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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Springtime Poppy Silhouette

Happy Thursday!  Lots of blooms in the garden this week, truly a special time of the year.  I don't have poppies blooming, but amaryllis, society garlic and gebera daisies are out there!  
I had to "make" my own poppies by spraying a white CS with Mr. Huey shimmer spray in Blizzard and I used my Memory Box poppy die cut to make several of these.  So VERY shimmery in real life, but so hard to capture in a photo.
I decided, after seeing Kristina's card here to make some cards using a Stamplorations brushstroke stamp from the Celebrate Artsy set and various Springtime colours of ink.  The ink colours that I used are PTI Lemon Tart, Limeade Ice & Melon Berry- SU Pistachio, Pool Party & Regal Rose.  This morning's CAS(E) this sketch #119 was a perfect guide for my layout!  Instead of using a bloom and heat embossing, I used the poppy die cut directly onto the card front and removed the rainbow of sorts bloom and replaced with my shimmery poppy. I cut the panel to a more narrow width and popped up on coaster board for a little more dimension.  I will be adding birthday and other sentiments to the cards as needed.  Great to have these in my stash!
I see over at AAA Cards that the current challenge is calling for a Springtime theme, and today's brand new Time Out challenge #29 is looking at Rainbows, so I will be sending over there too.  Thanks for stopping by , hugs-:)

'You can't make a Rainbow without a little Rain'


12 comments:

  1. Oh, this is beautiful, Chriss! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  2. So pretty--love the colored brushstrokes!

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  3. Fabulous card and a perfect fit for these challenges, Chriss... but mighty happy you've shared it with CAS[E] this Sketch... thanks!
    =] Michele

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  4. Love your card, a great take on the sketch. Karen x

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  5. Lovely, I can imagine it is even lovelier in person with the shimmery poppies.

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  6. Loving the background brushstrokes, a super way to showcase that sparkly white poppy. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  7. Fabulous! Thanks for joining in at AAA

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  8. This is wonderful Chriss ... Love your take on the challenge

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  9. Love your rainbow of brush strokes, Chriss! It looks great combined with the die cut poppy. Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out :)

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  10. This is so clever! I love the way you stamped the rainbow colors then die cut the flowers from it! So pretty! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

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  11. So lovely!! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards, we are very glad that you are sharing your creativity with us!!!

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  12. Sorry, Chriss, I'm late ... life's crazy! This is gorgeous, my friend ... such a lovely, shimmery poppy, perfectly combined with those fabulous rainbow brushstroke stripes ... simply splendid! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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