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:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

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

diana said...

Lovely!! TFS ;-)

Stamps and Paper said...

Simply gorgeous Loll live the colours of your poppies

Anne

shirley-bee said...

This is so elegant, Loll! Perfect CAS.

Darnell J Knauss said...

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!

Pia S said...

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

Lisa said...

Great card. I love it.
Lisa

Carole said...

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

Susan said...

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

Loll Thompson said...

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

Diane said...

Wonderful colors and design.

Regards diane

Anonymous said...

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

Karen B said...

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

Karen x

Chrissie said...

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

sandie said...

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

Bea said...

gorgeous card - love poppies

Bonnie said...

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

Jenny said...

CAS perfection, stunning colours :0)

Cathy said...

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

Jen said...

just stunning lol

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

Jenni's Jems said...

Simply stunning ! x

Viv said...

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

Anonymous said...

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