Monday, April 29, 2013

Poppies for Dee Dee


Hi everyone.  Today I have a birthday card that I made for my sister.  Her birthday is on Friday and I need to get it in the mail today or it will be late ... nothing like waiting until the last minute :)

I used the sketch from this week's Less Is More challenge (LIM117 - sketch#9).  A lovely and simple CAS sketch that could be used in so many ways - love it!  My stem of poppies represents the rectangle shape ...






Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); watercolor
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Old Olive re-inkers
Tools & Accessories:  Big Shot, Prim Poppy die (Memory Box), Pallette, water mister, aqua painter, glue, adhesives and dimensionals



I used the re-inker spread technique to color the poppies.  Check out my tutorial on this blog for more instructions ... basically, here's the steps:  1)  place a couple of drops of each color of re-inker into separate cups on my pallette - added a couple of drops of water to each and mixed; 2)  misted the watercolor-paper poppies with lots of water; 3)  used my Aqua painter to pick up the diluted re-inkers (one color at a time) and added to the wet watercolor paper.


Here's a close-up of the poppies:






23 comments:

  1. A beautiful card Loll, and a great take on the LIM sketch. Love those Poppies.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  2. Simply gorgeous Loll live the colours of your poppies

    Anne

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  3. This is so elegant, Loll! Perfect CAS.

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  4. And it still remains the most stunning way to "watercolor" a flower, especially these poppies. They look like poppies you picked from Mother Nature and pressed in a book for your sister's card. A true winner and perfect for the sketch! Breathtaking, Lolly!

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  5. Love your version of the sketch - those red poppies are beautiful, and they add just the perfect amount of color to this card!

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  6. Great card. I love it.
    Lisa

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  7. I love the way you colored it...but how did you get it popped up? The stems are so delicate.

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    1. Hi Carole. I only added pop-dots to the two large flowers and the sentiment. Nothing on the stems ... they are basically "free flowing" but are kept in check with the sentiment over top. Loll xx

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  8. Beautiful! And perfect CAS! I just bought some reinkers so appreciate the quick steps for using them to paint an image or die-cut.

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  9. Wonderful colors and design.

    Regards diane

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  10. I keep looking at this die Loll..........lovely!

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  11. Beautiful Loll - your sister is going to love it. These prim poppies are one of my favourites.

    Karen x

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  12. This is just stunning, I love this die and you have coloured it beautifully!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  13. Just adorable Loll, really stunning and I love the inking x

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  14. gorgeous card - love poppies

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  15. This is so simple yet so elegant! Such beautiful poppies! I predict a winner here, Loll!

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  16. CAS perfection, stunning colours :0)

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  17. Gorgeous Loll, the poppies look amazing! I'm going to try that colouring technique, thank you so much for sharing it :) Cathy x

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  18. just stunning lol

    Fab take on my sketch. Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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  19. So gorgeous, keep looking at the poppies and trying to resist buying them...it will happen lol :) Viv xx

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  20. Gasp ... this is just so beautiful, Loll, I can almost touch those gorgeous poppies ... love it! Anita :)

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