Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Oops - didn't get around to posting this card up yesterday after all!  We are having a lot of building works done here at the moment so things aren't always going according to plan currently around here!

Anyway here is that other card from Saturday's morning class using those same two Penny Black clear stamp sets again of Flowers & Wishes and Illumination along with the same materials from the last post.  This time the flower was stamped onto the panel and masked before adding the rest of the stamped images and background colour.  Once again the whole card was created through the use of stamps, inks etc...

Here's a better view of that poppy panel so that you can see the detail.  I wanted the flower and the wording to stand out the most so these were stamped in black in order to achieve this.  The poppy was coloured using water based markers along with a water brush then soft white highlights were added using a white colouring pencil.

I hope you like it.


By the way don't forget if you fancy a real challenge this month to head on over to The Craft Barn's blog and enter their Mini Album competition.  Each day different pages are being loaded up to give you lots of inspiration and I must say that the DT have done an absolutely amazing job!!  Even Sandy (Mrs Craft Barn) has contributed to this challenge too so you definitely need to click here to go and view and find out how to enter.


La Vikinga said...

Marvellous card!!! I like what you do and I save some of the pictures for inspiration!

La Vikinga

Sarn loves choc said...

LOVE this card!

lisa said...

Everytime you post a new card I admire it and think, Mmm I really like that one but now I have found my all time favourite. This is just beautiful, Kay. I love poppies and the colour you've chosen for this one is stunning. It reminds me of one I used to have in the garden called Patty's Plum. The background sets it off perfectly. I will just sit here a bit longer and admire it quietly!


Kay Carley said...

So glad you all like this one - thanks so much for leaving me such nice comments!

Kay xx

Julie said...

Poppies were my late husband's favourite flower so this is a special from the class, thanks. xxx

Sally H said...

Stunningly beautiful! I love the colours and the layout, and what a beautiful stamp!

Pauline said...

Hi Kay,

Simply beautiful card. Really elegant. I love everything about it. And it's all created by stamping.

I eventually managed to watch 'Basics & Beyond' yesterday after loading the relevant software back onto the computer. Nick had disconnected the DVD player from the TV and hadn't told me, so there I was Saturday afternoon (my actual birthday) with cuppa and choc biscuit to hand wondering why I couldn't see the DVD. Aaargh!

I loved the little scenes you created with some simple masking.

Hugs, Pauline x

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kay, again another lovely card. The colouring is so realistic like a painting ! Your so talented. lol Jo.xxx

Alizabethy said...

Fabulous card - so pretty!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Kay this is so very beautiful!
Such wonderful colours and your design is fabulous!
kim x

IsaNorris said...

This is stunning Kay !! I love it !!

mustavcoffee said...

I love this card Kay, the poppy is just stunning. It really stands out!;-)

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow the image is so striking and the colours you have used are stunning! x