Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Dare to Create catch up 2

I did  the Sunday morning class with the amazing Tracy Weinzapfel at D2C a few weeks back and made this framed board in her style using Tracy stamps. 


I have added a few bits since I got home, the shading using a ground espresso distress marker and white drawing pencil .......


.... and some fun words - 'Summer days' and 'Special Moments'.


Although it's not my usual style I had great fun making it and will certainly use the techniques in my journal.


Hope you are loving the sun and warmth here in the UK, it's got to be the best weather of the summer so far ....... and I'm so happy my garden is looking lovely (thought I would add these as they fit the project above and were taken just now in the sunshine).

I love my pots and have various little groups of them round the back of the house and patio and most of them contain at least one Fuchsia - you'll see all my cuttings being grown on in pots. They are all hardy but it doesn't stop a few of them dying off over the winter.














The sun loungers are in the shade at the moment but they get the last sun of the day too.

Right off to go and meet up with Nikki for coffee or maybe that will be a frappuccino today!!!

Enjoy your week.

hugs Brenda xxxx

21 comments:

Tracy Easson said...

Your art is stunning and your garden...wow....glorious loooove it Brenda!xx

Team Clark said...

Your yard is just beautiful! What a lovely space. <3 The class looks like a lot of fun.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a wonderful canvas -- just awesome and your garden and patio is amazing!Thank you for sharing all that with us!
Great!
oxo Susi

Corrie Herriman said...

This is a great canvas Brenda! Also love your garden. I have lots of pots sitting around the back of the house too. No Fuchsias though !
Corrie xxx

butterfly said...

So many fabulous flowers - both in your garden and in your Weinzapfel board - love that background. Hope you had a lovely time with Nikki xx

Joi at RR said...

I love your sentiment - special moments Brenda! Being with Tracy and playing with her techniques were definitely special moments :) and with a very pretty outcome too!!!

And wow - I heard about your garden and now I see - it's wonderful. I love how you have things in pots so you can mix, match and move! What a lovely place you have to go and relax. Thanks bunches for sharing. Xj.

Meggymay said...

A wonderful bright canvas. The photos of your garden are lovely, it looks a beautiful place to sit and relax.
Yvonne xx

Inky and Quirky said...

I really love that style of art and you've done it perfectly here Brenda, so vibrant. Mighty jealous of your wonderful garden especially your greenhouse! Have a nice time with Nikki too :)
Hugs
Donna xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your flower board! I have huge garden envy - I adore Fuchsias so seeing all yours has set me thinking….garden centre ….tomorrow!!! Hugs, Chrisx

Redanne said...

No, not your usual style but beautiful nonetheless! The flowers are so pretty.

Your garden is fabulous Brenda, I LOVE all those pots, so many beautiful plants. I must show this to David, our little garden seems to be full of trifids this year ... must be all that rain. Loving the blue skies with that great yellow thing in the sky... Hugs, Anne xx

PS, hope you had a lovely time with Nikki and that she is coping with this heat! x

Patty O'Malley said...

Love your picture--so bright and cheery. You have a beautiful yard--looks like a perfect place to relax.

Gina said...

It is like a little holiday for your muse when you try something different isn't it :D...and your garden looks amazing. I think I need to add some pots and containers to mine*in an attempt to regain control lol* XXX

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful piece Brenda! I love the print on the flower petals, what a great detail! Such a fun design, so fresh and summery. I am just loving your backyard photos, wow, what a gorgeous little oasis you have created! So many potted plants, love the variety and how they are in groups here and there. Oh how I wish I could come for coffee!! hugs :)

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh I love your summer days Tracy project!!! I really does nicely express all the goodness, light, color and fun of your backyard garden. Thanks so much for sharing the pics of you all those lovely flowers! This is great project! Love the added Ground Espresso shading -- I'm afraid I couldn't do a piece without some brown in it somewhere :). Sound like a wonderful class! --ME

Paper Profusion said...

Fantastic art - so very fresh and cooling! Your garden is beautiful!! Especially love your birdbath. Nicola x

Annie said...

Love your clas creation Brenda x great background and beautiful flowers x your garden looks beautiful too and like you I love fuschia's x
Here's hoping you have the weather to enjoy the garden xx

Huge hugs Annie x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your posies Brenda, both the lovely artful ones and your beautiful pots! Thanks for sharing your pictures and enjoy all the sunshine (and frapuccino's!) Deb xo

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful canvas! This is something I have been meaning to try as well. Love the happy colors and the underlying text in the flowers. Your yard is beautiful! What a lovely place to entertain or just relax!

Gio said...

Oh, your garden! Such a lovely place to spend all day!
The framed board is really pretty, even if it is not Brenda style :-)

Sue said...

I love your board Brenda, especially your handwriting, and your garden is stunning! Hope the sunshine stays a little longer xx

A Pink said...

Wonderful, summery and cheery piece of art! Brenda and a lovely garden too .
Hugs x