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.
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!
Thanks so much for visiting!
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I will be linking up here:
- We Love Stamping - Stamp of the Moment (my new PB stamp)
- Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB Stamps
- Crafty Calendar - Anything But Square
- C.R.A.F.T. - Inspired by a Movie (Wizard of Oz... the poppy field)
- Krafty Chicks - AG
- Just Add Ink - Choose Two from Flowers, Paper, Pattern (I chose flowers and french script pattern)
- Crafty Gals Corner - Flowers
- Simon Says Stamp - AG
- Sunday Showcase
- Inspire Me Monday
- Encouraging Hearts and Home
- Thursday Favorite Things
- Little Things Thursday
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.ReplyDelete
Beautiful work as always, Ellie and lovely image. Vee xxReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
What a lovely card this week I love poppies.
Thank you for sharing your card crafting skills with us at CRAFT challenge. Https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com
I look forward to seeing many more of your challenges.
With kind regards
Sue CRAFT DT
Beautiful card, love the poppy image. Thanks for joining We Love Stamping. AneshaReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
Stunning card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue xReplyDelete
A beautiful card Ellie, love your new poppy stamp and it looks fabulous against the subtle colours of your background.ReplyDelete
Avril. Avril xx
Amazing card Ellie, just LOVE these new poppies and your paper piecing makes them just POP!! Love the sweet background to!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your fabulous card also at We Love Stamping April challenge!
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.ReplyDelete
Beautiful poppy card Ellie . . . and a nice background too. xxxReplyDelete
A wonderful card Ellie - love the soft background behind that stunning image!ReplyDelete
Lovely card! :) It looks so creative. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
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I love poppies!ReplyDelete
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I am not usually a fan of poppies but these are so vibrant against the background; I love them!ReplyDelete
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 !!ReplyDelete
Fabulous stamp, gorgeous card!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m
Beautiful poppies on a very lovely soft backgroundReplyDelete
This is stunning Ellie, I love poppies.ReplyDelete
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
Poppy flowers are wonderful and your card is gorgeous, so glad you played our challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.ReplyDelete
Krafty Chicks Challenge
Beautiful card. Poppies are all so cheerful and your card is too. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.ReplyDelete
This is so pretty! I love how poppies are so bright and happy.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete