Sunday, 3 March 2013

Serengeti sunset



Good Morning all my crafty friends, it's the first Sunday of the month so time for some new challenges and at Stamping Sensations our theme is 'The Great Outdoors', at Penny Black and More it's 'One for the Boys' and at Craft a Scene it's all about 'Tropical Shores.

For my Penny Black DT piece at the top of this post I have used one of the new Spring release stamps  40-194 Go Wild because as soon as I saw this set I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it and thought it would be ideal for this months theme. I started by stamping the background using a Judikins cube using two of the images and repeat stamping one of them. Next I masked a sun and coloured the Serengeti sky with Pan Pastels, stamped the focal animals and  coloured the remainder again with Pan Pastels and added a bit of shading with watercolour pencils. Finally I stamped some random branches and grasses to frame the scene. The sentiment is from the same PB stamp set.


For my Stamping Sensations DT piece I have used an image from our sponsor Crafty Individuals CI-367 Flowers and Butterflies repeat stamped simply in black archival ink onto a background created with Pan Pastels. After stamping the images I sponged some sun rays with Adirondack dye ink, then added the bird tucked among the founa which is from Chocolate Baroque and some birds in flight.


My final share is my Craft a Scene DT piece. I stamped the scene using a mixture of Sutter, Inkadinkadoo and Stampscape images and as per usual masked the sun and coloured all with Pan Pastels and watercolour pencils plus some white gel pen to accentuate the rolling waves and grasses in the foreground.

I really hope you will join in our challenges this month, we have loads of fabulous prizes on offer.

70 comments:

Jackie said...

OMG, what wonderful scenes you do create and these are so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Desire Fourie said...

Just amazing little pieces of art, as always - from one massive admirer!
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Three great cards Brenda I think my favourite is the second one with the grasses and birds but they are all very good
jacqui x

Helen said...

Three gorgeous cards, Brenda! Hope you have a good Sunday, have just watched the match highlights again, what a game!!

Janice said...

Beautiful scenes and stunning cards, so love these. Jx

Cheryl said...

well you have done it again Hun i thought wow when I saw those elephants as I adore them,then again when I saw the gorgeous,birds,and floral setting,but then the horses with the water oh my gosh hun that is just amazing,the waves look as though they are really coming out at you. You are so super talented hun,and I just love what you do,love hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxx

Craftnut said...

I love all three Brenda. Beautiful Tracy x

Juls said...

Wow wow wow!!! Each of these are just stunning, love the scenes you have created!! Your work is so inspirational! Hugs Juls

Wendy L said...

Crikey Brenda you are a busy girl. Beautiful cards all three. xxx

Leanne said...

3 fabulous pieces of art! Beautifully coloured.

Linby said...

What a fantastic sunset you created. The other two scenes are great too and your use of perspective on the last one is awesome.
Lynn x

ania said...

Niezwykle klimatyczne karteczki:)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda!
Oh, I stayed here for a while admiring your gorgeous cards, love all of them, beautiful scenes and stamping again;-))m

Marianne said...

Wauw these cards look really awesome!! I always find it difficult to create a whole scenery, so I admire your cards :-)
HUgs,
Marianne

ellyscard creatief said...

These are all beautiful Brenda.
Gr Elly

Sue - bearhouse said...

My goodness Brenda. Yet more STUNNING cards. I really love the scenes you have created and the colours are just amazing
I hope you have a good Sunday
Sue xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow...I love all of these Brenda! Wonderful scenes, and each bursting with life ~ Love it
Dot x

pinky said...

Wow mrs these are absolutely stunning!! Such detail and shading, just amazing. I am now the proud owner of 3 pan pastels just need to experiment lol.

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful cards! You are so good at stamping!

Hope you have a relaxing sunday!

Hugs
Susan

Gerrina said...

Wow Brenda! Three great cards! And 3x a scene I think! Love the non standard skies you made. You give so much inspiration with these! Thanks! Have a good sunday, hugs, Gerrina

Stamps and Paper said...

3 gorgeous cards.... so different but equally fabulous

Anne

MargeGoh said...

Your cards are truly amazing.....Gorgeous cards. Love them all.
margegoh.blogspot.com

Fliss said...

Wow Brenda! A stunning array of cards and such beautiful evocative scenes. Must dig out the pan pastels as your colouring on the backgrounds looks amazing.
Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: Sorry for the lack of comments lately, life got in the way!

Daniele said...

OMG.....what fabbie cards
hugs

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow, these are fantastic as always Brenda.
Hugs Kelly

Dora said...

hello Brenda,
I like these cards....beautiful made with the stamps and colour.
aspecially the scenerycards. wow...so great made.
beautiful horses on the beach.
and for you second card, the tekst is so suitable with the image. also beautiful.
greetings

Beryl said...

Wow wow wow. These are fabulous cards Brenda. I think each one should be framed and displayed on a wall somewhere. I have the Judikins cube and it hasn't seen ink for so long. The stamping arrangement and the colouring of the sunset is lovely.Same goes for the second card - gorgeous colour scheme - and the horses on the last one. Great images and again a beautiful background.
Beryl xx

Aud said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love all of them. Audx

Sasha said...

You are such a talented stamper, Brenda. And, your colouring and shading are second to none. All three scenes are so beautifully created! xx

Claire Phillips said...

Wonderful sunset Brenda - Hope's topic at school is Africa at the moment, she is really enjoying it. I have to say the middle card is my favourite I just love the colour and the effect of the background - gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Lau W said...

I don't know what to say, lol ! I'm alwaus love your creations, and i'm saying always WOOOOOOW ! And today it's WOOOOOOOW again !! :-))
Have a nice day Brenda !
xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Waw Brenda, your cards are all fantastic, would happily have them on my wall forever. xx Flora

Gail said...

Oh WOW! I really like the raffia (?) on the first!
The colors of the second, and the border edge on the third............of course I like everything about them!
It must take you hours!
It takes me days to think of something!

Tanya said...

Beautiful Brenda, the wild horses on the beach is stunning! I love the safari card, just gorgeous - I'd love to go to Africa! And the birds and foliage scenery is so beautiful, your skies are always just so amazing!

Tags xx

Lynne K said...

Love 'em all, Brenda, fabulous scenes, but my favourite is the CI one. I really like how you've done the sun's rays, and repeated the flower stamp. x

Paula (PEP) said...

I did a double take with the middle one - & that just has to be my favourite - for I knew that that particular bird is not a stranger to me!! I love how you've situated him midst all the grasses & butterflies. With your positioning of the sun it doesn't look as if you used the stamp twice & I love the way your layered the ribbon & matched the aqua to the sky colouring.
I love that Serengeti scene too - the sun is wonderful with the birds flying & aren't those zebra super?
Your colouring of the waves in the final one gives so much movement - love the wavy border you used to add a sense of the swirling sea again.
Paula (PEP)

Sally H said...

Three amazing cards, Brenda! I NEED those African animals from Penny Black, and the judikins cube too! Your crafty individuals one is gorgeous as well. Your horses look so beautiful galloping across the sand with those lovely waves behind. Love them all lots

Jenny said...

WOWZERS! they are all awesome Jen xxx

NancyD said...

Three tremendously beautiful creations, Brenda. I came over to comment on the Craft a Scene card and found much more treasure. They are all lovely and I do like how you show us to use PanPastels. They are fast becoming my favorite for scenes. NancyD

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

these beautiful scenes wow me , wonderful crafting Brenda. janex

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh wow, these are fantastic. I love the scenes, beautiful.

Pat said...

Three beautiful cards Brenda, you just make fantastic scenes on your cards, beautiful colours and terrific stamps and these three certainly have the WOW factor.

Pat xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Brenda, I love all 3 cards, the animals and sky on the first the fabulous colour and ribbon on the second and the waves and horses on the third,Have a great week
Kevin xx

Yvonne's cardcorner said...

Wow, your cards are gorgeous!!
hugs Yvonne

Lorraine said...

These are all FANTASTIC Brenda. I love 'em all!
Lorraine x

Wedgie said...

Beautiful cards Brenda...you do the great outdoors so well. I love all the different colours you've used.

Thank you for popping by my blog yesterday...there are cakes on there today! ;-) Your competition looks fab...I'll be entering soon! Wedgie xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, at the mere mention of Serengeti I had to pop over - all your cards are so wonderful and your sun images are always just perfect. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Tracy said...

These are amazing,your scenes always are. I love the effect you get with the pan pastels. Perfect creations.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tedz said...

Love the scenes on all your cards Brenda but I think the African one is my favourite this time because of the colours you have used. Take care, Pauline xx

Hanneke said...

Wow Brenda, I just love all of your cards, and especially adore the second card with all the flowers and the gorgeous sun on the background. I think it is amazing what you can create! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my latest blog post, it made my day! Hugs, Hanneke

May said...

Love all your wonderful scenes Brenda.. I have never used pan pastels... ( I know shame on me) The effect you get from them is amazing....Simply Beautiful.... Hugs May x x x

Samantha said...

WOWzers! you rock these style of cards Brenda! goodness me totally awesome hugs me x

Sarah said...

Brenda, I love what you've done with these stamps - just fab! Sarah x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

WOW! These are all so stunning Brenda, these scene's you create are breathtaking and the colours are gorgeous. Absolutely love them all

Ellie said...

These are all absolutely amazing Brenda. I am so loving all the scenes you create, and the the beautiful use of color that you add really turns them into pieces of art.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Hello Lovely Brenda! I hope you had a great weekend!

I absolutely LOVE that gorgeous Serengeti/Savannah So majestic looking and realistic!

I love the Turquoise on the 2nd, with all those flying critters skipping about the tall grass and flowers!

And of course the horses just look in their element by the sea!!! So awesome to see them all xoxo

Rufus said...

Couldn't pick a favorite, since I think they're all fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.
R/

Panda said...

WOW, I love your cards!!!!

linda said...

these are all gorgeous brenda! so beautifully coloured and framed with each one being so unique.
linda

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh B. your cards just make me drool - such beauty and creativity..

I love the middle one with the CI images for Stamping sensations - they have a great prize this month.. if time/ energy etc permits will join there and also God willing, here for your great challenge here..

I just love your PP work too taking special note of that ;D
Shaz in oz.x

debby4000 said...

Breathtaking scene cards Brenda, my fave is the last one with the horses.
luv
Debby

Sonia said...

Fantastic cards dearest Brenda,soft color I adore for these brilliant works^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

walchowDesign said...

Awesome scenic cards, Brenda! Have never seen one making a safari scene before and I absolutely love how you did it!

ribenaruby said...

Stunning Brenda, all very beautiful, many thanks for inviting me over as guest! Ruby x

Sarah said...

Wow, wow and wow again!!!

Geraldine said...

very beautiful cards, love the scenes you build up, the sunset one is fabulous.

scrappymo! said...

Three more create a scene cards that once again live up to your scene queen status!!!

soccermom23 said...

These are beautiful! I do not know what Pan pastels are, but these cards make me want to run out and buy some.

Merry said...

You are so amazing at creating these scenes....very inspiring....it is something I will try during 2013.

Izzwizz said...

Oh my goodness, you are on fire! Three beautiful scenes. The little touches are magnificent. I love the way you have the birds over the edge in the middle one so they are flying out of the picture. Just beautiful! Maddy x

 
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