Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Pan Pastel skies with Nicecrane



Good morning from the very chilly Fens, I hope you are all keeping warm. Another hard frost last night but it does look beautiful and prompted me to change my blog header to a photo taken last Winter looking across the Fen from the paddocks when you get those wonderful early morning pink skies.

Before I tell you about my pieces of artwork, I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and recent comments, I believe the new meds are working, still nasty side effects but I can learn to live with that if the pain eases.

On to some artwork and this week I have been playing.........oooops I meant working............with Ignacio's latest Nicecrane Designs which are Japanese themed and can be found here. As we all know I am not great at colouring in, although it is coming along with my new Chameleon pens, so I decided to use those on the Oriental lady below and turn the rest into some of  my favourite scenic cards.

The top card is probably my favourite of the scenic ones, I love strong and vivid skies which are so easy to achieve with Pan Pastels and of course suns and moon, a sun on this one plus a few leaves across the top and some white highlighting here and there.


I used one of the designs from the Vintage Butterflies set as the background in the aperture, what I so like about all of Ignacio's Vintage designs is that you can always find something to coordinate or compliment other designs. My Oriental lady was coloured with Chameleon pens and does look rather yellow, but in real life is a tad more subtle. The sentiment is another from All Occasion Dies, cut twice to achieve a shadow effect.


Pan Pastels again for this one and a few Lavinia flowers stamped across the top using distress markers and garden twine down the side to carry the rustic feel of the card.


I rather liked the splatter background on my Penny Black card last week so stuck with the same colour Dylusions for this one and painted the butterfly and flowers with them as well with a final brush over with Glimmer Mist pearl, it works wonders to soften the fibers so you can mould them into shape. The sentiment is Penny Black.

This is the full set of designs which you can get here for $4.50

Have a good Tuesday Peeps.

42 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Brenda.
    Lovely topphoto on the blog too.
    Blessings,Elly

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  2. Lovley creations again today with beautiful images and colours used...Love your new blog look
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  3. Oh they are all just gorgeous Brenda! Such a lovely theme, and your cards are so beautifully done! I'm in awe, as always, of how you manage to create such stunning backgrounds with your pan pastels! x

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  4. Stunning cards Brenda, do love the top one as the colours are what I love

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  5. Amazing cards all of them, your Pan pastel work is always wonderful and I love the Japanese cards! The new blog header looks stunning! We have not had any frost at all yet....

    Glad the new meds are working! Hope the side effects are not too bad.....

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  6. Such a stunning selection of cards Brenda, beautiful images and wonderful designs. I especially love the colours and sentiment on you first card.
    I am pleased that you are starting to feel better.
    Sue xx

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  7. Wow, these are all stunning. Love the background colours in the first card. Glad things are improving. :)

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  8. Gorgeous collection of cards. Love the pan pastel backgrounds and the dylusion colouring.

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  9. OMG so fab cards again ! Love the colors you used, the scenes you created, always a pleasure to come here !
    xxx

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  10. Hi Brenda, thank you for the comment you left on my blog, very much looking forward to working with you and the other DT ladies. Such gorgeous cards, love them all.
    Irene x

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  11. Gorgeous Japanese cards, Brenda! Wow - I can't even pick a favourite! I love all of them! I enjoy Asian-themed cards very much!

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  12. stunning cards!! beautiful done with stamps and colours.
    I like the the goose stamp. beautiful card have you made with it.
    kind regards, Dora

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  13. Beautiful cards! I love expecially the first

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  14. Such beautiful cards Brenda, all so different, but all with beautiful colours and designs.

    Pat xx

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  15. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    die karten sehen alle wunderschön aus,eine schöner als die Andere,
    glg ulrike

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  16. Love your new header Brenda, perfect for the time of year.
    Oh my you have been very busy again, love the stamping on your first card and the white pen really lifts it and gives dimension.
    The new japanese style from Ignacio are stunning and love what you have done with them.
    x Susan x

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  17. Spotted the new header and how gorgeous it is. Lovely set of Japanese cards x

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  18. Brenda these are stunning, I'm loving all that ink!

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  19. Wonderful designs Brenda, how can I possibly choose a fave, they are all fabulous, as are all your cards, you are a very talented lady!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  20. Ahhhh Brenda! They are all so beautiful! Each perfect in their own design...

    Will come back for a catch up on your blog tonight. Sorry I have not been by for awhile...the packing for the move and trying to get the gardens put to bed for winter is making me flare up...been about a month this time and yes...I totally get your comments about meds and side effects...worth it IF they help with the pain..

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  21. Am playing catch up again Brenda - so forgive me for my lack of commenting - been at the National Presentation this weekend and spent yesterday recovering... LOL
    Gorgeous display of your talents - all beautiful and individual. x
    Sadly not a great display of talent at the weekend though was there (and I don't mean me in my best frock either - I looked AWESOME LOL LOL !). I am fearful for Wednesday! xxx

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  22. beautiful cards... lovely sky... as always all the sceneries are amazing!!! hope you are doing good... noticed the new picture on your blog.. nice :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  23. So many beautiful things in one post. The colors and the designs are outstanding.

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  24. wow Brenda - these are all awesome - the japanese images look wonderful - they work so well with your backgrounds - beautiful xx Glad the meds are working. Big hugs rachel xx

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  25. Gorgeous pieces of art work, the backgrounds are so stunning but I do love the splatter too.
    Glad things are improving and the side effects are not as bad as the original problem.

    Kath x

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  26. Brenda, you're so talented, these images are fantastic and the saying to match are so nice. Love the new picture for your blog header. See you again soon!
    Amelia xx

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  27. Your new banner looks beautiful Brenda! Lovely view!
    And really beautiful cards again, you do such an amazing job with the pan pastels. The first card is my favorite one of these too, but they really are all very pretty!
    Still very cold here too, and I don't think it'll get better anytime soon.

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  28. These are all stunning Brenda I wish I could do as well with my pan pastels
    Kevin xx

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  29. WoW Brenda, what a fantastic card you share :-)) I like all ..
    Have a nice day, Hugs, Andreja

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  30. What a wonderful selection of cards Brenda, and I love that beautiful header :o)
    Jackie xx

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  31. A stunning serie! Wouldnot know to pick a favorite; all so beautiful! Love all the backgrounds and how you made the card with the lady and flowers! No sun today here... Hugs, Gerrina

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  32. Beautiful cards & amazing backgrounds :)

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  33. Beautiful frosted photo of your blog header, Brenda! Amazing with what you have done with the set - you created such lovely scenes on all of the images - truly inspirational!

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  34. Oh my gosh each design is so beautiful, I love the different backgrounds. I hope you are doing well, you sure create beautiful art! Shirleyxx

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  35. Lovely makes Brenda. The final one is my favourite I think. Hope you are feeling a lot better today too. Judy x

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  36. Wow what a beautiful selection of cards Brenda loving the Oriental look.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  37. These designs are stunning Brenda, you certainly make a quite unique area of expertise look very easy. The colours are so vibrant and really cheer everything up when it is so dull outside. Love the new header on the blog - a gorgeous picture xx

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  38. Holy cow Brenda, where do you find the time to make so many wonderful projects! All I can say is WOW!! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my blog while I was on holiday! I had a great time with my Mom, although the week flew by way too quickly! Hope you had a great week! big hugs :)

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  39. These are all lovely cards Brenda. Being a big fan of splats . . . I particularly like the last one x

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  40. These are gorgeous, with very beautiful backgrounds. Your colouring is fab with your new pens. Loving your new header Brenda.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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