Sunday, 26 August 2012

The great outdoors and a bit of Christmas



It's my turn to spotlight work for this months Craft a Scene challenge where we have an Anything Goes theme with a slant towards the Great Outdoors.

I really am so enjoying being on this DT, I'm always up for creating a little scene as lots of you know, so to be able to have a purpose to get all lovely and inky makes it double the fun.

I started with a piece of Fabriano watercolour card and stamped the hills and trees with black archival ink. Next I used cut and dry to add the water and sky with distress inks, then stamped the sail boat and hot air balloons twice, coloured with Aquamarkers and decoupaged. I also used Aquamarkers to colour in the hillside and sand dunes.

I also have a few shares of some of the samples I have made for Sir Stampalot using some of the new Penny Black Christmas stamps and papers. If you would like details of any of the products I used on these three they are all listed here.


Needless to say soon as I saw the above stamp I also saw hills and the obligatory sunrays, all very easily created with soft sponging and inking.


A little bit of inky indulgence on this one as well, resist stamping and another one of the lovely Frantage embossing powders, this one is called aged spice.


Finally a nice clean and crisp one using some of the new Madison DP's from Penny Black and the sentiment from the same set of the one I used above. 

Whatever you have planned, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.


47 comments:

Paula (PEP) said...

The first one is a real stunner - especially with those hills & the boat. I love the dimension of those balloons too. The bird stamp is going to be such a useful one & I think you've really showcased it beutifully with your sunrays & hills. Of the two Christmas cards it's the orange/rust that sings out to me - especially the inking of that sentiment panel.
Paula (PEP)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love your first card its stunning

jacqui x

Von said...

Fabulous scenes Brenda though not sure I'm ready for the "C" word yet lol
Von ♥

Mummy lade said...

amazing!!!

CraftyLoops said...

As always Brenda, your talent never ceases to amaze me. I love every single card and each one is completely individual and unique. I had a good ole giggle at your comment on my trinket box Brenda. It sounds like we are in the same decoration boat, lol......or should I say "undecorated" boat, lol. Our new kitchen was put in 2 years ago and I'm still looking at freshly plastered walls.....but......wait for it.........with sloppy painted swatches of different paint sample colours all over them AND torn off bits of sample wallpaper stuck on the walls with cellotape. We can't decide on paint or wallpaper! It looks like some sort of weird Damien Hurst exhibition, lol! The thing is, Im kind of getting used to it now......well you would after 2 years wouldn't you? Heehee. And thank you for popping over to my blog too my friend. Lee x

Marianne said...

Who says you're not good at colouring images?! Both your scenic cards are simply stunning, Brenda! You've certainly been busy. Love your ideas for some fairly quick Christmas cards. Love how you have finished the blue ribbon and I would love to get my hands on that poinsettia die.

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! A stunning selection of cards Brenda. I really love the images and the colours you have used. I know I have said it before but you are truly inspiring!!

Sue

Tonya said...

Wow these are all gorgeous. That first one should be in a frame. It is a gorgeous piece of art.

nnalorac said...

Lovely lovely cards Brends. Just love the Sunrays one, so beautiful. Not blogging much at the mo. Trying to tie up all the loose ends before we jet off into the sky in a weeks time. Carolxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,these are all stunning,gosh the detail and scenes are just first class especially love the first one,that scene is just amazing,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Teresa said...

Your cards allowed into the scenery! are fantastic!

Linby said...

All just beautiful Brenda, I love those descending in size banner strips.
Lynn x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love you lake card - those hot air balloon really look suspended in the sky - fabulous scenic card.

Anesha said...

Stunning card, just adore the first one. Enjoy the long weekend. Hugs Anesha

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning cards Brenda xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are beautiful. I love the sunbeams on the second card. TFS.

McCrafty's Cards said...

All of these cards are beautiful, I love the first one the sailing boat and the 3d balloons, the colours on the second, the poinsettia on the third and the design of the last one. Have a great week.
Kevin xx

Jane said...

Your scenic cards really are something special Brenda, works of art, every single one of them! Have a great bank holiday. I had a chance to make some Christmas cards today as tomorrow we are off to see the newly weds who landed back last weekend ;0)
Jane x

Lorraine said...

oh wow wow wow i love your scene cards you have such an amazing talent and i love seeing all of your cards as they are so inspirational so thankyou xx

Michelle J M said...

What beautiful cards once again Brenda. The one for Craft a Scene is stunning, that water looks amazing. I want to make a card for this challenge but I need to practice more, I cannot get my stamps to work like you do! And the sunrays in the bird one is a work of art. Also love the other two, the banners are so effective and of course the poinsettia is gorgeous. Michelle x

Aud said...

lovely set of cards, love the differnet scenes, they all look fab.Aud x

Beryl said...

You are spoiling us with these four cards all in one go. Te scene at the top is similar to one I was working on a couple of weeks go. Unfortunately for me - I couldn't get both the stamping and the inking perfect on the same piece of card. Found several today while tidying my desk - and none I would want anyone else to see. Needless to say your one is perfect. I love the inking on the second one - and the stamp is very desirable.
Hope your weekend was enjoyable and next week will be the too.
Beryl xx

Tanya said...

Beautiful as always Brenda, I always love seeing on my blog feed that you've posted, I get excited to see what fabulous creations you've made this time! I don't think there's anyone else who has your incredible talent and style, you're really one of a kind! They're all such fantastic cards B, I love the hot air balloons, my favourite one is the purply one with the birds in the trees, the colours are spectacular :) And your Christmas cards are fab! I love the warm colours on the first one, and the contrasting frosty colours on the second :)

Tags xx

chillin with Quillin said...

there all beautiful, really love the one with the sail boat!!!
Paula

scrappymo! said...

These are all very stunning cards...love the sunrays card!
The little round, rhinestone, belt buckle is so pretty on the last card.

Gail said...

They're all wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Stunning! I love your scenery cards, they make me want to travel!

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda what a fabulous selection of cards they are all totally different

Anne

Jackie said...

OMG Brenda, you are indeed the Queen of scenes. These cards are all stunning and I would not like to choose a favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Fliss said...

Really stunning cards Brenda, a real feast of inky goodness for the eyes.
Thanks for your lovely comments and sorry for the lack of mine lately. Only just starting to catch up now.
Have a lovely bank holiday and hope you do get some sun.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda these are just gorgeous. Love the colours and designs
Hugs
Desíre
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Lau W said...

Hello Brenda ! Hope you had a fab week-end !
Your cards are wonderful, as always of course ;-) All are so different, so nice details !
xxx

Tedz said...

I do like these cards Brenda they are lovely. I think my favourite this time is the second one with the birds in the tree - it looks very dreamy! Thank you for your lovely comments, Mojo has disappeared somewhat with my Mum being ill but I still get inspiration looking at yours. Paulinexx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow, you've been busy Brenda ! All four cards are beautiful and so different. My favorite is the 3rd one, love the inking and colours along with the layers & flowers. Thanks for the treat this morning ! Shirleyxx

ALI said...

Great set of cards and I nearly missed them don't know how..lol

Gerrina said...

Four beuatifull cards! Love the balloons on the first one and what a great scenery uou put together! If someone said that I had to pick just one I wouldnot know wich one to pick; each has something else that I like... Hugs, Gerrina

May said...

O my word Brenda, These are simply gorgeous.. adore the colours & designs! Beautiful selection.. Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

wow; it looks like you've been having a lot of fun getting inky brenda! all gorgeous cards and i love that they are all so different! the pb blue and white paper really looks like wedgwood; maybe i need that too. :)

Anonymous said...

You have been super busy Brenda, love seeing all the gorgeous works you have made! Its nice to see you being busy as well!

I always admire how you create these gorgeous scenes! I also love the vintage inky christmas card, totally gorgeous!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous works, Brenda! I'm still in awe with your blending skills! I tried it last week and it looks so scappy!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, these are beautiful Brenda! I absolutely love the first one, it's stunning!!

PatR said...

A beautiful selection of cards Brenda. Hope you are well xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your posts are filled with gorgeous delights. Thank you for sharing this bevy of beauties!

Ciska said...

Very pretty cards, love the scenic cards!

die amelie said...

I admire your versatility, Brenda!
Each project shows a total different side of creative approach! Great!

Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all so gorgeous, I just love the scenes that you create and how much detail you put in to them, just so amazing
Lindsay xx

Merry said...

Wow....both of the scenes you created are just amazing. Love the balloons on the first card and that terrific background you created in the second.