Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blazzing Poppies Mixed Media Attempt

Blazing Poppies
I fell in love with this image the minute I saw it. Believe it or not, the hexagons are part of what attracted me, because so many if you are using them in your designs.

Main Image:
  1. Stamped the image 3 times with Golden Glitz on white CS.  If I had to do it again I think two would have been with a dark brown ink.  Painted with all 3 with twinks for the areas I wanted.  Trimmed around the first one as shown, shabbied and sponged the edges.  The first one is the base.  Cut out the other images, mounted with 3D pop dots.  embossed from the back and mounted on image.
  2. After mounting on the Card Front the flower centers were embellished with Viva Decor Pen Bronze, Yellow Quartz, and Peridot glitter liners.
Card Front:
  1. Stamped French Script on natural CS with Memento Desert Sand.  Cut a 5.75"X4.0", ruffed and sponged the edges with Desert Sand, mounted on white CS, used Perfect layers for 1/8" around edge, paper pierced the edge, and mounted the image on it.
  2. Used Hexagon stencil for the edges with pencil, painted with gold acrylic ink and used Lime glitter pen for dots.  
  3. Used MFT Distressed Circles and Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink as shown.  Used Flourishes So Distressed small splats with Creative Medium Shimmer on top of the Distressed Circles Areas. (Believe me when I say the splats look like mixed shimmer medium and to me the whole card looks a little distressed!!!  LOL
Inside and Envy:
  1. Used the same products for the inside except I didn't use pop dots, the left side is smaller image than the front, the right side is natural text paper instead of CS.  I noticed when I did the paper piercing on the front (after mounting to the card fold) it showed on the inside too.  I kind of like it!
  2. The corner on the envy uses natural text paper and the image is hand drawn.
Hope to have another card soon and love seeing all of your art work!!  Many of you have really inspired me to step out of my comfort zone!!......a little anyway.  :-)  If you have any questions, please email me.  It's in the sidebar upper left.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 Shirley
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33 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!!

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the background.

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love the poppy stamp and the wonderful background you created:)
Val x

Barbara R. said...

Great card Shirley. I love your attention to detail on all the elements of the card.

Beth Norman said...

Excellent work Shirley. Love the pretty orange flowers.

Donna Ellis said...

Blazing is right! These are gorgeous poppies! Love the orange and purple together, and those pretty layers (inside and out! your paper piecing is so pretty! And the backgrounds are soothing, peaceful and beautiful. Wonderful earth tones. Shirley, this is beautiful! hugs, de

Ann said...

Beautiful design Shirley! ...I think I have a hexagon template I bought for mixed media as well; love it. :0)

Karen Amidon said...

Wow! Shirley this is a work of art! All the different elements work beautifully together, love it!

Olga said...

I love this, it's gorgeous, so sorry I'm so far behind. hope to do better in the commenting department!!!!!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

What beautiful card, Shirley, it is delightful! hugs, Helena

Conniecrafter said...

Just Beautiful, love the collage look and such lovely colors!
I wanted to let you know that I do an inspiration post twice a month on people's blogs that I follow and my April 1 post was on one of your cards, hope you like it :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design Shirley, the colours are fabulous and I love the layers of colours & images. Take care, Shirleyx

Tammi said...

Oh gosh, a gorgeous card Shirley! Loving the purple/orange combo right now, so pretty! Great background too.

Shona said...

Oh this is just lovely! The colours are gorgeous, and I'm inspired to dig out my twinks again because you always use them to such great effect.

Diane said...

Stunning design Shirley what beautiful flowers and colors.

Hugs diane

Greta said...

Your work is always beautiful & this card is no exception, Shirley! Love it!

Katie said...

This is beautiful Shirley! I love what you did with the background! Love the subtle script stamping and the textured dots. The orange and purple are perfect together and go wonderfully with the sponging too. It seems that you have switched from Brilliance galaxy gold to Delicata Golden Glitz...can you describe the difference between the two? Have a wonderful Friday.

Katie

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Shirley this is so pretty. I love your background and the gorgeous flowers. Well done!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Craftyfield said...

Darn you stole my thunder with that stamp! Look out for my version, not as subtle or elaborate as yours... great dimension with the decoupage flowers.

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS, Shirley! Love the poppies and the hexagons! The inside is FABULOUS, too! LOVE this!

Bonnie said...

I love this soft stamped and stenciled background and the dimension you've created with the flowers!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Outside, inside, and envy are all fantastic, Shirley! Your poppies are really striking!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Lee-Anne said...

What a striking design, Shirley! Those flowers just pop in the beautiful orange tones. Lovely stencilling too!

Marisa Job said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love it! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Shirley and you have a delightful blog! Thanks for sharing the Card Drive info!! Blessings,
Jennie

Phree said...

Another beautiful floral image, indigo love all the detail in this one.

Beth said...

gorgeous Shirley and I love your color choices.

Curt in Indy said...

The color scheme on this is gorgeous Shirley! I love hexagons too, there is something so graphically pleasing about them. And of course, they always remind me of honey bees and who doesn't love honey bees? Hope you are doing well. Hugs, Curt

Diane said...

Gorgeous~gorgeous!! I love using H2Os myself, and you have done a stunning job with them!!1

MaryH said...

Shirley, I've gotten behind on visits again, so hopping around today to enjoy some posts. The mixed media card is gorgeous! (Loved the newer post above too, where you didn't like the interior! Methinks you may have been too critical, based on what I see of your work :-). Love the way you did the background for these flowers, and absolutely loved the treatment on the inside as well. Hope things are going well. TFS & Hugs.

Donna B. said...

Wow Shirley, this one is a showstopper!! LOVE how 3D it is. I think you're turning into a mixed media artist for sure. That stamp set by MFT is one of my favorites!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is so spectacular. What fabulous work!

SARN said...

OMG - this is just a complete work of art Shirley. I also ADORE that image and you've done a lovely job with it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

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