Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Flower of the Month

Daring Cardmarkers challenge this week is Flowers of the Month, to be either Poppies or Gladiola or both.
I am on a Poppy Fest at present making as many cards as I can with poppies for my friend Janet's husband Tim, who is planning a fund raising event for the British Legion in October and his wife is running a card stall, with crafted goods which have a poppy/poppies on them. If you would like to contribute or have more infomation please take a look at Poppy Appeal on my blog. The background of the card was made by spritzing several colours onto a piece of copy paper, which was then scrunched up to create lots of creases, again given a light spritz and put aside to dry. Later partially smoothed out to form the background. The background to the stamped image is the technique I call splodging, I placed three colours of Distress inks onto my craft mat, sprayed them with water, to get small bubbles, then gently placed my card onto the splodge, moved it around, let it dry, I then stamped onto it with a stamp from an Elusive Images A4 plate.
It seems fashionable now to have big bows, which I have glued to the centre a velvet covered button from MIL's button box. Thanks for stopping by, I love to read your comments.


  1. Real stunner of a card Caz and that's a lovely idea of Janet's too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Fabulous style and colours, love the backgound. Yvonne x

  3. Poppies are my favourite flower and this is a gorgeous card - Jacqueline xx

  4. Gorgeous Poppy card Caz and love all your inky paper techniques

  5. Fabulous card - I love the colour scheme and that background is brilliant. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x