Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Blooming Poppies


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at ATS&M #112 - Make Your Mark (use any type of markers, pencils, etc.) on your project.



Prize:  3 images or up to $10


I did another watercolor using Stampin' Write markers from SU!  LOVE this technique ... especially the background (there's a link to a video tutorial by Dina on the Tutorial Page of this blog).

After adding Baked Brown Sugar and Bashful inks for the background, I stamped the poppies in waterproof black ink and watercolored using my markers (yellow and three shades of orange).  I wanted to add some of the poppy colors into the background, so I scribbled the inks onto my craft sheet, misted with lots of water, and then lightly dipped in my paper, just picking up a bit of the color and quickly mucked the wet ink about with my fingers (that's my technical term for it! :)

For the last bit, I splattered the card front with more of the orange and green and stamped the sentiment in black.

I hope you'll check out the challenge at ATS&M (#112 - Make Your Mark) and see the rest of the wonderful cards made by the very talented Design Team.  And I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge!!

I used a NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) stamp from Winnie & Walter for the card above, so I'm entering this into NBUS#2 Challenge on Darnell's blog.







Stamps:  Blooming Garden (Penny Black); The Big, The Bold and the Happy (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze (SU!); Black (Archival - Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brushes, paint brushes for splattering


Challenge:
NBUS#2

37 comments:

  1. This is one of those cards that makes your jaw drop and you just keep looking and looking at all the details! Amazing card, Loll!

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  2. Awesome coloring - I have to remember that pencils count for this challenge as well - always struggling with those markers....

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  3. Fabulous water coloring! looks fantastic!

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  4. Wow! Fabulous watercolouring - so soft and pretty! Must have a play with watercolours!

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  5. Wow Loll, this is one beautiful card! I love those poppies and love the way you watercolored them, and that background, oh my that is just so pretty! Love this card!! Hugs, Brenda

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  6. This is a really neat image...great watercoloring!

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  7. Wow, this is awesome Loll, gorgeous image and amazing colouring, Cathy x

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  8. Beautiful, Loll. The background is amazing and those poppies are deliciously coloured! xx

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  9. Just stunning - the depth you've created in the flowers is amazing!

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  10. Soooooo pretty!! The BG is simply stunning :)

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  11. Lovely watercolour card Loll..great background and beautiful poppies

    Anne

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  12. Your water colouring is amazing Loll and the background stunning...I must,look at that tutorial!

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  13. Another fabulous work of art Loll! The poppies are stunning and I love the background. Linda xx

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  14. Wow Loll, you are the master of water colouring! The background, the flowers...just stunning! Love it, hugs :)

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  15. So pretty Loll, love the soft background and those gorgeous poppies. :)

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  16. Love this water coloring look! so stunning!

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  17. Gorgeous poppies, Loll! They look amazing against your wonderful background!

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  18. Fab background and gorgeous poppies Loll.

    Karen xxx

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  19. Beautiful watercolour card Loll. You did a great job on your video - nice to hear your voice.

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  20. Really beautiful water coloring on this card, Loll! Your background is so pretty...love how you added bits of the poppy colors to it, and your sentiment is perfection!
    Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

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  21. Okay, ready. THIS is my very favorite card of yours EVER! lol. I know. I need to just start a "Lolly's Cards" board on my Pinterest site! Honestly, I'm not even kidding. This baby needs to be framed and hung in your craft room. It is a work of art from top to bottom! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge with this beauty!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Glorious project Loll, love everything about it

    Kathyk

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  23. Wow Loll! This is stunning - those earth tones are absolutely gorgeous and your watercoloring is divine!

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  24. Loll, the background looks amazing, I will check out that tutorial, TFS x

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  25. This is absolutely beautiful, Loll! I love the shading on the poppies and how you've carried the colours into the background. I agree with Dolly, it should be framed!

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  26. Work of art, Loll! The poppies are gorgeous, and that background...oh my! Perfection! I need to watch the tutorial (thank you!) closely and "learn" how to do this. The impact and effect: stunning!
    I'm with Darnell: framing is in order!
    Hugs~c

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  27. A beautiful water color using one of my fav PB images. Those spatters on the background are just wonderful (and never as easy to make them look wonderful either, I find!) Yours are very well done & look very serene with the pretty poppies. I think you've got this watercoloring down perfectly. TFS that tutorial by Dina too. Hugs.

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  28. I was going to get that stamp and now I'm kicking myself. It is so gorgeous the way you've colored it and the background.

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  29. Stunning! Love the poppies Loll. Hope you are ok.
    Hugs, Flo xx

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  30. Wow, Loll, this looks as though it should be framed, hanging on a wall, it's stunning! Anita :)

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  31. Anything with poppies I adore - this is SUPER special Loll - LOVE!!! This would be perfect to enter in Winnie & Walter Join in to Win too (http://www.blog.winniewalter.com/p/join-in-and-win.html)

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  32. Hi Loll. Amazing piece of art. I have to agree with a couple of other who said that it needs to be framed. Colouring, splatters, quickly mucking .... just perfect! Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

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  33. Your card is amazing, Loll! The watercolouring is perfect and the splattered background adds a lovely depth too. I can't get on with watercolouring but you have made me want to try again :)

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  34. Such a beautiful creation. The way you've coloured those poppies is stunning and I love your background, so effective. Your cards never fail to inspire me, just gorgeous xx

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  35. Wow! You've found your groove with watercolors! Beautiful poppies and background!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)