Saturday, 9 February 2019

A frosty London morning


Morning Peeps, time for our new Allsorts challenge and this week I am your host. The theme I have chosen is 'Winter Sparkle' and this weeks winner will receive a bundle of all things sticky and sparkly from Stix2.

I have created a scene using a few Art Impression stamps, a skyline stencil and a sunray stencil stamping the scene first, adding soft shading with Pan Pastels then using a glue stick through the sun ray stencil, removing it and sprinkling glitter to create the illusion of sun rays..........making sure I washed the stencil quickly afterwards before the glue dried! My thinking it's London on a cold frosty morning but by all means let your imagination run where your mind takes you.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration my lovely teamies have on display.
 
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44 comments:

Helen said...

what a gorgeous card! can easily imagine it being London. hoping for 3 points today, mustn't let things slip!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what an evocative card, love it

Mervi said...

Fabulous winter scene in the city, lovely card;-))m

Craftyfield said...

Ah... a gorgeous early spring morning maybe? You should join us at Country View Challenge with this one (here: http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-2019-black-white-plus-one.html). Hope you are having a good weekend. x

Pat said...

Awesome card Brenda, the scene you have created is fabulous, I absolutely love it. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Wendy L said...

A beautiful scene Brenda, xxx

Sally H said...

A wonderful scene, Brenda! I love it! Gorgeous sunshine, of which we have a little today, although it is blowing a hoolie out there and I am worried I may take off! guessing you might have some of those biting winds in the fens too!

nnalorac said...

Beautiful card, Brenda, love the misty look. Carol xx

Leanne Harris said...

A perfect February early morning scene in the city Brenda. I love how delicate that stencilling is for those buildings, it gives this so much depth xxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

London works for me Brenda, I love the gorgeous scene you've made. It could almost be a little bit misty too with the buildings just beginning to peep through.

Sue xx

ellyscard creatief said...

A beautiful winterscene Brenda.

Linby said...

Fab winter scene - so atmospheric.

Gerrina said...

It's beautiful and gives me that cold-morning feel...glad I'm inside!
Here it is so windy that taking my bike and go out for some nescesarry shopping was no fun at all... I'm staying in the rest of the day! Enjoy the weekend!

Viv's Visuals said...

Wonderful B! x

Marianne said...

A wonderful scene, Brenda.
Hope your weekend is a good one.
Marianne x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Brenda great stamping.

Gr Karin

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, your design is amazing, I love the scene and the colours, Kate x

Carole said...

Beautiful card Brenda...love it!xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Very artistic Brenda. I love the trees against the skyline and like that you've kept your colours simple. Love the layout too x

Ellibelle said...

Really beautiful and frosty Brenda, love the soft colors you added with pan pastels. A wonderful winter scene! Reminds me bit of icy and windy Chicago Winters.

Sarah said...

Such an atmospheric card Brenda, I certainly get the frosty feel xx

Kathleen said...

A fabulous scene and love the black and yellow sonf the glitter on the suns rays.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card Brenda love the misty scene and sparkly rays
Carol x

scrAPpamondo said...

You are always the Queen of scenic cards, Brenda!! Great how you realized the illusion of the sun rays! The soft yellow makes the scene so sweet even if with the fog :) Amazing work!
Hope you health is going better!
Big hugs!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Clever idea to use the glitter that way, B. I didn’t know Art Impressions did scene stamps but then don’t own any of them so am not an expert!! 😆
Great card, and of course I totally LOVE the POPPIES below of course,
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous card Brenda and so evocative!! I would just love to sit on that bench wrapped up warmly and looking out pver the mist... gorgeous!!
Have a good week!
xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Great card. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Anesha

ALI said...

You do beautiful scene work Brenda!
Hope you're feeling better? x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wauw wat is dit een schuttende kaart .Het past mooi met het weer hier veel regen en harde wind.
Groetjes gerrie

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a fabulouse card Brenda it really does look like a frosty morning love the way the sun rays and the ghosted buildings in the background

Anne

Caty said...

So wonderful card Brenda !! Just amazing, I love this winter scene with the sun rays, it´s gorgeous !!
I wish you a very nice afternoon
Big hugs, Caty

Gail said...

Lovely card!
Hope you are well!

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card Brenda, the colours you've used do give a frosty look. It's a lovely scene.
Avril xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda what a wonderful atmospheric creation it is a work of art
hugs
lorraine x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous scenic card Brenda. Love the colours and the atmosphere you've created.
Lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card B, love that 'frosty' look..hugs.xx

Conny G. said...

Wow.. your card is fantastic! Really awesome!

Hugs,
Conny

KandA said...

Fabulous card Brenda and I love the scene you've created xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful caard Brenda. YOu made a lovely city scenery. Love the sparkle effect of the sunrays. Very good idea. Marlies x

Fikreta said...

very nice card!

Greta said...

Love the scene you created, Brenda--beautiful!

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous Brenda, it's looks just like a crisp winter's day. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Debbie said...

Wow, what a frosty scene you've created. Simply stunning. Hugs xx

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, this card reminds me of you. YOU are like a ray of sunshine, brightly warming everyone in your life, and always caring deeply about others, despite how you may be feeling at any given moment. Thanks for being an inspiration to me, both through your beautiful artwork, and just by being "you". Just as your card shows the sun and its rays, it always shows the ground reflecting that warmth in pale yellow. It seems when we bestow kindness, it rather permeates the area around the recipient! FANTASTIC card! hugs, de