Saturday, July 20, 2013

Old Planks and Flowers Plus More


Inspired by Stamping is having a July blog hop and customers can join in the fun. This month there are a couple of sketches you can work with. I'm going shabby chic with my first card with sketch #2.

 


My next card is for sketch #1:


My blogging pals should check out these challenges. Wonderful prizes are there for the random chosen winners.

I'm also entering these cards into the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery. Yes, there are many ways to win on this site.

Also, my vintage card is going into the Inspiration Challenge #398 on Splitcoaststampers, IC398. I'm using this piece of jewelry, Rose Lock, from Persona with the rose and silver for more inspiration.

 Recipe for sketch #2: (Yep, I have these backwards from how I showed my cards) :-)
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Elegant Flowers (rose), Beautiful Iris (sentiment), Fancy Label Dies 1
Paper-PTI white cardstock, My Mind's Eye paper pad/Bramble Roses dbl-sided paper
Accessories-Prima Button/Tea Thyme, embroidery floss, Copics

Recipe for sketch #1 (bottom card)
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Cute Circles (sentiment and circle)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Crushed Curry, My Mind's Eye/The Sweetet Thing-Bluebell- matching papers and dbl-sided
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Decorative brad/My Mind's Eye (matching patterned paper), Spellbinders Nestabilities eyelet circles


26 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

You did a very nice job on both cards love the choice of paper thanks for sharing!!!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous papers on the first card and love the buttons too! Great layered focal setniment on the second.

Leah said...

So pretty! I love the first card with all it's wonderful layers and patterns and the second is so fresh and fun. Thanks for joining us at IBS!!

Shani Thomas said...

These are both just GORGEOUS! I adore the color/pattern combos. Are you familiar with the Spanish clothing company Desigual? It's one of my favorites and your cards remind me of them. These aren't just cards, these are artistic collages. BRAVO!

Lynne in NI said...

These are both fab, loving how your mixing your DPs and colours. Gorgeous!
Off to check out that challenge, haven't heard of it before. Hope you're having a good weekend :)

Carol L said...

Great cards Brenda, and you really do shabby chic so well! I love the flowers on the weathered wood panels, and those pretty papers on the 2nd card are wonderful! NJ on both, and thanks for the links!

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are beautifully done!

Hussena said...

Both your card are just gorgeous ..fabulous take on the sketches ..Really loved your shabby chic card :)

Angie said...

Two gorgeous cards! I love the DP on both!!! Pretty buttons on the first one!!! Love the gorgeous DP on the second and the fun brad! Terrific!

NanaConnie said...

Love your take on both sketches, Benzi, but the first card is incredible with that collage effect! WOW!
That's not to down grade the second card because I love the papers you chose for that one and the double doily effect you did with the two, layered die cuts. Beautiful!

Maria said...

Beautiful cards! Lovely collection of flowers, papers, and buttons on your first card! Great use of die cuts, papers, and brad on second card! Hope you're having a lovely weekend, hugs!

Davi said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! I especially love the first with the look of the old wood and floral combos!!

Pam~ said...

Two fine cards, my friend! I'm looking at some sure winners here!

Need to go outside and see if these thunderstorms have helped with the humidity. I don't mind the heat but dang that humidity!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful times two! Love the weathered board papers you used. I might have that MME pad...not sure. Thanks for joining us at IBS, and iam happy to see you stamping with your won-and-purchased goodies!

Shani Thomas said...

Hey Miss Benzi, re: your last comment on my blog...just as soon as I win the lotto!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful sketches and your cards are so great Benzi! Love the wood look and all the details on the first one. You have sure developed a talent for mixing the best papers! Fun stuff. Hugz!

Cathy said...

Both cards are awesome! My favorite is the second one! I love the colors, papers, and the ribbon and embellishments!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Love both of these wonderful cards. The first is my fav...Love everything you have used on it and it is just beautiful...The second one is just as awesome...Wonderful job...Hugz, joann

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Wow Benzi! I love both of these cards! I ADORE your color combinations and all the beautiful layers too! Beautiful job! Hugs, Joanna

Camille Short said...

Love the vintage feel of the first card!

Tina said...

So pretty! Love your mix of papers and colors!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful use of both sketches, Benzi! Love the vintage feel of the first card and the blue and yellow theme of the second. So bright and pretty!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These are fantastic. I love all the texture on your first one and the pretty die cuts on the second one.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Ellen said...

Both cards are stunning Benz! Love the weathered wood panel a fabulous composition and the color combo of the second one!! So inspiring!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....beauties, both.....esp love the look of vintage blocking on the first

Deb Hickman said...

Two gorgeous cards, I love the papers you've used on the first card. Thank you for creating two cards for us this month at the IBS Blog Hop. Deb x