Thursday, May 22, 2008

Poppies In Red...

Hey all! Got a super easy one for you today! I did this one to go with a gift for my daughter's teacher! I wanted to take some time to watercolor and I just love these poppies from Stampendous. I used watercolor paper (Strathmore 140# cold press), stamped my image with Versafine Onyx Black, heat set it and then I wet the paper down -only in the area that I wanted to color! I started with the background first with a blue wash and then wet down the flowers. I went over the petals once with a red wash and then used more paint to add the shadows and give it more depth. The same went for the stems. I went over it twice to get more depth in the color. The centers were just colored with a Black Sharpie and I added some Stickles to the centers to help make those poppies pop! I matted it on black, added the "Thank You" sentiment from Impression Obsession. The dp is by Crate Paper. It was a simple card just to say thanks for a great school year!

Well, the week is about to wrap up and we'll hopefully all sail sweetly into the holiday weekend! You'll have plenty of time to stamp--right? And, thankfully, Sharon has a great Stamp Simply challenge planned for Friday! It's a perfect challenge to usher in summer! That's my only hint guys! :-)

Until tomorrow!

P.S. Thanks to my buddy Diane for a FUN award. This icon is hysterical! She gave me the YOU ROCK MY SOCKS award! Well, gotta pass this on to a few people!!!

First to my YKYR bud--- Deb-- need I say more?; Janine --I've been telling you you rock for months and months now!; Jennifer -- you are creative and make me laugh (especially when you're on the java or bubbly!); Denise G. who rocks even if she doesn't have a blog!; Cheryl- who not only has fun creations but is just the sweetest person EVER!!,Bela - who not only rocks it out on her blog with music but is off the charts creative with the fun she has on her space in blog land! AND, last on the list but first in my heart-- MY MOM! If you come here regularly, you already know you rock. YOU DO! So pass it on!
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