Sunday, 18 April 2010

Hues of brown


A very good morning peeps, it looks like another fab day in the making here in the fens. We had a glorious day yesterday, the sun was actually warm enough to sit in without a jumper.......believe me, it takes some doing to part me from my my top layers. But am I glad of the dry weather, I was dreading rain as soon as that digger arrived and had visions of muddy paw marks for days.


I have one quick share today which is for this weeks Penny Black challenge which has the theme 'Monochromatic Brown'. I starting with a background of Tim Holtz distress inks rusty hinge and tea dye, blending them onto a piece of pearlescent card to achieve a softer finish, first masking a moon, then spongin in some hills. The images are all from Penny Black 30-038 stamped with a variety of inkpads, then glittered here and there. The border edging is Martha Stewart 3 dot scallop and all mounted onto dark brown cardstock.

27 comments:

  1. Brenda this is gorgeous I wish I could do the backgrounds like you do, would you be able to show me some techniques when we meet in June ?

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  2. Oh wow, this is so beautiful, I love what you make xxx

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  3. Hi Brenda

    Well this is just beautiful! I have been sitting staring at it for 5 minutes in awe ;-)

    Sarah x

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  4. Ooh Brenda, love this this, how lovely and delicate, colour combo works a treat, love it!

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  5. Lovely softness to this card Brenda and you've created a beautiful picture with the stamps. Isn't is great to have sunshine - really lifts the spirits - hope the year continues with 'proper' seasons for a change.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  6. Isn't the weather gorgeous. Hope you have sunshine again today. I'm sitting by the open window at the mo - lovely!
    Really like this card. I have several male cards to make, and have been putting off, these browns have inspired me......
    Lesley x

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  7. So amazing! You stuff just rocks!

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  8. Beautiful crd Brenda - love the monochromatic brown shades . I love the scenes you create - i can lose myelf in them ... and as i am a pure romantic they are right up my street.
    Hope the warm weather continues and your husband gets all his digging finished
    Lisa ;)

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  9. hi Brenda

    love your card as a bit different its nice to see new ideas
    hugs
    Sylvie
    xx

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  10. Hello Brenda,

    WOW, what a stunning card you have made! Love everything about it. :o)
    Adore the brown, fantastic colours and the romantic feeling. It's totally breathtaking. Love how you have used your stamps.
    Amazing!

    Lots of hugs,
    Hanna

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  11. Morning Brenda, another beauty so subtle and serene. I love this one...

    issy

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  12. Ooo loving this Brenda the colour is gorgeous and the images looks so beautiful it could be framed it has a wondrous misty look to it.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  13. Beautiful card, love the edges, frame it perfectly. Anesha

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  14. Wow! I love it! Those colours are wonderful on the pearlescent card.

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  15. Lovely, Brenda ... peaceful and calming. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Jo xx

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  16. oh brenda hun this is one gorjus beautiful card so love how its is so detailed and yet so delicate hugs cheryl xxx

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  17. Very nice, it's so elegant and I really love brown xxx

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  18. Another beauty from Brenda! Subtle and wonderful! I could gaze at your work for way too long-HA! I haven't seen one of your cards I haven't loved so far!
    Thought I wd try an Iris or blue flagg card tody as mine are blooming and standing bravely tall although it is raining buckets here! I liked what you did on that iris card - the irredescent sheen on the bloom.Anyway, bk to this card...IThe 3 dot punch edge seems a perfect choice to fame it! Great job!

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  19. This is really beautiful Brenda, so atmospheric.
    Clare x

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  20. This is amazing, love all the different tones and the stamping is out of this world.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  21. What a stunning card. So much detail, and the glitter just adds the final touch to it. Rosie x

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  22. A stunner! Very subtle and soft. Really like this one!
    R/

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  23. Hi Brenda,
    This is soo beautiful..I love the delicate feel you can almost feel a soft breeze with it..
    Mandy xx

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  24. Hi Brenda

    This is just beautiful!! so soft and pretty, just love everything about it!! Hugs Juls

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous Brenda and you make it sound so easy, lol! I made my own background too for this challenge and I really enjoyed doing that, in fact, I really enjoyed the whole challenge, I think it was my favourite of the year so far. Have a great week.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  26. absolutely stunning brenda.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

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