Saturday, 6 August 2011

Seeing Red


Still reliant on the good nature of Mr Blogger and hoping this pops up as scheduled, but (boo hoo) we are now on the last leg of our holiday on route to Paris where we are spending a few days before arriving home this coming week.

Helene would like us to Make a Red Card at Allsorts this week, so it's poppies from me again in the form of Hero Arts CL449. I masked the top and bottom of my card, then stamped Hero Arts S5316 silhouette grass with TH sage, then stamped the poppies with Adirondack dye ink red pepper. With the masks still in place, I lightly sponged the top and bottom edges with the same ink.

On a piece of plain smooth cardstock I stamped the poppies several times with versamark and embossed with detail clear and then brayered over the whole piece from which I cut out several poppies to decoupaged and also the panel. The sentiment is Darkroom Door.



37 comments:

Sadilla said...

wow dear
this card is amazing... as you know I love poppies, and this stamp is so beautiful... and the color combo is great: red is my favourite color... I would be so totaly happy with such a card for my birthday!! =)))))
hugs
sadi

jules said...

wow Brenda totally gorgeous!!!!!

Merry said...

Beautiful work...I love the three rows of poppies. Hope the Paris trip is good.

Linby said...

Just gorgeous, I hope you enjoy Paris.
Linbyx

Karolina said...

WoW... Jest cudowna!!

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Anke said...

WOW adorable ... so beautiful Brenda

Crea Astrid said...

Wowww, what beautiful. Lovely stamp.

Hugs Astrid.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Ah B. that is really classically beautiful, and sorry homeward bound but still your own bed is pretty good at the end of a trip away! God's blessing, Shaz in Oz.x

Paula (PEP) said...

A stunning use of the red & white with masterful use of red's complementary green - terrifically subtley effective (can you tell it excited me?). Love the play with red & white reversing - just utterly intriguing & inspiring example. Thank you so much.
Paula (PEP)

Anesha said...

Great card. Hope you are enjoying Paris. :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, so striking with only 2 colours. Enjoy Paris, hope you have time to pop in the Musee d'Orsay, a stunning gallery/museum x

Helen said...

Stunning card, perfect subject - and colour, lol! Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday, safe travel home!

mckinkle said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda! My favourite of flowers so Im slightly biased!

I do hope you're enjoying your holiday!

Keryn x

CraftyLoops said...

Brenda this is such a gorgeous card,I love it. Lee xx

chillin with Quillin said...

Really beautiful!!!!

Прозрачная said...

So minimal and so cute)...

Annette said...

very pretty card..

Bernie said...

Just gorgeous! I hope you enjoy Paris.
Blessings Bernie

Jacee said...

How lovely Brenda, those Poppies look amazing!
Hugs Jacee

Margaret said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! :o)

Kat said...

Stunning card Brenda. I love poppies and this is ne of my favourite stamps eve.

Hope your holiday is still going well.

Kat xx

Tracy said...

RED is my favourite colour so I obviously adore this card. It's so gorgeous brenda.

I love Paris, but my hubby doesn't, so don't think i'll be going again. Hope you have a wonderful time there.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rufus said...

Stunning card, love the way you did it. Have fun in Paris. While you'll be sad when the holiday is over bet you'll be glad to get home again.
R/

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, I do so hope youve had a wonderful holiday and that you are feeling a lot more refreshed. Stunning card love the whole card design. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sabina D. said...

Totally gorgeous :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Another beautiful card Brenda - Mr Blogger is really behaving himself! Have a wonderful time in Paris - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Renee VanEpps said...

So gorgeous!! Have a fun trip!

Sheilagh said...

I love poppies and have this stamp but not usedd it yet. I will be now:) Thank you for the inspiration.

Sheilagh

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Beautiful card and I can't wait to see photos of your vacation!!!! TFS
Hugs

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

This is such a beautiful card, I really love the colour.

Jill
Christmas Pie Crafts

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda
very pretty card, sound's like a lot of work has gone into making it (well worth it though).
Hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Faye said...

So gorgeous! I love poppies and your card is wonderful. Love that stamp.

Sue said...

Brilliant card Luv Sue x

ellabella said...

Really beautiful, so lovely darling!! Such an amazing work,I have not words to describe it!

Kim. said...

Oooh I really like this card, love that poppy stamp and it works so well that.
Kim xXx

Julie said...

Fab card - love those poppies - you've done a fab job as always! x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Amazing card - fantastic job of the layering and the poppies looks gorgeous!

Sorry to hear about your 'not so welcome' arrival home - how awful and I bet the smell was just terrible - ick! Hope that your jewellery will be returned - you must be so upset about it. I am sure that having Mr Linky go nuts was the last straw - but here's hoping that all is OK with Mr Linky now.

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

 
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