Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Rudbeckia, CREATE and CRAFT and more...




Hi again, is it raining where you are too? It feels like winter here today and we had to have the heating on last night :(
I want to share a couple of cards and a tag with you today which will hopefully brighten things up!
The stamps used in these cards are from the Rudbeckia pack from my new Pick of the Bunch collection by Tonic Studios. 
The first 4 packs of stamps were showcased 2 weeks ago on Create and Craft and now it's time to show you the Chrysanthemum and Rudbeckia packs which will be featured on Create and Craft on Sunday at 5.00pm along with lots of other Tonic goodies.
You may have noticed my fondness for gingham (black in particular!) and I've used it again! This time I've coloured the stamps in their natural gold/orange colour and thought the gingham was a lovely background.
However, if you watch the show, you'll see how lovely the flowers can look when they're coloured in "abstract" colours too - I've used turquoise and brown on one of the cards.

The punch used on the first card is the beautiful Tonic Studios Butterfly Border punch, the second card uses the Daisy Border 2 punch and the tag uses the Floral Border 2 punch.

I have some cards in Cardmaking and Papercraft mag issue 108 September (0n pages 78 and 79) and also some in Crafts Beautiful mag issue 244 September (on pages 38 and 39) which are both now available from stationery shops now, if you fancy a peek.

You can see the cards I made with the Chrysanthemum stamps HERE.

NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
Most of you will know my good friend, Brenda (Floral Fantasies). Well, she makes the most amazing cards  - mostly using floral stamps. She has a very unique style involving lots of ink and brayering which I really love but have never mastered. Knowing how eager she was to make cards with my new stamp collection, I couldn't wait to see the results. Here they are! The four gorgeous cards below are all made by Brenda. There will be more but I'm saving those for later. These ones show the two new releases...Rudbeckia and Chrysanthemums in Brenda's own style.






I love the way Brenda has used one of the Rudbeckia stamps as a background (along with the Rose leaf on the left side) and has decoupaged the Rudbeckia stamp in the foreground.




3 comments:

  1. To echo what I said on your block Ruth, your use of the black and white gingham with the vivid oranges is stunning.

    And thank you so much for sharing my cards as well.

    B x

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  2. I love the gingham backgrounds Ruth - it really shows the flowers off to their best. The colours you've used are beautiful, the natural colours of rudbeckia. That first card of Brenda's is very pretty, that little bit of soft colouring makes such a difference to a simple card. Think these stamps will have to go on my wish list. Pat x

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    1. Thanks, Nannapat. It's always lovely to hear from you! Ruth:)

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