FMS# 483 Mother's Day Poppies

Creating Mother's Day cards is always fun- I love making something soft and feminine. I have had a big weekend creating using up bits and pieces from the top of my desk which seem to have been accumulating. It's a good feeling to bring odd pieces together and see where they take you. I had these few poppies left over and I have tried to use them many times before but today they found their home. I adhered the large heart over a square doily and trimmed off the corners. 
I was loosely inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #483, and by the colours in the inspiration pic from As You See It challenge #249, although I will confess I thought the pink was softer - I have used Petal Pink and Blushing Bride here - I only realised it was Flirty Flamingo later. I did add some So Saffron ink into the watercolour and it definitely improved the poppies. None the less I am happy with the finished card.

There were plenty of bits and pieces that worked well to decorate the inside too

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"
cheers, Liz

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  1. Lovely poppies! They work well with the die cut behind. The tiny pearls pick up the colours nicely too. Thanks for joining us at As You See It.

  2. So beautifully soft and feminine!! I love your accent using the vellum tucked into the heart. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. What a beautiful card Elizabeth! I love the use of the vellum doily inside the heart diecut, it makes a lovely background to your watercoloured poppies. It always feels good to use up some of those bits and pieces too. Thanks for playing along with us over at As You See It this week!

  4. Those poppies look gorgeous! I love how soft and feminine your card is.Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. This is so pretty and perfect for a Mother's Day card. The So Saffron mixed with the Blushing Bride almost turned it into a Flirty Flamingo. It looks very close. Thanks for getting colourful with us at As You See It Challenges!

  6. This is just gorgeous! You used the colors in such a beautiful way...soft and elegant! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It this week!


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