Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Country paths



Morning Peeps...........take note I missed out the good because the weather here today is atrocious, it started raining in the night and it's been throwing it down ever since.

So lots of muddy paw marks this morning and no airing in the paddock for the horses whilst they are mucked out, something they love if it's frosty. Ben is a good boy and stands so quietly outside their stables watching and munching hay, but Heskey is a real fidget and dances constantly and can't want to get back in his stable as he knows there will be some carrots hidden amongst the fresh straw...............just like children really. 

It been a long time since I could muck out, so thank heavens for hubby and Anysia. My day holds another acupuncture session which I have been trying as an alternative to osteopathy to try and get my legs a bit more mobile and pain free after their latest hissy fit. I am open to giving anything a try which might work.................within reason that is !!

A share of a card and also the winner of the little offering on my Monday post who is................


Congratulations Marjo, please mail me with your full postal addy.

Now onto my shares for today, for the one at the top I stamped the Inkylicious trees using Archival sepia ink, then brayered the sky with Adirondack dye ink watermelon masking a sun where I wanted the horizon. To create the paths across the fields I removed the roller from the brayer and twisted a rubber band round the roller, just twice, pushed the roller back into the brayer handle and  ran it across the area where I wanted the fields using Adirondack lettuce and meadow. Finally I used a piece of town copier paper to act as a mask and added the hedges using the edge of the tree stamp.

Have a good day everyone and as always, thank you so much for popping in, I really do appreciate your visits.

Edited: I have been encouraged by a good friend in Oz to enter this for a brand new challenge Create a Scene and as I love doing just that it seems to make scene, even if I don't really do challenges due to the eyes, much as I enjoy taking part.

35 comments:

  1. Oh... this card is lovely! I love the peaceful scene!

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  2. A fabulous card Brenda, I love the gorgeous, calming colours and the great "path" effect.
    Hugs, Clare x

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  3. This is gorgeous Brenda. I love this scene so very much. My compliments.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  4. Hi brenda wow that really stunning, I love the scene and the colour choice. I do hope you enjoy the cleaning out the horses but dont over do it. hugs Shirleyxx

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  5. Очень красиво и нежно! Нравится Ваш стиль и техника исполнения.

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  6. What a beautiful card, I love the composition and the colours :o)
    Jackie xx

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  7. oh this is fabulous .. the rubber band technique gives a fabulous path effect
    Lisa x

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  8. A wonderful card. I love how you have created the paths.
    Nikki x

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  9. This is really beautiful Brenda! The sunset or sunrise looks almost real! Its amazing how beautiful trees can look even without any leaves. We have a twisted corkscrew hazel, and it is only without its leaves that we can see how amazing it is.
    Love Pearl x

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  10. So beautiful Brenda..

    have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

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  11. Oh wow Brenda, your card is stunning, such beautiful soft colours x

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  12. Hi Brenda, stunning card. I love the colors you chose for it. The weather isn't much better over here on the other side of the pond, very cold. But we are seeing a little bit of the sun.
    Hope the acupuncture works for you, I have only heard good things about it, so hope it will work for you too!

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  13. Hi Brenda, what a lovely peaceful scene you've created here. Lovely colours.

    Our weather hasn't been too bad today, not bright, bright but reasonable. Monday and Tuesday were frosty but lovely and sunny.

    I've just read your lovely comment on my LOTV card and I think I may have had my foot in my mouth with my comments on your post about RM and the PO. I'm really embarrassed that you think I was offended by anything you said re "jobsworth." I think I probably put it badly. I wasn't offended by your use of the term, it's a general sort of weariness if you like. I know from working with the public that people might think we're being picky or awkward weighing and using the plastic template but we're really not trying to be awkward. Well maybe some people are cos there's always one isn't there. We probably don't like it any more than customers do but we're supposed to do it and it is in everyone's interest.

    I really hope you have some success with RM. It's not easy. Today I found a card among my mail, 2 recorded deliveries taken back to the sorting office. I got home after 1.30 and they close at 1pm. So I went online and tried to get them re-delivered. Fine if I want them on Friday. All this because it must have been my usual postie's day off. He would have signed for me and put them in the shed! Never mind it's only a 15 mile round trip.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  14. Beautiful card, Brenda. I've seen that rubber band technique demoed and the effect is magic. I'm sorry to hear you are having health problems again and I do hope the acupuncture helps. I've heard that therapeutic massage can be helpful too - have you tried it? BTW, your horses sound delightful. Hope you have a better week. Elizabeth x

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  15. This card is stunning Brenda. Lee xx

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  16. this is a work of art! i love the landscape and the wonderful mood it transfers!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  17. ah B. big congrats to Marjo and do love this card as we both love our brayers, and thanks so much for popping over and commenting on my blog - thought of you and calligraphy card when you said you used to do it so glad it was loved - and yes can so understand the frustration of weather, lovely day here thankfully your son would love it too as the seas are big,a good swell! God's blessings on the acupuncture and movement, Shaz in Oz.x

    PS you could enter this in the Craft a Scene Challenge see link here this is their very first challenge! Anything goes, as long as it is a Scene!
    http://craftascene.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-1-anything-goes.html

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  18. A really beautiful scene, love it
    Lindsay xx

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  19. I always enjoy stopping by to read your posts and love looking at your beautiful work. You can really tell you put your soul into your creations. They are darling!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  20. This is so beautiful! I love how you've created the fields and the colours you've chosen are just gorgeous! I hope the acupuncture goes well and that it helps you move a bit more easily.

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  21. oh gosh hun this really is so so beautiful love how you have created those fields,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  22. This is absolutley gorgeous, love the way you did the trail, very clever!!!! Thanks for joing us at Cartf A Scene!!!

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  23. This is so beautiful Brenda, so elegant... the brayering is stunning as always xxx

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  24. This is beautiful! So pretty colors! :)

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  25. What a fantastic scene! Well, I learned something new from your write-up - a rubber band on the roller - cool! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our first challenge. NancyD

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  26. Beautiful tranquil scene card, perfect! Ruth x

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  27. Hello!

    This is lovely! I also tried to leave you a comment numerous times to tell you I loved the lion so much but it would not go through! We are waiting for a huge snowstorm here! I hope that you feel better soon! Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  28. It's lovely and look wonderful :) I regret that I don't have even a little part of your talent :)

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  29. Beautiful colors! I love your elegant style :) X

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  30. you are so talented with ink, Brenda!

    Just love it!

    Sorry for my absence this week, hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  31. What a beautiful autumnal scene! :) Gorgeous work!!!

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  32. How beautiful Brenda! the sof colours are wonderful!

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  33. hi Brenda, that's wonderrful I have win a little price. I am very glad. And sorry I react a little bit late, but I haven't had internet for two days.
    My emailcres is: marja47ar@gmail.com
    I hear frim you
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  34. I love your paths in the grass - & the lovely unusual colours you used for the whole. The framing of your scene is brilliant & really sets it off bringing out the colours. Hope you feel better very soon.
    Paula (PEP)

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  35. Sounds like you are getting more rain than us and we are in our wet season. :-) Our rain is a coming, can feel it in the air. Your card is beautiful and sounds perfect for that new challenge....I imagine that a lot of your cards will fit into their challenges. Take care.

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