Sunday, 7 October 2018

Shades of Autumn and new Kim Moody stamps


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Shades of Autumn' and 'Autumn Splendour'.............I know, I know, not too much thinking went on there on my part but I adore crafting with the wonderful colours of the season and I know most of my team mates do as well as all their lovely samples show. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both. 

Lots of lovely warm Autumnal colours on this one, I first stamped the PB fence and masked it before stamping the tree inking the stamp with Distress Markers and using my Timmy stamping platform so I could build up the colours. Next I stamped the birdies, extending the wire with a black pen and adding another single bird.....Billy no mates.......leaves and flowers and the little Deer.

And that little fellow could be the one living in our paddocks, we often have Muntjac's crossing the paddocks but this year one seems to have taken up permanent residence and since mid August has been brave enough to come down from the hedgerows and feed on the windfalls in the orchard.
Hubby and I sat watching it the other day and were discussing how blessed we are to be able to watch wildlife from our own living room. We have so many different creatures within our grounds, Rabbits, Hares, Hedgehogs, Squirrels to name but a few and a wide variety of birds and always thank my dear Dad for teaching me an appreciation of all that Nature has to offer.
I always like a floral wreath and the Stamp Addicts leaves lend themselves to this very well. I cut a circle aperture and used foam pads to raise it and placed over the sentiment which is heat embossed with detail copper powder, then stamped the leaves onto card inked with Distress Oxides and again heat embossed. After cutting out I fixed around the aperture and added a bow if some Autumnal ribbon which I have had for years...........there's not much left on the reel now so I will go sparingly with it.
I also wanted to share one of my creations using the new Kim Moody stamps that Lesley launched on Hochanda TV this week. I was a lucky girl being sent the new stamps to play with and had such a fun time with them. Kim is an artist who sketches real life and puts his own slant on to images which as you can see gives a lovely quirky feel to them. His stamps are being made by Chocolate Baroque so are excellent quality and you can buy them now from Chocolate Baroque , they sold out very quickly on the launch show.

This one was a bit of inky indulgence, an Oxide background with some script from an old book, stamped the house and gave it a bit of a colour wash with DI's, stamped some CB fungi and sentiment, some random stencilling and a chipboard tree (gift from another treeaholic friend). Mounted onto corrugated, a couple of eyelets and some string to hang.

Lots of lovely prizes to be won again so please do come and join us.
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36 comments:

Leanne Harris said...

Fabulous makes as always and I totally understand your love of nature and having it in your back yard! With our woodlands, it's such a pleasure to watch all that goes on in it and I also like simply feeding the garden birds too! xxxx

Marlies said...

Gorgeous creations as allways Brenda. All three look realy great. Well designed and lovely stamps used. It must indeed be very nice to live in the country and see all kinds of wild life. Marlies x

Wendy L said...

A beautiful selection of cards Brenda, I do wish I could get into stamping more. I have lots but seldom use them.
Ive never heard of a muntjac before but you must live in a beautiful part of the country. xxx

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, this is totally your season. I had to google the odd animal, never seen - but thanks, now I know!
We have little deers and big deers just in the corner.
Writing this and watching the birds on the lake, they are gathering for migration,
another nature girl here;-))m

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome selection of Autumnal cards Brenda the tree on the first one looks like it is so real and alive, the wreath on the second one is lovely and simple design the third is fabulous and quirky looking brilliant work
hugs
lorraine x

Sarah said...

Another fabulous selection of projects Brenda. The tree on the first is majestic!! xx

Pollard Carole said...

More wonderful projects such fantastic Autumn colours and such gorgeous ribbon You live in a wonderful place and thank you for sharing your photo its delightful.Have a great week Love and hugs Carole x

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning work, Brenda, though I particularly love the top one - and the bottom one - fab colours on that one! Of course I love your wreath, too, lol - I just can't choose a favourite.

You really ARE so blessed to have muntjacs in your orchard and to be able to watch them - as well as all the other critters. Isn't nature amazing? I used to have a tiny garden but it was always filled with birds of all varieties - possibly because of the amount of food I put out, lol. I sometimes miss that, although I love where I am now.

Thank you for the inspiration AND the wonderful themes.

Cath x

Viv's Visuals said...

Loving the Kim Moody stamps - was saving for next week but now being sent elsewhere so it's going to have be online order.
Wonderful array of Autumness B. x
(Am hibernating today!)

Helen said...

How lucky are you! the cards are fabulous and like you, I love autumn and her gorgeous colours. fingers crossed for a good display later!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Linby said...

A gorgeous scene as always - love the wreath and the last one with the quirky stamps.

Ellibelle said...

Your cards are just beautiful Brenda, love them all, but maybe this time the one that stands out to me most is the last one, I love the whimsical house with the mushrooms and the background is just amazing!

Yes you are very blessed to be able to enjoy wildlife right from your window and then with the beautiful scenery all around. We have lots of squirrels and rabbits here in our backyard so I get to see them right outside my window, but living in the city we're surrounded by other homes and don't get that amazing view you are having. But very thankful for the cute critters that drive my cats insane.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful Autumnal makes Brenda, they are all gorgeous especially the photo of the lovely little Muntjac, we have loads of these lovely little dear living near here and they can often be seen wandering the street of the estate at night and grazing on the green areas.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful selection of cards Brenda, all beautifully designed and coloured. Beautiful little deer, how lovely it comes into your garden, Kate x

ALI said...

Beautiful selection again Brenda x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous cards and photo Brenda. I know how much you love Autumn and it is clear to see when you look at your beautiful autumnal creations. Enjoy the season. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

crafty-stamper said...

Love the glorious Autumn tree on the first card--beautiful wreath on the next--brilliant background and love the quirky house on the last one
Carol x

Carole said...

Beautiful cards Brenda...I can't keep up with you...so productive...and beautiful creations. How lucky you are to be able to sit in your lounge and watch nature in all it's glory. have a good week xx

pinky said...

I love your beautiful cards today Brenda!! I think Autumn is a time of year when we can all feel very blessed to be able to witness the beauty of nature. But for sure, you and hubby are truly blessed to have that beautiful creature outside your window!

scrAPpamondo said...

You are really blessed being able to watch wildlife from your home! You can see a lot of different animals and also the deers! Wow!!! And surely wildlife inspires your Art! Love so much the first scene with that big tree, the birds and the deer, such warm and vibrant colours! The sun is just magnificent!
Beautiful wreath with those different leaves and the warm bow to frame that wonderful sentiment!
The hanger is delightful too, love the delicate colours combo and that little wonky house remember me some of those old italian country houses...there are some as this in my zone! Love the artistic background and the dimensional tree!
Today Autumn finally seems arrived also here: it's cold and cloudy, and this evening is raining. Soil, plants and all the wildlife say thanks for the rain! :)
Big hugs!

Kathleen said...

What a fantastic tree and a really beautiful card.
A great Autumn wreath and a super card too with the cute little house.
How fabulous to see all those creatures all we get is b----- cats.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous post and gorgeous display...love the little cute nature popping around you.xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous makes Brenda, I think Autumn is a lovely time of the year and the first scenic card captures this. How lucky you are to have the Muntjac's in your area, he's so beautiful, lets hope he stays close for a while longer.
Avril xx

nnalorac said...

All gorgeous cards Brenda, love Autumn colours, love the autumn scenic one, make me think of being out and about taking the beautiful countryside in, a great pick me up I always think. Carol xx

Greta said...

I love autumn colors, too & wow--what beautiful examples you have here!

Gerrina said...

A beautiful scene; you know how to combine your stamps! And that is my favorite. The houses are funny and the wreath fits the season so beautiful! Seems we are heading towards some warm days again; this year is so warm here... Hugs, Gerrina

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful projects, loved them. What a special resident you have, lucky you. Hope your fury baby is all better now.

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

WOW WOW WOW, what fantastic cards! Fabulous makes Brenda.
Hugs Carola

susiestacey said...

Stunning makes as always Brenda.
Nature is a most beautiful thing and l too feel very blessed living in such a beautiful place and the wonderful wildlife we get - love watching the little red squirrels dashing around. x

Berina RGA said...

These cards are so pretty, Brenda!! I love those leaves wreath! So so pretty.

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely Autumnal cards, Brenda -- you always have such a beautiful way of integrating color, Nature, and a bit of whimsy in your creations. Thanks for sharing your wildlife photo - isn't it a shame that we marvel at their appearances in our life, rather than seeing them as a natural state? I hope he takes up residence and settles into the good life on your estate. Beautiful! hugs, de

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous selection of cards,Brenda.Especially the first one.I do follow you for a long time.That's why I couldn't became a follower :)

Gr,Sylvia

Fikreta said...

so very nice cards!
oh its so fun to watch wildlife from our living room!
hugs

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh yes you are indeed very lucky to see wildlife. Though I stay in the city I am also always grateful that birds visit my home!!

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Mrs A. said...

Love your selection of cards. We have a field of Alpaca's just down the road. When The Doc cycles past he always stops to count them .
Hugs Mrs A.