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Monday, 4 March 2013

Sunday Stampers Week 247 - Something Pretty

Hello Everyone

A big thank you to my latest followers, I am so happy to have you along on my crafty journey.  Thank you too, to all of you who take the time to comment on my blog, I know you are all very busy people, I really appreciate it and I love visiting your blogs too (providing I can find a link).

This week at Sunday Stampers, the wonderful and very talented Hels Sheridan has set us a challenge, based on the song 'Oh You Pretty Thing' and the challenge is to create  'Something Pretty'.  For the details of the challenge please go HERE.

I recently went to a Craft Fair in Manchester with my lovely friend Mo, we had a wonderful day and met lots of other crafty friends.  Mo very kindly bought me an Indigo Blu stamp that I have been wanting for a while and I have used that to create my entry.  I absolutely love this gorgeous stamp!  Click on the picture for a better view.


I stamped the base card first in London Fog Memento Ink just to give a hint of the stamp and use up some of the white space.  The main picture is stamped in Ranger Black Archival Ink and I did all the colouring with  Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Distress Inks, by putting the inks onto my mat and using a water brush to do the colouring.  I used Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Wild Honey, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage colours.



I did each of the flowers twice, cut out one set of the flowers out and decoupaged them up to give them some dimension.  I matted the picture onto some red card stock and mounted this on the card, raised up with foam squares.   I coloured some vintage ribbon with Festive Berries Distress Ink.  I smooshed this onto my mat, added water and dragged the ribbon through the ink and then dried it with my heat tool.  This made the ribbon lovely and crinkly.

There is no sentiment as yet, as I am not sure yet how I will use the card but I have left room at the top right for one.

Thanks so much for looking!  Take care everyone.  Big Hugs,  Anne xx

Edited to say:  I have been without internet for over 24 hours due to the builders cutting through our connection wire!  I would like to enter this into Country View Crafts new blog challenge which is Pick and Mix (Anything Goes.

64 comments:

  1. Hi Anne,

    Oh, love this card! I just love poppies in general.

    Kay

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  2. This is just soooo beautiful!!! I love absolutely everything about this.
    Dot x

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  3. Oooo Anne this card is so gorgeous. l love the way you have echoed the image on the background. I do love poppies so really enjoyed this card. xx Flora

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  4. Oh, it's definitely pretty, Anne - exquisitely so! The arrangement on the page is beautiful, creating such a lovely effect as the image is echoed onto the background behind the panel. Gorgeous colouring - I love this!
    Alison x

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  5. Anne this is so pretty! I love poppies anyway, but I love how you've coloured this and the colours and embellishments are wonderful hugs Karen x

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  6. What a fabulous card Anne. I have always loved poppies and this stamp is going to be a favourite. Your'e colouring looks so perfect too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  7. Oh this is gorgeous,fab image and colours.xxx

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  8. Hi Anne, gorgeous card, love how you stamped the image in the background with a often colour, echoing the image in the foreground . Beautiful image and I love your design and colouring. So pretty. Tracy x

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  9. oh Anne - well she did ask for pretty and that is certainly what she got here - this is beautiful - I absolutely adore it!!!! Mine is done but won't be on until later in the week - and its not half as pretty as your wonderful creation - perfect xx

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  10. WOW!! This is stunning Anne. The image is wonderful and your colouring is amazing. I love how you have decoupaged the flowers and used a hint of the image on the background. The vintage ribbon looks gorgeous too.
    Hugs Sue

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  11. Anne this is gorgeous! I love that stamp too and its on my wish list..love how you have done the flowers ..fabulous!! Sue J xxxx

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  12. I would frame this and look at it daily Anne. Its exceptionally pretty! I especially love how you stamped in london fog for the background. This is a superb painting. Nicola x

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  13. Hi Anne, I love what you have done with the stamp, another beautiful card. Hugs Mo

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  14. You never fail to excel Anne! The card is so beautiful, well balanced design and gorgeous colour use with your usual eye for detail.
    Jo x

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  15. Such a beautiful card Anne, the background stamping provides the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous poppies in their vibrant colours. You did a great job with the watercolouring.
    x0x

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  16. Anne, this is a beautiful card. I love the faint imaging on the background and the gorgeous splash of colour from the poppies. Such a bright, cheery card, that would brighten anyone's day. Have a great day, cheers, Di

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  17. Absolutely stunning, Ann. Those poppies almost look real and I do like the inking with grey on the base card - it works so well. Elizabeth xx

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  18. The colours are stunning Anne and I also love the image behind the matted card altogether a very elegant card.
    Elaine

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  19. So stunning, Anne! I love those red poppies and what a great 3-D effect! Fabulous card! Hugs!

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  20. This is BEYOND pretty - really amazing!! The subtlety of the stamped image behind really enhances your beautifully constructed main image. Wow!

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  21. WHat gorgoeus combinations of colour and image you have used Anne. Totally Beautiful!

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  22. Gorgeous card Anne, that red really stands out! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  23. What a beautiful card, love ow you have stamped the image behind the main! You certainly have made something pretty ! It's beautiful! Hugs trace x

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  24. what a stunning card anne...I love that Indigo Blue Stamp and you have coloured it beautifully....hugs kath xxx

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  25. Stunning Anne. What a tour de force of crafting you are. Personally I would put the sentiment inside as you have the balance just perfect already. Glad to hear you had a great time in Manchester with Mo. Huge hugs, Jenny x

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  26. It definitely is very pretty! Love your colouring of the bright poppies and the back stamping too!! ELaine x

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  27. Hi Anne, what can I say? This is just tooooo gorgeous; Indigo Blu, one of my favourites...glad you had a great time in Manchester! Hugs, Carole Z X

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  28. A very very pretty card, what a lovely present from Mo,the stamp is gorgeous I really love this! X

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  29. Not just pretty, but stunning!! I love what you've done with that gorgeous stamp.

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  30. Absolutely stunning card Anne, love that stamp and love how you made the poppies really "pop" :O)) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  31. Stunning!...Thats too gorgeous to give away Anne.. someone said they'd frame it and look at it daily.. have to agree with them.. Gill x

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  32. Gorgeous card, love the stamp from Indigo Blu and the dimension you gave to the poppies is great.

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  33. Absolutely beautiful Anne and I think that's a gorgeous stamp too. Superb colouring and I love your layout too. Xxx

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  34. Gorgeous card Anne, Love the new stamp!! your colouring is fabulous, Love the poppies & the background... Brilliant piece!! Hugs May x x x

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  35. Anne - this is the prettiest card I have ever seen ---
    Your coloring is out of the world beautiful - everything about your card is absolutely perfect -- oh how very pretty!
    Sandy

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  36. I've had a close up look at it Anne, it's fabulous.

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  37. Most definitely 'Something Pretty' Anne. I'm loving it very much. And now I too can make crinkly ribbon, hehe :0) Mo xx

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  38. You used this stamp to its fullest potential. Gorgeous idea of stamping the flowers twice to add dimension and such glorious colour.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  39. Phenominal! I cannot even spell it, but I adore your card. Every inch.
    Hugs Kelly

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  40. Oh Anne...this is not just pretty, it's GORGEOUS!!!! I love that you have a large image behind in colored and the smaller colored to perfection! What a stunning bouquet! Beautiful card!

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  41. This is just a fabulous card, and I LOVE that stamp. Great for Mo, for being such a sweetie. I'm so glad you all had such a fun time. Thanks for the details on how you did this one. I struggle with those DI's and trying to watercolor with them. You did fantastic, and your idea to cut out & pop up after decoupage, was inspired. It sent this card out of the ballpark! Really lovely, Great job. Hope the remodel is going along well. Hugs

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  42. Love the way you popped some of the blooms forward. it is so effective. The stamping behind your matted image is superb!

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  43. Anne, this card is frame-worthy! It's one of my favourite cards ever. Love the muted stamping on the background, the dimension, and beautiful water colour effect. Lovely design and a wonderful palette of colours. The simple ribbon and narrow red matting just add to the elegance. Wow!

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  44. This is gorgeous! I love the painting effect - it is amazing. I don't paint very much with my DI's but I think I will have to start doing it more often - this is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing. Love from Laura xxx

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  45. Wow Anne. I totally understand why you love this stamp. Your project is so beautiful.

    Such elegance.

    TFS

    Annie x

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  46. I really have trouble finding appropriate words, Annie. I can only hope some day to create a card that lives and breathes in beauty like you've done here. My cards are so one-dimensional compared to yours, but I can learn, right?!! I'm glad you had such a fun outing with Mo and you got this beautiful stamp from her. Awesome!

    Not awesome is having your cable cut. You must have been livid! Here's hoping there are no such further calamities as you continue with the remodel!

    Happy Mothering Sunday!! xxoo Darnell

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  47. ooh this is absolutely stunning! Your colouring is fabulous and I adore the layout. This stamp is wonderful. No internet, that must have been nasty! xx

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  48. Beautiful flowers...awesome coloring! Sorry to hear that the internet is down! Hope next week is better and you can join us on WOYWW! Vickie #11

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  49. Just popped back to say thanks for linking this fabulous card to Country View Challenges this month.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  50. Ann, this is just enviably wonderful. I so love poppies and I adore this card. I love the background you have done to the poppies, the poppies themselves are beautifully coloured in. One of the most stunning cards I have seen of late.
    Hugs, Neet xx (missed you on WOYWW this week)

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  51. Hi Ann, Just wanted to say thanks for following me too, I'm still trying to gets to grips with all this but enjoying it as I go.
    This card is gorgeous, really love this stamp, it's one that we've just had delivered into our shop so you've inspired me to bring it home & have a go, prepping for my next workshop with Carole today though so it will have to wait!
    Amy x

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  52. Wow Anne! This is absolutely gorgeous! Need that stamp. You have done a wonderful job on colouring it.
    Hugs
    xx

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  53. Hi Anne,
    This is absolutely stunning!! No wonder you've had so many comments. I love this stamp, and you've done such a fab job with the colouring, the poppies look so vibrant. I love the hint of the stamp in the background too. It's all just beautiful.
    Thanks for your lovely comments, I've been so bad at blogging recently, it's nice to know that you're still with me. xx

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  54. Oh that is so beautiful, love the colours you have used on the flowers. Kim

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  55. Hi Anne, this card is amazing! I love how your base background is like a shadow of the bg under the poppies. Love your colouring with distress inks too :)

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  56. Gorgeous flowers, reminds me of a wall I did recently.
    Hugs Lynn

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  57. Gorgeous gorgeous poppies and florals, so beautiful Anne. I adore this card
    hugs June x

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  58. Hi Anne i've been a bit busy of late and have not visited you recently but my oh my you've been busy creating some fantastic pieces i love this card so beautifully done, and your flower garden is gorgeous, i'm going back for a closer look , how's the building work going ? X

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  59. Wow Anne. I have seen this stamp in the shops and I can see why you love it. Such a great job done here. It's perfect. The layout the fog stamping on the under layer the colours. Spot on xx

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  60. Sorry I've not been around much for a few weeks, and just popped in to see how you are, and how the building work was going. I'm glad I did Anne, this is gorgeous. I love Kay's stamps too, I treated myself to a few Indigo Blu stamps last week, though these were ordered in advance and I probably shouldn't have, knowing what I do now, since my car has just undergone "major surgery" ...engine problems, brakes, suspension, new front tyres, and track-rod ends, so no money left until pay-day at end of the month. I will have to be good until then. hugs Alexandra x

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  61. Wow! So lovely... those flowers seem to be coming right off the card and through my screen. Gorgeous.

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  62. Just adore your entry to the new Country View Challenge. BJ

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  63. Those poppies are beautiful Anne, really gorgeous colouring and the blue behind just sets it off perfectly. A wonderful card. Michelle x

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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