Saturday, 8 July 2017

Magical and Mythical



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Ellie is hosting her first challenge since joining the team and has a super theme for us of 'Magical and Mythical'. We have two lovely prizes on offer this week so double the reason to join in.

My card at the top uses all Chocolate Baroque stamps, a sample for the recent Hochanda  TVshows where the focus was Fairies. The background was a bit of an experiment as I wanted to try mixing Oxide inks with gilding polish so I mixed a pale blue polish with vintage photo and broken china oxide inks on a craft sheet, spritzed with water and mica spray, laid a piece of 600gsm Fabriano onto the wet mixture and rather like the muted result.

I then stamped the castle in the background, the fairy to the fore and a few flowers around the edge. Next I bleached the colour from the Fairy and coloured with watered down pale blue gilding polish and also dragged out some colour in the castle. Then randomly stamped some harlequins here and there.........I usually hold background stamps rather than mounting on a block, that way you can bend the stamp to get the pattern more or less where you want it. Finally, a CB sentiment which I cut into pieces to arrange on my card.


My second card uses an assortment of Lavinia stamps, I started by using masking fluid to create a sun and then added Brushos and not too much water as I wanted to keep the colour areas separate. Once dry which only takes moments I rubbed away the masking fluid and stamped the scene, coloured the little houses with pencils and glitter here and there.

Happy weekend all and I hope you will join us over at Allsorts this week.

40 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

two stunning cards. I adore the first one. Have a great weekend.

Mervi said...

Two totally stunning cards!
Happy weekend;-))m

Glennis said...

Lovely cards Brenda, that is a great challenge, I hope I have time to enter!

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - love the really ethereal effect on the top one, and the second one with the washing line gave me a real smile, it is so whimsical.
Blessings
Maxine

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely magical cards Brenda just love the fairy washing line....enjoy the weekend

Anne

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How lovely they both are. You are so clever with your backgrounds x

Wendy L said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, great images, xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Very gorgeous magical cards B, love them both.xx
Have a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Craftyfield said...

Both cards have wonderful, technically proficient backgrounds and perfectly magical! Enjoy the summer weather Brenda!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love these cards Brenda and the first one is so dreamy. The more you look at that gorgeous background, the more you see. I really like the muted colour tones too. Your second card is as different again and I love how you've managed to get the colour of the Brushos so subtle, mine usually turns out really deep in colour, perhaps I just need to use a little less. Enjoy your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, beautifully designed and coloured, the CB images are wonderful, and such a fabulous composition.
Love the second card too especially the little line of washing, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, I love them both so much.

Sue xx

Sarah said...

These are certainly magical and mythical Brenda. Love the soft colours of the first and equally the jewel colours on the second and the pixie washing line certainly made me smile. Surprise has recovered thankfully and doing well, we had a livery move away in the spring so kept the paddock free to make a bit of Mallows hay...the first time in 15 years!! I am still sniffing it!! xx

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda. The first one is so elegant, with a great sentiment. I love the scene you've created on the second - lovely background. xx

Gerrina said...

2 Great cards! Love the soft colours on the first and that is my favorite! Great text aswell! Wish you a relaxing good weekend!

Leanne Harris said...

These cards are lovely Brenda, I love the muted colours on the first one but the second one is my favourite - has to be because it's Lavinia Stamps!!! These always seem to make me smile, the bright colours are perfect for Lavinia stamps and you just seem to get drawn in to any scene that is created with them - both are really lovely Brenda xxx

rachel said...

two beautiful magical makes Brenda - really fabulous! Hugs Rachel x

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful cards, great images and especially love the sentiment on the first card.

Kath x

ALI said...

Love them Brenda, great colours and images.

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda but the first is my favourite too-fabulous background
Carol x

Fiki said...

Those cards are so very pretty!
havea nice day!
hugs!

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, very creative!
Valerija xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Je kaarten zijn weer prachtig Brenda
Groetjes Gerrie

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 very beautiful cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two gorgeous cards as always Brenda, your background on the first one is just magical, love it.
Lorraine

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Brenda, both cards are very beautiful. Love them!
Hugs Carola

Tracy said...

Wow these are fabulous, I adore the fairy washing line in your second card, how magical.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

May said...

Two Beautiful cards Brenda...I also adore the fairy washing line...thanks for the tip with the background stamping I never thought of that one... Have a happy creative week ahead... May x

KandA said...

Two gorgeous magical cards Brenda. Fabulous backgrounds and stamping, especially the fun fairy scene on the second xx

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Brenda your stamping is just out of this world and I just adore these two creations.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the gorgeous colours on the background of the second card and the Lavinia stamps make a fabulous scene.

Pat xx

Sally H said...

Two stunning creations! That is a fabulous background on the first - a wonderful colour combo. Love your background on the second too (I never manage to get brushos like that!), and that fairy clothesline is wonderful!

Greta said...

Beautifully artistic cards, Brenda! The first one is so elegant with the soft colors & love how you cut apart the sentiment!

Linby said...

Two wonderful mystical cards I love the soft colours on the first and the bright colours of the second one too. That little washing line is just so sweet.

Di said...

Lovely cards Brenda! Both so magical - and the teeny washing line is just so sweet! Hope things are going well for you with stuff happening this week.

Hugs

Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

Back again B, thanks for your kind comment. I have often made the tissue, glitter, glue and acetate project and it sure is gorgeous...looking forward to yours.xx [aNNie]

Darnell said...

Two beauties, Brenda! Perfect post title! I just got my first Lavinia stamps and can't wait to play with them! Thank you for the inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love your second card. It's a beautiufl magical scenery.

Carol said...

Beautiful cards, as always, love your backgrounds x Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Such lovely cards!