We’re mid-way through our Remembrance Challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges and we have some new projects to share with you and to inspire you to join in. We have some guest designers this week, winners from previous challenges, so please do buzz by and leave them some love. Here’s my card;
My post is tinged with sadness this morning as when I returned from my travels on Friday I learned that an old school friend had lost their battle with cancer. It has been heartening to see all the tributes and memories of happy times that have been shared amongst those of us who knew him.
I used a script stamp and Iced Spruce to stamp the background and then dusted on Stormy Sky, Shabby Shutters and a touch more Iced Spruce to create the background. Stampotique fans (yes I mean you Ruth Levy!) may recognise that I’ve used the Daisy Daisy stamp to create the stalk structure and then made tiny little poppies and stuck them on top. I used a small and large circle punch to make the larger poppies and a small circle and a small blossom punch for the little ones. There is a faux black pearl in the centre of each.
I added some stamped grass and then added some dots of red ink, using a cotton bud, to give the appearance of more poppies or poppy petals in the grass. The words are Ideaology Chit-Chat stickers and seemed appropriate.
In case you are wondering about the little bee, I seem to find that I add that to most projects with poppies. It comes from a line in a poem that my late mother wrote. Unfortunately, many of my earlier posts have lost their pictures (something I working on but it is taking a long time to put right) but if you’d like to read the poem, you’ll find it here (and there is a project to go with it too!!).
I’m also going to link this up with this week’s Sunday Stampers where the theme is to use black.
Thanks for buzzing by.