More fresh poppies

Orange & red poppies Heather Telford

When I posted the first card made with the ‘fresh’ stamp I mentioned another watercolour panel where I painted the same stamped poppies but had created a different effect. Once again I stamped the image with several different distress inks and then painted inside the petals by pulling colour from the outline as well adding extra stain with a paintbrush. I worked a petal at a time so I could preserve some of the stamped outlines of the image. If I had spritzed with water at this point I could have ended up with a loose image like the pink one I posted first, but who knows; watercolour is an unpredictable technique. I painted the blue background after the poppies had dried to restrict the bleeding from the petals and stems into the background.

CAS-ual Fridays has a ‘Must Love Watercolor’ challenge at the moment so I will link there and also at the Crafting Cafe where the challenge is to use your favourite technique. Not too hard to guess what that is…

Have a great week


Stamps: Fresh , Snippets (PB)
Inks:  Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Broken China distress stains (Ranger), Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves inks (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100%  cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid

14 Comments on “More fresh poppies”

  1. jillianfoster82 says:

    STUNNING! Congrats on the tweet from Penny Black!

  2. Pat says:

    This is so pretty Heather and I love the background. x

  3. Liz in NH says:

    Wow and wow! Love both renditions. Thanks, Heather!

  4. Maria says:

    Lovely card Heather, gorgeous colours!

  5. Bobby says:

    It’s not hard to understand why this is your favorite technique. You’re so good at it, Heather. I’m not sure which of the two I like best. The first one. No, the second one.. . .

  6. Godelieve says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Eesha Kolli says:

    Fresh and Bright. Lovely colouring. Thanks for joining the fun at CAS-ual Fridays challenge this month 🙂

  8. Lindsey says:

    Hmm, now I don’t know which way I like the poppies more. I think I like both cards equally. I do like the summery blue background on this one!

  9. Dee Miranda says:

    This is so pretty! Love the background!
    Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! (:

  10. Emily says:

    Such a gorgeous card. Love!

  11. Very pretty card. I loved the background.Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Friday´s challenge.

  12. Marlene says:

    This is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

  13. What a lovely card! The colours you’ve used are beautiful! Thanks for playing in the Favourite Technique challenge over at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    I hope you can play next time too!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

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