Friday 6 May 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge # 18 - Poppies

Welcome to a new Friday challenge at The Stamp Man and the theme of Poppies has been set by the lovely Janet. Where she lives in Skipton, The British Legion are very active and her husband is organising a fund raising concert on the 25th October; he would love to have some poppy cards to sell at the function. So this week we would like to see Poppies on your creations and if you would like to donate your creation to The Concert in Skipton you can post your card to The Stamp Man, that is only an 'if' - you can enter the challenge with any Poppy themed project and will be eligible for the prize and top places whether you send them in or not.

So here is my design. I was also inspired by the red and gold colour challenge at Gingersnap Creations, where last month the overall theme was The Far East.

The supplies list and photo tell most of the story, but I found this great tutorial at Stampin Up, on how to make this poppy embellishment. Simply die cut an appropriate flower shape in thick card. Scrunch it, roll it and twist it until the layers seperate and can then be made to look like the petals of the poppy. Punch a small hole in the middle and fray some black gros-grain ribbon. I cut along the edge of a piece, frayed it out, then rolled it to fit through the hole - then you have created a very life-like poppy. The other and very unusual thing I have used is the very thin strips of red card, that curl when you trim them off. Can you see them round the poppies? I thought they looked quite funky. The bottom and right hand edge of the DP has gilding flakes added to it.

Supplies -
Poppy Stamp - created by Jill (at The Stamp Man) on her 'Framies'.
DIs - victorian velvet, barn door, forest moss, vintage photo.
Paper - unknown
TH stamps - music stamp from festive sounds
Nestabilities - Labels 5
Embossing folder - D'vine swirl
Paper Artsy dies - Grungeflowers 2 and 3
Stickles - diamond
Gilding Flake - variegated red and gold
Cosmic Shimmer Mist - red firefly
Adirondack Paint Dabber - gold
Spray and Sparkle - gold
Sentiment - my own

Go take a look at the Famies at The Stamp Man shop - they fit with the Nesties labels 5 and there are some gorgeous designs. If you click here, you will be taken staright to the page in the shop to see what these are.

I hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Bloggers Challenge - Nature
Crafts and Me - Swirls (embossing folder)
The Paper Variety - inks, mists or paint.(I've used all 3)



xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Brenda :)

What a breathtaking card! I love your poppies, they look amazing, and what a lovely idea to raise some money for a great cause.



Zoechaos said...

Lovely card beautiful image and your paper flowers are fabulous. Love Poppies and think it is so generous of Jill and Ian to let Janet's appeal be part of the challenge. XOXO Zoe

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is fabulous - i love the poppy - a special flower for me , so must try and do a card this week
Lisa x

Laney said...

WOW!! Brenda I love it!! its gorgeous
love poppies..popping over to the stamp man to take a look

Fliss said...

This is just gorgeous Brenda and I might have a go as I adore poppies. Really love the background and embellies on your card too.
Thanks also for the spooky comment - seems like we both love the same things lol.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Pami said...

Wow this is wonderful Brenda, absolutely love all of it. Hope your day is going ok. Pami x

Juls said...

stunning!!! I love your paper poppies and the embossed detail in the background!! Hugs Juls

Kathyk said...

Another lovely project from you Brenda, I can see (and love) the very thin red card strips - how on earth have you attached those to the card?

Happy Friday


DesignerDiva said...

WOW Brenda I'm really impressed with your home made poppies! FAB
Hugs Laurie

Vicky said...

Stunning Brenda....and the poppies are gorgeous hun..

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Cazro said...

Another fab card Brenda, the poppies are wonderful, love the grosgarain suggestion, will try that. Caz

Netty said...

Terrific card Brenda, its most definitely East meets West. So pleased you joined in with us again at Gingersnaps. Annette x

Jacq said...

Hi Brenda,
Simply gorgeous!!! Love the poppy image and the poppy embellishments are fabulous. Love the dp's, the colour scheme is perfect, love the die cuts and the gilding. An absolutely striking card. Coloured so beautifully as always.
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card! Beautifully created.

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful! love how you framed the poppy! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Gem said...

Brenda this is so beautiful, I love that image and the poppies you have embellished it with are gorgeous :) Gemma x

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card, the poppies are fab. x

Val said...

Hi Brenda

This is beautiful. I do love poppies - especially those big oriental ones - unfortunately they do not last very long, so they have to be appreciated while they are around.


JP Card Crazy said...

Fabulous card!! Love the red poppies!!

Alexa said...

Those poppies are awesome and the whole piece is really beautiful. Glad you joined in the Red and Gold Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love your poppies, and your beautiful background x

donna said...

Hi Brenda Your card is beautiful. I hope to make a card. I am way busier than I want to be right now. Hope you are doing great.. hugs...Donna

~jan said...

That poppy is fabulous! What a pretty card-thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

Dragon said...

Such a beautiful card, Brenda... i particularly like the flowers and would have appreciated the link to them... have a super weekend

Melissa said...

Very beautiful. Love those poppies! Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

Melissa said...

Very beautiful. Love those poppies! Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

Lisa Bohler said...

It's a stunner! Wonderfully done poppies!


Wow Brenda, this is stunning. The handmade poppies and swirls are fabulous (thanks for sharing the "how to"), and I love all the detail and the rich colours. Have a happy Sunday - hugs, Sylvia xx

lisa said...

This is just gorgeous, Brenda. Poppies are just lovely to play with aren't they?
I love your real poppy flowers.
Hugs Lisax

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning, those flower poppies are gorgeous. Hugs xx

G Peplow said...

Hi there Brenda, Your card is gorgeous, love all the details. Thank you for your visit and kind comment:0) Surrey is beautiful aren't we lucky!! :0) xxx

Nikki Bond said...

Beautiful Brenda!!!! :)

Ida said...

Beautiful card. The red poppies are so lovely and look fabulous in the frame. So glad you joined in on the Blogger Challenge.

April said...

This is just beautiful!! The red was a perfect choice. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Gorgeous and elegant card. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. Hugs...Mona

Basement Stamper said...

Your poppy flower is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge.

Zuzu's Blog said...

gorgeous work. :)

Shirl said...

Sorry hunny bunny haven't been around for a while and wow what I have been missing - this is the bees knees. Off to hop around some more.
Hugs Shirley x x