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Monday, 11 July 2011

Field of Poppies

Hi there, I had such a lazy weekend I didn't even get much crafting done but yesterday I managed to motivate myself to have a play with my acrylic paints and make this card. The decoupage is 'Field of Poppies' from The Crafty Purple Frog,  I've been lucky enough to win a couple of these gorgeous decoupage sheets and they really are beautiful. Once i'd done the cutting out and layering up, I sprayed it with some Crafters Companion 'Spray and Shine' and layered it up on some Marianne die cuts

The background is 'paint fusioned', I used wilkinsons emulsion tester pots and watered down pva glue for the crackle background and stamped the poppies and leaves  from Sheena Douglass' paint fusion 'Poppies' with stazon. I used pink and burgundy acrylic paints for the poppies instead of the true reds as I wanted to mirror the colours in the decoupage. I love poppies, they are one of my favourite summer flowers.

Once all the paint was dry I distressed the background with bundled sage distress ink and stamped the 'poppies' text stamp and swirls from the same stamp set in versamark and embossed with gold ep. I edged the background with more gold EP and matted on some black card edged with a gold krylon pen. To finish off I added some dots of ranger black enamel accents. 

It was really difficult to get a decent pic as the spray and shine really does shine lol, anyway here's a pic to try and catch a bit of the detail.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz: all about flowers
Crafty Purple Frog: Summer sun
Dream Valley: Summer theme
Pile it on: Your favourite technique (I love anything with paint and lots of MESS lol)
Quirky Crafts: make your own patterned paper
Shopping our Stash: Use something from a RAK/Candy/Prize etc (I've used the decoupage from CPF which I won in a challenge)

thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful field of poppies...stunning card, hun! xx

  2. Claire, this is gorgeous, I so love poppies , they are one of my favorite flowers. Stunning creation.
    Irene x

  3. So pretty Claire and lovely colours. Glad to hear you have been having a quiter time.
    Take care.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  4. Beautiful card Claire
    Beryl x

  5. Fabulous! really lovely! I think I would've scanned those lovely papers you made in to my computer to use again! Fiskarettes blog

  6. Sorry Claire...think I saw the wrong paste and copy shoot by then!! It should've read...
    Lovely card! Fabulous papers and thank you so much for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this time round, don't forget to pop back this Friday/Saturday to vote for your favourites and ask your blogging buddies to vote for you too!!
    Nothing at all to do with Friskers I was just trying to find them after they left me a comment!!

  7. Wow this is beyond gorgeous! I love the rich colors and the image. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  8. your card is beautiful, you may like messy, but it doesn't show in the end product. thanks for playing with us at Pile it On.

  9. oh it's so beautiful! thanks for joining us at IDIC!!

  10. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with my challenge on Quirky Crafts this week.

  11. Lovely bit of paint fusion Claire. Colours match image beautifully. (I use Wilkie's tester pots and also their acrylic paints! Find I can be generous then and mix the colours I want!)

    Mags x

  12. Oh my gosh Claire this is so amazing!! I am really lost for words your painting is just stunning you have totally inspired me :D
    Thank you for joining us at CPF.
    I am setting up a new challenge blog for Marianne Designs so if you LOVE diecuts check out Marianne's Design Divas. There is follower candy and you can try out for the DT.


    Amy xx

  13. This card is just gorgeous. I love how you make the center panel just a bit different in color. Great touch. thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  14. Very pretty! I adore Poppies! This is beautiful.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Dream Valley this week xx

  15. gorgeous!!! I love the gold embossing over the poppies! Hugs Juls

  16. what a stunning creation ! - i love the image so much
    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft


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