Thursday, 3 March 2011

A Field Of Poppies

Evening lovely Bloggers. How's your week going? It's been grey and cold here today after some lovely sunshine earlier in the week. The weather doesn't seem quite sure what to do with itself at the minute does it?

The flowers are beginning to make an appearance now though which is wonderful. I saw my first daffodils today so Spring is definitely nearer than Winter I think.

I have been playing with more of the great new stamps from Sheena Douglass this week. Anyone who knows me will know how much I love my garden and plants, there is a constant battle from now on for my time between gardening and crafting so to have some gorgeous flower stamps to play with is my idea of heaven.

These poppy stamps are great as they come in separate components so you can build your design as you go. I haven't mastered the painting technique for these yet so decided to paint them with Barn Door and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks and decoupage them. A few flowers were finished with pearlescent paint. The middles were done with texture paste before being painted.

The background was done with Peeled Paint DI. I blended it with cut and dry foam, spritzed it with water and then stamped some pale poppy leaves all over before edging it with more Aged Mahogany and gold embossing.

I also made a bookmark with the same stamp using grungeboard. The background was painted with Cosmic Shimmer Angel Gold sparkle paint before the leaves and poppies were stamped on and painted with acrylic paints. The paint is so thick it doesn't matter if you stamp the flowers over the leaves as long as the leaves are not painted too darkly. I added gold embossed swirls for a bit of bling.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the end of the week. Thank crunchy it's nearly Friday!!


Jill said...

Awesome Lisa, sooooo beautiful and just so interesting. Just love the way you create things! Jill x


Fabulous projects Lisa - the Poppies really stand out, and look fabulous painted with the distress inks.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Lynne K said...

I love this, Lisa! The poppies look as though you could pick them right off the card. Very clever how you have done the middles. xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Lisa, the poppies are lovely and you have created a beautiful card and bookmark with them.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

craftimamma said...

Lisa, this is just stunning! I love poppies and you have a LOT of patience to do all that cutting out for decoupaging. Your painting is really lovely too. A very special card indeed.

Lesley Xx

Anne said...

Lisa I love your card and your bookmark is just stunning! I have a candle painted with these poppies, Sheena made it as my birthday was the day before the workshop, I haven't blogged it yet as I was sworn not to reveal it till the stamps were released lol!


Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous work love what you have done with these great new stamps. XOXO Zoe

chris said...

Oh My Goodness Lisa wow these are amazing and those poppies are unreal as in so real!!!
hope you are ok love chris xx

Sally H said...

Wow,Lisa! Breathtakingly beautiful! I NEED those stamps now! Sheena is going to be responsible for me overspending I think! Love them both.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow Lisa would be lined up to get those poppies too might have to look a that set as have no poppies yet and have been looking for ages..
love Shaz in oz.x
PS bookmark is great take too, well done!

brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful Lisa, you know me and flowers, rather the same as you.

And poppies have to be on of my favoutires, so bright and vibrant.

B x

Lesley said...

Really beautiful Lisa! I just love poppies and spookily has just posted a canvas I did about poppies lol!
Lesley x

Lesley said...

Hi Lisa, wow this is beautiful! I love red poppies! xx

Lynda said...

What a stunning card and bookmark Lisa - I adore those poppies and love how you've coloured and layered them.

Love Lynda xxx

Sarah xx said...

What gorgeous poppies Lisa, I love how you have made them pop off the card - fabulous!! Hope you have a lovely weekend xxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

OOhhh gorgeous Lisa its simply stunning. I love poppies xxxx
love Debbie xxx

Lin said...

Lisa these are gorgeous. I am still trying to finish other projects before I get the chance to sit down and really have a play, but I do feel like I am letting the team down, lol

Lin xx

Claire Phillips said...

Those poppies are just gorgeous Lisa - what fab dimension you have achieved - brilliant! Cheers Claire x