Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Poppy Thank You

 This week I made a card and mini gift bag using the Cottage Cutz Flower with Stem die. That is a simple name for a flower. . but I just call it the Poppy die. The bag is 4" x 6" on the front and 1 3/4" deep. From a 6 1/4" x 11 1/2" piece of Lava Red card stock. The basic same layout as the card behind the flower except a stripe 2" wide, just so the red flower can be done on a red bag. The Lava Red card stock is really rather showy against the lime and cream stripe.
 The card is rather simple. I used a stripe card stock on the top 2/3rds and solid card stock on the bottom 1/3rd. I call this layout on the bottom of the card . . the Chopstick. . OK I know. . what the heck am I rambling on about chopsticks. There is a lot of times you end up using a printed card stock that you can not really match the solid color card stock to directly. In this case I wanted the stark red of the poppy to stand out from the lime, blue cream and brown in the stripes. I started with the bottom 1/3 in Divine Mocha Brown, than a 1/2" title strip in Parakeet Green. Than took three other colors . . Lava Red, Hillary Green and Truffle Brown to cut random chopstick shape strips of card stock. I than glued them down randomly. this allows you to include some of the colors from the flower into the card as a pattern. The silver metallic border and letters are from class a' peel stickers.
 The stem of the flower was done in Hillary Green card stock with YG23, TG67 and BG96 Copics, The Poppy was done in Lava Red card stock and R27 Copic. The center of the flower in Mocha, Truffle card stock with E77 Copic. The thing that is really hard to see here is there is also random black dots on the leaves, stem and flower made with a Prismacolor 03 pen. You can really be surprised by randon pin prick style dots on a project. It ads a nice highlight. The last highlights were made with a Sakura Sparkle Pen.
 Here is the same card, slight change in shape of the card. . done in a deep turquoise card stock on the flower. A more manly color makeup.
Here is the chopsticks for the brown, rust and turq card. The rust was the title bar and the chopsticks were done in greens and turq.

Thanks Barry

10 comments:

deborah said...
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Pearl said...

Love the different colors of the poppy flower as you've shown here !

Lorie said...

Very nice, Barry! Beautiful colors, and wonderful inspiration!!

Kay said...

Great projects today Barry :)

Joanne said...

Great job Barry. I love the colors as well.....

Barbara said...

Great work Barry. Love the colors you chose.
Yes, it's your co-worker. I finally decided to set up an account so I could leave comments.
I have been a follower of the blog for several years and look forward to the weekly post by the design team. Such talented people!!

carousellady said...

Wow, great color selections which makes the poppy really pop.

beadz said...

Poppies are one of my favorite flowers, and you did such a lovely job on this, Barry!
hugs,
Gini

Angelica said...

I love this Barry - beautiful colors!!

Narda said...

Barry your work is always beautiful! love how you bring all the colors together! stunning work!