Saturday, March 14, 2015


Hello Again!

For this post I am entering (unlike my last post) Always Playing with Paper Challenge. I really like this blog because their challenges are like a one-stop shop.  In that they give you a color and sketch challenge. 

Entering challenge Always Playing with Paper #26
This card features lots of poppies and when I say a lot I mean it. Each poppy was colored by the now discontinued Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers. Which is too bad they seemed to be such a good product. And knock on wood I haven't had any issues.

On with card, first I used my teal CS and bleached it using the Hardwood Stamp by Stampin' Up! then distressed the edges. For the poppies, I colored and cut each flower and assembled them to form a bouquet-like configuration. Added the gray banners using patterned paper for interest and the sentiment banner plain white. 

Stamped wood background using bleach.
When bleaching CS you never know what color you will come with.
In this case it turned out perfectly! Phew!
Card Size: A2- 4.25" x 5.5"
The layers of poppies and banners intertwine
for a more cohesive look. 
The layers of poppies add tons of dimension. However, I didn't want to adhere the poppies then banners on top. Instead I layered the flowers with the banners. This way the banners wouldn't hide too much of the poppies. As for the color combination, I just think it is wonderful and will definitely be used again! Well I guess I am short and to the point tonight.. I hope you have a wonderful night and we will see you real soon.

All the best,


Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous Shawna. Love the layering of the flower and banners

Nance E Salkeld said...

Simply gorgeous. Beautiful poppies. Hadn't heard they discontinued those markers. THey weren't out long. Glad I did not invest. Anyhow, glad you played The Challenge! Come back again!

Lesley said...

What a lovely card! Those poppies are gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge, Shawna!

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