Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sisterhood of Crafters - Poppies for Memorial Day

It's time for a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Today's hostess is Marsha and the theme she has chosen is:

POPPIES for Memorial Day
What a fabulous theme!
I remember as a young girl going door to door selling Poppies for the V.F.W. since my dad was a Veteran of WWII.  My sister's and I felt it was our patriotic duty to help out in this small way.   And, a few years back one of those poppies mysteriously showed up in my car ... I truly have no idea where it came from.  I figured it must have been my Dad saying Hello!!

Anyways, here's my card . . .


This is a beautiful stamp set by Crafty Secrets that I had never inked up.  Unfortunately they closed their store a few years back, but I still enjoy coloring up some of their sweet images.  Today I used Tim Holtz Distressed Oxide inks for my coloring.  I used the pads, small paint brush and bowl of water.
For the flowers I used 'candied apple, abandoned coral, & wild honey'.  
For the stems I used 'twisted citron & cracked pistachio'.  
And, for the butterfly, I used 'cracked pistachio and broken china'.

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Wild HoneyDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Candied Apple
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Twisted CitronDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Cracked PistachioDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken China


The background mat was also created by brushing 'candied apple' around the outside edge.  A few teal sequins and my card is ready to go!

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!
 See you there!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

16 comments:

Diane said...

Gorgeous poppies Dar and so beautifully colored, bold just like real poppies, I can't wait for mine to bloom!

Birgit said...

A stunning card Darlene! Those poppies are beautifully colored. I remember getting those paper poppies on Memorial Day too as my dad was an Army Vet. What a delightful surprise to find one in your car. Thanks for the warm memories.

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous!

Shirley Gentry said...

I love your card, beautiful. Colored to perfection. I need to practice, yours is so perfect. Thank you for sharing.

!neke said...

Beautiful !!!!!
The red of the flowers is great !!!

Gwendolyn said...

Fabulous card Darlene! You distress painted those poppies beautifully. I just discovered painting with distress inks too, almost as good as real paints. And that distress inked background is truly amazing! It looks like a coloured card stock. A little scary finding that poppy wasn't it? Hugs, Gwendolyn

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card, love the poppies!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card and the coloring on the poppies is fantastic!

Ms Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com said...

What a beautiful card. I am interested in the sentiment. Where can it be obtained for purchase?

aussie aNNie said...

Magnificent poppies and brilliant use of the distressed inks.x[aussie aNNie blog]

Lia said...

What a special story about that poppy....
These flowers are blooming just right now everywhere in our area and I like them so much, as well as your great card.
Lia xx

Donna Phelan said...

Stunning! I have always adored Poppies, these are magnificent and perfect for this upcoming weekend! Really beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

I felt a big tug at my heart strings when you mentioned finding the poppy in your car. It's interesting how these things happen, but they do happen. This is so beautiful, Darlene. A timeless image which I would no doubt keep in my collection. Gee, this month sure has gone fast, hasn't it?

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring, lovely stamp !! I too remember the poppies when I was a kid, my mom would give me money to buy them :)

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

What a lovely and heart warming memory and indeed a special post for your dad.

Debbie Mageed said...

Darlene, this card is stunning! You have made a card that looks like artwork!! I have some distress inks and I think you have just persuaded me to give them a trial run. Hope all is well with you!