Monday, March 23, 2015

SPS - Poppy Sprite

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase and image from Sweet Pea Stamps and this week is Artist Week where the whole team are working with the wonderful images by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.   I have chosen to work with the beautiful image Poppy Sprite  by which is available from the Sweet Pea Store as a rubber stamp.

I started by colouring the image with Promarkers, I do find red such a hard colour to work with but have to admit, I had great fun with this image :)
Next I moved onto my mount.  You know when you find some fabulous paper, buy it and then never use it, well today I decided it was time to cut into a a gorgeous paper I bought about 5 years ago and just have not had the heart to use until now. It has such a beautiful red flocking on it and oooooo so tactile.  Those who know me also know I love tactile card lol.  On the opposite diagonal I backed my card with some ruby red paper and then added red lace on top.  To cover the join of the two areas I added some ribbon.
What other embellishment could be used with the gorgeous Poppy Sprite but poppies.  I don't have a poppy die and although I did design some I ended up using the Pansy die from Sizzix and the stemmed centre is from a Marianne Craftables die. The centre of each petal was air-brushed with a Crimson Promarker.
 I needed a bit more black on the card to link up to the the Poppy Sprite underskirt so used another Marianne Design die - branch.  I then used ultra fine black glitter to on the tops of three black brads for the centres of the flowers.  Sorry they are not in the picture, they were to one side drying lol.
To assemble the card I embossed and cut a couple of circles which I mounted the fussy cut digi on.  A small type black peel off birthday sentiment was then place on the red circle.  A doily was then placed behind this grouping and attached to the card.  The finished poppies and leafy branch were then place on the mount and the mount attached to the card.  For the inside, a couple of basic squares using the red paper left over from the poppies and some of the base colour card and a black branch just to bring it all together.

  • Image - Poppy Sprite by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
  • Colouring Medium - Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders Circles and Squares, Sizzix Pansy and Marianne Craftables Branch
  • From my Stash - flock paper, lace, brads, ultra fine glitter, ribbon, doily and peel off Birthday sticker.
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Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx


  1. This is so gorgeous, I like the flowers,Thank You for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft this time, hope to see you again, Good Luck.
    Kevin Scrap & Craft DT xx

  2. Pretty flowers and a cute card...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

  3. The die cut flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at SOUS.

  4. I have a huge soft spot for the image and you have coloured it beautifully.
    The flowers are gorgeous and i love the extra touch of detail you have put in the inside
    Thank you for joining in the 'Craft for the Craic' challenge
    Pixie (DT member)

  5. What a stunning card, Mimi!! I love the striking red, black, and white in perfect balance to go with the Poppy Sprite you so beautifully colored. Thank you for joining us at Aurora Wings challenge.

    Mitzi xxx
    Artist/Owner Aurora Wings

  6. Thanks for joining in on our March Bingo Challenge @ Catch the Bug! I love all of your projects and appreciate you taking the time to join us! I hope you will join us again very soon!

  7. Oh my word this is gorgeous Mimi!! This super sweet image is beautifully coloured...what a fabulous card design!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...good luck!!
    Take care,

  8. Beautiful card and I love the coloring and color choices. Great flowers that you made. I love everything about this card. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug for our bingo challenge.

  9. Very beautiful card. Great colours and very cute image. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  10. Thanks for sharing your Pretty card with us at Sous!...Love the gorgeous flowers!

  11. Mimi, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is stunning and the design just fabulous. Thanks so much for joining our ATG Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD


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