Thursday, 3 August 2017

Poppy Fields

Afternoon Folks!
A rare afternoon post for me, I've spent some time just playing today rather than on a DT project - love the summer holidays! 

I saw the new challenge at Allsorts earlier in the week and it immediately made me think of a very under used PB stamp in my collection called Poppy fields. Anyway, today I decided to give it an airing and inked it up, here's the card I made:

I didn't really have a plan for this card, it kind of evolved as I went along. The green textured card was from my scraps box and the red polka dot is from a Christmas paper pad left on my desk after trying to reorganise my papers - long job with still a way to go! I couldn't find a good contrasting colour for the matting layers so then I thought use black like poppy centres. The image need something else against the polka dots so another rummage in the red scraps folder produced a piece of corrugated card.  

Here's the close up view:

Originally, I was trying to do a square card but it just didn't look right with the rectangular image so I found a rectangular card base and started shuffling things around to get the layout. This is when a light bulb moment occured - without thinking about it this card had a lot of contrast and texture making it perfect for my MIL who is partially sighted, she likes to feel cards and have them described to her. Luck really must have been on my side because I found these felt flowers in my stash:

I added the buttons, ribbon and pearls to give more textures to feel! I'm not often that pleased with a card I make on a whim but I have to say I love this one!!

Here's the original inspiration picture from Allsorts - Thanks ladies for your inspiration! 

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
and I'll also be joining the fun at Pixie's Snippets Playground , sadly I haven't had time to visit recently - a trip to the swings is long overdue!


  1. Fun image - love all the red and the choice of polka dots and corrugated card is perfect.

  2. This is so pretty, Jacky! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and play along with us. It's a blessing to have you join us, and I hope that you will join us often. I look forward to visiting again. Have an awesome and creative week.
    God bless,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. PB's Poppy Fields is a perfect stamps for your inspirational photo theme Jacky and such a pretty card you hasve made, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. What a gorgeous card Jacky. Every single element is so lovely - and the stamp is adorable! I love that this is so tactile for your MIL - a double hit!


    Di xx

  5. Fabulous card Jacky
    Love the cute stamp
    Thanks for joining us at Penny black
    Hugs Sylvie xx DT

  6. Sweet card with wonderful textures--she'll love it! So glad you joined us at PBSC!

  7. This is such a darling image. I love how you colored it up and accented it with the pretty papers and felt flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge!

  8. Such a cute card! So sorry for the delayed comment, just been super busy. Thank you so much for linking with us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you some encouragement from God's Word in Ephesians 2:10 which says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Be blessed!

    JO ANN


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