Monday, August 5, 2013

Orange Poppies


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It is always lovely to know you have visited.

I made this for a birthday this week, and was pleased with the outcome, but unfortunately the camera did not pick up the colour of the poppies correctly - they are a lovely soft orange IRL!


The image was stamped onto some encyclopaedia paper (bought for the purpose, second hand) which was then scrunched and distressed with tea dye ink before being coloured with chalks and mounted on the dark brown panel.


I finished the card by mounting the stamped feature onto a white panel with a green bow and the sentiment embossed onto a tag I made.


The final touch were the brown pearls.  
A CAS card for a family member who is not into 'fussy' things.

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23 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Simply lovely Maxine - great card with lots of detail without being too fussy! LOve the techniques! {{{hugs}}}

Only By His Grace said...

I love Poppies Maxine. My grand- mother always had poppies in her garden. I noticed you also have Poppies on your blog page.
You have done a super job of this card. I love how you stamped onto the Dictionary page. Just beautiful
Hugs maz

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty Maxine. Great design and love the use of the old book paper.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Josephine said...

Beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

jimlynn said...

Fantastic design on such a gorgeous card! Lovin' those poppies.
Lynn

Katie Stringer said...

Lovely card
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs katie x

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow you are really creating like its going out of style lol. Another gorgeous creation

butterfly said...

How lovely. I love the image stamped on the encyclopaedia page - so effective, and so beautifully distressed on the edges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

she who must stamp said...

Maxine, I love the look of the image stamped and colored onto text paper! Awesome card!

Chana said...

Awesome project, very nicely executed! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Redanne said...

It is always lovely to see stamping on book pages and your poppies look wonderful - a really lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month. Anne x

Tracey Murphy said...

Very beautiful CAS card, Maxine! Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and good luck!
x

MiamiKel said...

Maxine, this is positively LOVELY! What a stunning card, my friend. Blessings!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty flowers, Nicely done!

Whisper said...

Ooooo absolutely stunning and good to see poppies in orange too, fabby idea about the encloypedia.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black And More this month and good luck, luv Sam x

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabby project with the DT from PanPastel UK, hugs Terry xxxx

Amy said...

Gorgeous! I love the texture of the poppies with the writing behind them, and the bold brightness of the sentiment.

Ephemera said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at FSC this fortnight. Just love the colour palette and delicious stamping. Xx

melsanford said...

A beautiful card - I love your gorgeous sunny colours! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at FSC!

xxx Ellie xxx

Susie said...

Beautiful and ally effective! Thank you for joining our Summer Days challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Michelle Pearson said...

ooh, I love this one...that paper and technique gives the card a great look! It's been a while since I did that! Thanks for the inspiration! :)