Thursday, 6 June 2019


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.

Products used:

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



I Card Everyone said...

I have my eye on this stamp, Karren! Sorry you need it, but this beauty will make someone feel much better! Goodness, it is so fabulous!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow you have an amazing eye for detail! I love how you lined up the design with the background! This is gorgeous!

Dawn T said...

a stunner Karren. Your background looks great and it turned out perfectly

Barb Ghig said...

I love your spotlight stamping with this background stamp, Karren! The pop of yellow is so striking, and works perfectly with the soft shades of gray! As always, your take on the sketch is fabulous, my friend!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you have layered the background image, Karren!

Judy Rozema said...

Really gorgeous! You do such amazing things with yellow!

Amy O said...

This is so pretty, Karren! Your coloring is gorgeous. Thinking about this technique makes my head hurt -- too much thought and planning for me. You make it look easy.

Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card Karren! Love the flowers and the background! Sounds like quite the creating process! The gray and yellow look amazing together! So pretty!

Jen Timko said...

I'm sorry that you need another of these but this is sure to be treasured. What gorgeous detail and, as always, coloring.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is beautiful, Karren! Gray and yellow is a fantastic combo! You may use it a lot but I don't use it enough! Gorgeous card and love how you did the background.

Kristin said...

This is really quite beautiful. I loved how you made the grey and the white background image blend seamlessly. Lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog!