Pink Poppy Time

Layered poppy Heather Telford

I don’t often add more than one mat or layer to a stamped panel but it was fun co-ordinating a patterned panel with the focal image. By working on two panels at once I was able to create one very controlled image panel along with a loose background one.

The single poppy I stamped in black soot ink then drew over a few of the outlines with the ‘elegant writer’ pen. When I started filling the poppy with pink stain the black ink bled into the pink giving it the watermarked grungy look. To create the patterned paper behind the panel I stamped the ‘Fresh’ poppy stamp in pink stain, added some detail with the elegant writer pen again and then flooded the panel with a spritzer. The pink spread and the black bled into black, pink and green.

I doubt you will start seeing oodles of layers on my cards; there are talented card makers who do that so well. From time to time however it is fun to get fancy with a few extra layers. Speaking of layers (or lack of)there is one day left to enter the One Layer Simplicity challenge for January. Even if you can’t squeak in with a card, check out the cool’sky inspired’ cards linked up there.


Stamps: Poppy Time, Fresh (Penny Black)
Inks:  Elegant Writer pen (Speedball) Black soot distress ink, Worn Lipstick distress stain (Ranger) 
Cardstock: Fabriano cold pressed watercolour paper, Black cardstock

13 Comments on “Pink Poppy Time”

  1. ar0se4u2 says:

    Love the background Heather. Another beautiful card

  2. marleine1 says:

    This is simply beautiful. Your works of art are an exciting use of colours and design.

  3. ND says:

    This beautiful card reminds me of your grand-parents; of the masses of poppies of many colours your grandfather grew in his tidy garden at Maroo Street, and of the vase of freshly picked poppies which stood in a tall vase at the centre of the table around which you now enjoy your meals together your family..

  4. Sandy Dehon says:

    So absolutely gorgeous — very delicate looking – so artistic — you have made me really want to give this a go!!! Bravo!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  5. Bonnie says:

    A gorgeous background that’s a perfect match for the lovely poppy!

  6. Carol / creatingincolors says:

    Love the flower on the white layer over the coordinated color background.

  7. cmt says:

    Cool effect. Looks like great fun to experiment with.

  8. Betsy Wilson says:

    I like all the contrasts….the black and the white, the controlled color and the loose, the focused and unfocused. Very nicely done.

  9. Lieve says:

    Beautiful card; both background and front are great !

  10. Mac says:

    What fabulous colours and great technique, thank you for the inspiration x

  11. Pat says:

    A fabulous card and love that prettily watercolored poppy and the background is terrific!

  12. Lindsey says:

    These colours are just stunning.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful card, Heather. The background is perfect for your pink poppy. Elizabeth xx

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