Pastel Poppy Gems

pastel poppy gems Heather Telford

This week my colouring has grown softer each day. I changed mediums for this card and pulled out my tried and true watercolour pencils. I have added to my set lately but the originals are still the set I bought in university for my art subjects. I remember my parents thinking they were quite an expensive purchase then but I would say we got our money’s worth!

pastel poppy gems side Heather Telford

I embossed the poppy gems stamp in clear powder then painted each petal one at a time. I applied two pinks from the pencils and blended from dark to light, keeping some watermarks and blending others out. On yesterday’s card I kept the blending very smooth but sometimes I like to have a few watermarks here and there.

poppy gems close up Heather Telford

Colouring three times in a row is great practice for Kathy Racoosin’s upcoming 30 day colouring challenge.  The next one starts on  July 5th and lasts until August 3. I will share more details closer to the time but it is a great challenge, no pressure to colour every single day, plenty of wonderful inspiration from Kathy and some prizes along the way.


Stamps: Poppy gems(PB)
Inks:  Versamark (Tsukineko)
Pencils: Pine green 267, Chromium green opaque 174, Dark red 225, Madder 142, True blue 148 (Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

10 Comments on “Pastel Poppy Gems”

  1. JAH says:

    The soft colors are lovely! I certainly enjoy seeing your cards.

  2. creatingincolors says:

    I love the different looks you are creating from the same stamps – all beautiful!

  3. Lynn Leduc says:

    Very beautiful.

  4. Pam-I-Am says:

    So romantic looking!

  5. Geri S. says:

    Oh my gosh, Heather, that is so sweet! I’ve been enjoying all your flower cards and techniques, thank you!

  6. Lindsey says:

    This may just be my favourite of the week! Hard to decide though. 😉 I’m also thinking I need more poppy stamps…

  7. Jan Castle says:

    BEAUTIFUL creation Heather!!!

  8. So pretty and delicate!

  9. so love the softness of this one, Beautiful!

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