Pretty Poppies

I did mean to get this card blogged over the weekend, but I made the mistake of tackling some weeds in the garden on Saturday, and the weeds definitely won.  We have long gravel drive – and the weed situation was getting a bit ridiculous, so I donned the gardening gloves and thought I’d just pull a few out.  It was very satisfying, they came out really easily – most seemed to be very shallow rooted and I was soon pulling handfuls of them out and feeling very triumphant at my horticultural prowess.

An hour later I could hardly straighten up and all the muscles in my legs were screaming in protest.  I staggered into the house on jelly  like legs and promptly collapsed on the sofa and before I knew it, it was Monday morning and back to work.

The muscles are still aching, but I now have a rather virtuous feeling of having actually done some exercise and having a slightly less weed ridden drive too. I’ve decided that extreme weeding really should be classed as an olympic sport!

So, the 8x8inch card above, which I made last week when I actually had some of that stuff called energy, is fairly simple.  I stamped the poppy three times and cut out two layers of flowers to decoupage.  It’s coloured with Letraset Aqua Markers (which I have decided to get into the shop as I love them so much) and the top layer of flowers is glazed with clear embossing powder.  The background and stamped panel uses the Flower Frenzy 12×12 Crafter’s Workshop stencil, coloured with a mix of Memento Pistachio and Olive Grove inkpads.  As you can see on the stamped panel, I used a very light touch to create a subtle background.

Here’s a close up of the layers.

There are some lovely cards coming up on the Design Team blog with both sets of our new stamps so do keep an eye out for those.

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9 thoughts on “Pretty Poppies

  1. I love the card Glenda, Poppies and Gerbera are my most favourite flowers. I have bought the stamp set for these and I am now going to have a go myself.

    Ann x

  2. the poppy stamp is gorgeous, and I love the card. Definitely agree about the weeds (in fact, gardens should be classed as a definite hazard!), glad you are recovering

  3. My heart has skipped a beat this morning reading about the AquaMarkers – I have the entire collection sadly neglected (never used I believe) & seeing what you have done with them on this just makes me itch…….. that butterfly is a beauty against the red of the poppies & I just love the way the layered poppy head adds to the frilliness of the petals.
    Do take care with weeding – it is heavy duty work, even when you’re less than 5ft.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Poppies are always winners and these ones are no exception. The weeds have certainly had a field day this year and it’s difficult to see the difference between driveway and garden here. Also lots of poppies have sprung up so they remain for the time being even if they are in the ‘wrong place’.

  5. Glenda your card is lovely. Poppies are definitely one of my favourite flowers and I can’t wait for my stamps to come. (hopefully tomorrow). I love the stencilled background you have made, I’ve not really got to grips with using them although I do have some. I will have to have another try. Jean x

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