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:

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards yesterday and today Brenda :o)
Jackie xx

Jane said...

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two fabulous cards, great effects on both

Mervi said...

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

hellerlittle said...

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

Kath said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Craftyfield said...

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

Crafting Queen said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

Magda Wo said...

great work, nice :)

Robin said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Whisper said...

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

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

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

Shirley Chillman said...

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.

Lorraine said...

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

Lynne K said...

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

Ellibelle said...

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.

Sarah said...

A fabulous pair of inky scenes Brenda xx

pinky said...

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

walchowDesign said...

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!

Marlies said...

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

ALI said...

Great inky scenes Brenda.

Glennis said...

Stunning cards Brenda, I love them

rachel said...

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

Jacee said...

Two beauty's Brenda!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Bad Kitty said...

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

PatR said...

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

Sally H said...

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

Dora said...

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

coldwaters2 said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Mrs.B said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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!

Donna Ellis said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Lovely cards!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Pollard Carole said...

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

Chantal said...

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

Gail said...

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

Team Clark said...

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

Janice said...

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

linda said...

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!

Karen Petitt said...

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

Shirley said...

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

Patry Ro said...

Extraordinary cards. Thanks for sharing it.

cebelica said...

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

Berina RGA said...

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

Anke said...

Oh Brenda I love your cards, so beautiful.

Hugs
Ank

Laila B. said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Tracy said...

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

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda!

 
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