Monday, July 08, 2013

Poppy Meadow

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. 

I have a card today using Chocolate Baroque's beautiful new Poppy Meadow stamp set.  


I applied Tattered Rose & Seedless Preserves Distress Inks to the background using the Acrylic Block technique (add ink to an Acrylic block, spritz with water and rub onto your sheet).    I stamped the Poppy Seed heads with Seedless Preserves but spritzed the stamp with water first (after inking), so it created a watery effect.  I highlighted a little with a white Prisma pencil.

The main image was stamped with Cocoa Memento Dye ink, cut with Spellbinder S4-347 and coloured with my Prisma pencils.  I realized when I took a photo that the Poppy bud should be green to be more realistic, I coloured it like a Rose bud :)   Happy Birthday is from Birthday words.

Here is a look at the new Poppy Meadow set which is on an introductory special this month along with Fancy Flowers.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !
Shirley 

26 comments:

Patricia said...

GEORGEOUS!!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Creations by Shirl said...

Stunning Shirley~
Love this stamp and those colors are just bright and brilliant looking...

brenda said...

Stunningly rich and beautiful Shirley.

As a real fan of poppies I'm struggling with my willpower on this set.

B x

chrissies said...

A very beautiful card with rich colours and the amazing stamps you have used

Love Chrissie x

Gerrina said...

Beautiful rich colours! And the diecut is stunning with this flower; it works so good... Have a sunny week! Gerrina

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, I love the colours you've used on this card and the effect you've got with the background. Such a pretty coloured ribbon too, it suits the colours so well.

Sue x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a wonderful card Shirley!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, the poppy image is gorgeous in that amazing background, such luscious colours :) Cathy x

Paula (PEP) said...

The background is magical with the glow & I love the way your edging of the image panel ties in with the card base. The wonder for me is your use of green so selectively & beautifully.
Paula (PEP)

Ellen said...

Magical indeed!!! I so love the background and your colors Shirley! Beautifully done my friend!!!

Sue said...

Another scrumptious card Shirley huggles Sue xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Really pretty, Shirley! Love the deep rose colors you used. The poppy image is as beautifully done as your handcrafted background. You always do such a good job!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Oh so beautiful Shirley! I have just ordered some poppy stamps from Stampinback, can't wait to get my watercolours out again! xx

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous Shirley....such beautiful colours and stamps x

Nan G said...

I'm loving this set...perfect for just a little bit of coloring if I chose to do so. Love your background!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Shirley, my heart melts. What a beautiful piece of art. Fabulous colors, with the touch of orange/yellow and lovely green highlights! SUCH a beautiful card, with the mystical "secret garden" backdrop and lacy, frilly flowers. Truly beautiful, my friend. I love it. hugs, de

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Your flowers look great on that gorgeous background Shirley!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Karin said...

lovely card, gorgeous colors!
Groetjes karin x

sheila 77 said...

It's absolutely lovely and I also enjoyed reading how you made it.

Jeannette said...

oohh lovely card,beautiful flowers and colors,the green,yellow orange highlights are georgus.


greetings jeannette

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous colors in this background, Shirley! And that poppy is so lovely!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley, your card is a wonderful color composition, love your style!
Big hugs Anja

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wow Shirley this is so awesome again. So lovely and beautiful with fabulous colors. love it my dear
lovely greet and big hug
Marja

maria's knutselplezier said...

I love this card too dear Shirley , beautifull colours and great background!!! Greetings
Maria

Shona said...

I LOVE this! You make the most amazing b'grounds. I really want to try this, so I really appreciate the instructions, even though I'm probably just going to make a mess. But this is so fabulous, I am so inspired to try!
Thanks for all your sweet comments, but i just wish I could do what you do.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
I am a tad late here haha, but I LOVE this creation! So pretty! I love your background so much, that acrylic block technique is very effective! Great colours and love the watery look! The poppy flower is just gorgeous too, nicely done and nicely coloured too! Beautiful card!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)