Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spring orange poppy

Good morning everyone!
I made a little Spring Poppy card today for the Copic Creations challenge and I used the SCS sketch 279. The Copic Creations challenge was to use Copic colouring on different surfaces. I had some red poppies in my garden and although the blooms are no longer, the seed pods are so very interesting and I wanted to use one for a flower center. When the pods are dry, they are like wood. They are a little difficult to work with because of the dimensional shape, so I chose a little one. I had originally coloured a larger poppy pod center, but when I attempted to remove it from the actual pod, it broke. I coloured it with Cadmium orange and edged the flower petals with the same. The flower petals were made with a blossom Spellbinder die and some woven tissue that I had in my stash of craft items that is supposed to be used for wrapping flower pots. (as in when you gift a plastic pot of planted flowers, the wrap that a florist might use) The sentiment is SU Well Scripted and the patterned paper is called Blossoms from Sassafrass Lass.
The leaves that I tucked under the edge of the poppy were punched with MS punches out of a thin cork sheet and I coloured those with Copic markers, pea green and apple green. All 3 surfaces that I coloured the Copic markers with worked quite well! I especially like the uneven coloured look of the petal edges and I really like the starry poppy pod center. Nice and organic.
Thanks for taking a peek today, I am off to do some yard chores...the list is long!
Have a great day,



  1. What a pretty card, Chriss...I just love the colors and papers you used and your flower with the poppy pod center is gorgeous!!! I'll have to go check out my garden to see what I can use on cards...thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  2. One fabulous creation Chriss, very imaginative to use the poppy center for your card, it looks stunning - altogether a beautiful flower.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Copic Creations.
    hugs Heather xx

  3. what a cool idea! glad u joined us at CC!


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