They aren't in fact black poppies but they are stamped, embossed and coloured onto black card. I stamped the image with Versamark and embossed with clear detail powder then coloured with pencils. I quite enjoy a bit of quiet colouring and actually did a few while I was on a roll. Background is paper printed from a CD and I just added a ribbon and simple banner sentiment. Any marks on the black area are down to the fact that my scanner glass needs cleaning - the card is pristine.
It has been a reasonable day today although a bit dull but now it is looking as if we are in for yet another wet evening.
Image - stamp from Chocolate Baroque
Background - printed from Essence of Nature CD Artylicious
Banner - Stampin' Up stamp on Sue Wilson banner die cut
Pencils - Polychromos with just a touch of metallic pencil