Friday, 6 May 2011

Poppies

Quite a coincidence that today I made a card from an image of a Poppy, one that I designed some time ago for Stampattack. Later I noticed the theme of the new challenge on the Stampman Fortnightly Challenge is "Poppys" and so I thought I'd submit it as an entry. I usually make cards specially for challenges but I thought this one just had to be entered as I haven't participated in any challenges for ages so maybe this is a nudge in the right direction! 
Pop over and take a look at the Stampman  as it is such a worthwhile project this time, chosen by Janet, to raise funds for the British Legion and there are already some excellent submissions by their design team.
The poppy image was stamped then masked so I could stamp the Asian script over as a background. I then sprayed glimmer mists around the edges. After painting the poppy with H2O twinklers I glazed the petals with Glossy Accents and added some accent beads to the centre. Sorry the photo is a bit distorted but it didn't scan too well so I took a wonky photograph!!!.

16 comments:

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous card Jo, love the rough edges.

Sam xxx

http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card Jo the poppy with in an oriental theme is very appropriate. and then there is the colouring oh boy it is perfect. XOXO Zoe

Wipso said...

Gorgeous card Jo with one of my fav flowers on. :-)
A x

Doone said...

I was just saying to Gina, I am going to post my oriental poppies from the garden tomorrow because they are just so beautiful,

the 'real' memorial poppies that you see as you drive along the WW1 sites in france and belgium, those fields always make me sob.

love your piece - ha ha just realised I'm doing a vid using your stamp design and a Japanese theme and I have never thought about what it might be like to have the designer comment on my use of their design!!!!

Dragon said...

Oh Jo, this is yummy... the poppies are just so vibrant arn't they?? I am SO glad you felt drawn to enter the Stampman challenge this special time
Frankie
xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Very pretty card esp as it is your design! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Twiglet said...

Poppies are so vibrant - such a fab splash of colour making a perfect card.

Dotpat said...

Love poppy's Jo and you have done a great card with yours

lisa said...

It's a gorgeous card. Jo. I love the way you've created the Oriental background and the colouring of the poppy is beautiful.
Thanks so much for creating it especially for The Stampman challenge.
Hugs Lisax

Sue said...

This is lovely, your poppy looks so vibrant, really leaps from the card x

Cardarian said...

Love your card! Popies are one of my favourite flowers - one of the rare natural red flowers!
Most red flowers have been "man made"
Hugs,
Cardarian

Lee said...

A Stunning creation with my favourite flower.xx

Sheilagh said...

My favourite flower, absolutle lovely:)

Meggymay said...

Love your oriental poppy card, its beautiful

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Jo, love how you've added the Glossy Accents. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Clarky J said...

Really beautiful the vibrant colours make it really stand out and love the embelishment too x Thanks for playing along with my Poppy challenge at The Stamp Man x Janet