Thursday, April 16, 2015

Folklore


I know I've been missing for a while. So much going on and not enough time to do it all. I may be away quite a bit this Spring...lots of yard work.  Today, I have a card with a folklore image. I'm not really into folklore but needed this image for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I do think it is a pretty and very sweet image, though. It is for the Dirty Dozen Fan Club challenge, CT0415-Imagine That.  You could use gnomes, fairies, images of far away places, things unseen, science fiction, etc. You get the idea.

My card was also for the Ways to Use It challenge-watercolored backgrounds (WT527). I used a wonderful tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, Stencil Monoprints. If you visit Splitcoaststampers, it can be found in the tutorials. You place your stencil upside down on a craft mat, use Distress Inks or Distress Paints or other water soluble mediums, wipe on three of four colors of ink (I used only two), turn over and place on watercolor paper. Press with a rag, etc. to allow the ink to absorb into the paper and remove extra water. Easy and fun.

I colored just the edge of a piece of white cardstock with Copics just a bit darker than the corner sprigs for my blue layer.

I'm entering the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Make Your Own Background.

Recipe:
Stamps-Vintage TLC Creations/Peaceful as a Baby from Create with TLC, JustRite/Just the Right Words
Paper-PTI vintage cream, water color paper
Ink-Tim Holtz Distress Inks/Victorian Velvet and Mustard Seed, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Stencil/Swirl Background from plaidonline.com, Copics, Spellbinders Die D-Lites/Corner Sprigs




43 comments:

Ajascha said...

Wow Brenda,
was für ein wunderschönes Kartendesign. Mir gefällt deine kleine Szene sehr gut, sie wirkt so richtig romantisch.
Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende, Anja

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Loving the aqua flourishes.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

jimlynn said...

Beautiful background with the stencil and water colors! Love all the colors in your card. So beautiful!
I hear you on all the yard work and no time too. Glad you were able to pop in today though.
Lynn

Darnell J Knauss said...

WOW, thank you, Brenda, for yet another way to do beautiful faux watercoloring by smooshing! I would not have thought to smoosh a stencil into the ink and then onto the paper! Seriously, thank you! Your card is fabulous! Enjoy your day and the beautiful outdoors in springtime, but don't be away too long, please!! Hugs, Darnell

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Brenda, this is gorgeous! I love this vibrant color combination - stunning! And your dies with the background are fabulous! I'm not much into folklore either, but this is so precious with the little babe in the lily pad! Ah! Hugs!

Carol L said...

I just love how the stenciled background mirrors the die cut corner elements! This is a real beauty!!

Inkyfingers said...

Welcome back Brenda - and with such a beautiful card too. That background is gorgeous and I love the baby in the water lily image.
Hope you're well.
Hugs
Carol x

Virginia Lu said...

Love the details and striking colors! Your did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make Your Own Background” Challenge!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card great job as always!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Benzi, I love the scene and the fabulous corners
Kevin xx

Bonnie said...

I've been missing you Benzi! I hope you're busy with enjoyable stuff! Love the magical feel of this card! A beautiful background and lovely image!

Cathy said...

Amazing is right! That is why I love challenges, they inspire me to try things I normally wouldn't try! This is really pretty Benzi!

MaryH said...

I've been MIA more than I should have been as well, so I totally understand. So good to see you've shared a new & very beautiful card! This image reminds of me of the Anne Geddes babies...Love it against that black background. Very dramatic combining the black & the brilliant yellows. Really cute image. Don't work too hard in the yard. We had rain, it's gotten cold again. Heat back on, and tomorrow, s'posed to warm up. We'll see. TFS - Hugs & happy wkend.

Shona Erlenborn said...

So loving that background! I saw that one too. Great image and the corner scrolls are so pretty.

Donna Hanley said...

Brenda, this is simply gorgeous. I have this image but have never had the nerve to color it up. Thanks for the tip on your technique. It came out lovely. I'm with you on the yard work and other things that just keep us out of the craft room. It's raining today but the weekend is suppose to be fantastic for outdoor work. I'm also babysitting my friends dog this week, so I'm sure my time on the computer will be very limited. Enjoy your weekend and yard work.

Davi said...

A Beautiful card Brenda!! I love the background and the aqua and yellow look wonderful together with the cool image :)

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Benzi! Loving the corner pieces and that image is magnificent. Fab coloring, my friend !

Maria said...

A very beautiful scene for your lovely card, Brenda! Love the pretty colors and those wonderful aqua flourishes! Enjoy the warmer weather and being outdoors! We finally have signs of spring here!:-)

Lynne in NI said...

Yeaaa you're back :) Always love to see your creations Benzi! This looks like it took ages to make, lots of gorgeousness there to study!

Pam~ said...

You are always so good at trying techniques and they always turn out perfect! Wish I was half as adventurous as you. You created an exquisite card! The colors and background look gorgeous together!

My computer died so I haven't been able to post anything. I tried on my iPad but the pictures didn't show up. I'm not very computer savvy at all. My hubby ordered me a new one yesterday so hopefully will be back in business soon.

Have you started building your Ark yet?

Sassy Raggedy said...

I was wondering if you were ever coming back this time...lol This card is beautiful. I love the beautiful colors. Very creative. Hugs, joann

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and adorable image coloured beautifully....Hope you have a lovely weekend.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

JD/ Jill said...

This card is really beautiful! Really like the design and the colors.
and, I so understand, about trying to get things done with spring here...I'll be taking more breaks too...
Enjoy...
Blessings, Jill

crafty-stamper said...

Love the vintage looking image and beautiful background and dies
Carol x

Charlene said...

WOW what a stunning card!! Love every detail!!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a beautiful card, Benzi! Love the colors and your wonderful background! I hope that spring brings you many blessings, and that you get to enjoy the beauty outdoors as well as in. xo

Shirley said...

Oh my, Brenda, I have to try this BG technique. You make it sound very fun and easy. I think your color combo is outstanding and makes your image really how how beautifully you painted it. Wonderful!!!

Ellen Taylor said...

Wow Benz! That is one gorgeous card! Love the background and whole design! Hope you are doing well!
Hugs

Angel 007 said...

Liebe Benzi, einfach süß und sooo herzlich ist Deine Karte gearbeitet. Ich bin hellauf begeistert von deinen schönen Werken, denn die machen richtig gute Laune. ☺

Ganz liebe Grüße, Carmen

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful and whimsical Benzi. Love the colors and the design. Great water coloring.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the colour combo x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

Mary Marsh said...

such a pretty background on this card Benzi-and the corner embellies are standouts-love them-happy Mothers Day

Becky said...

This is beautiful! I love this image.

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda! I know just what you mean about losing time - I'm just getting back to blogging myself :) this card is just wonderful!! ❤️

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropping by to say Hi . I hope you are doing well my friend...missing your beautiful creations and visits
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Maria said...

Just checking in with you! Hoping all is well with you and family! I do miss seeing your wonderful creations! Take care, hugs!

NanaConnie said...

Just touching base because I was thinking of you and missing your posts. Hope all is going well, my friend. :-D NC

Diane said...

Wow Brenda what an elegant design.

Hugs Diane

Donna Ellis said...

Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you, Brenda, and wishing you well! Hope all your "busy-ness" this Spring and Summer are enjoyable, and not "icky" things. love, de

Marianne said...

Just dropping by to say hi. Hope your are well.
Marianne x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous! Love the yellow and blue combination and the little image is so pretty and beautifully colored.

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Benzi, I like the image and the design, so nice to see you back with us.
Kevin xx

Inkyfingers said...

Welcome back Brenda - I've missed seeing your lovely creations and you've given us a wowser with this one! Fabulous technique and a great design.
Hugs
Carol x