Monday, February 8, 2016

Poppy Thanks

Welcome back!  It's Monday evening and time to share my sample card for this week's Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  This week Karen has inspired us with the lovely combination of Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive and Lost Lagoon.  The "dessert" option is to use an oval, but I forgot until my card was complete.  I also used the wonderful sketch from this week's sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

With this week's colors, I thought they would work well with the retired Pleasant Poppies stamp.  It was stamped in Archival Basic Black on watercolor paper, then the flowers were water colored with an Aqua Painter using Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive reinkers.  Lost Lagoon was used for the background.

I struggled a bit with the angled cut and ended up using gold as my "neutral", including the ribbon on both sides of the cut.  Other bits of gold included metallic thread and sequins, plus the addition of Gold Wink of Stella on the wood sentiment and on the flower stamen.

Thanks for looking!  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated.  I hope you'll join us at the SCS Color Challenge this week.  I've added links above for both challenges, so be sure to use them and check out the wonderful inspiration!



Product details:
Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies
Paper:  Watercolor paper, Watermelon Wonder, Birthday Bouquet designer series paper
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Watercolor Wonder, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon
Other:  Expressions Natural Elements, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold 1/8" ribbon, Metallics Sequins, Gold Wind of Stella


Linda Callahan said...

So pretty! Love the added gold and sparkle! Glad you joined us at PPA!

Patti MacLeith said...

Beautiful! I love the sparkles!

Maggie Mata said...

Love the banner paper you used for the sketch. It's perfect! Thank you so much for playing with the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.