Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Help from Poppy



Hello everyone, just popping in to share my mid month inspirational piece for Penny Black and More where we are still going along with the theme of Autumn colours with a sketch option.

I followed the sketch and colours at the beginning of the month so this time I have just gone with the colours, they are ones I could happily work with year round. I masked a piece of centura pearl (reverse side) around the edges to create my frame and sponged Pan Pastels to create my background then stamped Penny Black 4271L Winters Ledge with black archival ink and used the edges of the stamps to extend the image cross the bottom and sides. The sunrays filtering in the corner were sponged with red pepper adirondack ink and I have used the first two lines of Keats To Autumn which I printed on the computer.

Thought you might also like to see a couple of photos of the help I always get from Poppy when I try and take photos on the utility room steps. I often use that location on duller days as there is good light from the glass door but Poppy always sees it as an invitation to join in and the opportunity for a bit of extra attention.

I would like to enter my card for:

Artistic Stamper - Autumn
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn
Our Daily Bread - Autumn/Fall

Have a good Wednesday folks.

63 comments:

Glennis said...

She looks a very able assistant!!

Sammy said...

Gorgeous card! And Poppy is a fantastic assistant... Does a fantastic job of modelling the card! lol. x

Sarah said...

Right up my street Brenda, I am an autumn girl myself, I love the colours that this time of year brings us! Poppy is extremely beautiful and gorgeous and is trying to show her best side of course!! x

ellyscard creatief said...

Your card is beautiful.
Your dog is so lovely.
Gr Elly

Jackie said...

What a beautiful, serene scene, one of my favourites from your very talented hands. Love the photographs of Poppy, would make lovely scrapbook pages :o)
Jackie xx

Linby said...

Beautiful card and so atmospheric. Love the pics of Poppy too.
Lynn x

Annmaree of Oz said...

gorgeous make Brenda, so beautiful! You have such a talent with the inky goodness!

Poppy is a doll, love her! What a sweetie xoxo

Lau W said...

Hihi, you have a precious helper, so cute !!
Your card is fantastic again, so fab colouring !
have a nice day my friend !
xxx

Beryl said...

Beautiful background and the stamp is fabulous. Lovely pics of Poppy too.
Beryl xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful card, love it... and Poppy too, cute;-))m

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I adore the soft colours and your dog is so cute

Crafting Queen said...

You have a very cute little helper. :) Great card, love the background.

Stamps and Paper said...

wow Brenda this is stunning card just love how you've done the sun rays behind your mountains...

Anne

Judith said...

Love this Brenda - what a fabulous background hugs Judith x

Suman Pandit said...

I simply adore this Brenda!! love the background stamping and the sun rays effect....and of course suuuuppeeerrr gorgeous stamp!!
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Sharon said...

A truly beautiful autumnal card Brenda. The colours are stunning and I love the stamp.
Hugs Sharon. x

Lorraine said...

A beautiful scene and so tranquil. I love the colours you've chosen too.
Poppy looks like a sweetie too!
Lorraine x

Tirpuunen said...

This is gorgeous! Boy you´re talented!

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful and soo simple card, Brenda!
I like :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Gerrina said...

There are beautiful colours on your card and you inspire me to get those autimn colours out again... What a sweet dog to stay with you whils taking pics! Have a good day, hugs, Gerrina

Sue said...

Stunning card Brenda, I really love the Autumnal colours and the scene you have created it wonderful. The wording is beautiful too.
How lovely to see Poppy getting in on the action, she's obviously not camera shy!
Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way Poppy's fur echoes the colours of your creation!! Perhaps she has an artistic eye for colour? Your extension of the stamp is so effective here & I love the way those birds just make the whole so atmospheric. The matting is beautiful.
Paula (PEP)

Dots Dabbles said...

So beautiful Brenda!!! That is Autumn all over.
Dot x

walchowDesign said...

Your sponging always amazed me, Brenda! How fun to have a companion with you!

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, the colours are beautiful :)

Tags xx

Durga said...

Love the layering, its so neat. The autumn is so well depicted :)

rachel said...

this is gorgeous brenda - and Poppy looks so sweet! I must just say thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments whilst I'm over here! Hugs rachel xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Soooooo great card,,,,,and what a sweet littel friend,,,,,Marion,,,,,,so adorable...

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I like the scene and the sentiment.
Kevin xx

Misiówa i Spółka:-) said...

Hi, your card is beautiful, fantastic....sentiments...hugs...:)

Marianne said...

What an adorable Poppy!! Such a cute doggie. An a very beautiful card. Great with these birdies en the soft background.
xxx Marianne

Desire Fourie said...

Poppy is adorable and the perfect companion to your awesome card.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and such beautiful colours. Bless Poppy, they do like to join in x Susan x

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card Brenda and the colours are gorgeous. Poppy looks so lovely. Thanks for the beautiful birthday card you sent me. it was so lovely
x catherine

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful card Brenda, the background scene you have created is stunning - love it very much! Will have to have a play to see if I can create something similar with inks.
Poppy, she is such a cute pie! Lovely doggie, so pretty. My Eddy thinks it is okay to pinch card/embellishments/craft stuff if I leave it near him so your Poppy is a lovely helper KP xx

Dora said...

This is really really beautiful Brenda, such a lovely scene... so relaxing and elegant ... you must do a video doing a card like this. .. and Poppy is so cute there he he I imagine you trying to take a pic and he is there in front :) Hugs xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card in great colors.Love the quote.

Pat said...

What an absolutely stunning card Brenda, I just love everything about it, such a peaceful looking scene. Poppy looks gorgeous too.

Pat xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful elegant card Brenda!Your dog Poppy looks so cute, adorable! hugs, Marlies

Dora said...

beautiful card! great sky with that lightshades.
haha...and your dog....yes he will also on the photo...hihi.
here is always a cat that wants to sit on my cards and wait for the foot come, and now it is not very good weather....eeeks...durty feets.....
greetings Dora

Kat said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the colours. Looks really peaceful.

Poppy looks very cute!

Take care,

Kat xx

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun, i so love the way you create such beautiful scenes.

Poppy is an absolute poppet, and i'm sure given half a chance Whisper would help me out too !!!, LUv Sam x

Fandhmum said...

A beautiful card and I love your pics
Rosie x

Kathleen said...

This is stunning, just love the shades you have used, the sun rays look fabulous. The scene is beautiful

Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous scene and love the sentiment, always think of that when Autumn arrives. Cute pics of Poppy too, what a sweetie.

SusanLotus said...

Your dog has the perfect name for a helper in YOUR hoobyroom.
We all know you love Poppies. I´m not sure I spell it right though. ;)

Lovely card and lovely dog!

Hugs
Susan.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Brenda, what a beautiful card! I love how you've sponged and added such depth for lovely image of birds! It's so elegant! And I love the matting and sentiment added. So glad you joined us this week for the ODBD challenge! Hugs, Cheryl (P. S. I LOVE your assistant, Poppy! I'm trying to decide which photo of the card with Poppy I like better...hehe! Darling!)

Donna Ellis said...

Great use of masking, Brenda, with the faux layers in this pretty masterpiece. Pretty sun rays - and looks like a pretty spring morning with Asian overtones. Beautifully soft colors! hugs, de

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful card, love how the sun rays across the scene.
luv
Debby

Diane said...

Love the soft autumn scene you have created Brenda !! Sorry to say. but I love Poppy more !! :)

Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

ribenaruby said...

Lovely creation Brenda and great doggy pics too! Ruby x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A beautiful card with stunning sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, good luck! Susan x

butterfly said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Brenda - the birds and branches are wonderful against that delicate blended sky. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful Autumn artwork Brenda! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper!
Alison x

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
Gorgeous creation, love all your stamping and inking. Lovely warm colours too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

mags said...

A lovely scene and beautiful card Brenda. Love the shots of Poppy trying to get in on the action.
Mags
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Brenda! I love the colours you've used and how you've done the sun rays.

Poppy is so lovely, I like the photos, she looks like the perfect crafting buddy to me. :)

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Gail said...

Hahaha, your card looks wonderful with Poppy!

Maggie said...

Poppy is a lovely assistant to a wonderful card lovely delecate shades and the stamp is a perfect addition great make

MaggieH

Paper Profusion said...

Glorious card Brenda! Hurray for Poppy! Nicola x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Brenda!! Your coloring and design are stunning!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Poppy is too sweet!!

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Brenda! Gorgeous colours. Poppy is such a sweetie - she must think you are really bad at aiming that camera, lol!

Cowgirlscrapper said...

Poppy looks so cute. the card is lovely too