Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I Love Poppies!

When I was younger, my father bought me a painting - my first! It is a beautiful oil paiting of poppies. It has always hung in my house, and since then I have acquired a few more paintings and silk poppies that decorate my living room. Today's SCS Color Challenge (Riding Hood Red, Going Gray, Green Galore) was perfect for this new set I got from Flourishes yesterday.

And I was inspired by this painting that is in my living room (one of a few - and this is not the one my dad gave me!):

I wish I had remembered to spatter my card, but I didn't, so it will have to stay the way it is!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall day! A little fall recipe is coming your way later today!




Stamps: Flourishes
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Basic Grey Black Tie DP, SU! Watercolor
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, RHR, Green Galore
Accessories: Nestabilities, black brad, slot punch dotted organdy ribbon, aqua brush
Techniques: watercoloring

24 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Judy. Your coloring is wonderful and I love the painting your dad bought you.

Shelly said...

This is stunning Judy. Love how you snuck the green in there!

Frenchy said...

Wow - that is amazing! So pretty - love the black stripe that makes it all pop!

Cook22 said...

I love poppies, too. I have done several embroideries with them over the years -each time I give it away and I still have the last one I did unframed. So not given away yet, LOL, but not on the wall.
I like both yours, the picture and the card. I really liked the colour *shdows* or whatever I should be calling them.

Carmen said...

Poppies are beautiful and so is your card.

Inkerbelle said...

Oh yes, Poppies are lovely. Love the painting and your card, too! I have a couple of poppies (not oils)framed in my living room, as well. Mostly, I look forward to pasting a giant set of three poppies (it's like wallpaper) on the wall of my new home. Hey, your painting would look tremendous with that, LOL.

JUST JUDY and her STAMPS! said...

This is beautiful. I too love the black stripe....very very nice!

Captain Crafter said...

I love this card and I am so amazed with the water colouring on it. TFS.

Anonymous said...

Judy, this is the closest to your email I could locate to thank you for the folded card tutorial. Love the poppies, too! Coloration and shadowing make the eye curious to scan the entire mat. Super! Wanted something different for the next soldier cards, the tutorial did the trick! and a fallish October birthday card doubly blest the tutorial effort in non-t or t fashion. Abundant blessing. In this frame, would you be so kind as to email me regarding creative stamping Christian sisterhood at mt23stamper@yahoo.com? I have been seeking an outlet combining Christian ethics, Scripture, service in Jesus' Name and good ol' creative ideas. Sharing and serving others with sparkle makes others realize the Glory is not ours, but HIS. How I appreciate your taking the time to email. Thanks bunches.

Lorraine said...

Judy, beautiful card. That color combo is just perfect. Jeez, everything you do is perfect. i am always inspired after visiting with you

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Judy!! Wow!! Love those poppies!
--Hugs Becca

MaryJo said...

Gorgeous coloring!!

~ j said...

this is lovely!

The Country Rose said...

Beautiful card!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow, you sure did that painting justice - such soft water coloring shadows! I love the poppies!!
smiles, Jami

Jen said...

Great card!I love the touches of green. Beautiful!

Jess said...

Judy, this card is gorgeous! Great inspiration, and such a pretty poppy!

Loretta Rodger said...

Judy;

I love the way you put this card together, it is very lovely!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous Judy!! I love poppies too, and I get to see my share of them in California!! Woot!! You've colored yours beautifully!! Love the sketch and colors of your card too! Wow!!

Sharon in NE said...

I'm getting that set soon (thanks to Joan Bardee!!) This is a great post to get my creative juices going! Beautiful card

Julia Aston said...

Oh gosh - you really captured your painting on your card! lovely job Judy!

Joan said...

Oh my goodness - this is beautiful. I love the painting too. Wow. Joan

Lisette said...

Beautiful! The colors are fantastic!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Judy this is worthy of framing! Just beautiful!