Saturday, 19 November 2011

Winter sunset in the Fens



A very Good Morning to you all, it's time for me to share my DT card for our new challenge at Allsorts where the theme is 'A One Layer' Project.

The theme was chosen by Amanda who recently left the team, so I have picked it up and although I didn't choose the theme it's one I really like as it gives me the perfect opportunity to do a bit of masking an inking and create one of the little scene I so enjoy creating. In fact I made two, hubby preferred the one with the vivid orange sky which is typical of a winter sunset here in the Fens when the sky looks almost on fire at times, in fact it could be the scene right outside my kitchen window many evenings right down to the gate and barn. I was split between the two so am sharing both.

For both cards I masked the edges of a piece of Fabriano watercolour card before stamping and colouring to give the effect of matting but maintaining the one layer requirement.

The one at the top uses the Andy Skinner A Winters Tale set, plus some Art Impression grasses which I stamped with Archival Sepia ink, then added the colour using cut and dry and Adirondack dye inks sunset orange, eggplant, pebble and pesto. Finally a bit of glitter here and there...................it's a very frosty evening you see.


My second card uses one of Sheena Douglass's new waterside stamps, plus some Art Impression worker stamps all stamped with Archival sepia, the sponged over with Adirondack dye inks butterscotch, denim and pesto. The little man and his dog are a Stampscpaes stamp.

I hope you all have a good weekend and thank you so much for popping by.

35 comments:

mags said...

Great cards Brenda.
Mags
x

Claire said...

They are both gorgeous Brenda, such beautiful scenes don't need any embellishment -perfect for the one layer challenge
claire xx

sallysbitz said...

Both your cards are stunning Brenda x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Dora said...

These are just stunning Brenda, your colouring is amazing xxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are brilliant Brenda. I love the misty feel they have to them. I bought the Andy Skinner set last week and can't wait to get inking.
Hugs, Clare x

Cheryl said...

just saw these on the main blog hun and immediatley knew they were yours as they are stunning the scenes are just amazing,hugs cheyrlxxx

Sue said...

Just stunning Luv Sue x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beuatiful card Brenda...I love the Andy Skinner set you have reminded me to get it out again...

Anne

Svetlana said...

OMG!!!These are some masterpieces, Brenda!!!
Such a womderful coloring!!! Bravo!

Ann-Charlotte's blogg said...

Wonderful card, love it!!!
Hugs, Ann-Charlotte

Sadilla said...

beautiful and romantic cards!!
I like so much the scenes!
hugs
sadia

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are both lovely! I like the soft muted colours. I treasure my two Sheena Douglas stamps. Such beautiful images.
Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jessica said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous. I love peeking in at your projects because you always add a unique twist to your creations. Lovely work!
:O)
Jessica

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful cards, I really love the sky in the first one, awsome !!!
Paula

Anesha said...

Two very beautiful and creative cards!!! Have a great weekend. Hugs Anesha

Merry said...

Both are amazing cards Brenda but I am siding with your hubby. I so love the sky in the first card...such terrific colours.

Mummylade said...

your colouring is magnificent as always!

Kat said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love the scenes you create, you do them so well.

Take care,

Kat xx

Rufus said...

No wonder you couldn't decide! Both of them are lovely.
R/

Merlyn said...

Fantastic creation:)

Anna said...

Amazing cards! I'm glad you shared both of them. =)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both gorgeous, love the way that you have coloured the skies
Lindsay xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda wow those cards are gorgeous and so beautiful, they really do make you feel your there. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Har en drøm... said...

Hi there;)
Beautiful cards;)
your colouring is so nice ♥

Hugs Line

Maria - designsbymkm said...

Stunning cards. Love both of them, however Sheena is a favourite with me. Can't wait to get her new stamps.
THanks for the inspiration.
Maria x

louise said...

Beautiful card Brenda and hope all goes well tomorrow
Big Hugs Louise xx

Sally H said...

both stunning Brenda! I thought you might just be tempted by those Sheena stamps. I've resisted so far, but I'm not sure how long I can keep it up. Those Andy Skinner stamps are rather lovely too...

Taste wine said...

Very nice article. I will wait next one.

Regards,
Taste wine

Marie-Louise said...

These are both beautiful cards and I could not decide between them.

Paula (PEP) said...

The frist is my favourite too, especially with the frosty roof. We also have skies that are amazing over the Beacons & my husband often remarks that the sky has been brayered. I have to confess that a one layer card makes me so tense that I've lost the battle before I've even started the card & any inspiration that I had just jumps out of the nearest window smashing the window pane as it screams in fright.
Paula (PEP)

Annmaree (Emu) said...

I SO love your scene cards, they just blow me away everytime, so beautiful!

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Beautiful card Brenda
hugs
Maria Luisa

Julie said...

Lovely Brenda,your silhouette stamping is always so gorgeous. If you get time I'd love you to check out my Monday post and tell me where I've gone wrong, I've given you a mention too as everyone should view your talents ;) Have a great week,Julie.x

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Really beautiful cards :O)

*Hugs from Inger*

Izzwizz said...

Just gorgeous x

 
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