Summer Poppies

Sweet poppies

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 WishesLetter 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!)


10 Comments on “Summer Poppies”

  1. Sharen Dyck says:

    Beautiful as always.

  2. Helene says:

    I love the simplicity of your work it is so beautiful

  3. Lindsey says:

    What a lovely ribbon treatment, Heather, it complements the image panel perfectly.

  4. Cathy R says:

    Beautiful card Heather, the colours make a fabulous impact 🙂 Cathy x

  5. Michelle W says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Heather! Stunning!

  6. Cindy says:

    How did you tie the ribbon. So curious!

  7. Natalie H says:

    Love the color choices for this summery card and the simple yet elegant design.

  8. Just love the vintage look of this and so very different to your other poppy cards. Very warm and delicate and a great his or her card! TFS!

  9. Mary H. says:

    Beautiful antique look to this one. Loved the card and thanks for your explanation of the ‘how-to’. TFS

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