Friday, August 1, 2014

Poppies and Dots


I am having a really hard time keeping up with all that I'm doing. But, I did have time to play in the Ways to Use it challenge on Splitcoaststampers last week. The challenge was to use dots. They could be made by drawing, using patterned paper, or an image of dots. I chose the paper .

I hand made the  poppies with an orchid petal multi punch by Punch Bunch. Yes, that is odd to make a poppy with an orchid petal punch but that is how it is done. The top layer behind the poppies is a Make an Impression Poppy punch-in stamp. It's another one of my Atlanta purchases. I also used used a McGill starburst punch for the flower center.

I colored the poppies and leaves with Copics, used PTI Bitty Dot Basics dp and DIY Shop notch banner/American Crafts. I added the black and white twine and was finished.

Have a great weekend.


27 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Brenda, I love this card. I don't think you can go wrong with back, white and red. This is a stunning card. Thanks for letting us know how you made the poppies. Enjoy your day and upcoming weekend.

Cathy said...

This is so beautiful Benzi. The papers you used are perfect for the poppies!
I love flowers anyway! Great card!

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent. Beautifully done Brenda. Love the Poppies. Great color and design.
Jim

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT CARD, love the elegant and classy. I agree it is so hard lately to keep up with things, I just fine not enough hours in the day anymore...Gorgeous card and lovely image used....just loving the colours too. You may like to enter my birthday candy too found on the top of my blog...♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

Dr Sonia S V said...

YOur poppy is beautiful Brenda
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely beautiful - love it tfs!!!

Diane said...

Brenda what fabulous poppies and love the framing and paper.

Hugs Diane

Hussena said...

Wao! Absolutely gorgeous card, Benzi. I love the dramatic red and black combo you have used. Those poppies have turned out very beautiful! :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Love the bright red poppies against the black dotted background! Very striking design! Have a great weekend!

JD/ Jill said...

I first saw this card at Split Coast, I believe I commented on it there...at least I hope I remembered to commet there...smile. This card is so pretty it is worth a second look. I like how you punched those flowers and with an orchid punch. How creative! That's one thing I like about punches...so much you can do with them (If you know how) and you sure do...

jimlynn said...

You get a double WOW on this one! Love a red, black, and white card - and that pop of green is so pretty on here. Gorgeous blooms and a gorgeous card.
Lynn

nwilliams6 said...

Pure genius Brenda! Love your bright red poppies and the dots and other special touches on this. It looks even prettier on your blog than it does on SCS. Hugz and have a great weekend!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is stunning, Brenda! Those poppies literally POPPED (lol) off the page and the b/w polka dot and text background offsets them perfectly!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

Wow, this is beautiful, Brenda! Who would have thought that you could make poppies from orchids? I love the rich color you achieved with the Copics!

Carol L said...

What a fantastic, brilliant and eye-popping card this is! Those poppies are dazzlers and I love the text with polka dots. The pop of green color ties this one up beautifully!

MaryH said...

This simply blew me away. That gorgeous hot red - beautiful poppy - against the newsprint and black dot paper...What a wonderful design and super use of color to make such a lovely card! Don't think I've got any Punch Bunch supplies. And don't know Make an Impression punches either. But it worked a treat on this card. TFS & Happy wkend.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh how clever to add your real poppies on top of your image, fabby card Benzi :)

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the beautiful poppies and rich colour-great B.papers and layout
carol x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is absolutely beautiful and those flowers just pops against the background.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Davi said...

Oh is this gorgeous!! I love dotted dp and the poppies are fabulous and the pop of red is wonderful with the b&w!! I LOVE this one Brenda! Hope you have a great weekend :)

Marisa said...

FABULOUS poppies and card!

Maria said...

Wow! So very pretty with the big red poppy flowers against the black! Beautiful design, too!

NanaConnie said...

Stunning poppies, Benzi! Red and black combos are always so striking and this one especially. Well done, my friend. :-D

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful poppies Benzi. Love the mix of the black polka-dot paper and the text for the background. Great design! Loll xx

Joann Burton said...

Wow, Brenda this is awesome. I love the poppies and how they seem to jump out at you...Beautiful...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Becky said...

What a gorgeous design and gorgeous flowers.

Shirley said...

Well, the poppies turned our beautiful! That was creative to think of using the orchid punch. Very stunning and vibrantly pretty!!