Sunday, 1 September 2013

Floral Inspired



Morning to you all, time for new challenges at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations where we have the themes of a sketch with the option of Autumnal colours and 'Poppy Inspired'.

I used an old favourite Penny Black image for my card above inking the stamp with distress markers then adding some random script around the edges.......I find if you use an unmounted stamp for this and just hold it in your hands to ink and bend as you stamp you can get background where you want it without the need to mask the image. The DP's are sold old ones which I think are Bo Bunny and the panel is cut from some recycled corrugated.


My poppy piece uses another favourite Penny Black image which I coloured with Pan Pastels, again adding some random text to the background in the same way as the card above, a Penny Black sentiment and ribbons.

Apologies my post is a bit short and sweet and my comments similar but the body's on go slow again and typing difficult.

46 comments:

  1. You do flowers the best, Brenda! Especially poppies!

    Here in town theres a giant traffic circle / round-a-bout with LOTS of beautiful colourful poppies in there, and reminded me of you!

    Love these beautiful effective cards xoxo

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  2. Awesome designs as always.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}e

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  3. Beautiful floral cards Brenda. Both have beautiful colours in themselves.
    x catherine

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  4. It's ok the text is short, the images are all worth it =)

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  5. Ohh, this is so lovely! I adore the double ribbons!

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  6. Two beauties but the top one is my fave. Great tip for the background, will give that a go. Thanks for entering my candy but you haven't said which you would like to win.

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  7. Two pretty cards Brenda, very autumn the first one, so pretty. Very much you the second one, you should be called Poppy. Lol. Xxxx

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  8. Just beautiful Brenda - love poppies.
    Lorraine x

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  9. Morning Brenda!
    Beautiful cards, love the way you put the poppy stamp and the text, fabulous.
    Take care, it's raining here;-))m

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  10. LOvely flowercards. You are so good in making them. I always enjoy visiting your blog!
    xxx Marianne

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  11. Hope you pick up soon... these are as always, beautiful, especially your favourite poppies!!

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  12. Stunning cards Brenda. I love the images and the colours are wonderful. Such gorgeous detailing too.
    I hope you are having a good weekend
    Sue xx

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  13. Two stunning cards, Brenda! I absolutely love the design and autumn colours of the first one, and of course the poppies on the second are just perfect, and a lovely sentiment too. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    Lynne x

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  14. two beautiful cards Brenda - can't wait to join in with both challenges - they are both fabulous themes! Hugs xx

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  15. Two stunning creations, Brenda! I love them both! Gorgeous colours on the Penny Black card, and your poppies are beautiful x

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  16. Two more of your floral beauties, Brenda. Beautiful layers and autumnal shades on your first card. And I love the meadow poppies and lovely words on your second card x

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  17. two beautiful cards! Love the vintage look on the first and ofcause the great poppies on the second! Have a fun and sunny sunday, Gerrina

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  18. I love your creations Brenda!
    Kisses from Spain.

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  19. Both of these are beautiful Brenda, I love the floral image and autumn colours on the first, I always love your poppy cards and this one is beautiful.
    Kevin xx

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  20. Two gorgeous cards, I adore poppies

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  21. Those autumnal colours are a delight & I love the way you fastened those leave. The way your patterend paper is echoed in the stamped image is a wonder & I love your added script - so so effective. What can I say about the second - delightful & such a lovely sentiment. I love the way you have script again on that & the soft background.
    Paula (PEP)

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  22. Two more beautiful cards Brenda, love the colours of the first one and the gorgeous poppies on the second one

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  23. Two beautiful autumnal card! Take care, Brenda!

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  24. really lovely card, love the embelishments !!!
    Paula

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  25. Two beautiful cards Brenda - doing what you do best with floral themes.
    Beryl xx

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  26. Beautiful cards Brenda, they're so gorgeous... I love the autumnal colours on the first one! Perfect!

    You're a floral image expert, I wonder would you be able to help me?! I'm looking for a nice forget-me-not stamp for a special request project from a customer who has had a kidney transplant, the symbol of the Irish Kidney Association is the forget-me-not, and he wants the card to feature some...do you have any ideas of where I could find anything decent?

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

    Tags xx

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  27. Lovely cards Brenda!

    I'm more drawn to the poppy one, but that's mainly because they are one of my favourite flowers.

    Happy crafting!!! :) X X

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  28. Both gorgeous Brenda but you won't be surprised that the Poppy one is my favourite!

    Since you're not at your best just now I hope you're allowing yourself some rest!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  29. Lovely cards!
    Nature will soon be full of all the colours of Autumn.
    I really like the first card you made.

    Have a great evening!
    Hugs
    Susan.

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  30. Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the watercolour effect of the first one, but love the poppies just as much.
    Hope you're feeling better.
    Avril xx

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  31. Such beautiful cards Brenda. The autumn colours on the first are so pretty and the poppies are wonderful with such a lovely verse. Michelle x

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  32. gorgeous cards, and great layouts :)

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  33. Two lovely cards Brenda. I love the sentiment on the second one. Judy x

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  34. Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the rich colours in the first one and the gorgeous poppy image in the second one.
    Mags
    x

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  35. Wow, what an elegant card Brenda! I love your stamping and the colors! Hugs, Hanneke

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  36. Two Beautiful cards Brenda...Love the autumn feel to the first...& Those poppies are simply Gorgeous... Have a great week...Hugs May x x x

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  37. Oooo am loving the rich autumnal colours of the PB one and Poppies well like you, i have a soft spot for them too, Luv Sam x

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  38. Two really wonderful creations Brenda, I love the designs on both,the fresh look of the poppies and then the richness of you PB card.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  39. Wonderful cards and great fall feeling on the first one.

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  40. Oh my... Brenta, these cards are stunning. I absolutely adore the corner embellishment on the first card. It looks amazing. The card with poppies is so pretty. Fantastic work. I hope you feel better soon.
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  41. Wow you know I love my poppies too so your card is so appreciated by me-beautiful. Love the top one too very stylish.Hugs x Hope your body is moving abit better today.

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  42. Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the beautiful poppies but the autumn card is simply stunning, love the rich colours and the embellishments - had a few nippy autumnal mornings already. Sorry l have not been around much but hope to get backto normal in the next few days. Take care and hope you are feeling a better x Susan x

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  43. Both beautiful but today I like the first one best
    Rosie x

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  44. wow the more I see of your cards the more I love them. Your very talented. Love them all!!
    Linda K.
    ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

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  45. So different and both are adorable. I love them!
    Hugs Nadja

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  46. Gorgeous - love the Distress Marker stamping, especially with that delicate script around it, and the composition is just perfect on that card. Lovely work, as always, Brenda.
    Alison x

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