Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Beautiful Poppies

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out!
The sponsor this week is Sheepski Designs  and my DT card features a beautiful image named “Poppies.”  After coloring the blooms, I used a tutorial from The Graphics Fairy to create 3-D Poppies onto the front panel of a gatefold card with tissue paper. (Note- I picked up some tissue garland at Goodwill that worked well. Just added shading with markers. If you don't have colored tissue, you can also just use white tissue paper and color them with markers. Easy Peasy!) After finishing the Poppies, I used green tissue to add grass to the card front. The sentiment is from a Bugaboo Stamps set.
·   Digi- Sheepski (Poppies)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Tutorial for TissuePaper Technique from The Graphics Fairy
·   Front Sentiment “Hope Anchors Your Soul”- Bugaboo Stamps digi set
·   Assorted background papers and black photo corners from my stash
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #134 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                                      
The Paper Shelter- #433 Going Digital
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #640 Flowers
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #444-445 Anything Goes                   

The poppy card put me into a floral mood, so I created a colorful second card that features an upcycled calendar page trimmed with a deckle edge scissor. I’ve had the fun sentiment in my files for a few decades, generated it on my computer, and tore the edges to add a rustic feeling. The scrap of straw ribbon and provides a textured base for the sentiment. I attached the sentiment to this ribbon with a needle and embroidery floss, threading the floss through the sentiment paper and tying it with a knot. The bees were given a 3-D effect, by stamping extra images, fussy-cutting the bees, plus extra sets of wings and bodies, and layering them atop the fussy-cut bee base. Additional bees adorn the computer-generated sentiment on the inside of the card. The final touch was to add sparkly stickles to the wings. I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge- Flowers of Unusual tones (Since the beautiful ruffled tulips in this photo look like candy canes, I hope they fit the title of “unusual colors”), Di’s Digi Stamps- Summer Fun (Some people consider working in their flower gardens as summer fun… or at least enjoying the results of their garden labors as part of the fun of summer. I fit into that second group as weed pulling is not my favorite thing!) and We Craft Cards (must have 2 matching embellishments on the  card- mine has pairs of bees on the front and inside).       
·   Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Upcycled calendar page
·   Strip of woven straw ribbon and embroidery floss
·   Bee Wood Mount Stamp- All Night Media (company no longer in business)
·   Stickles- Star Dust (adding magic to the mermaid scales and tail)
·   Fiskars Decorative Scissor- Deckle pattern
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Flowers of Unusual tones
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #6-2020

I needed to replenish my graduation card supply, and when I found this wonderful sentiment in my graduation file I decided to create an easel card to highlight it. Sometimes I make graduation cards that include the school colors. But I also like to have monochromatic ones that will work for any graduation, anywhere- high school or higher ed.  The addition of sparkly stars is a must! I’m entering this card into several challenges including Scribbles Designs Challenge- #90 Flip a Coin (this was a fun challenge! I flipped the coin the required five times and got Tails (card with at least three layers) three heads (a rectangular card, follow a tutorial- easel card, and use glitter- I hope glitter paper fits that category) and finished with the flip of a tail (add an upcycled item- mine is the brushed silver paper, which I saved from a wedding invitation since I loved its pretty sheen!)
·   Front Sentiment- Decosses Dynamite Doodles (CS Lewis Quote)
·   Inside “Congratulations Graduate” Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Instructions for Easel Card can be found HERE
·   Star template from my scrapbook stash
·   Grey parchment, metallic silver, and brushed silver cardstock from my stash
·   Graduation patterned paper from my scrapbook stash
·   Sparkly Heart Stickers- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- Starlight
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #90 Flip a Coin
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Reach for the Stars                    
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- June                      
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #42 Black, White & Another Color
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #81


  1. Hi Kathy this is a stunning card. Those poppies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Kathy, you manage to add a special technique to every creation, taking it beyond fabulous, to a showcase of your incredible talent. This is wonderful!

  3. Wow - those poppies look amazing. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  4. Beautiful image for our Digital theme, love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  5. Great card... I love the sparkle

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days

  6. just gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!Hugs, JoyJoyfully StampsLil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
    Joyfully Stamps

  7. Beautiful card Thank you for joining us at TPS
    Christine DT

  8. These are fab. Really love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  9. All your cards are wonderful, but I'm commenting on the graduation one. I love your elegant easel design and the sparkly stars, but he quote is is the real star. It is perfect for a graduation card and gives food for thought! Thank you for sharing at The Path of Positivity challenge.
    Carole DT x

  10. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely Graduation card with us at Scribbles Designs… your card fits perfectly with our “Flip a Coin” challenge theme… Hope you will be able to join us again very soon and Good Luck in the draw.
    Diane Louise (DT member)


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