Sunday, 9 May 2010

Poppy Background


When I saw this stamp I just had to buy it - I've loved every example that I've seen made with it. When I got it though, and stamped it off, I felt really intimidated by it and I put it to one side.

This weekend I felt it was time to get over my fear and get busy! Here is what I came up with first -


I stamped it in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then coloured in with the Copic markers below. The sentiment is from Through the Trees by Papertrey and the cardstock is Hibiscus, Dark Chocolate and Spring Moss.
















Whilst I had the stamp on the table I also made a quickie set of notecards to send to a friend - not a great picture but you get the idea! They were stamped in Papertrey's new inks - great for big stamps.


Thanks for stopping by this weekend and I hope it's been a good one for you!

12 comments:

Lorraine said...

That poppy card is just beautiful - love the color combo and the coloring.

Brenda Weaver said...

I love all of these! That is a wonderful stamp. I know what you mean, though, about feeling intimidated. That happens to me too, but you pulled these cards off superbly!

Karen H. said...

Beautiful. I love the coloring.

Sonya said...

Wow, Chris, your cards are amazing. Hard to believe those cards are made with the same stamp. I would have thought the coloured version was a pre-printed background paper. Awesome.

Teresa said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Chris!!! I *need * that stamp now!

Tilly said...

Wow, gorgeous Chris. I wish you lived next door so you could give me some Copic colouring lessons. When I grow up I want to be able to colour like you do! I also love that stamp but am totally intimidated by the prospect of colouring it.

Anne said...

Oh lord, I have got to get me some proper copics lessons! You should do a tut Chris, these are wonderful!! XX

Karen said...

These are just beautiful. Your coloring is so wonderful. I love that stamp too, but have only made one card with it. You inspire me to get it out again.

Margaret C said...

I have this stamp - my cards don't look as fab as yours! (until now, when I CASE like mad !! ;) )

Neet said...

I agree about this stamp - every sample I have seen done with it leaves me in awe - and yours is amongst them. Absolutely beautiful work Chris.

carole said...

Beautiful projects and coloring... I love this stamp too....

Lousette said...

Oooh, this card is just gorgeous. I have been eyeing that poppy stamp for ages too but not taken the plunge to buy it.