Saturday, 25 June 2016

Pink skies and magic rays


Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where it's my turn to host the challenge and I have some photo inspiration for the theme. Our sponsor is Sizzix. I also have some Chocolate Baroque shares for our 15 minute card posts and one for the June Rudolph Day challenge........I know shock, horror, I remembered well in advance.

I am so sorry that my visits are sparodic, but having a really bad week and again so pleased my DT work and posts are scheduled well in advance and I just need to add a few words here and there. In fact all of the cards in this posts were made weeks ago.

For my top cards I started with a masked sun and used ink dusters and a torn piece of paper and a mixture of distress and dye inks to create the sky and landscape, Inkylicious trees and sentiment and Penny Black bunnies all stamped with black archival ink.


My second Allsorts card is a fairy scene using Lavinia stamps, Pan Pastel and torn paper for the background and sun rays, or perhaps they are magic rays of light as there is no sun or moon in this one, I leave that to your own imagination. The fairies and toadstools are all stamped with black archival and the little flowers at the front and trailing ivy with distress markers direct to stamp.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog and see what my team mates have created and to check out the prize and inspiration photo.


My Rudolph Day card uses an Inkylicious tree scape stamp, I had only used it for summer cards but I thought it would work equally well for winter using the right colours. So I stamped it centrally and then repeat stamped either side to extend the scene, it's a really easy one to do this with as the land line is easy to match up. The colouring is all done with Pan Pastels and I added a few branches and thistles along with two Deer and of course the obligatory glitter and snow.


And here are a couple of my Chocolate Baroque cards, the one above has a background of Pan Pastels and CB Let Your Heart Sing stamped with black archival.



This one features CB Oriental Crane stamped with black archival ink over a Brusho background, some bullrushes and hanging willow catkins from CB Spring Foliage, this is probably one of my most used CB stamp sets as the elements are so useful for adding to scenic cards.


Pan Pastels again, sentiment from CB Words of Inspiration and floral scrolls from CB Butterfly Flourish  which I inked with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping to blend the colours.

Have a lovely weekend.

68 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Brenda.
    I hope you feel better sone.

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  2. Stunning cards, love them all. Sorry your are having a bad week, hope it gets better. Skipper is doing really well thanks for asking. Have a great weekend.

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  3. You have been such a busy bee again Brenda. What a lovely assortment

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  4. Ciao Branda, le tue card sceniche sono sempre meravigliose e sono le mie preferite!! Hanno sempre un feel di pace e tranquillità, le adoro! Grazie per le spiegazioni su come hai ottenuto questi effetti!

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  5. I love your scenic stamping! Amazing how many beautiful cards you are showing us today. I do hope you'll feel better soon. xx

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  6. Wow! Was für schöne Karten
    Eine wunderschöne Auswahl, so zart und fein und elegant.
    Bravo, toll gemacht!

    herzlichst Sophie

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  7. A gorgeous selection of cards. I hope you have a better week this next week
    Jackie

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  8. Beautiful Brenda, so many lovely scenes you have created! hugs :)

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  9. Such fabulous cards Brenda, wish I had your talent and imagination, so sorry you are having a bad week

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  10. Brilliant colours on your stamped cards B and I wish I could stamp as well...they are gorgeous. No not hot here with rain and wind, it's like ice.x..xx {aNNie}

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  11. amazing cards!
    love them all!
    have a nice day.
    here is so hot!

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  12. These cards are stunning Brenda, each and everyone!

    June x

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  13. amazing - this one word won't be sufficient to describe your works brenda. Hope all well over there

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  14. These are all so beautiful! I love all the scenes you created...so peaceful and calming. Always such amazing projects to me as I cannot do scenes like this yet. One day I'll learn I hope. I pray you will feel better soon. Hugs, Robin

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  15. What a gorgeous array of the most beautiful scenic cards Brenda, love them all and so sorry to hear you've had a bad week. Hope the next is loads better.
    Fliss xx

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  16. Wauw these are all gorgeous scenery cards Brenda. They all look great and I'm glad I don't have to make a choice in which is the best. Take care, have a nice weekend. hugs, Marlies

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  17. Oooh you are so talented Brenda...I never could master the art of creating backgrounds with inks and stamps...your posts are so inspiring! And sending virtual hugs your way and hoping your health improves
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  18. Totally wonderful cards Brenda - each one is a real delight! I love how you can imagine a scene and then make it happen!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  19. What wonderful cards Brenda, I love them all, amazing what you are able to do dispite your condition, your marvellous just like your cards, Kate x

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  20. So many gorgeous cards, Brenda! Loving your ink blending! My favourite one is the first card with the cute bunnies! Hope you have a great weekend and that you are feeling better soon.

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  21. Beautiful cards Brenda, especially the Rudolph Days card which is how I got here.

    Sue xx

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  22. What a fabulous selection of cards, Brenda! Every one is just beautiful.

    Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days DT hat on. Thanks for joining in the challenge - good luck!

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  23. You never cease to amaze me with your fabulous cards Brenda, love all of them. I really like that crane stamp, added it to my wish list.thanks for the reminder of Rudolph day, must get out the glitter ! Sorry to hear you are still unwell, hope things improve soon.

    Joan

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  24. Oh Brenda stunning you must have an amazing array of stamps all such really beautiful scenes and styles hugs cheryl xxx

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  25. Oh my what a set of cards, all so pretty and beautiful;-))m

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  26. All gorgeous cards. Love those bunnies on the top card. I'm going to a raft fair on Saturday and my list of wants and needs is growing by the minute. Must have hose bunnies. BTW I ordered some of those there Aylesbury ducks for the playground and they don't come potty trained!!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  27. My oh my Brenda, you really do create such stunning cards! Beautiful scenes and all so very different, I love them all. Hope you're feeling better soon, take it easy. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  28. Wowww Brenda beautiful cards! I love it!

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  29. These are all stunning, love them all.
    Lorraine x

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  30. Hi Brenda,
    what a very superb array of cards.
    The inking on each of them is ace, and they are all such wonderful designs.
    You have given me some inspiration to have a go again.
    So thank you.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  31. You do make the most beautiful scenes, Brenda! I really love the crane card & the snow scene with the deer is stunning!

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  32. Brenda I just love to see all your inky gorgeous cards.

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  33. Fabulous selection of cards and love all the silhouette images and scenes you created-hope you feel better soon
    Carol x

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  34. what gorgeous cards they all are. hope you feel much better very soon xx

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  35. Loving all these wonderful & so gorgeous scenes! The pinks were so soft & soothing, and the blues of the Rudy card - very icy. Of course the brusho creativity stole my heart..the colors looked so smooth, that first - thought this was sponging. What a delicate hand you have with the crystals. So much variety, color & the elements in each scene...oh my goodness. You definitely know how to create the scenery with so much depth & life. TFS & Hugs

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  36. To be quite Frank, oops capital F, must have been thinking about my Dad, not that I ever dared call him Frank.
    To be quite frank I really do not know where to start on commenting on these fantastic creations.
    Your Allsorts cards, love the way you have split them into that bolder colours and the paler colours, both stunning but totally love the pale one,
    Fab RD card, gorgeous wintery scene and the rest are all fabulous scenes too.

    Kath x

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  37. wow Brenda - your makes are so very stunning - absolutely beautiful work - I love them all - sorry to hear your health is still not so good - hope you're feeling better very soon! Hugs rachel x

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  38. Ohhhhh! Lovely set, Brenda! Each scene is pretty in its own right. I especially like that you have chosen very bright pastel colors for the beautiful scenery. The first two are so fully feminine! Gorgeously done! Hugs, de

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  39. Beautiful images on all of the cards! Amazing colors

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  40. Oh wow Brenda, what an amazing collection of cards, they are all so dreamy in their soft colouring, just stunning and gorgreous. My absolute favourite is the crow one with that brilliant sentiment. Happy Sunday and big hugs! xxx

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  41. Wow Brenda these are all absolutely fabulous, I think I need to come to your house for some crafting classes
    Kevin xx

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  42. These are a wonderful set of cards all are just amazing its hard to decide on any one you are so talented. I hope you have a better week health wise take care love and hugs Carole x

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  43. Wow Brenda your cards never fail to make me smile. Such stunning pieces of art and inspiring. I love them all. Sorry to hear you're having a rough time with your health. I hope things start to pick up soon for you Hun. Thinking of you. Apologies for not commenting lately but I'm still recuperating after my op. Take care lovely lady. Big hugs xxx

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  44. Wow, Brenda! All stunningly beautiful! I love them all! I've finished my last report so will try to join in this week!

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  45. Wow lots of gorgeous cards, I love how you create scenes. I hope you are feeling better soon, take good care xx

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  46. Beautiful cards Brenda!! I'm always amazed at your scenery cards!! Hope you feel better soon!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  47. A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, and all with beautiful sceens and skies.
    Hope you're feeling a bit better now.
    Avril xx

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  48. Wow Brenda - what a gorgeous, gorgeous array! Truly beautiful. I hope that this week is much kinder to you. Warmest hugs, Nicola x

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  49. Wowwwwwwwww Brenda, so many beautiful cards. Die gefallen mir alle sehr gut. I like them all.
    Hugs Carola

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  50. Wow Stunning selection of creations Brenda the tecniques you use to create such awesome scenes is wonderful I love them all.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  51. Beautiful cards Brenda, such a lot of inking and stamping going on here. I hope you feel better soon.
    Lorraine

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  52. These are beautiful. I just love the scenes you create on your cards.

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  53. Stunning cards, Brenda! I am always so honoured when you play along at my Rudolph Days Challenge as I know your time is limited as you are in demand with your design team commitments, etc.
    I was so happy to read your name on the entries and you were even first!
    Your Fudolph dAys card is so pretty. I love the scene you created. Those deer live in a beautiful area, let me tell you!

    Your other cards are all wonderful. There were so many styles and so many beautiful images and sentiment too.

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  54. PS
    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph days Challenge.

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  55. Your stunning scenes are works of art, and make really special cards xxx

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  56. Simply gorgeous cards. You have created exceptionally beautiful scenaries

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  57. Such a wonderful scenic cards. Love them all.
    Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
    Hugs,
    Valerija - DT member.

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  58. Lots of lovely inspirational work here - my fav is the Christmas card, absolutely stunning.

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  59. Georgeus cards as always, luve the sentiment on the first one!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  60. What a treat to look at so many beautiful cards! Love the pink skies (by reading thought those couldn't work, but they do!) And the cards for CB are so great; my favo is the one with the crane; tranquil and sunny at the same time! Hugs, Gerrina

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  61. OMG so beautiful creations again and again ! It's a pleasure to come here !!!!
    Hope you're better ! ♥
    xx

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  62. Such a wonderful selection of cards, Brenda. Being a real sucker for Christmas cards all year long (and singing or humming Christmas tunes while I'm creating them), it's your Christmas card that really grabbed my attention. Love how you've captured the tranquility of a beautiful wintry morning. Wishing you better days.
    Marianne x

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  63. gorgeous scenery cards Brenda


    gr karin

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  64. I am still always amazed at the sheer volume of art you create, so quit worrying! Each of these cards showcases inked backgrounds so beautifully, I am amazed! Oh and happy, happy birthday to you!!! Big hugs, Autumn

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  65. you did so many beautiful cards. I love the scenery, which you created, are very realistic and at the same time a little fairy. I hope that this week is for you better.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  66. I just love your beautiful inked up scenes Brenda. They are truly lovely.
    Hope you feel better soon mate.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  67. Your cards are absolutely beautiful, fabulous stamping and the inky backgrounds are gorgeous!
    Chris
    x

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