Field of Poppies – Card

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

There has been a definite lack of posting on the blog.  I made loads of cards recently but I didn’t have time to take many photos of them before they had to be sent off.

I did find this card in my files.  This is one where it looked better in my head  but I thought I would share it anyway.

The base of the main focal piece was painted and then stamped onto using paints and Crafty Individuals stamps. I painted some scrap paper with paint, fussy cut out the poppy shape and then stamped the centers.

If I had my time again I would either make the poppies smaller or make a taller card. I think that would look better. Thinking about it, I could have taken the poppy heads off the focal piece and placed them over the script and base card.

 

Apologies for the quality of the photo.  It was sunny!!  🙂

 

Crafty Individuals stamps used:

Build A Winter Garden CI 482 (used for the center of the poppies)
Build A Spring Flower Garden CI 423
Build A Meadow CI 395

News and stuff:

There is lots going on at the moment. CI have another show coming up on the 1st December so that is one to watch out for and there are some fabulous new stamps in the pipeline which I know will be favourites. Really excited about those.

I have also lots going on in the workshop and craft room at the moment. It’s a bit of a production line……feet, legs and heads everywhere!! 🙂  To be honest I am starting to panic a little trying to get everything finished for Christmas. Gosh, it’s not long now hey!!

That’s all for today.  I’m off for a cuppa and back to work.

Thank you for looking.

Take care,

Flo x

 

15 Comments

  1. thecobweboriumemporium

    I have no idea what you’re talking about Flo. Those poppies look FABULOUS!
    I would buy that card in an instant …and not to send it to anyone either. I’d frame it in a box frame.
    Truthfully … really love the card.
    Squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. Kate

    Hi there Florence, it’s a gorgeous card, the poppies are lovely, your design too.
    Thanks for sending me that link, it’s a gorgeous blog
    Now it sounds like you could do with that cuppa,Kate x

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  3. Kim M

    Hi Flo. Christmas stops for no one lol. Right now I’m willing it on cos by then I hope to be moved! Your card is lovely, took me right back to spring days, it has a sought of vintage feel to it. Don’t work to hard. Kim x

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  4. Marianne

    Florence, I know exactly what you mean about things looking better in our heads. I have had that experience as well,many times, AND, if I’m not mistaken, I believe Vincent Van Gogh once said that his fear was that what he put on the canvas wouldn’t look like what was in his head. So, we’re in good company 🙂 The card is still very pretty, and I always like your layers and placements. I’m sorry we didn’t get to see your newer cards, too, as I look forward to your lovely work. It sounds like you’re very busy and so I’m sure more wonderful things are on their way. Christmas will be wonderful! Have a lovely weekend, my friend ♥

    Marianne

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  5. Sandra

    A lovely card Flo and a really clever use of the stamps that you’ve used to make the Poppies. The new stamps really are fabulous aren’t they, I couldn’t put them down! Wishing you a happy and colourful week. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  6. Barbara

    Fl;o’ you always do such a beautiful job with your cards and other crafts. I am in awe of your work. It’s a busy time of year for we card makers, but it is all pressure we seem to put on ourselves. Take some time for you, enjoy your tea. xx

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  7. Gerrina

    It still is a beautiful card! And he I always like it when an idea is out of my head; gives me room for the new/other ideas that are drifting somewhere in that brainsoup…:)
    Love the background and the way the flowers pop!
    Thanks for sending sunshine! It still is sunny here (but colder, brr). Hugs, Gerrina

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  8. Pippa

    Hi Flo, I really love your poppy card, the large poppy heads really make a statement. Was having the German script layer deliberate? I like the idea that remembrance has more than one side to it. Good to be reminded of that especially at this time of the year.

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  9. Pat

    These poppies sing out Flo and the green painted background goes beautifully, and the script is a lovely bridge between that and the kraft base. I don’t think a card ever turns out quite as I have envisaged it, and often goes off in several different directions before being finished..lol. I hope all your projects get finished before Christmas. x

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