Sunday, 6 August 2017

From Paris to the Countryside



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Anything Goes' and 'All Creatures Great and Small'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

My starting point for my Stamping Sensations piece above was to create a Parisian background with Pan Pastels and stencils followed by stamping around the frame with Penny Black Magnolia Rhapsody, inking the stamp with Distress Markers and leaves from PB Natures Gifts. I stamped the lady image twice and paper pieced her coat and hat and placed her onto the scene, I did ground her with some darker PP but that doesn't seem to show up too well on my photo and she appears to be floating !


For this card I used the lovely new tree stamp from Penny Black called Stately, stamping once using second generation and then again to the fore using the first inking. Next I stamped the Deer and Rabbits from PB Natures Friends using black archival and added the background using DI's. A few leaves and foliage and finito.


And one final really quick and simple card, ideal if you have forgetten a Birthday, I repeat stamps the Butterflies stamp using two colours of DI's, stamped the sentiment onto a panel and added some flowers around the edge, matted and layered and done ! All three stamps are from Swedish House Crafts. I am popping over to the Snippets Playground with this one........if I dare show my face that is as I've been a truant for a few weeks so ready for detention from Miss Di.

I hope you can find time to join in our challenges this month and also pop over to the challenge blogs to see the inspiration on offer from my team mates, you won't be disappointed.

45 comments:

  1. Your scenes are brilliant Brenda, and the butterflies card is really pretty (my favourites colours!). Hope you have a great Sunday. xx

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  2. Three wonderful cards Brenda. Love the beautiful scenes you created on the first two and the super colour combo on the third xx

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  3. Brenda beautiful and gorgeous cards love the scenery

    gr karin

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  4. Three beautiful cards Brenda, I would be hard pushed to pick a favourite as I love them all.

    Sue xx

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  5. Wauw qat zijn je kaarten weer schitterend.
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  6. Two beautiful atmospheric scenes - your trademark and fab. Loving the third slightly whimsical and pretty card too.

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  7. Amazing cards Brenda such beautiful scenes, I love them all. Sending good health wishes.

    Hugs Babs x

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  8. Three lovely cards Brenda, all very different in style and colours - my favourite has to be the middle one with the lovely animals in the peaceful scene - super! xxxxxx

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  9. Fabulous cards B, all three of them! Love the snippets make - great idea for a quick card (not that quick though if you're me I might add!).

    It's lovely to see you in the Playground - and no detention, just delight that you called by. Did Parsnip give you a squishy hug? Or was he too busy posing in his shorts for the photo shoot which ain't gonna happen but I daren't tell him :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  10. Amazing scenes, love your paper-piecing in the first one, and the second one is my today's favourite, you know that I LOVE natural scenes with animals silouettes! The last card is just a sweetie, great choice of colours for these butterflies!
    Here in Italy the sun shines, but too much! There is a very hot weather and there is the water shortage in a lot of place. Man is killing Nature, sadly...
    Hope that you enjoy your weekend and your natural paradise!
    Hugs

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  11. Fab cards Brenda, love the depth of the first one with the misty Paris scene in the background and you really do the scenic ones so well too, that's a lovely tree stamp by the way.

    Joan x

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  12. Fab cards Brenda, love the depth of the first one with the misty Paris scene in the background and you really do the scenic ones so well too, that's a lovely tree stamp by the way.

    Joan x

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  13. Hi Brenda,
    what very superb creations and your scenes are so brilliantly created.
    Super use of snippets also.
    Beautiful colour butterflies in your third creation, and such a beautiful design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  14. Another wonderful set of cards Brenda. Love that stenciled Paris background and the countryside scene makes me wish I was there. I really need to add that animal stamp set to my collection. The butterfly card is just as gorgeous, loving how you used two colors to ink them up!

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  15. I like them all, but the tree card really appeals to me--gorgeous work, Brenda!

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  16. What a contrast from Paris to the countryside. Three beautiful cards, including the gorgeous butterflies. The new tree stamp is a beauty and the whole composition of each of your cards is just perfect. I love them all Brenda. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  17. Three lovely cards and the scenic ones are great. I'd say that the favourite would be the quick and easy butterfly card although I do have a bit of a problem with 'random' sometimes but keep trying to relax about it.

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  18. Just like a long walk through nature Brenda, looking at your stunning cards!!

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  19. Three gorgeous cards and I do so like the first one . The colours are gorgeous together. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Mrs A.

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  20. Hi Brenda, the cards are all beautiful. WOW!
    Your latest works are also wonderful.
    Hugs Carola

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  21. Three totally beautiful cards and all in really beautiful with some lovely images.
    Hope you have had a good weekend.

    Kath x

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  22. Stunning scene cards Brenda and lovely butterflies.

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  23. three beautiful cards brenda! i love the stamping techniques you used on all of them and i love the colour of the flowers in the first one, of course the bunnies are adorable in the second (yes, i always notice bunnies) and the two tone butterflies are so very pretty!

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  24. Wow those are beautiful cards! They are so lovely

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  25. Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the colours in the last one! Be well.

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  26. Another gorgeous collection of cards. Such wonderful scenes and pretty colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  27. Beautiful work thanks for sharing!!!

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  28. Love how you used the PP and stencil as a base on your first card; the stamping looks great! The scene on your 2nd card is my favorite; love those trees!
    And the last card looks so crisp and fresh; different but also beautiful! Again great inspiration! Hugs, Gerrina

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  29. Love the beautiful butterfly card but the scenes and backgrounds on the first two are brilliant
    Carol x

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  30. Wow Brenda what a beautiful selection of cards each one is full of gorgeousness, I love each one that you have designed perfectly, superb work
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  31. Sorry missed this post B, they are always a pleasure to view. Love the last card with the gorgeous two tone colours...take care.x
    [aNNie]

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  32. Such gorgeousness abounds whenever I visit here Brenda, lovely stamped cards today.
    Lorraine

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  33. Lovely cards Brenda, your scenes are always spectacular. x Susan x

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  34. Three Stunning cards, Brenda! I particularly love your scene, and the lovely design of the butterfly one too. Fabulous colours! I may need that tree!

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  35. Beautiful cards Brenda!! I love the second one! Beautiful scenery! The butterflies card is lovely. Hope you feel better, Take care.

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  36. Feels so good to visit you and see your lovely creations Brenda...I especially love the scenic card with the trees and deer...it is so calming to look at
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  37. Wow! You've created some doozies in this gorgeous lineup! Your first design is tres chic! It's romantic and soft and oh-so-lovely. And then you created this fabulous tableau in your deer card. It's soooo pretty! You wrapped it all up with the bright and majestic butterfly card. You're so talented!

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  38. Wonderful scenes, and fantastic stamping as always. Three very gorgeous creations.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  39. Gorgeous scenes Brenda... Your lovely creations make my day... these 3 are so relaxing and calm to look at... wonderful work as always... May x

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  40. I love all your three cards, Brenda. Great work! The first one is so vintage, the second one so country and the third one is so romantic! Kisses, my friend.

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  41. Gorgeous cards as always Brenda, I especially love the countryside landscape,
    I can see the animals are very happy and contented there!

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  42. Three gorgeous cards, Brenda, fabulous scenes on the first two and I love the pastel shades on your snippets card. xx

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  43. Wow I just missed so many! These are just gorgeous! I love these butterflies! Hugs, Robin

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