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

21 comments:

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

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

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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?

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

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  8. Beautiful card, love those poppies

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  9. Gorgeous pops of color Karen!

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  15. I LOVE this - so vibrant.

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  16. I LOVE this - so vibrant.

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

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

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