Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sweet Poppies

What fun I've had experimenting with water coloring today! I think it might be one of my favourite things to do for colouring stamped images, and I've tried a lot of different ways over the last couple of months.

It seems a funny coincidence that both Fusion Card Challenge and the Friday Mashup had poppies in their challenge pictures. Fusion also suggested 'red, white and blue' so I've kind of gone with that as well, and my triangle is actually part of Labels Collection Framelits, with only one side cut. (Ask me if you're not sure what I mean) The good thing was that there's a matching one, just a little bigger, so I could cut Pacific Point card with  just a little border.

Pleasant Poppies, a large Stampin' Up! stamp, provided my floral images. I inked in Stazon so the black would stay put, when I began to spray water onto the card. It has actually made me want to pop down to the nursery and buy some poppy seedlings to plant out in a wheelbarrow in my back garden. They always put on such a great show!
After inking up part of a greeting from Hello There, a new hostess set, I used a circle punch to cut it out, and mounted it onto a scalloped circle, also in Pacific Point.
I'm sharing a photo of my back garden, which is still very colourful, despite us being in the middle of winter. Melbourne does have relatively mild winters, although it still feels very cold to me.

Hope you enjoy your day too!


  1. Your watercolored poppies look beautiful on this pretty card Rachel! Thanks so much for joining us in the Fusion Challenge this week!

  2. You water color wash looks amazing :) Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

  3. Pleasant Poppies is a great set for watercoloring. I love the abstract bleeding outside the lines - very artistic. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  4. I love the combination of the rich blue and the flowers - so striking! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. So sweet ;-). Really pretty card. Thanks for playing along at FUSION and hope to see you again.

  6. Gorgeous card and i love your watercoloring! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!


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