Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Brenda's Poppy Challenge


This is the card I've made for Brenda's Poppy Challenge and my entry is just scraping in at the last minutes.  The inspiration for the layout is taken from Emma's Case It Challenge over at the Allsorts Challenge Blog.  Instead of making the poppies the traditional red I took the colours from a 6x6 Tim Coffey patterened paper from a K & Co. pad as the starting point.  The other patterned papers are from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue and the denim paper is a backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Hollywood CD.


The main image is from the Penny Black stamp Bountiful and is coloured using promarkers.  Grand nestabilities circles and scalloped circles were used to cut frames for the image and Stampin' up's Bashful Blue ink was sponged around the image, the edges of the scalloped circle, the scalloped edges of the base card, the daisies and the sentiment.  A small X-cut punch was used to make the tag attached to the bouquet with a peel off message and a bow made with silver thread added to it.

The poppy flower embellishments were made using an embossing punch from X-cut and sequins and beads were added to the centres.  I didn't have matching blue card stock in my stash to punch the flowers from so I coloured a piece of white card with the same blue promarker pen I'd coloured the image with and punched the flowers form this.  The matching layer under the sentiment, the small tag and the dot embellishments were also made this way.  The daisies were made using a medium Woodware daisy punch.

The final embellishments were a couple of round silver brads and bows made from green satin ribbon from Club Green.  Although they say that blue and green should never be seen I'm hoping this has worked

Thanks for reading
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Brenda's Poppy Challenge
Allsorts Challenge Week 165 - Case It 
Penny Black and More at Allsorts - Summer Blooms
Penny Black Saturday July Challenge - Summertime
Love to Create Challenge 26 - Add a Tag
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Lots of Layers
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Patterns Galore 
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 196 - Bright and Cheerful
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

27 comments:

  1. Lovely card the poppies look amazing in Blue such a great colour combo!

    Thanks for casing my card this week at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

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  2. This is gorgeous Liz. Love everything about it. Cute image beautifully coloured and great design and papers.
    Eileen x

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  3. Good morning Liz,

    Your card is so striking, that penny black image coloured in the vibrant blues so effective.

    And I really love that you have combined the poppy image with Emma's inspirational card.

    Thank you so much taken the time to join in my fun poppy challenge, along with Allsorts and Penny Black and More this month. Good luck with all the prize draws.

    B x

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  4. This is gorgeous. Love the penny black stamp and the poppies look fab in blue.
    Lorraine x

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  5. Stunning card, the image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully. I really love those blue poppies

    Sue

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  6. Gorgeous card, love the colours and layout the poppies are so pretty in blue. Thank you for joining the Summer Blooms challenge over at Penny Black and More @Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  7. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  8. gorgeous! the blue poppies are beautiful and i love the tiny tag - such attention to detail! thank you so much for joining us at penny black and more this month for our summer blooms theme.
    linda

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  9. Wow, such a gorgeous card Liz, just love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Case It challenge, good luck x

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  10. so gorgeous liz.your design is stuning and i love the sweet hedgie :D

    xx coops xx

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  11. Gorgeous, sweet card Liz.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. This is lovely Liz, such pretty papers and cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  13. Oh my word this is so beautiful the cute image and gorgeous colours a superb card thank you for joining us at Whoopsie Daisy this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  14. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    hugs Kate
    ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already celebrated with me :)

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  15. fabulous colouring love the blue poppies,
    beautiful card,
    thanks for sharing at PB and more;-))m

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  16. What a great card! I love the image and how your hedgebog is colored and, your use of pattern papers is just fabulous... Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays. We are so excited to add a new feature to our challenges- each week there will be "Top 3 Winners" in addition to the random prize drawing! We hope you join us again next week for another great challenge, prizes and a chance to be on our Top 3 list! Good Luck! xxx Ann Marie

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  17. Very pretty card
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday Challenge this week and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  18. Hi Liz..your card is stunning...those blue poppies really pop ...thanks for joining in the fun over at Penny Black Saturday July Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  19. Beautiful card Liz.....love the blue poppies and the little tags you added :)
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

    Jenny xx

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  20. Beautiful card. Adorable..Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

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  21. A gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along at Joanna Sheen! xxx

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  22. Gorgeous card Liz. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Carol DT x

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  23. Oh my this is gorgeous!! Beautiful colors and sweet sweet image! Thanks for joining us this week at "Add A Tag" at Love to Create Challenge

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  24. Hi Liz just popped by from MIM to have a good look at your gorgeous card. Love the image and colours. TFS
    Hugs Sheryl xx

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  25. what a cool card I saw it on MIM i love the blue poppies your colouring is ace, he is a cute hedgehog. thank you for sharing such beautiful work x

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  26. The most beautiful blue Liz, gorgeous image and colouring...
    beautiful card...



    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  27. Saw your card at MIM today and its so wonderful. I love the colours you have used and that image is fabulous. TFS

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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