Thursday, 25 April 2013

Patchwork and Poppies

I found a lovely sketch over on Incy Wincy which is perfect for tall, thin images like this one, I couldn't wait to get layering.  I'm sure it's a layout I'll go back to again several times.
The stamp I used for this one is Sheena Douglass, from the Little Bit Sketchy range, I've coloured it with Promarkers and added some Scattered Straw Distress Ink round the edges of the topper.
The patterned papers are magazine freebies and look rather like fabric so I've distressed the edges and added faux stitching to make them look even more like material.  I used leather look paper for the bottom layer which I embossed with a Sheena Douglass embossing folder.  The sentiment stamp is from the same stamp set as the image.
The final touches are assorted buttons and some gold gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Incy Wincy - Sketch
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #123 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - #99 - Say It Isn't Sew
Gingerloft - Torn and Distressed
My Time to Craft - #218 - Stitching
Dilly Beans - Flowers
Rhedd and Rosie - #5 - Stitching Real or Faux
Art Impressions - #108 - Layer It Up


  1. Very, very pretty in lovely earth tone colors.

  2. My very favourite flowers! What a lovely card.
    Best wishes

  3. Love your gorgeous card.

  4. Poppies are a perfect start to the day for me Wendy and loving all those distressed edges.

    B x

  5. Beautiful poppies on this stunning cards Wendy.
    Those papers are gorgeous
    Hugs Kelly

  6. Stunning - I think this is my favourite of all time.

  7. Beautiful card Wendy, such a gorgeous stamp which you've coloured beautifully. Design is fabulous.
    Great to meet you yesterday and the others and theuunexpected lunch, Kate x

  8. lovely card Wendy - in my blog notes the sketch says -too busy' - will have to revisit it after seeing your card! Hugs xx

  9. Lovely distressing and colours. An interesting layout. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  10. Gorgeous, love all the papers and stitching and a super image.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog. Hope we see your work again.

    Moira xx

  11. Great card!
    I love the colors and the ditressed layers!
    Thanks for playing at Gingerloft!
    Ardilla :)

  12. Beautiful card Wendy, love the poppies your colouring is fab...

  13. A beautiful card, great stitching, I just love this stamp, so versatile, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  14. Very gorgeous! Stunning work on all those layers! :) Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs!
    Jackie DT

  15. so stunning wendy.fantastic colours and i love the poppies :D

    xx coops xx

  16. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  17. Hi Wendy - this is a stunning card and you've totally nailed our sketch! Love the DPs (yes they do look like fabris) and the image is sooooo pretty. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
    Helen x (DT)

  18. This is very elegant and I love the layout. We are looking for DT members at Gingerloft. Let me know if you would be interested. Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft.

  19. Gorgeous card wendy I LOVE the image so beautiful and Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge & Incy Wincy Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  20. Love this make, Wendy! Yes, that layout is wonderful. Your stitching sets if off so nicely! We are happy you joined us at Penny's Crafty-Creations this week!

  21. Wonderful card - I love that image and papers.

    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft.


  22. This is such a fabulous layout. Love the use of the buttons and the distress you have done!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate each and every one.