Saturday, 30 April 2011

Oriental Poppies


Good Morning one and all, it's time for another Allsorts challenge and this week Amanda would like to see Oriental themed projects.

Before I move on to my card, a heads up that it's or second birthday in three weeks time and we are having a blog hop......please feel free to grab the logo above and help us spread the word.


I was really quite pleased when I was this theme because like lots of you I am sure, I have so many lovely Orients style stamps from a few years ago when they were so popular and it's nice to dust them down and create.


My main image is Hampton Arts 4523 Asian Poppy stamped onto a background spritzed with GM clover, tea rose and pearl. The frame was cut on a Nestie and I coloured the flowers with Copics and stamped the large poppy a second time and decoupaged. The base card is stamped with JudiKins 221J, a huge stamp but idea for backgrounds, the sentiment a Kanji cube from the Stamp Barn and the poppy made with TH tattered floral die.


23 comments:

  1. Hello Brenda, love the oriental theme :) Your sample is very evocative of the Islands grace and beauty. XOXO Zoe

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  2. oh wow .. you know i will love this one with my love of poppies
    Just beautiful
    Lisa x

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  3. What a pretty card, love the frame, it really makes the image pop. The poppy is very beautiful and the tiny beads are a fabulous addition.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  4. Hi Brenda - love poppies so this card immediately appealed to me, it's gorgeous. I love your paper flower, such a good idea to make it from the same design paper used to frame the stamped images. Elizabeth x

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  5. Absolutely beautiful card Brenda x

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  7. Sorry, got a bit carried away with the first comment I was somewhere else!! Love the poppies - but then you knew I'd say that!!

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  8. A wonderful card. I love the poppy.

    Nikki x

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  9. Very, very beautiful! I just love oriental cards, scenes, etc. Thanks for sharing.
    Jackie

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  10. I do love poppies and this is just stunning.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  11. Simply stunning...

    hugs Vicky xx

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  12. OMGosh this is just gorgeous! Your flower is beautiful, love this card!

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  13. Stunning card Brenda. I love anything with poppies and this is a gorgeous image. Love the poppy you made and the little beads are a lovely finishing touch.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  14. This is just gorgeous Brenda. I love the poppy you made.
    Linbyx

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  15. Gorgeous Card, I really love the Oriental ones! Beautiful stamping and poppie and love your flower and papers!!!!

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  16. I love your use of the soft green for the background inside the frame - it really highlights the darker green of the leaves at the same time as taking away any starkness. The stamp is a real beauty & I love the poppy flower you made with that black centre - utterly effective & tactile.
    Shall place the logo for the hop on my blog.
    Paula (PEP)

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  17. Hi Brenda, lovely card, the jaunty angle of the frame is really different, great job! Ruby x

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  18. Wow, that's a breathtaking card, love the poppy.

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  19. Oh Brenda this is so beautiful that image within the frame and the design looks super, I am waiting for my Oriental Poppies to come into bud they looked gorgeous last year.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  20. Your poppies are just delightful and so real!

    Love dawn xx

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