Sunday, 16 September 2012

PanPastels - Autumn/Fall

Today sees another new challenge at PanPastel UK and I have made a card that was inspired by being in my garden at the beginning of the week. If you remember we had beautiful weather last week but with chilly mornings and colder evenings - if you live in southern England that is.


The warm sunshine encouraged the insects to come out and my garden seemed alive with numerous bees who seemed to be clambering for the last of the nectar before the bad weather sets in. So although bees are not usually associated with autumn, they have certainly been busy buzzing around my plants and the changing of the colours definitely tells me it's the beginning of the fall season.


The corrugated background was blended with PPs over embossing ink which had been dragged over the surface. Over the top of that a Crafty Individuals text stamp (CI 161) and then some dylusions sprays.


The hive and bees were stamped on brown parcel paper and cut out, coloured with prismacolors and white distress marker. The hive needed 'grounding' so I tore a picture into smaller pieces from a gardening book and blended yellow and brown PPs over it. 


Can you see the bee in the middle of the flowers?


If you have a project for autumn please link it over at PanPastel UK Challenge blog. You don't need to use PPs to enter and you could be the lucky winner of a set of two pans and some tools from 

Have a great Sunday whatever your plans are today.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Anything But A Card - Add texture
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30 comments:

Kathyk said...

Smashing - love your use of the corrugated cardboard too

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is brilliant just love this too bits,love how you have used,the cardboard too,hugs Cherylxxxxx

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The cardboard's such a fantastic background, and I love the subtlety you've achieved with the Dylusions colours across it... gorgeous, gorgeous hive and bees!
Alison x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow his is fabulous and so you! I love the corrugated background and that beehive is beautiful.
Lisa x

Karin said...

wow its gorgeous, love the cardboard as a background!

Samantha Read said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, what more can I say? Gorgeous xxx

Gina said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card...Love the card stock, love the colours of the faded flowers, love the Bees :D XXX

Martina2801 said...

Wow, what a great idea with the corrugated cardboard! Love your creation, Brenda!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Awesome idea with the corrugated cardboard, it's absolutly an unique creation.

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, this is gorgeous! I love the dusky colours and all those bees. I've just been out in the garden weeding and there are quite a few bees around here today too. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Terry said...

Brenda, what a gorgeous piece of cardboard! I love how you worked that corrugated background right into the bee theme and Fall! Absolutely stunning and clever! Love this! Hope you are having a great Sunday (evening)! Hugs!

catherine said...

This is just stunning Brenda and very creative. love the layout and the colours
x catherine

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the textures on the background.
Yvonne

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

What a beautiful card! Yes, I can see the bee in amongst the flowers.

Hugs,
kay

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, I absolutely LOVE everything about this, fabulous colours, textures and layout and the beehive is so lovely, beautiful design
Lindsay xx

Von said...

Oh wow Brenda this s gorgeous !
Von x♥x

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. Fabulous textures and love the bee theme.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...wow, what great depth you have managed to achieve here with the corrugated background...stunning!
Dot x

Sue said...

I love this, Brenda on many levels. I loved hearing about your bees. We have them too; even now, (we are not too far from your neck of the woods).
I love the corrugated part and the recycling aspect of this, then I like your prety flowers; a gorgeous flower garden.
xxx

Gio said...

I love the alternative card!! Made of unusual material. Lovely in every details.

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, this is gorgeous, love the use of the textured card, so tactile, and so beautifully vintage. xx

Marjie Kemper said...

The coloring on the bees is so realistic! Love the corrugated base too. Great design!

lynne said...

Brenda,
This is exceptionally pretty, those beautiful muted colours and stamps.
As you say, in England, up here a different matter, the temperatures never reached us.
I hope life will be kinder to you this week.
Wishes
Lynne

Buttons said...

Love the corrugated texture on this piece. It really works with the bee theme. Hugs, Buttons x

Lynn Stevens said...

Love all that texture Brenda and that beehive stamp ...well its the bee's knees. LOl
hugs Lynn

Christy said...

Wonderful card and I love the color!

Diana Fernandez said...

I love love love the way you used the cardboard! Thanks for joining us at anything but a card...

Julia S-W said...

A beautiful card with wonderful use of materials and techniques.
Julia

Rosie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous

Linda said...

Great card. Love the cardboard background.