Monday 18 November 2013

Away in a fantasy world

Morning Peeps, time for our mid month inspirational post and I also want to thank you for all your wonderful entries so far this month, what an amazing array of Christmas inspired creations, I am thinking it's going to be another tough month for the DT selecting our favourites.

So this month it's my turn to be marooned on a desert island and I now realise what a tough job the other girls have had choosing their essential crafting items, but I have whittled it down eventually and here is the brief we have all been set..............

We can select six essential to us craft items, one of which can be a form of colouring medium and for that one choice we can have five colours options and explain why we chose those colours - e.g: five copics or PM's, five colour inkpads.

1) Pan Pastels as my colouring mediums, green, blue, yellow, brown and red, all primary colours as I can blend these to obtain other colours and create definition.

2) Black archival inkpad, I use this daily for all my scenic work.

3) 1" round craft punch to create my moons and suns, I can't have a scene without one or the other.

4) Andy Skinner Winters Tale stamp set - it has trees and birds plus lots of other useful stamps so I could continue to create scenes. 

5) Penny Black Take Flight butterfly stamp set

In addition we are all allowed 50 sheets of cardstock and I would like half Fabriano 140gsm hot press and half Centura Pearl as I use the reverse like watercolour card. Not sure how I will cut it but I guess I could fold it and improvise with a piece of driftwood to tear it against.

I realise now that I've not got any Sofft sponges to apply my Pan Pastels so I will probably go diving in the crystal clear waters to find some natural sponge, unless Captain Jack Sparrow - aka Johnny Depp arrives to rescue no time have I ever said I live in anything but a fantasy world.

Thanks for taking a peek and if you have not already entered I do hope you will join us this month.


Marianne said...

Lovely card Brenda. Love the dog stamp in front :-)
xxx Marianne

rachel said...

oh its a gorgeous card Brenda and some great choices too - I'd like to meet Johnny Depp on a desert island! Lol xx

Jane said...

What a lovely thought about Johnny Depp Brenda...can I take your place on that island. Lovely card and fun to read your list x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Brenda. I love the scene you've created. I'm not too bothered about Johnny Depp, but Richard Armitage....well that's a different matter!! lol
Lorraine x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Brenda! Sure Captain Jack will chop your card with his sword - how straight it is will depend on how much rum he has had though!!!

hellerlittle said...

OMG... what a great Idea to stamp the doggie in front, love your Card Brenda -- TFS
CU hellerlittle

Lynne K said...

Love the card, Brenda, especially the perfectly placed little dog. Great choices for your desert island, but if JD arrives there, all thoughts of crafting will probably take flight! x

Kathleen said...

Love the doggie stamp. Love your card. Beautiful scene.

Unknown said...

Love the card Brenda, your scenes are always so beautiful. Maddy x