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Friday, 4 May 2018

Fragrant flowers by Brenda

Good morning all you crafty Peeps, I hope you are enjoying Spring now that it has finally arrived.

Today's it my turn to share some inspiration using the beautiful stamps Lesley showcased on Hochanda recently, it's was all about Floral's which was right up me street. The collection at the top uses stamps from both the Honey Bee and Fragrant Honeysuckle stamp sets all stamped using Distress Markers direct to stamp and a spritz of water to help blend the colours. The base cards and matching box were all made using dies and before I assembled the lid I stamped around the edges with the same stamps, used a honeycomb die to created the inner of the lid and added little bees stamped, coloured and cut out from the Honey Bee set.

For this one I created a central square mask and then a narrow square mask using dies, with them in place (the white areas) I repeat stamped one of the images from the Fragrant Honeysuckle set, again using Distress Markers and then coloured the flowers with sparkle pens.........only after doing all of this did I remove the masks to reveal the finished 'pattern'. Finally a Butterfly form Just Butterflies.

This fan was just a bit of fun rally, I came across the chipboard kit hidden in a box and long forgotten so it seemed the perfect time to give it some paint and ink as the Digitalis from the Honey Bee set fitted the panels beautifully. I painted all the elements of the fan with purple and gold acrylic paints and then stamped the Digitalis using Versamark and detail gold embossing powder on the purple sections and Versafine black on the gold section, colouring those flowers with the same purple paint. Once dry I fixed the top section of the fan over the decorated base and added a tassel and embellishment.

More Digitalis using Honey Bee, this time stamped onto an Oxide DI background which I applied after using masking fluid to cover a circle before applying. I stamped the flowers with Versafine black and coloured in with sparkle pens and stamped some of the smaller Digitalis onto the background before adding some stenciling and a sentiment from Words of Inspiration.

Happy weekend everyone and my thanks for popping in to take a peek at my shares.


  1. Wonderful creations by Brenda. I love them all but the little note set is stunning. Beautiful colours and such an unusual shape, the Honeycombe looks great with the little bees on. Sandra x

  2. Beautiful projects Brenda, love the foxgloves xx

  3. OMGosh Brenda, all of your creations are absolutely stunning. The hexagon box and cards are just marvellous, and would make s such a fabulous gift, and the fan is glorious, what colours, love everything, Kate x

  4. These are stunning Brenda, love the gorgeous box and cards.
    Linda xxx

  5. Wow!!! Stunning and just amazing creations! Love the sweet boxes! The card is adorable and that fun is really gorgeous!!

  6. These are all gorgeous Brenda. Thank you for sharing these.

  7. Such creative pieces with the boxes and the fan Brenda and two beautiful cards with some clever masking and also fabulous colouring throughout. I adore the foxgloves, such an atmospheric and pretty scene. x

  8. Every one of your projects is really lovely, very inventive too :)


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