Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The age of the horse



Good Morning to you all, thought I would do a quick post as I am off to Paris tomorrow which means my new challenge posts over the weekend will be scheduled, so fingers crossed Blogger does what he should but you never can be sure with him.

My card is a trip back to farming as my Granddad knew it, when he was young he was a horseman and saw so many changes to mechanised farming as time progressed, I often think it must have been a very hard transition for farmers of those times.

My scene has been created through an oval mask, I first stamped the horses which are from the Stamp Addicts rural scene sets, masked them and added the hills, coloured with Pan Pastels then stamped the poppies in the foreground using a stamp from Clarity. The corners are Spellbinders and I tied the spine with raffia to carry the rural feel.

I shall do my best to get round today but will be MIA for a few days and back again on Tuesday so will catch up with you all again then.

70 comments:

Jane said...

That is such a great stamp Brenda, how different life would have been then. I love the bright red corners, such a nostalgic card. Have a fab trip to Paris and "see"you next week.I am about to race off to work, my first day back after a lovely long Easter break x

Hussena said...

Oh this looks so gorgeous Brenda ..I just love the way you have created this whole scene in an oval... fabulous masking,stamping and coloring ..this looks so 3 dimensional and life like ...can so get the rural feel !!..This one is a stunner for sure :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Brenda lovely scene..have a great time in Paris

Anne

Eret said...

It's gorgeous, Brenda. I love your stamped scenes. Enjoy your time in Paris.
Hugs
Eret

Sarah said...

Beautiful card B. Have a safe journey x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda
jacqui x

Helen said...

Paris? oh lucky you... are you going to the Version Scrap show or "just" Paris?!!! Have a lovely time, I hope we get to see some pictures.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...I think the twine really finishes this card off perfectly. It is a beautiful card with gorgeous stamps...I really love those poppies!
Dot x

Dots Dabbles said...

p.s. have fun in Paris!!!!!

Crafting Queen said...

REally lovely card. Have fun in Paris. :)

Sally H said...

A stunning card, Brenda! I love it! Gorgeous colouring and the combination of stamps is perfect. There is an annual ploughing match not far from here in September, I think. Such a delight to see horses as well as vintage tractors involved

cebelica said...

Enjoy your time in Paris!
I think your card is very nice. I like those corner dies you used. Hugs! xx

rachel said...

stunning card Brenda - really wonderful image and I adore those signature poppies! Hope you have a wonderful time in Paris! Hugs rachel x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah B.. what done off to Paris! do have a lovely break away, and I pray the weather is kind to you, ah love the card and so agree wit our grandparent seeing a great transition in life...Happy Holidays dear friend, Shaz in Oz.x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. I love the image and the poppies. the corner dies look fab too.
Have a wonderful trip to Paris - Enjoy.
Lorraine x

hellerlittle said...

That looking so real,
TFS with us
CU hellerlittle

Marianne said...

Lovely scenery!! I love the poppies and the horse stamp.
xxx Marianne

AnyOldCraft said...

A beautiful card.
I love the way you colour.
This card with the oval mask gives the feel of looking through a keyhole.
Have a fabulous time in Paris you lucky girl and have a safe journey.
Don't forget the photo's, it's the closest i'm ever going to get LOL

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card and scene, I,m not quite old enough to remember but they do look gorgeous, xxx

Merry said...

Thanks for visiting over my way and have a great time in Paris. Wonderful scene, so clever with all the masking.

Lau W said...

Superb card, so fab as always !
Have nice moments to Paris, so lovely place !!!
xxx

nnalorac said...

Beautiful card Brenda, have loads of photos of those days from hubby's folks, looked kinda romantic but I bet it wasn't lol. Enjoy your break. Carolxx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. I love the scene and the colouring is fab.
Have a wonderful time in Paris.
Hug Sharon. x

Sasha said...

Your card is beautifully done, Brenda. It would also make a lovely cover for a memory book. It must have been a very long, hard working day for those horsemen, and the invention of the tractor would have seemed a God send.
Enjoy your trip and have a fabulous time in Paris xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love the horses and the poppies, and those corners, Have a wonderful time in Paris!
Kevin xx

Lynne K said...

Love this, Brenda, it's stunning! Great design. Gorgeous horse stamp, might have to get it. Have a fab time in Paris!

Lynne x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Brenda. A really beautiful scene and coloured perfectly.
I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris.
Take care
Sue xx

Phi said...

Very nice Brenda. Those corners and stamp are lovely.

Judith said...

What a gorgeous card Brenda - I love that image - have a wonderful "springtime in Paris" hugs judith x

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love the horse image - my mum remembers doing the farm work with horses when she was young, she has some lovely stories! And some mad ones too haha :)

Enjoy Paris, I love that city so much!

Tags xx

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, love those horse, so nostalgic and the colours are very subtle. Enjoy your trip to Paris. Hugs, Linda x

Paula (PEP) said...

Absolutely delightful, especialy the way you accented those corners with black to echo the colouring of the poppies in the stamped image. I like the way your raffia 'tie' harps back to the days of a more rural unmechanized age too.
Have a very lovely time.
Paula (PEP)

Faye said...

Such a wonderful way of highlighting the center image with the oval mask. Wow, this is very beautiful!

Sonia said...

Simply terrific card my dearest friend^_^
Thanks a lot for celebrate my blogaversary candy with me,I'm very happy^_^
Happy holidays in Paris^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Snežana Maricic said...

Thank you, Brenda for your kindly words.

walchowDesign said...

Lovely scene with the horses! Have a lovely time in Paris, Brenda!

ALI said...

Beautiful card, lovely layout.

Debbie said...

Really gorgeous card.This image is so beautiful.My Dad would love this image - him being a farmer....The poppies add a lovely finishing touch.Have a super time away.Hugs Debbie x

catherine said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda and a great scene. Love all the stamping. have a good trip and lots of fun
x catherine

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, great image, love the poppies. Hope you'll have a wonderful time in Paris :)

pinky said...

Love how you have used an oval mask, had to look twice cause I thought it was an aperture.Beautiful country scene Brenda. Hope the trip goes well and you enjoy it.

Linby said...

How wonderful to make a frame from the poppy stamp.
Lynn x

Lisa Jane said...

oh those horses are so beautiful... ad poppies too.. has to be a winner with me.
Have a fab trip - dont do anything i wouldn't !
Lisa x

Kat said...

Stunning card Brenda. The horses look fantastic and some of my favourite flowers. Gorgeous Poppies.

I've been without Internet access since sometime last Friday. Really missed my daily trip round my favourite blogs, 5 days is a long time lol!

Hope you enjoy your trip to Paris.

Take care,

Kat xx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful scene Brenda and love how the poppies draw the eye into the picture. Have a good time in Paris and hope everything goes well too x Susan x

Amelia (mimi) said...

wow Brenda, what a beautiful picture and great colouring! Love the design, hope you're well.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mimi

Kathleen said...

Well I certainly hope it is Springtime in Paris, have a great time.
Fabulous card, love the mixture of the poppies with the carthorses. The subtle scene with the viverance of the poppies.

Kath x

Gail said...

Just wonderful!
Have a great trip!

Tedz said...

Just lovely Brenda, this takes me back as well - I used to watch horses working the land, so peaceful! Have a good trip and hope the weather improves. Pauline xx

Pearl said...

Your card is lovely Brenda! Like how the birds are flying out of the oval! Hope you have a lovely time in Paris :)
Pearl x

Fandhmum said...

What a wonderful card.
Have a great time in Paris, hope there is lots of inspiration.
Rosie x

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, Love those horses & wonderful poppies..Beautiful design & lovely colours, Have a super time in Paris! Hugs May x x x

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, enjoy a fabulous Parisian trip with hubby and son - hope your son does well, too. Your card looks fabulous! Love the rows of plowed land and soft sky - pastels are one of my favorite mediums - what's not to like? Easy and forgiving. Your card is so pretty, and reminds us of yesteryear. See ya when you get back! hugs, de

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I just love the horse scene. I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip.

Jackie said...

This is absolutely stunning Brenda, very serene looking :o)
Jackie xx

Gerrina said...

Love your card with the great poppies and long for the warmth they need to blossom! Have a great trip and enjoy! Hugs, Gerrina

Bev Henwood said...

Brenda hope you enjoy your trip ~ love this card it reminds me of Summer (remember that)! Bev xx

Michelle J M said...

What a fabulous scene Brenda. The horses and poppies are beautiful and I love the way you have created it by using an oval mask. Hope you have a wonderful time in Paris, lucky you! Michelle x

Uta said...

Your card is so beuatiful. I love this image. That looks so great.
Hugs, Uta

jackiescrafts said...

Tis is fantastic and I love poppies they are one of my favourite flowers

Jackie x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I have fallen in love with this wonderful creation, that image is fantastic, I love the rustic design it really does give a feeling of being in the country side.
hugs
lorraine x

soccermom23 said...

Very nice! I am very interested in learning about these Pan Pastels. What are they? You do such a great job with them. I think I would like to try them out.

soccermom23 said...

Very nice! I am very interested in learning about these Pan Pastels. What are they? You do such a great job with them. I think I would like to try them out.

slimwitch said...

The idea about the horse on the card is really amazing. I love horses, I mean who doesn't... it's so country side and here in the Philippines, I could hardly see horses.. It's really nice that at least in cards, I can view them and it's really wonderful!! Nice Job!

Kay Carley said...

This really reminds me of country days gone by - such a super card Brenda. Hope you have a lovely time in Paris!! xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the scene.
I hope you have a great trip.
Nikki x

Julie said...

Absolutely stunning B! I just love every tiny detail from the raffia ties to the flock of birds so perfectly stamped, not trapped within the focal area, perfection! Have a wonderful break, fingers crossed it warms up for you, Julie.x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oh mon Dieu Brenda! Parie? que c'est beau!

Je m'appelle Annmaree and I better stop there otherwise the rest is just going to be numbers and random words that won't mean anything! hehe I did take French in highschool, but its all disappeared!

I always wanted to go to New Caledonia and Polynesia etc and later Paris but never made it that far! hehe

Hope you have a très magnifique time!

Love the gorgeous Horses and the poppies on your card!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful, I love the scene and the colours of the sky and the layout is so elegant
Lindsay xx

scrappymo! said...

Ohhh...little Miss C will love this one..The raffia is perfect for this card.