Wednesday, 17 April 2019

CAS Poppies for April

Hi everybody.  I adore poppies and so this month's CAS Watercolour Card Challenge, run by Loll and Bonnie, is right up my  I saw this very traditional poppy image by Sheena Douglass from her A Little Bit Sketchy range called Perfect Poppies, and so I just had to get it to use for the challenge and it was really lovely to colour.

I used Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint Distress Inks applied with a waterbrush.  I then cut the mat with a Crealies Pierced Rectangle and then on another piece of white card I cut this again using the same size die and one a size smaller to make a frame to place over the top.

I then finished it with a gold embossed sentiment and adhered it to a  7" x 5" white card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Beautiful Blooms.
Uniko Challenge - No. 52 Spring (no twist).
Stamping Sensations - April Showers Bring May Flowers (flowers/flowers and showers).
Penny Black and More April Challenge - Spring.
Craft Stamper Take It Make It April Challenge - Anything Goes.
Artistic Stamper - New Growth.


  1. Stunning card, Pat. The poppies are gorgeous and beautifully coloured. It really is a lovely stamp - I can see why you had to get it. xx

  2. Marvellous stamped image and great water colouring. Such a striking and fabulous CAS card x

  3. What wonderful colors and shading on these poppies, Pat! The narrow frame is perfect for showing them off! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  4. "Perfect Poppies' sums up your beautiful creation perfectly Pat, the blooms are coloured to perfection and the simple yet classic white on white matting really lets the Poppies take centre stage.

    No secret that Poppies are my favourite flower so this ticks all the right boxes for me and I am so happy to see your pretty card linked up to Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges, thank you.

    B x

  5. what a gorgeous bunch of poppies Pat....just a lovely looking card mf.
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    :) Karen

  6. A beautiful coloured and shaded poppy card Pat. Love it. x

  7. What a beautiful card Pat, I love your poppies and you've coloured them beautifully, the gold embossed sentiment fits perfectly, Kate x

  8. What a beautiful poppy image and more beautiful coloring, Pat! Love the gold sentiment as it goes elegantly with the red! And the frame gives the card a finished look!!!

  9. I can see why you had to get this poppy image, Patt ... it's so beautiful. In your hands, it is AMAZING! Seriously LOVE your watertcolouring and colours. Adding that little bit of purple is so unexpected, but so perfect. Great design with all that lovely white space to have the poppies be the star of the card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  10. Super card and beautiful colouring Pat

    Wishing you a very Happy Easter


  11. Oooh, I might have to get that image now, too! It is gorgeous and you have done it justice with your coloring and design, Pat!! Happy Easter! Hugs, Darnell

  12. A beautiful elegant card with lovely poppies. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  13. This is so beautiful Pat and your colouring of the Poppies is absolutely perfect, they look so lifelike. I really like your CAS layout and the sentiment is so poignant and works really well with the main focal image. The touch of gold gives your card a feeling of opulence and makes a perfect finish. I love it! Thank you for joining us in our 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  14. Just gorgeous and so beautifully coloured too.
    thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  15. Echoing the others: your poppies are gorgeous! So realistic! Thrilled to see your creativity in the Uniko gallery!

  16. Your card is simple but so beautiful and elegant! love the red! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

  17. Absolutely gorgeous, Pat ! Your watercoloring is beautiful so that these poppies look so real. I also love the CAS design of your card. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.x

  18. Beautifully CAS. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  19. My favourite flowers and a beautiful card, love it

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

  20. So pretty and wonderfully CAS. Your colouring is stunning. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Uniko. Hugs Bev x

  21. Oh Pat this is stunning!! I love that stamp and you have painted it so beautifully... I think I see a winner here!


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