Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thanksgiving Poppies

 I'm sharing my 4x6" art today for this week's Sunday Postcard Art theme of "Poppies" and combining it with Thanksgiving, as I have enough Veterans Day decorations for my art corner. So, I'm giving poppies another chance to shine.

This is my finished card that I am currently displaying on the table in our front door foyer. 

Paper: Springhill white card stock, recycled chipboard
Images: Flavia calendar page
Ink: Promarkers
Dies: IO and MFT grass, Lawn Fawn grass and clouds, Memory Box poppy, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped ovals, Little B large scalloped circle
Other: N/A

I used 7 dies on this card, most of them already die cut and in my leftovers pile from previous projects. 3 kinds of grass, scalloped ovals and clouds, all cut out of white card stock and ready to color with my Promarkers.

I added freshly die cut poppies to the mix and got started coloring. The focal point of this piece is a very old page I kept from a Flavia calendar I once had. Each page had one of her quotes. I wanted all the poppies red so I simply colored them. ;-)

So here is everything I used all colored up and ready to collage. The base of the card, by the way, is the thin chipboard backing that USPS puts into the cellophane package with each sheet of stamps sold online. HUGE waste of paper and plastic on their part but great source of card bases for me! I simply cut to the size I need.

I popped the two top stitched clouds up with foam tape. There are two layers of different grass die cuts along the bottom, with a third layer of grass clumps on the top of that, colored in contrasting shades of green. 

The poppy die cuts are tucked between the card and the grass layers. Glue dots on the flowers hold them in place adding a tiny bit of dimension. 

Makes me think of days from my childhood, laying on the grass on my stomach, looking out through the grass at a glorious visage of nature, with a canopy of clouds hovering over me. Not that I ever lay in a poppy field, lol, but this would be what it would look like. Quite peaceful. No wonder Dorothy took a nap, haha.

And a final view. One more home decoration for my art corner and beyond. Poor Honey, every time he turns around, a new little nook or cranny has been redesignated for my art. I am so blessed he's so supportive, always grabbing his cheaters to lovingly admire my latest make.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope your weekend is everything you've planned. Stay well and safe, XOX

2.  Creative Fingers #196: AAG (entry #3/3)
3.  Creatalicious Challenge #198: AG -- Option not played this time (entry #3/3)
6.   TTCRD for Week 11/10: AAG -- (entry #1/2)
7.   Die Cut Divas Nov.: Thanks/Thanksgiviing -- used Poppy, clouds, scalloped ovals and grass dies (entry #1/4)
11. The Crafters Cafe' #254: AG -- (maximum of 11 challenges; entry #2/5)


Leslie said...

This is delightful, my friend! Poppies are one of my favorite flowers and I love this design! You get a gold star for recycling on multiple accounts! Have a wonderful weekend!

ahlers5 said...

Love this card! Especially the grass layers and the poppies. I have been thinking about making some card fronts for things that I want to try, but not necessarily send to someone. I never really thought about backing the images and putting them on an easel. I do usually keep one card, the most recent, on an easel on my craft desk. I had to laugh when you mentioned your husband putting on his glasses to look at your artwork. I usually like to start working about five in the morning. My husband usually gets up around 7:30. He comes and sits down in my craft room for a little while to talk. I always ask him if he would like to see what I was working on then I realize he doesn't have glasses on. The response is usually "what is that supposed to be." He is nearsighted so all he sees is a fuzzy image on a card.

Rosie said...

I love your card, it's fantastic.
Thank you for your comment.
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! how VERY Beautiful, love the paper and verse and the gorgeous use of the dies, gorgeous work Aimeslee.
Faith x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely artwork. I like the layers in this.

rosebudinnh said...

Oh I love poppies great card. Love it!

Mandy Chilvers said...

Wonderful card for sunday postcard art

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful card, Aimeslee!
Chana Malkah

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful pastcard art love the delicate die-cut grasses and poppies
Carol x

Judy McKay said...

Stunning card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Judy McKay DT TTCRD
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Judy McKay said...

Very special card. Lovey design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this week, Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Monica C. said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! I love how you have combined a base with the die cuts and have created such a masterpiece! The poppies are so pretty and the dimension you created perfect. Great idea on creating a decor piece like this.
Hugs Monica

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Gorgeous card! Love the poppies and design!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Cath Wilson said...

This is beautiful, Aimeslee. Love the way you added the stems and poppies for the border. Beautiful. I so wish we celebrated a Thanksgiving Day over's a great way to focus your heart before the madness of Christmas, though not this year... Hope you're staying virus free. My living room laptop keyboard isn't working properly, so I'm not getting chance to comment on what I look at unless I remember to do it on this laptop! Sorry I haven't been around much.
Cath x

Arlene said...

Beautiful work of art. I love the red poppies and your background is wonderful. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our November challenge.