Sunday, 20 January 2013

Pan Pastels snowy cottages



Time for me to share my mid month inspirational post for Craft a Scene challenge where our theme is 'Snowy Cottages' and I think I must have had foresight when I made this one as the weather here in the UK is indeed snowy and frosty just like the scene in my card.

The village scene has been created with a Penny Black stamp which I stamped a second time to extend the scene, the little deer are part of a Hobby Art stamp which I masked before inking so I only got the two animals and the man and his dog are Art Impressions. I lightly water coloured the cottages and added snow to the roofs and added a little shading here and there to the sky and foreground using Pan Pastels.

I know the idea of creating a scene is a bit scary if it's not something you do as a norm, but really it's such fun and I think if you select a few of your favourite images and experiment on a piece of copier paper and try brining several together you will be surprised how they can take on a whole new perspective for you. And it would be really lovely to see some new faces at our challenge so go on give it a try !

Keep warm and safe everyone and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

41 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Another lovely scenic card Brenda, love your colouring and your snowy sparkle...

Anne

nnalorac said...

Your car is so beautiful Brenda, must say they scare me the kind that you do. Wouldn't know where to start. Carolxx

Anonymous said...

gorgeous design Brenda, love how you've used glitter too!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mimi

Whisper said...

Oh gorgeous hun and i love the way you combine 2 stamps, especially the PB one, which i would never have thought of using to enhance the the cottage scene, Luv Sam x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Brenda love that scene it definately fits us all this weekend
jacqui x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I like the scene and the twine, I hope you are keeping well and warm.
Kevin xx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful scene Brenda and you make them sound so easy hope to have a try....one day. Take care x Susan x

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the glow in the sky - it looks quite similar here in the Beacons.
Paula (PEP)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful winterscene, love the snowy roofs.

chillin with Quillin said...

lovely card, love the scene with the snow, nice coloring!!!
Paula

Kelly Lloyd said...

Brenda, this scene is absolutely beautiful. I love it

Hugs Kelly

Jane said...

This is a perfect snowy scene for today Brenda...the snow has fallen here all day long. It is very clever the way you have put it all together........I must give it a try. Keep snug, I hope your heating has kept working,
Jane x

Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I bet alot of the UK looks like that this weekend. xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous scene love how you have extended it. xx flora

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is a stunning Winter village scene Brenda. I love the colours and touches of sparkle
Sue xx

catherine said...

A beautifully stamped scene Brenda
x catherine

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Brenda what a stunning scene it looks like something that many of us are seeing at this time, I love the stamps and design a superb card.
hugs
lorraine x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous scene, Brenda. Gorgeous sky colours too. A hidden challenge?! I thought when I posted it you might like it, lol!

Gerrina said...

Great card with a lovely scene and so fitting the winterweather!! Hugs, Gerrina

Kat said...

What a lovely peaceful snowy scene Brenda.

Surprisingly enough there's not a lot of snow here but it's quite icy. We've been very lucky so far compared to a lot of places.

Take care,

Kat xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous and beautiful as always hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

ALI said...

Another great scene card, really love it.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Love the snowy cottages and your little scene looks fabulous.
Lorraine x

Lisa Jane said...

oh thi is such a pretty little scene .. wish i lived there!
Lisa x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card, lovely scene. Lynne xx

Beryl said...

Really is a lovely scene Brenda. Beautifully stamped and coloured perfectly.
Beryl xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous scene card Brenda.
luv
Debby

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I would like to live in a sleepy pretty village like that, beautiful card Brenda.
janex

Jackie said...

What a lovely winter scene, very appropriate at the moment. You are the mistress of creating scenes :o)
Jackie xx

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful Brenda and the raffia finishes it off perfectly.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, love the clean style of your card and nice soft colours xxx

Pat said...

Beautiful scene Brenda and coloured perfectly, it's just like looking out of the window at the moment as we had snow overnight and it's been snowing most of the day.

Pat xx

MaggieC said...

A really lovely scene, Brenda, and I quite agree with you about mixing up your stamps and techniques. I have finally learned that every stamp and piece of equipment should be capable of really earning its place in your stash. I reckon all the ones you have used this time have really earned their place. xx Maggie

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! I Had my Pans out today too! xx

Lau W said...

Oh so nice colouring again ! Your card is fantastic !
xxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

I always love your colouring Brenda, this is fabulous! Thank you for your kind words on my Blog, yes I am thrilled to bits, especially to see one of my cards on the front cover! Which magazine are you working for I wonder? Are wer teamies? Judy x

Tedz said...

Really pretty Brenda, it would make a lovely Christmas card. Pauline xx

Janice said...

Delightful Brenda. What a great card. Love it, Jx

walchowDesign said...

A lovely warm winter scene, Brenda! So nice to see the pinky houses and your masking is to the perfection!

Merry said...

So wonderful how you fit all those images together Brenda and the fact that they are all the right size. Beautiful.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love the sky you created...