Sunday, 6 December 2015

Bunnies and birdies in the sun



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More and our themes are Anything Goes with a stamp and a Ribbon and Anything Goes with a stamp, so pretty much it's Anything Goes as we know how busy you all are so have tried to keep things simple.

My Stamping Sensations piece started with a background of Pan Pastles and sponged sun rays using DI Dusky Concorde. All stamps are Chocolate Baroque and stamped with black archival. I cut the finished piece into two, matted and layered with coordinating card and added some organza ribbon and a bow.


My Penny Black piece uses a new stamp set called Happy Notes 30-300, I have gone with a wintery look but I think with different colours it could easily be used for any season of the year...............it was my intention to make another with Spring colours but time got the better of me. I stamped both of the main stamps and leaves across the top with black archival ink, then used masks for the sun and hills and again used my colouring medium of choice, Pan Pastels for the background and shading plus glitter to highlight the hills and branches. As well as the three stamps I have used here, the set also has two useful sentiments.

I know it's a mega busy time of year for so many of you but I do hope you find time to join in our challenges as we have some fabulous prizes to be won.

Happy weekend all.

55 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards yesterday and today Brenda :o)
    Jackie xx

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  2. Good morning Brenda. 2 gorgeous cards but I especially love the birds on the wire...such an atmospheric scene. Great themes for the challenges and I look forward to joining in with the fun xx

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  3. Two fabulous cards, great effects on both

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  4. Both so beautiful cards, can't pick a fave, they are so lovely.
    Warm, windy and rainy weekend, not any snow here. Yesterday I picked some mushrooms;-))m

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  5. oh what sweet cards !!!!
    But a fav is the bunny crad the senti is wonderfull
    LG hellerlittle

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  6. Fabulous cards - I love the sentiment on the first one.
    Kath x

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  7. Brenda, la tua seconda card è spettacolare!!! Che meraviglia!!!! Me ne sono innamorata!!
    Bella anche la prima con i conigli e il bellissimo sentiment. Adoro gli animali e la natura

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  8. 2 gorgeous scenes Brenda! The Pan Pastels are so perfect for the delicate shading in your cards and the Penny Black stamp set is just delightful. Hope you came back OK from your trip. xx

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  9. Two great cards, love how you split the image on the first one. :)

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  10. I think what strikes me the most about these cards is the fabulous and unique colour combinations and your ability to blend them together so naturally! Just stunning Brenda! hugs :)

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  11. Gorgeous cards Brenda! I so love the backgrounds you create and the sunburst I just love! Hugs, Robin

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  12. LOVE the gorgeous stamps, colours and style of your brilliant cards.xx
     { aNNie}

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  13. Gorgeous designs, love the scenes you've created and this remind me of Spring ! We have a bit of wait for it however the weather here this month has been 'spring-like' vs a normal December. Take care, xx

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  14. Both are simply classy and i love how you make such stunning scenes, Luv Sam x

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  15. Lovely cards Brenda, I really like the way that you've split the image on the first one, love the rabbits too x

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  16. These are gorgeous Brenda and yes the colour combos are delightful. Thanks for the birthday wishes sweetie x x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  17. Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the beautiful designs and colours
    Lorraine x

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  18. Love them both, Brenda! Fabulous backgrounds. I've never really got into pan pastels but am thinking I should give them another try. I like the split image design of the first one, and the sentiment, and the birds on the wire on the second. Just like the starlings and rooks round here!

    Lynne x

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  19. I have to say, your cards amaze me every single time! You need to have a you-tube channel to teach how you create them (or do you have one and I don't know about it?) Can't even pick a favorite this time, love them both, these scenes are just so beautiful! I have the stamp set with the birds, don't think I ever used it, I might have to now that I saw your creation with it.

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  20. A fabulous pair of inky scenes Brenda xx

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  21. I am loving both these gorgeous cards Mrs B. What a lovely effect that first one has with the divide!!

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  22. Your inky fingers really create beautiful cards, Brenda! Your scenes always amaze me and I am fully with ellibelle if you could have a you-tube channel!

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  23. Two beautiful cards Brenda! You've created beautiful backgrounds on both and used very nice stamps!! I also like your CAS card in the post below. hugs, Marlies

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  24. Stunning cards Brenda, I love them

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  25. two stunning makes brenda - I especially love the first one - gorgeous design and I love the quote too! Big hugs rachel x

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  26. wonderful cards
    I like the first one very much
    hugs
    >^.^<

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  27. Well Brenda I have to admit to being a very bad blogger lately, however I have enjoyed catching up on all your wonderful posts and fantastic creations. Of course they are all amazing as always and such a great inspiraton. I do hope you are keeping well. xx

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  28. two stunning cards, Brenda! I love them both! Gorgeous colours and wonderful scenes. Beautiful!

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  29. Yes, You did it again, to make such beautiful cards. perfect scene in stamping and colours.
    kind regards, Dora

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  30. Oh these are two beautiful creations Brenda I love them both but that first one is spectacular especially the sentiment
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  31. Two totally stunning card and you do find some brilliant sentiments. Love both images and after the weather last week who wouldn't love some time in the sun.
    Have a good week.

    Kath x

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  32. Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the gorgeous shading with the P.Ps. Love your idea of splitting the image.
    Thanks for having me join you on this challenge .
    Avril xx

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  33. These are both so pretty! I love the bunnies on the first card and the gorgeous sky with sun rays! Your sunrise (or sunset) on the second card is gorgeous as well! I really need to learn how to make scenes like this - they look beautiful!

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  34. Brenda, these are gorgeous! Lovely scenes and colors! Hope your week is extra happy! Hugs, de

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  35. Beautiful scenes/skies! Looks like spring in these beautiful pastel colours... Hugs, Gerrina

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  36. Oh Brenda these are so beautiful the designs are very elegant and I love the the fab sentiments. Your backgrounds are amazing Love and hugs Carole x

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  37. Great cards, love the colors..
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  38. Love the sentiment on the first card!
    Of course they're both gorgeous!
    Hope you are well!

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  39. Such pretty cards, Brenda. Love the pretty inky backgrounds.

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  40. Oh my, these are delightful! The colours and designs are just so complimentary-such beautiful cards, Jx

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  41. these are both gorgeous brenda! you know i'm partial to bunnies, plus i love how you've split the image and added the beautiful ribbon!

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  42. Stunning work Brenda! Love both of these so much, the second set would work all year round, I think as you say just by using different colours making it a really versatile set, going to have a look to see what else I have missed Karen x

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  43. A gorgeous card Brenda. It so reminds me of the scene I see each morning from my bedroom window while having my first cuppa of the day. Just so perfect.

    Shirley

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  44. Extraordinary cards. Thanks for sharing it.

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  45. Hats off to you - you are creating the most amazing nature scenes on your cards. I tried once, but it was an epic fail, so I decided to leave this for another time. lol Both of your cards are gorgeous. So calm and elegant. I can easily imagine them as framed pictures on the wall somewhere. Stunning!
    Hugs! xx

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  46. Beautiful cards Brenda!! Always love your scenery cards!! I've tried and failed so many times :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  47. Oh Brenda I love your cards, so beautiful.

    Hugs
    Ank

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  48. Fabulous cards Brenda and those stamps...simply awesome. Love it!!!
    Thank you for always take a look at my creations, very sweet of you!!!
    Hugs, Laila

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  49. I just love the delicate colour blending on these - it sets off the delicate stamps perfectly. Lovely cards!
    Alison xx

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  50. Brenda you always do such brilliant scenes, I love both these but the Hares just do it, love them.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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