Friday, 17 February 2012

Weathered copper poppies!

I spotted the latest Gingersnap Creations challenge - use a faux technique - through Jean's blog and it gave me the kick I needed to do something a bit special for a background on a birthday card. I actually used the same faux technique as Jean had chosen for her card - faux verdigris copper - as textural stuff always looks good and in this case the colour contrast was perfect with the bright poppies.

I didn't have any copper paint in my stash but I did have a copper Krylon leafing pen so I used that to colour my embossed cardstock before giving it the treatment with acrylic paint (I used little tubes, not dabbers and used two greens plus a blue) and gesso. A tiny bit of metallic rub-on wax on the high spots brought out the pattern a bit more.

I coloured my poppies with Copics and trimmed for an "out of the box" panel and to keep with the background I used copper embossing powder to add the sentiment on top of the image.

I used a bit of wide cotton crochet lace and some simple matting with dark chocolate cardstock to finish.

This is for a neighbour/friend's 70th birthday - I just handed it over and she was very pleased with it. Always nice to see a reaction to your cards and it doesn't happen very often since most are posted!

Stamps:
Poppies (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)
Say it Loud (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

Paper: Smooth white and bitter chocolate

Ink:
Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)
Versamark by Tsukineko

Other:
Copic markers
Detail embossing powder (copper)
Couture Creations embossing folder (Tied Together)
Cotton lace
Acrylic paints
Gesso
Metallic rub-ons
Krylon Leafing Pen (copper)


Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Gez said...

Absolutely beautiful card Joanne and a real keepsake.

Karen said...

This is a gorgeous card Joanne! I love the background, its really effective & perfect for the poppies xxx

Kath said...

What a fabulous card, Joanne. I love everything about it. No wonder your friend was pleased with it. As Gez said, a real keepsake.

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is gorgeous!

Sid said...

Wow, that background looks so good !!

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous card, I love the greeny blue colour you have achieved in the background, and fab colouring. Maddy x

Silvergirl said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning! I hope you've been well!

Scrapmate said...

This is an amazing card. I love the BG and the poppy stamp is beautiful.

Effie said...

Fab background and a lovely card.

JulieD said...

Love that background, really effective!

Deborah said...

Fab verdigris technique, Joanne. Not surprised your friend loved her card.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I bet she loved it - the copper effect and red poppies work so well together.

lostinpaper said...

Your colouring is perfect! What an awesome card!

tracy said...

that background is great joanne-beautiful card :)

Janice said...

That's absolutely stunning Joanne, I love poppies.

Hazel said...

Just catching up with your recent crafting. Love the verdigris copper on this - the background beautifully compliments the vibrant colour of the poppies x

Anesha said...

Beautiful card.

trisha too said...

Beautiful bright poppies--great card!!

:)

Kristine Reynolds said...

this is just beautiful Joanne!

Marina said...

Gorgeous colours and the faux technique is fantastic.

Julia Aston said...

My goodness - what a great background! love the technique - and your poppies 'pop' gloriously off the page! A beautiful creation!

Alison said...

Wow! Your background is gorgeous Joanne! Lovely card!
Alison x

hazel said...

A beautiful card, I love the background.
xxx Hazel.

Miranda said...

Hi Joanne, you make lovely art-work and this card is a beauty with a great background! greet Miranda

Angelica said...

A beautiful card!!!
I love the background, and the poppy stamp is gorgeous!

Lottie said...

I wished you lived nearer - you could sit me down an give me a lesson on the way you really bring things to life - it makes so much difference than the 'flat' looking one dimension things I make on paper

JeanFB said...

This is absolutely stunning, Joanne! The colors just pop, and your faux technique came out waaaaay better than mine! Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Your card is amazing Joanne!!! I'm going to include it my newsletter.

Thank you, thank you!

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