Monday, March 5, 2018

Tuscany

Hello crafty friends,

When I saw Michele's beautiful take on that gorgeous inspiration photo over at "Inspired by..." I felt an urge to hop on the next plane to Italy! Since that was not possible I made a card. I immediately thought of this stamp from Stampendous.




Stamps: Stampendous (landscape frame), Savy Stamps (sentiment), Hero Arts (poppy in background)
Die: Memory Box (dragonfly)

The landscape is colored with my Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens, three of the poppies are fussy cut and mounted on foam tape. I cut out the landscape and mounted it a on dark green panel. The cream layer is stamped with a poppy stamp in a very subtle (and old) peach shadow ink from Hero Arts. The little dragonfly is cut out from paper that I painted a long time ago with some shimmery watercolors. I love this little dragonfly - it's perfect for when your card needs a little something and you don't feel like using a butterfly.


Challenge:

Inspired by... Over in the Meadow






Uniko's 6th Birthday Linky Party


6th Birthday Linky Party


So, who wants to come to Tuscany with me...??? (Well, at least we can dream, right?)

Be well and keep in touch!


18 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Awww!!! Susanne! I absolutely love this!!!!! What a fantastic card! I love everything about it - the field of poppies, the background poppies, the colors the dragonfly, the colors, the watercoloring... I think this might have moved into my #1 spot of favorite cards that you've made. I'm calling winner-winner-chicken-dinner. It's beyond gorgeous! Wowzers!! Bev

Laurel said...

What an amazing take on the inspiration photo. I love that stamp and what you have created with it! Thank you for playing along at Inspired By :)

Katrin79 said...

Liebe Susanne,
ein wunderbares Geburtstagskärtchen. Da kommt irgendwie Urlaubsstimmmung bei mir auf. Der dezente Hintergrund passt so schön dazu. Tolle Idee.
Liebe Grüße Katrin

Greta said...

The soft matching background is perfect, Susanne! What a lovely card & perfect use of the inspiration photo!

Loll said...

Perfect image for your trip to Tuscany, Susanne! Beautiful scenery. Love the dimension with the layered poppies. I want to go there! :) xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I love how you have popped up a few of those lovely poppies and stamped poppies lightly over the background Susanne! I also love the symbolism of the dragonfly (the plane) and the wavy happy birthday (the flight path) ... great design! Have a lovely day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

cm said...

I do, I do! Such a pretty scene with the beautiful red poppies and sweet house. You've created a wonderful 'sense of place' with this image. LOVE this!
Hugs~c

Käthe said...

Ja, das ist Toskana pur… du hast diese besondere Landschaft wunderschön umgesetzt. Man hat direkt Lust auf einen kleinen Urlaub…
Da freut man sich doch als Geburtstagskind, wenn man eine solche Karte bekommt!
Ganz lieben Gruß
Katrin

Darnell said...

Your card would be gorgeous without the subtle poppy background and the sweet dragonfly, but those extra touches take your design to another level! I love this, Susanne!! Hugs, Darnell

I Card Everyone said...

Me Me Me!!! I’m so happy you were inspired, Susanne!! Your poppy fields are gorgeous!!! xx
=]

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh I love this Tuscany card, Susanne! I love the color combo, the pretty 3D poppies, subtle background stamping, and a shimmery dragonfly flying up an down over the sentiment!! Hideko xx

papierelle said...

Zu einer wunderschönen Karte hast Du Dich inspirieren lassen. Ich liebe Mohn
und den gibt es zum Glück auch hier!!
LG Gundi

danni reid said...

love it!

Anita in France said...

Oh yes please, Susanne! You captured the Tuscan countryside beautifully here ... a gorgeous image, wonderfully enhanced by the subtle background stamping and delicate libellule! Hugs, Anita :)

Izzy Scrap said...

Moi ! Je veux bien aller en Toscanne avec toi, en plus je ne connais pas et si le paysage ressemble à ta carte, je pars tout de suite ! J'adore les champs de coquelicots et le tien est si beau. Cette petite scène champêtre est tout simplement magnifique. J'adore aussi comment tu rappelles le coquelicot en ton sur ton sur la partie Kraft. Le sentiment tamponné en courbe et la petite libellule donne un joli mouvement à cette sublime carte ! xx

Beverley said...

I am right there with you on that plane to Italy! Beautiful design and wonderfully thought out. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko 6th Birthday fun. Hugs Bev x

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Another beautyful birthday card Susanne!
Thanks for the gift of sharing yor cards with us in our "Uniko 6th Birthday Party"
More greetings from Wiebke (DT)

Karen D. said...

how beautiful..love how you popped up some of the flowers.
xx karen

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