Thursday, 26 January 2012

A walk in the Country




So how's everyone doing today ?

I'm a happy camper this morning, last night my boys in red made it through to the Wembley final and now I can't want for February 26th when Stevie lead the lads out onto the pitch. They all did a great job and played with real belief and conviction and Craig Bellamy, the best 'free' ever, got a well deserved Man of the Match award. Well done boys.

I know, how sad am I that I love footie almost as much as crafting, but I think the brayer's still got the edge. Although I sponged all the colour onto this one which I made recently for Sir Stampalot using a mixture of Art Impression stamps, Stampscapes plus a few others thrown in for good measure, a masked sun and Adirondack dye inks. The fences are part stamped and part hard drawn.

Thought I would enter another one into Create a Scene challenge as it's so my kind of thing.

Have a god Thursday and thank for visiting.

59 comments:

Helen said...

Hi, NEVER apologise for being a footie fan - especially of the Liverpool variety! Great match though I got worried towards the end - hide behind the sofa time (if I could get behind the sofa...)
Re Stamperama, yes 11 at Stamp Addicts stand sounds good to me. (fingers crossed we don't get snow...) Shall I wear a carnation in my button hole?(LOL!)
Oh, and what a gorgeous card (nearly forgot why I'm here...)

craftymum said...

gorgeous card Brenda

hope you are keeping well
hugs Sarah x

Desire Fourie said...

OH WOW Brenda this is amazing. You are so artistic. Such a serene country scene you have created here.
Hugs
Desire

mckinkle said...

I love your scene cards, they are so beautiful. Super soft shades youve chosen too which really lend a misty feel to it!

Not sure I'll be having a religious day today though!

Keryn x

Laura said...

This is a lovely card, the scene is well laid out. Laura

Claudia said...

Fantastic card. Even my little daughter (20 months) would love it because of the cows ;-)

Hugs

Claudia

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card Brenda. I love the scene.
Nikki x

Olga said...

now that is just gorgeous, so peaceful, looks like my back yard, I don't have cows but my neighbor does, thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene!!!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, you've built up a lovely scene :o)
Jackie xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Ah B. they are going to have a hard job choosing the best ones as there are so many of them - thanks so much for joining over at the brand new challenge blog!!!
And yes I do love my Stampscapes and my brayer too!! we are kindred spirits in that - thanks for your lovely words on my last entry too,
God bless, Shaz in Oz.x
PS well done on the soccer result have not idea who is who over there, and dont think have ever watched a whole game - is that bad or what?? now cricket or golf or the Tour de France, basket ball, netball, etc. that is another matter!

Lisa Jane said...

well i know nothing about footie - so don't know what you are on about lol.. but i love crafting lol... and know this is a fab card!
Lisa x

Paula (PEP) said...

Sport seems to have escaped me....... but I make up for it in pencils! The girl next door was (& still is) a footie fan so I know I little as we spent a lot of time together as I was growing up. I definitely understand the passion!!
Love the scene - very evocative with the ethereal sun & I just love those cows in the foreground.
Paula (PEP)

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is beautiful Brenda. I love the touch of pink in the sky.
Clare x

Joan V said...

Beautiful card. Such a serene setting. Thanks for sharing and good luck in your challenges.

elaine said...

beautiful card,, gorgeous picture x

stampinganja said...

Another beautiful card from you! I think I have figured it our with leaving a comment, or should I say my boys had to help me....
I love the soft colours,thanks for sharing, Anja

Hanneke said...

Love your card Brenda! Love those cows and those 2 people walking. You always make the best scenes! Hugs, Hanneke

Minna said...

Lovely card! Atmospheric :)

Pearl said...

This is beautiful Brenda! Love your style and how you make lovely silhouettes. Also the leaves at the top kind of frame the picture, its lovely!
Love Pearl x

ribenaruby said...

Lovely scene Brenda, so tranquil! Ruby x

Tanya said...

wow, this is amazing! I would love to be able to make a scene like this, I would have no idea where to begin!

Ruth said...

Hi Brenda, I'm afraid the first part of your post seems to be in a foreign language (at least to me!) but I do really love your scene - I'd d love to be able to do that too :( Ruth x

Margreet said...

What a lovely scene, Brenda!
xxx Margreet

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda what a fabulous scene you have created and a really gorgeous card ...

Anne

NancyD said...

This is such a great scene! I think you are an expert at making scenes. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the stamp. TFS.

Victoria said...

wow this is amazing

chillin with Quillin said...

very nice, love the shading !!!!
Paula

lachsekatze said...

What a nice and beautiful scene. I especially like the leaves and the gras at the edges. I think that gives the scene more dimensionality.

And I also admit that I am a huge football fan - but without any favourite team. I love to watch games and talk about tactics and I even play football with friends, but I can't name a team - blame on me ;-)

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card, such a peaceful scene.

Scrap Affair said...

gorgeous card Brenda

cebelica said...

Wow, your card is very beautiful!

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, hope your arewell! Love your card, it could be a view here in the Netherlands! Hugs, Frea

Amelia (Mimi) said...

this is beautiful Brenda!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Julie said...

Such a lovely scene B, I love the cows and I think the stamping of the leave at the top really is a bit special! Hope you're in good health,take care,Julie.x

Sarah said...

Oh wow, this is just beautiful Brenda, gorgeous soft colours and such a fabby scene xxx

MaggieC said...

a really beautiful card, and such a detailed scene, so well planned and executed. Thank you for sharing it with us. Maggie

catherine said...

This is a beautiful stamped card.
x catherine

Sue said...

This card is just amazing Brenda.
Smiles:)

Mrs A. said...

These most certainly are your kind of thing. This is a lovely andIi can't tell which bit of the fence you have added youseself. Pure craftsmanship. Done yourself proud on this one. Hugs Mrs A.

nnalorac said...

A beautiful country snowy scene Brenda. Carolxx

Lorraine said...

this is so beautiful huni i do love your scene stamping cards xx

Sheree said...

What a fabulous scene Brenda! I am so glad your eyesight permits you to work on your art because your entries are fantastic! Our new challenge starts in a few days and I will be watching for your future contributions!
Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene
Sheree

Rufus said...

Have to admit that about all I understood of the first part of your post was that you're a happy camper...but that's really all I needed to know! Another gorgeous card, I really do need to get my stampscapes and other "scenic" stuff out and have a play! Love your color choices, so pretty.
Hope you're doing well. Sorry I haven't been around..life has taken a turn for the nutty around here. So it's going to be touch a go with catching up with ya'll for a bit.
Hugs,
R/

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I went to a folk club on the wirral wednesday night,the pub was packed with liverpool fans,watching the big screen tv,manily men I add,not many women,leaves me cold I'm afraid. Love your card though,that scene is crafted so perfectly you feel you could step into the picture.
janex

CardArTart said...

Love that hazy misty look you've created Brenda. :)

mani said...

A beautiful sketch of a village is seen, idea and creativity is really nice .

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Annmaree (Emu) said...

oh I wish I were strolling in that field about now!

Its raining down crazily here, so over it!

perfect scenic card Brenda! You're so talented!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda that is truly stunning, I love it and you can almost image yourself there. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Brenda B said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I hope no-one else is planning on winning this challenge!!!

Hugs
Brenda

PS. My mum got hit by that Royal Mail crap, with a tiny, thin, parcel (photos) sent to her in Yeovil from Cambridge no less (Trumpington). It was weighed and measured and all kinds of stuff, she still got overage fees and a handling charge when it arrived. She knows the lady in her local PO, so took it over to her and got it weighed and measured again, and it was fine, there shouldn't have been any extra charges. Stupid isn't it?

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

gorgeous scene and masked card :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...
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Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a beautiful scene, the pinks in the sky look gorgeous and the whole scene is just breath taking. Sorry I had to delete the first comment I wrote as when I read it back it was missing words (my heads a bit fuzzy this evening lol)
Lindsay xx

Trish and Treasure said...

I love this card it looks like a picture of my back paddock, especially the wonky fences. Great card and I have 2 football nuts, hubby & son. Congrats on Wembly final, but I bet the boys have worked hard towards this achievment for a long time and deserve to be there!!!

Gemma said...

Absolutely stunning card hun...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Hi, what wonderful blog, i have been looking for some inspiration on creating scenes and was looking through friends blogs and saw yours, can i just say wow, your amazing, i am now a follower and hope to pick up lots of tips and techniques from yourself
Huge Hugz
Kenzie xx

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love this entry too- serene & calm. Good luck, Shaz

riliska said...

gorgeous card, very cute image and beautifully coloured in.

walchowDesign said...

This is stunning, Brenda! Love the scenery you created and the colouring is so beautifully done!

 
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