09 January, 2016


As you all know I love working with sketches and this was a bit tricky because I wanted to combine it with some other elements of another challenge.  I have used the sketch turned around with the flower as the large circle, the chair as the little flower, the ribbon as the band, and the sanded, inked, embossed playing card is the rectangle.
The poppy is stamped over some smooshed watercolour paper (really thick and spongy and hard to cut out), and gold pen highlights added.  The grey chair is distressed with blue and white inks.
Also, as you are probably aware by now, I like NOT putting sentiments on.  It leaves a bit of room for someone to interpret for themselves ... and sometimes that is quite different from how it started out.

Stamp: IndigoBlu (I LOVE this stamp)
Die cut chair: Marianne
EF: Sizzix

Shared on challenges:


Susan Sudbury said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card with us at ATSM!!!! Your creativity in the layout is sheer genius :). Susan DT

kiwimeskreations said...

Love how you have used the sketch Carol - a beautiful card!!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous card, Carol! Beautiful coloring on the flower, and I love how you layered the chair and fabulous playing card! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love how that big Poppy flower just pops off that blue...Thanks for sharing it with GNS Challenge~

Patricia Alvarez said...

Beautiful card. I love the color combination. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia.

Unknown said...

Really pretty. Thanks for joining in at WTHI, Claire xXx

Lynne K said...

A great interpretation of the sketch. Love the gorgeous poppy! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Kat W said...

What a fab design and the stamped flower makes a lovely focal point :-)
Thanks for joining in our challenge at Creative Inspirations!
Hugs, Kat x