Saturday, 18 May 2013

Pleasant Poppies CCMC252 FMS86


I'm really glad I did most of my housework yesterday 'cos with the family all busy today, it has given me time to sit and make cards, and that has to be good, right?



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I'd had so much fun with the Create with Connie and Mary challenge colours this morning, so after a break I decided to watercolour a portion of the HUGE  Pleasant Poppies stamp. I used Stazon stamped on Stampin' Up! watercolor paper. Each flower was shaded very simply with my Stampin' write marker in So Saffron. I also 'shadowed' one side of the blossom and stem with a soft line in Sahara Sand, because it helps the image POP!

I wonder if you can see what I mean in this close-up?
The Blender pen is invaluable too, as it really does what its name implies - helps blend the colours smoothly.
If you would like to learn this technique, I'd be happy to show you, if you're nearby.

I decided to use Amy's sketch here. Don't forget to pop over to Freshly Made Sketches to see the other fabulous cards too.

I stamped a Happy Birthday greeting with Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, there is a lovely assortment of greetings in that set, which is carrying over to the new catty. A small strip of retired DSP at the bottom of the panel was mounted onto a Soft Suede base, and I had to use retired ribbon too, as I really wanted a narrow piece and I had nothing current that was suitable. The greeting was topped with a So Saffron button threaded with linen thread and I lined the inside with the DSP and some more poppies.


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Happy stamping!
Rachel




13 comments:

  1. Hi, just wanted to say, I liked this blog post. It was inspiring.
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  2. Wonderful colors - beautiful technique! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

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  3. What a pretty card! You've colored this card beautifully, and I love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  4. Another beauty! Your coloring is fantastic and I really love how you did the inside of the card. So glad you played along again at Create with Connie and Mary this week.

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  5. Beautiful card!! I love your water coloring!! So glad you joined the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  6. You've selected a sketch that works wonderfully well with the stamp and these colors! Love how you colored the poppies too! Lovely! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  7. WOW!!! Your colors looks sooooo dimensional on your panel...LOVE IT!!! What a beautiful card and perfect use of the colors and the sketch! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  8. Another pretty card using the color combo! LOVE that poppies stamp and your watercoloring! Great job! Thanks for playing along (again!) with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  9. This is really pretty!! Love the colors and your coloring is gorgeous! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  10. I finally caved and purchase this stamp and am so in love with it! Great job with the color challenge this week! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

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  11. Beautiful watercoloring! The inside is just as pretty as the outside! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  12. Oh, wow! This is gorgeous! I love the softness of the watercoloring! Wish mine would turn out this good! Love the button detail! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  13. This card is so beautiful! I'm madly in love with the poppies. Wish I was next door so I could sneak a peek at your coloring technique.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel