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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Summer Popppy

Hi Folks,

Another week has just whizzed by helping DD move, but I did manage some 'me' time yesterday to play with some of my new birthday goodies.  This is the first inking - IndigoBlu's Poppy Meadow, this had been on the wish list for a while.
I wanted to keep it soft and feminine, but not detract from this big image.  The background was made with Old French Writing repeatedly stamped in Frayed Burlap and then inked with Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose. The EF is CB Script which was highlighted with Frayed Burlap. The sentiment is TH again stamped in FB.
I have missed a few of my favourite challenges lately, so to put things right, I am entering this at the Stamp Man which is -  Summer Colours and to me Poppies are Summer.
Brenda at Floral Fantasies has a challenge to show some poppies, so I am entering it there too.

I am also entering:
  Patties Creations - Summertime
  Stempelsonne - Summer
  Divas by Design - Anything Goes
  Stampin' Royalty - Anything Goes
  The Perfect Sentiment - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
  Everybody Art - Summer
  Oldie but a Goodie - Flower Power (Lace is very old)

I would like to say 'hello' to my new followers,  hopefully life should be getting back to normal, and I will try my best to keep you interested.

Thanks for looking, and have a good weekend.

Avril xx



26 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Oh its beautiful Avril.. i love Poppies .. one of my favourite flowers and i love seeing them in the fields.
Thanks for joining us at Diva's and Oldie but a Goodie this week
Lisa x
ps - you can also enter Brenda's challenge at Floral Fantasies

Doreen said...

This is simply gorgeous Avril,a fabulous image and papers.xxx

Dreja said...

Eine zauberhafte Karte.

Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

brenda said...

Hello Avril,

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely poppy card and joining in my little fun challenge.

It looks like yet another poppy stamp that I'm going to 'need'. I think most of us poppy fanatics are marked the same, but they are such beautiful flowers.

Hope you have a lovely weekend, dare I say we actually have some sunshine today.

B X

Susan Flynn said...

What a beautiful image Avril I can see why you have wanted it for a while! A lovely card, I love how you have done the script in different inks for the background x

Cheryl said...

Simply gorgeous! So glad you could play along with us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Summertime' Challenge #48, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Linda said...

Hi Avril,
This is stunning, I love Poppy Meadow. You've done a fantastic job with the colouring and I love all the script in the background.
I've spent the day playing with new Ingigo Blu stamps. If you like floral stamps, then you'll love these.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card Avril, love the image and vintage look. Thanks for playing along with OBAG this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

Meggymay said...

Stunning and beautiful card, this image is a favourite if mine as well.
Yvonne x

Buttons said...

Adore this card Avril. Just the right background colours for that stunning poppy. No wonder it was on your wishlist. Hugs, Buttons x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what an eye catching flower!...the delicate petals have been superbly shaded in the most gorgeous of colours, such a true likeness...loVing your inky background too...A stunning summer-licious card...Mel :)

Jean Straw said...

What a super gorgeous Poppy stamp, and beautifully coloured. I like all the background layers too. Jean x

Francesca said...

very beautiful , thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge and good luck !

Hugs
Francesca

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Sarah said...

Hi Avril, what a beautiful image perfectly coloured and a stunning card.

Love the colours, so soft and pretty.

Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.

Sarah

Jenni's Jems said...

Gorgeous poppy and the background really compliments it!x

Katina said...

Stunning card Avril! That stamp is so beautiful and you've coloured it perfectly.
xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a beautiful card, love the poppy.

Vickie O'Dell said...

I LOVE your poppy. The colors are gorgeous and so realistic. It goes really well with your script stamping. Thank you for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Hazel said...

Hey Avril

Beautiful card - love the image - just wonderful.

Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

Ta ta for now.

Hazel x

Pattie G said...

This is so pretty! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Sandra Farrell said...

Wonderful work - What a happy card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Terry said...

Such a pretty card, Avril! Love that poppy and sentiment! Have a great day!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card Avril - the colouring is fabulous, and so is the layout. Poppies are one of my favourite flowers - absolutely love them.
Hugs, Sylvia xx