Monday, June 2, 2014

Sparkling Yellow Poppies


I have been playing with watercolours since seeing some of the awesome results from the recent online class.  The idea I have tried here is to emboss in white on a water coloured background.

After embossing, I coloured the stalks with a marker, and then painted the yellow over the blue background - I had tried it on a scrap and it appeared to work, but I ended up with a green hue to the flowers ...

I decided to use red for the sentiment and cut it out using an oval die - rhinestones were added and the edges of the die cut sponged.  

To try and correct the poppy colour somewhat I sponged gold delecata ink over the petals, and was a lot happier with the image panel.

The poppy panel was mounted over a die cut doily and onto red card, then onto a pale gray base. - the final detail was to doodle a frame around the poppy panel - I was impressed with the difference it made to the card.

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  1. Nothing prettier than golden poppies! Love your card Maxine and the watercolor background is so beautiful!

  2. Lovely water coloring, Maxine! The gold shimmer on the poppy is fabulous.

  3. Love these poppies- beautifully done in watercolor! I love the coloring in the embossing.

  4. Lovely card, really like the colours you've used, your poppies are stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  5. Stunning creation and I am a real fan of Poppies.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More June challenge.

    B x

  6. A very pretty card Maxine. Watercolouring is really on trend at the moment and your flowers are beautifully coloured.

  7. Awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.
    Cathy DT Member

  8. Very beautiful. Thank you so much for taking time to post this absolutely wonderful work of art with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  9. The white embossing looks really pretty with the watercoloring.

  10. What a beautiful card! So glad you were inspired by our flowers challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Good luck!
    Hugs, Debbie

  11. Gorgeous card with those layers of techniques! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations. Come play again with us soon! Nance, DT

  12. love the techniques you have use and think the poppies look beautiful in gold--thanks for joining us at Crafting at the Weekend
    Carol DT x

  13. adorable card...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  14. the pretty poppies really pop against the watercoloured background, which is lovely and so soft. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  15. Your poppies are gorgeous!!! Absolutely beautiful card!

  16. What a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.


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