Sunday, 6 November 2016

Robins and Poinsettias



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Add a Christmas sentiment' and 'Anything Christmas', I know they are much the same but it's a perfect opportunity to double up. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

My frame at the top is one of a bundle I bought cheaply and are really good to work with as the canvas board insert comes out of the frame to work with. I gave everything a generous coat of gesso, then the frame was covered with blood orange acrylic pain, dried, a think coat of crackle glaze smeared on with an old credit card and when that was dry a coat of an off white acrylic paint...........always love that part watching the cracks appear.

I stamped some PB ferns with versamark and heat embossed with detail gold powder. I painted the canvas insert with the same off white paint, more stamping with the same fern, then gold background stenciling and then the PB Holly. The poinsettias were stamped using distress markers direct to stamp and the cut out with the coordination PB die. Finally a PB sentiment. The Poinsettias were cut from snippets of Fabriano so I am going to pop over to the Playground with his one.


My Stamping Sensations piece uses more PB stamps and distress markers, I just inked the fence and trees to the left of the image as I wanted to add some larger branches (using the same stamp as the frame above) to the top right of the scene. I then stamped two little PB birds and coloured them to look like Robins, a PB sentiment, Pan Pastels for shading and then a splattering of white frantage.

I do hope you will join us at the challenges this month.

60 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How beautoful, that crackle frame is gorgeous and love the robin card

Craftyfield said...

I love your frame Brenda, both the crackle and the Poinsettia are gorgeous! Your Penny Black snowy scene... perfect image of a winter's day, very nearly photographic. Another stamp I'd love to own! Have a great Sunday, xx.

Dora said...

Stunning creation and card, Brenda! Great are both made.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A super, distressed frame with a beautiful stamped image inside, this will look fabulous hung on the wall Brenda. You have such talent for creating these beautiful scenes as in your second piece and I love the Frantage you've used to give that snowy feel.
Lorraine

pinky said...

Two beautiful projects Brenda, but that frame takes the biscuit! Just gorgeous! Have a lovely day x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous projects Brenda, I love the frame and the stunning makeover that you've given it. I also love the snowy scene at the bottom. You create amazing work even with your disabilities.

Sue xx

Pat said...

Two absolutely stunning makes Brenda, the frame is gorgeous with all the crackle glaze and I love the beautiful scene you have created on your second, you do create such wonderful Christmas scenes. Enjoy your Sunday.

Pat xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a treat for my eyes on a Sunday morning :) Your frame is a real beauty Brenda and the Poinsettia looks so real, it's fabulous. I love your second card too. It's such a tranquil, snowy scene and it really captures the feel of winter. I've admired this stamp so many times and each time I see it, I always looks completely different. I think it's definitely one for my wish list. Have a lovely Sunday Brenda. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Whisper said...

Both are gorgeous hun, Luv Sam x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful work Brenda, the frame is gorgeous, love the colours and those blooms are so pretty.
Wonderful Christmas scene on you second card,lovely sparkle, Kate x

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful creations!! The frame is so pretty with a vintage look!! The poinsettia is lovely!! The scene you have created in the second card is lovely!! Love the robins!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, Gorgeous frame with canvas and card. I love how the poinsettia turned out, at first I didn't realize it's the same stamp that I used recently. I already looked for the matching die, but didn't find it... must try again. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, I searched further and found the die, I've ordered it :) Thanks for the inspiration! xxx

Joan said...

I love your frame Brenda, lovely Christmas piece and your card is lovely with the little Robin and the winter scene

Joan

Karin van eijk said...

2 gorgeous cards you have made again Brenda.
love the design of the first card
Gr Karin

ALI said...

Beautiful creations Brenda.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what beautiful creations...soo soothing and so festive
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Marlies said...

You allways make such beautiful elegant creations Brenda. I love the canvas and your card has a lovely nostalgic Christmas look. The frantage gives it a lovely snow effect. hugs, Marlies

Gerrina said...

That is a fun way to work with an insert! The frame looks great; love the crackle!
And your scene is awesome again! Beautifully soft...
Hugs, Gerrina

Mervi said...

Gorgeous frame and a lovely card;-))m

Petra L said...

Wow Brenda, how beautiful is that? Love it.

Hugs, Petra

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm in love with your frame, Brenda!! Such a fabulous make!! Amazing cracled edges, stamps and poinsettia! A truly piece of art! I pinned it https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485440502/
These little robins in the snow and the natural scene of your card are very beautiful, too!
Hugs

Greta said...

Well, you've left me speechless today, Brenda! The frame is what I want hanging on my wall & that card should be framed, too! Good thing I won't be crafting today--can't imagine making anything close to these!

Glennis said...

Totally gorgeous projects Brenda, crackling is so much fun!

Di said...

Oh B! This is such a fabulous snippets make - along with your card as well. As Alice says above (she stole my words!) - it's art!! Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground, I know you're soldiering on and it's uphill most of the way.

As for sitting in loungers dabbling our toes in the Caribbean, sounds like pure bliss - I can be packed in the wink of an eye! Ah, but 'who carries who' to the plane - I know, we nab one of those buggies and whizz along like Thelma and Louise :)

Take care and I hope it's not too long before you feel an upturn and are leading the Playground Gals in mischief once again. Parsnip is missing his 'partner in crime'!

Hugs

Di xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty frame, Brenda! I've never made anything like this so I'm in awe! I wouldn't know where to start! Your robin card is gorgeous - such a peaceful scene - the added snow is so pretty!

Robin said...

These are beautiful! I love the crackle frame! Your Christmas scene is stunning!! Hugs, Robin

Judy Corner said...

Oh WOW! Fabulous! Judy x

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love them both! The scene is just wonderful with those little robins!

Babs Watson said...

Your frame is so beautiful Brenda with all the lovely stamps you have used, I love your robin card and the lovely winters scene you have created, you can almost feel the snow falling..

Hugs Babs x

rachel said...

beautiful work Brenda - that frame is stunning - love it. Both pieces are fabulous x

KandA said...

Oh my Brenda what a masterpiece. Your frame is so beautiful as is your card. I blame you for my ever growing need of Penny Black stamps xx

Sue said...

These are stunning Brenda, I adore your designs and the soft festive colours are perfect.
Take care, Sue xx

Marjeta said...

Fantastic frame. Love crackle look. And card...wow.

Marjeta

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous frame-great crackles and beautiful poinsettia and fern stamps-gorgeous Christmas card and love the Wintry looking scene
Carol x

Sarah said...

Poinsettias and Robins...a perfect Christmas recipe!! That frame is beautiful Brenda and I would actually frame and keep the card it's that gorgeous!! xx

Fliss said...

Really love your gorgeous frame Brenda, the crackle looks fabulous and the poinsettias so pretty. Lovely card too.
Fliss xx

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda, especially love the frame card.

Kath x
O, that doesn't mean I don't like the other one 'cos I do. xx

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

so pretty cards!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both beautiful Brenda I love the robins, those poinsettia with that fabulous cracked frame look wonderful
Kevin xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are both fabulous. I love the simple layout of the card and lovely scene for the birdy.

Ellibelle said...

What beautiful creations Brenda, loving each one of these! I think it's about time for me to ink up the trees and fence stamp, had it for a while now and not touched yet...thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Donna Ellis said...

You do such lovely artwork, Brenda. These are soft, peaceful... I can "hear" the snow silently falling... you know that sound of silent beauty? Incredible, B. Hoping all is well for your family, and that you have begun feeling more comfortable. XOXO

coldwaters2 said...

What a beautiful frame Brenda I love the distressed look also the gorgeous stamps you have used it looks amazing, your card is also gorgeous full of delight, take care
hugs
lorraine x

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous examples of your talents B! (And I am soooooo in lurve - the man is a genius!)
Mrs K. x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

The frame is amazing, looks so great with that cracle part and the card is so lovely!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Shirley Chillman said...

Beautiful Brenda, can you believe whilst home I bought six of these frames to use with my class. Great minds.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Team Clark said...

WOW Brenda! That reverse canvas/frame is so gorgeous! I love this stamped/die cut poinsettia, I would love to have that set. What a great shape. PB poinsettias are always my favorites. Big hugs, Autumn

Carole said...

Beautiful and stunning...love your scene on your card and the frame is lovely too!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, these are 2 beautiful projects.... wonderful!
Hugs Carola

Gail said...

Just gorgeous Brenda!
Hope you're well!

linda said...

wow, brenda, the frame is a gorgeous and creative art piece and the card is so serene and lovely in the colours you've used.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful job on Both!!! :)

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh so gorgeous. These remind me of the cards my grandma used to give me when I was a child! These are so lovely. You are so talented

Paper Profusion said...

Both are fabulous Brenda - you are sooo gifted! I'm starting to look forward to Christmas now as I'm blog hopping today, love your traditional makes. I hope that all is as well as can be with you. Nicola x

Lynne K said...

Love them both, Brenda. The frame is so elegant, and the card is simply beautiful. x

MaryH said...

Can you hear me going OOOH! Loved #1 with the wonderful blaze of the poinsettia. Your frame treatment is just so lovely with the holly & poinsettia. But #2 made me really swoon with this winter robin scene. So gorgeous. Love the ideas you've used to transform the frame into such a masterpiece. TFS & Hugs.

Linby said...

Love the frame - so elegant and I like watching the crackle paste too. Great card, love how you changed part of the image for another stamp.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I have to say this is one of those times when there aren't exuberant-enough adjectives in the English language to say about your two creations, Brenda! You have me completely in love! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracy said...

I love your traditional scene with the Robins, two fabulous cards.
Happy crafting
Tracy x