Sunday, 3 February 2019

So it looks like Poppies all the way


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'All things bright and BEAUtiful' and 'Anything Goes with an option of Tags'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both and at the latter there is a slight twist with prizes so please do check it out on the challenge blog. 

For my Penny Black and More piece at the top I used a Bee Crafty monolith tag base which I adore working with, covered it with gesso, acrylic paints and crackle glaze and some flourishes using texture paste and some gilding wax to add highlights. Then I decoupaged an arrangement of Poppies from the beautiful Penny Black 40-613 Parade of Flowers.


For this one I created an Oxide ink background and stamped Bee Crafty's  BEAUtanicals Poppy along with some background textures, coloured the Poppy........this is a Himalayan one I guess judging by the colour I've gone with and some twine to finish.

Added on Thursday: Rather late to the party due to all this silly illness stuff so hope I'm not breaking any backlink rules but would love to add my thanks to Miss Di and of course Parsnip and squeeze in as the classroom gates close with my offering of the Poppy monolith, the Poppies were all cut from snippets and hope I'm not sent straight off to the naughty corner for being missing for so long but hope exceptional circumstances will be taken in to consideration....pretty please Miss.

Phew rather a lot of writing after so long unable to do any unaided so here's the link to Darnell's blog who is very kindly hosting this special thank you to Di who has been in charge of us rabble for a whole seven years, where has that time gone one wonders. I could write so much more but alas I can't without the help of hubby and dare not tear him away from his office on a weekday for something "as trivial as bog stuff"!.
 
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55 comments:

Helen said...

You can't go wrong with poppies! Hope you are doing ok.

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 gorgeous cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning artwork Brenda poppies are so beautiful

Anne

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, and wow again Brenda. Both gorgeous but the first one is a real stunner! I know that Poppies are a favourite of yours and this really shows here in this post. Enjoy the rest of your day x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creations Brenda. I love the tag the moost, but the blue poppy ar also beautiful colored.
Blessings, Elly

Viv's Visuals said...

More fabulous artwork B. Hoping things are settling... missed a trick mid week but hoping for good things tomorrow! xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous poppies all the way Brenda! Specially love that top one, so striking, - stunning!!! Happy Sunday xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful poppy stamping, Brenda and wonderful backgrounds on both. Love the subtly coloured tag but I also love your 'Himalayan poppy', with such vivid colours. Hope you're managing some crafting time and finding it helpful.

Cath x

Janette said...

Beautiful cards but the poppies drew me over here they look gorgeous and the header too.xx

ALI said...

You can't go wrong with Poppies Brenda, beautiful work.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

schitterende kaarten prachtige de eerste kaart met de klaprozen.
Ik ben zelf vind ze schitterend over een paar maanden kom je weer veel tegen in het weiland
Groetjes Gerrie

Mervi said...

Stunning creations, love them both;-))m

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous monolith tag great texture and gorgeous poppies
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

oops presed too soon--fabulous background and beautiful poppy really love the sentiment
Carol x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love both the card and the gorgeous tag that you've made here Brenda, two beautiful stamps too.

Sue xx

Joan said...

Ooh Poppies! What's not to love! Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the colours of the card


Joan x

Sarah said...

Such beautiful poppies Brenda. Hope the weather hasn't caused you too much mischief xx

Tina henderson said...

truly stunning creations, love every single detail x

Dora said...

You and your poppies!! Fantastic creations. Both! Beautiful stamps!

pinky said...

Both beautiful works of art Brenda. Though I really love the look of the crackle glaze.

Lynne K said...

I never tire of seeing your poppy creations, Brenda, and these two are as stunning as usual. Really like them both. x

Ellibelle said...

Two stunning floral cards Brenda. Loving them both and amazing backgrounds on both!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Away at the mo so just quickly popping. That tag is stunning

linda said...

both tags are beautifully designed, and i love how the first one can stand up on display to show off those gorgeous poppies.

cuilliesocks said...

The tag is stunning Brenda and what a gorgeous card, Kate x

Craftyfield said...

The crackle on the monolith… And the fussy cut poppies!!! (My not so nimble fingers hate fussy cutting) Both of your makes are beautiful Brenda, and as usual so professional! x

SusanLotus said...

Wow Brenda! <3

Your tag is stunning! Great Art!
Thank you for your visit to my blog while
I was away for so long...

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs
Sussie.

Liz said...

Two gorgeous creations, Brenda. I especially love the one with the red poppies, just stunning. xx

Kathleen said...

Stunning tag, fabulous background and gorgeous poppies.
Love the sentiment on the second card, the super colours of the background and a really lovely image.

Kath x

Carole said...

These are superb..both so different but I lean towards the tag as my favourite. xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creations Brenda!! I saw the new "All things Bright and Beautiful" challenge and I've been singing the Hymn ever since! lol! That prompted to play some Hymns on Youtube which now me and my daughter are listening to as I'm commenting, lol!

Linby said...

Poppies! need I say more lol! Love the first one so pretty and a great effect you achieved. The second one is so unusual in that colourway and looks fa

Late Blooming said...

Poppie tag is bautiful

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!!! Your monolith tag is absolutely amazing!!! How fabulous texture and decoupaged poppies!! Stunning work of Art!! Pinned immediately https://www.pinterest.it/pin/534802524500604056/
Fabulous oxides card too, you always stunning me with your beauties!! Thanks for the inspirations!
Big hugs, hope you have had a fabulous time with your son :)

Marlies said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda. You made realy great backgrounds for the lovely poppys. I like the sentiment on the blue one, so true :)
Take care, hugs, Marlies

gwen70 said...

Stunning poppies, love both pieces

Leanne Harris said...

Beautiful poppies Brenda xxxxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Brenda I love both your projects so much...the sentiment in the 2nd one really made me smile!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful creations Brenda. x

Diane said...

Brenda, your poppies are so pretty and love the dimensions.

Hugs Diane

Anke said...

Oh Brenda your tag and your card are so beautiful, fantastic background and I love your poppies, great art.

Hugs
Anke

aussie aNNie said...

These are stunning Brenda, love the crackle on the tag.xx

Fikreta said...

these are so pretty projects!
hugs

Pat said...

These are two absolutely gorgeous makes Brenda, that tag is just awesome the Poppies look so real I love it.

Pat xx

KandA said...

Two wonderful poppy creations Brenda, especially loving the tag xx

Greta said...

Both lovely, but I especially love the tag!

EmmaT said...

2 Gorgeous creations, poppies are always a winner aren't they. Emma

Darnell said...

I'm really blown away by your stunning creations, Brenda! I'm a lover of all things poppy, so that tag just stole my heart, but your monolith is a brilliant work of art, as well! You are not naughty over at my Hop and I'm sure Di feels the same way! Thank you so much for joining in to thank her for all she has done and continues to do!! Hugs, Darnell

Helen said...

These are both beautiful Brenda - love the texture on your tag!
Helen x

Di said...

Hi there B! So lovely that you managed to join in the hop - wonderful poppies as always. The main concern is that you stabilise and get well soon - and then we can really celebrate!

Sending many hugs and a lot of love

Di xxx

Sarn said...

Hi Brenda . . . WOW you've created some beautiful poppy works of art here, despite your current difficulties. I sincerely hope you feel better soon.

If you feel up to it, please come round the back of the bike shed for something that might cheer you up!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sally H said...

Two absolutely gorgeous creations, Brenda! I love them both! Your passion for poppies seens to be well known. Hope you are doing okay xxxx

Jeni Mc said...

Brenda .....
Those poppies are amazing . I feel I could lift them from the tag they are so delicate and the colours are just right . I hope you are feeling better and can look forward to Spring being on its way Jx

Debbie said...

Oh our love of poppies are so in sinc dearie. 2 beautiful and elegant pieces. I am in awe of your creativity dearie. Hope you're keeping not too bad. Thinking of you Hun. Hugs xxx

Donna Ellis said...

hahaha! Great saying on your second project, Brenda! I sorta do most things with enthusiasm, and many are sorta kinda foolish in some regards, but so much fun! LOL Wonderful creations. The poppy tag is GORGEOUS, and the second card tickles my heart! hugs, de