Saturday, 19 August 2017

Forest Friends and Penny Black mid month inspiration



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Tracy Mouse has chosen the theme of 'Forest Friends'. Our sponsor is Tattered Lace and the prizes are sooooooo sweet.

I also have my Penny Black and More mid month inspiration, a day late I'm afraid as I forgot to schedule and yesterday I was 'negotiating' with the consultant about these two ops. I thought we had an agreement on the way forward until he rang me again..............what's all this new hands on business with consultants ringing patients in the evening ? So at the moment not much further forward, he wants to plough on although admitted it could wait until after our holiday. And having re-scheduled from July because of all this faff I really don't want to cancel a second booking and lose our money because of course the insurance won't cover us as it's a pre existing condition.

OK moan over and onto my creations and my card at the top was a fun one to make using a mixture of Sutter, Inkylicious, Crafty Individuals, Creative Expressions and Art Impressions, eleven stamps in total to make a countryside scene. I started by stamping the trees and fence into position, bleaching out some clouds then adding the background with distress inks, then adding the Fox's which I coloured with DI's, Sheep highlighted with white gel pen and finally the greenery and birds.



My second card uses Chocolate Baroque stamps onto a background of Pan Pastels, using an oval stencil to create the focal element and then stamping the scene with the mask still in place.


My first Penny Black share has a Distress Oxide background then a stencil and DI's the add the window. The PB Soft Wings Butterfly was stamped with the same wilted violet oxide ink and heat embossed with detail clear powder then colour added with twisted citron oxide ink. I used PB Twirls to stamp around the edge and PB Iris die to add the flowers. The sentiment is from a new PB set called Happy Wishes................and I am pretty convinced that somewhere in my stash there is an old sentiment set from them with the same name.


Finally another little scene using Pan Pastels and stamps from PB Natures Friends set and Birds on a wire, an oldish wood mounted stamp that I find so useful in scene making.

46 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing cards B, love the forest friends and adore the beautiful CB card, that is stunning.xx
Have a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

ALI said...

Brenda these are stunning, such detail and beautiful colours.
Glad the consultant will take care of things after your holiday.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Brenda! You know I absolutely LOVE your scenery cards and all these are just amazing!! Love expecially the last one, it's so sweet with your pan pastel background and the cute animals! And that one with the iris flowers and the wonderful butterfly makes me dream...
I haven't understand all by your speech, but hope that you could have your holiday...
Big hugs, have a great weekend

Sarah said...

Yet more wonderful cards Brenda. The clouds on the top card are brilliant, really impressive and your scenes are always brilliant with the perspective spot on. Glad you are still able to have your holiday Brenda. I also hope that there will be a favourable outcome for Heskey when he sees the eye specialist, ophthalmological problems in horses is something I have never considered, poor boy xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic collection of cards Brenda, I love them all and can't decide which one I like best. Sorry to hear that your health issues are still disrupting life for you, hope you get the holiday, sounds like you need it.

Sue xx

Pollard Carole said...

Finally got here .These are just wonderful I'm just loving them all but my favourite is the last one what a stunning deign I hope you get your op date sorted very soon but enjoy your holiday I think you have earned it Love and hugs Carole x

KandA said...

These are all wonderful Brenda. I do love the beautiful scenes you create and I espcially love your second card. I do hope you manage to get things sorted with the consultant and manage to take your holiday as planned. Take care xx

Craftyfield said...

Perfect scenes and a gorgeous feminine card Brenda! Feel free to moan here, you're amongst friends... Hope you get your way, things are hard as they are!

Carole said...

Wonderful creations Brenda..love your scenes but I am especially drawn to the purple butterfly and irises! Beautiful!

Stamping Bubbles said...

A fabulous collection of cards Brenda. I do hope you get to take your holiday before your operations, I have never heard of a consultant ringing you at home perhaps this is the new Nhs.
Take care
Lesley

Helene E said...

Gorgeous creations! I really hope you won't have to cancel the trip. Have a lovely weekend.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wauw wat zijn het allemaal prachtige kaarten de boven schitterend met de vossen
Groetjes Gerrie

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards and great scenery's Brenda
Gr Karin

Linby said...

Wonderful scenes as always. I do love the soft colours on the first one.

Leanne Harris said...

These are lovely Brenda and I love how you have bleached the clouds out on the first one - you are absolutely right, we do have a common love of the same stamps and themes! I do hope that you get a plan sorted soon for moving forward with your op, keep smiling xxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cards Brenda and your scenic ones are amazing

Anne

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW how beautifully you have used the stamps to create such detailed scenic cards...I have a few trees and little critters...hope I get a chance to participate...it's been ages since I played at All sorts Challenge !
Cheers
Dr Sonia

ionabunny said...

Wow, 11 stamps. Don't think I've ever used so many on a project. Sounds like a challenge theme idea!! Maybe not 11 though!! Fab result. Hope you get the chance to enjoy your holiday. Hugz

Lorraine said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love your scenic creations and the card with the iris's is so pretty.
Good luck with the hospital, I hope things work out soon.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Spoiling us again Brenda, fabulous creations all have stunning images and background, gorgeous colours and wonderful designs.
Oh, sorry to hear about the faffing about with your Op's, Evening calls, sounds to me like another nuisance call, hope you get it sorted out to your advantage.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

All fabulous cards Brensa love all the stamped scenes-love those fluffy clouds on the first one
Carol x

linda said...

these are all so creative brenda! wow, 11 stamps is quite a feat to coordinate all those images! i especially like the oval and not just because there's a bunny in it. :) i love the soft colours and i love your clouds on the first card. keeping my fingers crossed that you can go and relax on holiday and the hospital can wait.

Robin said...

Your scenes are so beautiful! I just love how you make them look like a picture! Your purple butterfly is stunning!! All are just gorgeous! I am so sorry they are not getting these ops together for you. I really hope things work out and you can start healing. Hugs and prayers are with you, Robin

Gerrina said...

Your scenes are beautiful and a treat for the eye as always! Just love to see what you put in wich setting everytime... Think the little rabbit one is my favorite but they all are so close.... Enjoy the sunday, hope it is a bit warm overthere!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

WOW Brenda, all ards are beautiful. Especially I love the scenes.
Hugs Carola

SusanLotus said...

How beautiful isn´t the card with the vibrant colours and butterflies...? <3
The other cards are nice too.

Have a great sunday!
Hugs,
Sussie.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love them all. Beautiful sceneries with pan pastels. I'm so sorry to hear about the insurance. Glad everything worked out with the consultant.

Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, B, medicine is really changing these days - from a personalized doctor-patient relationship, to everybody-and-his-brother involved in trying to "advise" you what is in "your" best interests! And who to trust? You never know what you say that might later come back and haunt you into problems. Hoping it is all sorted out soon. In the meantime, NOW my moan is over (LOL), and I can say how incredible your cards are. I love your sponging techniques in creating scenes, and the lovely coloring skills for each of the animals, elements, and flora. In your second card is one of my favorite sentiments - I cannot help but think that way always - seldom do I ask "why me" - other than to be delighted at how blessed I am. Wonderful cards. xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards once again Brenda. I've been a bit MIA of late but looking through your blog at all your beautiful creations has brought me great joy.
Lorraine

Fiki said...

Loe your cards!
lots of hugs

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! You are the queen of scenes! I'm in awe of the first one, but the last one really appeals to me! Hoping you have a great vacation & that the procedures go well!

Mervi said...

Wow foue beautiful nature cards, each one is so fabulous.
Hope you are feeling better;-))m

butterfly said...

Lovely serene countryside scenes, and the arched window with the irises takes the gentle contemplative mood even further. What a lovely post full of calm and beauty.
Alison x

Team Clark said...

Beautiful inspiration Brenda! Best wishes for this procedure and try to enjoy the holiday without any more interruptions! Hugs, Autumn

pinky said...

Beautiful showcase of gorgeousness Brenda! I hope you get the holiday ok and things get sorted soon for you. Hugs Pinky

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so sorry about your health , hope the op's are sorted soon and give you some relief , poor Brenda you have more than your fair share of illness . On a brighter note your cards are beautiful , real works of art , I love the scenes you create.
sending hugs . jane x

Marjeta said...

Fantastic colection of stamped cards. Love the scene you creat on the card.

Marjeta

Tracy Welham said...

A really beautiful selection of cards, love the scenes. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Mia said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. Love them!!! Kisses, my friend.

Tracy said...

Wonderful creations, Love the foxes, the scenes are fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tina Z. said...

amazing scenes, I love them all!

Marianne said...

Wonderful makes, Brenda. I particularly like the CAS look of your second card. The subtle pops of red add a wonderful touch to the neutrals you have used on the rest of your card.
Marianne x

Di said...

These are stunning B! You really are the Queen of Scene Creating - in the nicest possible way! I hopped over for a sit. rep. on those ops, hope you're getting all the dominoes lined up OK.

Hugs

Di xx

Mia said...

Just beautiful, Brenda. Love them all, especially your first card!!! Kisses, my friend.

Barb said...

Four very beautiful cards Brenda and some glorious scenes you've created. Barbxx

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Such peaceful cards filled with nature.

 
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