Love art poppies

Love art poppies Heather Telford

My inspiration for this panel came from my garden. I only have one colour of poppy in my garden, orange. I didn’t quite capture the colour; but it was a good colouring exercise. To create the collection of poppies I had to mask several times then stamp over my masks. Fortunately the cutting required for a mask of this poppy wasn’t too fussy!

love art poppies above Heather Telford

I used zig clean color real brush markers and worked with one orange, one yellow and one red. The colours remained bold and bright because I blended with very little water and just worked with a combination of red and orange or orange and yellow. The centres are purple and black. The background is also zig markers, a mix of blue and light green with water marks to break up the brightness and give a little texture.

love art poppies reflection Heather Telford

When I photograph my cards I sit them on a piece of glossy cardstock; I like the strong reflection I got this time.

 love art poppy close up Heather Telford

I fully intended to add a sentiment in that big empty space in the top right corner but didn’t notice I hadn’t until I was editing my photos. I will wait and see who I send it to and add a sentiment later.

Stamps: Love Art (PB)
Mediums:  Zig Clean color real brush markers(Kuretake) Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, Neenah Epic Black cardstock

12 Comments on “Love art poppies”

  1. Frances S. says:

    Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring. I have always wondered what to do with the floral images that don’t have a long stem. You have demonstrated a way of arranging them that is truly lovely.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Frances, thank you for such a lovely note. This sort of arrangement does work well for those short stems. I even turned the stamp upside down and lengthened the stem in the bottom right hand corner.

  2. desperatehousewifecraft says:

    What beautiful colouring! I love the blue green background.

  3. Darlene L says:

    So lovely. I admire your talent and thank you for sharing. Thanks too for telling how.

  4. Another beauty. I love your watercoloring.

  5. Pat says:

    This is fabulous Heather and you have captured the colours of the poppies perfectly, and I also love the blue and green you have added in the background and the colours are accentuated by the black base card. This is bright and beatiful! x

  6. Lindsey says:

    So, so pretty! I’d like to grow poppies, but our garden is just a bit too shady.

  7. creatingincolors says:

    Heather, the placement of the poppies is perfect, and the coloring is gorgeous. I love the bright colors of the poppies with that blue background.

  8. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous poppies! I love the bright colors.

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  10. Beautiful coloring and I love the reflection off the glossy cardstock!

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