Tuesday 16 April 2019

Single Poppy- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome
Time for another card for the 

This month our theme is Poppy.

So onto my card details.
Last month, I was so lucky to have won a gift certificate to buy some goodies from Visible Image Stamps.  I have had my eye on this poppy set called Creative Chaos for awhile so was thrilled to pick it up.

I began with some heavy white cardstock and applied some Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks along the right side using the Acetate Inking technique.  I stamped the circles, also from that set, over the inked area to add interest.  
I placed the dried piece into my Misti and stamped the Poppy with some Tuxedo black Memento ink and clear heat embossed it as I wanted to do some watercolouring and didn't want the inks to bleed.
I rubbed some more of the Distress Oxides inks onto my acetate sheet and picked up the ink with a wet paintbrush to watercolour the flower head.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti again and simply mounted it all onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming to take a look.
I hope you will check out the beautiful poppy cards our DT's have created.

Stamps- Creative Chaos (Visible Image); Life's Path (High Hopes Stamps)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Broken China DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush; acetate sheet


Mac Mable said...

Wow...such a contemporary and striking card. The stamped image of the poppy looks fabulous, along with your gorgeous colours. Wonderful modern design and I love it x

Marcia Hill said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Karen! Love the stamp image you used and your colors are fabulous...lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Bonnie said...

What an awesome poppy stamp, Karen! I see why you've had your eye on it and I'm delighted that you could get it! Love how you've colored it! Another gorgeous card, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

So funny Karen I almost bought this stamp recently but stopped myself. You just made me kick myself :(. I love the beautiful blue poppy and the your background stamping.

Loll said...

Amazing poppy Karen! LOVE this image ... I can see why you had to have it!! I love your background with the acetate smooshing and the stamped circles. You are a master at mixed media stamping. LOVE the shades of blue for your gorgeous bloom. xx

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, Karen. I love your card with the blue poppy and the wonderful sentiment, fantastic art.


Annick said...

What a lovely new stamp ! And the colours work wonderfully together ! very nice !

Susan said...

Love that new poppy of yours! Great use of the background stamps, wonderful watercolouring, and a fabulous sentiment.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You know I always admire your skill in putting your cards together, this is wonderful, love the stamp and sentiment. and background of course.
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful with those wonderful colors. I love that stamped poppy and sentiment too.

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous, Karen, and a beautiful sentiment! The touch of chartreuse in your poppy is especially lovely! hugs, de

cuilliesocks said...

What a beautiful card and such a gorgeous poppy image, love it in blue and a beautiful sentiment, Kate x

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - what a stunner - the detail and colours are so subtle but add so much depth to this amazing card Karen

Bobby said...

So gorgeous, Karen. I love how the background color almost fades into the flower and that you kept it to one side to allow room for that wonderful sentiment.