A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

One of My Favourite Poppy Stamps

I have many poppy stamps so am loving this month's CAS Watercolour Challenge!

Here is my reminder card:

I've had this stamp for many years and still love it.  It really epitomizes Oriental poppies for me.

I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black.  When dry, I used my Inktense watercolour pencils, going over the shading lines of the image with an Inktense pencil and then drawing the colour out from there with a wet brush.

I finished it off with a bit of subtle splatter, made by pressing Distress Black Soot ink on my palette and watering it down.

You have until April 24th to link up a clean and simple watercolour card featuring poppies.  There is lots more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Rachel (Creating Paper Hugs) over at CAS Watercolour.

Stamps - Clear Art Stamps Crafty Secrets Poppy
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Black Soot
Paper - watercolour paper, SSS Ivory cs
Size - 5.25" square
Accessories - Inktense watercolour pencils, fun foam


  1. Yes the stamp does look like an oriental style of poppy and it's so very pretty. Great water colouring with the pencils and the tone of the ivory card is perfect. Beautiful card Susan x

  2. Very pretty. I think I have this stamp too. Will try it with watercolor. Thanks.

  3. Beautiful coloring with pencils and shading. The splatters look so good with that stamp.

  4. Definitely more of an Oriental Poppy image, Susan. I love how you colored the pretty flowers with your pencils and used a wet brush to move the color. I love the vintage look with your ivory CS and splatters. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  5. Beautiful painting on these poppies Susan! Love the highlights you left while doing this. I often forget to leave white space. Beautifully done!

  6. Oh Susan this is SO pretty! I can see why this stamp is a favorite of yours and you've water colored it beautifully with your Inktense Pencils! Love the splattering too! Lovely, lovely card!!

  7. More gorgeous poppies, Susan! I love how you've colored them and the perfect splattering!

  8. you're nailing these watercolour poppies Susan. This is another beauty, wonderful watercolouring and perfect splattering :)

  9. Gorgeous! LOVE this delicate poppy image. Great colouring to give it lots of depth with your shading. I'm so impressed with your pencil colouring ... fantastic! The black splatters are the perfect finishing touch! xx

  10. gorgeous, gorgeous image and you have featured it on your card in such an elegant way....love it.
    xx Karen

  11. Your poppies are gorgeous. Love your card.

  12. Almost missed this beautifully painted poppy image, Susan. The splatters were a great addition. xx


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