Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Fields

This is another entry into the June Challenge at Hero Arts. During the summer time as kids we used to spend hours and hours playing in the fields near home. The fields always seemed to be full of poppies, butterflies and ladybirds so that’s what I wanted to include in my summer card.


Summer Fields, originally uploaded by heather maria.



For the background I sponged distress inks (broken china, antique linen, shabby shutters and mustard seed) on white card. The wheat is stamped with antique linen and I embossed the seed heads with enchanted gold. I coloured the poppies with markers, added beads to the centres and used yarn (white yarn coloured with a green marker) for the stems. I applied glossy accents to the ladybirds.





Stamps (Hero Arts) Silhouette Grass, Scattered Leaves, Antique Engravings, Poppy Background, Birthday Messages

22 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Great card Heather! Love all the popping out poppies and all the animals surrounding the lovely poppies!
Lai-Yoke

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning Heather. I love how you have used the poppies. I love poppies they make me think of long hot summer days and this card completely captures that feeling!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Heather, Love this poppy card--love how you cut the poppies out and placed them in the grass. you are very creative. Gread card.

Tiffany said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful, love the 'layered' effect and all the texture!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Loved those red poppies. They seems so alive & pretty!. :)

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Heather your flower looks like fly with your butterfly so lovely Photo....and the steam oh dear...it is a winning card for June...I believe it....hey may I see your lovely Photo of you and your lovely ones dear...I am so curious ....:) hugs

Virginia L. said...

SUPER stunning! I love the added dimensions to the poppies and the colors really pop. You are on a creative overdrive, Heather! So happy to see that:) xoxo

Rosemary said...

as always, heather... just perfect!

trinharrieta said...

Love the dimension on your card, Heather! And the gold embossing adds just the right touch.

Dawn said...

STUNNING!!! What a superb card Heather. Your cards are all so beautiful.

Alicia said...

This is just an adorable card. I love the poppies...so pretty!
Alicia xx

Jill said...

Seriously, Heather??!!! Where do you get these incredible ideas?! This is a total stunner! I love your combination of stamps and beautiful background! Your scene is so realistic and perfect! I could go on and on and on and on!! :) Hope you have a lovely weekend, my friend!

Agata said...

Excellent card! Love those poppies!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Heather! Wow! So inspired by your card!

Deirdre said...

Heather, as always this is simply STUNNING.

Sue McRae said...

Such a beautiful card! You've captured the leggy poppies perfectly!

Vanessa said...

This is such a perfect card Heather!! I love your gorgeous poppies! Gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Beautiful and gorgeous!

Nat said...

wow!! love your design, these poppies are amazing and the background is awesome! This is just beautiful! :)

Jenny said...

So pretty, LOVE IT!! :) :) :) :) :)

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Heather! Congratulations!!! Absolutely beautiful card!
Glad to know your blog today, too.
Love, Tomo

walchowDesign said...

Yeah, Heather Congratulations!!! You deserve the winning as the poppies card is so elegant and fresh! Love to see more of you creations!
Lai-Yoke

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