Tuesday, 6 July 2010


I am trying very hard to make some cards that are clean and simple, and to that end I am entering a card this week in the CAS-tastic Challenge #10 - which is a sketch.

I have chosen an image from a stamp sheet by Elusive Images, Flora and Fauna,.  There are some lovely floral images on this plate suitable for many different occasions.

The image is poppies, and I have coloured this with copics and then given a wash of Twinkling H20's to give it a slight sheen.  The colours are reminiscent of my favourite poppy, which is Patty'sPlum, which is a sort of moody dark pinky colour, and when the sun shines the petals positively shimmer as they are paper thin.  I have offset the image on to a green panel to match the punched border, and the ribbon tones with this as well.

The edge border is punch with a Martha Stewart punch and the plain panel has been through the cuttlebug to emboss with dots.  The sentiment is by American Art Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.


  1. It's beautiful Val, i think i might have a go at this one myself if i get 2 minutes!!!

  2. Veerryyyy nice Val! You've coloured the image beautifully and achieved what looks like a perfect match for the pink and green. Lovely !

    Hope you had a nice time at Newbury on Saturday. Elaine said you met up for a chat.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple Sketch challenge!

  4. This is a lovely card, your image works so nicely with the border punch you've chosen to use. Lovely colors as well.

  5. This s fabulous Val! Colours, image, embossing... everything!
    I love CAS too(they're my initials after all... and my preferred style) I think I'll have to investigate this blog!

  6. Great C&S and love the colours you used. Another brilliant sentiment!


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