I have a very favorite poppy stamp that I’ve used a ton. Instead of boring you over the next several weeks with the same stamp over and over, I thought I’d just post them all in one post. This first one is a “Do Over” from a card I made here. I didn’t love the layout of the card. I was also in need of a birthday card, so I ripped that one up and repurposed it here.
The lighter background showcases the red of the poppies better. This image was embossed on kraft paper, painted with bleach and colored with Copics. As was the next one, except for the fact that it was colored with pencils instead.
This one was for a publication submission, hence the stark background. It was rejected, unfortunately, and still sits awaiting the perfect gift to be stuck inside the bag. It’s hard for me to not go back and add more color to the flowers…hmm, maybe I’ll do that now! Ha!
This next one was created while playing with the metallic watercolors I’ve used recently. The splatter background is so big right now as is gold. So I swirled the brush in the gold paint and flicked the paintbrush to get the splatter. Let me tell you, this is probably not the best technique, as I ended up with paint on my face, the wall in front of my desk, the dies and whatnot scattered on my desk, etc. After splattering, I decided to use the poppies for a sympathy card. Poppies are a symbol of remembrance after all, so it just felt right.
I hope the splatter doesn’t come across as too free and artsy for a sympathy card.
The gold is really pretty and showed through the Copic coloring. Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your week is marvelous!