Saturday, 7 May 2016

There's Magic in the Air at Allsorts



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week it's my turn to choose the theme which is 'There is Magic in the Air'. Our sponsor is Crafty Ribbons.

Before I tell you about my card, I need to let you know that on 21st May it will be our 7th Birthday at Allsorts and we will be having a bit of a celebration and a rather special prize, please feel free to grab the logo below and share on your own blog to help us spread the word.


My starting place as usual with my scenic cards was a piece of Fabriano, this one is 300gsm which is a nice weight for dry mediums which in this case are Pan Pastels. I masked a rather large moon and applied the PP's to get some background colours, then stamped the images into place, with the exception of the castle which is a pretty old wood mounted stamp with no name, all are Lavinia. After stamping with black archival ink I added more PP's to ground the fairy and behind the castle. I also added some shading the to castle itself, again with PP's. Some glitter, matting and layering and a coordinating ribbon.

There is lots of Magic in the Air over at the challenge blog so please do go check out what my teamies have made.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

50 comments:

vinita jain said...

What a beautiful magical scene! Love the soft colors in the background with soft pink shade hills, a scenic beauty Brenda!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Brenda
Stunning card... Very magical... A beautiful scene... Love it...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card Brenda, such a beautifu image, xxx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous magical card, Brenda...love the bow too!
xxx Margreet

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
Enchanting creation, love the stamps and design. Magical!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Craftyfield said...

Magical scene Brenda! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda this is beautiful I love that sentiment and the magical scene you have created a superb make
hugs
lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely magical card Brenda

Anne

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL AND MAGICAL card Brenda, mmmmm what can I use for this challenge...xx

ALI said...

Beautifully created scene.

walchowDesign said...

This scene brings one back to a fairyland! Beautiful work with the PP as always! Enjoy the good weather, Brenda!

cuilliesocks said...

OOOOH Fabulous card Brenda, it just shouts Magical to me and the sentiment verse is brilliant, fabulous colours too, Kate x

Lucy Woods said...

So gorgeous and magical! Love how you done the ribbon and buckle!
Lucy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love anything magical, especially fairies so this card really caught my eye. I love the way you have created such a dreamy, soft backdrop for your stamping. Talking of stamping I NEED that castle stamp! but I guess if it's an oldie it will be discontinued :( perhaps I can hunt down a similar one. Gorgeous colour combo and beautiful glitter details.
Enjoy your weekend and the glorious weather at the moment.
Lorraine

Gertrude said...

Brenda, die Karte ist wuuuuuuuuuunderschön
glg Gertrude

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing creation, Brenda. The castle looks so beautiful and I love the soft color you get from the pan pastels. Makes it look like there is mist in the air which is so perfect for magical scene. I still didn't buy any pan pastels, and I am going to have to look at them again. I know my local art store can order them. Those Lavinia stamps are so pretty too, not only the fairy, but I really love those flowers you used to create the scene. I might just have to check out Lavinia stamps too, I don't own any of their stamps!

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous card Brenda! It's just so perfect for this lovely challenge - and I do so love that sentiment!! How true :)

Hugs

Di xx

Gaby Dierx said...

Lovely!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Pat said...

Oh so gorgeous Brenda, love the beautiful castle image and all your foliage images, it all makes a lovely scene.

Pat xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda. I love everything about this card, especially the sentiment, and the matching ribbon just finishes it off perfectly. I've never used Pan Pastels myself but they look like they blend beautifully. Fabulous stamping as always, I love it :) X

Kath said...

A lovely magical scene - I love the colours you've used and that fab sentiment too!
Kath x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
eine Karte zum verlieben,ich mag ja Elfen sehr und du hast deine ganz zauberhaft in Szene gesetzt,
hab noch ein schönes Wochenende,
glg ulrike

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous scenic card Brenda, love the stamping, the fairy and the fab sentiment
Lorraine x

rachel said...

Beautiful work brenda and a wonderful theme ... love it. Hugs rachel x

Mervi said...

What a stunning fairytale card, gorgeous!
Sunny greetings;-))m

chrissy xx said...

Such a FABulous magical scene! Even your background is magical Brenda.
Such pretty ribbon too.
Chrissyxx

cebelica said...

This is one very beautiful and magical card. Great theme choice and wonderful card as an inspiration.
Hugs!

P.S. will mark the date on the calendar. ;)

jackiescrafts said...

What a beautiful card
Jackie x

scrAPpamondo said...

Che meraviglia!! Adoro sempre i tuoi lavori con le silouette e gli sfondi sfumati, sono come "quadri", veramente pezzi d'arte unici!! Questo è anche molto elegante!... e adoro questo tema! :D La fatina è splendida con le sue ali scintillanti e il castello è bellissimo, davvero magico. Grandioso background, sei una maga dei Pan Pastel (oltre che dei Brusho's! :D )!!!
Abbracci

Kathleen said...

Tip Top creation, great colours, images and love the sentiment, only thing wrong with the sentiment is that when ever I say No, no-one takes any notice.

Have a great week.

Kath x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Your stamping always makes me smile Brenda.
You are so talented. Love your work
Hugs Kelly xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful card Brenda, I love the scene and the sentiment
Kevin xx

Glennis said...

A fabulous scene card Brenda - it is so pretty

Greta said...

What a beautiful scene, Brenda!

Bad Kitty said...

love this card!
so pretty!
have a nice day
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, you create such wonderful scenes, cards with art for sure. This one is another beauty. Happy Sunday xxx

Jan Ltc said...

I love this pretty card Brenda. Lovely sentiment xx Jan

Robin said...

So very beautiful Brenda! I love the floral and fauna...what a magical scene. Hugs, Robin

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic sentiment to go with your dancing fairy! She is doing a freedom dance, right? Probably because she has pink, purple and blue highlights in her hair! She's happy because the castle is her crafting domain, and she is nearly there! Beautiful card, my friend! Hugs, de

Berina RGA said...

Such a pretty card!! Love the beautiful scenery. The bow is beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Gerrina said...

Such a beautiful scene; I enjoy these from you so much; you're a true artist in these style! Hugs, Gerrina

Mrs.B said...

You've created a beautiful scene for your fairy castle, love the colour shades, very dreamy.
Avril xx

Team Clark said...

Unfortunately I have never learned of this kind of magic! LOL! Too many thing to do and too little time. Beautiful and inspiring card Brenda! I just love it! Hugs, Autumn

Marjeta said...

Fabulous stamping. Looking forward to see another project of you.

Marjeta

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing card!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

susiestacey said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the castle stamp - not seen that one before x Susan x

Tracy Welham said...

This is beautiful! Adore that pretty ribbon. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Craftnut said...

Lovely card for the magic theme X

Merry said...

So beautiful Brenda and that bow is very elegant and eye catching.

Linby said...

wow! LOVE this - looks really magical.
Lynn x