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Friday, 11 August 2017

Happy Birthday (by Brenda)

Good morning, I hope you are doing well and enjoying the Summer.

It's my turn to post some inspiration from the lovely new floral stamps and colouring pages that Lesley released on Hochanda in July.

For this card I used a diluted mix of Distress Ink to wash a piece of white cardstockock and then used the beautiful Floral Harmony stamp which I repeat stamped using Versamark and detail white embossing powder. After coloring the flowers with sparkle pens I used Distress Ink and a stencil to add some flourishes to the top corner, next I took three square dies but before cutting I used them as a guide to place the stamped sentiment which is from Words to Dazzle and Sparkle. I then cut the piece into three and layered up onto a piece of black card using foam pads and made each layer slightly higher as I worked towards the centre.

And here is a colouring page from me from the Colouring Collection which has the most adorable designs. It's a well known fact to those who know me that I am not a colourist but I have to say I really did enjoy doing this one for which I used colouring pencils and blending solution. When finished I added some tiny dots using Liquid Pearls.

My thanks to you all for taking a peek today and if you were lucky enough to grab yourself some of the new stamps and pages I know you will be having fun creating with them.


  1. Fabulous cards, Brenda! I always think to try the first one technique you used to give a 3D look, and then I forgot to do it :(
    Love the colours and the gorgous stamps you used for your cards, they are so sweet and gorgous!
    Hope you are going well!!
    Here today is cloudy and seems it's coming to rain a bit. In other parts of Italy there are storms and disasters because of too much water!

  2. Two beautiful pieces of work Brenda and love the layering on the first and the added dots around parts of the flowers is delightful on the second, and love the colours used and the way you have coloured both, so pretty. x

  3. Stunning work Brenda, especially your card, the layers are wonderful, Kate x

  4. Beautiful work Brenda. I really like how you've stamped the images on your first card over three layers, it looks fabulous. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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