May 18, 2017

More poppies for Penny Black and More

Hi everyone, today I am sharing the card I made for the Penny Black and More challenge reminder, and it's also the card I made for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day which was celebrated last Sunday here in the States (and in some other parts of the world).
To make my card, I first masked the edges of the the white card stock using washi tape and added a circle mask for the sun (or moon). The grass and sky were inked, then I used a word border stamp by Whimsy Stamps on the grass part. The masks were removed after inking and then I stamped the poppy image. I stamped it again on designer paper and fussy cut the blossoms. Not sure if you can tell, but I used a clear wink of stella brush on the flowers. The poppy pods were colored using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.  I finished off the card by adding a punched butterfly with some sticky pearls.

And below is the inspiration photo/colors. 
May 

Use the image or colors as your inspiration and come play along.


I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. The weather was perfect and my family surprised me with this beautiful garden fairy. This year I decided to plant some Hostas around our large tree in the backyard and I thought this pretty fairy fits so well into this setting.
The pink flowers on the right side don't seem very happy, it's only because they were just planted before I took this photo on Mother's Day,  they do look beautiful now. The bench is really old and "use at your own risk" 😁, but the squirrels like sitting on it so it is staying. Plus it makes a good spot for the little fairy garden my daughter and I planted.
 
This week I also finished planting all my vegetables, I bought more than I could fit into the garden, so hopefully they will still grow, as I had to squeeze some in.

Hope you all have a great rest of the week, I will be back again on Saturday with my card for the Allsorts special birthday challenge.

10 comments:

  1. A dramatic and beautiful card Ellie. Love your gardens :-) Mine are currently all weeded and plain as winter is hitting us here - although my Hellebore is starting to flower in it's spot.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. I love how you created this fabulous card with the wonderful background and super paper piecing xx

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  3. Beautiful card!! Love your garden!

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  4. Lovely use of DP in your flowers. This project is very well done.

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  5. Your card is gorgeous! LOVING the flowers!! And loving the fairy you got!! Beautiful!!!!!!!!

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  6. OMG Ellie this is amazing, just love it, pinning it for future inspiration!
    Your little area of the garden looks fab too with your present.

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  7. Love the background you created Ellie and am always a fan of paper piecing so your card really appeals.

    What a lovely Fairy you had for Mothers Day, she fits is really well under the tree.

    B x

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  8. Super image and love the papers piecing and the fabulous background.

    Kath x

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  9. Eine wundervolle Karte und genial gestaltet!
    Schönes Wochenende und ganz liebe Grüße
    Daniela

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  10. Such a beautiful Mother's Day card! I love the masked flowers. And wow! What a nice Mother's Day gift. I love your little garden spot!

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