Friday, 31 May 2013

Essendon Poppies...


It's time for another Friday Mashup challenge and this week Lisa is bringing us a sports-themed colour challenge...

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using "the colors of your favorite sports team"
  2. Create a "Clean and Simple project".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Clean and Simple project using the colors of your favorite sports team".
Well the only sport I'm really crazy about is tennis and there are no team colours there, so I went back to my childhood when my sisters and I supported the Aussie Rules team Essendon Bombers (my sister Rebecca is still pretty nuts over them!). Their colours were black and red, and I thought that poppies would be the perfect choice for these colours...

The other requirement this week was to keep it simple... well this is pretty simple for me! I stamped the poppies on watercolour paper with black craft ink and embossed with clear EP, then coloured in with an aqua brush and Real Red ink. The sentiment is from Blooming with Kindness, which I layered using a circle punch and dies.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Blooming with Kindness
Ink: Black craft, Real Red
Paper: Watercolour, Black patterns dsp, Basic Black, Whisper White, Naturals White
Accessories: Black taffeta ribbon, Sahara Sand marker, clear EP
Tools: 1 3/4" circle punch, Circles #2 die, Perfect Pennants die

I used the sketch from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge...

Make sure you check out the fab creations from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. Beautiful card, Amy! Love the layered sentiment and the poppies are gorgeous!

  2. Very Pretty!!! Love the color combo!! Love all the black accents- just perfect!!! The poppies are beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  3. This is a beautiful card Amy! The poppies look like they are popping up right off the page!

  4. I am lovin' the way you painted the stems--it is so fabulous! Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  5. Very pretty! I love the poppies, the colors, and I'll bet it looks so pretty in person with the extra element of heat embossing! Thanks for playing at HSS :) Erika

  6. Fabulous card! I love coloring this stamp and your coloring is perfect. Love the shadowing around the poppies. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.


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  8. OH MY GOSH!!! This is a GORGEOUS creation!!! Your coloring is exquisite and I absolutely love the layered circles for your greeting!

  9. I love that stamp set and you used it beautifully in this card! Your coloring is gorgeous!
    Hugs ;)