Monday, January 13, 2014

Blue Poppies


I was playing around with my Poppy die and this is what I came up with.  I LOVE that blue color (Robin's Egg) and it matched perfectly with a scrap of patterned paper I had.  It's one of those cards that really is prettier in real life.  I used Confetti Cream as a base and for layering but do you really think I had any off white ribbon to match it!!!  Of course not......I only have about a 100 rolls of ribbon - but none the right color or width.......SO, I just used some white!  It gives it a different look but I wasn't about to start all over on this baby since this was like my 4th attempt at getting it to look similar to how it looked in my mind!  For some reason, things always look better in my mind.  It's a little like shopping for clothes.......you see something on the rack and it's knock dead gorgeous.  You're thinking about how awesome it'd look on you .........and then you try it on!  Uck!!!!!
It's pretty much an all occasion card but I'll probably use it as a sympathy card when I need it.

Short and sweet here today but I'll be back on Wednesday with a couple posts for you!

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

35 comments:

Cathy said...

The poppies look fabulous in this light blue Lynn, gorgeous card, Cathy x

Marilyn said...

This is beautiful Lynn, so stylish and elegant and what a gorgeous colour!

Benzi said...

Lynn, this is absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE that poppy die and the Robin's Nest color is awesome.

I think your ribbon looks great. I had to laugh about not having the color you wanted. My sis and I have said no matter have many rolls you have, there is never just the right one. Ha So, I can relate. I can relate about the trying on of clothes, too.

Nancy said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it! :o)

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful Lynn :)
Te flowers look fabulous against the background-what a lovely design,good job you stuck with that image in your head-it turned out fabulous :)
Hugs,Nessa xxx

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this pastel silhouette on your dark background! What a wonderful design, Lynn!

Anne Temple said...

This is beautiful! Love the simplicity of it and what a great color combo.

Bonnie said...

I'm pretty sure that all of us know exactly what you mean about how these cards look in our minds and how they turn out IRL! LOL, at least sometimes they're better than in our mind! This will make a lovely sympathy card! I really like the light blue flowers against the dark blue background and the paper that ties it all together!

*Vicki* said...

Stunningly beautiful design! Love the silhouette flowers! :) HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous colour combination and loving the beautiful poppy die too!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a beautiful die-cut flowers!!! Love the blue :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lynn, this is positively striking! What a gorgeous color of blue, looks wonderful paired with black! Nice!!!

MaryH said...

Enjoyed these pretty poppies in red over at Cathy's, then love 'em just as well here in blue. I really do like your color combo here, very restful & peaceful. Your white ribbon looked fine with the other colors (just as awesome as you'd thought too!). I love that dp you've got on the side rectangle. Really pretty with the other elements. This would indeed be a comforting card. Great work! (Yep I was with you all the way on the 'mind' things too!) TFS & Hugs

Maxine D said...

White ribbon or not this is a drop dead stunner Lynn - and I know what you mean about cards not looking like they ought to!
Blessings
Maxine

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this card just gave me shivers! It is so striking! Wow!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, oh how I love that die cut!!
Tammy x

Donna Hanley said...

OHHHH Laa Laa I love that blue. Just gorgeous. I think the white ribbon goes great with it. I had the same problem the other day trying to match something. I was about ready to give up all together and then I finally found a Copic marker very close and just colored that darn thing. Wasn't exact, but it worked OK. I am still laughing at your comparison to clothes shopping. How True! Enjoy your evening.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab flower die and details.xxx

Carol L said...

Your vision turned out to be one gorgeous card! WOW!!! I love the sharp contrast of the white ribbon against the black with soft shades of blue! This is one of your very best cards Lynn! Take a bow!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty!

Margaret said...

I love it. It's so pretty. It looks great with the dp that you chose and I like the card design.

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...what a beautiful card, Lynn...the light blue flowers on the dark background is sooo striking and the white ribbon looks great!!! I had to laugh when I read about your 100 rolls of ribbon and not having the color you wanted...I was just complaining about that, myself!!!! I think we need to swap ribbons. Then maybe we could find the ones wewant...LOL!!!

Becky said...

Love the use of this die, this is beautiful

Jessi Fogan said...

It's a ribbon conspiracy! Holy crap it feels like every time I reach for ribbon that happens, lol!
This card is simply LOVELY - and so perfect for pretty much any occasion. That doesn't happen often!

Vivienne Holden said...

This card is a marriage made in Heaven Lynn! Beautiful contrasting blues and that patterned paper is gorgeous! Oh boy! Can I relate to the clothes trying on experience! If I DO manage to get it past my hips, I look a jerk most of the time 'coz it fits where it hits! Ugh. Ahh well, I'm dieting so you never know! lol xxx

kReN said...

Beautiful!
kReN, Deedees Teamie

Irish Cherokee said...

I am a fan of the tastefully simple. This card more than qualifies. Nicely done. Jim

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

My gosh Lynn, what a stunner. I love the colours x

NanaConnie said...

Now this was worth crawling out of bed to see, Lynn! Love that poppy die and the white ribbon works perfectly. OK, dragging my poor body back to my sick bed. lol

Tammy said...

Cannot for the life of me figure out why I didn't see your card yesterday! So sorry!! But it is beautiful and gives such a feeling of peace plus I love the colors!

Zella said...

WOW Lynn, I love the colors and your card is stunning!!1 Just wanted to stop by and say hello....I'm your new teamie at Deedee's.
Blessings,
Zella
zturley.blogspot.com

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love that die and love how you've made it a star in that beautiful baby blue! And I like the white ribbon, too!! Hugs, Darnell

lauren bergold said...

i cannot IMAGINE how this gorgeous card could look any better, anywhere! wow, wow, wow! that robin's egg on the black is astonishingly lovely!!! yikes! <3

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhh this is so awesome. Love the die and the color is so pretty with that DP! The blue is amazing!

Margaret said...

The silhouette of the poppies against the dark background is gorgeous! Beautiful card!!