Wednesday, 28 October 2015

It's Poppies again



Morning Peeps, I have another Chocolate Baroque piece of artwork to share which you today which you will also find on the Design Team Blog.

I make no excuses that's it Poppies again, but it's no secret how much I adore them and Chocolate Baroque have several sets of them which are just Divine. The Poppies I have used on this card are from the Autumn Poppy stamp set which is a huge A4 size packed with leaves, Poppies and toadstools.

My starting point was to create the background with a harlequin mask sponging Distress Inkpads Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door, graduating the colours to create a random look. I then stamped the Poppy image with Versamark Black and Detail Clear embossing powder.

Next I bleached the colour from the Poppies and Butterflies and coloured in with Spectrum Pencils. The sentiment is from Words of Inspiration and stamped and embossed as with the Poppies.


I have been rather remiss with blogging my recent creations for the most recent Tattered Lace shows on Create and Craft, so here are a few from last weekends show which featured the Dinosaur's which sold out rather quickly but will be back in stock and yesterdays Craftinator featuring lots of storage along with a few new dies.

It's no secret that cute and I just don't go together, but I have to admit that I found these little fellows rather sweet.

More in my comfort zone, flowers and pretty pinks


Thanks for popping in today.

50 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow loving the poppies x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the first one, love how the colour gradients on the diamond pattern, xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
A gorgeous collection of cards today. I must admit that the dinosaurs passed me by but they would be brilliant for children's cards and gift boxes. I love poppies too and so appropriate for this time of year.
Enjoy your day
Lesley

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A lovely selections of cards Brenda!

I love your poppy card, the dinosaurs cards are fun and the little characters are cute, the pink and black card has an elegance about it and I love the polka dot flowers on the last card.

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Crafting Queen said...

Great cards, love the first one. Hope you keep dry today. :)

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda! Those Chocolate Baroque poppies are gorgeous - must get mine out and have a play! Of the others, the last one is my favourite. A wonderful combination of dies, and I am in awe of your bows!

KandA said...

Wonderful batch of cards Brenda and definitely no excuse required for using that fabulous poppy stamp, it looks great against the stencilled background. Super fun dinosaur cards and the flower cards are so pretty xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I absolutely love the poppy stamp and it lovely coloured with pencils, so delicate. You are definitely the queen of poppies Brenda :) x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Your blog is choc full of gorgeousness today Brenda, lovely cards- all of them. I love the poppy images, so keep them coming.
I also love cute too and those little dinosaurs are adorable. Take care and hope that time is kind to us :)
Lorraine

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty cards

have a great day

Robin said...

More gorgeous creations! The dinosaurs are so cute and I so love the floral dies. Hope all is well with you. Hugs, Robin

Lau W said...

All your cards with flowers are beautiful ! Oh love the dinausor, fun cards !!
xxx

Lucy Woods said...

Love poppies and oh my goodness those dinosaurs are so cute and such a pretty scene!! Love all those stunning floral cards too! What a pretty selection!
Lucy x

Paper Profusion said...

Love your first poppies card Brenda - beautiful inking indeed. All the other cards are super too and the latter flowery ones very pretty. Nicola x

Gaby Dierx said...

Great cards, well done!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Team Clark said...

Oh Brenda, your cards are all so inspiring! The dinosaurs are so cute! I always love your lacy layers in your elegant cards! The poppies are just perfect too! Hugs, Autumn

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
einfach wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet,ich bin jedesmal begeistert von deinen Werken,
glg ulrike

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

HI Brenda, lots of beautiful artwork to see :) I also love all the CB Poppies. The dinosaur's are cute, you've done job with them. I don't 'do cute' either, but still admire cute designs. All of the cards are beauties. Take care, xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wat zijn je kaarten schitterend Brenda.De bovenste kaart vind ik het mooiste ik ben gek op klaprozen
Groetjes gerrie

MaryH said...

Loving the gorgeous poppies with that stunning CB image! Enjoyed reading the techniques employed to get to this brilliant card. I don't do 'cute' very well either, but this delightful little dino just made me smile to see how you've used the critter on each of these 2 very pretty cards. It's 'pretty' rather than 'cute'...even though Dino isn't a subject I'd try myself. After seeing how you've employed him, would rethink my opinions!!! He's just fun & delicious on each project. I will fess up that the floral cards stole my heart though. Each is beautiful; loving the images, die mat shapes, colors & layouts - the amazing way you've used the background dies (and the hot pink background looks like the Ritz glitter or EP products). Of course your beautiful bows add so much elegance to an already stunning card! TFS & Hugs

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love the cute die cuts!! They are lovely!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, these are fabulous! I love the background on the poppies on card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Becca Cruger said...

What an adorable collection of cards!!! I especially love that first card with the gorgeous harlequinn background

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful makes, Brenda. The level of detail in the Tattered Lace dies never fails to amaze me!

ALI said...

Fantastic selection of cards Brenda you have been really busy.

Glennis said...

The poppies are simply stunning

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Splendidi lavori, Brenda!! Il design di tutte le card è bellissimo, ma i papeveri sono semplicemente favolosi!! Mi piace tantissimo come saltano fuori dallo sfondo! Mi piace tanto anche la terza card con i nastrini, che bella idea!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fantastic collection and I'm so impressed with the Dinosaur ones, especially, as i know, it's so out of your comfort zone, i bought a couple of stencils back from Canada, & i must find time to play them, Luv Sam x

susiestacey said...

More lovely cards the poppies are just gorgeous and those little dinosaurs are too sweet x Susan x

Kathleen said...

Five fabulous creations and you can never have too many poppy stamps, was shocked to see your animal cards, didn't think it was you but they did make me smile, especially the first one of them.
Love the last card, pink and green goes so well.
Silly me, realised that Christmas is coming and a certain item could go on my Christmas list.

Kath x

Pollard Carole said...

Oh you are so clever these are all wonderful but those poppies are so elegant a fabulous collection love and hugs Carole x

Donna Ellis said...

Oh. My! What a diverse assortment of fantastic cards! Brenda, I love each one, especially your butterfly scene! They're beautiful!

Jackie said...

A wonderful selection Brenda, I really love those cute dinos :o)
Jackie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Love these gorgeous creations and colours along with the images used.xx
{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Regina said...

very pretty cards! The little dinosaurs are just adorable and perfect for little men cards!
Regina*

coldwaters2 said...

I am so in awe of the awesome creations you show Brenda I think I am doing well when I show one but your selection of cards are always so inspirational and creative, these here are beautiful.
hugs
lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Such a beauty for CB! All so stunning with the autumn colours on the background! The dino's look funny and the flowers are stricking in colours! But the first'; that's my favorite today! Hugs, Gerrina

Lorraine said...

Gosh you've been busy! Lots of gorgeous cards, love the poppies and the die cut dinosaur is cute too!
Lorraine x

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, but the first one the Poppies is absolutely gorgeous, such a beautiful image and lovely colouring.

Pat xx

mags said...

Gorgeous projects Brenda. Must admit the first one is my favourite.
Mags
x

pinky said...

All so beautiful Brenda. The litte dino ones are so cute!

Babs Watson said...

Oh Brenda what a absolutely gorgeous selection of cards, the poppie one really is beautiful and I love the technique you have used and all those beautiful colours there all just so amazing, your a very talented lady..
Babs..😊

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your cards. The dinos are so cute.

Di said...

Wonderful cards Brenda! I do love the Dino's, so cute. Your floral cards are all divine as ever, and how you make those fabulous is perfection.

Hugs

Di xx


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo B. thanks so much for popping over and saying hi.. trust you are keeping well.. pray so anyway.. love poppies too and agree on them being a fav... and the addition of the butterfly just really adds to it, doesn't it?
love also the very cute dinosaur... but agree with you the special floral cards being more my thing, too,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Desire Fourie said...

Another stunning array of cards and I absolutely adore your creative use of ribbon, something I am terrible at lol.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Tindaloo said...

Gorgeous flowery cards and such fun dino ones! ♥

Jeni Mc said...

Brenda I just love those poppies .The colours are so subtle and it is a lovely design ,

Jacee said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, adore the first one, so delicate, oh gosh, how can I choose, they are all wonderful!
Have a good weekend
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

butterfly said...

Wonderful cards... especially that first one - stunning poppies!
Alison xx

 
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