Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pink Painted Poppies

Good Morning!

This card will be entered into the Challenge at Altenew, From Places Abroad--France, Stamping Sensations, Flower Power, and Simon Says Monday, Make Your Own Background.

I decided to try my hand at water coloring again, but this time I do believe I love the outcome, phew!  I made some water colored paper in several light shades of green and a spot of light pink, then using PTI's Chevron Vertical Cover Plate die I created my background.   I softened that look by covering it all in a sheet of Vellum.  I then created some water color paper in different shades of pink and cut out my Poppies using the Painted Poppy sets from Altenew, then I stamped the flowers in Tuxedo Black ink.  These were placed on a plain panel of water color paper....which looked blah, so I made 3 flower masks and spritzed some green ink all over it....much better!

Then I began to have even more FUN!  I cut out 3 of the budding poppies and began painting them with inks and water....these are what I absolutely ADORE!  Love the colors and the way they blended one into another.  Added some Corner Punches and some fabulous pink Sheer Ribbon that came off of my Valentine Chocolates--c'mon you all do that too, right???

My absolute favorite part of this entire creation!  YUM!
Thanks for Poppy-ing by.....yeah that never gets old lol


  1. Well this, my dear, has made my jaw drop. All the water coloring, all the beautiful water coloring!! I love the colors, and the way you softened your background with vellum. You do that often, always to the betterment of the card. And that ribbon is perfect for this. Everything soft and beautiful. This might be my all-time favorite as well!

  2. Great card! I love the watercoloring, and those budding poppies are to die for! You did a great job coloring those, too. The vellum and ribbon are the perfect touch. Great way to recycle that ribbon! You'll have good memories every time you see this card.

  3. Great!! Beautiful card.
    thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  4. WOW!! Love those pretty Poppies with your awesome watercoloring, the soft look from using the vellum and that gorgeous pink Valentine candy ribbon. Guess that kind of covers it all, doesn't it??? ;)

  5. Love background and how you softened it. Noted the corners where you attached it. Brilliant! Yes, you have captures water coloring on this card. Beautiful job on the single flowers and the cute bunch on the left. Love the ribbon bow.

  6. It's beautiful! Love your watercolored flowers and vellum covered background. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  7. beautiful card.love how you used vellum to soften the look of your background...thank you for joining in the fun this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...Hugs kath xxx

  8. The watercoloring is really gorgeous. Love how beautifully the colors blended together. Very pretty card!

  9. Those watercoloured flowers are so wonderful, I just love the soft and pretty finished look!

  10. Well I can certainly see why you loved the outcome! This is such a happy refreshing piece of artwork! I love the delicate shading of the flowers and how they are arranged in such an eye-catching way. I like how you made them lined up on the side and then mixed that with the beautiful bouquet on the other side. The pink you chose is just perfect, too! The ribbon is really lovely as well. I enjoy seeing your work so much and am so glad you continue to share your creativity with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

    1. Well you are so good for my ego lol If you lived close by I would bake you something delicious to go along with all of your yummy words! :)