Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Autumnal Poppies


This card started as a sketch from Sweet n Sassy Stamps several weeks ago. But it would not do what I wanted it too, so it did not get finished until well after the challenge had finished.  

The image is from the SnS Precious Poppies set, and I coloured it with chalks.

The sentiment from the same set was gold embossed.

The button is from my collection - I suspect it was from either my Mother in Law or possibly even my Grandmother.... I love the wee indentations that look like gold bullion stitches. I snapped the shank off and mounted it over a green fabric flower.

All these elements were then mounted on a dark green handmade layer of paper and then the yellow base.  The edging under the poppies was a die cut, and there was also a gold edged ribbon layered in.

I was, ultimately, very pleased with the result.

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Dawn T said...

fabulous card Maxine. I really like the flowers and the way you coloured them.

Lovely Linda said...

This is lovely Maxine - I love those poppies and the button - a gorgeous touch - they are such a special embellishment!! {{{hugs}}}

MiamiKel said...

Splendid, Maxine! the colors just pop on this one, my friend - beautifully crafted in every way! Blessings!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful poppies! Love the button fact, love the entire card! Lovely!

Amy A said...

This is so fabulous Maxine. Love your interpretation of this Weeks {Pin}sperational Pic. That button is divine! Thank you for joining us at {Pin}sperational Challenges this week.


mamapez5 said...

A lovely card Maxine. You and I do like our poppies don't we? That was a beautiful button you found too. Kate x

Sarah said...

Great card! I love that sentiment verse....I have it on a t-shirt! Awesome background, too! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Maxine I've never seen such beautiful button; it must be very special. I LOVE your embossed verse; looks stunning. A very beautiful card indeed with pretty image. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
[DS4J DT Member]
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Stephanie said...

Maxine, this is such a pretty card. I do like that poppy stamp set and your coloring really sets it off. I also like the way you embossed the Scripture. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what beautiful poppies and a wonderful card Maxine.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Unknown said...

Maxine, Once again, this is a real work of art. Your beautiful work is appreciated by so many. Come back soon!
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

alex said...

Beautiful card, and such pretty Poppies, I love the sentiment too, thank you for sharing at Digistamps4Joy
Alex (DT)

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘EMBOSSING WET or DRY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Marilyn said...

Beautiful poppies Maxine and I admire how you have embossed the sentiment. Love that button too.

Crafting Vicky said...

very pretty card. love the sentiment and how you have embossed it!

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Karen Letchworth said...

This is beautiful, Maxine! You are the BEST at stamping and embossing your sentiments. You always have them turn out perfectly! And I'm always so impressed by it. Thanks a million for sharing with us, Maxine. I love your sweet creations and I thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Mema's Crafts said...

Lovely card Maxine. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Come back real soon.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card Maxine! The Poppies are just beautiful- love your touch with chalks- love the border you added and the bullion button- so pretty!!!

Saints Rule! said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday this week! Love this week’s creation!

Deanne Saunders said...

And so you should be pleased!It's beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Cathy A said...

Lovely shading on the Poppy Maxine

Jenny said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Deep Ocean. Jenny x