Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Fields of Poppies and Friends with Personality!
I would love to have a field of poppies. They have always been one of my favorite flowers, ever since my father gave me a painting of some poppies when I was in college. I love this Flourishes Poppy Patch set - the drawings by Marcella Hawley are so realistic and easy to work with. I used SCS Sketch Challenge 232 for my layout. Click on the picture to see it close-up!
After stamping in VersaFine Onyx Black ink on watercolor paper, I used my Tangerine Tango reinker and an aqua brush to paint the flowers. Tangerine Tango retires this month, and I have hardly used it, so I am putting it to work on this card!
I used some of my stash of Magic Mesh for the 3A and 3B panels, as I didn't want to cover up any more of the poppies than I had to to follow the sketch. I made panel 2 slightly larger.
My designer paper is from the Brandywine Memory Box collection, and I used it to frame the poppies. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week was to find ways to use designer paper.
And now to share my friends with personality! This past weekend, after our trip to Estes Park, I was able to catch up with my wonderful friends, Cindy (Mothermark) and Holly (Toy). We didn't have a lot of time, but we were able to share some yummy Italian Sodas and coffee drinks while we chatted. And here is the obligatory picture that they graciously posed for. It was a windy day! In fact, as soon as we left the shopping center (we were at a Barnes & Noble) there was a fierce hail storm and tornadoes touching down in the surrounding area! But it was all worth it to see my friends!
They forgot to tell me about the dress code though, so I could wear pink! You can click on the picture to see it REALLY close up -- I do actually have eyes -- I was just squinting in this one!
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Stamps: Poppy Patch by Flourishes
Paper: watercolor, Pumpkin Pie, RHR, Apricot Appeal, Memory Box DP
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun
Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Magic Mesh, designer label punch, organdy ribbon, heat gun