Thursday, 11 February 2016

Poppy Blue

Good evening folks,


It's been a lovely day here in Norfolk, cold but bright and sunny. I even did a bit of tidying up in the garden, not too much tough, I have hurt my thumb, so I am a bit limited in what I can do (same for crafting, unfortunately!)
Today's card is the first of my samples from last Sunday's shows on the TV.. I was delighted to get the stamps this time, you can never have enough grasses and leaves and poppies are my absolute favourite flower.






I made the frame first, by putting a square mask in the centre of the card and stamping the large and small leaves all round (the smaller leaves are in a paler blue in the background)
I blended some more ink round the edge of the card.
I removed the mask then stamped the poppies in place.
I used a fine blue pen to add a line under the poppies and go round the edge of the square.  I used a water pen to add extra colour to the poppies and the larger leaves and splattered a little ink around and added the word 'Poppy', then matted on blue and white card.
Hope you like it.
Stamps used:
Poppies set
Poppy word


Janet xxx

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    1. Thank you, Theresa, it is mostly Blueprint Sketch distress ink xx

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  2. Oh Janet this is lovely. Great colour...I am now way behind with the distress inks...on the upside. Stamps are on order

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    1. Thank you, Linda - there are some lovely DIs from the 2015 collection. Glad you've got the stamps on order, they are fab xx

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  3. Oh Janet this is lovely. Great colour...I am now way behind with the distress inks...on the upside. Stamps are on order

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  4. Really beautiful work Janet. Loving the colour. Hope your thumb gets better soon. Hugs xxx

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    1. Thanks Emma - my thumb is slowly improving xx

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  5. Gorgeous. Glad you mentioned the colour, it's lovely.

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    1. Thank you Anne, it is a great colour! xx

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  6. Beautiful design Janet, and I really love blue poppies, I have tried for years to grow them but unfortunately for me they just don't like my Cheshire Clay soil....hope your thumb gets better soon ...hugs...xx

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  7. Lovely card! May have to try this type of card!! Chrissie xx

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  8. Lovely card Janet. Hope your thumb is better soon. xx

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  9. Beautiful Janet, just love poppies - hopefully your thumb is better now

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