Monday, February 18, 2019

Pencilled Poppies


This card is a combination of two projects I made for the 30 Day Colouring Challenge 
run by Kathy Racoonson. 

The background was made with Brushos - I love this result!

The inlaid die cut is called Prim Poppies  - a Memory Box Die, - cut in white card and coloured with Prismacolor pencils

The greeting was stamped in orange ink and clear embossed, then die cut using a S/B Labels die.
 I ran one of the pencils  used to colour the poppy around the edge of the die cut, and also the edge of the white card base.

The ribbon is chiffon, and did not look very nice directly over the blue, so I adhered two layers of it over a strip of white card, to get the result I was wanting.  
I layered the blue panel over some lime green  before adhering it to the white base and adding some clear rhinestones.

I finished the inside with another layer of card, around which I had wrapped two layers of ribbon, then outlined it with pencil. 

On a personal note - I have come to the conclusion after nearly three years of high stress in my life that I am approaching burn out, so I am taking time out, and will not be blogging much over the next 4-6 weeks - just my DT cards - or visiting your blogs. 😢 
It has taken me a while to acknowledge this, and the need to lie low and care for myself  is real, so please bear with me, and I will be back in a month or so. 

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Gerrina said...

The same stencil as I have; and it is a beauty... Looks so super here; elegant and fresh against the blue! Hugs, Gerrina

Janette said...

Beautiful card Maxine, I love the colours too. Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week and good luck in the challenge.x

Dawn T said...

just beautiful Maxine.

Mac Mable said...

Love the combination of the brusho's and the coloured pencils on your beautiful card x.
Take time to recover Maxine and just now we are all here for you when you return. Sending hugs and love x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is beautiful! Love the background piece!

kReN said...

Oh, these poppies look super! I have this die and forget to use it. Thanks for the inspiration! I am your newest follower. Follow me at

Quillish said...

How beautiful .. the bg looks stunning! And I love the way you wrapped the ribbon with that sentiment, so elegant.

aussie aNNie said...

Love the background and the stunning flower Maxine, very nice.xx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a beautiful birthday card, love the poppies against the blue background. I hope your break from blogging recharges your battery.
I'm here with my DT hat on... Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our 100th challenge. Good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Hetty said...

Beautiful card! Great coloring.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh dear Maxine was sad to read of burn out but do understand it all so well.
Take your time... as the Lord Himself said "come apart and rest.." and as some have added the quip lest you come apart!
Sending healing uplifting prayer hugs your way dear sweet sis.
Pretty poppies.
Love that die and great colour with ribbon clever to add over white cardstock to get colour right.
God bless and keep you dear Maxine, make His face to shine upon you and give you peace.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Lisa xx said...

This is such a gorgeous card!

Thank you for joining us at the Crafty friends challenge

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Maxine - I love the colour combo and that background is perfect!! Well done.
You are in my prayers my friend - and totally hear you about looking after yourself - burnout is very real and best be precautionary rather thanlet it get full blown!!
Thank God in our weakness He is strong my friend!! Thank God for God! <3

Diane said...

Beautifully created card!!! Thank you for joining our Alphabet challenge!
Diane AC DT {Nellies Nest}

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘anything goes’ challenge with your lovely floral card…
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Basslady said...

this looks gorgeous!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

Ela said...

Lovely poppy die on your card. Thanks for entering it at Crafty Friends. Hugs Ela DT

Ellibelle said...

Your card is beautiful, Maxine. Love the background behind the pretty flowers.
It's always a good idea to take a little break and I hope you can get the much needed rest.

Leslie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing project with us in the Polkadoodles Wk 7 Anything Goes Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!
Leslie, PD DT
Love To Scrap 2

Christine said...

What a wonderful background! I am sure it was fun to create, and it's so very pretty!
Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
DT Member

Monika Reeck said...

Wow the Background Looks so Beautiful Maxine
I love it and the inlaid Die cuts Looks so Beautiful against the blue
Wonderful and gorgeous Flower Card Maxine
biig hugs and I miss you
hope you stay healthy and see you Maybe around

Dawn Frost said...

Love your background, great card! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Craft challenge, good luck! Dawn Guest DT

Fran said...

The background is so pretty. I love that shade of blue. And the poppies just pop against the background. Stay well, relax, and take care of yourself. You will be missed.

Hugs, Fran

Loll said...

Hi Maxine. I LOVE the gorgeous brushos background. The shades of blue as so vibrant and beautiful. And your orange poppies and sentiment banner look amazing over top. I do love blue and orange cards!

I totally understand about burn out. Take care of yourself Maxine. Have a good rest and come back when you are feeling up to it. xx

Jo Ann said...

Oh, Maxine! As always, very beautiful creation. Leaving you with God's Word in 1 John 2:15-17 which says, "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever." Have a blessed and wonderful week.


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful!!! Take care of yourself Maxine!!!

Neet said...

Remember I am working backwards in your blog so I have finally realised that you decided to take some time out before you burnt out. Good thinking! Hope by the time my comment is published you are feeling much much better.
When I first saw this card I thought the background was alcohol inks but I see it is Brusho's that you have used - a lovely effect and a great contrast for the diecut flowers. A beautiful card Maxine.
Blessings, Neet xx

Monica said...

I love your background too, Maxine. So bright and refreshing. Super job.