Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pink Poppies

Hi everyone.  Today's card is a reminder for the CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Poppy ... hosted by me! :)  I do love poppies, and my favourite colour is pink ... so that's how today's card came about.

I hope you'll find time to check out the reminder post on the challenge blog to see the beautiful poppy cards from our Designers, and from our incredibly talented Guest Designer, Rachel.  Then come join us!  Challenge is open until end of day, April 24th.


I used a fairly new poppy die from Penny Black to create my card.  Die-cut from mixed media paper and watercoloured with distress inks, these flowers were easy to do.  Masked my card front on two sides and then sponged more of the same green ink, starting at the corner (darker) and fading out as I worked towards the center.  A fun, easy and CAS card!

Here's a close-up ...

Sending this card over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Fresh Spring.  This will be my second entry there.  And also adding to Penny Black and More April Challenge - Spring.






Stamps: Gratitude (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  bodacious die (Penny Black), water brush, sponge

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Poppy
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Fresh Spring
Penny Black and More April Challenge - Spring



30 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card Loll....The vibrant pink against the fresh green looks stunning x. Love your water colouring, the masking and the way you stamped the sentiment in the green....A real CAS beauty x

Linda said...

Loll, your poppies are watercolored so beautifully. Love the sponged background in green with your pretty pink poppies.

Susan said...

Beautiful colour scheme - love the pink with that shade of green. And I love the way you just sponged the one corner in the masked area. So glad you did the poppies challenge as I love poppies too.

Barb Ghig said...

Your pink poppies are so gorgeous, Loll! I love how you created dimension on the flower petals with your DI's, and your sponged background is so pretty! The recipient of this card is going to feel very special, indeed! Barb xx

nancy littrell said...

How wonderful that this PB beautiful poppy stamp also has a matching die. I love your choice of water coloring with pink DI's and adding a sponged corner with the same green shade as your leaves. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Nstiz said...

Your watercoloring is done to perfection, Loll! I love how you were able to darken the lines of the die too- adding dimension to them. Beautiful blending on this. You said it's easy to do. I doubt I'd find it that easy to do such a fabulous job!

Marcia Hill said...

What a pretty card Loll! Your pink poppies just shine and I really love how you did the masked layer too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful poppies, Loll, and I LOVE that background! A gorgeous card, my friend!

Robyn Oliver said...

This pink poppy is simple wonderful Loll, your shaded corner is a lovely idea and the colours are sooo pretty, fabulous card

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I love the colouring on your die cut, the edges pool the colour so perfectly and your corner shading is the perfect frame for this beauty :)

brenda said...

A really glorious Poppy and a super classic design, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More Spring challenge.

B x

Julie B said...

I love poppies too and these are gorgeous Loll. Wouldn't have thought they were die cuts. :)

Anke said...

Wonderful card, so lovely ...

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lol
Stunning poppy card... love the green inking looks amazing....
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie x

Karen Dunbrook said...

really gorgeous card mf...love the pops of pink, so elegant.
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, this is so very pretty, Loll. Love the poppy in pink! This card has a dreamy quality to it. So lovely.

Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE those colours and your card.
Faith

Brenda in IN said...

Sponging that beautiful shade of green is a lovely background for the poppies. The poppies are purple on my computer and look gorgeous.

Linda said...

Your ink poppies are just beautiful Loll ..... I must confess I'm a bit of a pink girl too!
The die cut flowers look so pretty against the delicate shaded background xx

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pink poppies on the sponged background, so pretty.

Brenda said...

These poppies are beautiful in pink Loll! I love pink too, but then again I love all colors. I guess I'm a rainbow kinda' gal. But pink and red are high on my list! lol I really love how you did the corner with your water color. Gives such dimension to the card. I love it! Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

These pink poppies are wonderful, Loll ... the bright colour has just the perfect level of vibrancy to allow the soft delicacy and dreaminess of this lovely design to shine! Need to find some time to play along ... after all, someone(you, thank you!) did send me a gorgeous die to play with! Hugs, Anita :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow, this is gorgeous! Just that one inked corner takes it to the next level, as if your poppies aren't beautiful enough. Be still my heart!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beauty Loll - love the drama of the sponged corner that accentuates the poppy flower.
Blessings
Maxine

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, I love the vibrant pink poppies and the sponged top right corner (and fading out effect)! Wonderful design and watercoloring, Loll!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Love the bright pink and green combo of your poppies, Loll. Wonderful blended background and fading out. xx

Pat said...

Really pretty in pink poppies Loll, and the green in the background is a wonderful complementary shade and love that you have matched up the sentiment. A gorgeous card. x

BożenA said...

This card looks amazing. I love the combination of these two juicy colors. They work very refreshingly. Thank you for sharing this card.
Hugs,
BożenA

Jo said...

Pink poppies against the green make for a vibrant joyful card. A beautiful dreamy design. A wonderful card! xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the soft inked background!
Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x