Saturday, 27 October 2012


The poppy is one of my favourite flower in the garden. The flowers look so delicate and, yet, have such an intense vibrant colour and appearance. But the show does not stop, comes Autumn The poppy seed heads show the most amazing shape. I just love the structure and the rattling sound of the seeds in the seed head
This is one of the seed heads I collected this year, a rather small one but perfect for this little project. I coloured it with Dylusions spray ink and gave it a bit of a glimmer with Perfect Pearls. It is layered on some leftover bits of paper I had at hand and have been waiting to be used for a long time .... structured paper, inked background, old book page and wax crayons on baking paper stamped. As embellishment I used some ribbon, a littlebead and a wee bit of stamping (Waltzing Mouse). Have a lovely weekend - now off in the garden to enjoy the wonderful sunshine, Petra.

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Donna Ellis said...

It looks so sweet with the lace bow! I like the "halo" of the print behind the textured circle, and the small white texture panel, too.

Terry said...

Petra, so clever how you used this poppy seed! The poppy seed reminds me of the pomegranate bud. Love all the texture! Have a wonderful weekend enjoying the sunshine of your garden!

Anonymous said...

I love to see dried flowers used in artwork and this poppy seed head is glorious, a real show-stopper.

froebelsternchen said...

adorable little thing! LOVE it!
great inspiration!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Petra!

Kim said...

Oh Petra, This is lovely and I had no idea about the poppies.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so gorgeous!

Lucy x

~*~Patty S said...

your homage to the beautiful poppy is wonderful Petra...every stage of its life fascinates me too


Unknown said...

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