Monday, 18 August 2014

Purple Poppies



The last of my scheduled holiday posts, this time with my Prickly Pear Monday share and also my Penny Black and More mid month inspirational piece.

It's another Dylusions background for my PB creation - crushed grape, cut grass and fresh lime with usual spritz of glimmer mist pearl. The edges are stamped with PB swirls and bleached out here and there, random inking and grunge paste though stencils and poppies cut with PB field of dreams from card coloured with the same Dylusions.


And my PPRS share is a bit more inkyness using the lovely HH0044 Floral Silhouette stamp which was a Crafts Beautiful commission. The background is another of those using distress inks and an acrylic block - the sort with guidelines which give an interesting affect when used to stamp.

Have a lovely week everyone and will be round to you all very soon now

54 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda.
Love the sentiment.
Gr Elly

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow the purple card is a stunner, love it x

Helen said...

If this is your last scheduled post it must mean your holiday is nearly over - hope you have had a wonderful time. The purple poppies are fantastic!!! what a stunning card. xx

Sally H said...

Two beautiful creations, Brenda! I love them both, but especially the inky poppy delight at the top!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful poppies Brenda, love the background and the 3D effect o the poppies themselves. The other card is beautiful too!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda the purple one is stunning

Anne

Glennis said...

Beautiful, I always love your designs

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the purple. xxx

AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful cards Brenda that top one is stunning.
Hope you have enjoyed yourself and I look forward to your return :)

OLE LUKOE said...

Супер!!!)))

scrAPpamondo said...

OOOHHH!!! So much beautiful!!! I LOVE purple poppies card, it's great!! Fantastic texture, colours, sentiment and details!!

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful cards

Eva Olmo said...

Gorgeous! I love your cards!

Jacee said...

Fantastic cards Brenda, I love the first one especially, such a rich colour, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love those purple poppies they are stunning!!
Kevin xx

Lau W said...

SUperbs cards, the first is wonderful, a pure beauty !
Big kisses !

Jane said...

Another 2 stunners Brenda. The purple is beautiful. I hope you have had a wonderful holiday and lots of R + R. "See" you soon xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the purple poppies - beautiful.
Lorraine x

Maureen R said...

Both of your cards are stunning Brenda. I adore the background on the PPRS post and the purple card is to die for! I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I wish I was there to help you. Hugs

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda it is lovely to see you back I hope that you had a wonderful, relaxing, refreshing holiday, Brenda these two cards are beautiful love the poppies on the first one and the 3 dimensional look, the background and images on the 2nd one look superb, awesome cards.
hugs
lorraine x

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda...those poppies are amazing... I hope you had a wonderful holiday....Hugs May x x

rachel said...

two beautiful makes Brenda - I really hope you feel rested after your holiday! Hugs rachel xx

Desire Fourie said...

A M A Z I N G art right here. Just adore the purple and green on the first and the autumn colours on the second.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sarah said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, love the poppies but the birds on the wire gets my vote, the red and mustard combo is most striking!! I bet you had a fabulous welcome home from your four legged family!! xx

Michelle J M said...

Both very beautiful cards Brenda. The purple poppies are wonderful but then so are the birds on a wire. Hope you are enjoying your cruise. Michelle x

Kathleen said...

Both cards are in fabulous colours , especially the grape one, love the way you have raised the flower heads. Stunning cards.

Kath x

Linby said...

ooh poppies in my favourite colour, this is a definite hit with me!
Lynn x

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

So gorgeous! Love your card Brenda! And something I must say.. you have the most outstanding collection of stamps I have ever seen!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Brenda, thank you for your lovely comment! I'm sorry I haven't been visiting lately. You probably read on my blog that I've moved. The house is a disorganized mess and at this point, I don't know if I'm coming or going. But your cards are gorgeous - I especially love the top one - wowzers! I need to try that technique! Hope your holiday has been a good one and that you are hanging in there with your health. Sending hugs and prayers your way...

Berina RGA said...

gorgeous cards Brenda... love our cards... hope your vacation is good..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful cards dear, the second one more attractive

Jackie said...

Two very gorgewous cards, I wouldn't like to choose a favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

wouu wat zijn je kaarten prachtig vooral de bovenste kaart is schitterend
Gerrie

debby4000 said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards but the purple poppies are extra gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Annmaree of Oz said...

WELCOME Home Brenda, hope you had an amazing trip! Can't wait to hear all about and maybe see a few photos!

I adore the purple poppy card, my favourite colour! I love all the inky goodness with the red and yellow, too!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous!!!
This purple poppy card is so gorgeous and wonderful. I can hardly take my eyes off it! I am not usually a purple lover, but i love this card. The 3D way you did the poppies themselves, against that gorgeous background is so stunning!

The second card is lovely too but the first steals the show!

nnalorac said...

So love the Poppy card Brenda, stunning design and gorgeous colours. Both beauties but poppy one wins hands down from me. Hope you have had a lovely holiday. We're having a at home one this year and it's poured nearly everyday! First and last go at posting on my IPad, what a nightmare. Sooner I get a new laptop the better. Carolxx

Ellie said...

Two absolutely beautiful creations Brenda! So beautifully designed and love the color combos!

sallysbitz2 said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. I know poppies are traditionally red, but I do quite like the purple look (I wonder if it's because it's my favourite colour). Also my newest grand-daughter is named Poppy x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

Tracy said...

Love the purple and green together, a very striking card. What a fabulous inky creation using your PPRS stamps Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Elizabeth said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda - both quite different and fabulous in their own way. Love the purple poppies and the effect of inking with an acrylic block with guidelines is so cool. I trust you had a fabulous holiday and that the journey home is/was pleasant. Elizabeth xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful. I love all the purple on the first card.

linda said...

wow, both are gorgeous brenda! i especially love the purple one for the colours, but also for the dimension you created.

Gerrina said...

Both such beautiful cards! Love the purple and the flowers that give an extra dimension! And the BG of the second is super! Hugs, Gerrina

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, but the poppies is absolutely stunning, love the colours.
Off for a catch up now.
Avril xx

cheryl said...

Wow both stunning hun they are both so beautiful love the purple and those flowers give so much dimension hugs cheryl xxxx

Donna Ellis said...

oh oh oh! HOW INCREDIBLE, Brenda! Love the purple and chartreuse color scheme! WOW! Both cards are beauties, of course, but my breath caught at the incredible intensity of your purples and chartreuse shading! hugs, de

Karen Petitt said...

Two more beautiful cards Brenda - I love the purple and green on the first and that lovely inky panel beneath the grasses on the second! Fabulous cards Karen x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two Beautiful Cards Brenda!

Both cards are very pretty, but I love the first one, it's purple and has poppies (my favourite colour and one of my favourite flowers).

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Debbie said...

2 beautiful makes dearie, sorry I've not been around much.I love both designs, so many great techniques too.Hope you've had an amazing time away and that you are getting the benefit of being away to relax and get lots of TLC.Hugs Debbie x

cebelica said...

These are sooooo beautiful! Both of them, but the first one is a winner imho. It's absolutely stunning. The sentiment is one of my favourites and I just love the colours. Fab work! Hugs! xx

Paper Profusion said...

These are fabulous Brenda as always, especially love your purple poppies. Welcome home to Terra Firma. Hope you had a great trip. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

UTs Hobby Time said...

Fabulous cards. The purple poppies are beyond gorgeous. Love the colors on both the cards. Hope you had a wonderful and memorable holiday.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Sooo stunning cards Brenda,,,, love the way you used these distress inks,,,,,absolutely amazing my friend.