Wednesday, 20 April 2016

More Poppies



Morning Peeps, it's time for my second share as this month’s Guest Designer over at Chocolate Baroque and today I have a canvas. I also have a couple of shares of cards I made for their new regular posts showcasing cards made in less that fifteen minutes.

My starting point was an 8”x8” canvas which I pained with white gesso and when dry dabbed DI’s Tumbled Glass, Fossilised Amber, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio onto a large craft mat and spritzed liberally with water before dragging the canvas through the wet liquid. I dabbed here and there with a piece of kitchen towel to soften the colours as I wanted a fairly soft and muted background.

Next I made a mask with a piece of acetate and Tattered Lace dies, laid it to one side of the dry canvas and applied Grunge Paste through the apertures and some ‘blobs’ of paste to represent clouds...............in hindsight not sure that part works. When dry I rubbed Gilding Wax around the edges of the canvas and over the Grunge Paste.

Using Archival Watering Can ink I stamped a Poppy from Chocolate Baroque Pretty Poppies stamp sheet, sentiment from the Words of Inspiration set and berry leaves from Autumn Poppies set. Next I coloured the Poppies, leaves and berries with the same colour DI’s and added some gold beads to the Poppy centres. Finally a strip of lace under the Poppies.


And rather belatedly here are my shares from Friday's CB inspirational post, it's a new regular feature showcasing cards that can be made in fifteen minutes of less. My spotlight Poppy card above uses one of the images from CB Pretty Poppies stamp set, simply stamped in back, then one of the flower blooms stamped again, colours with Spectrum pencils cut out with a Tattered Lace circle die and mounted in place. I also added a little background interest with a stencil and DI's.


The set of three cards really were extremely quick to make, for each I dabbed three colours of DI onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water and pained very randomly onto Fabriano, then stamped with quotes from CB Words of Inspiration and Pretty Poppies stamp sets.

Many thanks for popping in today, your comments are always much appreciated.

50 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely selection of cards Brenda...love the poppies particularly like the spot light one and your sentiment ones are just gorgeous such a lovely array of colours

Anne

Anonymous said...

Great work, well done!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the blue poppies and so you, xxx

Glennis said...

Great cards Brenda. I have done similar to your last ones using watercolours, a lovely effect

aussie aNNie said...

STUNNING Poppies, love the cards and your ideas with them, just gorgeous as always...xx

 {aNNie}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another lovely selection of beautiful cards today

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning what a beautiful selection of cards. I think poppies are my most favourite flower. Great idea with the 2nd card - love this one.

Crafty hugs Pen x

gwen70 said...

Stunning canvas, adore the colours

Astrid Maclean said...

I missed quite a few recent posts because of lack of time, but have just done a wee catch up, stunning all of them and today's is no exception. Stunning canvas and the quickies look amazing too!!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Beautiful cards and canvas Brenda. I love the colours you have used in the canvas and the pop of colour in the poppy is fabulous.
Take care
Lesley

Sophie said...

So schöne Blumenkarten...

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda your selection of cards are beautiful, I love the texture and softness of the colours on the first one, the spotlight technique on the second on is fantastic the third picture shows some wonderful colours, awesome makes
hugs
lorraine x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creations Brenda. I love those three cards. Great canvas also. Hope your George is ok.

Viv's Visuals said...

Please just wait while I pick my mouth up from the floor.......... (and no Mr K has NOT proposed....)
Stunningly beautiful poppy canvas my friend - love everything about it. Fab cards too. Shall likely not be able to watch much tonight - my heart cannot stand all the recent excitement! xx

Lau W said...

Wow for the canvas ! fabulous OMG love it !
The card with poppies is original, fab idea !
And the set of cards is wow too ! Love this style of cards !
Have a nice day, héhé with sun here !!! xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda

Just love this piece of art. The poppy is my favourite flower and the colours you've chosen are so beautiful

Thank you for sharing

Smiles

June :)

Robin said...

These are all FABULOUS! I'm really drawn to the poppies where you popped up the color of the flower. So many slight details that make up all these cards I had to study a bit to catch it all. Just beautiful! Hugs, Robin

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous cards, very classy designs. I love using spotlights in my cards and your poppy is,gorgeous and I love the delicacy of the first card too. Tracy x

nnalorac said...

Love these cards Brenda, have to set myself a challenge to try and make a card in 15 mins! The canvas is stunning, love how you've created this, been buying stash to give mixed media a go, just need to clear my work desk lol!! Carol xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous collection Brenda. I love the technique on the second one with the circle of colour on the black and white background! hugs :)

Team Clark said...

Love, love, love these beautiful makes, Brenda!!!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Pat said...

Beautiful canvas Brenda, love the blue poppies and great quick cards.

Pat xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, quindici minuti sono davvero pochi!!! Bravo!!
Che canvas delicato e primaverile!! Mi piace tantissimo!! La Gilding Wax ha un effetto splendido sulla pasta, grazie per l'idea!
Molto interessante la seconda card con lo spot, favolosa idea!! E le tre card ad acquerello sono delicate e dolci. Grazie per le belle ispirazioni!
Spero che tu abbia una buona settimana
Hugs

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing cards and canvas, on canvas I love how you put lace so it looks like a flower pot.
The card is great to, that circle is super idea, do not know how to expres my self on english but it is great!!
And those thre ones, I will borow your idea :) my friend is going on a litlle operation so this cind looks perfect to my, only few coloures, sentiment and a few embelishments, great!! Thanks!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Greta said...

Love all of these, Brenda, but the canvas is a jaw dropper!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful canvas Brenda. The spotlight poppy is fantastic as well as the others. Take care, Shirleyxx

Craftyfield said...

Loved your canvas! The blobs.. I read them as lily pads! But they're not intrusive so they can stay. The Poppy card has a fantastic design, one I'd like to CASE. xx

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning the canvas is so lovely and your card very special they are both amazing. Sorry I've not been around much lately but life has just got in the way love and hugs Carole x

ALI said...

Gorgeous selection of cards, would still take me longer than 15 mins....lol the canvas is beautiful.

Lorraine said...

A beautiful canvas and gorgeous cards, do love poppies.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Totally stunning canvas, love the subtle colours and the gorgeous images, brilliant design and colours on the other two cards, simple, for you but very, very effective.

Kath x

Ellibelle said...

Such amazing creations Brenda, especially loving the canvas you did! But all 2 are just gorgeous!

Ellibelle said...

I meant to type all 3 are just gorgeous, but think I accidentally typed 2 and saw it just as I clicked on publish. Anyway, I also wanted to thank you for sharing how you did the canvas, I really want to try that too!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice cards!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Gerrina said...

Love the canvas; great colours! And that round pop up makes the second popiescard so delicate and "light". The watercolourcards are so simple effectieve and beautiful! Lot's of beautifulness here!! Enjoying the sunshine today here... hope you too?

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, oooh that canvas is stunning! I love those colours. Gorgeous cards too
Claire xx

Debbie said...

Wow dearie, your cards are as beautiful as ever. I love the poppies as they are my favourite flowers but the quick cards are so effective too. Great job Hun.hugs X X X

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creations, Brenda!! Love the canvas!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

MaryH said...

Always such a pleasure to get inspired when visiting here. Love #1 just bunches & bunches, and #2 with the vivid spotlight is just gorgeous and draws the eye. I'm also so pleased with the #3 entry, and your mastery of the 'splotches of watercolor' that look so artistically done! WOW! You need to visit and give me some lessons!!!! Beautiful array of very different designs - each lovely. TFS & Hugs

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Brenda , such beautiful work , I love poppies. jane x

SARN said...

Everything you've posted here is so pretty Brenda. I particularly love the last three cards with the paint backgrounds and lovely words.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KandA said...

These are all amazing creations Brenda. Of course the poppies are a favourite. Love that fabulous canvas and brilliant design of the card, and your 3 'quickies' are just perfect xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the canvas, gorgeous colours, texture and stamping. Always a treat to visit here, even if I am a bit late :/
Lorraine

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Happy Weekend Judy x

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely spotlight card, Brenda! I'm taken with the pretty blue poppies and their richly golden hued leaves! Gorgeous canvas! Love, de

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowwwww, so beautiful cards... fantastic!
Hugs Carola

Dora said...

What a a beautiful work! Great that soft colours on the first creation. The second is beautiful in it simplicity. So nice that little colourpiece.
third picture, great work with the colours, so nice. Need no more.
kind regards, Dora

Sara Barker said...

Your three cards may have been quick, but they are impressive with those colorful backgrounds! Loving your canvas! The soft background colors and design are fabulous! And the poppy card is so elegant! Hugs!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I really love all of these Brenda but the canvas is an absolute stunner with it's delicate colour palette and amazing stamping. I'm always a bit wary of stamping on canvas but you've definitely got it cracked. I like the way that you've just picked up part of the card on the second card with colour and you really are the Queen of Poppies! The last three cards are simply beautiful with the sentiments taking center stage. The background colours that you've used are absolutely perfect and as a quick card to make, they look amazing. I'm way behind on my blogging this week so just trying to catch up a little and you've made some fabulous cards while I've been away Brenda. :) x