Saturday, 19 April 2014

Spring Blossom's

Glorious Poppies
Happy Easter...
All flowers say Spring to me but I do love these Poppies from IndigoBlu.
They come in a stamp set called 'Poppy Meadow' and stamp beautifully.
I was inspired by IndigoBlu's  Challenge Number 14-Spring Blossom's
and made this card for the challenge.

I stamped the poppy with archival ink onto my card. 
I then stamped the image out again onto masking paper to use as the mask.
I masked off the vertical centre and brayered it with distress inks and over the poppy mask.
I also used the IndigoBlu Crackle stamp with versamark and white embossing powder over to the right of the card.
I die cut the small butterfly and coloured it with distress inks and some glitter.
I stamped the small closed poppy on the right after the colouring as I felt it didn't need masking and that seemed to work.
I so enjoyed water colouring the Poppy with distress inks and just followed the dark bits etc on the stamp. Very relaxing!
I hand drew black lines down both sides of the vertical colouring...always very worrying for me!!!
Lastly I stamped the beautiful sentiment in 'Grey' Archival but on hind site I shouldn't have stamped the poppy's stem quite as long behind it....of course I tried to mend it but only had a Black ink pen!!!
Next time I'll know better...
I then took inspiration from my garden (and the sentiment was still on my mind!).
I took this photo of my first anenome's and just loved the colours so tried again!

Just loving the colours but maybe try and get a more blue purple in as well next time.
The sentiment looks better as I did wipe off some ink from the bottom of the stem before I stamped it this time! I used Plum archival which worked really well.
I've also added a couple of dots from the butterfly in flight.

Anyway I just loved doing the cards and know I will be doing more in other colours.
I did so enjoy joining in the challenge.

Crafty Hugs x


Pauline Wheeler said...

Thanks for your entry in the indigoBlu challenge, your design is fabulous
P xx

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your generous comment. I loved making the card. Beverley x

Aileen said...

Love your coloured panel behind the poppy. x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment x Beverleyx

Linda said...

Two stunning cards ... I love them both! The inked panels down the centre look fab and I love the touch of crackle. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

Mariƫtte said...

So beautiful!

Clare with paint in her hair said...


thanks for joining in the IndigoBlu Challenge


Nonni said...

These are really beautiful. I especially like the colors of the first one and this layout. The cracle look was a fun idea too!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for stopping by...means a lot and so glad you like my cards. Happy Easter x Beverley x

Mac Mable said...

Hi.... Thank you very much for your lovely comment, I loved doing the cards x Beverley x

Mac Mable said...

How kind of you to find time to comment, thank you so much x Beverley x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your very generous comments, I did so enjoy making them x Beverley x

Laura Williams said...

Lovey card thank you for entering the indigoBlu challenge x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for your kind comments and just loved your card for the inspiration x Beverley x

Ros Crawford said...

I have this stamp ... it's my of my favourites ... your cards are stunning!

Mac Mable said...

Yep, one beautiful stamp...Thank you for your very generous comments...made my day! Thank you too for stopping by to comment......xBeverleyx

Carole said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the colour choices and your panel on the card.

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments x Beverley x