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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Splash of Poppies!

I made another card! Yay! And it's a challenge two-fer!!


First of all, I played along with some of my favorite challenge peeps - the talented ladies over at The Play Date Cafe! This week was a color splash, so I splashed with an orange poppy!


And I'm so excited about the second challenge I played, because it's actually my very first time joining them! Ever! I KNOW!! What can I say - it's CAS-ual Fridays, and I'm just not usually a clean & simple kinda gal.


The poppies I used are from one of my all-time favorite clear sets from Hero Arts. So so pretty! I decided to color just one little blossom for my color splash, and pop it up on a tag for CAS-ual Fridays. I wanted to dull the base poppy a bit, so I went over the panel with Picket Fence Distress Stain. The poppy center has a touch of Midnight Black Stickles, and Hero pearls finish it all off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  • Stamps: CL449 Delicate Blossoms from Hero Arts, message from Taylored Expressions
  • Paper: Black, white
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Other: Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Hero Arts tag (Silhouette), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss Dots), Hero Arts pearls, Ranger Distress Stain (Picket Fence), Stickles (Midnight Black), twine, machine stitching

26 comments:

  1. NICE!!! this looks super cool :) love the spotlight effect!
    *hugs*

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  2. I love this! But then I love everything you do. :) Now I need to remember how to get the spotlight part to line up right.

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  3. Oooo! Libby, I LOVE this! The embossed piece, the way you over-stamped from that panel to the tag itself, your punches of orange... It's all fantastic and so filled to the brim with yummy texture! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  4. Great take on the challenge, Libby!

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  5. Great take on the challenge Libby. Love it.

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  6. Wow ! What great stamping, fab colours and texture and the layout is just perfect, can you tell I love this !

    Marie

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  7. You made the deadline! ;) I love how you've highlighted the color on your stamp with that tag. A total stunner! Great to have you back in The Cafe.

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  8. Libby, our Libby! It's so good to see you! I adore what you did to highlight that poppy - sheer genius. And look at you, having a chance to play with the CF girls too. Go Lib! THanks for playing with us at The CAfe. :)

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  9. omg that is fantastic! I love your original and unique design!

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  10. This card is GORGEOUS. I love the splash of color, the 3D-ness, and the usage of the tag!

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  11. Love the way you spotlighted the poppy!

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  12. Love the black and orange together, so beautiful! Great take on the challenge!

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  13. This is so cool! I never would have thought to use a tag for the spotlighting technique - LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

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  14. I love spotlighting! Great job!

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  15. How gorgeous is this tag card!! The spotlighting is perfect for this poppy flower image!You nailed all the challenge,s Libby! Basement stamping was a GOOD idea : Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. Gorgeous Libby!! Love the way you did the colors :) Glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  17. A real stunner Libby! Love the way you used the tag and those poppies are spectacular. ~chris

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  18. SOOOOOOO glad you joined in the fun over at the PDCC:) I love that you have the perfect amount of splash!!! You rock:)

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  19. Your card is beautiful, Libby!! Way to nail the challenges as well!! ♥

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  20. Oooooh! Love this card, Libby. The colors & the spotlight effect are just gorgeous. Plus, I'm a total sucker for poppies. Beautifully done...as always. xoxo

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  21. Hi Libby - Thanks for your link -- you are one amazing designer and I am very happy to be a new follower! Not to mention that I am also a huge Fan of Hero Arts and Jennifer. I just finished up Boot Camp and will be in the CAS workshop in January!!!

    Hope you have a fabulous day and a wonderful Holiday week.

    Thanks so much again!!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  22. Stunning card, love the splash of orange!

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  23. Love it Libby, I'm not an orange fan but this is beautiful. I love the stitching and the tag popped up is great. Pam (PansyCottage)

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  24. Holy cow is that ever one beautiful card. I've seen the spotlight technique done a lot of different ways but never as a tag before - genius.

    I especially love your use of orange; it's my favorite color and I always am cheered to see other people using it.

    Hope your day has some bright spots.
    Sending happy thoughts your way.

    Warmly,
    Nicole

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