Monday, 29 April 2013

Down in the meadow



Good Morning, hope everyone had a good weekend. Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post and welcome to my new followers, it's lovely to meet you.

I thought I would share a little bit of inkiness today, these are ones I made a few weeks back when I was having a play as you do. There's definitely a bit of a cow thing going on here, when I made these I had just received some new stamps from Sutter Stamps and the cows were amongst those so itching to get inked up.


Both of the backgrounds were created with Glimmer Mists, it's not something I do that often for my scenic cards but I quite like the mottled sky effects and then I added distress inks to obtain some depth to the meadows. The stamps in both are a mixture of Sutter and Stampscapes with a few Art Impression thrown in for good measure. The fence in the top card is Sutter and the one on the bottom card drawn in by hand.

OK, off to do some proper work now, have a good Monday.

69 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two beautiful scenes Brenda I would never have the imagination to make such a composition
jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, wonderful scene you've made.
luv
Debby

Sarah said...

Words fail me!! They are just fantastic B - you are an inspiration x

Clare said...

They are beautiful, infact stunning!

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Brenda!
See they didn't let Luiz win player of the year..wonder if they had to fiddle the result! Hope you have a good day.

Uta said...

Wow, these cards are awesome. I love the scences. They look so great.
Hugs, Uta

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely fabulous cards Brenda you have created such lovely scenes

Anne

Jackie said...

You have such a talent for creating wonderful scenes, both of these are so beautiful and serene :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne said...

Love your sceneries. Looks a bit like Holland with all the cows, so very familiar. :-)
xxx Marianne

Kelly Lloyd said...

Your scenes always amaze me. They are wonderful. I would hang these in my house, you are so very talented Brenda your work always makes me smile
Hugs Kelly

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Brenda. So very peaceful and lovely. Both very like watercolour paintings.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sadilla said...

Hi dear! how are you?? hope you are fine...
as usual amazing card, I love the scenes you create...
all the best, hugs
sadia

Marianne said...

It's simply amazing, Brenda, how you can use so many different stamps to create these miniature paintings. Love the subtle colours of the meadow in the first one and the lush green meadow and the misted sky in the second. I also think you did a great job on the shading.
Marianne x

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous Brenda. I love the scenes you have created and the colours are wonderful.
Sue xx

Beryl said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Both scenes look so natural - you could almost imagine yourself walking through them. Love all that inkiness and stampng.
Beryl xx

Sharon said...

These are fabulous scenes Brenda. Love all the gorgeous stamps you have used to create these cards.
Hugs Sharon. x

AnyOldCraft said...

So beautifully put together Brenda.
The first one has to be my ideal home.
Although I already live rural I still neighbours close to me.
My ideal garden would be one where I could run around naked and no one could see me.
Not that I would but I am sure you know what I mean.
I love the solitude of being in the garden with just the animal sound and the flowers LOL

Paula (PEP) said...

I just keeping looking at your first one - it's the man with his dog walking up the path that has me mesmerised. I'm not surprised these wonderful creatures were itching to be inked up & I love the atmospheric Glimmer Mist backgrounds.
Paula (PEP)

pazi.pazi.prste said...

Beyond beautiful!!

nnalorac said...

Love the inky goings on here Brenda,like peaceful scenes of days to come I hope! Carolxx

Lau W said...

Love your scenes, your cards are so perfectly coloured, aw ! Peaceful cards, love them !
xxx

Juls said...

You are just so good at this style of card! your scene is just beautiful! Hugs Juls

May said...

Gorgeous scenes Brenda, Love them both... the blending of colour is amazing!! These stamps are Beautiful.. Love the use of the glimmer mist... Hugs May x x

rachel said...

such a wonderful scene Brenda - real depth here - love it! Hugs rachel xx

Leanne said...

Simply beautiful!

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Such beautiful pastures! I so adore your scenic cards, these two landscapes are so realistic! Can almost smell the cow pats! LOL!!!

Love your work Brenda, hope you had a great weekend, enjoy the week ahead!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful Brenda, you know I always love the scenes you create I love the trees and the cows well everything really .have a good week.
Kevin xx

Whisper said...

I so love these cards that you make - as they seem to tell a story, absolutely fabby, Luv Sam x

Dawn said...

These card are getting more & more like paintings :) beautiful Dxx

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a lot of work in this fabulous scene .. i love the little cows
Lisa x

Gerrina said...

Both sceneries are so beautiful! The first with the sunlight is one I would like to walk in at the moment... Great work on the drawn fencis! real artwork on both! Have a happy day, hugs, Gerrina

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous Brenda! I LOVE cows so much :D These scenes are so beautiful :) I love the countryside, I really don't think I'd survive in a city! Your glimmer mist backgrounds are beautiful too :)

Tags xx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. The scenes you have created are fabulous.
Nikki x

milena60 said...

Люблю ваши картины.супер...............

Jane said...

What gorgeous rural scenes you have created there Brenda. I really love the man walking up the path with his dog in the first one....roll on summer. Hope this finds you well? Jane x

Pearl said...

These are lovely! I like the mottled effect a lot!
Pearl x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are stunning. I just love these cards with the scenes that you make.

mags said...

Gorgeous Brenda. You always create a stunning scene.
Mags
x

ellyscard creatief said...

Love your scenes card,really beautiful colored.
Gr Elly

Marlies said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. You make such beautiful sceneries! hugs, Marlies

Crafting Queen said...

Great card!

Helena said...

Fab card! Gorgeous job. hugs, Helena

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, no one does a scene like you!
Lorraine x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is fabulous Brenda. You really are good at getting inky. Judy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful scenes, great stamping.

ALI said...

Just stunning cards.

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful scenes, Brenda. I really like the backgrounds, just enough colour they are lovely,
Rosie x

Craftnut said...

Looks just like leafy Warwickshire! Lovely Tracy xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, a heck of a lot of work looks to have gone into it and a very stunning scene.
Spotted your re-vamped mint tin and it looks fab too, just been on Ventura and if I had seen this tin before I went would have bought one from there to alter. Prefer the smaller ships though.

Kath x

soccermom23 said...

I never get tired of seeing the backgrounds that you create. You are so good at it. This one is beautiful. I love the realistic look and the depth of the colors.

Sasha said...

You amaze me, Brenda!! You have created two completely different scenes from the same stamps and you make them come to life. I want to visit, or live, in both of them. Beautiful work! x

Phi said...

Your scenic cards are always amazing Brenda. And all with stamps too. Just beautiful.

Shirley said...

Such a pretty scene Brenda. It reminds me so much of my childhood. When I lived in the country my friends and I had not a care in the world and our days were long and filled with pleasure.

Shirley

slimwitch said...

The meadow design is really amazing. It reminds me of good old days.. Just sooo lovely!

Rosalee said...

These are both absolutely beautiful Brenda. I love the beautiful glitter mist background. Kinda looks like bits of sunlight left after the sun went down. So cool. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

catherine said...

This is brilliant Brenda. Such a fantastic scene and detail.
x catherine

Janice said...

Beautiful scenes, brilliantly re-created. Love your cards, Jx

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love the backgrounds too. I hadn't thought of using that sort of background in a scene, but it really works well doesn't it? LOVE them both!

Kathryn Anderson said...

Beautiful scenes Brenda. Somehow scenes with cows always look very peaceful!

Kat xx

Michelle J M said...

Both fabulous! There is so much to see, especially on the first one. I love cows! Also the man taking the dog for a walk is so sweet. Michelle x

Paper Profusion said...

"Having a play, as you do" LOL - there are not many Brenda who can play so brilliantly as you! Two superb and idyllic scenes. Nicola x

Karen Petitt said...

OMGEEEE! These are blooming awesome Brenda, fabulous inkiness and marvellous stamping - thank you so much for sharing them with us Karen x

Karen Petitt said...

BTW, where are these stamps sold? I've never seen them before Karen x

Merry said...

Two wonderful cards I like how you used cows.

scrappymo! said...

Both of them are just such nice, peaceful scenes. The hand drawn fence looks great and the trees and boughs are just the right finishing touches. I always think your scenic cards would look great framed!
I always think a few cows grazing in a field looks tranquil. My Dad raised beef cattle when I was a kid...so I grew up looking out at peaceful fields...lucky for them it was peaceful as Dad was a old saftie and could never send any cows off to become "beef"....
He would so have enjoyed seeing your cards!

Tedz said...

Sorry Brenda I thought I had commented on these lovely scenic cards but it's not here. I like the way the sky has a dappled look, it's different - is it because you used glossy card? Do I spy a labrador on the first one? Pauline xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! A wonderful scene, Brenda, and lovely coloring - like a portrait of the countryside. Very pretty! xo

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both so beautiful Brenda, I love the cows, the scenes on these cards look like they could be from the village where I live and I love the mottled effect of the skies from the glimmer mists, beautiful work
Lindsay xx

loulou said...

I love the use of the glimmermists who would have thought it would look so good. I'll have to pull out my stampscapes.