Saturday, 13 July 2013

Fur and Feathers



Little note added: Not a happy bunny as I have been put of a computer ban of anything more than a few minutes at a time. I've had a sore eye for a few days and yesterday went to the GP thinking I would get a quick fix, only to be given a hefty course of antibiotics and referral to hospital for a small op....and before our holiday. I know I have dodgy eyes and they need to be cautious but I was not prepared for that, especially as I feel fine. So if I do get blogging it's going to be really short and sweet I'm afraid.

Now for crafting and as it's Saturday morning it means it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week the lovely Tracy Mouse is our host and would like to see 'Fur and Feathers. Crimson Cloud are our sponsors this week.

My card is one of those I made for Stamp Addicts Create and Craft TV programme a few weeks ago using the 'Hunting Gentleman' image. I apologise in advance should this offend anybody as I understand this stamp raised quite a few eyebrows as to its suitability, but it was the most popular stamp in the programme and one which appealed to me as soon as I saw it as the gentlemen could be my Dad and a scene so familiar to me. To anybody who was born and brought up in the countryside I think they too can relate to it.

I stamp the image with sepia archive ink onto a background of distress inks rusty hinge, vintage photo and peeled paint and spitzed with Glimmer Mist, then bleached out the colour from the image. I created the frame with a Go Create die and randomly stamped with Stamp Addicts wrought iron background and added some feathers and twine to finish.

Happy weekend everyone.


70 comments:

Julie said...

Hi B, loving the inking here, you always manage such beautiful backgrounds! Hope they soon get your eye troubles sorted,make sure you obey those orders ;)
Enjoy the weekend x

Craftnut said...

Hi Brenda, Take care of yourself! lovely card Tracy x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card, the addition of the feathers at the top just are the perfect final addition!

Wonderful make and such super stamp!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh I meant to say still, so sorry to hear about your eye, hope it gets better soon!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, a great image and I love the colours.
I am sorry to hear about your eye, I hope the antibiotics do the trick and you are soon better
Sue xx

gwen70 said...

So sorry to hear about your eyes, you must be careful as our eyes are very precious to us. This card is brilliant and I for one love it and could use the stamp quite easily

Pat said...

Beautiful card Brenda with a lovely vintage scene. Sorry about the problem with your eye, hope it is soon sorted. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Wendy L said...

Very classy Brenda. xxx

Gerrina said...

Beautifull frame-card! I see the stamp as an old image, that belongs in that time... orry to here you have to be op... Wish you a sunny weekend and sending good fibes for the op; think of you! Hugs, Gerrina x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Brenda love that image and the feathers really finishes it off nicely
jacqui x

Beryl said...

It's a great card Brenda. I love the image and the addition of some 'randomly collected feathers while you walk round the countryside' lol finishes it off beautifully.
Hope your eye op goes well and it's all settled nicely before your hols.
Beryl xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the idea of looking into the picture. The feathers are an absolute treat & so so apt. Take care of yourself, the priority has to be you & your eyes.
Much love & thinking of you
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Take care Brenda! I hope the op isn't too invasive or will take away from your vacation!

You take care and do as the doctor says!

Love your vintage card, and inking, great colouring!

AnyOldCraft said...

A beautiful card Brenda and fabulous scene.
Even to this day farmers still need to cull various animals and even if it isn't like it is a way of life.

I am sorry to hear about your eyes honey. I hope it isn't anything too serious.
Love and hugs and have a fab week end :)

Helen said...

oh, Brenda, poor you!! Hope it goes ok, and you can still enjoy your holiday!

Sarah said...

Wonderful card Brenda. The background is fabulous and really enhances the image.Love the feathers for texture too.....Guinea fowl? Hope your eye is soon sorted. Have a good weekend. Sarah xx

May said...

Hi Brenda, So sorry to hear about your eye...I hope those A/Bs work soon... I hope the eye surgery is not too painful!! Bless you Brenda life keeps throwing you this bumps... Be Strong...

Your card is Fantastic, Love the scene you have created... Gorgeous colours & stamping... Take care... Hugs May x x x

ALI said...

Wow Brenda this is fab, great scene and design.

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous mans card Brenda and love the feather embellishment...
SO sorry about your eye I have sympathy with you as I suffer badly from blepharitis and get a lot of infections..eyes are so precious and hopefully your little op will sort your problen out..

Anne

Tanya said...

Gorgeous hunting card Brenda, sorry to hear your eyes aren't doing well :( Hope the antibiotics help and the surgery goes well, feel better soon!

Tags xx

Annie said...

I do like your countryman stamp and it would be perfect for several of the 'old boys' I know. Best wishes for a successful op - take care of those eyes and feel better soon.
hugs, annie x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda - sorry to hear about your eye - I suppose it gets harder and harder when body parts decide not to cooperate. Hope this just goes away much more quickly than they say. Your masculine card looks amazing, and I'm on my way over to check out the image now. I especially like the way the frame is over the image - looks very dramatic. Get well huggies. Donna

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, sorry to read that your eyes are giving you trouble. Your card is awesome for a hunter. I really like the rustic feel, goes with the image and the feathers are beautiful, perfect addition. Take good care of yourself, Shirleyx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Brenda I like the scene you have created and the feathers.
Kevin xx

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda,
Sorry to hear things are not going well for you at this time,sending hugs....I love your card,the image and design are both fabulous and the feathers are a perfect embellishment...
Mandy x

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear about your eyes Brenda, I do hope you will soon be back to normal...hugs
Wonderful card, beautiful inking/bleaching :o)
Jackie xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo Brenda,
deine Karte sieht sehr Edel aus und die Federn geben der Karte etwas besonderes,
liebe Grüße Ulrike

Andreja L. said...

Wow Brenda, what a wonderful hunting card you made! Super motiv!!! This card is perfect for my father!
Hugs, Andreja

Debbie said...

Hi Brenda, Absolutely gorgeous card.This stamped image depicts the sport of shooting and the life of a farmer.We can't I love it.Fab feathers too.You take lots of extra care and follow doctors orders as much as you can.Big crafty hugs Debbie x

rachel said...

Great card brenda. Fab image. So sorry to hear about ur eye! hope the op sorts it quickly for your holidays x

Dora said...

beautiful card, a fantastic image!!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. I love the scene and fab design. Sorry to hear about your eye. I hope the op goes well.
Take care and have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, great scene and hope you haven't been out shooting to get those feathers.
Good luck with the eyes and hope all is well by the time your holiday is due.

Kath x

catherine said...

I just love how you have used this stamp Brenda and the beautiful colours. It looks fabulous. Hope everything gets sorted for you quickly and your not feeling to uncomfortable with any soreness
x catherine

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Brenda.....hope your eyes sorted soon..

Take care
San x

Ellie said...

Although personally not a fan of weapons or hunting, I know plenty of people that this card would be perfect for. It's beautifully created, and love the colors!

Gail said...

This card is wonderful!
Hope you feel better soon, and the operation goes well!
Hve fun on your holidays!

Izzwizz said...

Hi Brenda, hope you are coping with your eye. I do like the clever way you have used the feathers in this card to represent game. Very realistic and the particular feathers you have chosen go so well with the image. Maddy x

butterfly said...

So sorry to hear about your eye... how frustrating, and what bad timing. Lovely card though - the feathers are the perfect embellishment.
Alison x

Sarah said...

Your card is simply stunning B, gorgeous colours and details x

Jane said...

Hi Brenda I am so sorry that you are having some more medical problems and I hope that the op sorts things out for you. Sending you a healing hug. I love your card today...the feathers are just perfect. keep cool in this scorching weather and take care, Jane xx

Kay Carley said...

Hi Brenda - so sorry to hear about your eye :( Hope it soon feels a lot better. Computer screens and eyes are not a match made in heaven at the best of times!!!!

Fab card by the way - this would be a great image for my Uncle as he used to manage pheasant shoots. xx

loulou said...

Great card. Love the bleaching. Sorry to hear about your eye though - hope it improves quickly.

Fandhmum said...

Fabulous card, Brenda. Good luck with your eye problems,
Rosie x

Michelle J M said...

Oh Brenda I am so sorry to read about your eye problem. Now listen to the Doc and get better soon! Just love this card, the image is fabulous and the colours you have chosen are perfect. The frame and feathers are super too. Big hugs, Michelle x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful image and a wonderful card.

Sally Bownes said...

I am sorry to hear you are having to have an op on your eyes. Do take things easy!

Your card is brilliant. Love the added touch of the feathers, works perfectly x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Robin said...

Your card is so gorgeous! I hope you get to feeling better. Hugs, Robin

scrappymo! said...

Take care Brenda...you need those eyes to keep creating beauties like this. I do find it offensive at all and think the addition of the feathers is the perfect finishing touch!

Enjoy your holidays...Rest and relax!

Crafty hugs
Maureen

Shylaashree said...

love the feathers brenda

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow hun fantastic so miss your amazing work,but hopefully will be back on track. just stunning take care hun and have an amazing holiday hugs cheryl xx

Elena said...

It's so cute! I love the feathers!

chillin with Quillin said...

awesome pic, love the feathers and twine !!!
Paula

Ruth said...

Super card, Brenda. Love those feathers! I hope your eye settles down soon x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Brenda. I love the feathers.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh so sorry to hear your eyes are not well Brenda, I hope the computer break and antibiotics help..
Love your card, those feathers look brilliant. A really great idea
Take care
Hugs Kelly

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Brenda that is just one fabulous male card, especially for the man that enjoys his shooting, love the design and that colour choice is just brilliant. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

cebelica said...

I hope your eyes will get better and that you will soon be able to spend some more time behing computer.
This card is really beautiful and I think those feathers look fantastic. They really add that special something. Hugs! XX

Catherine said...

Brenda,
Am so sorry to hear about your eye problem. Hope u get well soon. Missing your creative inspiration…

And,That’s a great male card. Love the way you have used the feathers…

Take care.
Hugs
Catherine

Rhonda Miller said...

I hope you're feeling better soon.

Your card is wonderful.

Tracy said...

I love this Brenda, the inking and the bleaching is amazing. Love those feathers!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very sorry to read about your eyes , hope the op helps.
your card is super , I love that scene and the feathers are a real finishing touch.
janex

Sally H said...

Hope you are better soon, my friend. Your card is wonderful. Love the colours!

Dawn said...

Adore this card and the feathers are just a perfect touch. Dxx

I am sorry your not well again! it never ends does it bren, I am sure the op will be one of those minor ones I had not so many years ago and absolutely painless. So I hope everything goes well may dear friend and them you can enjoy your well deserved holiday Dxx

Misiówa i Spółka:-) said...

Fantastic card :)

Michelle J M said...

Brenda I have been trying to comment on your last two cards that came up in my reading list but they do not seem to be on your blog. Sorry if I am being thick and I just cannot find them! Anyway they are both beautiful as always. Hope you are feeling better. Michelle x

Kat said...

Sorry to hear you're having eye problems Brenda. Nothing's ever simple is it. I went to the doctor with swollen ankles thinking I'd soon get rid of them. Nearly three weeks later I'm going for my second set of blood tests and I'm still stuck with the swollen ankles!

Love this card. It's a lovely country scene. Ideal male card.

Take care,

Kat xx

Lynne K said...

How did I miss this one??! It's fabulous! Off to check out the image, I know various people it will be suitable for. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah B. so typical isn't we spend money getting teeth fixed and then they have to come out anyway.. have decided it is no more root canal or crowning for me.. so hated the thought of losing teeth but now accepting it has to be.. and well you are working well here love the porthole and thanks for showing me that Joanna "free-post-to-Oz" Sheen has the gilding wax so now on my after 25th/8 wish list cos put myself on month buying ban yest :(
Still know it there now all good, will make me love it more, love Shaz in oz.x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, fabulous colours and a wonderful scene, I love the feathers in the corner too
Lindsay xx