Thursday, 18 February 2016

Field of Dreams



Thanks you for all your lovely comments and words of encouragement on my last few posts, you are so kind. I know I am a bit slow on my visits this week but flu and another tooth infection is slowing me down somewhat but fingers crossed the antibiotics will kick in quickly. 

It's time for our mid month inspiration post at Penny Black and More following this months theme of 'Anything goes with a stamp and a die'. 

It's another Poppy one for me using the lovely Penny Black Field of Dreams die. I started with the reverse side of a square of Centura Pearl cardstock, used masking fluid to blank out the sun area and then dragged it thought distress inks watered down on a craft sheet...............swooshing appears to be the new name for this really old technique. Then left for a few minutes to dry before rubbing away the masking fluid, used a stencil to create the sun rays and inked the edges with a darker shade of DI.

I repeat stamped Penny Black Aspire and then overlaid the die cut Poppies, cutting the flowers out several times to decoupage and then dotted some stickles down the petals. The sentiment is also Penny Black, sadly now discontinued as is the little butterfly which I stamped onto vellum.


I also have another entry for the current Butterfly Challenge which is a Butterfly and S for Stamping and/or Sapphire. I started with a background of Dylusions and pearl Glimmer Mist, I'm not entirely certain it's sapphire but there is definitely stamping and Butterflies. I stamped the little flowers and swirls around the edge and bleached out some of the colour, stamped the sentiment and then the Butterflies onto shrink plastic which I coloured with Pan Pastels before shrinking down. A little stenciling with coloured grunge paste and some liquid pearls.

Happy Thursday all.

54 comments:

Janice said...

Love them both Brenda, great inky designs and I especially love the second - such lovely colours and a beautiful sentiment. Hope your flu is departing and that your tooth is settling - oh me, you're not having a great time of it! Jx

Kath said...

Two lovely cards and beautiful sentiments on both.
Kath x

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful cards! And the quotes are so true and uplifting.

I hope you recover very soon and that you don´t get tooth-ace!
That is the worst nightmare I know. I become like a helpless baby
when that happens. Total panic!

Get well soon!
Hugs
Sussie

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards. The top one really caught my eye when it popped up on the list of blogs I'm following. I love how you've created the sun. The bottom one has a lovely sentiment and just love the beautiful butterflies. xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW how beautiful the poppies look against your beautiful sun ray background ...I always struggle to create backgrounds and you make it sound so easy!!

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Gaby Dierx said...

Fantastic cards, love the colouring!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Bad Kitty said...

your cards are gorgeus!
love them!
have a nice day
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant designed creations Brenda. As always you inspire.....the colours are just oh so awesome. Thought I'd give commenting a go tonight and all good so far but this morning was a pain right from word go...is it only us two being targeted?..xxx
{aNNie}

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh stunning creations both of them!! Those poppies in the top one remind me of your lovely banner!

Like you I have not managed to visit much this week, as I have been away, but hope to do better now. Hope you will feel better soon!!

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, love both of them;-))m

Wendy L said...

Both beautiful, xxxx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful cards, do love poppies

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful work, Brenda. Your backgrounds are gorgeous and so creative.
That sunburst is amazing. xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Two stunning cards. Hope you are feeling better.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Brenda! Love the sapphire background with the stunning little butterflies, and your sun ray background of the first one is just amazing! Hope your week has gone well so far, just playing catch up today. hugs :)

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaart Brenda.Met de klaprozen vind ik helemaal geweldig ik hou erg van klaprozen.Zomer als ik in de polder loopt zie je heel veel klaprozen
Groetjes Gerrie

Babs said...

You are an inspiration to all of us Brenda with all your wonderful techniques that you bring to us in all your beautiful creation, I just love both of these cards but the poppy one is my favourite..
Hugs Babs x

Whisper said...

Aaah bless you, so sorry you have not been well again, and what a stunning pair of cards too, Luv Sam x

Shylaa Shree said...

both are beautiful cards brenda, the first one is so adorable

Mrs A. said...

Both your cards are beautiful Brenda as I love poppies but your little butterfly card for my stamping and sapphire challenge is a delight to look at. I love your colourful shrink plastic butterflies. My new heat gun arrived this morning so I'm a happy bunny again. Thankyou for fluttering by and you will be entered twice into the draw for the different prizes. Hugs Mrs A.
Ps. Don't know how we are going to explain about the sawn up benches to Miss Di though when she gets back to the playground!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Two beauties my friend. Simply love the poppies. (Have H Pylori infection - too ill to even don my nurse's outfit- LOL......seriously - hoping this 5 tablet concoction kicks in very soon - am missing my daily fix of Mr K.) xxx

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Brenda.Love the designs and pretty designs. You have a fabulous style.
Lorraine x

nnalorac said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda. Love them both but the Poppy one is soooo beautiful. Hope your feeling better soon. Carol xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Meravigliose entrambe Brenda...!!! Oggi non posso scegliere una prefeita, le ADORO tutte e due!!! Queste card mi fanno sognare! :)

scrAPpamondo said...

...prefeRita, non prefeita...

Magda Wo said...

it is wonderful cards

Team Clark said...

Gorgeous designs, Brenda!

Sarah said...

These are really beautiful, you inky queen!! xx

Alison C said...

Wonderful blue, butterfly card. I love the border and all the little flowers. The bleaching is so effective. Your poppy card is so lovely and striking too. It seems I might need to get some shrink plastic.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sorry you've been poorly, Brenda. Not a good time of year for this type of thing. I hope you feel better soon! Your cards are gorgeous! I LOVE the way you made the sun rays on the first card - they really look 3-D! It's an awesome card! Love the butterflies too but your first card blew me away!

Pat said...

Delightful cards with gorgeous backgrounds and colours. Each one also has a beautiful sentiment. Do hope you are soon on the mend.

Pat xx

ALI said...

Two beautifully designed cards, the poppies are gorgeous. Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather.

Helene E said...

Such warm and happy cards! I hope the antibiotics have kicked in by now.

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the old techniques are the best!xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow! Two wonderful cards Brenda. I love the colours in the first one, and of course, your beautiful poppies. Both have such wonderful sentiments and the second on always gives me a lump in my throat. I love the way that you've bleached out some of the colour in the swirls, it looks terrific. Such fantastic inking, right up my street :) Sandra X

Ellibelle said...

They are both beautiful Brenda, and really loving the quotes you used! Sorry to hear you haven't been well, hoping for a quick recovery!

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the sentiments and designs. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Mags
x

Jane said...

You've had some fun inky play Brenda...the secret Processco obviously adds to your wonderful creativity! It's been a free for all with Miss Di away on half term! Your cards are just gorgeous. I agree with the new term for an old technique but swooshing is quite an apt description isn't it.Hope you get over you teeth issues again, you poor thing. Hugs xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Two beautifully inked cards. Stunning. Hugs, Wends x

jackiescrafts said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I do hope the antibiotics kick in quickly and that you soon start to feel better
Jackie x

Kathleen said...

Totally stunning PB card, glorious colours and image.
Superb second card again using lovely colours.
Hope you are feeling better.

Kath x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I hope you are feeling a little better today Brenda, sending healing wishes.
Lovely cards as always, your inking and stamping talents are amazing. I haven't tried the bleaching technique lately soI might just give that a go tomorrow.
Lorraine

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! I always love your scenery cards!! Beautiful!! Hope you are feeling better..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Robin said...

Just STUNNING! I really need a tutorial on the sun rays you created in that first card. They are both so very beautiful. I hope your antibiotics kick in soon and you might be able to kick these illnesses. Hugs, Robin

Greta said...

Hope you feel better soon, Brenda! I always love your cards & both of these are beautifully crafted!

Gerrina said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the quote and the colours on the second, but the first is my favo! Great sun and rays and beautiful poppies! Hope you will feel better soon! In that way; use the weekend cleverly...

An Occasional Genius said...

Aww Brenda, sorry you're not well hon. Wishing you better soon. Two gorgeous cards, the moments and memories ones is my favourite. That sentiment is so true. It is the little moments that come back to you years later and mean the world. Take care xx

KandA said...

Both of these cards are absolutely stunning Brenda. Wonderful colours and stamping and I love that poppy die

Sorry to hear you're not feeling great and I hope you feel better real soon. Maybe a glass or two of brandy up in the Treehouse will help xx

Helen said...

Beautiful cards again Brenda. Hope you feel better soon

coldwaters2 said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are not well Brenda I pray for a quick recovery back to health. Brenda both card and sentiments are beautiful I love them.
hugs
lorraine x

linda said...

hope you're feeling better brenda. these are both gorgeous and i love the colours and dimension!

mamapez5 said...

I love both of these cards. I am really having a quick peep at a few blue Butterflies from Mrs A's challenge, but your poppies really caught my eye. I love the backgrounds you made for each for these. Kate x

Shirley Chillman said...

Sorry you are under the weather sweets. Hope you're feeling loads better and that the antibiotics did the job.

Fabulous poppy card the colours are so vibrant and the blue make isn't half bad also.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

frlphoebes kreativ-blog said...

Dear Brenda,
hope you feel better soon.My fav is the card with the poppies die,amazing!!!The gras stamp - is it a PB stamp too?Ilove it because it looks so filigran and make every creation a special one.
The second creation with the tiny flowers and the beautiful butterflies looks great too.I love the colors you used,they´re wonderful bright.The Blue and the Yellow matched perfect.Thank you for these gorgeous inspirations,
hugs Sylvie