Sunday, October 10, 2010

Poppy Birthday...

That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. -John Berger This week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is sponsored by A Passion for Stamps...I went looking for a flower image to play along with this week's cuppie and had a hard time picking! I Love the Lily, the Two Roses, the Black Eyed Susan and sooo many more!!! Since I wanted to go with Black and a deep red orange I grabbed the Poppy! I printed 3 of the images, then colored one very minimally and one with depth and shadow. I cut up the fully colored one for the pop up portions (petals, leaves and bud.) Then I colored just the center petals of the third image and cut it out an curled it abit before I glued it on. I used a Prima Say It With Crystals embellishment in the center, then I added glitter to the petals...with Stickles, of course! :)

I am In Love with the New Frame It from Waltzing Mouse, can't Wait to grab them up, but for now I made my own...It was not Too hard, but I Definitely want the straight, even lines of the stamp!

I went pretty simple for the inside since the outside is soooo Clean & Simple...
Supplies:
Stamps: Poppy (A Passion for Stamps,) Traditional Christmas Greetings (Woodware USA)
Paper: Black, White, Orange (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Printer, Micron .08 Black Pen, Copic markers
Misc: Say it with Crystals, Stickles, Straightline Ruler

Challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge:
Creative Inspirations: Birthday
Fab n Funky: Digi
Creative Card Crew: Blooming Marvelous
Crazy 4 Challenges
: Birthday
Party Time Tuesdays: BIRTHDAY and anything goes
Crafty Calendar
: Birthdays
Spoonful of Sugar: Sparkle and shine
Glitterbabe: anything goes plus sparkle
Crafty Ann's: digi and your favorite coloring medium (Copics)
Stamp Simply: back to nature
Create 4 Fun: Digi stamp
Ellephantastic: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

  1. A stunning creation,Rachel. I love the decoupaged effect and all the detail. You've done wonders with my image! Sorry I couldn't make the Guest DT card but I'm still dealing with personal issues as you know. Hope to be in touch soon, Ruth x

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  2. You know I love your poppies! Love the glitter and glam against the simple and clean. Great job!

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  3. The way you colored and popped that image is dreamy, Rach! GORGEOUS! :)

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  4. This is gorgeous! Your coloring and the glitter just make this poppie stand out!!

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  5. Gorgeous Rachel. Love the depth you created with the poppy and the flower center is fabulous.

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  6. Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

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  7. Simple beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Rachel! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  9. What a lovely card thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic Challenges x x

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  10. absolutely GORGEOUS!!! wow! i love the simplicity, the color and of course, the sparkle!!! thank you so much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's challenge.

    hugs :)

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  11. So gorgeous, Rachel! The shimmer and sparkle are spectacular!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

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  12. Gorgeous card, so elegant and i love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck!!
    Claire xx

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  13. Ooohhh stunning Rachel, OMGosh it's so pretty!

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  14. What a great card - just loving that image.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, and hope to see you again next.
    Hugs Sharon x

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  15. Ooooh Rachel - so pretty!

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  16. Rachel! love your card it is so pretty. Love all the glitter for it really makes it pop! Thank you for joining PTT! Hugz, Colleen

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  17. Beautiful birthday card. I'm so glad you entered it into our challenge at Creative Inspirations. Thank you! I hope you'll join us again on Wednesday for our next challenge.
    Hugz,
    Michelle

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  18. Fantastic card hun. Love everything about it. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Hope to see you next time.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  19. This is STUNNING! I love your coloring! it´s a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Glitterbabe´s challenge this week, hugs!

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  20. fab image,gorgeous colours and detail,lovely card thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
    andrea

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  21. Rachel, what a gorgeous card. I so love poppies. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  22. Rachel, what a gorgeous card. I so love poppies. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  23. Simply lovely and great sparkle!! Thanks for sharing at Glitterbabes!

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  24. Gorgeous card! Very elegant. I love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges this week! :)

    Hugs, Vanja

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