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Friday, 6 May 2011

Stampman Challenge - Poppies

 Here we go with another great Stampman challenge... The lead is Janet and  Janet says

"Now onto this weeks challenge which is to use a POPPY in your creation. Here in Skipton the British Legion is very active and my Husband is organising a fund raising concert on the 25th October. He asked me a while ago if I thought I could get some cards together to sell at the concert and Jill and Ian have so kindly allowed us to have a Poppy challenge week to try and get some more cards together "

So, in answer to that maiden's prayer, tee hee, we are doing poppies, and Jill sent us a great selection of images as ideas... the DT has come up with some fabulous inspiration pieces, so why not pop over there and have a look. Join in to win a fabulous prize, whether you donate your card(s) or not... I used the Hero Arts engraved flower, which is a lovely image, and teamed it with a background made from a poppyhead stamp that I have forgotten where I got it from!!! Sorry...

 I have also cut some rosettes from red card and the black UTEE button was made from a mould around a TH accoutrement.  You can see the black poppyheads close up here. I adore this stamp and had not used it for such a long time... I stamped it first, then covered it wth clear ep. Then I smooched it with a mixture of distress inks in spiced marmalade, fired brick and barn door, with some adirondak red pepper. I oversparyed with a lovely perfect pearl mist from TH - I LOVE these as they add the mica without water, so they don't actually change your ink quality, just move it around a bit!! I then overstamped all over with Aspects of Design nature stamp, in spiced marmalade and clear ep-ed it.

 The Hero Arts flower was an image from Jill, so I smooched it in similar inks and clear ep-ed it. I then swiped it with the red pepper direct to paper... It is actually slightly more red and shiny than it seems here. I cut into the petals and stuck it so it is raised up a little more as you can see below...

I love the juxtaposition of the creamy, dull, TH kraft stash paper and the red and black of the images. The centre of the flower is finished with some pearly doodles in gold and black.. I have to admit, I took a long time to get to, and finish this one, what with poorly hands and lack of a bit of mojo about it... but I am now VERY pleased with the final effect. I don't think it would sell as a card for the event, so I will take some time to use the other images for that in the weeks to come.

I want to enter this piece into some other challenges
The Paper Variety - mists, paint etc
Bloggers Challenge - nature
Flourishes - flower
Dream Valley Challenges - flowers
Let's Ink it up - 3D flower
The Play Date Cafe - colours red/orange












Thanks for coming and looking and commenting. I really appreciate it. And to all my followers, I will be organising a "thingy" for you all very soon... don't know what yet, but it will be gudd!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

21 comments:

stART said...

Your 3D poppy is particularly beautiful. Love this card!

Von said...

A beautiful card for a worthy cause :) must get my thinking cap on

Brenda Brown said...

Frankie this is just stunning and so well worth all the work you have put into it. I love the 3D poppies and the background stamp too.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Beryl K said...

Just fabulous Frankie, love everything about it and such a wonderful cause
Beryl x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Frankie, I love you poppy pod stamp - a very stylish card x

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the poppies! Glad you played in the Blogger's challenge!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely card! Wonderful colors and dimension! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challange!

Ida said...

Wow this is beautiful. The dimension of the flowers is wonderful. Thanks for joining the BC Nature challenge this week.

Theresa said...

beautiful! thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Basement Stamper said...

the poppies are beautiful and I love the addition of the rosettes on here. Thanks for joining us at blogger's Challenge

Yara said...

Wow! Your work is stunning, with lot of attention to the details! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

Andrea Ewen said...

How beautiful, the dimension on your card is incredible! The colors are so wonderfully vibrant and that flower is absolutely marvelous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Jack said...

Just stunning. And what a brilliant idea, making poppy cards to sell for charity. If I get 5 mins I will try and get one done for you. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. Jack xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Poppies are "pop"ular this week with our color challenge at The Play Date CAfe! THese are so pretty. THanks for playing with us. :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

Great unique take on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

~jan said...

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

Fiona said...

wow...this is stunning, I love those flowers. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.

Fi

Claire said...

Hi Frankie, another wow from me lol. Gorgeous poppies, in fact just totally gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Sharon Peele said...

Frankie your flowers are wonderful!! Beautiful job!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck!!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful Poppies. Thanks so much for playing at BBB. :)

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous flowers Frankie and love the colours.
Thanks for playing along with the LIIU sentiment challenge and good luck!
Fliss x