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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Poppies in Pastels and Brights (by Shirley)

Happy Weekend everyone, I hope you are enjoying the summer. 

I have contrasting card designs today using the beautiful new Poppy Meadow set.    I took some of my dies & an embossing folder out for play as well.

For the card above I stared by creating a little scene using Distress Inks, ripped card stock and a mask created with a circle negative.     Next I stamped one the gorgeous poppies from the Poppy Meadow set with Cocoa Memento Dye Ink and coloured them with my Prisma Pencils.

The white background was embossed with Acanthus Cuttlebug folder.   I used Crealies CL CF 20 & CL CS 23 for the flowers & leaves which I punched from a light blue sheet of solid designer paper which I added colour by blending Distress Inks over top.   I stamped with a fragment from the Lace Fragment set on some of the flowers.   I used a little brad from my stash to hold them together.

This next card below is quite bright with Dylusions inks, maybe you'll need sunglasses for this one !

The card above started out different but that happens a lot.  When I stamped the Poppy image onto the background I realized it was lost with the busy background.   So I decided to outline it with a Spellbinder die, using a pigment pen, and bleached the area inside the outline. I painted with Pink, Blue & Green Dylusions (I just add a little ink to my craft mat with the end of the sprayer and paint with a brush & water).    I stamped the corners with Salty Ocean Distress Ink and also used TCW Harlequin stencil with Salty Ocean DI.   Love is from Artistic Expressions.    This design is different, but I thought I would show a contrast to the first design.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


  1. Super contrast between the two cards! I see here the same as I always have; the choice between bright and a lot going on or keep it clean and simple with quiet colours... Love both cards; they give a good example of two of your sides! En joy your Sunday, hugs, Gerrina

  2. It's your first one which has totally cuaght my eye & imagination for I've been thinking about using white as a background & you've just demonstrated it beautifully. I'm intrigued by your colouring with the Prismas over the inked background. The matting is delightfully stylish & I do love those green brads & pearls.
    It's wonderful seeing your contrasting designs together - again the matting is perfect for the card & I'm amazed at how the image panel actually 'glows.'
    Paula (PEP)


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