Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Poppies



Hi everyone.  This week is the 3rd birthday at ATS&M and they are celebrating in style with a CAS challenge (my favourite!). :)  I just HAD to play along! :)

I bought this sweet die yesterday (along with a few other goodies) from my local scrapbooking store.  I die-cut with watercolour paper and then used a water brush and some distress inks to colour.

I finished off by adding a simple stamped banner at the bottom.  Easy, peasy card!

Father's Day is just a few days away, and the family will be celebrating by getting together for a pot luck lunch on Sunday.  I know hubby will be smiling the whole day.  I hope you all have a wonderful and fun weekend. :)









Stamps:  Happy (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Row of Poppies die (Memory Box), water brush

Challenges:
ATS&M #149 - CAS

22 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Of course, I love poppies in any form but, wow, Lolly, I really love the simplicity of this design! Your watercoloring makes them so gorgeous and dimensional!! Hugs, Dolly

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous poppies, Loll! I love how you've colored them and how they pop off all that white space! Have a wonderful weekend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

SUPER GORGEOUS!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous CAS design Loll and I love how much dimension you achieved on the flowers with your great colouring. I have this die and you have reminded me to give it some attention!
Hugs
Carol x

Gramma Sarah said...

Wow! Super "you" with the CAS. As usual you inspire - and make me need to go to the store again ... need some new stuff! And, love your new "blog colors".

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Loll. Have a fabulous weekend.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Julie B said...

Great CAS design with one of my fave die cuts, gorgeous Loll.
Thanks for celebrating 3 years with us at ATSM. :)

Carol said...

Fabulous CAS card Loll, those poppies are gorgeous. Carol x

Barb Ghig said...

These are one of my favorite poppy die cuts, and I love how you colored them with your distress inks! Beautiful crisp, clean design, too! Love the mixed font on the sentiment, too! Gorgeous card, Loll!

Brenda said...

Loving this die Loll and love how you have water colored it with the distress inks! So beautiful, so CAS and so elegant! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the guys in your life! Hugs, Brenda

Karen Mead said...

Your card is stunning Loll and I love those beautiful poppies! Thanks for joining in with us this week at ATSM xx

Karen B said...

Beautiful Loll.......love these poppies.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Maura R said...

Oh, Loll - I had this die in my shopping cart and then said to myself, Maura, you do NOT need another poppy die, and now I see this.....YOU are not helping!!! (love the card, in case you didn't infer that - Ha!)

Sue said...

Stunning card, the poppies are so delicate and beautifully coloured x

Lee-Anne said...

Love those poppies...awesome choice, Loll! Your sponging is fabulous and I love how the poppies are tucked into the sentiment rectangle! That sentiment is lovely too...the mixed fonts look awesome! So happy you could join us at ATSM with this beauty!

shirley-bee said...

I always love this poppy die, Loll, and I love how you've got them springing up from behind the sentiment. Beautifully coloured, too!

Linda said...

Simply stunning .... I love those poppy dies. xx

Bobby said...

I love how this simple row of poppies look on your card, Lol.

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... that drift of poppies is just a delight ... CASilicious! Anita :)

Dana said...

Gorgeous!! Really love how the flowers pop off the white card base!!

Rahmat said...

Oh this is gorgeous Loll, so beautiful, so glad to see at ATSM.

Tami said...

Beautiful card, love the delicate poppies. Your watercoloring is so awesome!!