Saturday, 18 February 2017

Butterflies and a little giveaway



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Annie is our host and our theme is Anything Goes. Our sponsor is Swedish House CraftsAnd as an added bonus this week, some of the DT also have a little giveaway for Peeps that enter the challenge, so do pop round their blogs .......... I am giving away a set of Timmy distress crayons and will pick a winner from the comments on this post from Allsorts entrants and announce in next Saturday's post.

I have used another framed canvas and stamps from this weeks sponsor. My starting point was to cover the frame and canvas with white gesso and work on the frame first painting it with a soft brown acrylic paint, then crackle medium and then a cream acrylic paint. Once dry I inked with DI's and a little gold gilding wax before randomly stamping with Swedish House Crafts Little Daisy and Large Rudbeckia using versamark and embossing with detail copper powder.

Moving on to the canvas I used DI's give some random colour then a Timmy stencil to add sun rays and then stamping Butterflies twice and heat embossing with the same copper powder as on the frame. I stamped some of the Butterflies a second time, heat embossed and decoupaged to give some dimension. Finally I stamped the Happy Birthday and fixed into place.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog and see the inspiration from my teamies and also the fab prize on offer.


It's also mid month inspiration time at Penny Black and More where our theme is 'Use your Favourite Stamp' so of course it's another outing for Dance, Sing, Love, it's a real oldie but remains my go to stamp.

The background is Dylusions, some stenciling using DI's and texture paste, then the sentiment stamped, some Penny Black Butterflies coloured with the same Dylusions and seam binding to finish.

Happy weekend all.

80 comments:

Shirley Chillman said...

Two very different makes Brenda but love that you have used the same stencil on both. One stands out and the other looks very subtle. It just shows how versatile those stencils are.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Mervi said...

Fabulous frame, really divine. Gorgeous card, beautiful colours.
Happy weekend;-))m

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love them both but especially the second one, adore the bright colours

hellerlittle said...

Hallo Brenda,
I love the soft vintage feeling of your canvas !!!!
As well as I love butterflies also the 2nd one is an eyecatcher for me
CU hellerlittle

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties. The bottom one has one of my fave phrases, gorgeous colours

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Brenda, what a lovely card so love those colours. Just beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win a prize. Have a great day

Pen x

Sindhu said...

Both the projects are so pretty...The second one is my favourite...

Marianne said...

Love how the butterflies in your first card appear to be dancing in the air, Brenda. And your second card is so pretty, with those delicious colours and the embossing paste through the rays stencil does give the appearance of rays of light coming down,
Have a good weekend!
Marianne x

ALI said...

As always Brenda stunning work, both up my street with the inkiness. I just wished I could create a canvas worth showing...lol

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love the serenity both the projects exude!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Craftnut said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy x

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
Two pretty creations, I love the frame and soft colours on the first. Your Penny Black card is really beautiful, love your colour combo.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Brenda, how are you? Feeling stronger I hope. I love your two crafty projects today. You have used my favourite sentiment stamp on your butterflies card, I really must make another card with it soon.
I also saw some of your samples on the Chocolate Baroque shows this week, very beautiful as always.
Take care
Lesley

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely framed creation and your butterfly card if beautiful such gorgeous colours

Anne

christine nardone said...

Love both your projects but the second one is my fav. Love the colour combo....I love this stamp too and it is my go to stamp. :) Just Love the sentiment. x

Wendy L said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the first one best though, xxx

Craftyfield said...

So glad you used that stencil it's reminded me I actually bought it a few months ago and I it's totally right for the project I have in mind! Love your gorgeous canvas, the crackle is really good! As to the second card, the colours make me swoon...

scrAPpamondo said...

Two masterpiece, Brenda!! The frame looks fantastic, great use of the crayons! My herat has falled in love with your card.... such a marvellous blending of colours, love very much this palette, is one of my favourite ever... Great stencils, too! The butterflies and the dragonfly are just wonderful!
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Have a great weekend my friend!

Barb said...

Two beautiful makes Brenda. The canvas in that crackly frame looks gorgeous. I really like the rays behind the butterflies. My favourite though is the second. The colours are so beautiful and that is a such a lovely sentiment. I can see why it's a favourite of yours. I line the colour matched seam binding too. Barbxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Another 2 amazingly gorgeous projects B - I envy your talent.
Love them both but the purple/blue combo wins the day! x

aussie aNNie said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, both are just stunning.x{aNNie}

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, both of your cards are gorgeous, I especially like the bright colours of the 2nd one :) Take good care of yourself, Shirleyxx (ps.. not here for the giveaway which is kind of you though)

Robin said...

Your mixed media skills are fabulous! I love these! Butterflies are gorgeous! The sun burst stencil I have as well and have never been able to make it look so beautiful! Lots of prayers and hugs for you always, Robin

Whisper said...

Oooo both are fabby hun, i especially like the PB one, just purely for the colours, Luv Sam x

Petra L said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, special the one with the Penny Black stamp as this is a stamp I'am searching for and hard to get. beautiful....amazing..can't express how beautiful these cards are.
Love your give away and thank you for the change to win these.

Hugs, Petra

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow very beautiful projects and use of colours Brenda
Gr Karin

Diny said...

Wow....wat heb je PRACHTIGE kaarten gemaakt Brenda....schitterend!
Groetjes Diny

Fiki said...

firs card is so pretty!
other card is gorgeous!
love colors!
thank you for chance!
would love to try those crayons!
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SARN said...

WOW - both projects are fantastic Brenda. Love the neutrals of the first and the zingy colours of the last!

Very generous of you to give away TH Distress Crayons.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane said...

2 beautiful cards Brenda...such lovely images and colours. I hope you are getting some of the wonderful sunshine we have enjoyed this afternoon. Take care xxx

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous piece of art Brenda. I love your canvas and all those lovely details. I can never get a good re ult when I stamp on canvas!
Hugs
Carol x

Karen P said...

Both of these are drop dead gorgeous Brenda! Just love both of them, the colours and the butterflies on the bottom really do call my name. I hope you are feeling better? I know how hard it is living and dealing daily with health issues, although mine are nothing like yours hun. Thank you very much for the chance to win the crayons, I'm itching to get some xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful creations. Have a great weekend.

Margreet said...

Both are gorgeous projects Brenda....love your use of materials and colors!
xxx Margreet

cuilliesocks said...

Two beautiful makes Brenda, love them both. The muted shades of your canvas are just so lovely, and the butterflies flying in the suns rays is so pretty, I love the frame with it's crackle.
Gorgeous second card, the colours are glorious and such fabulous stamping, brilliant background, Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
what very wonderful creations and your work on both is so very superb.
Love them both as they are so gorgeous.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the subtle colors on the canvas, and the bold color combo on the card! Love the effect of the sun rays on both of these!

Sarah said...

Beautiful butterflies Brenda and the colours on each project are gorgeous xx

Kath said...

Two beautiful creations - I love the the subtle colours of your frame - but also love the vibrant colours of the card! Thank you for the chance of winning the Distress Crayons.
Kath x

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda.
Love that frame and the gorgeous background on your first card and the stunning colours on your second. I love the way you have gone from subtle to bold on these cards.

Kath x

KandA said...

As always two amazing creations but my favourite has to be the second. I do love that sentiment and the colours and butterflies are gorgeous. Hope things are going well for you xx

Gerrina said...

Wow I love butterflies and they look great on the canvas and the card! Great sponging and crackle-work on your beautiful canvas! (My favorite today) And super colours on your card :)! Hope you have a good and relaxing weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Glennis said...

Love your projects as usual, Brenda, I would love to try the crayons, they look good

Ellibelle said...

These are both beautiful Brenda, you do amazing work with dylusions, I have neglected mine. Might have to give them a try again!

Valerija said...

Wonderful canvas Brenda. Love the butterflies and the colours, especially on the second one. Great job!
Valerija xx

Maxine D said...

Oh my goodness Brenda these are absolutely stunning creations - I do love the DT one for Allsorts - the bronzes and browns are beautiful and with the touch of blue.
The blues and mauves are one of my favourite combinations, and those butterflies are also some of my favourite stamps...
Blessings
Maxine

Debra K. said...

Two fabulous creations! My favourite though is the first one as I love the vintage feel to it with the muted natural colours. The stamping looks wonderful especially the butterflies. Gorgeous! Debra x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Waauuw wat een prachtige kaart schitterend met de vlinder mooie kleur heb je gebruikt.
Groetjes Gerrie

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous crackle effect and beautiful butterflies on the canvas-and love the colours and sentiment on the card
Carol x

Pollard Carole said...

Just wonderful your designs are always so beautiful these are just fabulous I love them both and especially that gorgeous sentiment. Thank you for the chance to win these Tim holtz crayons you are so kind love and hugs Carole x

Linby said...

Two fab designs, one so soft and subtle and the other all my fav purples - beautiful. Would love to win those Timmy crayons - I don't have that set. Lynn x

pinky said...

They are two beauties Brenda. The second one has such beautiful eye catching colours and the first is just oozing your talent!!

Pat said...

Beautiful canvas with such subtle colours, I love the colours and the gorgeous butterflies on the second. I hope you are having a good weekend.

Pat xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Brenda! I've been sick with the flu since Wednesday but I'm at least up reading today. One minute hot, the next minute, I'm shivering. I have a very nasty cough too. Enough of my problems... I do love butterflies! These caught my eye right away, as did the word giveaway! I would love to win your Distress Markers! Haven't tried them yet! I love your framed canvas and your gorgeous card! I hope you are well these days, my friend. Stay away from the flu! Caught mine from Brian and he was sick in bed for a week so I guess it's several more days of suffering for me...Take care...

Dora said...

Both cards are fabulous. Beautiful frame and colour on the first card.
And I love the text on the second card, and also the bright purple/blue colour.

Tina Z. said...

wow, I just love your canvas, amazing colours and design ...

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love the butterflies in both! The color of the second card is fab!

Berina RGA said...

and thanks for the giveaway! You are very generous!

linda said...

these are both beautifully designed brenda! i especially love the colours in the second one and might have to try that colour combo.

Greta said...

Oh wow--2 incredible projects, Brenda! Love the copper embossing on the first one & the soft background and the colors on the second one are some of my favorites--absolutely love that card! What a neat prize--have been wondering if I "need" some of those crayons!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Saw this mid month inspiration over at Penny Black and had to pop over as you've sued favourite colours there, such work indeedy!
I've not heard of the distress ink crayons so will have to check what they are, great neutral pack!! I guess they maybe like other watercolour crayons perhaps.. so many mediums and techniques!!
Great first piece too B. Trust you're keeping fairly well with minimum pain and discomfit.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

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Rainey's Craft Room said...

Butterflies are such pretty elements for focal pieces on our work and both your projects are delightful. The frame is so special and full of crackle texture , I love it.
Lorraine

Knyazzy I. said...

Очень красиво!

Mrs.B said...

Love the butterfly canvas Brenda, the frame slooks wonderful. Stunning colours on the second card and of course it's a fabulous quote.
Avril xx

MaryH said...

Just spotted your link at Maxine's blog, which reminded me to pop over and see these 2 wonderful cards. Such different colorways and designs, but each is just so gorgeous. Love the sunrays on #1's neutral shades, and the dimension of those flittering butterflies. The crackle frame is perfect to show this off. Then I see the rainbow blues & purples, another awesome look with the butterflies. What an artist you are! TFS & Hugs

Planetsusie said...

Hi there Brenda - just popped over from Allsorts to say that this is such a wonderful creation! I've never done anything like this myself as I usually make cards but you have certainly given me some ideas for the future. I absolutely love the background of 'rays' coming down from the top corner with the crackle effect and rudbeckia flowers on the frame itself. Ooooh I'm starting to feel creative!! Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I love both your creations, I have to say the purple one is my fav as love those 2 colours together, Just popped by via Allsorts, Love Hazelxx

ionabunny said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Love the neutrals on the first one. The rays background is lovely. Hugz

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful Butterflies! It does not get any more freeing than butterflies, does it, Brenda? I especially like the top masterpiece, with the warmth of the morning sunshine bringing Light and Love to the world! Gorgeously put together! Both wonderful cards. Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

These are both so beautiful Brenda but I really find myself drawn the the second one as the colours are quite dramatic. I adore the butterflies and it's one of my all time favourite sentiments. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Sara Barker said...

I love your sunbeams on both of these pieces! Gorgeous makes! I particularly love the blues and purple shades!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Stunning! One looks vintage and one looks vibrant!

Marjeta said...

Can´t say wich one is the best. Both cards are fantastic. As usually I admire your stamp combination and try to learn from you.

Marjeta

coldwaters2 said...

Two stunning projects Brenda I am in awe of the beauty of them both, the ink work is outstanding I especially love the sun burst effect on the top one, also the lovely colour palettes you have chosen for both, exceptional work as always
hugs
lorraine x

Mari Kytöharju said...

Very beautiful cards, I love those backgrounds and butterflies

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! I love the purply one, so vivid and pretty. Teal and purple are my two favourite colours :D

Tanya xx

Janis said...

Oh, my....what GORGEOUS projects!!! Thank you for sharing your process....reading through it whle examining your awesome creations is like attending a wonderful mixed media class!! Such fabulous techniques and stunning results. Thank you so much for your generous blog candy, too!
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Dot said...

Beautiful cards you have made, Brenda,
Dorte x

butterfly said...

Beautiful butterflies - I especially love that wonderful crackle effect frame and the soft neutrals of the first - so pretty.
Alison x

Juls said...

Stunning creations xx