Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Workshop Layered Cards 2 and MIA

Welcome to Bumblebees and Butterflies and thank you for stopping by today. It has been such a busy festive season at home with preparations, visits to family and friends and a wonderful family gathering that I have not had any time to make and blog so I am sharing some cards I designed for a recent workshop at the Art of Craft in Farnborough. I have three versions using a Vintasia die that provides fabulous layers and using some foam pads created great dimension too.


This first card was my original sample made from a paper pad called Tres Chic and quite shabby in colours and patterns.


With some paper distressing, inking edges and layering up you can create what I would call a shabby vintage design.


For the next samples I wanted to show the class that you can use the same design and with a couple of tweaks in layout, colours, patterns and embellishments the effect can be quite different.


On this one I also painted some of the edges with gesso which helped to create a more shabby chic look.


For the last one I wanted to show how the effects could be more vintage in style ...


..... so I stuck to mostly neutrals - browns and creams and just added a little vintage orange in the flowers.


I shall be back Friday with some new year designs for both A Vintage Journey and Country View Crafts so I must leave you and get on with getting them done.

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and festive season with time to share with friends and family and maybe even some crafty time too.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxxx












12 comments:

Angela Radford said...

More gorgeous cards, love them Brenda xXx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! Love the different take on each card. Happy New Year!

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful as always, Brenda !
Corrie x

Joi at RR said...

So great to see how you used similar things in three different ways Brenda. The last one would be great for a masculine card too... perhaps without the roses for some!!! Thanks bunches for lovely inspirations! And... HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU. Hugs. j.

Anita Houston said...

I so understand the busy time of the year!!! These are all gorgeous!!!

Terry said...

Brenda, I think we are all sailing that same busy boat! All these cards are stunning with so many pretty layers! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a most wonderful 2016! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, thank you for taking the time to share these beautiful cards with us. They really are lovely shabby designs, and quite different from what I'm used to seeing from you. Great colors and fabulous layering! Happy New Year to you! Hugs!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, such lovely details on all of them and amazing how you can achieve three different cards with slight changes of colour palette and design elements. They are all lovely but the vintage one is my favourite :O) Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year and can't wait to see what you have in store for us! Deb xo

butterfly said...

Love what you've done with those ornate dies... and no need to worry about the busy thing - I think we've all been in the same boat! Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2016!
Alison xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful selection of cards Brenda. Happy New Year wishes to you and your family.
Yvonne xx

Juls said...

Wow!! These are just stunning xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous cards Brenda xxxx