Friday, 27 October 2017

*Poppy Field* Floral Fancy Challenge..

It's time for another That's Crafty Challenge with this fortnights theme being
*Floral Fancy* a beautiful subject that inspires us all year round.

I do hope you can join in and share your creativity with us all,
there is a £20 voucher to spend in the That's Crafty online store for the chosen winner.
*Newcomers please read the challenge rules*

Poppies have always been very special to me,
When I was a child my Grandad with his love for his garden would always take time to explain the Botanic's within it and there was always a story to tell about each and every one.
The Poppy needs no introduction, it's symbol is thought-provoking
and one I hold dear in my heart for many reasons.

Here is my *Poppy Field* in words and pictures..

Using a large That's Crafty GiganTAG I cut off the tapered edges leaving a long panel. Covered in a lace panel I painted a scene over it using multi surface and shimmer paints.

The base colours of the greyboard Poppies were painted whilst still in the boards 
and easily pop out when dry. I used both large and small wildflower surfaces.

I painted one of the Poppies on to the reverse side, that's the beauty of these surfaces.
Dissecting them so I was able to use single elements within the arrangement.

I added the final detail with alcohol markers and gave the three open Poppies central definition by gluing on micro beads. Glued on to the scene with dimensional glue 
enabled me to layer the Poppies on top of each other.

Finally adding a hint of gold to the sun, hedgerow and Poppies gives light
to my completed Poppy Field Panel.

I had planned to frame this but when finished I found my measurements were slightly out so i'm now on the look out for a frame that will fit so I can display it on my wall.

Thank you for sharing your time today and I hope you like what you find.

Please remember to pop on over and check out the inspiration created by
the That's Crafty Design Team you will truly be inspired

Take Care and have a wonderful weekend.
Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty: GiganTAG
That's Crafty: Multi Surface Paints
That's Crafty: Shimmer Paints
That's Crafty: Greyboard Wildflower Surfaces LARGE and SMALL
That's Crafty Multi Purpose Glue Pen 3D Glue
Micro Beads
*Lace Panel from my own Stash*


  1. Oh my goodness Tracey, this is breath-takingly beautiful! You created such a wonderful backdrop for those gorgeous poppies and raising them up to create dimension was so clever, they look so realistic. I love how you added the micro beads, they look amazing. An exquisite piece that I wish I could reach out and touch.... Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Oh Thank you so much Anne, I'm really glad you like my Poppy Field and appreciate your comments so much. Thank you. Hugs Tracey xx

  2. STUNNING, EXQUISITE and so life like it is just a beautiful work of art with the gorgeous background and added are just so inspiring.xx
    Have a lovely weekend.♥

    1. Oh Annie, Thank you for your kind comments. To see that people like a creation means so much to me as I sometimes get lost in the process. I'm grateful that I can share my creativity with you xx

  3. What a beautiful creation, Tracey! I LLLLLLOVE your pretty poppies! You are very talented, my friend.

    1. Thank you dear Mia, I LOVE that you like my Poppies xx

  4. Oh this creation is so beautiful Tracey, I love poppies too as they’re just stunning aren’t they. Good luck finding a frame too as this definitely deserves to have star billing on your wall ;)
    Donna xx

    1. Thank you kindly Donna, Poppies are such delicate beauties are they not?
      I hope I can find a frame as I could kick myself for measuring wrong although i've always been pretty rubbish at maths so I should have double checked!! Hee hee xx

  5. It is absolutely amazing Tracey, fantastic texture with the lace, and your poppies just so stunningly painted. The golden touches are magic, too, and this deserves a place to be seen every day. I love it !!!
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

    1. Thank you dear Dorthe, the greyboard gives us all a fantastic surface to work on and it's thickness enables us to apply so many different mediums. The gold paint is a pot of magic all by itself it has to be my favourite so far. I'm so happy you love my Poppy Field creation xx

  6. Beautiful! Love how you have transformed the poppies. Poppies always remind me of my grandparents and their garden.
    Amanda x

    1. Thank you Amanda, it gives a warm feeling when artwork can relate to precious memories, so happy you like it xx

  7. Tracey this is absolutely stunning! The detail on your poppies is breathtaking and the background you created for them is totally amazing!
    Hope you find the right frame as it definitely deserves one.
    Fliss xxx

    1. You are very kind Fliss Thank you for your sweet comments. I like it when I'm able to put a vision in my head down on paper, card or in this case greyboard. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on finding a frame too xx

  8. Wow - your poppies look simply gorgeous, especially against that glorious textured landscape - what a joyous floral piece.
    Alison x

  9. WOW Tracey!!! This is incredible and would grace a mantle so beautifully! I just love the detail you added in your painting. That lace texture is over the top! Such a beautiful project, great inspiration, and wonderful way to start my morning! Happy November my sweet! Hugs, Autumn

    1. Thank you so so much Autumn, Happy to have started you November morning off to a good start. Very Happy that you like my Poppy Field xx


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