Sunday, 22 September 2019

Hot, Hot, Hot!

Hello there on this rainy, Sunday afternoon,

Well I have to say that I can't believe the difference between yesterday and today's weather.  Yesterday I was out walking and having a picnic in a local country park with my family and today I've been in my craft room as it's been raining for most of the day.  I think we've been quite lucky this year here in the UK as we've had plenty of sunshine, so no complaints from me.  The trees looked stunning yesterday and there's no doubt that Autumn is upon us.

I apologise for my lack of blogging of late.  Family life has been really busy and in other news, I start a new job next week.  I left my office job five years ago to look after my two young Grandchildren but now that my Daughter is at home again full time, I needed to look out for something else to keep me occupied.  I'll be working three days a week in a school office, so plenty to keep me busy.... wish me luck!

I've neglected my card challenges of late, so I'm here today with a card that I've made:

The background was made by sprinkling Brushos on my craft mat and then spritzing them with water before pressing my card into them.  This gives more of a smoother, inky effect than using them directly onto the card.  I stamped the stags onto the card and then I used a mountain stencil to ground them.  I also used a stencil for the sun.  All of the stamps that I've used today are by Inkylicious.

I would like to add this card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Hot, Hot, Hot


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Good luck with your new job, Sandra!! I know well what busy is life with work and family... I have been very busy too, this last week!
Your scene is just gorgeous, wow!!! Such fabulous background, thanks for sharing how you have used brushos for this stunning result!! I will try, one day! The stags silhouettes look amazing and just LOVE the grass with the purple flowers and the fading mountains! Your scenery are always a joy for the eyes!
The weather is the same here in Italy. Yesterday sun and hot, today a lot of rain and cold air. Climate challenge are global :(

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Sandra... and I have that stencil but haven't yet used it - duh! I really ought to get it out and make sure I do! Love your background and your scene creation.
Cath x

cuilliesocks said...

A stunning card Sandra, a wonderful background and the colours make it look like the sun setting behind the magnificent stags. Love it.
Good luck starting your new job, I'm sure it will all go well, Kate x

Pat said...

What a super atmospheric scene Sandra and love the silhouette stags with the onset of evening and the pretty foliage framing the scene, and also the birds against the sun. Your colour choices are always beautiful. I hope you new part time job in the school office goes well. x

Carole said...

Stunning card the colours you have chosen for the background to your stags. Beautiful! Good luck with the new job.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations and good luck in your new job, Sandra. Hope you enjoy this new phase in your life. Your card is beautiful - love the background. Elizabeth x

pam said...

Good luck in the new job Sandra, love the gorgeous scene on this beautiful card.
Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Brusho background and love the majestic stag stamps-ggod luck with the new job
Carol x

Lorraine said...

This is STUNNING Sandra. I absolutely LOVE IT.
Good luck with your new job. I'm doing more hours in my job from more afternoons off!
Lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

Such a stunning card with wonderful atmospheric colours. The silhouette stags look so majestic. Good luck with the new job and hope you enjoy it....sending hugs x.

Sally H said...

Wow, Sandra! What a totally beautiful scene! I love it.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a stunning scene that you've created here Sandra. Good luck for the new job, I'm sure there will be plenty to keep you busy.

Sue xx

My name is Erika. said...

The colors are gorgeous and I love this scene. You created a great effect. I am glad you shared this with us at Try It On Tuesday. It is perfect for the challenge. thanks. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen said...

Simply gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at Try It On Tiuesday! Susi xxx

Leanne Harris said...

A super entry in to Penny Black and More this month Sandra - love the dreaminess of that sky and the contrast with the sharpness of those stags. Can I also wish you well with your new job, we've had a family crisis here last week and things just over take you don't they. Once again, thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges with our theme this month of animals, sending lots of love as always xxxxx

brenda said...

Now I wonder Sandra, will that new job allow you to have crafty goodies on your desk? I often wonder what people at the other end of the phone would think if they could see what I'm actually doing some days, but there again my boss is hubby! But I really do wish you good luck and hope you soon fit back into the work routine.

Your card for Penny Black and More is glorious with those rich warm colours, a perfect backdrop for the lovely Stags, thanks so much for sharing.

B x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Sandra this is stunning I love it
Gr Karin

Babs said...

Stunning card Sandra, the background and colours are beautiful and next time I use my brushos I will try your way of making my background..
Babs x

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous card Sandra, love those majestic deer and the stunning colours. Good luck in your new job xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
what a very fantastic scene you have created so much lovely atmosphere and the colours and your work is very stunning.
It always takes my breath away when looking at your creations.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Gerrina said...

Congrats on finding and starting at a new job! Hope it is a good one and you enjoy it a bit to work there!
Your card looks so great again! Love the background; makes a great scene! Hugs, Gerrina

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous scene Sandra! Love those colours! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Sandra, the colours are stunning and I love the silhouette stamped stags.
Hope you're enjoying your new job now and you've still got time for crafting - I know what you mean about real life getting in the way, seems to happen more and more!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx

Anke said...

WOW I love your card, so beautiful, fantastic Brusho Background.