Saturday, 24 August 2013

Red Poppy

After my blue poppy on Tuesday I thought I would share this red poppy I coloured in a couple of days ago.

The Botanical poppy from Inkylicious was stamped in Archival black ink and coloured with Distress markers in shabby shutters, crushed olive, chipped sapphire, fired brick and barn door. I then coloured around the image with a mixture of weathered wood and antique linen distress markers. I added a bit more shading around the edges by dusting with tea dye distress inks and an ink duster. I added a layer of green card, stamped with the tiny script stamp and edged with the tree of life stamp. The base card was stamped with the worn paint stamp and bundled sage distress ink. It is such a gorgeous image to colour I can see me using it lots!
Well, we have been celebrating here as Megan has done incredibly well in her GCSEs, and we are so proud of her. She really deserves those results as she has worked so hard. I would like to congratulate all those teenagers who got their results this past two weeks. I really hope you got what you needed to follow your dreams. Too many times these days we hear such derogatory comments about young people, and it is so wrong! It is time the government stopped bagging our teenagers too, by saying that their exams are so much easier than ours were. Give them some credit for working hard! Right, I will climb down from my soapbox and get on with the housework!
Enjoy your bank holiday weekend and thanks for looking!


Di said...

Fabulous card Sally, love your colouring and the whole card is beautiful!

Well done to Megan on her exam results too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh another beauty Sally ... love this too. And please say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Megan... she did brilliantly .. and you are right to be sooo proud of her .
Lisa x

lisa said...

Love your poppies, Sally. Both the red and the blue ones.
Many Many congrats to Megan. You must be so proud.
Loved looking at your holiday photos of Wales, it looks a beautiful spot.
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another gorgeous poppy card Sally, I love both versions. Congrats to Megan on her good results.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

Doesn't the Weathered Wood really make the Fired Brick/Barn Door colours 'zing'? Congratulations Meg too.
Paula (PEP)

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card Sally and just love that beautiful poppy with the lovely background. Love the blue one too which I managed to miss!
A very well done to Meg too on good results and you must be very proud.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Tracy Harris said...

Well said Sally - most kids have so much pressure on them these days and work so hard its a shame that a few bad apples seem to give all the younger generation a bad name x Well done to your daughter I hope she enjoys the next step of her journey x fab card to x

Dora said...

beautiful stamp!! and colouring. this card needs no more. very beautiful!!

Helen J said...

Gorgeous card, I hadn't seen that worn paint stamp before, I think that's going on my wish list!
Congrats to Megan on her great results.

Doreen said...

Beautiful card...Lovely

brenda said...

Needless to say this is total hit with me Sally, I very much like the blue one but red one really hits the mark.

And as I said the other day, huge congratulations to Meg.

B x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Simply Beautiful XOXO Zoe

Lynne K said...

Now I don't know which one I like best! This is equally beautiful! x

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Sally. Gorgeous image and such beautiful colours. xx

MaryH said...

Another beautiful use of this very versatile image. I love it in red! Liked the way you've created such interest in your backgrounds too. Wonderful coloring with your DI's - made this red poppy just pop. TFS