Sunday, 7 July 2019

Smile it's a beautiful day


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'The Earth Laughs in Flowers' and 'Summertime'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

Naturally me being me Summer says flowers so that had to be the theme for my Penny Black creation. When I started this one I actually thought I had the matching die for this Iris, but turned out I didn't and the Iris die PB make is for another stamp. But as I had the design in my head went ahead and stamped first the Iris's within the frame using Spectrum Sparkle Pens to ink the stamp spritzing with water and stamping several times onto the Pan Pastel background. I then stamped the Iris's a couple more times and cut them out by hand and placed them onto the top frame and also added a PB sentiment. The card is for a friend who loves all things pink and Iris's, we are similar ages and I think along with the sentiment will appeal to her.


I've had this Crafty Individuals stamp for years, mine is wood mounted whereas the newer version is unmounted and part of a set. It's not a large stamp so I stamped it three times to extend the field of Poppies, added some sky using Pan Pastels, a sentiment and leaves to frame the top.

Looking forward to seeing your creations this month and please do pop over to the challenge blogs as my team mates have some beautiful creations to share.
 
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34 comments:

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards both, beautiful and lovely;-))m

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I love how both cards make you feel as though you are down on the level of the flowers.

Sue xx

nnalorac said...

Both stunning cards Brenda, love Iris's and Poppies. Would both look lovely framed and hung for everyone to admire. Carol xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wou wat zij de kaarten prachtig.
groetjes gerrie

Wendy L said...

Both so beautiful Brenda but the field of poppies is the winner, xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards Brenda
Gr Karin

scrAPpamondo said...

Ooohhh... Both your cards are a joy for the eyes!!
Amazing iris, and yes, this cars glamorous itself!! Fabulous pink shades, wonderful sun with rays and the iris's look really wonderful!!! My attempts about spritzing with water on stamps didn't come out well, perhaps I put too much water, or my spry bottle isn't enough good... I will have another try.
Love so much your fussy cut, it gives a lot of dimension to the card, as well the thin green border on the inside of the window. I'm sure that your friend will LOVE this card so very much!!
The landscape card makes me smile, how peaceful and serene summer feel!! Love all the poppies in the country, they look very beautiful!!! Great stamp extension, I haven't seen the three stamping times before reading :)
Have a sweet Sunday in your heaven corner, hope that sun is shining and you could enjoy your fabulous garden!
Hugs

Craftyfield said...

Both brilliant cards, Brenda! I had a close look at the poppies card and the repeat is flawless! xx

Sarah said...

These are lovely Brenda and your joined up stamping of the poppies is perfect!! xx

HilaryJane said...

These are 2 amazing cards. I love them both for different reasons, those backgrounds are stunning xx

crafty-stamper said...

Both gorgeous cards but really love the gorgeous iris stamp ours are practically finished.
carol x

Cath Wilson said...

Both stunners, Brenda but I love that first one and the subtle colours you used. You cut those irises out beautifully - I'd never have guessed. I have that one, I think - I have a few, so don't really know which is which, apart from size. But it's a gorgeous design.
The second one is gorgeous in a totally different way...poppy fields are such a delight and this is a perfect example of one. We have a lot of poppy 'patches' at the moment around the main roads and they are such a treat as you approach them. They're usually with cornflowers, though - which are possibly my favourite wildflowers and my absolute favourite colour...seeing them together really makes me smile from ear to ear!
Lovely work.
Cath x

cuilliesocks said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x x

Carole said...

Wow Brenda...well the English dictionary does not have enough words anymore to describe your cards and talent...so FABULOUS is all I can say. I love both these cards, both so different. Those pink Iris are beautiful...clever doing some on the frame itself...and the poppy field...so useful for so many occasions and who doesn't love a poppy! Hugs xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Have a great week.x

Leanne Harris said...

Two beautiful makes Brenda, so very pretty. Down in Cornwall on holiday now for two weeks so checking in as and when I can xxxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Both cards are gorgeous Brenda, I love how you've brought one of the Irises out on to the frame, this is beautiful.
Lorraine

Kathleen said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, super design and images and such a pretty colour on the first cards and what a fabulous field of poppies on your second card, gorgeous scene too.

Kath x

ALI said...

Beautiful scene work Brenda x

Greta said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the first one--great design!

aussie aNNie said...

Great card and love that first one.x

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - I especially like the elegance of the iris one, and the sentiment made me smile :). Your poppy field is stunning
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

Good to see you back at the gorgeous PanPastel backgrounds! On both they look so good!
And the irisses on the first are beautiful; the cut-out ones give so much dimension! But the poppies-card is my favorite; what a joy to see and beautifully done with the 3-times stamping! Hugs, Gerrina

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beautiful Summer cards

Pat said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda, the first one is gorgeous I love Iris.

Pat xx

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards, how wonderfully you put the poppies stamp to use by stamping multiple times to created that gorgeous scene! And your fussy cutting looks perfect. It may be just me, but I personally prefer fussy cutting over the use of matching dies. I never get them lined up correctly.

Lynne said...

Both your cards are fabulous Brenda, from the gorgeous Iris' to the amazing scene you've created with the poppy field x

A.Rose said...

Stunning!

Dora said...

What a beautiful stamps have you used on both cards. Beautiful cards.

Linby said...

Beautiful flowers against that pinky sun, looks beautiful. Obviously I love the second card, not had that stamp out in ages.

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, Love the pretty card with the Iris, and the colours look beautiful against the pinky sky. You created the perfect summer scene with the CI stamp and the sentiment's perfect.
Avril xx

Fliss said...

Really beautiful cards Brenda and I especially love the field of poppies as to me that's a real sign of summer.
Sorry to have not visited in so long, I've been beavering away on Hochanda samples and doing accountancy and finance stuff for Andy plus things for my father in law - no rest for the wicked!
Fliss xx

Fikreta said...

love your cards!

Greta said...

Beautiful scene with the poppy field, but that first card grabs my heart--gorgeous work, Brenda! Truly worth the fussycutting!