Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Poppy Dreams

Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I am sharing my second project for my Guest Designer spot on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog,  I wanted to create a card AND use my new Distress Crayons!  
I have used stamps from the Chocolate Baroque Poppy Meadow and Words of Inspiration sets; Distress Crayons, black Versafine ink, metallic colouring pencils, bits and bobs from my stash.

I took a piece of Neena Desert card and scribbled several colours of DCs all over it.  I put a little water on my finger and blended the colours, re-applying some of them if I wanted more colour.

I used one of the worker stamps in the Poppy Meadow set to stamp randomly over the background panel, in 1st and 2nd generation DI.  I then blended DI around the edges.

When I was happy with it I matted the panel onto black card then layered it onto a white base card.

I then took another piece of black card and stamped a large Poppy image and embossed it in black.  I used metallic colouring pencils to colour  the Poppy taking inspiration from the Himalayan Blue Poppy.  Next I cut it out with a small border.

I shaped the Poppy with a ball tool and attached it to the card with dimensional glue.

I added some cotton lace, ribbon and a button from my stash with red liner tape.

I then took another piece of Desert card and stamped and embossed a sentiment in black.  I die cut the sentiment into a tag, blended ink around the edges and threaded ribbon through it.  I attached it to the card with 3D foam pads.  I then added some stickles in a co-ordinating colour. 

This was my first play with Distress Crayons and I'm delighted with the result!  I'm also really pleased with this design, I think it would suit a lot of occasions for either male or female cards.
Thank you for popping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed this post and will visit again soon  :)


  1. Adore poppies and love blue ones. Beautifully designed and coloured Penny, brilliant background and embellishments, Kate x

  2. Hi Kate, thank you very much I'm so pleased that you like it :) I love those Distress Crayons lol! xx

  3. I love this and when I am back I think I will try the background you did but in gelatos. I love the colour combo! The poppy is great but I am confused about the black and then White which you the. Stamped the poppy on.

    1. Hi Birgit, thank you lovey for your comment. I only stamped the Poppy once, on the black card hun, then coloured it :) xx