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!