poppy seedheads

Hello there. Well it’s not been the day we’d planned, as the queue for the Queen’s lying-in-state was still closed early this morning. We decided that we couldn’t go later as we are already committed to something tomorrow morning and the queue was forecast to be up to 24 hours wait. So very disapppointing.

I stayed home this afternoon and crafted instead, using the ‘enjoy the moment’ set from Stampin’ Up! I took the layout from the the inspiration card at Global Design Project and am also going to share this with Hand Stamped Sentiments, as it picks up the feel from their autumn moodboard.

I started with a piece white card and blended a little ‘pumice stone’ Distress Oxide onto it, then stamped some dots with the same ink. I ran a strip of ‘weathered wood’ paper from Julie Hickey Designs across the bottom and attached the whole thing to an A6 card blank.

I stamped the poppy seedheads onto a scrap of white, blending Distress Oxides in ‘ripe persimmon’ and ‘walnut stain’ with a sponge. I added shading with a dark brown Pergaliner pencil and then fussy cut the image. I attached it to the card front with foam pads.

The sentiment went on as the final touch, stamping it in ‘potting soil’ Archival ink.

Thanks for dropping in. It’s been quite a poignant day with the change of plan.

9 thoughts on “poppy seedheads

  1. Hi Deborah, Completely understand your thoughts and disappointment at not being able to pay your respects in person to the Queen, obviously not meant to be. Your card is lovely and very apt with poppies being the symbol of remembrance, Im sure whilst you crafted you were reflecting on the Queen’s long and wonderful life and you paid your own silent tribute.

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  2. Such a disappointment about not paying your respects to the queen! But you did spend your time creating a lovely card that really did a great job of showcasing the inspiration board with the colors and stamp you used. I had forgotten about this stamp set, I really like it! Thanks so much for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

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  3. Simply stunning! Love the poppy seed head image and the soft fall colors you used to color it. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Sorry for the first incomplete comment. I somehow pressed the button to post before I finished.

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  4. A lovely case of the original designer! I love the strip of weathered wood at the bottom to anchor the poppy stem. Thanks for sharing this with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  5. Beautiful, Deborah! Love this image, so happy to see it out and about! Your design is perfectly CAS and lovely – SO Fall! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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