Monday, 30 April 2012

Sitting in a birdsnest



Yeah....................it's not raining this morning and I even caught a glimmer of sun, but yesterday was another real washout and our local tally is near enough 9 inches for the month.

But I had a really lovely surprise to distract me from the rain over the weekend, I found out I had won the challenge over at Pan Pastel, it was my very fist time of entering so call it beginners luck. I've not really entered challenges during the last year since my eyes and mobility decided not to play fair with me and just restrict it to a limited few, so that made the win an added joy and my thanks to the challenge organisers and DT.

So I thought it was only right I entered again this week with one of my recent samples for Stampalot, I think the new La Blanch image is a perfect one for the Springtime theme. The image has been water coloured and some light masking and brayering for the background. I made the rose from a five petal punch and added some beads to a pin to embellish.

All 'ingredients' listed below, but please ask if you want any specific details that I might have missed.

Have a good week everyone and if your not a confident swimmer, make sure you keep your armbands on, you might need to swim home from work or the school run today.

Pan Pastel Challenge - Spring Time



42 comments:

Wendy L said...

This image is gorgeous, quite unusual. xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Congrats Brenda and another gorgeous card!
Sending you some sunshine from here;-))m

Stamps and Paper said...

Congratulations Brenda and what a fabulous card lovely image and beautiful colours

Anne

Jackie said...

A beautiful card and sahpe, and I love the pastel colours :o)
Jackie xx

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

Sooooo Gorgious brenda. What a lovely art work. Love it.
Lovely greet
Marja

Marianne said...

Congrats on your challenge win Brenda!
Love your new card with those soft colours and perfect frame and embellishments.
Lots of sunshine over here, so I'm sending some to you, too.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

that is such a cool unique image! love that a lot!!!

Beautiful design and shape as always, adore the watercolour look!

Lots of sun here in Australia, but its slowly getting chilly at night and in the mornings! hehe

Crafty_Fairie said...

Congrats on your win !!! And thanks for entering yet another super card.

Kerry DT Leader PanPastel Uk

Sarah said...

Hi Brenda, your card is just gorgeous. Love the frame and shape - makes me think of church windows.

Thanks very much for visiting my blog, your kind comment is appreciated.

Sarah

Paula (PEP) said...

We're going to have to start on the ark soon! Congratulations on your Pan Pastel win - I'm intrigued by these so shall be very interested to hear how you find using them. I love that beaded pin & the way your foliage at the top of the arch echoes the foliage around the nest.
Hope you have a reasonable week in terms of pain.
Paula (PEP)

Sebba said...

Очень мило! Такая милашка. Спасибо за доставленное удовольствие созерцать прекрасное!

Mummylade said...

the flower is adorable!

Margaret said...

What a gorgeous image and scene. Love that framed layout. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving your sweet comment.

Linda W said...

Congratulations Brenda on your Pan Pastels win. This is a lovely card, I like the shape and the image is gorgeous with the lovely pastel colours. Take care. Linda x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hello Brenda, Congratulations on your win ! This card is also very beautiful. I love the scenery in the background along with all the elements, gorgeous ! Have a great day, Shirley x

Nikbee said...

Congratulations on your challenge win.
A fantastic card. I love the shape.
Nikki x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a super image its fits so well within your shaped card.

jacqui x

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful card Brenda, I like the image,and the fabulous shape.
Kevin xx

Anesha said...

Congratulations on your win. Love the card.

Whisper said...

Stunning and am loving the shape, Luv Sam x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderfully shaped frame Brenda! Congrats on your win!

susiestacey said...

Stunning stamp Brenda and the card is just beautiful. Congrats on the win. Just had a look at the bead link - very nice :) Was'nt going to mention weather but been bright and breezy all day and just glancing out of the window l can see dark grey heavy clouds slowly moving over x Susan x

chillin with Quillin said...

very nice,love the colors!!!
Paula

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so pretty and I love that shape,like a church window,I see alot of them.
janex

CraftyLoops said...

This is a brilliant card Brenda and I love your flower and stickpin. Lucky you playing with your new toys. Im meant to be on a Craft diet but knowing those inks are sitting just begging for me to buy them is overwhelming, lol. Lee x

Esther said...

What a gorgeous card Brenda - and well done on your win..how exciting..Esther xx

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, just love the card shape x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Brenda...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Emily H said...

Wow! I love love this! Thanks for sharing!

Sally H said...

wow, Brenda! That is stunning! Love it

Beryl said...

Congratulations on winning the Pan Pastel challenge. Hope you enjoy the goodies. This is a lovely image and showcased perfectly with one of your lovely inky backgrounds - and of course - the rose is perfect.
Better day today here too- I even enjoyed a cuppa outside this afternoon but I think they are predicting more of the wet stuff tomorrow.
Beryl xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Congrats on your win Brenda, very much deserved your card last week was stunning, as is this little beauty, I just love the scenes that you create and the flower, the pin and the embossed frame all look fantastic. Thank you so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog.
Lindsay xx

P.S. The bit about the armbands made me laugh =) xx

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Brenda,
Beautiful card and love how your cards are so unique!!
Hugs Trish

Eileen said...

Well done on your win and good luck with this beautiful card ! I have a boat moored by the front door as the rain is pelting again... your tip about the arm bands is noted !!!!

Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel Challenge this week.
Eileen x

СВЕТЛАНА said...

Очень красиво, замечательная и оригинальная открытка!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Brenda, absolutely love it.
luv
Debby

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun what can I say apart from,fantastic,amazing oh just love this hugs Cherylxxxxx

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful card Brenda!
Love your cards in general and your blog is full of inspiration!
Thank You~

Dora said...

Wow Brenda this is simply stunning, I love the image and the leaves on top give me lots of inspiration for a stamp I have that I never used :D Congrats also on your win at Pan Pastels. Hugs xxx

Wendy Fraser said...

What a charming image and such a stunning card xx

Ruth said...

Congratulations on your win!!! This is a beautiful card with an unusual image, Ruth x

Sonia said...

Congrats on your challenge win!!!! This cArd is so elegant....so romantic :)
Hugs,
Sonia