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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

WOYWW #351

A bit of a mess, to be honest with you. I had a few projects on the go at the same time, is my excuse.Partly the fault of getting stuff out of my UFO box. Plus I been trying to finish the Christmas Cards in the post below.I came across the Indigo Blu Blazing Poppies that I stamped out, possibly around this time last year.One set was coloured blue, which you can see on the right hand side. The other set only had a couple of flowers coloured, in shades of red. As you can see from the blue ones, I've also added some shading with Distress Inks.I'll do the same with the red ones, probably using brown shades.
 There are also some Toadstools, (Lavinia stamps), coloured with H2O's (blue & purple), and Distress Markers (red & yellow). A partly finished card at the back, the woodgrain  ( Stampin Up) with the toadstools.An assortment of inkpads, some Tombow Multi glue,acrylic blocks, (used for weighting down the toadstools), the blue parts of the card drying, after having Black Diamond Stickles added to the centres. The masks for the Poppies- I usually stamp on the top sheet, then peel off half a dozen sheets before cutting out, that way I always have spares. So that's mine, now lets all see yours. I'm off to join up with everyone at Julias, The Stamping Ground.


Helen said...

Love the poppies - in blue and red - what fantastic colouring.. the toadstools are great, too. Your messy desk looks quite a lot of fun, to me!! Helen #?

Bridget Larsen said...

Oh gosh I love all those cards you are making, the colour combinations and designs are to die for
Bridget #8

Diana Taylor said...

The poppy stamp is fabulous - what a stunning colour combo in the blue and yellow. I love the toadstool stamp - it looks so good against that wood effect background.
Hope you have a good week,
Diana #23

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz haven't been blogging much of late .. so been doing some reading catch up below ..
Wow, I so loved your Christmas cards .. great work with the masking glue and glitter indeed and VERY glad to read of your April holiday trip planned too.

And as for what you've done with these poppies well that is really something very special I really love it what a great image and colouring.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #25

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that's a great tip for the masks..fussy cutting is such a necessary evil! I too have the wood grain stamp, and a slim one by Kaiser. LLove them both.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

There's a lot going on there, but all of it beautiful! Love the toadstools, those Lavinia stamps are very pretty...and the blue poppies look like Meconopsis that colourway, so different to the red ones :-)
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous stamping Shaz, I will have to come back later and have a better look at what you've been doing but for now, have a good day and happy woyww, Angela x 28

Shoshi said...

NOT a mess of any description, Shaz! I love the collection of things you are doing. As for the blue poppies, they are eye-poppiing and mouth-watering - I just love how they pop (sorry!) against the shaded yellow background. This is utterly fabulous. The layering of the toadstools is a master-stroke, too. Great work all round!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #21

Caz said...

Love the poppies - Beautiful colouring!

A very happy looking desk!

#31 unless Mr Linky has changed it!

Vicky Fisher said...

the toadtools are cute. I recently bought some spectrum noirs to color with, next I want to try some watercolor markers like your promarkers. happy woyww Vicky#3

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I love poppies on anything and everything. That's a great stamp.

Fiona #32

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Your desk looks very busy this morning. I love those pretty flowers! I'm not playing along this week but come visit me as I have an announcement and I'm asking for everyone's help! Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Beautiful colouring and quite a tidy desk, Shaz! Love the blue/yellow combo but look great with the red ones too! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #38

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz. That poppy stamp is just gorgeous. The coloured results are really spectacular. Well done. Cute toadstools, too.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #40

Diane Futrell said...

I LOVE your blue poppies. So cute!!

Have a great day!

Diane WOYWW #44

Sharon said...

The flowers are really beautiful as are the colours. Very cheerful and bright on such a cold, dreary day.

I looked at your Christmas cards. Wonderful. You're going to be well-prepared for next year.

Sharon K #47

pearshapedcrafting said...

Now that's what I call a desk! So many fabulous things on the go - love those flowers! I see you are planning a cruise so you are sure to relax! Hugs, Chrisx

Neet said...

Love poppies, love how you chose the blue for one of your creations. I definitely like the toadstools and the one against the fence looks particularly interesting. Nice to see such a wide array of work on someone's desk.
Thanks for sharing Shaz, hope you are well.
Hugs, Neet 4 xx

Kim said...

The poppies are gorgeous! I love your mask idea; as mine never seem to live as long as you think or need! Have a great week.
-K #55

Annie said...

I'm just in from my afternoon school run and having done the morning school run and a full day of sewing in between I'm feeling rather jaded but as you can imagine those little ones never fail to put a smile on my face so it's all worth it.
Thanks for dropping by at mine earlier.
Your cards are stunning Shaz....you've been rather busy :-)
Annie x # 10

Shoshi said...

Hi Shaz and thanks for your visit - yes, I am sure you are right about our bodies having gone through a lot and having a delayed reaction. The past few days, though, have been classic M.E., called "post-exertional malaise" delayed by one or more days after doing too much. I'm feeling much better now after having had a good rest - when I need to I just have a sleep and sometimes just 10 mins is enough to recharge the batteries. So glad you like my kitty page! I've had such fun with it, and with my hubby's Valentine card. Only a bit of text to add to the page and it will be finished. Today I'm busy making samosas - never done them before so I hope they work out OK!

Hope you are doing OK these days. I'm OK but still have peripheral neuropathy from my chemo although I think it might be a bit better now. Kermit continues to behave very well and it's so lovely to have my life back and to be doing things again, especially creative things!

Take care of yourself.

Shoshi x

Stacy Sheldon said...

I have honestly never thought of doing poppies in blue... ( and poppies are one of my favorites to color so THANKS :) ) love what you have going on too. :) ~Stacy #56

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Love those toadstools! What a fab stamp. So many lovely things on display on your desk this week. I hope you've had a lovely week creating them. Happy crafting, Max #61

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Smart idea for cutting masks. That way you have them at the ready. Those are some good looking flowers. And do I spy some mushrooms in the background?! Looks like you are a fun time playing. It's not hardly messy at all. PJ #63

Christine said...

How gorgeous are those blue poppies!! You have done a great job there.
Have a good week
Christine aka Bishopsmate #64

Pat Taviss said...

I so love black diamond stickles. your space is terrific.

Pat #61

Lisca Meijer said...

I remember when you got those Lavinia stamps. The're lovely. I like the poppies too and what you have done with them.
Thanks for visiting mine,
Happy WOYWW,
and have a good week,

Angie said...

Oh all that bright spring color is such a nice view from the grey rain we have here. Thanks so much for the visit, I do love your creatively busy desk more than mine!
Angie #53

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I am loving everything that I can see. Those blue poppies are stunning. I did get quite breathless when you mentioned Christmas! Ali x #42

Nikki C said...

Darn Christmas I was just thinking about making some I'm gonna try some simple ones I think maybe a set just for gifts and such
LOVE your blue flowers so sweet looking and that woodgrain stamp in the post above So pretty it's amazing
hugs Nikki 9

Aimeslee W. said...

I'm finally here, followed the bread crumbs. ;-). Oh, I just love these poppies, you could frame them as they are. You have such a good eye for design, where to stamp for a pattern. Just perfect! xoxo

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, I've popped back to answer your question. The ink I used on the black card was a Colour Box Mini pigment ink and they work really well on black card.
Happy crafting, Angela x

SusanLotus said...

So beautiful! The yello and blue together...

Happy WOWYWW to you!
Sussie nr 50

Cara said...

Looks like you have been very creative and productive recently. Your colouring us beautiful. Have a great week Cara WOYWW 41