Monday, 25 March 2013

Another tropical shore



Good morning to you all, how's the weather your way ? I've seen snow in March before, but never in the volume we seem to have had the last few days and it's not in any hurry to shift. And there was me thinking it's almost Easter so it must be Spring.

I have my mid month inspiration for Craft a Scene challenge where the March them is 'Tropical Shores', I am not actually on the DT any longer as I decided to step down, but I already had this months work prepared so would like to share it and remind people about the challenge.

I would also like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has joined in my Blog Celebration so far, I am totally overwhelmed by the beautiful and varied creations and humbled by the great efforts to which you have all gone to create such special pieces of artwork. I know there are still some of you planning to join in and as I said in my initial post I am going to let it run for another week or two yet.

My card uses in the main stamps from Stampscapes, although the sentiment is from Printworks and the surfer image one I had specially made to make cards for for our second eldest son who is a keen surfer. I first stamped the images and reflection in the water then masked a sun before adding colour with Pan Pastels and a bit of shading with watercolour pencils.

As always thanks for popping in with your kind comments and hope you have a good week.

69 comments:

walchowDesign said...

such a special card with the two horizontal panels, Brenda! I am sure your son will love it.

Our weather is no good either with extreme windchill of -15 degrees in March!

Hussena said...

Oh !! this is so stunning Brenda ...I just love the way you create such gorgeous scenes in your card ...this is something which i have always admired in your cards ..such fabulous work :)

Helen said...

The forecast for Easter is still cold - the coldest ever apparently. I do remember snow in April but this is just silly! Hope you are still able to get around!! Love your scenic card, even though I don't like hot heat, it would be nice to be there for a little while!!!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I love your stamping and colouring. xxxx

Marianne said...

A lovely scenery card! Love the surfer!
xxx Marianne

Uta said...

Your card is so amazing. I love the scene and the surfer is so great as a highlight.
Hugs, Uta

Beryl said...

They'll miss you on the DT Brenda but I'm hoping we'll still be seeing your beautiful scenic cards. This one is fabulous. Love the warm colour scheme and the surfer stamp is brill. You should patent that one methinks.I'm sure it would sell loads.
Beryl xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Brenda. Such a beautiful scene and the colours are wonderful.
Take care and stay warm!
Sue xx

DesignerDiva said...

What a stunning card Brenda! I love your colour combo and the design and sentiment are spectacular!!!
Hugs Laurie xx

tilly's crafts said...

wow, stunning card Brenda, love the tropical feel!
Kim x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Beautiful tropical make Brenda! I so love that!!! Gorgeous scenery and colours!

Hope you have a great new week! xoxo

Tedz said...

Lovely scene and gorgeous colours Brenda, I could easily go there on this bitterly cold day! Pauline xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. Love the tropical scene! Summer is on the way out here... so it is nice to reflect on what has been a great summer with this card.
Dot x

rachel said...

your card is just stunning Brenda - love the colours and the trees look amazing! Hope the snow goes soon! Hugs rachel x

Leanne said...

Your colouring is beautiful. I'm sure your son will love it

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Brenda love your colouring
jacqui x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I hope all is well with you and your family including the doggies. I love this card so much the Tropical scene is something that is yet another dream of mine, oh to be whisked away to a desert island...sigh. The images and colours look great I do admire how you have created the mirror effect in the clear water, ACE card.
hugs
lorraine x

Paula (PEP) said...

We have sunshine at least this morning - I can remember my Mum taking the 1998 Easter Sunrise Morning Service midst snow! Thanks for a little longer - trying to get mine done, even attempting inky background but husband caught me 'red-handed' .....his words not mine.
Love your scene - the silhouette looks super walking into the summery scene.
Paula (PEP)

Juls said...

stunning!! such a gorgeous scene!! Hugs Juls

Pat said...

Beautiful card with a gorgeous scene (wish it was as warm here as it looks on the card) love the colours too.

Pat xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Brenda, I so wish I was there, it is so cold here.
Kevin xx

pazi.pazi.prste said...

What a beautiful card... Can't wait for spring and summer to arrive. Today in Croatia we are having snowshowers and about 10cm of snow already. So no sign of spring yet. :(

MALOWANY IMBRYCZEK said...

Wow ! amazing ! great colors and nice idea ;)

Charlotte said...

Wow Brenda! Again an amazing cart you made! Love the silhouette in black!
Greetings,
Charlotte

Eileen said...

This is beautiful Brenda. Love the image and the colours you have used and the perfect sentiment. Wish I was there now :)
Eileen x

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful card! I could relax there :)

Gail said...

Sorry to hear you had to step down from Craft a Scene.
I know you're busy!
I wanted to play along, but I don't have any palm trees to make it a tropical scene.
I've thought about how I can do it, must have more on my mind, cause it hasn't happened!
I'll play next time!
Your card is wonderful, you make such great scenes!

Gerrina said...

Wow, Brenda! A totally beautifull card here aswell! Love the setting and especially the colours you´ve used!

Have a fine day (here the sun is shinning from the earley hours on...) Hugs, Gerrina

Jane said...

I would love to be where you card is set Brenda...tropical shores indeed. I love the shadows in the sea. We have escaped most of the snow down here but the wind is just raw....come on spring, hurry up!
Jane x

Sonia said...

Terrific card my lovely friend,I adore this tropical scene and the beautiful colors used^_^
I did a few things with the dies you sent me^_^
Happy week and big big hug,
Sonia

Stamps and Paper said...

What a beautiful card Brenda and just love the split panels.....you have created a lovely scene

Anne

Jackie said...

What a stunning card Brenda, you create such wonderful scenes :o)
Jackie xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful card. I just love the scene.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic scene, makes me longing for summer :)

scrappymo! said...

Stunning...you are certainly the queen of creating scenes!!!
Love how you did the card in 2 sections and then added the surfer image sort of voer both...he really does look like he is walking into the scene!

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the scene and if l just close my eyes l can imagine l am in a tropical paradise (l wish). Take care x Susan x

Lau W said...

Wow wow !! So fab scene, so nice reflections !!!! just WOW !!!!
xxx

Von said...

Oh I wish I was there :(
Von ♥

Tanya said...

This card is so beautiful Brenda, really puts me in mind of somewhere exotic and WARM haha, just gorgeous. Would love to take a sunset dip in that water!

Tags xx

Michelle J M said...

What a beautiful scene Brenda with stunning colours. Love the surfer! Michelle x

Kathleen said...

Wonderful card, love the colours and a fantastic scene.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. I love the scene and fab colours. It looks so relaxing there!
Lorraine x

nnalorac said...

My Kinda scene Brenda, love the Sea and a tasty surfer wouldn't go a miss either lol! Beautiful card, love the reflection. Carolxx

Kat said...

Loving your tropical scene Brenda. Wouldn't it be nice to be somewhere warm and sunny just now. Not that we've had much snow here this year. It's incredibly cold this last while but hardly any snow. Bit of a shower when I was on my way to the Guild tonight but it hasn't come to anything. Not far from here though there have been drifts and blocked roads. We have been very lucky! The pictures and stories from Arran and south west Scotland are horrifying and I know that some parts of England have had it really bad too. Fingers crossed it improves soon. I could see lights in various sheds at the farm next door when I came home tonight so they're obviously lambing. I used to hate it when the weather was nasty at lambing time. You're caught between having them inside and lambs dying with various lamb diseases or outside getting wet and cold and of course doing what sheep are best at - dying!

Take care,

Kat xx

Rufus said...

Gahhhhh, you make it sound so easy and I'm sure it wasn't quite THAT simple! But it certainly is gorgeous!
R/

Sarah said...

What I wouldn't give to be somewhere warm right now- hey ho, your wonderful card transports me there in my mind! x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card, Brenda. I love the colours in the sky.
Nikki x

Merry said...

Love your tropical shores, beautiful skies. We are hearing all about your snow on the radio here. I hope spring appears soon for you.

Jenny said...

Wow Stunning! Jen xxx

Anne Lill said...

Beautiful card!!

Izzwizz said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous scene! I could really do with a holiday on that beach. Oh, for somewhere warm :-) Maddy x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful scene card . Love the colors.
Gr Elly

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful tropical scene Brenda, it's a little break from looking at snow. It's going to take a couple of weeks before ours melts away. With a little luck, my shrubs will be uncovered enough in a week so that I can get started in the gardens (we have many). Take care, Shirleyx

pinky said...

Wow Brenda this has completely blown me away. Its truly amazing. What a scene and love the reflection. My son would just love this!!

butterfly said...

What a beautiful card - makes me feel warmer just looking at it, and so serene too!
Alison x

Claire Phillips said...

Yes Brenda...what is all this snow about? We had more today, it's just not on and we are supposed to be going on holiday on Saturday(very near where the snowplough was buried by snow!) I bet your son loved the great card - perfect for a surfer! Cheers Claire x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Stunning card! Love the stamping and scene you have made.
Diane xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun,brilliant as always,your detail never ceases to amaze me hun,and so missed seeing your work,bless you for your wonderful support hun hugs Cherylxxxx

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, one wonderful scene I would love to be there!! it's so Brrrr here at the moment..Lets hope it warms up soon...Hugs May x x x

Crafty Lark said...

Super card Brenda, make me want to be there. xx Flora

PatR said...

Hi Brenda, well I'm back in action after having to replace my power cable for the lappy. So I've been taking a back look at your wonderful creations and of course unsurprisingly they are all amazing. I absolutely love the Tropical shore card and just wish that's where I was at the moment away from the horried white stuff. Hope you are keeping well xx

Donna Ellis said...

A wonderful tropical landscape, Brenda, but I especially love the saying, which works so well with your card. Lovely card. I just browsed all your dear friends who have uploaded cards based on inspiration from your blog. How nice in every way - I had no idea how many followers you had until reading your post today! Wow! Congratulations to one of the most sincerely beautiful souls I have had the pleasure of meeting on line. (now, can we go to your fantasy tropical isle?) hugs, de

Phi said...

Beautiful Brenda, as with all your sunset scenes.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi B. tell your surfing son that the water is just perfect down here at the moment!!!
The days are still up to 28c and the water is so warm and lovely. I had a swim yesterday at the jetty beach and walk the day before so blessed (photos on today's post too) - love you images great work and card, and great one down below too.
I am going to post a Panpastel post today and link over to you - you are my inspiration for them both, and love them both!! thanks B. you are such a blessing, Shaz in oz.x

Whisper said...

OOoo i so wish i was on that island now, what a fabby scene, Luv Sam x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A fabulous card, I love the colours and the reflection looks brilliant
Lindsay xx

soccermom23 said...

Very pretty. Wish it would warm up here in Ohio.

Marianne said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. Love the colours and double panes and that surfer image is such a perfect finishing touch. I'm enjoying a quiet day today and I have actually spent the morning having coffee out on the (north-facing) kitchen terrace with some neighbours. The thermometer on my office terrace (also north-facing) reads 20 °C and there's not a cloud in sight, so you won't hear me complaining about the Greek weather. Wishing you lots of sunshine, too!
Marianne x

cebelica said...

I want to run aways to a tropical shore like it's shown on your card. I've had more than enough of rain and snow. Very beautifully made! Hugs! xx

 
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