Sunday 7 July 2024

Tropical paradise v Wintertime


Morning everyone, time for new challenges at We Love Stamping where our theme is Sand and Sea as selected by Faith. At Stamping Sensations a change to how we do things and it's Anything Goes with an option for those who like a challenge, this month the option is Christmas in July. Prizes come from and Craft Stash and AALL and Create.

Above a Penny Black stamp I've had for a very long while called Paradise (40-691), I created the sky with pans pastels before stamping the image using Distress Markers direct to stamp, added sand and sea again with Pan Pastels and a fence using a really old stamp of which I have no idea of name or make other than it was purchased in America. The sentiment is from Inkylicious.


Here I've used AALL and Create Robin and Nuthatch (690) and Jolly Elements (560), an inked and stencilled (Evergreen 159) background, Robin and Poisettias stamped again, cut out and decoupaged. A moonlight gelly roll pen to add dots to create a circle, a few garden twigs, twine and finito. 

I am popping over to the Snippets Playground with this one, the Robin, Poinsettias and woeds are all stamped onto snippets.

37 comments:

Marjeta said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Super stamping.

Aquarius said...

Summer and Winter all on one page - two great cards for the stamping challenges. The little robin is sweet

meg said...

I can imagine standing in the beautiful beach scene absorbing the warmth and peaceful atmosphere,it's a stunning card.

Love your robin and poinsettias too

KarinsArtScrap said...

you have made 2 gorgeous cards Brenda............gr karin

Pauline C said...

Love both these cards Brenda, the summer scene looks really artistic with gorgeous shades for sea and sky, and I love the soft watercolour stamping of the palm trees. Beautiful second card too … that robin is one of my favourites and I love how you sat him on the twigs
Pauline xx

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous peaceful and serene scene you've created on the first card! I'd like to be there watching the sun come up over the water. I love the matching envelope too. Your snippets make is great too with that cute little robin perched on the twigs. I like that circle of dots you created too. NJ on both cards.

Linby said...

A wonderful atmospheric first card, would love to walk right into that scene. Just love the way you've used the A&C robin on this beautiful Christmas card.

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards,love the very atmospheric"wish I was there" beach scene and love the beautiful Robin perched on the twigs.
Carol x

Chris said...

A tropical beach paradise, I can just imagine walking along that beach, watching the sunset and enjoying the solitude and lovely cool sea breeze after the heat of the day...
Beautiful Christmas card, cute robin, clever design to create the wreath effect.
xx

Lynne said...

Both super cards Brenda, but I am in awe of your beautiful beach scene, so clever x

pinky said...

Oh I crave the beach now Brenda. That card is absolutely gorgeous! I love your Christmas robin too. You can't have Christmas without at least one robin!!

Gail said...

The first card is so beachy!
Would love to be there in a little hut right on the beach!
The twigs and twine are a wonderful addition to your Christmas in July card!
Hope you are well!

Sarn said...

LOVE the scenic "beautiful day" card. Full of sunshine!

The Christmas cards is just lovely with that sweet robin.

Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. See you up in the treehouse later. xxx

Ellibelle said...

So impossible to choose a favorite this time around, they both are simply beautiful!

I've been having several scene stamps from Penny Black on my wish list for years but I do have one and have a hard time with it (using it) so I have not gotten any of their others. You really are making me wanting to give them another try with that gorgeous summer sunrise scene.

Sandra H said...

Both cards Brenda are wonderful x

Wendy L said...

Great contrast cards, Winter and Summer. Wonderful cards Brenda, x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. The first one, I wish I could be beamed up and placed there, with no booking flights or packing! The second one is equally gorgeous, I love Christmas and Robins. I am still waiting for Summer, it will soon be Christmas before we know it.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda I love that beach scene it looks so inviting and so tranquil the festive one is perfection I so love the Robin as a feature at Christmas the design and added touches are brilliant

hugs
lolo x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, love the tropical beach scene, just wish I was there!
Love the Robin perched on the twigs and the poinsettia looks beautiful.
Avril xx

Fikreta said...

very beautiful cards.
sending hugs

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Che posto splendido, come vorrei essere lì!!! Paradiso è il nome perfetto per quei timbri di PB e adoro davvero come hai costruito la scena con quelle sfumature meravigliose!! Il tuo uso dei Pan Pastels mi emoziona ogni volta! Una card sensazionale! E un sentiment perfetto!
Dall'estate al Natale, anche la card con il bel pettirosso AALL and Create e le poinsettias è vibrante e così dolce! Il cerchi di puntini collega benissimo il tutto, grazie per l'ispirazione!
Abbracci, buona Domenica sera!

Sarah said...

That's a lovely beachy scene Brenda and a lovely robin on the second. The tinsel in a tangle sentiment alwaus makes me smile!! xx

Liz said...

Two gorgeous creations, Brenda. I love how you've added the texture on the second card.
Liz xx

HilaryJane said...

your beach scene is truly reminiscent of a beautiful day. It seems like a long time since we enjoyed one here! It reminds me of our past trips to Florida. Your Christmas card is great too. I love how the dotty circle pulls the whole design together xx

EmmaT said...

2 Gorgeous cards and scenes, I think our weather is winter in July at the moment

kiwimeskreations said...

A gorgeous pair of cards Brenda - love your beach scene - that is beautifully done, and not your normal, style at all :)
Your floral/robin card is so sweet - your background is amazing
Blessings
Maxine

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda. I wish I was looking out that that beach scene right now. Love the Christmas card as well. Hope things are improving with your health. Hugs Anesha x

Di said...

Two gorgeous cards B! I love the switch of the Seasons - nice idea! Love the dear little robin on your delightful Christmas card - he's so cute!

Hugs
Di xx

Pat said...

Lovely sandy beach creation Brenda, wouldn't it be nice to be there now where there are no grey clouds or rain. Beautiful Christmas card too, lovely Robin image.

Pat xx

Dotty Jo said...

Such beautiful cards, Brenda, Jo x

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and fantastic stamping as always. Love the stamps too. Michelle x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love your dreamy sea scene Brenda, just so very lovely in every way. From Summer to Winter and a gorgeous Christmas card with the beautiful Robin and poinsettias. As always, fabulous work on both cards. x

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous pair of cards, Brenda and I particularly love the first one. I love the peaceful scene you created and thanks for reminding me about the pan pastels I have tucked away in a cupboard somewhere. They're tucked away because I could never get results like this with them!
Hope you are well,
Hugs
Carol x

Helen said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda - love the robin and flowers on your second one.

Helen x

Greta said...

Oh what gorgeous cards, Brenda!

Lisa said...

Your use of the Penny Black stamp "Paradise" is truly captivating! The sky created with Pan Pastels sets a serene backdrop, and the addition of the sand, sea, and fence elements adds wonderful depth to the scene. The decoupaged Robin and Poinsettias, along with the stencilled background, bring a delightful touch of nature to your card. Beautifully done!

Karen P said...

Two real beauties again Brenda, especially love the beach scene x