Celebrating poppies in all kinds of ways today.
Here's a page I recently made in my Arizona scrap-journal of some wild poppies in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
I started this page by stamping with word poppies in orange ink using a Technique Tuesday alphabet set. Then I added a little Technique Tuesday butterfly in brown and some more TT leaves/vines in the same orange as the the words.
A spray of some orange Dylusions spray randomly over the page. I added the photo, some rusty paper scrap from a rick rack (spelling?) Sizzix die. I think the scrap edge words great here and I love not wasting that strip of paper. Then I created the swirl using orange and bronze Viva paint-pens and using a piece of cardboard and a Sizzix die I cut butterfly.
I also made the textured postmark using an embossing folder from Sizzix. Finally, the corners got some green spray just to finish off the page.
Here's a close up. You can see I also stamped this word bloom.
And here's some real poppies at the garden center last Friday. I love them enough I picked up a couple of perennials to plant in my garden so next spring I might get some pretty poppies ablooming.
So last night was stormy after a wet and foggy day- but at least it wasn't so bad having to go to work in that weather. But my poor puppy, he was a wreck with all the thunder rumbles.
Suppose to be a better day today.