Saturday, 14 September 2013

Anniversary Poppies

Well I'm back with another card today and this is one I made for a few challenges and also to try something a bit different. This is only the second time I've inked this IndigoBlu 'Blazing Poppies' stamp and I decided to try using a grey inkpad instead of black. I've never used grey for stamping before but I will definitely be doing it again as I do love the softness it gives to the image. I used Promarkers to colour the image and the papers are from my scraps box so not sure who they're from. The card candi, peel-off corner and ribbon are all from my stash. It looks much softer in real life than it does in the photo.

I shall enter this in the following challenges
IndigoBlu challenge 'Shabby Chic'
Penny Black and More challenge 'Sketch and/or Autumn Colours' (I went for the sketch)
Stamping Sensations challenge 'Poppies'
Stempelgarten challenge 'Floral Greetings'
Vintage Stamping challenge 'Anything From Your Garden'
Without Words challenge 'Happy Anniversary'
Sketchy Colours challenge 'Yellow / Apricot / White'
Divas By Design challenge 'Weddings / Anniversaries'

Thanks for dropping by and I shall be around to catch up with you soon gremlins permitting !!
Hope you enjoy your weekend - I'm off now to attempt to colour up a cut little hedgehog.


Alex H. said...

Oh your card is so beautiful... you're right... the grey image is really great... works so well with the soft colour of the flowers and the background paper! Thanks for joining us at SG-Challenge!
;-) Alex H.

Marianne said...

A beautiful card with a lovely image!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week, and lots of luck.
Hugs, Marianne:)

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the

Lorraine said...

I love poppies and these look gorgeous. A fabulous card.
Lorraine x

GinaA said...

Great choice of colours and papers. I like to use grey to stamp as well but I don't do it very often. FAB card.

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card.
Thanks for playing along at with The Divas this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

brenda said...

Your idea to stamp with grey works really well Kanda and has given a lovely soft feel to your really pretty card.

Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Hello again Kanda, I totally forgot to also thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Me yet again Kanda, I totally missed that you had also shared with this us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenge, thank you.

B x

Izzwizz said...

What a very pretty card, great to see a different take on our poppies theme. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

Shirley said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card Kanda. I love the soft look to it and am glad you used the sketch for inspiration.
Thank you for entering our September challenge at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again soon.


cotnob said...

This is a pretty card Andrea, such a gorgeous image.

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Andrea, love it.
Caz x

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

So elegant, love it!

IndigoBlu DT Member

Linda said...

This is so pretty, love the soft colours. Thanks for joining in with the Forever 21 Challenge ..... good luck! xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, the delicate colours are so pretty.
Thank you for joining the Autumnal colours/sketch over at Penny Black & More and good luck x Susan x

Francesca said...

What a Fabulous poppy creation
thanks for joining us a Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Francesca x

Bridget Curnow said...

Wow superb colouring and layout, fabulous image,

Thank you so much for joining us at
Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
Have a lovely day
Crafty hugs
Bridget :) x