Poppy blessingPosted: March 21, 2018 Filed under: Parade of flowers | Tags: Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils, Penny Black stamps, WOW embossing powders 4 Comments
This is the second card I’ve posted featuring the ‘parade of flowers’ stamp from Penny Black. To create this one I used just a section of the stamped image and worked with the emboss resist method. I stamped in versamark and embossed in clear powder on hot pressed watercolour paper.
The painting is all done with watercolour pencils. I use a waterbrush or wet paintbrush to pick up colour from the pencils. I used 2-3 pinks to fill the flowers, a green for the stems, a brown for the seed pod and black for the poppy centre. I painted the background with a grey watercolour pencil, added a sentiment in versafine smokey gray ink, a pink mat and a little twist of twine.
Stamps: parade of flowers, choose happy
Inks: versamark, versafine smokey gray
Pencils: Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, pink cardstock
Also: clear embossing powder, twine
This is beautiful! I love the combination of the soft pink colors of the poppies, and the soft gray background that looks like marble!
The pink and grey complement each other so prettily Heather and love the softer tones which are lovely for a change as we are always inclined to think of poppies as being bright red. A beautiful card. x
I love your choice of colours Heather, they are so delicate. Also I love this and all of your cards which have twine wrapped around them. If I try this I make a pig’s ear of it!!
You made a beautiful card.