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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 19 July 2013

Summer Flowers

I made this card using one of the newest Chocolate Baroque stamp sets called Poppy Meadow. I already had some of their poppy stamps but I really liked this set because it has the grasses and seed heads in with the flowers which I feel adds a real wild flower appeal.
All the stamping is done with Brilliance Lightning Black ink and the colouring with Derwent coloursoft  pencils. The  main image is edged with the black ink pad and mounted onto pale green pearlised card. The background stamping is another image from the same stamp set and the sentiment is an Art Journey stamp.

I am entering this at,
Fashionable Stampers-Flora and Fauna
Make it Monday-Anything Goes
Great Impressions-Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu-Flowers

Thank you for stopping by to look and for your kind comments
which I really appreciate.


  1. This looks terrific - I love the softness of your background stamping & the simply elegant way you mounted the focal panel. The sentiment is very fitting indeed.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Oh Jean, this card really is a thing of great beauty well done for showcasing these wodnerful images
    Really well done all around, love the way you incorporated the stamp in background of card too, imaginative idea. Shaz in Oz.x

  3. This is lovely Jean! Every card I see made with the new poppy stamps tells me that I DO need to buy it So much for my good intentions! Kate x

  4. Hi Jean,
    First of all thanks for coming and visiting my blog... and of course all those lovely comments.
    This card is beautiful - I love pansies and you have coloured them so very well.

  5. Beautiful, beautiful card. I love the grasses in the background and the way they pick up the grasses with the elegantly colored poppy.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  6. Beautiful card, love the Poppy image. Thank you for sharing it with us over at FSC as well.

  7. I have to agree, this set really likes so realistic. Beautiful created. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu.

  8. This looks so great - beautiful stamping!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  9. Beautiful card, I love the pop of the red!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu!


  10. Hi Jean, Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful craftwork with us at FSC this fortnight. Just love the stamping and beautiful colour palette, a real beauty. xx

  11. wonderful image! I love the Chocolate Baroque stamps--------