Sadly, Fickle Phoebe as we called her, didn't reappear the following year - nor did the seeds we collected come to fruition. But the fabulous plummy/purple flower has stayed in my memory ever since - much deeper and vibrantly coloured in real life as I already said.
So, I came up with the idea of veering away from red and green for the poppies on this card and instead went for the paler of the two greens and the plummy/purple opposite on the colour wheel:
- A6 white card blank, tent style
- white card stock, embossed using SU's Textured Impressions 'Square Lattice' embossing folder then adhered to the card blank using Collall All Purpose glue
- next I used a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites 'Poppy Patch' die - cut from a snippet of SU's 'Pistachio Pudding' a snippet of plummy/purple card with the poppy heads snipped off the purple die cut and added on top of the green die cut. Fiddly but made easier by using Stick-It adhesive sheet when die cutting the poppies
- the sentiment is from SU's 'A Word for You' set, stamped using Memento 'London Fog'
- then I just trimmed the image panel into a square and backed it with the same green and plummy/purple card stock before adding it to the card front using thin sticky pads
It's a wrap!