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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rose coloured poppies

Happy Tuesday!
I have been playing around with Mr. Holt's distress inks these last couple of days and I have been yearning to ink of this new to me Technique Tuesday poppy.  I love that they are a true duplicate (as much as a "duplicate" and as unique as each flower in Nature is) of the Icelandic poppies that I used to enjoy in my gardens when I lived in Montreal.  The gardens always had so much colour from May to August with all of the Perennials scattered in the beds.  I do miss these pastel, paper-like blooms, June if I am remembering correctly...but this stamp provides a warm comfort.  I stamped the image onto a watercolour panel in Dove Gray Staz On ink and used the Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry to add colour to the poppies.  The background is also a watercolour card stock that I heat embossed in Ranger Liquid Platinum with a PTI border stamp.  I used the same pinks of distress inks to wash over the card front panel.  This week's (CAS)E this Sketch from Gayatri was my guide for arranging and I added a thin Liquid Platinum strip to the poppies panel.  The colours used for this card were inspired by the Inkspirations challenge Rose colours.  As I used Tim Holtz's inks in the creation of this card and the background was created with Heat embossing (2 H's), I will be sending it into the SSS Monday challenge H is for... 

Thanks for taking a peek today!  I always enjoy the company :)))
Chriss




13 comments:

  1. Goodness, Chriss, this is just lovely ... gorgeous soft watercolouring and fabulous background ... you've captured the papery whispiness of the poppies beautifully! With all the stunning cards you've been making I'm in danger of running out of superlatives!! Congratulations on today's honours at RIC and CASology ... awesome cards ... hmmm ... think I might just have called at least one of those!! Anita :)

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  2. How have these lovely Technique Tuesday poppies gotten passed me? So beautiful, Chriss... gorgeous in the garden, too!
    =] Michele

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  3. Beautiful! I love the embossed background and those gorgeous flowers! Great take on the sketch!

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  4. What an elegant card! It reminds me of fabric, that background. Love the watercoloring!

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  5. Love your background--beautiful card!

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  6. I love your card Chriss ... You've really captured the delicate tissue look of the poppy petals ... So pretty!

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  7. Your watercolors make our sketch look so lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!

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  8. Beautiful! I love the way you did your background and those poppies are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

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  9. This is amazing! love the poppies! So pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Gorgeous card...love your sweet pink posies and your background is just stunning.

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  11. Wow. That looks like such a sweet handsketch. Your coloring is spectacular, Chriss, and you've totally achieved a delicate finish! I absolutely adore the backdrop for your poppies!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

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