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Apr 3, 2022

Poppies and a French Script - Some of the Things I Love

It's the first Sunday of a new month and that means we  have a new challenge at Stamping Sensations. This month our theme is "I Love..." and you fill in the blank by showing us on your card or other crafty makes. Hope you will join us as we have 3 wonderful prizes kindly donated by Penny Black.

There are many things I love, today I am sharing that I love Penny Black stamps, Poppies and my very old French Script stamp which I do seem to use all the time (and I still have no clue what exactly the words are!!)

This gorgeous poppy (Brilliant) is from Penny Black's newest release and I just had to have it. Not that I needed another poppy stamp but they are such pretty flowers and I just love the art style of this one. It is rather large, this is an A2 sized card and I even trimmed some of the bottom off to make it fit. 

The background was done with Distress inks with a circle die cut as a mask for a moon (or bright sun). Next I stamped the image onto my new Canson Montval watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx ink then colored with Zig Clean Color markers. The blossoms were stamped a second time on the same type of paper and fussy cut after coloring. I decided to add a little more color to the blossoms so I used some Faber Castell Polychromos  pencils as well.

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My French Script stamp is a very old background stamp from Stampin Up. I've unmounted it a long time ago as it's so much easier to use randomly on a card like I did here. I do love my wood mounted stamps and won't ever unmount most of those, but with a background stamp of this size it makes sense. The sentiment is one from another favorite set of mine, Penny Black's Snippet. A strip of dotted paper in black and white finishes off the card.

And below is a peek at our prizes. You have all month long to join us and remember you may enter up to 3 times with a different creation. As we are a stamping challenge stamping (traditional or digital) does need to be the focal point. Hope to see you there!

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brenda said...

I can see why you had to have that Poppy Ellie, it's beautiful if they were not so pricy in the UK now it would be in my stash as well. A nice soft and subtle background as well.

B x

Vee Cassidy said...

Beautiful work as always, Ellie and lovely image. Vee xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautifully simple design with a stunning effect. I love the subtle background and how you have popped up the poppy heads to create a dimension.

Sueb said...

Hello Ellibelle,
What a lovely card this week I love poppies.
Thank you for sharing your card crafting skills with us at CRAFT challenge. Https://
I look forward to seeing many more of your challenges.
With kind regards

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the poppy image. Thanks for joining We Love Stamping. Anesha

pinky said...

Your card is so delicate and pretty Ellie! I love the subtle background stamping too. I'm so sorry you have had covid twice! I hope I don't get it again!!

Sue said...

Stunning card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Ellie, love your new poppy stamp and it looks fabulous against the subtle colours of your background.
Avril. Avril xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card Ellie, just LOVE these new poppies and your paper piecing makes them just POP!! Love the sweet background to!
Thanks for sharing your fabulous card also at We Love Stamping April challenge!

Linby said...

It is a beautiful stamp but I also have lots of poppy stamps already! I really like how you decoupaged it to stand away from your gorgeous background.

Sarn said...

Beautiful poppy card Ellie . . . and a nice background too. xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful card Ellie - love the soft background behind that stunning image!

Kiara Era said...

Lovely card! :) It looks so creative. Thanks for sharing!
Have a nice day! :)
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Jennifer said...

I love poppies!

Curated by Jennifer

Joanne said...

I am not usually a fan of poppies but these are so vibrant against the background; I love them!

Pauline C said...

Really love this Ellie - there is just something about poppies isn't there?? I can see why you needed this stamp ... I want it as well !!
Pauline xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous stamp, gorgeous card!
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m

Tracy said...

Beautiful poppies on a very lovely soft background
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sheryl said...

This is stunning Ellie, I love poppies.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Leanne said...

Poppy flowers are wonderful and your card is gorgeous, so glad you played our challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Leanne DT/KCC
Krafty Chicks Challenge

Kim said...

Beautiful card. Poppies are all so cheerful and your card is too. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

mireille said...

This is so pretty! I love how poppies are so bright and happy.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh wow! Those poppies are stunning. Such a beautiful card. I love poppies. They are one of my favorite garden flower. I only wish they lasted longer.