One Layer Poppy

Poppy Time Heather Telford

The new One Layer Simplicity Challenge is to make a card with flowers on it. There is already a gorgeous array of floral inspiration on the blog and you have until May 24th to add yours. The current Mod Squad challenge is to make a one-layer card so my poppy card meets the criteria there also.

To create this watery poppy I positioned the ‘Sun Catcher Stencil’ then painted the flower head in water. While it was very wet I added both Mustard Seed and Victorian Velvet Distress stains to the water and blended them with a paintbrush. I used the co-ordinating ‘Poppy Time’ stamp to stamp the stems, bud and seed head then used a paintbrush to immediately fill them with distress stains.  By this stage the poppy head had dried a bit so I inked some of the stamp with ink to add a few veins to define the petals. I added the verses from 1 Corinthians in a mix of Memento ink and distress stain allowing some to blur and some to bleed. The piece of watercolour paper already had two ink drops on it so I carefully added a few more rather than going overboard with the flicking technique I have been using lately.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Edited to add: If you are interested in an “Introduction to Stamping” class there are a few spaces left in the class I am teaching at “Crop-A-While” in Orleans on Thursday May 8th. Please click on the store link for more details and contact the store to register.


Stamps: Poppy Time, Love Chapter (PB)
Stencil: Sun Catcher
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko) Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint Distress Stains & Wild Honey, Peeled Paint Distress inks (Ranger) 
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

20 Comments on “One Layer Poppy”

  1. Mary H. says:

    Love it! You manage to make the most gorgeous one layer cards. TFS & Happy Sunday

  2. Gabby says:

    Pretty card, Heather! What a great color combo for your poppy. Thanks always for sharing the steps you follow to create your cards. So helpful and educational. 🙂

  3. konarose says:

    It’s so simple, but astounding. I love how the water does some of the work and you never know how exactly it may turn out. Thank you for sharing how you create your art!

  4. Janet Castle says:

    A wonderful card from the expert!!!! Always enjoy your projects, and say a thank you for sharing how you put or all together….thanks Heather!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! The flower head looks amazing. xx

  6. Oh, what a wonderful card, Heather! I really love the soft colour-washed effect. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beverly says:

    Beautiful! I love your flicking technique. 🙂

  8. sindhu says:

    Gorgeous card Heather!

  9. Heidi says:

    Beautiful! I love your watercolor style!

  10. cat says:

    How gorgeous! Wonderful ‘flicking’ too! 😀 Thanks so much for playing along in the Mod Squad Challenge this week!

  11. Verna Angerhofer says:

    Gorgeous card….great look indeed!

  12. Cathy says:

    I just want to tell you how much I love your work and the inspiration you give me. Thank you


  13. Greta H says:

    Wow–so artistic & beautiful, Heather! I really need to use my Distress Stains, so may try your technique, if I get brave!

  14. lesliekmiller says:

    Beautiful! I had thought I would not start collecting one more thing, but I love the no-line look of stencils, and a beautiful flower like this is very appealling to me. Lovely card, Heather!

  15. *Patricia says:

    Your card is very beautyful, i love it !

  16. Lindsey says:

    Wow, this really is a piece of watercolour art! Beautiful.

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