Monday, 7 December 2015

Winter Trees



We have a new challenge starting today over at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges, the them this month is Winter Trees. As always there is a very generous $20 voucher to be won from FlonzCraft.

This started out as a bit of an experiment and I wasn't sure at first but I think it's actually grown on me. I was playing around with Brushos.......as you do.......using up bits of card to try different effects and had a new set of TL diamond dies sitting on my desk so decided to make a sort of mosaic pattern as the base of my card. I also added some circles using embossing powder and paint lids tapped into inkpads.

From there on it was simply a matter of stamping FlonzCraft Birch Tree in Winter in black archival ink and cut with an TL oval die which followed the shape of the stamp quite well. Then a scallop layer from a piece of silver linen mirri........it's got a hole in the middle so another snippet leftover from an earlier card.........this frugal style of mine is becoming quite a worry. I carried the silver to the trees and coloured the trunks with a fineline silver leaf pen and some colour to the scene using a small circle mask and Pan Pastels and the burlap strip is one of several in a pack I picked up in one of those £1 stores.

I so want to join in the Christmas party at the Playground this week so am going to link up there in a moment........somebody said to bring mince pies but I was thinking something more like mulled wine (or stronger as need to keep the cold out of these creaky bones) if that's OK with Mistress Di and 'that other one' who always encourages me to do naughty things ?

49 comments:

  1. Brenda love the diamonds and the rope and the gorgeous burlap border...such an elegant card with so much to look at! And Thank you so much for the kind words on my CAS card...since I dont try CAS it was so nice to hear you thought it looked good!!

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  2. Beautiful, I love the subtle colours

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  3. Ooooer, this is lovely Brenda! I thought right away you'd been playing with Brushos - what a clever idea to die cut those diamonds. And a perfect scene too! I did giggle here about the fruglity starting to worry you :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. beautiful Brenda, I like the image the background and the twine
    Kevin xx

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  5. This is gorgeous Brenda! I love the colours and textures you've used and the contrast of the materials makes this really interesting.

    Hugs,
    Hanne

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  6. I think the diamonds are a success! I might try this with hexagons... Love your chosen Flonzcraft image, it's one on my wish list.

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  7. oh what a wonderfull card !!!!
    Love all about it
    CU hellerlittle

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  8. Great card, love the brusho background.

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  9. Questa è un'opera d'arte invernale, Brenda! Davvero particolare e bellissima! Mi piace come hai giocato con i Brushos, i cerchi embossati e il mosaico con i rombi sono favolosi e l'immagine al centro sembra un cameo! Bella combinazione con il twine e la juta!

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  10. What a gorgeous diamond background! This is exquisite, Brenda!

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  11. I love this one Brenda, love the effect of the brushos, looked at them but don't want to pay the amazon price...lol

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  12. Beautiful colouring and the cards below are awesome too, love the rabbits!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  13. A gorgeous card Brenda, love the trees and beautifully coloured sky
    Lorraine x

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  14. Beautiful card and colours!

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  15. Great effect and lovely colours, brilliant cards.
    Not that keen on mulled wine but a nice dry white would go down well with me.

    Kath x

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  16. Beautiful card Brenda!! Love the work with Brusho!! very nice.. the trees scene is very beautiful
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  17. beautiful trees Brenda - gorgeous layers and colours too - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

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  18. you r card is very nice
    hugs
    >^.^<

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  19. I love this design, it's gorgeous ! Take care, Shirleyxx

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  20. Super card Brenda, such a creative background, Jx

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  21. Oh wow this is so creative and fabulous! Looks like you had fun!
    Lucy x

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  22. Beautiful design and just love the colours here....enjoy your week. ♥
     { aNNie}

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  23. I am in love with the background! This is stunning! I love the Brusho and the diamond die. It just makes such a wonderful pairing...it's amazing what you come up with when you are experimenting. Hope all is going well. Hugs, Robin

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  24. This looks lovely, Brenda! I like the mosaic pattern you created and the colours look fabulous!

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  25. Stunning card Brenda, I love your background :o)
    Jackie xx

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  26. I really wished that my experiments turned out this good Brenda. I am definitely getting the Brushos out again and having a play.

    Fabulous use of colours and a truly brilliant make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  27. Love the Brusho -combo with the circkles! Love circkles...as you know... This is a stunning card! Love the techniques you combined and the way the tree-panel pops up! Hugs, Gerrina

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  28. Oh this is fab ! Stunning creation Brenda !
    xxx

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  29. Love the background. Sometimes we do come up with the best projects by experimenting. Super cool burlap trim too!

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  30. Gorgeous card Brenda, I love all the little diamond shaped panels with the inky splatters and the image is darling!! We do have a boxing day, it's mostly about shopping and leftovers here in Canada. Same for you?? hugs :)

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  31. This experiment turned out fabulously Brenda, wish mine did, they usually end up in the bin, lol. :)
    Lorraine

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  32. Beautiful card, love the background

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  33. Wow!! A wonderful card!! Love the entire background, especially the mosaic tiles & burlap border.

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  34. A really lovely card Brenda.
    Mags
    x

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  35. Great card!! Fantastic tones!!

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  36. how are you brenda, i have been off from blogland, your card was a warm welcome to me, beautiful tiled diamond shape and lovely card

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  37. Beautiful & unique--love this, Brenda!

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  38. This is beautiful!Love the colors and the diamond shape!Great winter image!
    Have a wonderful day,Brenda!
    Hugs and smiles,Kari :)

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  39. You made a wonderful card Brenda. I like how the image stands out, even though the background isn't plain white.I think the mosaic pattern for the card was a great idea. It looks awesome!
    Hugs! xx

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  40. Gee whiz, this is so lovely Brenda, you always seem to come up with the most amazing ideas, I love it!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  41. Lovely card with a beautiful image and super colours.

    Pat xx

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  42. This is lovely, and I love those background diamond cuts and how you have don them!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  43. Beautiful card Brenda a you've got such a brilliant imagination...gorgeous colours too

    Anne

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  44. How wonderful your experiment turned out Brenda. Love the background and the diamond shapes with the lovely Flonz stamp. I'd go for the mulled wine and I can bring along another bottle or two just in case supplies run short! xx

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  45. Stunning card Brenda, my eye was immediately drawn to the beautiful scene.

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  46. I really love the results of your experiment Brenda - the delicate Brusho "tiles" are so lovely, and it's great how those colours are echoed in the shading of the image. Gorgeous card!
    Alison xx

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  47. Beautiful card Brenda, I love your creative background and the lovely little winter scene.
    Jean x

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  48. Fabulous card Brenda, LOVE the background mosaic using the Brushos, brilliant idea and the colours carried through to the image look lovely.
    Avril xx

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