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Saturday, 7 November 2020

Santa Maria by Brenda

Morning Peeps, hope you are all keeping safe and well as these strange times continue.

I have some shares using he stamps Lesley featured in last months Hochanda shows, some were old favourites and some lovely new ones from two very talented artists. Also a reminder that she is also on Hochanda tomorrow at 10am and 2pm so there is sure to be loads on inspiration to be had.

My top card used Echoes of Italy a stamp set I have had for many, many years and is my take on a road called CDA Santa Maria in Compabasso in the Molise region of Italy where my childhood friend Luciana lives. Sadly because of COVID we have not been able to visit  Italy this year, it's the first time we have missed in many years.

I stamped the images with versafine black, masking out the sun on the house on the left as I wanted to add a larger one in the sky which I did with a mask and Pan Pastels. All other colouring was dene with Koh-i-noor paints.

For this one I used Gerbera and Friends, a simple CAS card to allow the beautiful Dandylions to take centre stage. I used Distress Markers to ink direct to stamp and used the sentiment from Be at Peace.

Using a Brusho background I stamped Be at Peace with Versafine Clair and added some colour with sparkle pens. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

As always many thanks for your kind visits and words, myself and the team always appreciate them.


  1. Beautiful cards Brenda, love the Italian one xx

  2. What a beautiful scene with the part sun, love it. Love the simple dandelion card and the lovely sentiment. The artistic tree is beautiful, love the colours and another beautiful sentiment.
    Faith x

  3. Very impressive scene Brenda, and very evocative of Italy xxx

  4. Wow Brenda, your friend Luciana lives in a fabulous place and your interpretation of her zone looks just amazing!!! Love so much the delicate tones and the fabulous stamp set you used!
    About the new stamps, my fav is the dandelion, it's so realistic and sweet! But the tree is beautiful too, with those bright colours.

  5. All three are just gorgeous Brenda, and love the way you have combined the Italy stamps to make one tremendous scene and beautifully coloured, and the second very elegant CAS card using the pretty dandelions, and the last with the stylised twisty tree in blue and green within the watercoloured circular aperture, and the added blue mats and circle frame coordinate perfectly. x


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