Sunday 27 December 2015

52 days left!! Crafting countdown continues

Hi crafters.  How are you today?  I hope my post finds you well, and dry.  The rain has started again up here in Lancashire.  I hope it doesn't get as bad as yesterday - people need a break and a chance to get back to their homes.

I've been lucky here at mums.  I have been able to visit my old mates, and have a good catch up - and then today get on with my blog post.  I have had, Teela choose the stamp (she's very crafty you know):

We decided to use some Hobby Art stamps which I got for my mum some time ago.  I love these stamps - well to be honest I love all Hobby Art stamps, always been a massive fan.  I also choose some papers.  These are so pretty, very old papers now, from Kay and Co.  It doesn't matter how old they are though, they don't go out of fashion, and look just as good today as they did years ago - that's why we stash everything though isn't it!!

I stamped directly onto the patterned paper

and then inked the poppies up and stamped onto plain card

I coloured the poppies in with a watercolour pen.  I watered down some of the ink for the inside of the poppy, and then coloured the outside directly so I had a darker shade

I then cut out the poppy heads, and also cut around the frame of the main image.  I made sure I cut out the images that protrude out of the frame

I matt and layered the stamped image onto a piece of white card

I then found a aperture card and backed the inside of the card with the other pretty paper

I used the paper I had stamped on for the top and bottom of the aperture card, and then stuck the stamped image into the aperture with 3D foam

Using 3D foam, I popped the poppy heads in place.  This looks so beautiful, and really striking

I then just added some little diamonds, and then a large satin ribbon, which I knotted rather than tied in a bow.  I do prefer knots rather than bows for some reason

I generally add sentiments to my card, but I was really happy to just leave this one as is - I think it looks really effective.  I hope you agree.


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the poppies and I do love Kay & Co papers too.
Linda xxx

ginny c said...

Gorgeous card love what you did with the poppies
Lovely to read your blogs every day as missed you on T.V

Alexis said...

Love this card Leonie! I love the stamp you used and the layered effect looks fab! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Xxx

Margaret A said...

Very ungrungy and sophisticated. Love it. X

Margaret A said...

Very ungrungy and sophisticated. Love it. X

Pam B said...

Very classy, lovely

Happy Crafting


Wendy L said...

Looks beautiful, very striking, x said...

Hi Leonie.
thank you for another beautiful card.
Have fun and take care. Kitty.
So Sorry for all the flood victims.

carol edwards said...

Hello Leonie love how you have done this card, the poppies look lovely. Nice to know how much your furry friends love crafting too. So sad for all the flood victims. Can't

karenlotty said...

I most definitely agree! I'm loving the knot too I prefer them to bows Teela made a very good choice re the stamp
It is such a shame for all involved in the flooding I do feel for them If anyone is interested there is a couple of charities for the flood victims I know for definite there is a justgiving page but cannot remember the exact names of any of them at mo

Jacky H said...

Hi love the card it's nice to see your ideas especially when my mono has disappeared.

Myra said...

Hello Leonie,
This is beautiful! I love it!
Thank you, Myra xxx

Diane said...

Great to revisit stamps and papers, truly gorgeous. X

Anonymous said...

Very nice Leonie. The strips of paper top and bottom really make such a difference. Something to remember. Best wishes Jackie x

Tracy Welham said...

Wow this looks fabulous Leonie, so inspiring. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

jac777 said...

Yummmmm :) xxx