Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Venetian memories and winners



Good afternoon Peeps, I was going to do this post earlier, but Blogger really has got a hissy fit on him and didn't want to play nice so I have been trying on and off ever since to get this posted.

I received my packaged from over the pond and at last got my grubby mitts on some of the new Spring release Penny Black stamps and just had to use the one above called Venetian Summer 40-217, as Venice ranks in my all time favourite places in the world. No matter how many times you visit it still holds magic and excitement.

Now I would like to say the scene reminds me of our last trip there a few months ago, the image of St Marco is the background is right, the gondolas bobbing up and down on the Grand Canal spot on and so is the lovely blue sky and with a bit of imagination I can see the restaurant right on the canal bank where we had lunch one hot and sunny day...........how sad am I as I even remember we had carbonara and a bottle of Prosecco............but that's where the fairytale ends as no way did I look anything like as elegant as the slender lady of fashion in the foreground...............I can but dream !

Anyhow, I still thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours reminiscing whilst I coloured the image with Pan Pastels and watercolour pencils and mounted it on to some Magnolia DP and made a couple of Marianne Flowers and some spellbinder leaves. And it seemed only right that to embellish it I threaded a pin with a couple of the Murano glass beads I bought in Venice.

And it's also time to disclose the names of the winners which came out of the hat for my colouring candy.............


Congratulations to all, please mail me with your full names and postal addys. Should any remain unclaimed by midnight Saturday 9th I will re-draw and mail or leave a message for the new winners.

Thankful always for visiting and your kind comments which always mean so much.

69 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

What a fabulous card Brenda and this stamp is definitely on my wish list..you have coloured the scene beautifully

Anne

Marianne said...

Such a lovely scene, Brenda, and you have created such a wonderful card with it. Love the colours and that pin looks stunning with those frosted pinks. My husband was going to take me to Venice some time (he was there once before) but instead we ended up in Crete, LOL. You won't hear me complain, though. Maybe we'll go there some day...
Thanks again for offering that fab candy and congrats to the winners.

Sasha said...

I love your Venetian summer scene, Brenda. Beautiful muted shades and fab stamping!
We're hoping to visit Venice later in the year...I can't wait! Wasn't impressed with Rome, though xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Congratulations to all the winners - have fun with the colouring. I think you'd have to be a Barbie doll to have a waist like that lady has. Love your colouring of the whole & my eye landed on those splendid beads as the post came into view.
Paula (PEP)

Paula (PEP) said...

PS - Forgot to say how splendidly the die-cut vines/leaves echo those of the paper.
PEP

susiestacey said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the new stamp and l think we will be seeing it many more times. I agree Venice is a beautiful place and always nice to think back to wonderful holidays - and the figure l wish too x Susan x

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous card, love the colors and like how you used same pattern for the flowers !!!
Paula

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I like the image the papers and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, love those flowers :o)
Jackie xx

iruha said...

wow!!!! I'm happy!!!! :))

Jane said...

Lovely card there Brenda, those flowers are just fab. Venice is one of the most magical of places....I still long to return one day...;0) Jane

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful Brenda love those papers, image and colour
jacqui x

ribenaruby said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners! Brenda your card is so very elegant, beautiful colouring, fab layout and gorgeous embellishments. Ruby x

Tanya said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love how glamourous and elegant this is - very trendy altogether :) Congrats to the winners also!

Tags x x

Margreet said...

Beautiful Brenda...my colleague will leave for Venice this summer...I'll show her this card!
xxx Margreet

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colours you used. Have a great day and hugs to puppy. :)

Sarah said...

Oh wow, I was lost in a dreamy daydream looking at your card B, it's just beautiful x

iReneM said...

How very chic! Brenda, even though this is Venice not Paris, lol.
It's not sad that you remember your lunch - just proves what a memorable visit it was :)
Venice is one of the European cities on my dream list, travelling on the Orient Express of course!!
x

Linby said...

Gorgeous card and yes of course I love the stamp! Going to the Valentino exhibition at the end of the month.
Lynn x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful image, great coloring, too. The whole card looks fantastic. Congrats to all the winners.

Gerrina said...

The way you descibed Venetie took me right from behind my hobbydesk and on my way there......I wish! Never been there but like you tell about it it is a great place to go to. Love the stamp and the colors you used for it! And I keep on dreaming...without dreams you can't create! Hugs, Gerrina

Wendy L said...

Well done all your winners. This card is lovely, beautiful image. xxx

Tedz said...

A very elegant card Brenda, I can only dream of that profile as well, sigh!! Pauline xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I love that image and the colours are beautiful. I think I'd love to see Venice. And I'm sure we'd all love to be as elegant as that glamorous lady.

Kat xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful and gorgeous as always hun...and loving the colours too..:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Dora said...

beautiful card. the image is amazing. so detailed.
I find the background paper layout beautiful done.
greetings

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Brenda. I love the elegant image and the colours are gorgeous. Such a lovely touch to use the Murano glass beads from Venice - the perfect finishing touch.
Sue xx

Craftnut said...

Very jealous. I love the new collection . You've done a nice job with her too x

Sharon said...

This is lovely Brenda. Gorgeous image and love the effect of Pan Pastels.
Hugs Sharon. x

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Brenda. The image is beautiful and I love the colours and design.
Lorraine x

Nikbee said...

Thank you so much for picking me as a random winner. I'll mail my address now.
I love your card. The paper is wonderful and I would love to be in Venice now. I have never been, but it is o. My to go list.
Nikki x

linda said...

gorgeous! beautifully coloured and embellished and i love the beads. glad you got inky time with your new stamps; it's a very elegant image.

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Brenda! I love it! Beautiful colours and I love the image of you at the front there!!! xxx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Brenda! This is a bit special Mrs!!
Hope you're keeping well
Hugs Laurie xx

Beryl said...

A beautiful stamp which you've made into a lovely card. I can see why it was a 'must have'.
Beryl xx

Is said...

Gorgeous card Brenda!
And congrats to the lucky winners!
Hugs from Spain

SusanLotus said...

Oh, such a great surprise! :)
Thank you very much!

I´ll mail you my address.

Have a great week!
Sussie

SusanLotus said...

PS. The link to your mail doesn´t work for me so I need your mail address
to give you the information you need. I hope you can mail me so I can mail
back to you...

Thank you again! :)

susanlotus@gmail.com

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah did chuckle at your post B. and the holiday recollections - but coming short at the figure we are in later years.. ah we can indeed but dream trust you are feeling better now.. more of an even keel, great card Murano glass an all, and congrats to winners!! Shaz in oz.x

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card...love the colouring you did on this. You work magic with those pan pastels.
It doesn't look like me either but my eldest who has been living half the year in Europe last year and again this year sure does! We call her Glamour girl as she is always fabulously presented...hair, makeup, clothes etc always spot on...high heeled shoes and boots ooh la la!!!

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card...now I wil have to get this stamp as I am sending her a card a fortnight while she is away. She is probably standing somewhere holding her hat right now!!! teehee

sovenok1703 said...

Шикарная работа. Не перестаю восхищаться)) Поздравляю победителей!!!

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful card you made :-))
Hugs Andreja

Bunny said...

Beautiful card...And wow at being one of your winners..good start to the day,..xxx

walchowDesign said...

This is stunning, Brenda! You've brought Venice alive with your fantastic coloring!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, beautiful card Brenda.
luv
Debby

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous and very stlish image , love your roses too. janex

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, wow I would love to go to Venice! Your card looks absolutely smashing, and of course I just love your pin! Thanks for stopping over at my blog and for the Penny Black tip, however, I don't think my card qualifies since it has to be stamped and the only thing stamped on my card is the sentiment. Also I have no swirls on my card.....:-( so I think I'm out... Never mind , I'll find some challenges, you'll see LOL! Hugs Frea

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations to your winners, Brenda. The sketch you've implemented with the DPs looks amazing, especially with the matching roses! Really chic! Your artwork is always so refreshing!

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Brenda. The stamp is beautiful and so stylish! Congrats to the winners of your candy as well. hugs, Marlies

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda,
just perfect stamp for you then!
The card is divine and fabulous with those pearls and memories;-))m

Lau W said...

Oh wow, so nice card, love the sweet image, and your roses are superb !
Congrats to the winners !
Have a nice day !

Janice said...

What a beauty! Love that stamp and its a PBS you say, must go check them out, I love it, Jx

pinky said...

Oh Brenda I have been admiring some of the new PB stamps. This was one of them and your card has just showcased it perfectly. Have you packed your bag yet lol.

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, Love the stamped image & colours.. Fabulous rolled roses.. Love it all...Hugs May x x x

Gail said...

I'm glad your new stamps brought back wonderful memories!
You've done an amazing job!
Congratulations to the winners!

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is a stunner .. fabulous
Lisa x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is a stunning card the image design detail well you always just blow me away with your talent hun you sure are such an inspiration,love it,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

SusanLotus said...
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Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous Brenda, love the stylish scene and the papers are beautiful
Lindsay xx

Izzwizz said...

Wow Brenda, I LOVE the way you have coloured this. It's absolutely stunning, and love the way you matched her dress to the background. Lee and I had a great time thanks for asking. It's such good fun to meet up with a crafty friend :-) I hope you're feeling better Brenda, and if not, hope you feel better soon. Maddy xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Waw, I love your colouring and beautiful layering, I have never been so elegant but it is a lovely dream. xx Flora

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, this is beautiful, I looove that lady and everything about your card is so elegant, beautiful background scene too xxx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, wow this is one gorgeous image which you have coloured so beautifully and your layout and floral detail are super.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous sassy image! She is beautiful!! If only I have her tiny waist! lol!!!

What a stunner!

Sônia Herminio said...

Amo os seus trabalhos. Muito refinados e feitos no capricho. Parabéns! Sou sua seguidora. Lhe convido a vir me conhecer. Será muito bem vinda. Bjs.

catherine said...

This is great Brenda. Such a great image and beautiful colours
x catherine

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Merry said...

Congrats to all those lucky winners. This is a beautiful image and such a sophisticated lady. Yes, I have wonderful memories of Venice too although it was winter when we were there.

Joan Macdonald said...

This is Stunning i love the colour and layout.

Joan x