Mar 06 2014

CCMC293 Pleasant Poppies

Miss me???  I know!  I can't believe it has been a week since I posted!  But, I had a great excuse!  This was my semi-annual stamping retreat weekend.  My girlfriends came in LAST Wednesday and we headed up to the retreat on Thursday thru Sunday.  Had a WONDERFUL creative time with about 6 hours of sleep each night.  Of course, the polar vortex weather had me on edge on wondering when to travel home.  We ended up leaving about 3 hours early and roads weren't bad.  Then the second path of snow decided to go south of us.  But…it also made it difficult for my friends to get out of here…ended up leaving on Tuesday afternoon.  Most of the things I made can't be posted yet…they are for swaps or future classes or challenges! 


I've also been busy getting ready for our new session of Create with Connie and Mary Card Create-tions 2014! 

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  • Each SET is presented with 4 cards…for a total of 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas NOT SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE!
  • Each Saturday we will each do a small favor as a bonus item using the same set we use during the week.   These WILL be displayed publicly but only subscribers will see the cards!
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But…here is my Create with Connie and Mary Design Team card for today featuring a sketch challenge.



I used Pleasant Poppies for my stamped focal background image!

Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crisp Cantaloupe folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 Basic Black Layer.
  3. I cut a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of Whisper White and stamped the Pleasant Poppies image with Black Stazon.  I used my Stampin' Write Markers and AquaPainter to watercolor the flowers and stems with Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pear Pizzazz.  When dry, I went back over the edges of the flowers with the Marker.  I adhered on the front.
  4. I cut a 3/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Crisp Cantaloupe and made a pointed banner end and adhered along the left edge.
  5. I cut 1 x 2 3/4 and 1 x 2 pieces of Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper and cut flag ends, tied the Crisp Cantaloupe Twine in a bow, then placed on top of the pointed banner.
  6. I added two Black Candy Dots to the pointed banner, too.
  7. The greeting is from the hostess only set, Simply Sketched…I love the font!


Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with this sketch this week!  Lots o FUN ideas!  And, while you are there…sign up for our NEXT session of Card Create-tions!



8 People have left comments on this post

Mar 6, 2014 - 08:03:55
Deb said:

Love your colored poppies! So spring like and beautiful! Your retreat sounds like a wonderful time with friends! 

Mar 6, 2014 - 03:03:15

Oh I love those soft spring colors and the perky poppies!  Beautiful birthday card!  I know your retreat must be fun but worrying about the weather wasn't!!  Glad you all made it safely!

Mar 6, 2014 - 09:03:25

This is one of my favorite stamps. The coloring looks awesome! It's time for spring to get here don't you think?

Mar 7, 2014 - 05:03:01
Carol Carriveau said:

The card is lovely – love how you colored the poppies and edged them!  I am always amazed how black makes everything pop!   Love the flags along the left side!   Glad you had such a fun 3-1/2 days – happy for you that the weather didn't hamper your trip home too badly!

Mar 9, 2014 - 03:03:26
Lisa Young said:

Sounds like a fun retreat in spite of the weather! Your card is so pretty with the two different colors of poppies. And I love the color combination  of Crisp Cantaloupe and black. 

Mar 9, 2014 - 08:03:03
Lisa Martz said:

What a cute way to use the poppies!  Love how you watercolored them to match the SAB paper.

Mar 11, 2014 - 07:03:27
melissa davies said:

This card is sweet as honey! I like how you took the dots from the DSP to the banner – nice litte touch :O)


Mar 11, 2014 - 07:03:34

Gorgeous card Connie !  I love the poppies, they so make me wish for Spring!  I love your new blog banner too!