Saturday, 10 May 2014

Pleasant Poppies, framed

Morning Saturday Sketchers! And a huge welcome to my newest follower, Allie! I hope you enjoy visiting me from time to time :)

We have a new sketch for you, designed by Debra...isn't it fantastic?!

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew exactly what I was going to do! 

I knew the gorgeous Pleasant Poppies was the perfect stamp for this sketch. I have been delving into framed art and I thought this would be a great sketch to frame, and with the arty feel of this set I knew it would work...not so sure about my colouring though...

I heat embossed the outline in Smoky Slate then coloured the poppies suing Poppy Red (ret.) and Old Olive. I first added colour to a tile and then lifted it off using a blender pen. It gives a softer feel to the colouring. I added a little basic black to the centres of the poppies. The bottom embossed panel is Pretty Print (ret.) and I finished with Real Red Taffeta Ribbon.

Stampin' Up! products I used

Pleasant Poppies Clear-Mount Stamp SetOld Olive Stampin' Write Marker - by Stampin' Up!Real Red 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss PowderBlender Pens - by Stampin' Up!
Please click on the pictures to find the items directly in my online shop.

I used the Heat Tool to create the outline of this stamp. It has 2 heat settings which is perfect for this sort of embossing as it doesn't warp the card. And here's some fantastic news! The Heat Tool is part of the Weekly Deals this week which means you can order yours for only £19.46...that's almost £6 off!! I ordered a spare that price I couldn't let it go! There are also some lovely Embossing Powders to go with it on the Weekly Deals too...perfect! :)

If you don't want to make your own, this one is available for only £8.50 plus p&p, and I am donating 10% to Help For Heroes. 
The completed frame is 8in x 8in.
To purchase this item, simply drop me a call or email me.

Anyway, I'm off to work this morning so I'lll leave you crafty lot til later!


  1. This is so beautiful Lizy.

  2. This is stunning Lizy and so beautiful and creative. X

  3. Great project Lizy! I love how you have coloured the poppies - very subtle.
    And for a good cause too.

  4. This would make a great gift Lizy - love the image. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Stunning art piece Lizy! The flowers are so pretty and beautifully colored. Hugs, Deb

  6. this is so elegant, you have done a fantastic job with it x

  7. Hi Lizy, this a perfect project to commemorate the centenary of WW1. Just love Poppies. Fabulous job.

    Hugs Erin x

  8. Gorgeous Lizy, a great take on the sketch!
    Helen x

  9. so beautiful and stylish lizy.i love the stunning poppies ;D

    xx coops xx


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