Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A journey of 20,000 miles



Good Morning Peeps, I think winters returned, it's so so cold again.

My share today is one I made for our neighbours who have the fields adjoining our own, who set off at the weekend on the most amazing journey. 

They will be travelling 20,000 miles by road to Kazakhstan and Mongolia on a trip that will last for six months, you can read a bit more about it on their blog here. I do hope some of you will pop along and offer them some moral support and by all means tell them you came from me. They are also raising funds for a number of charities along the way and will be updating their blog as their journey continues and I for one will be keeping regular track of their progress.

I knew the card must have birds as he is something of an expert on them and like us both love the natural rural landscape where we live. So I have tried to capture that in the card using a bit of masking, inking and brayering and a mixture of stamps. I was going to make a computer generated sentiment, then came across this one in a box which I think is either Inkylicious or Sheena Douglass...........problem with unmounted is I get them all muddled up and soon forget which set belonged to which.

I'm off to the hospital shortly, my physio arranged the appointment as I am not progressing as she would like, but the reality is it's just a process they have to go through and I'm not expecting to hear anything new or positive, just the usual "well MS is unpredictable".

Have a good day whatever you have planned. 


47 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creation once again and I am sure it will give lots of motivation and inspiration to your travelling friends ... 20,000 miles in six months will be a huge achievement.
Hugs
Desire

Sonia said...

Beautiful card!Your works are very particular!It's so elegant!
Hugs,
Sonia
(Finally I managed to add the photo at follower icon)

Stamps and Paper said...

I love your scene cards and I have these stamps so you have prompted me to get them out of the box...fabulous card.

Anne

kreative basteltante said...

WOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Manuela

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card, so beautiful. What an undertaking for your neighbours, I wish then well.
I hope your hospital appointment gives you something positive for a change...hugs
Jackie xx

Liz Miller said...

Hope all goes well at the hospital. What a variety of techniques you have been using on your cards lately Brenda. Always something new and fresh and lots of inspiration for your followers. Thanks for sharing. I hope your neighour's trip goes well and they raise lots of funds for their charities. My friend travels out to Kazakhstan to be with her husband who works out there and it's a long haul making the journey by air.
Liz xx

Fliss said...

Really lovely and peaceful looking card Brenda and love the soft colours on there.
Hoping that your hospital visit goes well too and will be thinking of you.
Sounds like you have amazing neighbours too with a trip like that and also wish them well on their long trip.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Paula (PEP) said...

You really excel with these scenes & this is a gorgeous example of you at your best for the colours are so different to what one would expect yet so real somehow. Hope the hospital goes OK.
Paula (PEP)

Vicky said...

Stunning work Brenda...and love the sentiment too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is a fabulous card - just perfect for your neighbours .. i bet they are so excited
Lisa x

Hussena said...

Oh this is such a beautiful card You have created a lovely Scence with those birds i am sure your friends are going to love this :)

Annette said...

wow your card is amazing...that scene is gorgeous...

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous scene, Brenda, and I love that quote too. Hope your neighbours' trip goes well, won't they have some great tales to tell when they get back! Hope you get on ok at the hospital. x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wow your card is gorgeous,perfect scene. Sorry there is no improvement health wise.
thinking of you . janex

Frea said...

HI Brenda, gorgeous card today hun! Love that soft peache colour. Hugs, Frea

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Brenda what a lovely scene, and I do love the colour choice to. Im sorry to hear that your MS is causing you so much trouble, do take care hugs Shirleyxxx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Very ethereal Brenda! Sending you hugs. May your day be filled with happiness!

Sarah said...

Simply stunning card Brenda and such an appropriate sentiment. So sorry to read your MS is being a pain, sending big hugs your way xxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Gorgeous card you have made Brenda. Love the beautiful scene and the warm colors.
Lovely greet
Marja

Anesha said...

Lovely card. Hope things get better for you. :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is lovely. That sounds like quite an adventure for your neighbors.

Sending you some healing hugs.

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Brenda, l love your scenic cards and the colours on this card are just beautiful. Take care x Susan x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. nice colors.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, such a stunning scene, your neighbours will love it. I bet it gets to go with them as reminder of home! xx

pinky said...

Its beautifully delicate Brenda and the sentiment is perfect. I am sure they will love it. Thanks for the push lol. Hope all went well at the hospital.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Gorgeous scene with a perfect sentiment. Your neighbours journey is intriguing so I am off to their blog...Wishes, Suzanne x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the colours and the scene is wonderful. Your neighbours are definitely going on a great adventure.
Nikki x

Heidi said...

Stunning card Brenda, perfect sentiment with the scene, the birds just look like they are watching the world go by. hope today went well. hugs heid x

Sally H said...

That is a stunning card, Brenda and perfect for your neighbours. Hope your hospital appointment went well x

Dora said...

This is so beautiful, love the colours and elegant style xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Brenda this is awesome that scene is so beautiful, wow, I love the colour also the sentiment.
husg
Lorraine x

Beryl said...

You do these inky scenes so well Brenda. The colours in this one are gorgeous and the little scene is perfect.
Beryl xx

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning card, Brenda and such an apt sentiment - lovely work x

Scrappymax said...

Oh Brenda this is another gorgeous creation from you, I love how you do your scene creations. Hope you are keeping well.
Max x

craftyeyes said...

wow fantastic creation tracy xx

nnalorac said...

A real WOW card. Gorgeous scene Brenda, a lovely reminder of home for your neighbours. Carolx

Merry said...

Fantastic card...love the birds on the wire. What an amazing journey your friends are setting out on.

Ruth said...

I do love it when you create a scene!! (on your cards!) This is another beauty, the contrasting colours are splendid, Ruth x

Nicola said...

Beautiful masked and brayered creation Brenda, love the colours and the silhouette scene!
Hope all goes well at the hospital :)
Hugs Nicola xxx

Sonia said...

Beautiful and Elegant card!
Hugs,
sonia

Suzi said...

Wow!! this is gorgeous Brenda, so sorry I'm a bit late in wishing you all Happy Birthday, life's little bits get in the way sometimes. lol xx Wow!! 20,000 miles. I'm lucky if I see 20,000 inches. Mind you I do travel a long way with blogger. Thanks for the lovely hop so far. I'll continue on my journey.
Hugs
Suzi x

Elaine said...

Hi Brenda ,sensational , you have a true talent fabulous card.
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some stunning cards since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

Just perfect Brenda, adore these wonderful birds on a wire and the beautiful scenery and landscape you've created!!!

Apologies for my absence, Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Kay Carley said...

This is just so fabulous Brenda. I just LOVE the scenes that you create - you are SO good at it. I'm quite envious - lol!!! Love Kay xx

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Ho Brenda - What amazing cards you make they are georgeous

Caz

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Another stunner Brenda, I love the colours and the scene that you have created is fantastic, sounds like your neighbours trip will be fascinating
Lindsay xx

Gail said...

You do such a wonderful job!