Sunday, 1 February 2015

Brosho's with a few Pan Pastels thrown in for good measure



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes at both are 'Anything Goes'.........that wasn't actually planned, it's just how it seems to have turned out !

For my Penny Black card it is my all time favourite inspirational quote 2696J Dance, Sing, Love along with Penny Black 2636K Scroll background around the edges, both are pretty old wood mounted stamps. I started with a Brusho background using Leaf Green, Violet and Cobalt Blue which gives out lovely hues of purple as the water shifts the powder and I also used the latter two to colour the flowers which I made using a Heartfelt die and stamp. Some grunge paste harlequins, a couple of die cut swirls cut on the cricut, seam binding and pearls to embellish.


The first of my Stamping Sensations pieces used Silhouette Elephants from our sponsor Little Claire in the foreground and in the background I repeat stamped a really old Judikins cube with the trees and Zebra, the word Serengeti is also part of the same cube. All colouring is Pan Pastels and of course a masked sun on the horizon.


Another Brusho background for my second Stamping Sensation piece, this time I used masking fluid to create a sun and a paper mask to separate the land area before spraying on yellow, orange and brilliant red. Next I rubbed away the sun mask.........I am presently using Pebeo masking fluid and I think it's the best yet. I used Pan Pastels for the land elements of the scene and a mixture of Stampscapes, Sutter, Art Impression and Chocolate Baroque stamps.

Hope you all have a good Sunday and keep warm in this cold and frosty weather.

60 comments:

Helen said...

Morning Brenda and happy February!! Gorgeous cards, and the 'dance, sing' stamp is one of my faves too! Good to see DS back and scoring straight away again too.. what may have been without the injuries, eh?! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning. love the colours and beautiful images, as always you are inspiring..xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

gwen70 said...

3 beautiful cards

Mervi said...

Fabulous set of cards, my favourite is the first one with gorgeous mixed media background and beautiful stamping.
It's not cold in here, but snowing wet, bad day on the roads;-))m

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cards Brenda love the colours of both your floral and scenic cards

Anne

Sophie said...

Was für wunderschöne unterschiedliche Karten.
Ich bin begeistert.

Sophie

Shirley said...

Three gorgeous cards Brenda. As Blue is my favourite colour so I am favouring your first card. I love the floral bouquet and the texture on the background paper. You have worked your magic as usual.

Shirley

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good Sunday morning Brenda
Gorgeous cards today especially the purple/blue one, these are my favourite colours. I have used Brusho many times at work but never for card making. You work is inspiring me to give them a ago for my cards too.
Enjoy your Sunday
Lesley

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow, three for the price of one this time Brenda, you have been really busy. Love the texture paste on the first one along with the sumptuous purple/blue colour. You have some great scenery stamps in your stash and these last two are fab.
Lorraine

ALI said...

Brenda you have been busy, beautiful cards, love the flowers on the first and the colours of the others.

Sally H said...

Three Stunning creations, Brenda! I love them all and couldn't choose a favourite! It looks lovely outside this morning, but the wind is making it feel like minus 4!

Wendy L said...

Stunning cards Brenda, love the first best though. I have never worked with Pan Pastels, look so prettyxxx

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards, Brenda. I especially love the rich colours and texture of the first one. Isn't it funny how we admire the technique skills of others and think we could never create anything similar, while the other person is simply sticking to her own comfort zone. On the other hand, seeing others use different techniques that inspire you to try something new is what makes our crafting world so interesting.
We had quite a storm last night. Today, it's hazy (cannot distinguish the sea from the sky) but the temperature is up, so it's probably Sahara sand blowing in from the south, causing headaches and dirty cards.
Have a wonderful Sunday and keep warm!
Marianne x

Sarah said...

These are all lovely Brenda. I love the sentiment on your gorgeous hydrangea coloured card. Brushos are a mystery to me but the effect is brilliant xx

Marlies said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. As allways very elegant and stylish and you've created lovely sceneries. hugs, Marlies

Sue said...

A stunning selection of cards Brenda. I love the sentiment and flowers on your first card, the scenes you have created are wonderful and the colours are gorgeous too.
Sue xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaarten
Groetjes Gerrie

walchowDesign said...

Love how the bruscho background turned out with the harlequin paste on the corners and all the beautiful flowers, Brenda! Your scenery cards are always amazing!

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the two scenes are fantastic and I love the flowers and design on the first. Enjoy the remainder of Sunday.

Pat xx

jackiescrafts said...

A lovely collection of cards Brenda. I love the Brusho background of the first one and the lovely warm colours of the second two.
I am looking forward to seeing what you do with your new CB stamp
Jackie x

Abi said...

These are all beautiful Brenda. The purpley one is just stunning xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Very beautiful cards Brenda, always love your backgrounds. Today I like particulary the first one, love Violet and Cobalt Blue toghether, they are a fabulous colour combo, so vibrant and exciting as your sentiments. Your mixed media are true works of art!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW what a beautiful selection of cards Brenda loving them all especially that blue one it jumps right out at ya, superb makes.
hugs
lorraine x

rachel said...

wow wow wow Brenda - these are amazing - I especially love the first one - the verse is one of my favourites! Hugs rachel xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda ,
einfach zauberberhaft deine karten,ich bin total begeistert,
glg ulrike

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful collection Brenda! I really need to get me some of those brushos products, you have done amazing backgrounds with the stuff! hugs :)

Robin said...

Just STUNNING! I love the blue one. It's so beautiful!! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Hugs, Robin

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful cards

Craftyfield said...

Both scenes are very evocative, love the mixing of stamps to create something unique. Great Brushos backgrounds!

Kari said...

Hi Brenda!Gorgeous cards all of them, so wonderful text on the first one,love the Blue color!
Have a great Sunday!
Hugs,Kari :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

So beautiful, Brenda! I enjoy the backgrounds you make! I haven't tried this yet, but one of these days! The top card really stands out to me - love the added texture and flowers!

Lynne K said...

Love all your scene cards, Brenda, and these two are no exception. If I had to choose between them, I'd go for the Brusho one, I think. However, my favourite is the PB card, the colours are just fabulous! x

Ellie said...

Such beautiful cards! So many wonderful details on the first card, and you know how much I always admire your scenic cards. Beautifully done!

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Brenda these are pure delight for the senses and of course the African savannah one is very close to my South African heart.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful. I just love the scenes you create on your cards and the background on the first one is gorgeous.

susiestacey said...

I absolutely love the first one today Brenda, the colours are simply stunning and the way you have carried it though to the flowers - love it.
Gorgeous scenes on the other cards too - you have been very busy this week. Think you have guessed l am getting a bit excited - already packed. x Susan x

kanda said...

Wow, these are all so amazing Brenda, Fabulous colours on all 3. I love the wonderful landscapes on the last 2 and the first is so beautiful with the flowers and super sentiment xx

Jacee said...

Wow, amazingly beautiful Brenda, you amaze me with your fabulous creations!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

All three are beautiful, I especially like the top one, love the flowers and texture in the background. Take care, Shirleyxx

Andreja L. said...

WoW Brenda, what a gorgeus cards you made. My favorite is the first one :-)) The other two have a fantastic scene!
Hugs, Andreja

Whisper said...

Oooo I'm loving the Devine colours in your PB card - I think I may have the swirly stamp, I'll have to hunt it out. Your African card takes me back 18 years to my overland expedition.

Oh you did make me giggle with your comment about Ian Waite's trousers - bless you, Luv Sam x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love them all. Hope you enjoy playing with your new stamp!
Lorraine x

PatR said...

Stunning cards Brenda. My favourite has to be the first one. Must give the masking fluid a go.Hope you are well xx

Joan said...

Lots more gorgeousness from you Brenda! I love how you are combining the brushes and pastels
And as always your flowers are just beautiful

Joan

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda my favourite is the first one I love the colours
Kevin xx

Shylaa Shree said...

gorgeous cards, i always admire your scenic card, the first is so pretty with flowers and colours

linda said...

gorgeous creations brenda and it sounds like you've used some fun colouring techniques. trying to stay warm with blizzard-like conditions today.
hugs, linda

Jackie said...

Three stunning cards Brenda, the first one being the most stunning :o)
Jackie xx

Juls said...

Wowzer, each one of these is just amazing!! Xx

Mrs.B said...

Amazing colours with the Brushos. Love the way you created the sky with them too.
Avril xx

Gerrina said...

The background and colours of the flowers are beautiful on your first card, but the two scenes....they are stunning again! Have a good week, Gerrina

Babs Watson said...

Well what can I say that's not already been said Brenda, your cards are just stunning, I just love all those lush colours there so beautiful , and your stamping is amazing. X

NancyD said...

Three gorgeous cards Brenda! Love the mixed media card especially. NancyD

Janice said...

These are all so pretty Brenda and all so different. I love your scene cards. Sorry I'm not visiting too often, things going on at home keeping my off my blog :( Jx

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning cards mrs B. I am in love with the colours in the first, breathtaking!

Shirley Chillman said...

Love how you have combined the two mediums together Brenda.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Tracy said...

Wow!!! All three creations are so beautiful. Love the scenes, warm colours that bring them to life. First card is fabulous with those lovely flowers.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, all of these cards are wonderful.

Donna Ellis said...

three amazing scenes, Brenda - your imagination is so vivid and creative! Love each one, but especially the use of the white texture in the top card! hugs, de

Berina RGA said...

the sceneries are so beautiful!! the flowers are gorgeous!! lovely cards..

 
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