Jul 16 2012

Pleasant Poppies

I loved this Pleasant Poppies stamp from the moment I saw it.  I ordered it, then hadn't mounted it.  My friend came in from out of town and wanted to buy one…since it was just easier, I gave her my new one and reordered one for myself!  It just came last week and I finally got to play with it!  I followed the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and just got in on the challenge under the wire!



Now, I must be honest…this is the second try at coloring!  The first one came out WAY too dark and pink…which is why I kept adding color to make it darker!  So, I used a trick that I learned in art class a long time ago…use orange to neutralize the pink.  It worked like a charm!



I started by inking up the big background Pleasant Poppies stamp with Black Stazon and stamped the top portion on Whisper White.  I used my AquaPainter with Stampin' Write markers to color.  Starting watercoloring with a base of Pumpkin Pie on the flowers, then adding Riding Hood Red and Cherry Cobbler in layers on top.  The centers are Daffodil Delight full strength.  The stems I colored with Wild Wasabi and Always Artichoke to shadow.  I used WIld Wasabi for the base of the card and added on a layer of Pool Party.  I used Storybook Designer Paper with stripes and checks to add the layers on top.  I matted the Whisper White stamped layer onto Basic Black to make it pop!  I purposely left the greeting off of this one…not sure what I'm going to use it for.  May just keep it as a note card to send to someone!


Only ONE more sleep until Stampin' Up! CONVENTION (and a SHORT sleep at that!  Our flight leaves EARLY!)  I can't wait to meet up with my stamping friends!  See you soon!


Don't forget my RIBBON SHARES going on now!  I'll be placing the next order on THURSDAY!

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Jul 16, 2012 - 10:07:45
Bonnie said:

I've cut these poppies the long way, but never thought about cutting the bottom off to make a field of poppies. I love seeing different ways to use my stamps.  This is beautiful, Connie!  I feel a CASE coming on.

Jul 16, 2012 - 11:07:07
Jen Timko said:

So pretty, Connie!  I am in love with these poppies!!  See you in SLC!  Thanks for joining us this week at FMS.

Jul 16, 2012 - 02:07:27
Jen Sannes said:

Gorgeous!  Those poppies are on my wish list and I think your lovely card may have bumped them to the "must have" category.  Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

Jul 16, 2012 - 10:07:31
Jen Mitchell said:

I have that stamp set too but haven't inked it up yet.  I like how you shortened the stems and made the image all about the flowers!