Sunday, 7 January 2018

Belated Birthday Poppies

This weekend's SCS Inspiration Challenge is to be inspired by an image on the Design Sponge website.

I chose this image of Icelandic poppies:


I needed to make a birthday card that I know won't reach the recipient in time so it's a belated birthday card:


I used my old PTI Botanical Silhouettes set. I put the stems stamp in my MISTI, inked it with Peeled Paint and spritzed lightly with water. I stamped onto watercolour paper. Then I put the flower heads stamp into the MISTI, coloured the flowers with various Distress markers, spritzed and stamped, then repeated for extra shading until I was happy with the result.

I pressed some Peeled Paint on an acrylic palette and watercoloured around the base of the stems, then splattered a bit of it.

I sponged a bit of Brushed Corduroy around the edges. Then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in Peeled Painted on a scrap of the watercolour paper and trimmed it into a banner. Added it to the top, popped the panel up on fun foam, and embellished with a couple of gemstones.

I'm also linking it up over at this month's CAS Watercolour challenge "Birthday"

Thanks for stopping by!






Supplies:
Stamps - PTI Botanical Silhouettes, SU sentimen
Ink - Distress Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy
Paper - watercolour paper, white cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Distress markers, clear embossing powder, gemstones, fun foam



7 comments:

  1. Beautiful poppies, Susan! I've only used the sentiments from this set and forget about the flowers. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. Great technique and such an artsy and lovely card. Love how you've grounded the poppies with the green paint x

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  3. I love your beautiful watercolored stamped poppies, Susan. Your colors, watercolor wash, splatters and sponging create a wonderful artsy design. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  4. This could not be more perfect from our inspiration, Susan! You even matched the colors to a T! Love how you sponged it, splattered it and grounded your flowers. Beautiful watercolor effect on this!

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  5. Pretty poppies, Susan!! Love the bright colours ... spring is on it's way, even if only in cardland. :) xx

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  6. Susan these are beautiful poppies and I love the blended edges and the splatters.

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  7. Absoulutely stunning, I love your card, Susan. The watercolored poppies are so beautiful, great effect.

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