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Thursday, 28 March 2013

P is for Poppy


At last I have managed to find time to finish my altered dictionary for The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge letter "P".  I don't know where the time goes, two weeks have flown by so today has been busy catching up on a few things including my dictionary page.  My "P" word is poppy, Poppy Day, poppies in wheat fields, and Monet's poppy field paintings came to mind, these were the ideas in my mind and this is what I came up with.. 


The word poppy was highlighted with a black pen, I drew a "P" on vellum and cut round it and printed a picture of a Remembrance Day crossstitch on vellum too.  The picture was placed below the word Poppy Day and the "P" above the word Poppy, the poppies were printed, coloured and fussy cut to place round the page.  The background was coloured with DIs in scattered straw, broken china and a little crushed olive.



The opposite page looked bare so I painted a few poppies in a corn field, to bring in my thoughts on poppies growing in fields of wheat.  Not my best page but I have had fun playing around with it today.

19 comments:

BJ said...

What a delightful poppy page. BJ

Maggie said...

Lovely Poppy Page Sylv I've just finished a second page with poppies very different to yours as it all went a bit abstract(messy) lol

MaggieH

Scrapmate said...

I love poppies and I really like your fab pages.

Annie said...

I can't do anything like this, so I see a wonderful page before me! Beautifully done!

LindaS said...

Beautiful poppy field perfect with the bigger onces on the other side. Wonderful pages.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, your poppies are wonderful. Make me longing for summer.

Viv said...

Great page, well done :) Viv xx

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Beautiful poppies, love the bright red colour and the field on the other side is beautiful too:)

Laura said...

Gorgeous page, I love the pale watercolour effect on the opposite page :)

May said...

Gorgeous page, Love the Poppies, Stunning poppy field... Beautiful work... Hugs May x x x

Zoe said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sylv xx

Karen said...

ooo your poppy pages are soo pretty Sylv! Karen from The Craft Barn x

maggie said...

Love the contrast of your two pages.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment - it's much appreciated.

Maggie

Gill Edwards said...

what a lovely page especially the poppy field. Thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind comments.

Gill x

Cumbrianlass said...

A fab creation, I do admire crafters that can make this kind of project.
Janet

Annie said...

I'm new to all this and am just looking for inspiration ... i think i just found it here on your beautiful page.xx relise it doesn't have to be busy to make a point xxAnnie

The Craft Barn said...

Love poppies, great page
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

ionabunny said...

Poppies are always so cheery. Great colours and pages. I like all the white space. It makes the red a bigger focus

Scrapmate said...

Congratulations for your well-deserved winning entry!