Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sketched Poppies


Hi everyone.  I tried one of techniques from my on-line watercoloring class that uses markers and water to create a soft watercolored look.  I LOVE this technique!!  So happy with how my poppies turned out.  I just wish the image was larger.  Because it is so small, I used a layout that is very different for me ... adding some patterned paper and layering to fill in some of the space.  I kept all the elements in the soft pear so that the poppies really stood out.  Because the image is long and narrow, I cut my card base to 3 3/4" wide, and added the patterned panel (4 1/4" wide), extending it over both edges - I'm happy with how it turned out.

I was so excited when I finished watercoloring, that I quickly wanted to stamp the sentiment and get it mounted onto a card base.  Of course, in my hurry, I flubbed the sentiment and put it too close to the poppies :) ... weird thing was that I actually used the Stamp-a-ma-jig and somehow managed to still mess it up :)  So I opted to fussy-cut the image and popped it up on another panel with sentiment.  Save!







Stamps:  Simply Sketched, Vintage Labels (SU!)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Pear Pizzazz, Pear Pizzazz DSP (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Black embossing powder, heat tool, paint brushes, Stamp-a-ma-jig





11 comments:

  1. Lovely watercoloring on the poppy. Beautiful card! I seem to steer clear of images that need coloring most of the time, but, of course I have plenty that I could use to practice on! :) I think I need to jump in on this watercoloring craze. I really love the look.

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  2. Lovely CAS card Loll and love your beautiful poppy

    Anne

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  3. Another beauty Loll. Love all the layering and lovely b/p. That longer strip is really effective.

    Karen x

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  4. Fortunately I'm better at fussy cutting than getting sentiments straight, especially with a SAMJ! Love how your poppy is popped up and adds some extra dimension. Very pretty!

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  5. Love the way the dp extends past the cardbase - a great idea to get the proportions right. And I think the poppy looks fabulous fussy-cut, even though that wasn't your intentions!

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  6. Love this look of your poppies too Loll! You sure are learning a lot about water coloring!! I love those poppies and truthfully I love them fussy cut out and popped up. So I think mistakes are a way of telling us to change things. lol Love, love this card Loll! Hugs

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  7. beautiful poppies - great save!!!

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  8. I really like how the poppies stand out! Love the layers of dp behind the poppies, too. Your watercoloring is wonderful! I am always in awe when I see your cards. Thanks for sharing them.

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  9. That is one of my favorite stamps. I love the water color!

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  10. Great layout and beautiful water coloring. I keep staring at this -is the shadow behind the poppy painted or does it come from the light? If you painted it -stunning job.... And if it's from the light -what a good card photo! Very effective! xxx

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  11. Such gorgeous poppies, Loll and I love your layout! Beautiful, beautiful card!

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