Poppy Background split

While I was a way this lovely MFT poppy background stamp arrived. (Thank you Foiled Fox) It has lovely detail which I will try to paint more realistically later but I thought I’d start with some emboss resist loose colour.

I embossed the large stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper with versamark and clear embossing powder. Next I sprayed some tattered rose, scattered straw and spun sugar distress stains on my glass mat then spritzed some homemade gold shimmer spray (interference gold pearl-ex mixed with water) to blend the three colours. I swiped my panel through the stains and discovered the spun sugar was not showing so I added more tattered rose and swiped again. Once it dried I had a panel with patches of blended colour, some yellow some pink, some blends of the two.

I painted all the poppies and buds by picking up undiluted stain from my glass mat with a paint brush. I did a few layers letting them dry in between coats so I could see how dark they were. I used frayed burlap to paint the stems, buds and pods and splattered a few dots of tattered rose over the finished panel.

Rather than make a big square card I cut the panel in two pieces and paired them with some blush coloured cardstock and cream card bases. The sentiments are from an ‘Ink to Paper’ set called ‘tagged’. It is a sweet little set featuring several different fonts and nine sentiments. To make my sentiments match my watercoloured panel I stamped them first in versafine clair golden meadow but it was too yellow so I stamped over the top with tattered rose until it was a little more peachy. I think these new stamps are peachy don’t you?


10 Comments on “Poppy Background split”

  1. You are right – definitely peachy! I love how you used that pretty stamp in such a unique way. Love these soft and dreamy cards.

  2. Bonnie says:

    This is amazing, Heather! Love how the soft colors blended in the background and the subtle coloring of the flowers.

  3. Val Cox says:

    This is absolutely beautiful Heather! You are so talented. Val

  4. so pretty getting two cards out of one panel!

  5. Lagene says:

    These cards are so GORGEOUS! I am going to try and give this a try!

  6. Betty Farrington says:

    Beautiful card and great color combos!

    Sent from my iPad


  7. Karen Jackson says:

    I love emboss resist Heather and you are a master of it.Mine never look so finished. Lovely colours and very thrifty getting two cards from your panel.

  8. Pat says:

    These two cards are so elegant and pretty Heather and the mix of softer peachy pinks and yellow work beautifully on these very lovely poppies. x

  9. Daria says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I hadn’t thought of following the sequence you used for creating the background, and it turned out just perfectly. The flowers are gorgeous. I love the colors and coloring. Thank you for sharing the details.

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