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:

Linby said...

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

PatR said...

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

Lau W said...

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

Helen said...

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

Mummy lade said...

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

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful card!!!!
Paula

nnalorac said...

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

Tanya said...

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

Tags xx

Anna-Karin said...

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

Lisa Jane said...

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

Paula (PEP) said...

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)

scrappymo! said...

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

walchowDesign said...

Fantastic bg with your brayer, Brenda!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

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

May said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

CraftyLoops said...

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

susiestacey said...

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

Sally H said...

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

Mrs.B said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Dunja Dücker said...

your creation is absolut brilliant hun.

sweet hugs, Dunja xx

ALI said...

Brenda I love it.

Michelle J M said...

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

snailzpace said...

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

Sewe said...

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

/Sewe

Beryl said...

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

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Annmaree (Emu) said...

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

Fluffles said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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

Nannieflash said...

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

Caroline said...

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

coldwaters2 said...

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

stampinganja said...

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

Kat said...

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

Gail said...

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

Eileen said...

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

Kay Carley said...

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

Elaine said...

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

Sarah said...

Oh wow!!! Just stunning, gorgeous colours x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderfully soft and tropical colors Brenda!

BethieJ said...

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

 
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