Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pretty Poppies

Just when the poppies are in bloom outside, Flourishes released this new set to keep these gorgeous flowers alive all year long! This set is called Poppy Patch and it features different flower elements - flowers, buds, and even leaves so you can create your own field of poppies! I did two different cards with this set - one is a more traditional watercolor, the other - could be a ten minute card and has more of a contemporary flair!
For the first card, I stamped the poppy elements on watercolor paper using permanent black ink. I heat set it and then started painting my flowers with shades of red and orange. The stems were done in an olive green that I went back over a second time in spots to add shading. I also used some blue for a nice watercolor wash behind the flowers. The rest is pretty simple - I ran 2/3 of my card front through my Wizard with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I added another piece of red that had been matted with a strip of back. The tag is a Sizzix tag set. I used my Scalloped Square Nesties to use as my main mat. Add some black sheer ribbon and VOILA!

Here's a close up....


Here's my second card - my 10 minute card! All I did was stamp my poppies in black ink on some mosiac patterned paper. Mat this on an orange piece that is 1/8" larger. Add a scalloped edge, some polka dot ribbon and done! The saying is actually from the brand new Stamp Simply set called Thank You. This set is to die for as well! I'll have a creation using this stamp set tomorrow!
Here is a close up for you! I added white dots with a white gel pen just to give the flowers a little extra pop!


The other ladies on the Flourishes Design Team have been busy at work! So, be sure to check out their awesome creations! Sharon, Linda, Leslie, Faith, and Susan.

Until Tomorrow!

P.S. If you missed yesterday afternoon's post - the voting for the PC Gallery Idol is officially underway - click HERE to check it out!! Hope you like my card for this contest!!!

P.P.S. The fabulous Deb and I have collaborated on a rockin' new project and I can't wait to spill the beans!! Look for more details here on our blogs very soon!

P.P.P.S. A HUGE thanks to Bela, Janine and Deb for giving my blog the Brillante Weblog award. If you've never visited their sites -- check them out! They are all fabulous ladies with amazing talent!!!

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