Sunday, May 24, 2020

Perfect Poppies

Hi everyone.  There's a great sale on at Power Poppy.  My friend, Leslie, is a Designer for Power Poppy so I checked it out and bought a few clear stamps.  Then I saw my friend Bonnie, colouring up some beautiful digi stamps from PP.  I haven't worked with digi stamps for a long time, but once I took a look at what there was, I had to buy some.

I'm going to enter this over at Power Poppy blog in the Creative Confetti challenge - A walk in the Garden.
My favourite flower is stargazer lilies ... but my favourite flower to watercolour is poppies. :)  I just love the beautiful flow of this gorgeous image.

Close-up ...
After printing the image on a piece of mixed media paper, I watercoloured with distress inks.  I decided to add some yellow to the background (and that's why I choose this sentiment).  The yellow was sponged lightly, although the colours turned out quite bright. :)  Then more interest was added with more of the same yellow ink through a tiny dot stencil.  The senitment banner finishes the card.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Perfect Poppies; Bee in a Foxglove - sentiment (both from Power Poppy)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Abandoned Coral, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Printer, Paint brushes, sponge, Mini Tiny Circles stencil (The Crafter's Workshop)

Challenges:
Creative Confetti - A walk in the Garden


26 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll,the colours are wonderful. I love the yellow background ready for the summer sun.
I see everyone using digi images and feel a little behind. When we get our crafting sessions sorted in the future I need a tutorial:)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored Poppy, Loll. I love your yellow WC background with the added stenciling, too. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Susan said...

Wonderful watercolouring on the poppy! I love to watercolour them too (and grow them in my garden). Great idea to have the yellow background with that sentiment. And the bit of dotted stencilling adds lots of interest.

Julie B said...

Gorgeous Loll. I love a poppy too, the wild ones that seed around are just coming into bud so it wont be long 'til the banks are full of red gorgeousness! :)

Ros Crawford said...

Couldn't be more perfect! Absolutely beautiful!

I Card Everyone said...

I'd love to have a large bed of your gorgeous Poppies in my yard, Loll! It's clear to see they are your favorites to paint … perfect, indeed!
=]

Bonnie said...

I love all the images at Power Poppy, but I think this is my favorite! Love how you've colored it and the sunny, stenciled background! A gorgeous card, my friend!

HilaryJane said...

This is gorgeous, love the watercoloring and the little bit of texture you have added to the background with the stencil, it works so well xx

TK said...

Pretty in purples, then the bright yellow just perks up your day! Lovely card, Loll

Anita in France said...

The glow of the halo of light behind this beautifully coloured poppy is beautiful, Loll ... so gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

So good to see digital images coming more to the fore. LOVE your colouring.
Take care
Faith x

Pat said...

A beautifully coloured poppy Loll and love your more purplish red which gives it a whole different look and the pretty yellow background with the added stencil dots goes perfectly, a lovely sentiment too. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous poppies, Loll! You watercolored them so beautifully and I love how you shaded them. I totally understand what you mean by "the beautiful flow of this gorgeous image". The bright and sunny background with tiny circle interest makes a card receiver happy.
Hideko xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Loll - loving your painting of the poppies, and that yellow background with the subtle stenciling is fabulous
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Nstiz said...

WOW on your painting! Love the shading on this as well as the somewhat muted red color. I’m intrigued though that you printed this and were able to water color without the ink running all over the place. That has not happened here. That’s amazing!

Greta said...

Lovely card with a beautiful background, Loll!

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a stunner and a beautiful card Loll. Great work with the digi stamp and so very beautiful x. I don't do digi stamps but after seeing yours I realise how beautiful they can be x.

Trina P. said...

Helloooo sunshine! The bold, bright background is fantastic!... your beautifully coloured poppies look wonderful against it. I have not worked with digis, but I’m seeing more and more of them every day. May have to look into that.

Ina G said...

Stunning colours on that gorgeous flower Loll. Love the bright background. Really highlights that beautiful stamp.

Leslie Miller said...

Ah, well, you know how I love my Power Poppy digis, and this one is especially lovely. How I adore it in purple with the yellow background. I like stenciling a background, but it's especially pretty over the watercolor. Really gorgeous, Loll!

BożenA said...

Your warm background is wonderfully emphasized by the cold shade of red / purple of this amazing poppy. Such a beautiful card, Loll. I also love the banner with sentiment, the white banner does not pop into the foreground and does not receive attention from this stunning flower
Hugs,
BożenA

Julie Koerber said...

Well, this is a big dose of eye candy! I love the sentiment you chose given that beautiful splash of yellow. The dotted stencil is a perfect addition to that gorgeously colored poppy!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful...the sunny yellow stenciling just elevates the look of the flower
xx Karen

Bobby said...

Poppies do have a flow to their petals, Loll, and this one is especially beautiful with your coloring and the sunny background.

Barb Ghig said...

Your bold yellow background is perfect and your watercoloring is amazing on this poppy, Loll! I love that you added the stenciled tiny dots to your design, too...it adds just the right amount of texture :) Barb xx

Jo said...

You are definitely a flower girl. And you succeed so well with your watercolours.