Saturday, 12 July 2014

Splish, Splash Splosh and a butterfly



My friend Tracy has chosen the them of Splish, Splash Splosh at Allsorts this week and our sponsors are Crafty Ribbons.

I made this one a few weeks ago using the Sizzix Accordian die and these fun bathing images from Nicecrane Greetings from the Seaside design sheet.. I stamped the base bard elements with an Inkilicious backround stamp and inked to give an effect of water and added some nautical elements with pieces cut on the Cricut.


My second card is one I made for the current Butterfly Challenge whose theme is One Layer cards, I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the Top 3 with my pink card last month.....thank you so much Mrs A. That card had a rather large butterfly so I am hoping the one on this card is not too insignificant. The image is Indigo Blue, Fabriano watercolour cardstock and a backgrond created by inking a small acrylic block with distress inks, spritzing and using that as the 'stamp' to create a random pattern. I bleached out the lady's face, some of the flowers and the butterfly, coloured with Wink of Stella pens and added some glossy accent to the butterfly and little birdie.

Whatever you are up to I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

40 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your seaside accordion card Brenda and love how you've coloured your gorgeous lady

Anne

Craftnut said...

Lovely Brenda, Tracy xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards again.
Gr Elly

Helene E said...

Love your creations today, the ladystamp is fantastic with all its details

Sarah said...

LOVE those ladies in their bathing costumes Brenda and the accordian style suits them perfectly. Love the grungy look of the second card, it's brilliant and I am quite jealous as my attempts at this sort of inkiness always end up in the bin!! Love your new header too. The barley and wheat around here is just about ready so I suspect the combines will be fired up in a day or two. I used to dread harvest time when we were farming as I seemed to have endless trips to Bibury, Glos for spares and the boys whinging in the back was not conducive to a pleasant drive!! Martin drove the combine and his brother the forager so neither could do the trip!! Happy days!! xx

rachel said...

wonderful makes Brenda - fabulous Nicecrane images on the first and I love that indigo blu stamp - brilliant work! Have a great day xx

Jacee said...

This first card is fabulous Brenda, looks absolutely stunning, I love it! the second, well what can I say, Beautiful!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Brenda these are both beautiful, I love the images and the design of that first card, I really must try that.have a great weekend
Kevin xx

ALI said...

Beautiful cards B, Hope you had a good holiday!

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Brenda. I love images and wonderful design on your first card. The image and colours on your second are so beautiful too.
Take care
Sue xx

Shylaa Shree said...

both the card are pretty,but the second one is stunning brenda. happy weekend to you
Adhiraacreations

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Wendy L said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the first one is amazing, xxx

Linby said...

Love how you have been using the accordion die and this one is great too. Love the second card too with the different styles.
Have a great weekend.
Lynn x

scrAPpamondo said...

Very gourgous cards! I love especially Splish, Splash Splosh, this vintage card is so much realistic and it makes to desire a bath in sea!!!!

Bad Kitty said...

lovely cards

Gail said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Hope you're well!

Ellie said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda, love the different panels on the first one, such pretty vintage image, and I am so loving how you created the background on the second card. And beautiful image stamp too!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous work , I love the vintage bathing beauties . janex

Mrs A. said...

Another superb card. I love the colour combinations. It's a fabulous stamp to use for my theme. I like the idea of using the acrylic blook to create the background effect. Thank you for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Kat said...

Love the fun images on your first card Brenda. And the image on the second one is really pretty. I was intrigued by the idea of a butterfly challenge so I had to pop over and have a look. I like the idea as I often use butterflies.

Have a lovely weekend.

Take care,

Kat xx

kanda said...

Two amazing cards Breanda. Fabulous fun images on the splish splash splosh and the butterfly card is so beautiful - love the colours and the way you bleached her face xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous creations, very cleverly put together and great colours. I remember photo's of my Grandma and her Sisters in bathing outfits like those.

Kath x

Sally H said...

two beautiful cards, Brenda! I love them both! the worn paint stamp works so well horizontally as water - inspired!

Berina RGA said...

both are amazing Brenda... love the accordian cut.. very nice..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Merry said...

Two amazing cards. Love that Butterfly challenge card....for one layer you certainly have beautiful array of textures and colours on your card.

Gerrina said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the elements and background you ad at the first and the shape. But the second is my favorite; the background is great and the colours beautiful and bright! That inspires me to use the Fabrianopaper again! Enjoy the sunday; hope you have a fun one planned! Hugs, Gerrina

Annmaree of Oz said...

Fantastic vintage beach images Brenda, you give them such life and presence in your work! Perfect frames and embellishments for them!

Great one layer card, too! Fun challenge, I will have to check it out!

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, I especially love the top one :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Love your cards Brenda
luv
Debby

Leikkaan Mervi said...

fabulous summertime cards Brenda, have a lovely Sunday too,-))m

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant cards Brenda love the triple cut one, have that die and love those super colours and image used plus your second card, wow, it's brilliant..xxx
♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the fun of the first and the second has such a gorgeous image and lovely colours. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Pat xx

Desire Fourie said...

Its always a joy to pop in here and once again your creations are out of the ball park. Just love the vintage feel of both.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

walchowDesign said...

Love how use created the background pattern with the acrylic block and how the vintage lady stands out!

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Really loving the accordion one.
Mags
x

Tracy said...

This is a fabulous creation for my water theme, and you know I love vintage. Love your second card too. Lovely colours.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the shape of the first and those Beach Babes are gorgeous x Susan x

scrappymo! said...

Two great card as always, Brenda. Sorry I missed this ine earlier...but I always do return to catch up!

The first is so funand carefree...our days at the beach were similar when the girls were young. I was always with them searching for seashells among the sand

The second is beautiful...that image is wonderful and you have coloured it beautifully! .

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Oh my! The cards are so gorgeous! Love the second one ..its totally stunning!

 
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