Welcome! It's time for another challenge from the team at Freshly Made Sketches where our hostess this week is Amy O'Neill with this gorgeous sketch:
I have need of another sympathy card, so I used the new Spotlight Poppies card kit from MFT to create this card - yes, another gray and yellow floral card 😄
I started by stamping the poppies background stamp onto a panel of Cement Gray cardstock then the individual co-ordinating poppy stamps onto X-Press It using London Fog ink. I colored them in and die-cut them with the matching dies. From there I decided which poppy I wanted to use and cut the gray panel to suit (the individual poppy stamps match various images on the background stamp to give a spotlight effect). I adhered some black & white striped patterned paper down each side and a white embossed sentiment.
I was going to adhere that to a white card base when I got the idea to stamp the background stamp onto a white panel and match the image on both panels. That took a bit of jiggery-poke and I had to cut down the white panel slightly to make everything line up, but eventually I got it to work. I used SSS Fog ink for a soft look. I added it all to a Lemon Drop card base to finish.
Thanks for visiting! The design team have created some amazing cards using Amy's sketch so I hope you'll check them out.
I don't have a photo of the markers I used because this is the second flower I colored. The first one, I colored the pod-thing in the centre green, but it just looked weird so I colored a new one and left the centre brown - not correct according to Mother Nature, but okay by me! The Copics I used for the petals are V12 for under-painting, Y17, Y15 and Y11. I can't remember which browns I used for the centre.
Stamps: Poppies Background, Poppy Blooms, More Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink: London Fog (Memento), Fog (SSS), Versamark
Cardstock: Lemon Drop, Cement Gray, Black Licorice, B&W Stripes (MFT), X-Press It, White
Dies: Poppy Blooms (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, White EP