Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Peony and Snow


I have a couple of cards that I'm showing today. I've made several cards for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges on Splitcoaststampers. These are challenges for Fan Club members only and so much fun with wonderful prizes to be given away. You should go over and join if you're not already a member.

The first card is a handmade peony. I used a Susan's Garden/Susan Tierney-Cockburn die. It was so much fun. I've really gotten into making flowers. The background is stamped with an image from Deep Red/Houndstooth.  My card is for challenges given by whippetgirl and ~Fee~. 

The next card is for a challenge given by UnderstandBlue. 


 This was a really fun card to make. For the snow, I used white mulberry paper cut with a Taylored Expression die/Build A Scene-Rolling Hills. The stamps are A Muse Artstamps/Birch Forest with Leaves and Stamps by Judith/dots. The falling snow is made with Winsor and Newton profession water colour in Chinese White. This is in a tube. An Impression Obsession die cut set was used for the birds/Birch Tree set. The circle was made with a circle punch and cut in half. The water is made with Tim Holtz Distress Paint/Broken China.

That's it for today. See you soon.




26 comments:

Carla S. said...

Both cards are beautiful and very creative, Brenda! Wonderful designs!

crafty-stamper said...

Love the background stamp and beautiful flower-and love the scene and reflections on the second card
Carol x

jimlynn said...

Both are so beautiful. I love, love, LOVE that gorgeous flower! WOW! The orange in it with the black and white is so pretty. Love it.
Your second one is just as outstanding. The reflection is wonderful and it's such a lovely and peaceful scene.
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love both of these Benzi, the reflection of the trees and birds is great, and I love that giant flower
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

These are both gorgeous cards, but that flower on the first is phenomenal! Oh my goodness, all those pretty petals look amazing, and the houndstooth background is a great compliment to the look! I love the reflection on the 2nd with those tiny red cardinals against the night sky too! Well done dirty work :)

Beebeebabs said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful - love the background paper and the flower is absolutely beautiful tfs!!!

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty flower and I love your snowy scene!

nwilliams6 said...

Love your snow scene and that flower is totally gorgeous! You did a fab job with both of these - love them! Hugz!

Basslady said...

Wow, sweetie! You are so incredibly Giftes and creative!
stunning cards!

Hugs and kisses from germany, Silvi xoxo

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards Benzi, I too love to make my own flowers, time consuming but end results are always lovely.xxThe Journey is the Start


Hussena said...

Both your cards are just fabulous Benzi ..i love the flower on the first one and the absolutely adorable scene you created in the second one :)

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely pair of cards Brenda. I love the flower on your first very elegant card, and the second one is so creative. I think you have given me an reason to pull out some of the mulberry paper that hasn't seen daylight for years- if I could only find it!

Becky said...

What beautiful cards. I love that flower on the first one. Just gorgeous.

Davi said...

AWEsome cards Brenda!! You peony on the houndstooth check is Stunning, love that flower!! The snow scene is wonderful, love how you made the reflection :)

Ellen Taylor said...

hello my friend!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful card you sent me!! It brightened my days whilst I was stuck in bed for so dang long. I am not cleared to go back to work yet but am gradually going to anyway~for sanity reasons~Your cards are simply fantastic. I can see the creativity is still running high here!! Love the mulberry paper and your flower is amazing!! I was pretty happy to see you face when I turned on my computer!! Have a fabulous day girl!! Big hugs and love!!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations. Love how the flower pops against the black background. And the reflection of the trees are wonderful on the second.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sue said...

These are gorgeous sorry I've been a bad blogger but pooch has been really ill and I've also got family staying so I'm playing catch up huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

Joann Burton said...

I love that flower in your first card Brenda...I got some wonderful flower dies and want to get them made up. Both cards are just lovely Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

MiamiKel said...

OH my stars, look at this dou of beauties! each one so gorgeously detailed and striking in color - lovely! ♥

MaryH said...

Two more pretties, but 'spect you know which is my fav! I have a couple of those flower dies, but haven't tried them yet. I wish I could make flowers as pretty as you did on this one. The peach & b&w houndstooth - very sophisticated palette. On #3, Love the reflections of the trees in the water, your snow mounding and even the little bits for the redbirds to nibble. Such exquisite detail. Yummy. TFS & Happy wkend

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are beautiful! You did a faboulous job making that flower...and what a pretty color. Great job with the reflection too...great technique!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flower and love the winter scene you created.

Shirley said...

Wow again! The flower is out of site gorgeous! and the black with it is wonderful! What you did with the die cuts and the pond is genius! I am going to try and CAS it!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh I love your pretty flower and the little reflected scene is fab!

Maria said...

Oh, my! You've been very busy and I need to play catch up on my commenting! Such pretty cards! One with stunning flower and second one with lovely bird image with reflection...it's fabulous!

Colleen Dietrich said...

First of all, what a peony! Wow! It's really gorgeous, and you made it, which makes it even better. :) Love the houndstooth paired with it (and I know you do too! ;)

That snowy scene is wonderful, Benzi. I've always loved the look of mirrored stamping, but could never quite get it right myself. You did a great job on this. The birds eating bits of bird food = genius!