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.


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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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!!!

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

  7. 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

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

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


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