Red poppiesPosted: February 2, 2011
Considering the large dump of snow we received today, poppies are certainly not a seasonal thing to be stamping but I pulled them out and made a couple of cards anyway. I decided to use a watercolour technique to colour inside as I love the look of watercoloured poppies and hope to paint a larger watercolour of red poppies one day that is good enough to frame. For now I will settle for a card sized image. I stamped with versamark and embossed with black and then used my aqua painter to pick up colour from the stamp pad lid and colour in the poppies. The aqua painter is such a cool tool. When I think of all the blender pens I went through before I bought an aqua painter…if only I had tried one earlier. The only issue I have is that the brush tip ends are comparatively large so if I want a very small amount of water I will reach for a fine paintbrush. I also added some colours with marker and blended it in with the aqua painter.
My initial image was bigger with whole poppies in it but I preferred the cropped look . I considered just popping up the poppy panel with no mattes but after trying red and black decided that it actually looked best with both mattes.
I hope you are surviving the winter storms if you are in my part of the world. It has been a strange day for us as we have watched our own weather as well as checking updates about the cyclone hitting Queensland today. My husband grew up in that area, so we listened and watched with interest as people talked about their preparations and fears about what was coming. Now the pictures are appearing of the damage done which is just as extensive as people thought it would be.
Stamps: Poppy Patch & Tag lines (Flourishes)
Inks: Real Red, Garden Green, Basic Black
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Flourishes Classic White Cardstock
Also: black e.p.