Sunday, 22 July 2012

Quintessentially English Garden Party



It's my week to showcase another card for this months Garden theme at Craft A Scene.

The news on my word recognition programme remains positive and I am slowly catching up with everyone. There are a few foibles I still need to sort out on the pronunciation, but I thinks that's more down to me that than the programme. But from what I have seen thus far I would certainly recommend it to anyone with dexterity and similar problems.

My thinking behind this card..............bearing in mind I do live in a bit of a fantasy world, is three elegantly dressed ladies attending a quintessentially English Garden Party. It is also the card I have made for our eldest daughters birthday in a couple of days...............I'm safe, she doesn't blog.

I used some masking to create the sun..............you all know there has to be one or a moon................and dusted Adirondack inks to create the sky and hills, then stamped the ladies in black archival ink, the flowers using TH distress markers direct to stamp and the blossom which I coloured with Copics and decoupaged.

If you have not already joined in the challenge there is still plenty of time so I really hope so see you there.



53 comments:

Anesha said...

Great card, glad the software is working for you. :)

Татьяна said...

This is great! Very neat and elegant!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Brenda and what a fabulous scene....

Anne

Tanya said...

This is beautiful Brenda! I love the ladies and all the colours, so gorgeous :)

Tags xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Another nice card Brenda.

jacqui x

Sarah said...

This is absolutely stunning Brenda! You've created such a gorgeous scene with beautiful extra details, I love it x

Claire said...

Wow Brenda, this is a real stunner. Beautiful stamping and I love the black and pink ribbon/butterfly it makes the flowers on the card really pop
Claire xx

Marianne said...

What a lovely card!! Love the way you combined all the stamps. Hugs,
Marianne

Fliss said...

A really beautiful scene Brenda that certainly does bring a garden party to mind.
Hugs, Fliss xx

sue - bearhouse said...

wow!! Stunning card, such a beautiful design and wonderful colours

Sue

Lisa Jane said...

oh it definitely does look like an English garde party .. and oh i wish i was tall and slim like those ladies .. love the decoupaged blossom
Lisa x

Elaine said...

Brenda this is fabulous what a super card Hugs Elaine

Mieke said...

Beautiful! I love working with silhouettes on my cards :-)

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card and I love the decoupaged blossoms.
Nikki x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I am so glad that you have the programme that enables you to still be a little active in blog land. Like you I also live in a bit of a fantasy world a;ways have I think I prefer it to living in the real world, lol, this is absolutely stunning it has a magical look to it with those lovely hills and silhouette images I do love that blosson, super creation.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jennifer said...

Just wonderful......from the silhouette to the blossoms to the lovely ribbon!

CraftyLoops said...

This is a beautiful card Brenda. I love that image and the cherry tree is so pretty. Lee x

Gerrina said...

What a really enchanted card! How you put all these stamps to such a beautifull scenery is stunning! The decoupaged flowers take you right in to a dreamy world... Hugs, Gerrina

Julie said...

Oh wow! My lovely B,in one word... Exquisite!

Mummy lade said...

stunning work, and I'm glad the programme is working

Kat said...

What a beautiful scene Brenda. Love how you've decoupaged the blossom.

Thanks for your lovely visit to my blog today.

Kat xx

nnalorac said...

Beautiful scene, love the Sillhouette ladies and the cherry blossom. Gorgeous card Brenda. Carolxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda I like all the detail, the blossom in the tree and the lovely ribbon.
Kevin xx

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, wow hun, this is a regular work of art. Love the entire design and it really comes together perfectly! Hugs Frea

Hussena said...

Wow this looks so gorgeous!! love the way you create the BG scene's !!

scrappymo! said...

Very nice card...I really like that pretty flowering branch!

Jackie said...

Oh wow Brenda, a stunning card. You have created a wonderful scene :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Brenda.
luv
Debby

Jane said...

Such a gorgeous scene Brenda, I am so glad the voice recognition is working out for you. Sending my best wishes to you as always,
Jane x

Linby said...

How wonderful, I wish I had your imagination although still wobbly here so the mojo is on and off. What gorgeous ribbon too.
Lynn x

Beryl said...

Fantastic garden scene Brenda - oh to have EVER been that shape. I'm convinced I need the TH markers and they on next on my wish list.
Glad to programme is working out OK for you. Perhaps I should try it. I always try to type too fast and spend more time going back correcting errors than if I went much more slowly.That goes back to the days when it was my job and my fingers seemed more obedient than they are now.
Beryl xx

Desire Fourie said...

Just love this – very creative.
Hugs
Desíre
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Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, you never cease to amaze me with your creative talent! Love the card in the post below too. xx

sallysbitz said...

Such a beautiful elegant card x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wow Brenda, this is gorgeous, love it;-))m

Hanna said...

WOW Brenda this is AMAZING! I absolutely adore the background you've created, it looks marvelous! Love how detailed it is.

hugs
Hanna

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wow, fabulous crafting, that scene looks great , loving the tree and blossom. janex

pinky said...

Wow Brenda that really is so gorgeous! Love the branches.

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda... fabulous stamping! love the flowers added to the tree... quite amazing detail has gone into this card... love it!! Hugs May x x x

Ellie said...

What a beautiful scene you created Brenda! I love how you combined the different stamps, the sky looks wonderful, and yes, I do believe there has to be a moon. Hope your daughter has a wonderful day on her birthday! I know she is going to love her card!

Jomada-Dawn said...

Followed the link from Craft A Scene to your blog - the card is beautiful (I like the cobblestones, and the decoupage of the cherry blossom really makes that Lavinia stamp something extra-special - you may complain of dexterity issues but it certainly doesn't hold you back where crafting's concerned! Those flowers look so delicate and fiddly!)
Another thing I really appreciate is the way you've listed all the materials/stamps you used - and with links too - very helpful. You can be sure I'll be revisiting your blog!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Jomada-Dawn

Annmaree (Emu) said...

super pretty card, I love the scenes so much and you just rock them always!

Love all the layers the silhouettes, the path, the lamp, the flowers, the moon and hills! All fantastic!!!

Lynne K said...

Stunningly gorgeous, Brenda! I love it! x

Flowergirl said...

This is beautiful! Love how you've created the background, sky & Hills x
Wendy x

Paula (PEP) said...

I did have to chuckle at the appearance of the lamp post but it does look very English with those cobbles & the blossoms in the trees. I can just imagine this scenario in some Landed Estate during the 1920s for the lamp post would be there with the rolling greenery behind & cobbles beneath the feet, just add a little String Quartet & the Butler.
Paula (PEP)

Ruth said...

You really do know how to create a scene!! This is fabulous!! Ruth x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fantastic depth in your design Brenda!

chillin with Quillin said...

Beautiful ,love the scenery and colors ,love it!!!
Paula

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Such a gorgeous card Brenda ! I love the wonderful scene you created with the layering of your inking & stamping. It's also wonderful that your new software is working so well :) I hope you are enjoying your day, take care, Shirleyx

Lorraine said...

This is beautiful Brenda. I love the image and the colours and the flowers and the butterflies - OK I love all of it!!
I've been having a good old nosey around your blog and you have some stunning cards. You are a very talented lady.
Lorraine x

Marianne said...

A real piece of art! Love how you have decoupaged the blossoms.

Julie said...

This really is lovely! xx

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Brenda! Your card is just beautiful! I love the way you have crafted this scene, wow!