Sunday, 2 July 2017

Summer Poppy Meadow



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Anything with Flowers' and 'One for the Boys'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

For my Stamping Sensation creation I have used an image from our sponsor Crafty Individuals CI276 Summer Poppy Meadow. The image is quite small so I repeat stamped it three times and also stamped some of the flowers again so I could decoupage a few. I coloured with Spectrum pencils and used Pan Pastels and a mask for the sky and finally added an Inkylicious sentiment and some birds.


My Penny Black share used a lovely image from them called Hidden Lane, I always think this image lends itself to becoming a coastal scene with the lane going down to the beach. I used distress markers direct to stamp spritzing with water before stamping, then added the background with Pan Pastels and also a little shading in front of the fence again using PP's. Finally I stamped some birds.


My final share is another one for Stamping Sensations using Crafty Inidivudals Spring Summer Garden stamp. I colored a piece of linen with Oxide Inks.............still loving them..........and then stamped the image with versafine and heat embossed with purple powder and coloured some of the flowers and leaves with the same inks. The Dragonflies are also from CI and heat embossed with the same powder. Some sparkly twine and mounted onto a purple base card.

As always we have some super prizes to be won and I do hope you will pop over to the challenge blogs to see the inspiration from my team mates.

49 comments:

Babs Watson said...

Morning Brenda, WOW what stunning cards you have created , but that poppy card is to die for, how stunning is that, you certainly are one talented lady, the poppies and scenery are so so beautiful this card should be in a frame on your wall. Have a lovely week.

Hugs Babs x

Leanne Harris said...

Beautiful scenes Brenda, everything placed with care as always. Many thanks for your kind welcome to Penny Black and More, enjoy the rest of your weekend xxxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. I'm a great fan of Poppies and that first card just pops with that lovely burst of red. The Oxide inks on your second CI card work really well and I've never seen them look so delicate before, great idea to stamp on linen too. The Penny Black scene is one of my favourites and this is another stunner. Enjoy your day. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Craftyfield said...

Wow, Brenda I had to blow up your summer meadow to see how you made the joints and decoupaged some of the flower heads. The effect is so good, I didn't realised at first sight it was a repeat stamping (though I did recognise the CI stamp instantly). I love the Penny black lane too, funny it can be a sizzling summer day or a snowy winter one!) and your linen card is lovely and subtle. xx

Glennis said...

Your cards are so beautiful, I especialy like the last one - my favourite colours

Lynne K said...

Three stunning designs, as usual, Brenda. The first one has a gorgeous summery feel and is a great representation of your blog header! I really like the more muted colours of the second, very soft and serene, and love the third as you've used my favourite CI flower stamp! Hadn't thought of using the Oxides on fabric, great idea. Another one for my things to try file!

Lynne x

Marlies said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. A beautiful Poppyfield, a lovely serene lane on the second and the third is so elegant. Have a lovely Sunday, Hugs, Marlies

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful collection of cards Brenda, I have to say that the top card is my favourite, I love the way you've continued the scene.

Sue xx

Barb said...

Three really beautiful cards Brenda. I love the clever stamping on the first card and the lovely strong colours. I'm enjoying the oxides too and love the colours and texture of the last card. The second card just has to be my favourite this week. I love green and your scene looks so serene. You certainly know how to use pan pastels. I hope you have a good week. Hugs, Barbxx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful cards, just love the first one. Have a great weekend.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and gorgeous cards Brenda.
Gr Karin

Tracy Welham said...

Wow these are so fabulous and all so different and beautifully coloured! I would never have guessed the poppies stamp was not one stamp. Love the distress oxides on the linen. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Dora said...

What a beautiful creations have you made, Brenda. Fantasic job!!
Have a nice sunday

stempelbavaria said...

Wonderful cards!
X Daniela

Ellibelle said...

Beautiful cards, I love the poppy field! Would you believe I've had the hidden lane stamp since it's been released and still not used!! Thanks for the inspiration, I might have to put it to use soon.

Mrs.B said...

All beautiful cards Brenda. Wonderful stamping on the poppy scene and the PB stamp is so versatile. Love the stamping on linen, Oxide background is gorgeous, must try that.
Hugs, Avril xx

Joan said...

Another set of lovely cards Brenda, love the poppy field scene (can't believe I don't have that stamp😄) The leafy lane card is lovely in the muted colours and the third Crafty Individual stamp card us so pretty

Joan x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely wonderful selection of cards Brenda, beautifully designed and coloured, I adore poppies and your meadow scene is stunning, the hidden lane is so beautiful and your purple creation is gorgeous, love them all.
You were spot on with the Oxides colours I used, you know your stuff, Kate x

linda said...

these are all beautiful brenda! bold and beautiful poppies, a lovely serene card and i love the colours on the textured linen!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. Love the poppy field scene!

Sarah said...

These are brilliant Brenda, the poppies are beautiful and I love the fabulous scene, very clever masking

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning selection of cards Brenda!!

Caty said...

Those cards are so gorgeous Brenda !! Lovely artworks, the stamps are great and the colours fabulous. Happy evening, big hugs,
Caty

Astrid Maclean said...

The poppies are just beautiful and fit perfectly with your banner. Love the other two card too, it's like going through the seasons, - beauties, all of them!

rachel said...

Beautiful repeat stamping Brenda ...that field of poppies looks amazing! I love it to bits. The colours on the other one are beautifully muted - gorgeous make! Hugs rachel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another fab collection of cards today

Liz said...

Three stunning cards, Brenda. My favourite is the first one, I love the scene you've created and the clever way you've used the stamp three times - just beautiful xx

Fiki said...

all cards are wonderful!
have a nice day

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous creations Brenda, the first card is just amazing, a stunning card. The other two are also using great images and colours but for me, over shadowed by the first one.

Kath x

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Three gorgeous creations, Brenda! I love them all! I hadn't realised the last one was stamped on to linen! That is wonderful! Perfect colouring on the first one too xxx

crafty-stamper said...

WOW fabulous cards and stamps Brenda-I honestly thought the first one was a big stamp until I read the details-great masking.Love the water colour effect on the hidden lane stamp-brilliant stamp,great techniques on the last one too
Carol x

Robin said...

Juzt gorgeous! Loving the dragonflies! The poppy field reminds me of Oz...loved that movie! Such beautiful scenes Brenda! Hugs, Robin

Donna Ellis said...

Your nature scenes are always so beautifully designed, Brenda. Your poppy card definitely fits your blog title, and your other lovely creations are full of peace and the loveliness of Creation. Gorgeous! xx

Maxine D said...

What beautiful cards brenda - all so different but each one stunning. I do lave the last one in particular as those are some of my favourite colours
Blessings
Maxine

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards all three, my fave is the first one.
Happy new week;-))m

KandA said...

Stunning cards as always Brenda but especially love the first. It's quite like the view across the Fen from your house but with the addition of a few hills. Hope all is okay with you xx

Gerrina said...

I love the first 2 cards and think the 2nd is super for a man! But my favorite is your poppyfield; it looks amazing and such great place! That is were I would like to spend a lot of time!! Hugs, Gerrina

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the first one is awesome, I do so love Poppies and the ones you have created are stunning as is the scene, a really fabulous make.

Pat xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! The poppies are gorgeous. The coastal scene is lovely.

ALI said...

Beautiful Brenda, hope you are well, the first card with the poppies look very similar to your blog picture.

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, what beautiful cards. Especially the first ... I love poppies. Wonderful!
Hugs Carola

Mrs A. said...

3 more fabulous cards . Love the field of poppies. The last card is my favourite. What a surprise!! Hugs Mrs A.

maria f. said...

Just love how you turned that lane into a ridge along the lake scene. Very creative and beautiful.

Greta said...

Wow--so creative & beautiful, Brenda! I really love how you used the PB lane stamp!

Linby said...

I've got that poppy stamp and never thought of extending it -doh! Yours looks beautiful as does another stamp I have the hidden lane - very atmospheric. The stamping on linen is inspired and so effective.

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards Brenda - you always created the most beautiful scenes. The stamping on linen looks fab too. x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are all wonderful. I love the poppies.

Tracy said...

Brenda that first card with the poppies is really amazing, so beautiful. Perfectly stamped. Great other cards too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pink Panoply said...

I love the perspective in your cards. Feels like I'm looking right into a lovely scene. It is amazing how you have mirrored the poppy scene from an actual photo. So much talent. And the sentiment is perfect.