Sunday, 7 May 2017

Dream until your dreams come true



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Butterflies, Fairies and Wings' and 'Photo Inspiration' which has a strong hint of Poppies about it. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

My top creation is my Stamping Sensations piece which has a background of Distress Inks and pearl mica spray. To achieve the coloured sky I masked the water line across a piece of Fabriano and added the inks followed by the mica spray as this helps blend the colours. Next I removed the mask and used DI's to add he water, I then stamped the images with back archival. All stamps are from Lavinia with the exception of the sentiment which is Inkylicious and finally some glitter to the fairies wings and a pretty bow.


For my Penny Black piece I again started with a piece of Fabriano and repeat stamped the PB Poppies and then painted on masking fluid to all stamped areas. Next I saturated the piece with water and sprinkled on Brusho's..............I like to use 600gsm Fabriano when using Brusho's as it does not warp when using a lot of water.

When dry I stamped all time PB favourite Dance, Sing, Love, then rubbed away the masking fluid and coloured the Poppies with Spectrum pencils.

I hope you will join us at both challenges this month.

44 comments:

Valerija said...

Amazing cards. Love the scene you have created on the first card. Love the ribbon too.
Valerija xx

Anonymous said...

Such adorable cards, dear Brenda!
Enjoy the sunday,
x Daniela

Mervi said...

The first card is stunning, totally gorgeous fairy card.
Another PB beauty with the lovely sentiment on.
Happy Sunday, we had a cold night but now the sun is shining;-))m

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda and I love the subtle pastel tones that you've used in the first one. The second card is just you with it's beautiful sentiment and stunning Poppies. I always think of you whenever I see a Poppy. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Shirley said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I do love the Poppy stamp image. It has become one of my favourite stamps as it is so versatile.

Shirley

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both beautiful, love those sentiments. Very thoughtful fairy is lovely. I always think of you with poppies, very pretty.

sue w. said...

Hi Brenda, two beautiful cards. Poppies are my fave flower and I just love this.
Hugs Sue W.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous stamped cards once again Brenda. I have been trying to play a bit more with my stamps and inking techniques of late, I seem to have gotten in to a rut of creating cards with decoupage images for customers, but I have missed stamping.
Lorraine

KarinsArtScrap said...

you have made 2 very beautiful cards again Brenda.
Gr Karin

Babs Watson said...

Love the brusho background Brenda , beautiful stamp and card

Hugs Babs x

Babs Watson said...

Me again, sorry Brenda I ment to say a beautiful fairy fantasia card love how you have done the water and how you have positioned your fairy sitting over the top, lovely colours in your background too.
Hope your having a lovely weekend.
Hugs Babs x

Fiki said...

stunning card!

Joan said...

Lovely cards Brenda, I love how you have created a watery scene for your fairy card.

Lucy Woods said...

So gorgeous and dreamy! Love the ribbon! And such a pretty poppy scene! Beautiful cards!
Lucy x

crafty-stamper said...

Both gorgeous card I was that enthralled looking at the images and colouring techniques on the first -when I read you added a pretty bow I had to back and look-never even noticed that lol-Beautiful poppy stamp and fabulous Brusho background
Carol x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the fairies in your top one.
Lorraine x

Ellibelle said...

Both are absolutely beautiful, and what a perfect sentiment to use with the fairies! Love the effects you achieved with the brushos.

Mrs A. said...

Two gorgeous cards . I love them both. It's a fab day here today with sunshine just how May should be. Hugs Mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

Always love your fairies creations, expecially those with Lavinia stamps, and this one is just a delight!! Such a wonderful sky!! Amazing paceful scene on that lake and super sweet lace on the edge of the card!
Your second card is more bright but beautiful as the first one, great design and colours! Love all the poppies and the brushos background!
Hope you have had a sweet Sunday. In Italy the sun comes and goes and yesterday there was a lot of rain :(
Hugs
Hugs

Carole said...

Two beautiful cards .......lovely backgrounds and colour choices.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wat zijn je kaarten weer schitterend De klaprozen zijn heel erg mooi het zijn bloemen waar ik helemaal verliefd op ben.
Groetjes Gerrie

Jane said...

2 gorgeous cards Brenda, like you I do love a bit of Lavinia too.. such great stamps. So pretty. I have emailed you re my SS prize...please can you check your spam as sadly my emails often end up there! Enjoy the end of the weekend, hugs xxx

Robin said...

These are both gorgeous Brenda! Your backgrounds are stunning! I love that sentiment too! Hugs, Robin

Sarah said...

These are both lovely cards Brenda. The scene you have created with the fairy is delightful, I think she is eyeing up a suitable Frog to kiss!! Your poppies are beautiful and again, I love the sentiment xx

Sally H said...

Two very beautiful creations, Brenda! I do like that poppy stamp! Gorgeous colours on both

linda said...

these are both beautiful brenda, and both feel a bit dreamy, if that makes sense. :)

Anonymous said...

Your first one is very romantic and I love the flowers on the second one!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Astrid Maclean said...

Two gorgeous cards! The first one is so dreamy!! Love them both!

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I love the fairytale scene on the top one, lovely colours and stamps and the delicate ribbon is a perfect add. The lovely poppies realy stand out against the beautiful background on your second card. Both very elegant! Marlies

pinky said...

Both cards are perfectly beautiful and really capture the imagination Brenda, love them.

Merry said...

Beautiful work, love the ribbon on the first card. I like how the photo inspired you for the second card.

Linby said...

Two great cards but of course I love the poppies!

Crafting Queen said...

Two amazing cards. Have a great week.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Brenda what an enchanting and mesmerizing scenic car d you have made with the fairy...magical indeed!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card B, love this and think I may enter with my fairies. ♥[aNNie]

Gerrina said...

2 beauties! Love the dreany fairy card and that grunge look with the flowers is a super combination! Gives me inspiration for a card I want to make today, so...thanks! Hugs, Gerrina

Judith said...

Greetings from Florida Brenda! - not around much- just a little blogging in the mornings! I love the colours in your fairy card but the penny black is my favourite - your florals are always fabulous hugs Judith x

scrappymo! said...

Two gorgeous cards, brenda. The fairy scene is so pretty. I love the tree and branch that the larger fairy is sitting on and the wee flying fairy is so dainty and pretty...and helps create the depth to your scene.
Your second card is beautiful. Thee poppies of course are wonderful, but I love the brusho type background. I am not sure how to create this yet, nor do I know what Fabriano is, but I finally have some brusho's/burst powders and will watch you tube to figure them out!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Both cards are beautiful. The first card has such a lovely lace added to it! Amazing work!!

KandA said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda. Such a lovely fairy scene and wonderful sentiment on the first and of course I love the poppies and sentiment on the second xx

Tracy said...

Two fantastic creations Brenda, I adore the fairy card, gorgeous background and ribbon.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Wat een prachtige kaarten vooral de achtergrond van de eerste ben ik weg van. Groetjes Janny

SARN said...

BOTH gorgeous cards, but I'm plumping for the silhouette fairy as my fave - it's just soo serene and peaceful. xxx

Lynne K said...

Both beautiful, Brenda! I do love the poppies, but the Lavinia creation is so dreamy and ethereal it's just out of this world! x