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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Pressed Poppies (posted by Judith)

Hi folks, I just love Poppies, they are my favourite flower. I was so pleased to work with the latest stamp release Pretty Poppies from Chocolate Baroque.

I made a background using leaves from a plant called the Plume Poppy, using a technique taught to me by my Design Team mate Elaine. I also pressed some Poppy leaves between two pieces of watercolour paper to create the smaller panel on my card. The leaves create a lovely delicate image, as they are very watery. I simply inked the edges with Memento Ink.

Finally, I stamped the main image, and coloured it with Polychromos pencils, and decoupaged the butterfly. The sentiment is so lovely, and the font is really beautiful. I will be using this a lot.
Keep checking back to see what my Design Team mates have come up with using these fabulous stamp sets. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

9 comments:

  1. These techniques are new to me but they look absolutely wonderful. I love the effect of your Polychromos colouring & that butterfly really zings in its colours.
    Paula (PEP)

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  2. Lovely Judith :)
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  3. Beautiful card, I like the effect of the pressed leaves in the background. Jean x

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  4. This is a gorgeous card, that technique is a new one to me but the effect is gorgeous. Those poppies and butterfly really pop off the page. I love it

    Jackie x

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  5. Beautiful card Judith and great techniques. Love the Poppies. Suexxx

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  6. Hi Judith, I love your card. This was a must have set, I love this image. Poppies are my favourite flower too. I received my Dusky Damask and Pretty Poppies stamp sets a few days ago but I haven't had the chance to even take the wrapper off of them. Life has been too busy this week.
    Alexandra x

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  7. Gorgeous Judith - it works so well! Sarah x

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  8. gorgeous, a real piec of ART!!!

    Greatings
    Maria

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  9. Beautiful. great techniques something different. and your work with polychromos is fabulous x

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