Sunday, 27 January 2013

It's that Labrador again



Good afternoon to you all, an extra post from me this week as I made a bit of a boo-boo last Sunday and posted my Craft a Scene challenge mid month 'Snowy Cottages' inspiration a week early, so I thought I had better come up with another piece for today.

To create my winter cottage scene I use quite a few stamps, the trees and path to the right of the card are part of a Sutter Stamps image but as I thought the Stampscape cottage would nestle nicely into it I masked sections of the image I didn't want to use before inking........... does that sound double Dutch ? In case it does I'll try and explain a little clearer, I stuck pieces a post-it notes over the sections I didn't want to stamp them inked the remainder of stamp but remove the post it notes before stamping otherwise the ink on those would transfer onto my card.

The fence to the fore of the scene is also from Sutter stamps and the doggy is the Labrador from Andover Stamps................those that may missed it the last time I used it, this company make nothing but dog stamps and just about every breed you could imagine and they were even kind enough to custom make this one with out the oval surround whioch should have been on it. I coloured sky and landscape with Pan Pastels and highlighted here and there with watercolour pencils.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

47 comments:

ALI said...

Another gorgeous card, I just love your scenes.

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Brenda a lovely scene and I love the little lab

Anne

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I love that lab :) What a gorgeous winter scene you've created! The sky is gorgeous and I love the sparkles :)

Tags xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful creation.

catherine said...

Such a super card Brenda and a fantastic scene
x catherine

Sharon said...

This is beautiful. You are so clever creating these gorgeous scenes. Love the colours.
Hugs Sharon. x

Helene E said...

absolutely love this scene!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful scene, great Labrador image.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...totally striking card...the sky is just amazing on this card!!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous .. i love the sparkly snow and that cute little lab!
Lisa x

Sally H said...

It is gorgeous, Brenda! I love the warm colours and the dog is the perfect addition, waiting for master/mistress to catch up. I ust take another peak at Sutter stamps, as I am loving that track and the fence too

Juls said...

gorgeous!! such a beautiful scene and I Love all the sparkle!! Hugs Juls

Sue - bearhouse said...

You have created such a wonderful scene Brenda. The design and colours are gorgeous and I love the dog stamp.
Sue xx

nnalorac said...

A lovely scene Brenda and love the Lab waiting patiently! Love all the sparkle. Carolxx

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

So beautiful Brenda. Marvelous scene and beatiful colors. love the dog
lovely greet
Marja

Gerrina said...

This scenery looks so great! The cottage fits in perfectly and what a great combi of colors for the sky! Beautiful how and where you put the snow on the card! Hugs, Gerrina

susiestacey said...

Beautiful Scene Brenda, love the doggie it draws the eye into the picture perfectly, the frosty touches are lovely too. Hope you are getting through the cold snap ok x Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow beautiful card Brenda, you always create the most wonderful scenes, I love this one!!
Kevin xx

Kat said...

Beautiful wintry scene Brenda and that Labrador is just perfect in it. Must check out Andover stamps.

Take care,

Kat xx

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, I love your warm and welcoming cottage scene - so beautifully made and coloured. Its interesting that you put the post-its over the stamp itself - when I tried masking before (disastrously) I was putting the stickies on the paper - will try this out thank-you. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Linby said...

Another great scene Brenda. I love that Labrador so went to look at the Westie stamps but unfortunately they are not for me.
Lynn x

May said...

O my word Brenda... This is Beautiful.. I adore the scene.. The stamps are fantastic!!Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Beryl said...

Doing what you do best. A lovely scene Brenda and a gorgeous card.
Beryl xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a stunning card.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there B. loving your work! and yup know the lab.. and building up scenes always tricky interested the way you used that cabin did one small scrappy one of last weeks WOYWW desk with it and and PP was amazed how easy they were though to use very forgiving!!!...love to you,and special prayers for your health, Shaz in Oz.x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Brenda, very apt pic for UK with the snow. xxx

Jackie said...

What a wonderful scene you have created, it's a gorgeous card :O)
Jackie xx

Claire said...

Oh wow Brenda, what a gorgeous scene. really clever stamping and I love the way you have captured the misty pastel colours of winter. Right I'm off to check out those dog stamps, I wonder if they do a naughty lab puppy trying to dig a hole in the lawn? If not I have the perfect model for them lol
Claire xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Brenda, another true piece of art and the doggie sets it off perfectly.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful scene card Brenda and the doggy real sets the card off.
luv
debby

Martina Heß said...

Die Landschaft ist wunderschön!!! Jedes Detail ist toll colouriert. Ich bin bein Stempelneuling und bewundere immer die tollen Landschaftsbilder mit den Stampscapesstempel.
Liebe Grüße
Martina

Paula (PEP) said...

This is wonderful & your explanation is perfectly clear - a very useful technique that one. The scene is a lovely composition & I love the subtle tones & wintery glitter.
Paula (PEP)

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, I never tire of looking at the beautiful scenes you create, love the dog in the foreground.
Avril xx

walchowDesign said...

I can't even see that it's masked, Brenda! Your masking and blending skills are fantastic!

Joan said...

wow, what an amazing card Brenda, your scenic cards are wonderful! love your labrador stamp too

Ellie said...

What an amazing scene you created again Brenda. Love the sparkles and the way you created the beautiful sunset!

Lau W said...

You're so talented Brenda, i admire your work ! Always !
xxx

Marlies said...

Wauw A gorgeous card Brenda! You've created a wonderful winter scene! A great job on all the masking and beautiful colouring. hugs, Marlies

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Love the addition of the dog to the beautiful scene, I just love how you find little details in these gorgeous scenes the more you look at them! Its beautiful to me, and I an determined to get one from you oneday! LOL *my birthdays in November* cough... lol!

Haope you are keeping well, Brenda!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wow , a fabulous scene. janex

Tedz said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love the muted colours and you have a lot of interest there (another lovely Christmas card?) Take care, Pauline xx

Vanja said...

What a beautifl winter scene! :) Fabulous work on masking and combining the images. :)

hugs
Vanja

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely breathtaking, this scene is so beautiful, LOVE it
Lindsay xx

Deanna said...

Gorgeous scene love the colors and layout. I am excited about the dog stamp. It was perfect with the scene. I anxious to see their images. hugs Deanna

Sarah said...

Wow, wow, wow, I adore this B x

Samantha said...

fabulous you really have a way with this stamps it's almost like a photo, hugs me x

Bolilla Scrap said...

Hello Brenda, I landed on your blog by accident looking for in a web card ... I entered into the search engine the word Labrador magically appear here and your wonderful blog! ... this card is absolutely stunningl! I join with your followers and I hope you come to see! ;)
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Hugs,
Valentina ;)

 
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