Sunday, 5 August 2018

Stamping Sensations - August Challenge

This month at Stamping Sensations we have another great prize - a £25 voucher to spend at RUBBER DANCE.
One of the things about our blog is that we, the DT, get to choose our winners each month by voting for our faves - so there is nothing random about our prizewinners!!
Our challenge is a really hard one for me - USE YOUR CURRENT FAVOURITE STAMP! How can I pick a fave from all those stamps that I possess??😟
As I simply cannot pick a fave (as each time I buy a new one it's my fave for that week- LOL) I decided to use a stamp that shows one of my fave flowers instead!

There is something about Poppies isn't there?

I opted for an orange/black colourway seen on Pinterest instead of the usual poppy red and I think it makes a change.

This stamp set is from Inkylicious inked in Carved Pumpkin and Shabby Shutters onto watercolour card.

The poppies are coloured with Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey, with the centres spotted with Forest Moss.

I used a bit of Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed for the bottom of the panel.

Sentiment was a real cheapie which I have had for a while and use a lot, simply embossed in white.
2 bronze pearls and a finished card!

Please go to the challenge blog and check out the other inspiration from the rest of the DT.  There are not many rules but we are a stamping challenge so stamping has to be the focal point of whatever you create!
I am at the National Championships for the entire month but will catch up with you all when I get a day off -Happy Crafting!

18 comments:

brenda said...

Well of course I understand why these Poppies are a favourite Viv and I lovel the vivid burst of burn ornages, just beautiful.

B x

Aquarius said...

These poppies are beautiful - love the colours chosen.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv and who doesn't like poppies

Anne

Pollard Carole said...

Beautiful design the colours are amazing Love and hugs Carole x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

That stamp looks very familiar Viv, and it looks great in the rich, warm colours that you've used. It's good to mix up the colours every now and again and to try out something a little different. I adore Poppies and these are beautiful x

Sally H said...

That is so beautiful, Viv! I love the vibrant orange and the watercolour effect. Just gorgeous!

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous poppies and beautifully coloured. I have this stamp too. Poppies are amongst my fav flowers too. Hugs Mrs A.

Carole said...

Lovely card Viv...fab colouring and yes there is always something about poppies!xx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card and i love the colour you used for the poppies.
I couldn't pick a favourite stamps I was asked to name one.
Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

Yep poppies do it for me too and love the colours of this lovely card, brilliant idea to use black.

Kath x

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

pinky said...

Beautiful splash of summer colour Viv and I love how you put the sentiment up the side!!

Pia S said...

Classy layout and love the contrast of the vibrant colors with black

Mac Mable said...

Love the colour combination of those beautiful poppies...gorgeous favourite flower and one artsy and pretty card x.

Claire said...

These look like a watercoloured masterpiece Viv - so pretty, especially with the bold, black panel!

Linby said...

I do LOVE poppies! This one is a brilliant card.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the vibrant colours!

Pat said...

Gorgeous poppies and so pretty in that orangy yellow Viv, and mounted on to black makes them pop. The white on black sentiment and the bronze pearls stand out beautifully too. I hope all is going well at the National Championships. x