Thursday, 9 May 2013

More country scenes



Good Morning Peeps, I hope you are all having a good week. It's somewhat cooler than it was at the weekend but it was lovely to have a few warmer days and spend some time outside.

I have a couple of shares of samples I have been making for Stamp Addicts next show on Create and Craft, the date has gone back to 28th May, but the stamps are all available on their web site here under 'what's new'.

These stamps have been a joy to work with and I have been indulging in inkiness as well as Pan Pastels which is what I have used on both of these samples. The one above is called 'Hunting Scene Country Gent' and could easily be my Dad, although he never had a spaniel for hunting, always labs. I also used Stamp Addicts Poppy stamps on this one and coloured that and the background with Pan Pastels, then coloured the image with Derwent watercolours.

I have some sad news to share as well. As you will see from the logo here Sarah is closing her Pretty Little Ribbons shop and is having a mega sale of all her stock, you can go check it all out by clicking here as there are loads of bargains to be had.

I would like to enter the above card into:

Crafty Ribbons - No DP's
Paper Pretties - No colouring markers
Paper Craft Star - Sun
Loves rubber stamps - Anything goes


This stamp is called very simply 'Farmland' and I have created a bit of a frosty day, again colouring with Derwents and Pan Pastels and some Judikins snow glitter. The image is so detailed you don't need to do a lot more to it. And this one into:

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - Emboss wet or dry

There are lost's more to come which I will be sharing over the next couple of weeks.

Have a lovely day everyone and as always many thanks for your visits and kind comments.

70 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two great male cards

nnalorac said...

Such lovely man cards Brenda. Weather set to break tomorrow here so better make the most of it. Carolxx

Helen said...

Love the cards, as ever, Brenda!

What about Fergie, eh? as he would say himself, 'football, bl**dy hell!' time for the rest of us to catch up maybe while (looks like) Moyes settles in!!

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards, perfect for the men in my life, looking forward to the next stamp addict shows

Fliss said...

These are really lovely Brenda. Just love the colouring on both and the country gent's poppy frame is fabulous.
Love all your recent creating too, sorry for lack of comments too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
I love the effect you achieve with the pan pastels and the snow glitter for fabulous.
Yep sun has gone. We have rain and 50 mile winds.
Was nice while it lasted.
Have a good day hun :)

Julie

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Kelly Lloyd said...

Both cards are gorgeous as always Brenda
I especially like e top one of the man hunting. Love how you have arranged the beautiful poppies around him.
Hope you are well
Hugs Kelly

Marianne said...

Great cards Brenda!! Love them both very much.
xxx Marianne

Wendy L said...

What great stamps Brenda, love the first one, reminds me of years ago when OH used to go shooting. Lovely cards too. xxx

Dora said...

amazing cards!!
love the stamps that you have used. such a beautiful landscape and the huntingscene.
greetings

Paula (PEP) said...

Both of these are delightful but it is the second that really catches my eye with the 'frost' & your combination of white & brown plus the embossed 'greenery' background panel with the brown punched sprigs/twigs. The soft greens of the colouring are a lovely complement & the buttoned twine a delight echoing the winter sun's shape.
In your first it's the shape of the die-cut image panel that caught my eye - in fact directing my eye in the direction of the dog's nose & the pointing gun & beautifully balanced by the stamped poppies & their red colour against the white. Goodness I've whitened & find myself wondering if I make sense to anyone but myself...........
Paula (PEP)

Whisper said...

Oh WOW hun, these are absolutely fabby, Luv Sam x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both of these are beautiful Brenda, I love the scene on the first one with the poppies,I like the embossing and the prickly die on the second.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

I've probably said it before but I do so love your country scenes and both of these are beautiful.
Just had a call from the garage, car passed MOT with no advisories, not bad for a 13 year old banger! They are going to do the cam belt now :o)
Jackie xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Brenda , hope your well , popping in for a look at your fabulous crafting, great scene cards .
janex

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The images are wonderful and coloured beautifully
Sue xx

ALI said...

Brenda these are stunning, I know I keep saying this but your scenes are always so beautiful!

rachel said...

stunning cards - really beautiful xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the fresh poppies. Sad to see another shop closing x Susan x

Kat said...

Two lovely country scenes Brenda. Loving the addition of the poppies to the first one. The second one is just so peaceful.

It's a gorgeous day here today but incredibly windy. My washing is blowing straight out from my whirly. Think I should take it in soon while it's still there!

Take care,

Kat xx

Leanne said...

Two more lovelies!

Donna Ellis said...

two wonderful nature cards, Brenda! LOVE the bright poppies surrounding the hunter. That was a great idea - and the pretty textures in your second card. So lovely! hugs, de

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful scene cards..
Gr Elly

Sasha said...

Love them both, Brenda. Fabulous poppies to frame your hunting scene, and I love the texture with your frost on your second card with the beautiful landscape x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are terrific.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards Brenda fabulous images and fantastic colouring....

Anne

Fandhmum said...

Wonderful cards, Brenda, I think I like the first one best today, but both are beautiful
Rosie x

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, Love both the fabulous scenes...Just Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these landscapes are wonderful Brenda - I love your landscapes - very inspirational Karen x

catherine said...

These are both fabulous Brenda and such beautiful scenes you create
x catherine

Sarah said...

Fab countryside cards B, right up my street!Love the country gent especially. x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Brilliant scenes.
Lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Love the poppies, again and the coloring on the first is so perfect... The snow just gives that little extra! That makes your carts so special... (I really have to color more with the Panpastels and crayons...) Hugs, Gerrina

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, the first is a super scene with a vintage feel and the poppies look great.

Pat xx

pinky said...

You can tell you are a country girl at heart Brenda, your scenes are always so perfect! Love these cards. If I posted every baby card I make you really would be sick of them lol.

mags said...

Two lovely cards Brenda with some great scenes. just perfect for male cards.
Mags
x

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful countryside scenes and fantastic colouring, Brenda!

Jane said...

Hi Brenda, it has turned so windy here but as you say it was such a bonus to have warm sunshine last weekend. These are 2 lovely scenes, how great it must be to see your work on TV..wow! I particularly like the second card with its frosty touch.
Jane x

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful cards Brenda :-))

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Both with such lovely sceneries on them. Fantastic! hugs, Marlies

Sally H said...

Two beauties, Brenda! Reminds me of some of the scenery we passed through on the way to our walk on Monday, minus the gun! Looking forward to seeing more x

Tedz said...

Hi Brenda, Two more lovely cards - gorgeous poppies on the first card and the second could easily be one for your Christmas card stock. We are having gale force winds at the moment and it sounds like the roof is going to blow off at any minute, most unseasonal!! Take care, Pauline xx

Kathleen said...

Two beautiful works of art.

Kath x

Beryl said...

Two beautiful country scenes Brenda - it's you doing what you do best with some gorgeous stamps.
Beryl xx

butterfly said...

Such a pretty watercolour look to your scenes - beautifully done!
Alison x

Tanya said...

Beautiful countryside cards, the first one brings back memories of my childhood haha, my dad's friend used to come out and shoot rabbits on our land, and my sister and i would stand outside screaming at the tops of our voices "stop shooting the rabbits" haha oh the good old days :D

Tags xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Great scenes Brenda! I love the poppies on the first! Such lovely flowers!

The forsty farmland looks stunning!

Clare said...

Stunning cards.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful cards Brenda especially love the poppy framing the image in the first one.
luv
Debby

Uta said...

Both cards are so beautiful. I always love your landscapes...
Hugs, Uta

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful Brenda (and the car are great too :-)). I love your pan pastel backgrounds, the skies are just fabulous! Can't wait to see what you produce with the gilding waxes. Warning - they are very addictive lol! Maddy x

Michelle J M said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda. As I have said before, I can never find the words to describe what I think of your cards! I look at them for ages in awe! So love the hunting scene, but then the other is just gorgeous too. Michelle x

Merry said...

Two wonderful scenes Brenda. How clever to add flowers and foliage to frame the scenes.

Eemeli said...

Great masculine cards with a feminine touch (flowers). Beautiful ones.

Hugs,
Eemeli

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous cards, can see the love you put into them! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges-hope to see you join in again next time :-) Elaine DT-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/new-candy.html

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning cards and thanks so much much for my gorgeous Penny Black stamp prize, it arrived this morning. xx

Ros Crawford said...

How very beautiful your cards are ... love the colouring ... Thanks so much for playing at Papercraft Star!

cebelica said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! I like the beautiful poppies on the first one and the lovely landscape on the second one. Fab work! Hugs! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, both of your cards are wonderful.

Sonia said...

Good morning my dearest friend^_^
Stunning creations as always^_^
Beautiful images and glitter details^_^
Happy weekend,
Sonia

Lau W said...

Superb cards, love the first because of poppies, héhé ! and the second is a superb scene !
xxx

HildeM - Lykkelig med liten said...

I love those cards ♥ Amazing colouring!

Hugs, Hilde

Debbie said...

Wow, what fantastic cards Brenda.Love these two countryside ones.Beautiful.My Dad would love both.Hugs Debbie x

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, two stunning cards, love the scenes... the first one is especially gorgeous. The flowers and the shape of the image I really like :) Wishing you a nice Sunday and a Happy Mother's Day xxx

Tracy said...

These are both gorgeous, I adore the hunting one, love how you've put the poppies there.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Allisa said...

Love your scene cards! Thanks for playing with us at Papercraft Star!

Lydia said...

My gosh this is so darling xx thank you so much for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Loves Rubberstamps xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both beautiful cards with gorgeous scenes, so beautiful
Lindsay xx

scrappymo! said...

These scene cards look great. I agree that last one is so detailed it baely needs any colour!