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Blue Poppies

Evening All,

It has been ages since I posted on my own blog, and even longer since I posted here on the Hobby Art blog. Life just seems to have got in the way recently lol.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago a fabulous new stamp set dropped onto my mat from Jenny, the October Stamp of the Month Poppy Heads.

I love poppies and this is no exception.

As luck would have it I had some pieces of Gelli Plate background on my desk and so I decided that I would use one of them as the base for my card. As it was blue I thought it would get away from the usual red poppies for a change.

This fabulous set comes with a text background stamp which I used randomly on my piece of handmade background paper.

I stamped and embossed the stems and leaves on to the bottom of the panel,

and then coloured them in using Spectrum Noir Alcohol pens.

I didn’t want to have to do any masking so I stamped and embossed the poppy flowers onto some gingham background paper from my stash and then fussy cut them out.

I added some extra colour with Distress Ink and Black Wink of Stella and attached them using silicon to add a little depth.

The background to the card has been created by stamping and embossing the text randomly onto a piece of matching blue cardstock from my stash.

Hope you like it.

Hugs Kimx

Poppies for Remembrance

Hi All,

It’s my turn to post on the Blog, and so I thought that I would make a card using one of the fabulous Hobby Art poppy stamps to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Of course it also fits very nicely with the new Monthly Challenge that Jenny has just launched.

For the first challenge she is asking you to make a card/project using the theme of Poppies and/or Remembrance.

The main panel on my card has been created using one of the Poppy stamps from the Poppy Scene It set.

I have stamped and embossed the images on to a piece of handmade background paper and then coloured it using Distress Inks.

The sentiment is also from the same set although I masked off the embellishment above it when inking the stamp.

My background paper has been created using my trusty Gelli Plate, some green and gold acrylic paint and a stencil.

I sponged this panel with brown Distress Ink before dry embossed it using an embossing folder.

Once embossed I passed the same brown ink pad over the entire piece which highlighted the embossed images.

Hopefully you can see the gold acrylic paint a little better in this photograph.

I added some tiny peel-off dots around the oval die cut frame and also some hand drawn dots at the side of the stems on the stamped panel.

I hope that you will join us in our new challenge, but remember that you must use Hobby Art stamps.

There are lots of lovely ones to choose from, so I shall look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Happy stamping, and have a great weekend.

Hugs Kimx