Summer PoppiesPosted: June 26, 2013
When making this card I began with a colour scheme more than image. I wanted a beige background with some red highlights. As I worked with the beige and red I decided it needed a stronger brown as well. When almost finished the panel I thought could use it for Karen’s OLW challenge today “Splats & Splatters” but then realised, as has happened to me before, that it is not a one layer card!
Anyway, on to the method: I began by stamping the letter background and the poppy stamp in Memento desert sand. Next I sponged some desert sand and re-inked the poppy stamp with desert sand and love letter inks. I sponged some red onto the petals, added some blended ink with an aqua painter and some highlights with a marker. I used both love letter and potter’s clay inks for more sponging and the potter’s clay marker to lengthen and define the stems a little more. The splatters were done in both the love letter and the potter’s clay ink.
All my children have finished school now so there are new activities happening and plans being made. I have been sorting and reorganizing my craft space and also tackling the schoolroom/playroom/storeroom which I plan to change into the guestroom for our summer guests.
Thanks for dropping by.
Stamps: Field of Poppies, Sweet Wishes, Letter Background (PB)
Inks: Memento Potter’s Clay, Desert Sand, Love Letter (Tsukineko)
Memento Markers: Potter’s Clay, Love Letter (Tsukineko)
Also: red grosgrain ribbon (Lorraine’s ribbon stash!)