Friday, 19 September 2014

Main Colour Red

Good morning and welcome to Friday and a new Challenge on the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog.

The theme is ......Main Colour Red....and is hosted by Celine and sponsored by Crafty Sentiments....

Here is my take on it...hope you like it...

The main image is the Poppies in bloom Clarity stamp.

I started by stamping it copier paper,

And cutting the poppies out to make a mask.

Next I stamped the poppies onto my topper,

Placed the mask over,

And then stamped the script a mount...( it helps when using a mask )

When I removed the mask, this is what I had.

Next I used my Spectrum Noir pencils to add some colour..

Then some Distress Ink for around the edge..

The background was created with Distress ink and the script stamp.

Next I added some ribbon and some red card...

I stamped the sentiment ...

Used some gorgeous flowers and leaves from Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers.

You can find them here.....

Stamped a butterfly,

And started to assemble my design,

Here is a close up..

I do hope that you enter our challenge....or just pop over and have a look at the brilliant inspiration from my fellow D.T. Members......

Thanks for looking in today, have a great weekend all. If you are going to Ally Pally make sure you say hi to Barbara and Dee....

On Saturday I will be watching Mikey do his sponsored Abseil 197 feet down a tower at the Trafford Centre to raise funds for the British Red Cross Society...( as part of the Gusto team )

So enjoy your weekend and see you next week


Jo. X



  1. Beautiful, love the colouring and script on the poppies. I really need some of those pencils. Thankyou for the tutorial. xx

  2. Hi Jo!! It's always a treat to stop by your blog...your projects are always GORGEOUS!! I really need to find some time to try out some of your FABULOUS tips!!
    Take care and have a FANTASTIC weekend!!

  3. Hi Jo, this is gorgeous, love the beautiful poppies and your step by step.
    Linda xxx

  4. fab creation Jo. love the composition here. lovely xx

  5. Another beauty Jo! Love the way you've added the script to the poppies.
    Was going to ask if you were going to Ally Pally but obviously you're supporting Mikey.
    Good luck Mikey!! Xx

  6. Gorgeous Jo :) wonderful tutorial - I might have to try it! (but don't hold your breath to see it lol)
    Wishing Mikey every good wish and a successful abseil x

  7. Stunning card, such a great idea. I often stamp without a mount...... mostly because once I get started I can't be bothered to get up and find one that fits! Now I can just say I'm being organic ;) XX

  8. Hallo Jo...this is really a funtastic card...I love the add of the script on the flower and how you colored the flower is adorable..I love using water color pencil but my coloring is not so can see my last post the second card I colored with my pencil color and brushed it with my brush and water....yours are adorable and I really love the butterfly you add..and I enjoy looking at your process...woooww much to do..and the result is so Adorable Jo...lovely post...

    I am joining also the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge with my red shoe card..maybe you would like to see it on my Blog..would be so glad if you could leave me some love..hugs, Monika

  9. Lovely card Jo. I haven't used this stamp in a while and you've given me the incentive to get it out of the drawer again! Well done to Mickey! xx