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:

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

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  2. Both your cards are stunning Brenda x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  3. These are just stunning Brenda, your colouring is amazing xxx

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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

    Anne

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

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

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

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  10. 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! :)

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  11. 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

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

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

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

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  15. your colouring is magnificent as always!

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

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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

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

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

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

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

    Hugs Line

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  22. 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

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

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  24. 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...

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  25. Very nice article. I will wait next one.

    Regards,
    Taste wine

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

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  27. 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)

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

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  29. Beautiful card Brenda
    hugs
    Maria Luisa

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  30. 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

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  31. Really beautiful cards :O)

    *Hugs from Inger*

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