Monday, 23 January 2012

Nature at Make My Monday

Hi everybody

At  Make My Monday  we are still following the theme of Nature, and this week we want to see Flowers and leaves.  There are some fabulous pieces of work from the DT so please pop across to the challenge blog and join in.

My card this week is quite a simple one.  I had planned  to give this a slightly oriental feel, but hey ho - could not find my Japanese papers, tassels or coins!  So I have stuck with red and black.  The image is a favourite one from Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque).  I love the beauty of these poppies and the fact that they have seed heads as well as it gives more dimension to the image.  I have coloured with Copics with several shades of red and added some orange in as well to get the richness in the colour.  The centres have a little stickles added.  Ribbons are from stash.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Let's Ink It Up  - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Floral
Hook on Crafts - Something Bright
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes

I must apologise for the fact that this is late - I have been having real problems with my broadband connection - I am now hoping it is solved after having spent several hours this morning working through all the cabling etc and found a loose connection.

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you. Hugs,


  1. This is a FABULOUS poppy image--and I LOVE the way you've colored it! I also love the simplicity of just the red and black--it's gorgeous! :)

  2. Hi Val, love the dramitic feel to this card.. the black and red makes the lovely image pop!
    Suzi b xx

  3. This is gorgeous Val and it still has a slightly oriental feel to it. Your colouring of those lovely poppies is excellent.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Hi Val, love the dramaticness (sp?) this card has...I like its simplicity but have you found your oriental stash lol :)

  5. I too have this poppy, it is a wonderful stamp and you have made a terrific card. I would say it is elegant, rather than highly embellished. Hugs Caz

  6. Beautiful Flower sketches i can see in here ,Have you some more designs cards in here ....

    Plastic Card Printing
    Plastic card

  7. Lovely card, pretty colors, saw u at MIM

  8. Wow stunning poppy stamp, fab colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  9. Gorgeous card Val, love the poppy, so pretty, my favourite flower.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Love the richness of those poppies. The Asian feel would have been very pretty, but I really like how the black and red turned out!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  11. Love the colors and the sweet image!! I saw your card on ‘Make it Monday’

  12. It still has an asian feel for sure. Maybe it's the colors. Either way, it is very pretty! Thanks for playing along at LIIU this month!

  13. Such a beautiful image Val and I love the red and black colour scheme. Vicky x

  14. Thanks so much for joining us at Hooked on Craft - such a lovely image!


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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