Thursday, February 25, 2016


I have been having trouble making cards I like well enough to post lately so I decided I was going to do some cards for challenges and post them weather I like them of not. I made this with The Cheery Lynn (add a flourish) and Poppy Stamp Challenges(Crazy in Love but do something different) in mind.  I can't remember the last time I made an easel card so that is my something different.  I decided I was going to try clean and simple something also different for me.  I think the time I spent making the flower took away from the simple part and I guess I hate white space because I did not leave much of it so it isn't very clean either.  I shaded the poppy trying to follow Jennifer Mc Quires instructions. See her tutorial here.

Jennifer suggested that we use the picture on the package to help us build the poppy. She cut a circle as a base to build the poppy. I decided to copy the flower and fussy cut it to serve as my base.  the next time I do this I will either copy the image on colored card or color the white flower before I build because I had trouble covering all the white.  

I will enter the following challenges
Cheery Lynn Here
Poppy StampsHere
Simon Says Wednesday Here
Simon Says Work it Wednesdays Florals Here

I used the following Dies
Cheery Lynn
Hearts from Heart to Heart doily
Poppy Stamps
Large Iceland Poppy
The flourishes are from IO and MFT

 IO Heart Flourish
Memory Box Butterflies.