Saturday, 8 October 2016

More Autumn



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's my turn to choose the theme and I would like to see Autumn inspired work..............probably no surprises there as I always love working with Autumnal colours. Our sponsor is Digistamp Boutique.

I also have a share for the new Butterfly Challenge which I thought I would also pop the above card into the Playground where I've been missing for a week or two. The new Butterfly theme is Checkered and/or Cyan along with your Butterflies.

The starting place for my first card at the top was to mask a central circle and a sun on a piece of Fabriano 300gms cardstock and apply distress inks before removing the masks and then stamping the focal image and the little girl on the swing and sentiment, all of which are Inkylicious. Finally matted and layered onto the base card, a really quick and simple card to create. You will see a few acorns at the front of my photo, this year one of our Oaks has produced literally thousands of them and there is a carpet under the branches which crunch as you pass by to the hens.


My second card has a Pan Pastel background and the scene made with a mixtures of Sutter, Art Impression and Inkylicious stamps and a few hills added again with PP's after the images were stamped.


Now for my Butterfly and Playground share, I started out with an offcut of Fabriano and used distress crayons and water to create the background, next I stamped the Inkylicious sentiment and Fairy and was all set to use a new stencil for the checks but having done so not sure about it, it's called 'houndstooth check'  but doesn't look too much like it to me. I added some glitter to the Fairies wings and around the three little butterflies.

My Allsorts team mates have some lovely cards to inspire you again this week so I do hope you will pop over and take a peek and also join us this week.

53 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Love these creations Brenda, with the gorgeous designs and fabulous colours. Have a great weekend.xx {aNNie}

Valerija said...

Amazing cards. Love them all, but the first one is my favourite.
Valerija xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW WOW WOW you really know how to create magic with Stamps Brenda..love each one
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Three wonderful cards Brenda. I had to smile when the first one popped up on my feed as I thought it was one of mine, that must mean that great minds think alike! :). The scene in the second is fabulous and i love your choice of colours. Great choice of stamps and inks on your third card too. Enjoy your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Marianne said...

Your autumn card looks very striking with the bold orange, Brenda, while your other 2 makes are soft and pretty. Your houndstooth background looks fine to me and it's definitely a houndstooth pattern. The young man at the craft shop that i discovered in Heraklion was very excited that they would be getting some Pan Pastels soon, and if I was familiar with them. I told him I had not used them myself, but that i knew a blogging friend who uses them a lot.
Have a good weekend!
Marianne x

Shirley Chillman said...

Oh so not into fairies Brenda but the little sweetie on the toadstool is gorgeous. May convince me to buy some yet. Hope your weekend is going well?

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Craftyfield said...

You've chosen your mats so carefully for the first card that, although simple, it's strikingly beautiful. Your second is an enchanting scene, with your habitual deft touch. Your third is lovely too and I do believe it's houndstooth just a bit bigger than the ones we usually see in fabric. xx

Helen said...

I think it's been a while since I stopped by, blame Port Sunlight trips and spending money!! Today's cards are just gorgeous, as ever.

Di said...

Fabulous cards Brenda - all three of them! I do love your Autumn sentiment stamps you used and each card is a work of art in itself. The Playground entry is my fave - beautiful scene and such rich Autumnal colours as well.

Hugs

Di xx

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, your Autumn one is stunning, gorgeous colours and design. I rather like the houndstooth check stencil on your fairy card it's definitely different. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

ALI said...

Oh my lots of lovely inkinesss, love them all.

coldwaters2 said...

Another beautiful selection of creations Brenda full of so much wonder and delight I especially love the first one
hugs
lorraine x

Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! Totally stunning cards! I love them all! Gorgeous colours and superb inking xxx

Babs Watson said...

stunning cards Brenda, love them all but the first one is my favourite, just love the Autumn colours..

Enjoy your weekend
Hugs Babs :))

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous, gorgeous and very beautiful cards Brenda, love the softniss of the second card and the bright colours of the first.
Gr Karin

Robin said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the Autumn colors also...this is my favorite season. Hope you're doing well. Hugs, Robin

Carole said...

Three beautiful cards Brenda...love them all!

Crafting Queen said...

Three wonderful cards, love the bright colours on the first one. Have a great weekend.

Glennis said...

Love all the cards Brenda, especially the first one

Gerrina said...

I really like them all! But with my mindset on autimn that first one is my favorite this time! Enjoy your wekend!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Always an inspirational treat to visit your blog Brenda, lovely cards today as always with gorgeous stamping and inky backgrounds.
Lorraine

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very beautiful set of cards Brenda, they are all gorgeous with lovely colouring techniques.

Thank you for the kind comment, it means a lot.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sarah said...

My Word you have been a busy bee!! Love them all but the autumn inspired has to be my favourite. Like you I love autumn, the colours, the smells and nature's bounty in the hedges xx

Andreja L. said...

Brenda, you made three wonderful cards; the first one is my favorite .-))
Enjoy your weekend, Hugs Andreja

Fliss said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and I too love the first one as the design is so classy and elegant.
Fliss xx

Lorraine said...

Stunning cards Brenda
Lorraine x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, the threes cards are beautiful. Love them all!
Hugs Carola

Sue - said...

A fabulous trio of cards Brenda, and all so different from each other.

Helene E said...

You have such wonderful sentiments!

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards Brenda. I especially love the first. The image is beautiful and I love the sentiment.
Hope you are well.
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Sharon. x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my goodness what wonderful cards Brenda, you first card is so bold and striking, I love the tree image and the design. The scenic card is beautifully designed and coloured, lovely images. And lastly the fairy card is magical, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

Sue said...

Such a beautiful selection of cards, your designs are always so inspiring.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous card and I really love the first one, rich vibrant Autumn colour, just glad the image is someone on a swing and not someone hanging from a rope!
Fabulous sentiment on the second one.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all really beautiful Brenda, you never make a bad card
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

All gorgeous cards but I do like the entry for my challenge the most. Perhaps the houndstooth check doesn't quite leap out for you as a lot of fabrics will have it in black and white but I can recognise it. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. I love the sparkle on those butterflies. Hugs Mrs A.

Lucy Woods said...

Oh Brenda you always stun with with your gorgeous scene cards! These are wonderful!
Lucy x

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, the inking in card one is magnificent! Great masking! Your cards are all gentle, peaceful, full of life, and beautiful! Wishing better days for you! XXOO

Greta said...

Your work is always gorgeous, Brenda--love these! The first one is so strikingly beautiful & the sentiment is fabulous! Love how you use the Pan Pastels for the second card--just gorgeous!

Wendy L said...

All so beautiful Brenda, back next week, xxxx

Judy Corner said...

Brilliant work as always Brenda. Judy x

Eva Olmo said...

Love these creations Brenda.It is always a pleasure to visit your blog.

Astrid Maclean said...

A fabulous collection!! You always manage to bend your colours so seamlessly! Each of them is a beauty!

Shirley said...

Three stunning cards. Your inking projects are always beautiful Brenda as are these cards.

Shirley

KandA said...

All three are beautiful Brenda. Love those autumn colours and the wonderful scene. Hope your health is improving xx

Linby said...

I love the first one the image is just wonderful, the others are just great too, loving the dogtooth background. Lynn x

Tina Z. said...

breathtaking!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Beautiful cards, love the second one, oldou my time of the year is summer :D I love when it is hot ...
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Mervi said...

All three so beautiful autumnal cards;-))m

Team Clark said...

I admire your ability to stamp a scene and it always turn out beautifully! Grand and exquisite cards. Hugs, Autumn

Barb said...

Three more amazing cards Brenda. You always create such lovely scenes. I love your sentiments. They're all so appropriate and I absolutely love your butterfly card. What a clever idea for the butterfly challenge. I love that background. Barbxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the scenery cards!! Lovely as always!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful.

Lou said...

They're all pretty but I absolutely love your autumn tree card with the birds coming out of the masked circle and the stunning colours! Lou x