Monday, July 22, 2019

Blue Poppies???

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Blue Poppies - yes they exist in my card making world!  
I am generally  very  "true to life" in my colouring, so this is a bit of an exception - it started as I went to use this die, and discovered several die cuts from previous projects, including this  watercoloured one from a previous project.


I had intended to simply emboss the edges of my panel, but was chatting on the phone while I was crafting, and ended up cutting it... then I left the studio with the pieces on my desk


I returned next day, and loved that the white panel was sitting at an angle on the blue base, so trimmed the rectangle slightly smaller and went with that... I had to 'stretch' the die initially as the USA sizes are smaller than our (Birtish based) paper sizes 


I used my vertical sentiment stamp this time, and used one colour from a blue kaleidoscope ink pad. 
The feature panel was layered over   'cereal box' cardboard to give a wee bit of dimension.


I finished the inside with some sparkly washi tape, and the camera focused on that only :(

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32 comments:

Sue said...

Fabulous CAS design, Maxine. I love the sparkle washi tape! I saw some blue poppies in the garden centre the other day, beautiful x

brenda said...

Himalayan Poppies then Maxine, a super CAS example and like the quirky angle.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card is so classy looking. Love the design!

jimlynn said...

So very pretty! One of my favorite dies and I love it done up in blue. Wonderful card!
LYnn

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful blue poppies, love this die. I seldom use my dies at the moment really must as I have so many of them...lovely card.xx

Monica C. said...

What a gorgeous CAS card! Who cares if blue poppies don't exist in real life, they look stunning on your card!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

creationsnz said...

Wow Maxine, this is so simple and stunning with the lovely watercolour look. CarolG

froebelsternchen said...

A gorgeous card Maxine!
Happy new week!
Susi xxx

Glennis F said...

Very pretty Maxine, I like the blue very much

mamapez5 said...

I love the poppy die. It is one of my favourites and makes such an elegant card. Many years ago I worked for the head of biology at a private girls school and she grew Himalayan poppies that were blue. They were her pride and joy.
A lovely card. Kate x

MiamiKel said...

Love it, Maxine! Beauty is how we see it to be created - and I think it's just gorgeous! Great floral card! Hugs!

Monica said...

I am loving your blue poppies, Maxine. It is one of my fave shades of blue as well. The inside looks lovely. When you use a cereal box to pop up your main panel, what kind of glue do you use?

Always a pleasure to come here,

Monica

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yes agreeing with the consensus, Maxine, it’s a very nice card and the quirky accident of the angle works wonderfully well for this card!
Yes agreed very cold poppies prob from Himalayan 😊
Thanks for being a blessing, God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Josephine said...

Love these blue poppies! Such an elegant design too.

Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

Joy Wilson said...

Beautiful CAS! I love the blue! Thanks for sharing with us today!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Rachelle Oltean said...

Very nice CAS layout! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at A Place To Start!
Rachelle - DT @ APTS

Dawn T said...

The skewed panel really looks great Maxine. Love the blue flowers.

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful design and love the white card on the angle. Those blue poppies look fabulous and what a beautiful card x.

Gerrina said...

Wow super card and super CAS! Love the blue poppies; the only colour next to red I like for them.... Hugs, Gerrina

Chana Malkah said...

Lovely CAS design! Thanks so much for supporting our challenge at A Place to Start! We look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work in future challenges!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner/Designer

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Maxine, beautiful blue poppies and the vertical sentient is perfect.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Brenda said...

This is such a striking card Maxine! I love the blue and white, that white panel just pops off that blue background and your poppies in blue are just stunning. Great job on stretching it when cutting it out too. Yes, I love traditional orange/red poppies, but these blue ones have stolen my heart. Hugs, Brenda

Tina Chianna said...

Such a clean and fresh and professional looking creation. The added washi tape gives that extra little surprise. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at 'A Place to Start' and good luck. Tina Chianna DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this pretty aad CAS card Maxine!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
International Art & Soul DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a pretty blue and white card, love the colour combination with the pretty blue poppies. I have my DT hat on today, Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Lovely Linda said...

Creative License - love it! This blue poppies are fabulous xo

stampingbowd said...

This die is one of my favorites! It looks amazing in blue!

Neet said...

Love poppies, love the colour blue and so I love the card you have made.
Blessings, Neet xx

Creative world said...

Stunning CAS make ...thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE this week
Željka DT xx

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card. Congrats on your IAS win.