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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

My favourite flowers!

Hi folks, any regular readers of my blog will know that I love Poppies, of any shape and colour from the little field poppies to the big blowsy peony poppies and the show off oriental poppies, I love them all. There are some new stamps that have just been realeased over at Chocolate Baroque called Pretty Poppies and Dusky Damask. They are absolutely beautiful, and are right up my street. There are poppies, (of course!), and some absolutely lovely sentiments. There are some big background stamps, and some useful little floral stamps to create your owm backgrounds as well.

My first card shows the poppies at their showiest, and I love this stamp. I have created a background using a technique that my lovely crafting friend Elaine taught me. I have used leaves from a plant called the 'Plume Poppy' to make my own background. For the slim panel I have pressed poppy leaves between two sheets of watercolour and run them through my Big Shot.I have then simply inked the edges. I have then stamped the image, coloured it with Polychromos pencils, and decoupaged the butterfly.



I love the sentiment on this card, and it will be so useful for those friends that mean a lot. I apologise in advance if everyone gets the same one!!!!

Anyway, why don't you pop over to the Design Team Blog during the next few days to see what my team mates have made with these stamps? They have made some fabulous projects. Thanks for stopping by, xx



19 comments:

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning Judith. I love poppies too. Your colouring is beautiful and I love the layout too

Sue

Aquarius said...

These stamps could have been designed just for you - love what you've done on this card. At the moment with all the rain my garden has exploded into all sorts of unexpected growth including loads of large annual poppies - no idea where they came from but they are everywhere and not just in flower beds!! I'm letting them stay for the time being even on the pathways.

Suzee Murphy said...

Oh these poppies are just so so you Judith ! Absolutely stunning as always ! Beautiful !! xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Glenda must have been thinking of you when these stamps were designed. They are beautiful, and have gone to the top of my wish list of course. I love the background that you've created with the leaf.

Sue x

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card, Judith. Love the image and the leaf background. I tried that technique a while back, but ended u with a wet, gooey mess, and a scruffy Bigshot! :(

Paula (PEP) said...

I absolutely love this, especially the soft greyishness of the leaves panel. It looks so beutiful against the vibrancy of the red & is really evocative of the silvery hairy stems of poppies in real life. Your butterfly is very beautiful in those colours & I always enjoy your Polychromos work.
Thanks for a delightful feast.
Paula (PEP)

Kazza said...

one word - gorgeous :)

Christine B. said...

A stunning card, fantastic colouring. Hugs x ChrisB

Caroline said...

WOW this is beautiful. Your colouring is superb and the design is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Zoe said...

Stunning stamp and a beautiful card xxx

Abbie721 said...

Absolutely stunning Judith, one of my favorite flowers to, just love the dark rich color xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Judith and love the techniques you have used and the Poppies and butterfly are wonderful,
Suexxx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Judith. I can definitely see what you mean about the leaf background being a good fit with fall faeries! It's has a very subtle but beautiful effect in your card. Nicely done :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous creation Judith. Love the colours and the new sets from CB are beautiful. My wishlist keeps growing :) Enjoy the rest of the week, Shirleyx

Lynne K said...

I love poppies too, Judith, and I love your card. Absolutely beautiful. (I ordered the poppy set as soon as it was released!)

Lynne x

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous card Judith. I have seen this pressed leaf technique before in Craft Stamper mag' a while ago and it can create beautiful backgrounds using either leaves or petals. I've yet to try it for myself though. Thanks for the reminder of this.

Mrs O crafty blog said...

This card is stunning Judith.. Px

Michelle said...

Just had a look through all your lovely makes again.

Don't forget I have a Give Away on my Personal Blog http://www.creativecrafting-michelle.blogspot.co.uk/ Ends on 15th July!!
michelle x

craftimamma said...

Absolutely stunning piece Judith! Love the slim panel using the real leaves and your main image is so beautifully coloured it's quite breathtaking.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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