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Sunday, 17 November 2019

Grungy bloom by Brenda

Good morning everyone, Brenda here with a few more shares from last months Hochanda shows which featured a super selection of new stamps made from Lesley's personal collection of ephemera and I might add were a delight to work with.

The card at the top uses unusually for me blue, it's not a colour I use often, blue and yellow DI's blended together and Floral Grunge stamped focally, elements of Baroque Ephemera 2 stamped randomly around it and the crackle sections of the floral stamp added around the edge. Finally some very light colouring with pencils.

This one was great fun to make, an Oxide background, elements of stamps from both Baroque Ephemera 1 and Baroque Ephemera 2 stamped randomly onto the background, one of the label and numbers stamped onto scraps of card and fixed onto the background along with some rice paper pleated and added, buttons, twine an chipboard numbers. An easy one to do where you can't go wrong!

This is a little gist set of notelets and matching envelopes with a band to hold them together. After inking a focal section on each card I stamped images from Music Fanfare and Art of Chess multi buy, using Versafine Clair ink, masked and stamped the envelopes to match and the band.

I inked two panels with DI, added some stencilling and random stamping around the edges of one, then stamped Movie Strip Collage to the second and cut away the top, glue around the sides and bottom of this piece and placed over the first panel to create a pocket. I then made two tags and stamped with images from Baroque Ephemera 1 and Baroque Ephemera 2 and finally coloured the blooms with Koh-i-noor paints.

I sourced a chequered patter from the Internet and printed out to form the base 'chess board'  and then stamped one of the chess pieces from Music Fanfare and Art of Chess multi buy onto the top section and used a piece of ribbon across the centre. The chess pieces were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with detail clear EP onto a piece a card which I coloured with glimmer acrylic paints, cut out and placed onto my chess board.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you like my take on the stamps.


  1. Beautiful cards Brenda, love the stamps xx

  2. You are very creative, Brenda, all your pieces look so artistry and beautiful!!
    Absolutely LOVE the first one, there is a light inside that card!! And the second one is more masculine and fun with the pleated paper and the buttons! The set of musical themed notelets is very elegant and love the band with that heart!
    The pocket card has a lovely vintage feel and LOVE that big flower! The final one is really striking! Such different card with a great sentiment!

  3. Well such a lot to love Brenda. The notelets are a great idea and the ephemera stamps really make a wonderful background, and the Floral Grunge and Movie Strip flowers beautifully coloured with their gorgeous brightly coloured backgrounds and lastly the chess board and cut out pieces work perfectly and also love the background randomly covered with some more uncoloured chess pieces.. a great look. x

  4. Gorgeous, love the notelet set. Creative Blessings. x

  5. Such beautiful work Brenda and so much lovely stamping. I love the colour combinations that you've used, especially on your first card x


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