Monday, July 6, 2020

Be Still and Know

Hi Friends!

This morning I am sharing a fairly simple Mixed Media card designed with the Ultimate Poppy digi image by Power Poppy by Marcella for the main floral image and the sentiment is from the Words of Encouragement stamp set by Stamp Simply.

I wanted to participate with the Color Throwdown #600 Red, Green, Black and White Challenge and decided to incorporate those colors into the design.  

Wow, congratulations to The Color Throwdown for their 600th challenge!  Being a coordinator as well as one the Design Team for The Card Concept Challenge, trust me, making it to your 600th challenge is quite an accomplishment!!  

I am also participating with the Retro Rubber #138 "Anything Goes" Challenge- I have had this image since May of 2019 and never used it yet plus the sentiment is also one I have had for over a year (one of the requirements of the Retro Rubber Blog Challenge is to use stamps/images over a year old:-)).  Which, as you know, is one of my main goals- love their challenges!

To create this card:

Print the Ultimate Poppy image onto white cardstock (I used the retired My Digital Studio from Stampin’ Up! to import the image, resize a tiny bit and printed onto a coated white cardstock).  If you do not have a photo editing software, you can even import digital images in to Word and print them out.

The image was colored with multiple layers of watercolor pencils and water based markers in black, red and green.  The background has a blue base layer before covering heavily with a black watercolor pencil (several layers) and dabbing with a wet paper towel to achieve texture.

The panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle die, the lower corner was prepped with an embossing powder tool . 

A closer look at the background texture
The sentiment from Stamp Simply sentiment was stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

The panel was layered onto white cardstock, trimmed and layered onto black cardstock, trimmed and repeated again onto white ,then black before mounting onto a white card base.

The card was finished off using a clear glitter pen on the petals and a white paint pen for the flower center.

Stamp Sets: Ultimate Poppy  (digi stamp from Power Poppy by Marcella), Words of Encouragement (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Printer Ink- Black; Versafine™ Onyx Black, Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils- Reds, Blues, Greens, Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, misc. coated white paper

Accessories: Gemini, Jr.™, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1,  AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder

I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend and I will be sharing a few more cards shortly! Hugs and hope you can stop by again soon:-)


Claire Grantham said...

OH MY! Your colouring just left me speechless, this is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Wanda Cullen said...

I'm so in awe of your coloring skills!! This flower really stamds out in the gallery and is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CTD!

Broni said...

I love how beautiful the poppy looks with a black background! And I love that sentiment!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Nancy said...

Amazing!!! You have made a fabulous card!!!

Jan Clothier said...

Reading about how you transformed a piece of white card into this vibrant flowers on a black ground was so interesting. I suspect that you make a difficult thing look easy! Glorious result, Jule. It's lovely to see you again in the gallery at Retro Rubber Challenge - it's always a treat to see what you do.

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is a stunning work of art, Julie! You really made that digital poppy image into something vibrant and alive! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber!

creative lady said...

Stunning card, love the poppy flower, the design of your card and your coloring. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

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