Sunday, 4 July 2010

Spotty Poppies.

This beautiful poppy has been self seeded into my garden and what a stunning colour it is, a gorgeous pink with these burgundy dots.
I was inspired to play again with my poppy stamp and came up with this.






















Its not a brilliant picture as its dull here today, never mind you can still see the effect I was trying to achieve.  The background and poppy stems are all done with distress inks to create a soft watery looking background.  The poppy heads are cut from pink BoBunny spot paper.
I have had a really busy week and its the first card I have had time to make since last weekend I am going to add this to sweet Jennys challenge this week, which is a "Free for All" you can post any card you make between 11p.m. Saturday and the end of the challenge.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
Sallyx

17 comments:

Lin said...

Great picture, Sally! I think I have some poppies (which also reseed themselves each year) just like these! Some of them are "doubles", too. LOVE your poppy card - your garden scene is so sweet, and look at that button, how it matches so well!

Barb said...

Wow, Sally...what a fabulous Poppy that is and your card is gorgeous! It's a work of art, really. The background is so beautiful!

Dotty Jo said...

This is just adorable Sally, and matches the poppy in your picture perfectly! Love that embossing, Jo x

Nancy said...

My goodness, Sally, your lovely card perfectly reflects the gorgeous inspiration. The background is so beautiful, just like a watercolor painting. I am so impressed and inspired.
bless you,
nancy

scrappin.bari said...

Such a pretty card inspired by your poppies, Sally! What a beautiful photo of the poppy in your garden - such amazing colors and light!! Hope you're having a great day. Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

Lynne K said...

What a beautiful poppy, and how perfectly your card reflects it. Both gorgeous.

Megan said...

Very pretty card. I really love the watercolor look.

Nat said...

awesome poppy in your garden, and this card is gorgeous,the background is so beautiful!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card inspired by beautiful flowers!!! Love it, Sally!

ivy said...

i'm a big fan of stamping on patterned paper and paper piecing....i love the poppies stamped on dotty paper! so fun! you got a gorgeous card there and a pretty poppy!

Tiffany said...

I love what you did with the poppies! Amazing background!

Heather Maria said...

The poppy in your garden is absolutely gorgeous Sally! Love your card inspired by it. The background looks amazing and I love the poppies and matching button too!

Sanne said...

I agree...that color is stunning. The flower made great inspiration for your beautiful card. Love it Sally!

Suzanne C said...

GORGEOUS background and beautiful card! Love the effect and the poppies are wonderful!

Alice Wertz said...

the background is amazing!! beautiful card, Sally! LOVE the poppy in your garden, too! such pretty colors!! thanks for sharing!

Karina Beck said...

What a beautiful sommercard!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Great photo Sally - and what a treat as it has self-seeded too.

Love the spotty poppy card too.

There is a little something for you on my blog ;.)

Tina
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