Saturday, 7 May 2011

Poppies!!





Hi everyone, the Stampman challenge is for Poppies If you take part you could send your make to the British Legion or the Stampman and it may be sold to raise some much needed funds, great cause.So I've done a CAS Poppy card.


The stamp is from the USA. Blockheads
Their Flower garden set and it's one of my favourite poppy stamps. Poppies are difficult because they are so wafer thin, capturing that quality is darn hard. I stamped on photocopy paper then onto red velum and the copy paper was best but I had to trim the edges of the design away because of the dark line. Painted with Twinkling H20's and distress crackle paint after. The sentiment is from The Stampman, Non Sequitur Love Letters
I thought it was reminiscent of old typewriter font and just fitted. I deliberately miss stamped to give it an old feel. Stamped in Versamark ink and mica powdered.




Have a great day, I'm off to have a go at the White on White challenge over at Less is More It's so moody and atmospheric here today, rumbling of thunder in the distance...oooeerrr! Blooming hot too :0)

Tracy, I would like to Thank You for your lovely comment but I can't find you on Blogger!
Thank you so much you are a dear:0) xxx

36 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning card MC - those Poppies are awesome. Love the various techniques you have used, and the old-fashioned typewriter text is superb.
Hope you're having a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful creation!
hugs
kim x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,I love the poppies.xxx

craftattack said...

A very striking and elegant card, love it! Really perfect! Valerie

Katina said...

OMWord!!! Your poppies are stunning! Gorgeous card! xx

Zoechaos said...

Love that stamp can see why it is a favourite red on the black background very striking. Am learning that this is one of your trademarks. XOXO Zoe

Jules said...

Wow .. ... absolutely stunning!!

I adore those poppies!!

Love Jules xx

Fleur said...

An absolute stunning card. Thanks for all your lovely comments
Hugz Fleur xXx

Lisa Jane said...

wow those poppies are fabulous ..especially against the black background .. stunning
Lisa x

Jenny said...

You've just captured the papery feel to them perfectly, they're stunning on the black background too :)
Jenny x

Loli said...

Hello Mustav, thank you for to visit my blog last week,i'm so happy to see you in my blog.
Your popies are FANTASTICS!!!!, i love the contrast with the black card, fabulous work.
a hug from Palma de mallorca

lisa said...

Oh Wow, this is just stunning. I love the way you've kept the poppies stark against the black background and your colouring is fantastic. i know exactly what you mean about trying to capture the paper like quality of the petals but you've certainly done it with these.
Thanks so much for joining us at The stampman this time.
hugs Lisax

Shirley said...

I love how you layered this and the color just jumps right off the card at you. Beautiful!!!

Netty said...

Beautiful card and so loving your poppies. x

Emily Leiphart said...

This is a masterpiece!!! Wow, I can't stop staring at this beauty. You never cease to amaze me with your talent and all these techniques I never even knew existed. I hope you have an absolutely lovely Mother's Day!

Tracey said...

Your card is wonderful. Tracey x

Tejal said...

I love those life like poppies!! You sure you didn't actually plant real poppies on your card?
Have a wonderful Mother's day!

Sue said...

What a gorgeous card, your poppies are perfect, and I love your old fashioned type sentiment - just perfect x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Another wonderful creation there MC. Beautiful.

Can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's LiM challenge.

Hugs, Sandra

Julie said...

A very striking card, beautiful work.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

OH WOW!!!!!!!!

STUNNING!!!!!

An amazing card, LOVE the texture too.

Junie said...

What a truly STUNNING card !!! I love the deep red colour of the poppies !!!! YOU ROCK

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mustavcoffee...
A truly stunning card ..love the poppies ....
i`m waiting to see your LIM card.....
hugs
sylvie
hope you are ok.....

Christine B. said...

I adore Poppies they are my favourite flower. This card is just stunning.Hugs x ChrisB

Meggymay said...

Wow, your card is stunning, so classy.

Brenda Brown said...

You have created three amazing poppies for your card, they are stunning.
Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man challenge and for supporting Janet's appeal.
Hope you've had a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox
PS -I live in Surrey too - near the Hampshire border.

Von said...

Sensational Card !!!

Esther said...

Absolutely gorgeous...am trying to make my entry and struggling with colouring the Poppies but yours are perfect! Esther xx

Linda R. said...

Such an amazing card my friend.. I just love the looks of your cards.. Hope you have a Happy Monday!

Hugs, Linda

Pauline said...

WOW...this is LUSSH!! A jaw dropping card!

Dezinaworld said...

beautiful card,the poppies are so striking i love it!!

Hugs June
x

Vicky Hayes said...

I agree that poppies have a fragility that's hard to capture but I think you've done a magnificent job here.

Susan Allan said...

Just beautiful! Poppies are a winner with me and yours are just stunning!
Sue xx

Neil said...

Beautiful! Stylish and understated but VERY effective! Thanks for sharing it !

Linby said...

ooh this is stunning - gorgeous poppies.
Linbyx

Clarky J said...

Really elegant you have captured the poppies beautifully x Thanks for playing along with my Poppy challenge at The Stamp Man x Janet