Thursday, March 28, 2013

California Poppies

Second post for me today.  If you are looking for my Craft A Scene post, please scroll down one.

Last weekend I found a new challenge blog called Addicted to CAS.  Since one of my goals for 2013 is to try working on my clean and simple cards (CAS), which is hard for me since I love to layer and add dimension, I decided to jump right in and join in this week's Spring challenge even though I was still dealing with a nasty migraine.

I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets called Welcome Poppies by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company.  After stamping my image in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and colored the poppies after California's state flower that grows wild on the hills 1/2hr from my home.  After my poppies were colored, I lightly stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink before layering onto black card stock then an orange card.  The only embellishment I added was a scrap of gingham ribbon tied into a knot at the base of the poppies stem.

Challenges entered:
Addicted to CAS #9 - Spring
Splitcoaststampers WT420 - Gingham

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Welcome Poppies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Black, Only Orange
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Gingham Ribbon Scrap, Glue Dot, Stipple Brush


  1. Those poppies are beautiful!! Wonderful CAS creation.

  2. Beautiful poppies! The colours are just wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

  3. Gorgeous card. Love everything about it. Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge this week.
    Happy Easter,
    Florence x

  4. Hi Bonnie - so glad to see you at ATCAS challenge! Your poppies are gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing with us! Harriet