Sunday, September 2, 2012

French Poppies- Two Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers!

Another weekend and another chance to stamp!  This time I decided to use the colors from the CQC152 ColourQ Challenge along with the RS27 Sketch from Retro Sketches- again, if you have the time, stop by both sites for tons of inspiration :-) !!

To create this card:

I have not had a chance to use a few of my background stamps lately so decided to use  Pleasant Poppies and stamped the floral image using Basic Gray onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  With the Aqua Painter, watercolor the stems and flowers with Gumball Green and Bermuda Bay Classic Ink. 

Using a combination of watercolor and markers, I colored in the background with Basic Gray and once dry, used the Basic Gray marker and cross-hatched the background (it was a bit splotchy from the watercolor for my taste).  FYI- I also used the Basic Gray marker to highlight the centers of the flowers and a few petals.

Ink the En Francais background stamp using Basic Gray and stamp onto Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock.

Cut the Pleasant Poppies piece (I love this background stamp- two cards from one image!) and layer onto Whisper White.  Add the punched border piece at the bottom and the ½” Crumb Cake Seam Binding triple bow.

Add the layers per the sketch (I used a few pieces that were previously embossed with the Big Shot™ and the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder), additional ribbon scrap tabs and pearls to finish off the card.

I purposely did not add a sentiment yet- this card could be used as a sympathy, birthday, thinking of you or just as a notecard…I will wait until I need it for a special occasion and then add the sentiment :-).

Stamp Sets:  Pleasant Poppies and En Francais (both background stamps)

Ink: Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay (retired)

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay (retired)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Pearls, ½” Crumb Cake Seam Binding

Thanks again for stopping by for a visit- I hope all of you have a wonderful week and a restful Labor Day!


Anita Scroggins said...

Love the layers on your card!! I am your newest follower, It would be great if you could stop by my blog sometime too. Thanks for playing along with ColourQ this week!

Jean said...

This is absolutely gorgeous ~ love all of the layering and especially your beautiful coloring on the poppies!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Julie, you know that I love your embossing and the water color against gray is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ this week.

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