Dusty Pink Poppies

Pink poppies Heather Telford

I have poppies for you again today, in pink. The only poppies in my garden are orange; they are quite cheery and bright but the lady down the road has dusty pink poppies which appeal more to me. I cut out the poppies with the Field of Dreams die then coloured them with distress stains. I added some watercolour pencil as they were drying and finished them by stamping parts of the co-ordinating stamp from Blooming Garden to add a little shape and shading. Before sticking them on the card front I ran a rich cocoa marker around all the edges.  The left hand border is from the Lace Edgings set and is stamped in a mix of memento rich cocoa and vintage photo distress stain.

Thank you for all your lovely comments about my simple watercolour card. I enjoyed reading them all and was interested in the suggestions for making subtle additions. It was a simple card to make and I did the watercolouring while watching tv so I might remake it and try a little embellishing just for the fun of it.


Stamps:  Blooming Garden, Truly Great, Lace Edgings (PB)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils Vandyke Brown 176, Medium Flesh 131 (Faber-Castell)
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa  (Tsukineko) Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint & Victorian Velvet distress stains (Ranger)
Creative Dies:  Field of Dreams (PB)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

5 Comments on “Dusty Pink Poppies”

  1. Gabby says:

    LOVE this card! The poppies are very pretty and the brown stamped strip as their backdrop looks fantastic. Like your inking all around the card and the sentiment is nice, as well. GREAT card, Heather! 🙂

  2. Mary H. says:

    I recently used this die & stamp set, and it’s lovely. I really, really like what you did with these PB products. This is a beautiful card, and I’m lovin’ the pink poppies. Mine were yellow and I’ve seen this set used with the flower stenciled in red. I did copics, watercolor & stenciling with DI. Had not thought to try the DI stains. Thanks for sharing a beautiful card and some paint ideas. Hugs

  3. Janine B says:

    This is gorgeous. I love poppies and these pink ones are so pretty with the brown.

  4. carole says:

    Your poppies are so realistic, they appear to be pressed flowers!
    Don’t ever feel pressured to embellish–your work is so elegant,
    no need to gild the lily–or the poppy–or…

  5. bonnielynnh says:

    You never fail to inspire me. The lace border adds quiet elegance, and the poppies are perfect in that color!

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