Saturday, 11 March 2017

Strike a Pose



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Mervi has chosen the theme of Ladies and Girls to tie in with International Women's Week which was on Wednesday, we have a super prize of the lovely Indigo Blue Miss Austen stamp.

Both of my cards are samples made for Create and Craft TV shows, the top one for the latest release from Rare Earth called 'Strike a Pose'. Rare Earth are Tattered Lace's new range of stamps and the latest release will be aired live on Tuesday and I am told my samples have been used for the promotional video for this range of stamps which rather chuffed me. The one below uses some of the Art Deco releases.........and if you like that era there are more coming along on 21st March's Pick of the Day.

I stamped the lovely lady agove from the 'Strike a Pose' collection and coloured her with Spectrum Pencils......now I never thought I would hear myself say this but I actually thoroughly enjoyed colouring in these samples, I've got a long way to go with my colouring but it's a start. The sentiment is computer generated and I kept it all simple with just some ribbon and flowers. I hope this will fit the current Snippets Playground challenge, I was unusually frugal with this one and gutted the bottom white mat to create the top one with the stamping on.

The card below features one of the ladies and circle dies which were part of the TL Art Deco releases and I teamed them up with Graphic 45 DP's which I though had a bit of an Art Deco feel to them.


My teamies have loads of inspiration to share again this week so I do hope you will pop over and take a peek.

Happy weekend all.

46 comments:

Mervi said...

Both gorgeous cards, love the pretty female image, something to add on my shopping list... and lovely colouring too!
Fabulous art deco card, very stylish.
Happy weekend,sun is shining here;-))m

Wendy L said...

They are both super samples Brenda, so they should be used, xxx

Craftyfield said...

I love both cards, each brilliant in its own way! Didn't realised Rare Earth was Tattered Lace until you mentioned it! I find it increasingly hard to keep up with new products/brands, there is so much coming out nowadays... I hope I will see the video showing off your expert makes! xx

Valerija said...

Your cards are really fantastic. Love them both!
Valerija xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
Two beautiful cards today. The lady stamp in the top card is stunning and just my type of stamp, lots of areas to colour. I am a huge fan of Art Deco and love these dies from Tattered Lace so much so that I bought the set when they were on Create and Craft at Christmas time. The ladies in this set are also fabulous to colour and paper piece.
Enjoy your weekend.
Lesley

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love them both

aussie aNNie said...

Miss Austen is a beautiful stamp B, two lovely show cards.xx ♥[aNNie]

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love your lady in lemon Brenda. You've shaded her dress beautifully and the whole card looks totally clean and fresh, just perfect for this time of year. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda. The first one is so elegant and the image beautifully coloured. I love the striking design of the second one. xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, I love them both. Yellow is not a colour that I would normally go for but your gorgeous lady is beautiful, as is the wonderful deco lady too.

Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two beuatiful cards Brenda your first card is so elegant and such a stunning image and just love the Art Deco card especially the colours....

Anne

Gaby Dierx said...

I love the yellow dress!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Pat said...

Simply gorgeous stamped lady Brenda, so elegant and super colouring. Lovely Art Deco card too great colours.

Pat xx

Helen said...

Love the cards, especially strike a pose - great colouring! Hope you're keeping as well as possible. xx

Robin said...

Both your cards are so beautiful and elegant! I love the bright yellow! Hugs, Robin

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous both the cards, so feminine and elegant!! Awesome colouring with your pencils in the first one and love the gorgous art deco feel of the second one!
I wish you a lovely weekend!

Ellibelle said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda, the yellow dress looks beautiful and happy to hear you enjoyed coloring it. I find coloring very relaxing, but it takes a lot of time which is not always there.
And what an amazing design on the second card! Everything goes so well together, a very artistic creation! Something I could imagine seeing in a modern art gallery.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love the lady in the first card, a gorgeous stamp and the yellow looks so right , I've seen the tl card on their galleries , also put it on my pinterest , it's a real stunner , you are a talented crafter Brenda . Hope your feeling ok , I'm a bit off this week , a day without pain and tiredness would be lovely.
jane x

Crafting Queen said...

These are two really beautiful cards. Love the softness of the first one. Have a great weekend.

Astrid Maclean said...

Two totally stunning cards!! The monochrome colour ways make for such an elegant look, they are both amazing, each in their own way!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards and so very different from each other! How wonderful to have your cards featured on their video! Hope you're doing okay, my friend!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love your coloring of the ladies dress in the Strike a Pose! Very pretty!!

Barb said...

Both cards are totally stunning Brenda. Your colouring on the first is lovely and the bow looks very pretty. Congratulations on having your cards featured in the promotional video. That's really special. Barbxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards and the first is very elegant Brenda
Gr Karin

Sarah said...

It's a slippery slope Brenda...first pencils, then the Illustrator pens will sneak in!! You have done a fantastic job of colouring her in, the folds of her dress are wonderful and the colour is like a spring day (rather like the one we have enjoyed I Dorset today!!). The colours of your Art Deco card are right up my street...fab card!! xx

KandA said...

Both wonderful cards Brenda, especially love the first with thst super image which you've coloured beautifully xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda,
Hope you are having a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

rachel said...

both cards are stunning Brenda but I love the first one - the yellow just sings to me. Hope you are keeping well my lovely xx

Kathleen said...

A really elegant card for the first card, love the choice of yellow for that wonderful dress.
Afraid I am not an Art Deco fan but it is a great card for that type of card and a great choice of colours and papers.
Think I have made a mistake as I seem to be the only one who has DSB as a sponsor this week as well as the stamp.

Kath x

Joan said...

Two fab cards Brenda, I love the lady on the first one and the lovely yellow you have used. I do a lot of "gutting" since I got my stitched dies, if I don't use it on the card I'm making at the time I pop them in a box on my table ,handy for a quick topper !

Joan x

Mrs.B said...

Twp gorgeous cards Brenda, love the pretty image and design of the first, and it's a stunning ArtDeco die cut on the second.
Avril xx

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards, Brenda. That first one is gorgeous and your colouring is spot on! I really love this image.
The second sure does capture the Art Deco theme.

SARN said...

Both cards are stunning Brenda.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Two beautiful cards love the Art Deco dies but my favourite is the first one-beautiful image and love the zingy yellow colour and gorgeous bow
Carol x

Craftychris said...

Two gorgeous cards! Fab colouring on the first one. Congratulations on having your cards in the promotional video! xxx

Di said...

Gosh B - what fabulous colouring! So delicate and I adore the image you used - along with the wonderful bow and diamante buckle.

Also love your Art Deco card as well!

Hugs

Di xx

ALI said...

Two gorgeous card, great colouring on the first one. Well deserved on the promotional video.

Babs Watson said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda just love the first one and her beautiful dress, you have coloured her so lovely. Hope you are keeping well

Hugs Babs x

Fiki said...

very beautiful cards!
hugs

Gerrina said...

The first card is one I like just because the dress looks so festive and that yellow looks so great! But the circkles on the 2nd card are still the most neautiful diecut circles that I have seen up till now, so that's my favorite this time!

Juls said...

Love this, love the paper piecing xx

Margik said...

Hi Brenda! Both cards are fabulous! The first one is so gorgeous, the image is totally beautiful, and the second one is so creative! A great job!
Mar x

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
I love your choice of image,on your first card so elegant beautiful details, and the design too, totally gorgeous. Fab Art Deco creation too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen P said...

Wow Brenda! Both of these are absolutely stunning and so very elegant too. I love the top one the yellow dress is just stunning and one I would love to own except I look awful in yellow lol! The second is so different yet so perfect in many ways too. The lovely rich colours and the beautiful die cuts, just very elegant and beautiful, fantastic projects Mrs! xx

MaryH said...

Saw your gorgeous lady over at the Snippets Playground. Doesn't this lovely lady in her beautiful dress, remind you of the splendid styles that were back in the '50-s? (I'm thinking Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, those ladies in the full gowns and these would move & swirl so gracefully) The sunshine yellow colors just brightened my day. #2 totally different style & colors, but so unique with this design. So much texture & feeling of movement on the card. Love those hot earthy colors too. TFS & Hugs (hope you have been doing well!)

Greta said...

2 incredible cards, Brenda! The lady in yellow is stunning--gorgeous coloring! The other one is so artistic & unique--love it!

 
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