Sunday, 24 June 2012

A bit of sand and water



Hello Peeps, it's time for me to share my very first DT piece for Craft a Scene challenge. Although the new challenges goes live on the first Sunday of the month, I was still on my hols when this months challenge started and didn't even know I was part of the team at that point. But as the Design Team take it in turns to share a second piece on Sunday's following the months theme I have been able to join in this week. 

The June them is 'A bit of sand and water', I think my card is more water than sand, but with artistic licence I am confident there is sand down the rocky bank on the left of the picture ! I used one of my favourite techniques, reverse masking to ink and stamp through the oval aperture using Adirondack due inks and a mixture of stamps (thumbnail links below). I brayered a second piece of gloss cardstock with the same inks as a base for the sentiment and to carry the colour theme. The sentiment is a wood mounted from Printworks which came from Stamp Addicts but I am unable to locate it to add the link, but I'm sure if you give them a call they can advise you if it's still available.

I am sorry I have not got round to visit for a few days, this back but paid to spending too long sitting, but I think the 'fire and ice' regime is working and it seems to be easing a bit, so hopefully I will be back to normal soon. Meanwhile thanks so much for taking a peek, I so appreciate your visits and kind messages and how  understanding you all are when I'm not as speedy as I would like.

I really hope you will join in with this months challenge and get those inks flowing.

I am entering this card into:

Pan Pastels - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Red white and blue



45 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, love the colour combo too.
    Hope your back is better soon.
    Hugs Lynn x

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  2. Firstly glad to hear that you back has improved slightly and hope it continues to do so. I love your card and the techniques that you've used. Really good to see such a bright and summery scene when all we have here is rain. xx

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  3. Your card is wonderful, so great scene ! Love summer, and this card is perfect !
    Have a nice day !
    xxx

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  4. Brenda, this is stunning! I'd love to be sailing in that yacht... take care - hope your back improves soon!

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  5. wow, that scene is fantastic!! Inspired by your vacation maybe =)

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  6. Wish I was in that boat Brenda, looks very inviting I can tell you with this weather we're having. Beautiful card and sentiment, the sea looks amazing. Carolxx

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful Brenda! I love the colours, that scene is idyllic! The sentiment is lovely as well.

    Tags xx

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  8. Beautiful card! LOVE the colours you used and the parrot and great sentiment. TFS!

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  9. oh its gorgeous .. i almost feel like i am there!
    Mind you i am a bit scared of Parrots lol.. my ex BIL had one that was sooo viscious! It had to be sent away to parrot school!
    Lisa x

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  10. Love the way you co-ordinated the brayered background with the sponging colours & your parrot is a real character. Take care with your back.
    Paula (PEP)

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  11. What a lovely blendy background. I have never tried this technique but think i must try now! Lovely!

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  12. Fantastic bg with your brayer, Brenda!

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  13. Gorgeous scene, beautiful creation.
    Take care;-))m

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  14. What a fabulous background Brenda.. lovin the parrot.. simply Beautiful creation.. Hugs May x x x

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  15. Wonderful card Brenda, I like the scene and the parrot
    Kevin xx

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  16. Absolutely stunning Brenda. Hope you are feeling better soon. Lee x

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  17. Glad to hear your back is on the mend. Gorgeous scene Brenda - love how the parrot links the scene to the sentiment, very pretty scene x Susan x

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  18. Wow, Brenda! It is stunning! I love the addition of the parrot and how it brings the two panels together. Gorgeous!

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  19. Hi Brenda, you have created a beautiful scene and a wonderful card, and such tropical colours.
    Also love the die cut card in the previous post.
    Avril xx

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  20. It's a beauty! Love your choice of colours and the combination with the parrot and text! Greetings, Gerrina

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  21. your creation is absolut brilliant hun.

    sweet hugs, Dunja xx

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  22. Oh Brenda this is so special! How clever of you to make a layout like this, putting the parrot inbetween the two others - thats what sets you apart! Michelle x

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  23. beautifully done brenda! i love the colours and of course your brayering. hope you're feeling better and if it helps, you're always more speedy than me. :)
    linda

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  24. Its a great card I think, love the color choices :)

    /Sewe

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  25. Fabulous work. This new DT position is going to be right up your street - and we'll get to see more of your lovely scenic cards.
    Hope the back is better when you get up in the morning.
    Beryl xx

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  26. no wonder you were picked,you are Brenda the scene Queen, on a par with the amazing Barbra Grey. Your card is amazing, fabulous tropical scene and I love the parrot. I even showed my Bob.
    Hope your feeling ok after your injury the other day.
    janex

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  27. A wonderful card Brenda, you create such beautiful scenes :o)
    I hope that you are soon back to normal...hugs
    Jackie xx

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  28. this is so gorgeous Brenda you are so talented!!!!

    I feel like I could just float away on that sailboat!

    I adore teh addition of the macaw and beautiful tropical flower, great sentiment too! :-D

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  29. Well done on the new DT and such a great card to open with. Love the colours, Jx

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  30. Fabulous card Brenda you make these scenic cards beautifully....congrats on the new DT position you deserve it

    Anne

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  31. Hi there B. well this is just beautiful, and congrats again on joining with stamp a scene - great of you to support them too.
    I am sorry to g
    hear you have not been well but ended up in similar situation when I came home fro the UK think the body holds out best it can till you get home htne all gives way. take care and be better soon, Shaz in Oz.x

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  32. Oh wow Brenda, love the design of your card with the two pages, and the scene is just gorgeous makes me feel quite envious. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  33. Hi Brenda love this it's beautiful the scene is gorgeous. Hope you feel better soon. Caroline xxx

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  34. Hi Brenda thank you for your lovely comment on my Mystical magical card, I must admit I am so like you I love a bit of fantasy, it would have been a dream come true to have been carried of by an Arabian Sheikh. I love, love your beautiful work the wonderful images and that gorgeous parrot look super.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  35. Love this one!!! Had fun checking out your blog, Anja

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  36. What a beautiful scene Brenda, it looks very tropical. Lovely colours.

    Hope the fire and ice regime is working and the back pain goes soon.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  37. Very nice! I'm hoping I have a minute to 'whip' up a scene this week!

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  38. Beautiful, beautiful cards ... great colour pallet and talented work. Thank you for joining us in this weeks PanPastel UK Challenge.
    Eileen xx

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  39. Or alternatively the sand could be under the sea!!!!! LOL!! Fabby card Brenda. Hope you had a good hols. xxx

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  40. FABULOUS ...what a super card I love it Brenda well done Hugs Elaine

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  41. Oh wow!!! Just stunning, gorgeous colours x

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  42. Wonderfully soft and tropical colors Brenda!

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  43. Your card is LOVELY!!!
    Thank You for joining us at Gingerloft!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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