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!

14 comments:

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Beautiful card Julie! Love the coloring!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the poppies that actually pop out of the soft colored background. Very nice. MOM

Curt in Carmel said...

I wish I had your talent to doo the watercolor effects. This is so beautiful. You need to branch out and do full scale watercolor paintings. You have a real talent for it!

Curt

Diane said...

Gawgeous!!!!! Love your coloring as always!!

LaY hOoN said...

Beatiful card. Love the pop out effect. Besides, i also like your previous ZEBRA card.

Jennifer Buck said...

First...what a beautiful card! So cute! Second...ohmygoodness! How sweet and what a riot this picture is! YOU Rock! Thanks so much for being such a great friend and such a great inspiration! Take care and have a wonderful day! :)

Deb Neerman said...

First, I'd like to thank the Academy ...

Woohoo!!! An award that was BORN for rockin' bloggers! Love the graphic; whoever created it deserves kudos.

Thanks sooo much; can I just say: YOU TOTALLY ROCK! YOU! YES, YOU!

Thanks for the kind words on my 'omigosh-how-many-lilies-did-that-chick-make?' blog post.

And this watercolor card is just stunning; suitable for framing, baby!

Have a great weekend!

Yours in YKYR-ness, Deb

jacki jones said...

I nominated you for something today on my blog. ;)

and your card is awesome!

2stampis2b said...

Beautiful card! Did you use watercolor crayons? pencils? blender pens and ink? It's gorgeous!

Janine said...

Hey chickie... Thanks for the rockin my socks off award.. You are the BEST!!!
Love the poppies too. I think watercoloring is so relaxing..
Have a great day!!

mochamama said...

You would never know that was a simple card, its beautiful hun!
thanks for the You Rock My Socks Off" award, that is too funny!

Jennifer Love said...

What a beautiful card!

Belas Creating Place said...

Thanks Julie..you are the Rockin Socks Card Creator. Thanks for the nice comments you are a dear. I am a fan of your mom too, we both love David Archuleta. He was so humble yesterday. I want to freeze him for my DD. She is only 8 and is in love with him. LOL> she cried yesterday.
Thanks for the award....I better get my socks on and ROCK>
Bela

Barb Schram said...

Love the card Julie...but I love all your creations! You rock!!!