Saturday, 6 June 2015

A Pretty Poppy by Donna Gray

Hello everyone, 

Donna here today with a card featuring my latest obsession….a poppy!

Here’s What I Did:


I now have a little pile of Gelli plate prints (which I suspect all Gelli plate users do) so I grabbed one of them for my background. It was done using DecoArt paints and a Tim Holtz stencil on my 6x6 Gelli Plate. Make sure you pick a fairly muted Gelli print as you don’t want it to over power your main image.

Next, using a sheet from the Strathmore Mixed Media pad, I stamped the poppy with black Archival ink. Then using a gorgeous red from the DecoArt Media Fluid range I painted it, this paint leaves such a wonderful satin sheen and has now become my favourite paint. Then I used a little of purple, green and yellow to add highlights to the poppy. Go over the stamped image with a micron pen and add highlights with a white Signo pen.

Before adding the poppy, I stamped on the background using a circular stamp that I rescued from the bargain basket at That’s Crafty!.....should have spent longer rummaging around as there were some real gems in there!

I added the poppy to the Gelli print using some foam pads and stamped a Tim Holtz sentiment using a Memento Ink pad on the Strathmore paper and then mounted that in front of the poppy, adhered it all on cardstock.

A simple card but a great way to use up that mountain of Gelli prints ;)


Supplies Used: 

Woodware Clear Magic Stamp - Poppy (back in stock on Monday)
Circle Stamp
Black 05 Micron Pen

Hope you like it

Donna x


  1. I really love your Poppy card, great flower on a beautiful background!!! I love the quote too!!

    Have a nice weekend

  2. There is beauty in...your poppy card, Donna. Amazing!

  3. Wonderful image on your lovely gelli background x

  4. Wow!! This is brilliant.... I loveeeee it!!
    Amanda x

  5. Donna this is Stunning. I'm hoping you won't grow out of Poppy's as they are a lovely flower and you have done this one a great justice. Love it xx

  6. Amazing work with the Gelli plate Donna, that background is beautiful! Your poppy is just brilliant. hugs :)

  7. Totally amazing background that suits your poppy so beautifully. Gorgeous creativity.
    Julie x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! A wonderful card!

  9. A really beautiful background Donna and it makes your gorgeous poppy stand out perfectly.
    Fliss xx

  10. This is really beautiful Donna, I'm still resisting the gelli plate though :-) xx

  11. That is gorgeous Donna, you picked just the right background for your poppy.
    Hugs, Lynne x

  12. What a gorgeous poppy card! I do love poppies, and I love how you've captured the beautiful red with white highlights xx

  13. Gorgeous! The poppy is so vibrant against the fabulous background xxx


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