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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Golden Summer by Brenda

Morning to you all, Brenda here with a few more creations using the Eastern inspired stamps and stencils from Lesley's recent Hochanda shows. 

My starting point for the above card was a background of Distress Oxides, I then placed a large circle mask and built up the backdrop to my scene with DI's and Silhouette Palace 1 and Silhouette Palace 2 masks, taking off most of the ink from the sponge to achieve a softer finish. Next I stamped the Palace from Indian Textiles............I find my Timmy stamp platform so helpful with silhouette stamps as my dexterity is non too good, but with the platform I can over stamp to achieve a really deep impression. No idea why I resisted the idea for so long! Finally I stamped some leaves across the top using a stamp from Natures Paisley.

A fairly simple one here, another Distress Oxide background but much softer using only Squeezed Lemonade and a smidgen of Fossilised Amber, again I added some background stencilling with Silhouette Palace 1 and then stamped both of the Elephants from Indian Elephant and some trailing foliage using a stamp from June Fairy and added some dots with Liquid Pearls.

Some inky fun with this one, yet again Distress Oxides for the background followed by some stencilling using Useful Leaves and the word Summer from Seasonal Journey mask set and some random stamping using leaves from Natures Paisley. The large leaves are also from the same set, stamped and heat embossed with detail gold powder, cut out and fixed onto the base along with a opal embellishment. Finally I rubbed some gilding wax over the leaves and word.

Many thanks for your visits and kind comment which are always appreciated.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, Kate x

  2. Wow, stunning works, so vibrant and dreaming!!!

  3. Fab - love the colours you've used.

  4. Some fabulous scenic stamping on the first two Brenda, and love the framing with black on the first to go with the silhouette palace, and then the more delicate ivy like tendrils on the second with the pretty asymetrical elephants in the foreground. The third is full of lovely texture with the stencilled leaves and word and the added paisley shaped leaves on top, and I love the embellishment you have added, and again framed with some pretty leaves and love the gold and orange tones. x


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