Saturday, 2 December 2017

A late blooming Hydrangea



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week I am your host and the theme is 'Thank You'. I though it would be the prefect opportunity to get a few cards ready for after the Christmas festivities. Our sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique and my card at the top used their pretty new Hydrangea image.

I printed the image out twice and cut out one to decoupage after colouring with Spectrum sparkle pens, but before adding the second layer I flicked some watery ink onto the base card and stamped the sentiment which is Penny Black.


For my second card I masked a piece of Bristol vellum cardstock as well as a big sun and used Pan Pastels to add the colour, then a mask and DI's to sponge on the sunrays. Finally using Versafine black I stamped the trees which are from Inkylicious as are the birds, the sentiment which is Penny Black and finally my Labrador which I had made many years ago by an on line company making custom stamps.

Many thanks for popping in today and I hope you will join us at Allsorts this week and also please do pop over to the challenge blog to see what my teamies have made to inspire you.

24 comments:

Craftyfield said...

It's funny, as soon as I saw your scene I was thinking it was your labrador! Having your very own stamps is great, I have a few too although I don't seem to use them much nowadays... Both cards are lovely Brenda, as usual... Have a great weekend. xx

Shylaa Shree said...

both the are cards are simly amazing brenda.cute lab stamp

aussie aNNie said...

Two beautiful cards B, and the second one looks like our labs for sure...xx[aNNie]🎄

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, beautiful hydrangea on the first and I love the dog silhouette on the second, looks like he's pondering what to do. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Craftychris said...

Both these are gorgeous! The hydrangea is so pretty and I love the wonderful scene with the fab Labrador and those glorious sun rays! xxx

Babs Watson said...

Love the hydrangea there one of my favourite flowers I love the big blooming heads they show off, this looks beautiful against the white background, love the ray of sunshine reflecting on the field see one of your babies are there too just so beautiful.
Have a good weekend
Hugs Babs x

Linby said...

One of my fav flowers and I love the CAS composition for it. Great scene card and I just love the doggy standing bold in the foreground.

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, wonderful coloring on the first one and love the 3d effects of the flowers. Gorgeous scene on the second one with beautiful colors and how fun to have your own dog stamp made!

Ellibelle said...

Also, loving your new blog banner. Not sure when it was changed but I just noticed it. Such a wonderful sunset scene!

ALI said...

Love the Hydrangea and the gentle splatter background, also as usual love your scene card.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Both cards a lovely Brenda, beautifully designed as always.
Lorraine

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda.
2 zauberhafte Karten zeigst du uns heute,die mit dem Hund gefällt mir besonders gut,liegt wohl daran das der Hund wie mein Rufus aussah,
hab einen schönen 1. Advent,
LG Ulrike

Lorraine said...

It's not often that I can look at one of your gorgeous cards and say...'snap!'. Love the way you've decoupaged the pretty flower. A fabulous scenic second card too.
Lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Two great cards again, altough my favoriyte is the hydrageana-card; those dlowers are beautiful... Wish you good luck next week and a good weekend!

Astrid Maclean said...

Both are wonderful, my favourite is the second one, that sun looks amazing!! Whenever I see your cards using Pan Pastels I keep thinking I should invest in some more colours, the card you make with them are always so stunning!

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda, love the way you have used the stamp twice and decouped some the flowers, give a nice depth to the card.
Gorgeous scene on the second card and some super images.gorgeous colours.
Have a good week.
Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two very different but equally lovely cards

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards love the hydrangea image and the splatters -and great scene on the 2nd one
Carol x

Greta said...

How neat to have a labrador stamp! Beautiful scene & love that it's just in the masked area! That hydrangea is stunning, Brenda, & so is the card! Love the splatters & sentiment, too!

Fikreta said...

So beautiful cards!
Hugs

Leanne Harris said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, the first one is beautiful but my favourite is of course the second one and why? - because it's a perfect scene with the beautiful dog on it!!!! What a wonderful stamp to have made! xxxx

Wendy L said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorale hydrangea with the decoupaging, it looks very dimensional! Love the sunrays on your fab scene and that labrador looks just stunning! Great colors, your scenes always make me feel good!
Big hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, beautifully designed and coloured, couldn't choose a favourite, love them both Kate x