Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Poppies

For the first time in I don't know how long I was able to take a picture in the sunlight and even got a little shadow to prove what a lovely day it is here today.

I made this card following the sketch at Everybody Art Challenges and although I don't like combining more than a couple of challenges very much, I found this fits four of those I take part in....... Tuesday Taggers has the theme "Swirls and Curls", the theme this week at Cupcake is "Round and Round" and Creative Card Crew want to "Celebrate".

The main image is from my new stash from Sir Stampalot and I just love this one,
Penny Black 4036 Poppy Poem
. I stamped it several times with versamark and embossed with detail clear, coloured with Marvy pens then cut out three layers making each a bit smaller so I could layer them. I then inked them with versamark frost and spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl to make the colours blend and shine.

The Kaiser DP is from one of the new 6x6 pads with rich reds and black and some sheets are beautifully foiled plus at the back of the pad I discovered there are die cut sentiment mats and borders. The corners are punches with Martha Steward double loop, the swirl is a Sizzix die run through the Big Shot and the butterflies punched from some glitter paper. I added red and black swarovski crystal to embellish and the sentiment is Hobby Art GR223.

79 comments:

Claude said...

This looks stunning!

Sir Stampalot said...

What a beautiful card brenda, stunning colours and love the flourish adorning the front of the card - brilliant.
- janicex

sugar n spice said...

Gorgeous card, love love love that poppy, (my fav flower) just beautifully put together.
Hugs Suzi x

mckinkle said...

My fav flower too so naturally I just love your card Brenda!

Keryn x

Clare said...

Hi Brenda,
Another stunning card. I love the stamp - poppies are a real favourite of mine.
It is a beautiful sunny day here too.
Clare x

Kathy Rogers said...

What a gorgeous stamp, might have to add this to my shopping list.

Rose Petal said...

Hi Brenda. You make the most amazing and beautiful cards. This is just perfect in every way.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

JAN said...

wow Brenda what a supremely beautiful card..very elegant and classy..I have never attempted an easel card yet..(too sared lol) but yours is stunning

Bobbi said...

Beautiful, I love the butterflies and poppy.

Lynne K said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Brenda. I love the poppy - mine is sitting on my desk just waiting for me to get a chance to stamp it! I like easel cards too, and butterflies, so this one appeals to me on all levels. x

Cheryl said...

wow sweetie this is amazing love it stunning design and adore the poppy hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Julie said...

Such a beautiful Poppy card, Brenda--love that deep red! Don't you just love that loopy Martha Stewart punch?!

So glad you have some lovely weather for a change! It's raining pretty hard here in California right now--our turn for some yucky stuff, I guess! Have a beautiful day!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, a gorgeous card, love that poppy flower its really beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

PatR said...

Stunning card Brenda I just adore the poppy stamp. Don't forget a link to Crafty Individuals so you can be entered into the draw. Thanks for joining us again this week at TT.
Love, Pat xx

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Beautiful card love the colors.Thanks for joining us by eac.
Hugs Agnes

Alex said...

Great card! Like it how you made the flower!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Yvonne said...

Beautiful card. Just love the colours you have used on this one.. and the swirl.. stunning!

Avril Ann said...

Brenda this is just stunning, great swirls and great colours, thanks for playing along at Tuesday Taggers this week....Hugs Avril xxx

ps remember to post a Link to Crafty Individual, to be in with a chance to win our prize..xx

Donna said...

Fab card for this weeks challenge, stunning poppy image...thanks for playing along with Cupcake this week :) Donna x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Great card Brenda thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge birthday celebrations! if you want to try winning my candy please pop by my blog and leave a comment under the candy post. Have a lovely evening, hugs Linda x

Mervi said...

Hi Brenda, this card is so adorable, the black brings a little drama and butterflies the softness. I added your Stampalot candy on my sidebar too,-))m

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

Gorgeous card hun, love the colour combo and th eflower is cute.

Hugs Ali x

craftymum said...

So beautiful Brenda
Love sarah XXX

Paula said...

Wow what a stunning card so elegant. Thanks for taking part in our Birthday celebrations over at CCC.
Paula xxxx

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card!

xxNikkixx said...

Gorgeous card...thans for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xxx

Tatanky said...

Great card !!! it has so many of the elements I love, swirls, butterflies, red and black...very pretty

Cherry said...

Hi Brenda,

What a fabulous card - like many others I love poppies - and you've created a fab look. Those papers are yummy too. Hugs Cherry XXX

Debbi said...

WOW! Stunning card! WOW! I'm just amazed. It's so beautiful!
*smiles*
debbi

Jacee said...

Fabulous card Brenda, you have excelled yourself again!!

Zoechaos said...

Hi Brenda your've done it again fab card really lovin' the black white and red very striking and that black swirl fabulous. thank you for joining with us at TT this week.

Sadilla said...

Hi dear
as usual I love your card!! I love poppy flower!!!
hugs
Sadia

Shirley N said...

Wowzers, this card is just stunning Brenda! Love your flowers and swirl.

Sheng said...

Oh, this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at TT this week.

Merry said...

I really like what you have done with that poppy image. Such a wonderful card. I have added you to my sidebar.... fingers crossed. :-)

Sally H said...

Stunning! So many familiar elements too! I have stamped my poppy once so far and coloured it with promarkers, but not put it onto a card yet. I'm surrounded by so much lovely stash and I need to make some space so I can work on the table!!!

Sally H said...

Whoops! Meant to say Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

chris said...

Good evening Brenda
me likes!!
love that stamp,had got my eye on it but ended up with lots of other thing instead,
love your easel design.
hugs chris xx

Ciacchina said...

mi piace molto questa card con il papavero! adoro i papaveri!

Beryl said...

Stunning and elegant is this. The corner loop punch is so effective, the bp's lovely and the poppy fabulous.
Beryl xx

Linapyssel said...

Hi Brenda!!
Big fan of easelcards my self! Love the flower and swirl across! Beautiful!
Hugs Lina

Pauline C said...

beautiful Brenda - totally love this new PB stamp and how you have used it. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this time and don't forget to pop by my blog and leave a comment & Mr Linky if you want to enter for my DT candy.
Pauline x

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Beautiful job! I love the sunlight :) Hope to get some more here soon! Glad you participated in our Celebration challenge over at Creative Card Crew! Thanks for playing and good luck!

Janna :)

Mandy said...

This is gorgeous,I love the poppy and the layout...the papers and colour combo are lovely..
Mandy xx

Marion said...

This is a gorgeous easel card. That poppy with script is just fabulous and love how it is layered.
Marion

Iris said...

Your easel card is soooo gorgeous, brilliant work, love the details.

Thanks for joining us at EAC.

Hugs
Iris

Nikbee said...
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Nikbee said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. The poppy is wonderful.

Nikki x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous Brenda.
luv
Debby

Crafty Dawn said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I saw the sun yesterday it was a beautiful Spring day.

Love Dawn xx

Pam and Presley said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing-your talents and your candy.

I am a follower, I have you on my site and I have linked it back you yours.

God Bless
Pam
cureforcole08.blogspot.com

paperpapier said...

poppies and red...my fav flower color besides pink...love that you use it to accentuate your card theme. pretty and lovely.

craftimamma said...

Love the layered poppy Brenda and all the little elements you have added to this card. I love the Sissix swirl, it's one of my favourites.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

lisa said...

Hi Brenda.
Hasn't the weather been gorgeous. It's lovely to see the sun isn't it.
Your card is stunning. I love the poppy and that Sissix swirl is perfect.

Lisax

Silli said...

Oh Brenda, this is art! Love the colors and all the beautiful details....wow

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Craftyanny said...

oh I do like this alot Brenda, you've captured the feel of the poppy perfectly
Anne x

Hope Jacare said...

What a stunning Poppy - gorgeous! x

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I really do love poppies as they're so bright and cheerful. Playing catch up today but later than usual due to flooding washing machine!!!
Hugs, Fliss xx

The Paper Princess said...

Lovely card Brenda!

Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Melodie said...

Wow, such a beautiful card.
Hugs
Melodie

Monika Reeck said...

Very Pretty Flower and I love the butterflies....Hugs, Monika From Germany

Ruthie said...

Loving the sun! And your card!

Rx

Loz (Aus) said...

Gorgeous flourish!! Very nice card

KarenB said...

Hi Brenda, loving the 3D effect of the poppy. Ana amzing card!

Amanda said...

I love your Poppy card! It makes me think of my Grandmother who always had Poppies in her garden. Love the swirl!
Thanks again for the chance to win a bag full of mystery goodies. Am a follower & there is a pic in my Candy Lane.
Hugs

Sarah A said...

Hi Brenda

Wow, this is stunning! Love those colours and the poppy is beautiful!

Sarah x

Myzdamena's World said...

Gorgeous card and image! Not tried an Easel card myself yet- I'm scared that I'll try, love them, then I won't know when to stop .... I've seen it happen hehe.

xxxx

Ronnie said...

This card is SO pretty! I love the flower and the beautiful swirls you added to your card. TYFS!

Krümel said...

This is awesome! Love the big flourish and how you mounted that flower!

Thanks for taking part in this week´s round and round Challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge.

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, great card. TFS.

Senju Ninja said...

This is gorgeous!!

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Terrific card! Thanks for getting swirly and curly with us this week at TT! Paula

Kathy K said...

Pretty card...love the flower!

Biscuitlid said...

such an elegant easel card - I lurve that colour combo.

Thanks so much for joining in with our birthday celebrations at Creative Card Crew and our round and round challenge at Cupcake
Hugs
Victoria
x

Dora said...

This very nice. I love the swirls and the style of the card... it's an easel isn't it? Must try that one :) Hugs xxx

Wendy K. said...

Wow! I love those butterflies!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Brenda, what a beautiful card. I love the flower and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

Mel said...

This is beautiful Brenda. Mel xxx

 
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