Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Poppies

Hello friends. Yay, I managed to find some crafty time because it  is raining !!

 Many years ago, in the late 80s actually, one of my work colleagues arranged a "Colour me beautiful" consultation for a group of us. Basically a lady draped coloured scarves around our necks and told us what colours suited our skin tone/hair colour best. I was an Autumn/Winter and still stick to certain colours to this day. Anyway, that is why I was drawn to the latest challenge at Allsorts...the beautiful autumnal colours, and this is what I was inspired to make.



It's a very old stamp that, I think, came in a collection from QVC when Dawn Bibby first started presenting...yes, I am that old!! I heat embossed it using black shiny powder and used Aquamarkers to paint in the detail. It looked a bit flat on a plain card mat so I used a hessian effect embossing folder for a bit of texture. Ta-dah!! Not a cute image or patterned paper in sight!! The colours are much more vibrant in real life...I blame the weather!! Hope you like it.

That's all for now. See you soon xx

Some challenges

Allsorts Challenge #426 - Photo Inspiration


Sunny Day Crafting #46 - E for emboss
Crafting by Designs - August anything Goes


26 comments:

  1. Fantastic make, the hessian background gives loads of texture and dimension and the poppies are beautiful

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  2. Gorgeous card Sarah. the poppies are lovely and I like the texture of the embossed background xx

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  3. Beautiful card Sarah, I love poppies and this is a gorgeous image.

    Pat xx

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  4. Hi sarah, your card is super gorgeous. Love it. My original education is that of a beautician (loooooong ago when I was young LOL) And one specialization you could add was that of a colour conculente so I draped coloured scarves around my clients too. Hugs Veerle xx

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  5. Hi Sarah,
    Snap I have put a poppies card on my blog tonight too.
    Your card is gorgeous, and the design is wonderful.
    Love that stamp, and the hessian background.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. This is so soft and pretty Sarah and I love the hessian embossing in the background. I had one of those colour consultations once and I must look out the wallet with the colours in again. Thanks for your tip about the pencils. I just used the pencils on my image but I am on the lookout for some paper stumps and blending solution to try.

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  7. Love poppies and use them a lot. Gorgeous card and love the backing of the hessian. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  8. A fabulous card Sarah, such a pretty stamp.
    I went to a Colour Me Beautiful consultation as well - we're really showing our age now. I came out as a winter and like you I still stick to the colours!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  9. Beautiful creation, l just love poppies and autumnal colours
    Xx

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  10. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

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  11. Your Poppies look beautiful Sarah and I like the background that you've used for them too. Dawn Bibby was on QVC when I first started stamping. She was the first person I saw using heat embossing and I remember being mesmerised by it. I suppose I still am really as I never tire of watching the magic happen! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  12. What a wonderful card Sarah! Lovely poppy stamp with fab painting. The hessian background was a great idea for your design. Debra x

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  13. So very striking, Sarah! The textured background really brings out that stunning image! I have this stamp, from a collection by Kanban I believe. :) xxx

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  14. Gorgeous card and colours Sarah. Love Poppies too and good luck in the challenge.xxHave you joined my candy...xx
    [aNNie]

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  15. A really beautiful floral creation following our inspirational photo at Allsorts challenge and Poppies at that Sarah which ticks all my boxes, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  16. Very pretty card here Sarah! I really love the embossed background with your inking and the texture really makes this stand out beautifully! Your colors look fabulous my friend! HUGS :)

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  17. Your card is so beautiful, love the image and fabulous embossed background x

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  18. This is gorgeous,fab image and design.xxx

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  19. Gorgeous card Sarah and l don't believe for one minute you are 'that old' lol. can l send you some spare midges down - l now have a head net (not hair net) and managed 4 hour in garden last night xx
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Colour Inspiration challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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  20. Gorgeous card Sarah..I love the poppies and it reminds me of a stamp I have not used in years..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  21. Such subtle and delicate hues Sarah. Lovely card!
    Laine
    xx

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  22. Fabulous design Sarah. The mesh embossing layer adds a great texture and works so well with the image you used. Love the deep blue backing and the corner of twine, a fantastic piece! hugs :)

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  23. Such a wow card Sarah! I love that image it's beautiful and the added texture huggles Sue xx

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  24. Love that stamp Sarah, poppies are one of my favourite flowers. :)

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  25. Fab card Sarah, some of the oldie stamps are the best! Love your colour theme.
    I never did the Colour Me Beautiful thing, but was told once that if you look closely at your eyes, your iris will tell you what colours you suit!

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  26. Lovely card Sarah. Love the background. It perfectly showcases your beautiful poppies image.
    Hugs,
    Lena

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