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:

craftingmanda said...

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 ?

Rainmac said...

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

Sarah A said...

Hi Brenda

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

Sarah x

Jacee said...

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

Lynda said...

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

Lesley said...

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

Anonymous said...

So amazing! You stuff just rocks!

Lisa Jane said...

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 ;)

Gibmiss said...

hi Brenda

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

Hanna said...

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

issy said...

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

issy

Janette said...

Stunning card,love it.x

coldwaters2 said...

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

Anesha said...

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

Sally H said...

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

Jo said...

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

Jo xx

Cheryl said...

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

Dora said...

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

terry said...

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!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is really beautiful Brenda, so atmospheric.
Clare x

Tracy said...

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

Rosie said...

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

Rufus said...

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

Mandy said...

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

Juls said...

Hi Brenda

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

Anonymous said...

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

kath said...

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