Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Merci - the sequel

Happy Wednesday, friends. I want to share this card with you ... which I sheepishly admit is a few days late.The hours and days move too quickly ... I just can't keep up! Before we hit the weekend, let me just get this card out for ya!

I'm playing with Chocolate Baroque's new October release A4 stamp sheet called Autumn Poppy. And it's available now at a very special price.

This is a simple card. No fancy tools needed - blendable inks and alcohol markers and you're pretty much done.
Moving away from the darker autumn colours, this time I'm opting for the brighter tones for the background by blending Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Mustard Seeds and a touch of Spiced Marmalade.  The greeting is from Pretty Poppies stamped with Versafine Black Onyx. 
I cut two slits the width of the ribbon, threaded it through and tied a bow around the bouquet. 


Here is a close-up of the bouquet. I coloured it with Graph'It markers:
Poppies: 5210, 5220, 5245
Greens: 8130, 8150, 8160, 8180
Butterflies: 7125,7140, 7155
Then I randomly dotted some Daffodil Liquid Pearls around the flowers.


Inside, I stamped a floral image from the Autumn Poppy stamp sheet, in TH Mustard Seed Distress Ink.

Now for some challenges:


There! That should do it! LOL. Hope you're having a beautiful Wednesday. It's chucking it down big time over here. Thanks for stopping by... or should I say Merci ? :) Catch up with y'all in blogland, friends. Stay dry!

Beijinhos!




35 comments:

  1. OH wow this is just so beautifully coloured and the bow is the perfect finishing touch.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Wow, love your colouring of the image, great card!

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  3. This is a beauty Asha, love what you've done with the ribbon. Looks like Sue's (Ollie's Mam) blobs are infectious!!xx

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  4. This is so sweet, Asha. Thanks a bunch for sharing in our challenge. I hope you're having a blessed week, and that you'll stop by again very soon.
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  5. Subtle and elegant. Your choice of colors is perfect; this is beautiful!Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at CCCB!

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  6. I like the simplicity of this design, shows that beautiful cards can be made even without all the fancy tools. Elegant!

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  7. WOW!! This is REALLY gorgeous Asha!! I love that image and your coloring is amazing here!! HUGS :)

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  8. A simple card(??) which is simply amazing! Love the colours and the background as always-just so nice to look at

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  9. Hello Asha, wow!! this is wonderful, I love the image and your vivid colours, the little bow around the stems is just such a lovely touch, hugs Kate x

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  10. This is the most beautiful Poppy image I have seen in a good long time.Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 153rd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We're looking for a Guest Designer for the Month of November. Please include the letters GDT after your name when you enter the challenge if you are interested. Carole Robb Bisson

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  11. What a gorgeous stamp, beautifully colored! I seriously love the whole set. This stamp is larger than I imagined. So gorgeous!

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  12. Wow! This is beautiful and the colors really pop! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you play along again soon!

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  13. The image is fantastic and your coloring is so beautiful and vibrant Asha..loz

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  14. Your coloring of these flowers is just magnificent. So gorgeous in every detail and love all the sponging around the focal image.

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  15. Simple you say!!! Only is it is you creating, this would take me forever! I love the way you have created light around the image x

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  16. This is beautiful!! I love the poppies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

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  17. Really beautiful, such gorgeous colours and stamp.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  18. Wowwwww Asha this is so very beautiful those poppies and the butterflies look stunning, the colours are so true to life, awesome make
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  19. Gorgeous card, great image and your coloring is so vibrant and cheery, like a real bouquet of flowers!

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  20. Wow Asha this is fantastic. Just love the vibrancy of the red on those gorgeous flowers xx

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  21. Beautiful coloring of a lovely image. The CB flowers don't need anything fancy, they are already lovely. Liked the bright colors with the glow of the DI colors on the outer perimeter of this bouquet and the pretty bright red ribbon tying these together. TFS

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  22. A beautiful card, love the stamping and pretty image. Thanks for joining the fun at Fab 'n' Funky this week for our 'Anything with Ribbon' challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

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  23. WOW, this card is absolutely beautiful. Love the colors you used!!

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  24. Oh my GOD:.I loooveee your coloring the flower and lovely butterfly coloring too oh oooh and the distress ink at the edge its so lovely..the add of the bow is a perfect touch...another beauty my dear friend...love this much..hugs, Monika

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  25. simple, riiiiiight ;) Don't tell the recipient, because they'd NEVER guess - fabulous detail (love those dots!) and your colouring...happy sigh :)

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  26. Lovely lovely! Love the flowers, the colours...just gorgeous! Thanks for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Most Colourful Time of the Year" challenge!!

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  27. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 56 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  28. Such crisp colouring !! Love it ! I have also become your latest blog follower !

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  29. Wow Asha , this card is soooo pretty , I really , really love it!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  30. Beautiful card, many thanks for joining in our challenge this week...hope to see you next challenge. aNNie xx
    {Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

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  31. mi piace troppo venire ad ammirare le tue bellissime card Asha!

    e ti giuro che sono discretamente gelosa dell'enorme quantità di timbri che hai: ogni volta mi lasci sbalordita (anche perchè tu li sai impiegare al meglio)

    :D

    Ancora una volta complimenti
    carissima amica
    :D

    un abbraccio
    manu

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  32. Stunning card and love the inking around the fabulous floral element! TFS

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  33. Gorgeous card! Love the pretty image and your distress inks are so perfect with it. Thanks for joining the challenge this week over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

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  34. What a gorgeous card! Love the bright pops of red on your muted background! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

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  35. This is so fabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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