Sunday, 7 January 2018

There's magic in the air



It's time for our  new monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Cold and Frosty Colours' and ' Something New'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both so every reason to come and join us. 

My Stamping Sensation piece at the top uses Lavinia stamps, my stating point was the create the moon which I stamped with second generation distress inks. I added the moonrays with a piece of torn paper..........I start at the top sponging each ray and moving downwards as you can then judge the distance between each......if you start at the bottom you are covering what you have already sponged. I then stamped the Fairies with Versafine black and grounded the large one with Pan Pastels and yes you've got it, another piece of torn paper! Next the flowers which I coloured in sparkle pens and finally again using second generating ink I randomly stamped the sentiment which is from Stamp Addicts followed by the leaves across the top. 



The starting point of my second Stamping Sensations creation was to colour the top section of a piece of Fabriano with distress inks and then bleach away some of the colour with a sponge to create the clouds. Next using versafine black I stamped a mixture of tress and leaves using Sutter and Art Impressions stamps, then added some soft colour with Pan Pastels and glitter to give a frosty feel.


My Penny Black share is an inky one, regular distress inks for the background, then some stenciling using a new stencil, three Butterflies from PB Social Butterfly set, all stamped with versafine black and coloured with distress pens the same colours as the background and sentiment from Happy Wishes, I used a post it note to mask so I could stamp the individual elements to break the sentiment into three pieces. Finally some wire antenna for the Butterflies and a few sequins.

Do pop over to the challenge blogs to see the wonderful inspiration my team mates have to share.

48 comments:

Craftyfield said...

Both brilliant scenes, Brenda. The snowy scene has the look of a Vintage watercolour painting, love it!

LesleyG said...

Beautiful works of art, love how you did the Rays and clouds, and always love fairies xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both gorgeous cards

stempelbavaria said...

Fantastic cards Brenda, love the scenes!
Have a nice sunday
x Daniela

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful scene cards Brenda.

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautifullllllllll Brenda
Gr Karin

gwen70 said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, adore the fairies

Leanne Harris said...

Super cards Brenda, we both have a great love for Lavinia, so delicate and pretty stamping and indeed both have a great love of butterflies too and your Penny Black card is superb! That lovely "dreamy" background, perfect colours and those beautiful butterflies make this a very fine make indeed! A great start to the new year and may it be a happy and healthier one for you xxxxxx

pinky said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I am drawn to those fairies and have now a lovely little collection going on which you started me on many years ago!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, I love how the fairies seem to be decorating the air with frost. I also love the bottom card too, its a fantastic winter scene.

Sue xx

Lynne K said...

Beautiful scenes, Brenda! I love the frosty colour palette, and more sparkle pens in evidence - I can see I definitely need some of those!

Happy new year,
Lynne x

Tracy said...

Two really wonderful creations Brenda, some fab techniques used, and magical serene designs.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous pair of cards, Loving those fairies, I'm biased toward anything fantasy/mythical :)
Lorraine

scrAPpamondo said...

Your amazing works are always full of inspirations!!!
LOVE the fairy card, such amazing scene with these liliac tones!!! Great work o the sun rays with the torn paper...!! Thanks for sharing!! Love the new Lavinia stamps!! And thanks for sharing also the way you made the clouds in the second card!
I have seen your Penny Black inspiration, gorgeous butterflies and great sentiment on that fab stenciled background!!
Hope you are well and warm!
Big hugs!

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the fairy one, great stamps and thanks for your explanation of the ray making. The other has a beautiful serene winter scene and you have used lovely stamps too. hugs, Marlies

Tracy said...

So sorry I just realised I didn't mention your Butterfly creation, a beautiful colour combo and lovely inky background.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

It looks like you're spoiling us for choice here Brenda with your three stunning cards. I love them all and I don't think that I could choose a favourite if I had to. I really like the cool colours and great stamping on the first two and I just adore the one with the butterflies. Yellow and purple is such a winning combination. Take care of yourself and I wish you a happy week ahead. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Ellibelle said...

Such amazing cards Brenda, love all the inky-ness and amazing colors. Might have to play along in the cold and frosty colors challenge this month, they are perfect for our current weather over here, although it did finally warm up a bit here in the midwestern part.

Crafting Queen said...

Three beautiful cards,great colours and techniques. Hope you and all your furry babies are keeping warm. Hugs Anesha

Glennis said...

Fantastic cards Brenda, I love them both

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my Brenda, what absolutely gorgeous cards, wonderful images and colours on all of them and amazing designs, Kate x

Joan said...

Three stunning cards Brenda, l, love them all, love how you did the moon rays and the lovely colours on all three

Joan x

Mrs A. said...

3 absolutely beautiful cards and I think I will be forgiven foe thinking made especially for me because of the content. I love them all. hugs Mrs A.

Sarah said...

These are wonderful Brenda and I love the frosty scenes, which I understand we are to see plenty of this week....brrrrrr!! xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous makes my friend. Was a happy bunny Friday but the news yesterday put a damper on things a bit albeit it wasn't unexpected. My attitude now is if he didn't want to wear our shirt then we didn't want HIM! Can only hope that FSG et al have a Plan B.... although we don't look too bad now with the new VVD! (Kop were all singing - 'Like a Virgil, Scored for the very first time'!!! Hilarious. (I preferred Liver Birds are GO!)x

Astrid Maclean said...

There's magic in the air and magic in your cards, - three fantastic beauties!!

Sally H said...

Three total stunners, Brenda! All so beautiful I just can't choose a favourite. Your sunbeams and bleached clouds look fantastic too. Gorgeous cards xxx

KandA said...

All three are stunning cards Brenda. Love the colouring and stamping on them all xx

linda said...

oooh, i love the purple with the silhouettes in the first two cards and the colours and layout of the pretty butterflies. thank you for inviting me to be a guest designer this month!

crafty-stamper said...

All fabulous cards Brenda love the scene and brilliant sky on the middle one
Carol x

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Both lovely images

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Brenda its a long time since I've paid you a visit but hopefully now I'll be able to catch up and see what I've been missing over the last couple of months...3 gorgeous card but my favourite has to be your butterly one...

Anne

Gerrina said...

Wow beautiful and magicalk scenes and then a card with butterflies aswell...all things I love and so beautifully done!! Hugs, Gerrina

Linby said...

Loving all these creations, especially the soft lilac tones. I love that Lavinia moon - it's a fab stamp isn't it.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards, beautiful Lavinia's and fabulous butterflies card;-))m

susiestacey said...

Three stunners Brenda, absolutely love the fairy one at the top - l think l will have a play this week and try some rays - the moon stamp is fab too. x Susan x

Lorraine said...

love your magical cards thanks for your nice comment on my card

Janice said...

Happy New Year Brenda, hope you are doing well and had a good festive period. Love all your inky cards, all so delicately coloured and looking lovely, Jx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards Benda, love the frosty scenes and the butterfly card is beautiful, lovely inspiration for both challenges.
Avril xx

ALI said...

Stunning work Brenda, love the scenes and the butterflies. x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your stamping is always so beautiful Brenda such a fest for the eyes!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designs and projects B. Thanks for your comments while I was absent and your stunning card which I received upon my return. Now I have a fabulous card to view each day xx.. Have a good start to the New Year.xx[aNNie]

Judith said...

Hi Brenda - Happy New year! I'm trying out my new resolution to be a better blogger and blog friend! As usual I'm not disappointed when i visit your blog! Such lovely cards - see you soon! hugs judith xx

Greta said...

You make such gorgeous scenes, Brenda & I adore the butterfly card--so artistic & beautiful! Hope the year is starting out well for you!

Pollard Carole said...

What a treat these are three amazing card I've just spent ages looking at the beautiful detail they are very special cards loving them Love and hugs Carole x

AlisonC said...

Lavinia stamps always look so fabulous. The rays add a touch of magic. Your cards are all so different but all wonderful.

Fikreta said...

oh those cards are so very nice!
hugs

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

What great cards Brenda. I like them all very much.
Hugs Carola

 
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