Saturday, 18 June 2016

Watercolored Poppies

 Meet today's card.
The poppies are blooming right now in my garden and they have inspired me to make a card.
I love the vibrant, happy look of these colours together and the majestic feel the poppies have.

I began by masking off my card front and then stamped the poppies from the Penny Black set called
 Pretty Petals.  It is a sweet little set with a variety of flowers in it.  I stamped it twice to fill in the bottom of my card front and extended the stems of the flowers using a black Sharpie marker.
I used my Brushos to watercolour the flowers, dotted the flower centers with a white Sharpie, then painted the background using Peacock Feathers Distress ink.   
I stamped the sentiment with black Memento ink and it is from the Words of Kindness set also by Penny Black.  Using my black Sharpie again, I doodled a border to pull it all together and added some black splatters for interest.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Catz- Going Dotty
(hope my dot splatters qualify for this)

Crafty Girls Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Crafting With Attitude- ANYTHING GOES

Have a great weekend and thanks.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Brushos/ paint brush/ Painter's tape for masking/ white, black Sharpie/ ink-Distress, Memento/ bl acrylic paint


  1. Beautifully coloured they look 3D, love the blue background against the red.

  2. These are so beautiful and I bet the ones in your garden are too!

  3. This is gorgeous, Karen, and I love the colors and your watercoloring! I never tire of poppies and really love the doodled borders you use! Beautifully done, as always, my friend! Big hugs, and enjoy the weekend! xoxo

  4. I love poppies too, Karen, and your field is gorgeous. I can't believe you did those small head with brushos. I call that controlled.

  5. Love those gorgeous vibrant red poppies against the lovely blue background! xxx

  6. Gorgeous card Karen. I am having big trouble loading your page. It simply comes up as a blank blue page and a very small picture bar on the side. This is not happening with any other blogs. Have you changed your settings?

  7. Wonderful card, love those two colours together. Looks brilliant.

  8. Beautiful card, love those poppies

  9. Gorgeous pops of color Karen!

  10. Nice card, Karen! Like the red poppies with the distress blue bkgrd. One of my favs of Tim's blues. :) Your doodling and spatters look great, too.

  11. Gorgeous watercolouring Karen ... and gorgeous colours. The bright red and turquoise look AMAZING together. xx

  12. Gorgeous card Karen thank you for joining us over on
    Crafty Catz
    Dianne xx
    CC DT

  13. Beautiful card! Love the striking flowers against the blue background.

  14. Oh wow Karen this is beautiful those Poppies really stand proud against that background, I love Poppies so this has brought me some extra special joy
    lorraine x

  15. I LOVE this - so vibrant.

  16. I LOVE this - so vibrant.

  17. Absolutely stunning! I love those vivid red poppies on that beautiful blue background. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

  18. Wow! I love these colors and the contrast between them. This is a keeper!