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Jul 29, 2017

Poppies for Allsorts 426

Good morning! Saturday again and that means we have a new challenge for you at Allsorts. Brenda is our host this week and we're having a photo inspiration challenge.

Week 426 Photo Inspiration 

What a beautiful photo! I love poppies!
For my card I decided to use the stamp "Poppy Gems" by Penny Black. I heat embossed it on winsor and newton watercolor marker paper and colored with Zig Clean Color. 

This stamp is really large, I ended up trimming some of it away because I wanted it to fit an A2 sized card. As you can see I kept the card really simple by just adding the card front onto designer paper, then a green cardbase (which can't be seen in the photo as it's the same size as the designer paper). I added jute twine and heat embossed the sentiment which is from one of Penny Black's clear sentiment sets. 
I tried to capture all the colors from the inspiration photo, unfortunately I don't have a burgundy zig clean color and tried mixing one up by combining colors. But I'm affraid it turned out more purplish than burgundy...this means I will be looking into purchasing a few more zig clean color pens :)

That is all from me for today, I hope you'll come join us. Swedish House Crafts is our sponsor this week and there is a wonderful prize to be won!

Have a great day! Hope it's filled with sunshine!


  1. Absolutely beautiful Ellie and just perfect to reflect the inspirational photo, many thanks for making such a lovely creation for my theme week.

    B x

  2. Fabulous card, you know one of my fave stamps too!
    Happy weekend;-))m

  3. Beautiful, love your shading, xxx

  4. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Gorgeous image, a super background and a really lovely card.

    Kath x

  6. What a vibrant and beautiful card Ellie - it is so summery! I have ahd a day filled with sunshine after a -5 oC frost!!

  7. Stunning card! I love those gorgeous poppies and your watercolouring is fabulous! xxx

  8. Such a pretty creation Ellie, I love it.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Beautiful card, gorgeous rich colours and my favourite PB poppies xx

  10. Stunning card Ellie, l think the heat embossing in black really makes this image pop x


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