Poppy blessing

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.

Happy Spring!



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

4 Comments on “Poppy blessing”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    This is beautiful! I love the combination of the soft pink colors of the poppies, and the soft gray background that looks like marble!

  2. Pat says:

    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

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    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!!

  4. Geri Clark says:

    You made a beautiful card.

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