugs, Robin

KT Fit Kitty said...

So many gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love them all! The third one really caught my eye - I love the colour combo, beautiful inking, and the gorgeous butterfly die cuts!

Sharon said...

All so beautiful Brenda. Love the atmospheric feel to the first and the second is so pretty. Love the stamp on the third.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
da zeigst du uns ja einfach ganz zauberhafte Karte,du hast sie mit soviel liebe Gestaltet,vor allem die Elfen Karte hat es mir angetan,
glg ulrike

Dora said...

so what have you beautiful cards made. I like them all, Brenda.
have a good weekend too.

Jacee said...

Hi Brenda, you have been busy, what lovely cards! Love the last one, the blue colour is gorgeous, but they are all so lovely!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend Brenda
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

ALI said...

Just gorgeous...love all the inkines...

Susan.... said...

Hi Brenda..l have just been catching up on your blog and all your stunning makes..its been a while and your cards are even more beautiful than before...hope you are keeping well..
Hugs
Susan x (saramar)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Four beautiful cards Brenda, I love the skyline die cut on the first one, makes for a fabulous scene. Pretty stamping and inking on the others, love the blends of the Brusho's. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Lorraine

mags said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. All so different.
Mags
x

Kathleen said...

Good grief Brenda, what a totally fabulous set of cards, fantastic scenes, the colours in the 3rd card are just wonderful and a brilliant a 4th card, love the sewing and image.

Kath x

Pollard Carole said...

You spoil us with candy and amazing cards these are such a treat they are all wonderful such a talented lady love and hugs Carole x

Berina RGA said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda!! It's amazing how a little sparkle adds so much beauty to a card!! Love the blue and pink card!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Jackie said...

What a wonderful selection of cards Brenda, and all of them so different :o)
Jackie xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I hope that you are having a lovely weekend, Brenda I always enjoy seeing your amazing selection of creations these are no exception they re so beautiful I love the background effect and sparkle of the fairy card also the wonderful scenes you have created for Christmas and the other superb makes, I just wish I had your creativeness, top notch work.
hugs
lorraine x

AnyOldCraft said...

Oh my goodness Brenda you have been a busy bunny.
Your cards (all of them) are just glorious.
I love the tree, Ivy and fairy stamps.
What are they called please ?
As for the PB midmonth card that is just amazing.
I really do love your style :)

walchowDesign said...

Your sun rays always captured my attention, Brenda!

Karen Petitt said...

Cor! Love every one - they are just gorgeous and lush, wonderful stamping and great use of colour. The third and fourth are my favourite two. I love the landscape you created with that gorgeous colour scheme and lovely stamps. I also love those brush stroke images from Penny Black, the stitching gives awesome texture and that butterfly is just wonderful, I'm guessing it's probably a Tattered Lace die so I'll have to keep a look out for that one. Hope you have a great day hun Karen x

butterfly said...

Wow, Brenda! It's another wonderful post full of inspiring cards... that fairy mushroom is stunning (my mother is a big fungus fan, might just have to invest for her sake!), and I love the sparkly starscape and that beautiful watercolour flower at the end - fabulous cards all round!
Alison xx

MaryH said...

What a bevy of very diversified designs on each of these pretty cards. #1 is splendid with the embossed roofs on that die, and colors are wonderful.Loved the bank of white trees behind the cityscape. Enjoyed the fairy scene on #2 and of course loving the Lavina images over that magical brusho background. Her wings sparkle so prettily. #3 was a change of color pace, and love the soft sponging and the multicolors of the wonderful lacy butterfly and the sentiment. #4 was gorgeous with the serene watercolored blue on the flowers and the delicate patterns on the butterfly perched there. Wonderful dp combined with the images on all 4 cards, and your zigzag stitched trim has been done perfectly. You are one busy crafter...each one of these is a masterpiece. TFS & Happy Sunday.

Donna Ellis said...

These are beautiful, Brenda! I especially like the 3rd card!

Gail said...

Beautiful cards! Hope you're well!

Liz Maitland said...

Loving all these cards, Brenda - but particularly the Lavinia brushos & the pink & aqua PB ones.....just GORGEOUS!!
all the best,

Liz M xxx

KandA said...

Four wonderful cards Brenda. Love them all especially the last two. Must admit that sewing isn't my thing but maybe it's time to give it a go xx

Mrs A. said...

Each card is a masterpiece. I love them all but my favourite one of all is the pink & turqiuoise PB card.
I just love all the butterflies. Hugs Mrs A.

Gerrina said...

It is a feast to the eyes again in ths post! Love the brusho BG and ofcourse the Levinia stamps! The two-toned card with the beautiful sunrays stands out aswell! Hope you have a good week, hugs, Gerrina

Di said...

Oh Brenda - these are all absolutely stunning! Each one is very special, gosh, I couldn't pick a favourite!

And I'm trying to take it easier with the back - honestly Miss :)

Hugs

Di
xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous four! Can't choose my favourite, they all are so beautiful;-))m

Sue said...

Such a wonderful selection of cards Brenda, your designs are so inspiring.
Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Brenda these are all really gorgeous, I love all of the designs
Kevin xx

Mrs.B said...

Just been on a catch up Brenda, and like you I'm so easily distracted by blogger, hence my absence of late.
This is a gorgeous set of cards, loved the ivy creations in the newer posts too.
Avril xx