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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Chocolate Baroque Poppy Fields

Hi there, I'm back at work after my week off which isn't good news but its always nice to catch up with everyone isn't it? Todays card features one of the new stamp sheets from Chocolate Baroque called Pretty Poppies. These stamps are so beautiful, with gorgeous images and some really lovely sentiments too.

I've used an 8x8 card blank, red and white card stock for matting and layering and some lace from my stash. The backing paper is from the Decadent Brocade CD

I made the focal image using panpastels and distress markers. I began by creating the background scene with ultramarine blue tint and rubbed out a cloud shape using a pencil eraser. I used paynes grey and tiny bit of yellow and magenta panpastels to give the cloud a bit of dimension. I used torn copier paper to mask off the hills and used shades of green panpastels to create the hills. 

As PanPastels can be erased I just stamped the poppies over the background and rubbed out the colour. I used distress markers to add colour to the beautiful poppies.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft a scene: in the garden
Do you stack up: blue sky and clouds
Penny Black and more: summer blooms
Sweet Stampin: Scallops

Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. This is so beautiful Claire. I can imagine that fields of poppies going on and on. Love the sky and fields too.
    Beryl xx

  2. stunning card Claire- and just love the way you've done that sky & cloud! I'll have to get practising! great effect
    Kim x

  3. OMW Claire! Your card is stunning! The sky and the hills look so realistic! Beautiful colours!

    Sarah x

  4. What a gorgeous card!! I love the poppies and how you made the hills. Really beautiful.
    So happy you shared this with us at penny black and more!

  5. I love the scene you have made with your stamping and inking. Your colours work beautifully together and the lace finishes it off perfectly.
    Thank you for participating in our challenge at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


  6. Claire this is really fantastic!
    Love those Poppies!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene!

  7. Wow, wow, wow Claire this is simply stunning, those poppies are so beautiful, awesome card.
    Lorraine x

  8. Claire, your card is sooo beautiful! I love the way you work with Pan Pastels and that poppy stamps is gorgeous. Love the backing paper and the lace which really set the scene. Lovely. A x

  9. Fabulous card.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

  10. And beautiful Claire! warm greet x Miranda

  11. Fantastic, these poppies are just wonderful.

  12. A beautiful card, what gorgeous image.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  13. Hi Claire, oh wow! This is just stunning - love the image you've created - those poppies and the clouds are perfect.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  14. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  15. Another stunning card Claire.

    I so love poppies and little scenes, so this ticks all the right boxes for me. You have used the Pan Pastels to created a perfect backdrop for the image, I really must get to grips with mine, just not seemed to have had time since I won them.

    Thanks so much for joining our 'Summer Blooms' challenge at Penny Black and More this month. And also our 'In the Garden' theme at Craft a scene.

    Hope all is well at your end.

    B x

  16. What a great card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  17. Hi Claire, I'm struggling to keep up with everyone at the moment and just want to say that all your creations are just stunning. Fabulous stamping and the most gorgeous embellishing.
    Fliss xx

  18. What amazing colouring! I love how you've created the sky and clouds - truly stunning. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  19. OMG I love it!!! Absolutely gorgeous Claire. Hugs Suzanne x

  20. Wow, this card is stunning! I love your poppies with the beautiful hills in the background and that great sky. Thank you for playing along with us at Craft a Scene!

  21. This is a stunning card Claire! :) Beautiful image, colouring and design!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  22. Beautiful card I love poppies.

  23. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene!

  24. Gorgeous card! love the sky very realistic and beautiful poppies!

  25. Beautiful card, the colours are so vibrant. Thank you for joining in the summer blooms challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  26. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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