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Thursday, 16 April 2020

Colour bursts by Brenda

Hello everyone, I never make any secret of the fact I love using colour in my work and today I have a collection of vibrancy to share.

Starting with the Whiteboard tag at the top which I treated to generous amounts of acrylic pain and gesso added with a brayer, pattern added using the square mask from Strip Stencils and random patterns using Make your Mark. Next I stamped seed heads from Glorious, sentiments and flicks of white pen.

The background was the brayer 'waste' from making the above tag and the same stencil set used to add some patterns, I like to apply paint or ink or in this case gesso to the stencil, dampen with water and then place onto the background and gently rub to release the patterns. The flower is from Glorious and some added background using Make your Mark. The sentiment is stamped onto a lolly stick which I painted with gesso to bring down the colour.

A Whiteboard Tag inked with Oxides and stamped with Floral Study coloured with watercolour pens. Again I have used the Strip Stencils in the background. I added some seam binding and a few sequins.

The seed heads from Glorious stamped onto a Gelli Plate background, coloured with pencils and stamps from Make your Mark around the edge. As with one of my cards earlier in the month the strip across the bottom is a scrap of pea netting from the garden, I rather like the organic feel it gives.

And finally there had to be another using the lovely Poppy Ledger which I stamped with Versafine Claire, coloured with Distress Markers and used a die set to create the card.

Stay safe and well everyone.


  1. What a wonderful array of cards Brenda, and such vibrant colours too. Each card is beautifully designed, Kate x

  2. Amazing work and I LOVE the colour and great sentiments.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

  3. Five great makes Brenda and with really beautiful vibrant colours. I love the tags and the brayer waste piece makes a wonderful background for the pretty flower, and then the flower again but much more subtle colouring and the stamping round the edge really draws the eye in, and then lastly the poppies look fantastic on the circular card and framed with the different shaped apertures. x

  4. Gorgeous makes Brenda and I really like the pink and orange colour combinations, they just work so well together. Great stamping and designs always x


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