Monday, 5 March 2018

Autumn Poppies

Hi there everyone.  This card started from a piece of copy paper this time, not kitchen,  and which I had used to mop up some Distress Ink on my gelli plate a while ago.  This was well diluted Peacock Feathers, which I thought looked too pretty to waste.  I used a lovely floral stamp from a set by Chocolate Baroque called Autumn Poppy.  Here it is:

I stamped the image using Versafine Majestic Blue Ink and coloured it using Spectrum Noir pencils.  I used my set of Tonic Scalloped Square Nesting Dies to cut the top layer then another layer from blue card using the next largest die and layered them up on a 6" square white card.  I finished it with the sentiment also stamped with the same blue ink.

Before I go I would like to introduce my new follower Jenny whose blog you will find here.  She makes very varied and beautiful cards, and I'm sure some of you will know her from being on the DT over at Mo's Rudolph Days Challenge.

Thank you for dropping by my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge - No. 18 Anything Goes.
Penny Black and More March Challenge - Feature a Creature.
Simon Says Wedneday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Sieze the Birthday - Anything Goes.
National Craft Month - Simon Says Stamp Blog - Any Crafting Project.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 281 Anything Goes.


  1. What a fabulous card, Pat, the image is so pretty and beautifully coloured. I love how you've stamped the image in blue and the background is gorgeous - it certainly was too good to waste! xx

  2. Wow! This is so pretty Pat, love that gorgeous background and you've coloured the flowers and butterfly beautifully. Cathy x

  3. love your background it's such a beautiful background for your poppies. I now want to try my distress inks on my gelli plate.

  4. Sweet bouquet of flowers Pat. Gorgoeus on that beautiful watercoloured background. xx

  5. Gorgeous background for your amazing flowers, love the soft colors all around this card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.

  6. Your background is the perfect canvas for your gorgeous arrangement of flowers! Marveling over your amazing colouring! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery.

  7. This card is so very pretty Pat, I love the effect of the blue stamping and your beautiful colouring. The watercolour background is lovely too, and I like the way the scalloped die cuts frame it all so prettily.
    Jean x

  8. Great use of the copy paper...great recycling. Such a delicate and pretty card x

  9. Absolutely beautiful Pat, gorgeous colouring,with a fabulous background, love the scalloped panels framing the lovely image, Kate x x

  10. I can see why you didn't want to throw away that 'mop up' piece Pat, it's so pretty! That stamp is pretty too and you have coloured it beautifully! A great design my friend! Have a lovely week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  11. Gorgeous stamp Pat, and it sits perfectly on the background paper! x

  12. A pretty CB creation for our 'Feature a Creature' theme at Penny Black and More challenge and like the stamping in the blue, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  13. beautiful card how the soft bkg really makes the flower pop.
    xx Karen

  14. Those unexpected pieces sometimes make the best backgrounds, Pat. The softly colored flowers go perfectly with it. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  15. Beautiful card, great idea for the background the gorgeous image is coloured so pretty. Take care, Shirleyx

  16. Definitely wise of you to save the mopup paper. A lovely shaded & textured piece that was perfect as the background for this beautiful floral. Your pencil coloring is just awesome! TFS & Hugs.

  17. Hey Pat! This is beautiful, a lovely subtle creation, like how you stamped in blue and great work with those pencils! Thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More Challenges again xxx

  18. very pretty! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  19. So glad you didn't throw the background paper away! Beautiful blue card with a bit of purple and pop of pinkish red! Thank you so much for playing along at The Flower Challenge and Seize the Birthday, Pat!

  20. Oh yes, much too good to throw away, but you are the artist that made it into something unique and beautiful. Love that you shared this with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
    Design team member, Barbara

  21. Gorgeous card, what a beautiful stamp.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Feature a Creature' chllenge and good luck x Susan x


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