March 3, 2010

First Poppy Seed Challenge

Last minute I thought I would do an entry for this brand new challenge by the incomparable Lisa Johnson.  The challenge was to use three seeds: crystals; flower stamp and light yellow. 

My card is pretty dark which was unintentional.  I had a lovely swatch of glossy cardstock I had played around on a couple Friday nights ago at a monthly Hero Arts Club meeting (such a fun event each month by the way) that I felt was too pretty to pass up and would work with light yellow.  So I stamped a bold daisy stamp by Stampin' Up! in black and played around with a Lemon Tart card base.  It was cute, but the black felt heavy and cumbersome until I thought why not really highlight the yellow and pretty alcohol ink background with a black base.  I added a scalloped edge stamped with Polka Dot Basics in Scattered Straw for a slightly distressed look and I really like how that turned out.  The scallop punch I used had a small hole punched out in regular intervals that I decided would be perfect to place the crystals onto.  I realize the picture is poor as you can't see the flecks of metallic gold alcohol ink, but trust me that in person it is pretty.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Stampin' Up!; Polka Dots (from Polka Dot Basics II set), Papertrey Ink
Inks: Jet Black, Archival Ink by Ranger Industries; Scattered Straw, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger Industries
Alcohol Inks: Lettuce, Watermelon, Ginger and Gold, Tim Holtz by Ranger Industries
Cardstock: True Black and Lemon Tart, Papertrey Ink; neutral, Neenah Papers; Glossy
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: Gemstones, The Paper Studio


Daniela F. said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Shay :) Your card is really pretty! Love how your alcohol ink background looks like an autumn sky during sundown - so perfect with that black flower silhouettes!!

Karen B. said...

I can see the gold! Really pretty here on the your blog, but like you said, I'm sure it is so much more gorgeous in person. I like how one stamp set can produce so many different results, and I love all your Bling on the card!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow this is so pretty!

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Shay and for your sweet comment! I love your card! It is beautiful!

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely message! Your card is fantastic - love the background technique, it reminds me of a warm late summer/early fall evening - ooh to be rid of winter :)

Karen said...

Such a fantastic card! Love that background and the bold stamping on top of it...what a great share!

Love the text in your made me smile! :>


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