Up early, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning, so thought I'd get cracking and straight in with another card in what is turning out to be the Country Diary series. Love this paper collection :)
My all time favourite flower is the poppy - especially the simple common corn poppy, which doesn't seem to be as common now as it was in my younger days. The sight of them always stirs up a bunch of happy memories, the most recent from a holiday, a few years ago now, in North Yorkshire. We were driving from our base in the hills towards Theakston's Legendary Brewery at Masham ... the EM loves that sort of thing ... when we hit roadworks and were diverted from our route. And what a diversion it was too, round hills and dales, but suddenly we found ourselves passing a cornfield which was ablaze with poppies ... absolutely stunning. Serendipity at work again!
No photograph on the computer for Theakston's, I do have some prints somewhere though, just can't lay my hands on them now :( But here's one of the poppies - there were masses of them - and that's what gave me the idea for the topper on this card. The base is a die-cut circle of red card to which I've glued as many poppies as I could, together with a few punched out leaves. It's hard to see but I've added some Liquid Pearls around the inner rim of the the topper base - these are more visible in reality than in the pic. More lace, more ribbon, a couple of dew drops, a tiny label and a cute little button finish the card off.
- White square base card
- Leftover snippets of green and red card
- Paper and tag, The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
- Spellbinders Labels Splendid Circles
- Punches: X-cut edge punch and Woodware leaf punch
- Poppies from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Liquid Pearls - White Opal
- Cream lace trim and Red ribbon from Ribbon Carousel
- Other embellishments - green button, gold cord, red dewdrops - from stash
And as before, it's almost becoming a habit, I'm entering this card for the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey #8 - Vintage
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Flower Power
It's the start of a new week and new challenge over at Di's playground, so I'll be skipping over there to see the roll call and enter this card too.