Thursday, 25 April 2019

Wishful Poppies

 Hi and welcome!  It's time for another fabulous sketch from the  Freshly Made Sketches  team and this week Kim Singdahlsen is our sketch hostess and she has a very versatile sketch for us.

I was in the mood to color so decided to make that long vertical panel a floral image.

This stamp (now retired, I think) is from Hero Arts and is fabulous to color as there is so much space to get into.  I am badly out of coloring practice, but I had fun laying down some bold reds on this image.  Once I'd colored the flowers and stems, I added some light gray around the outside of the image and then adhered the panel to a white top-folding card base.  To make the sentiment stand out against the flowers, I backed it with some vellum to provide a bit of separation.

And that's it!  Thanks for visiting.  Head on over to check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team.

I'm linking this up to the Retro Rubber Challenge - I've had this floral stamp set for over 3 years (had to go check my SCS gallery to confirm - ha!).  I'm also adding this to the Clean & Simple challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

RRCB 109


Products used:

Stamps:  Delicate Blossoms (Hero Arts) Make a Wish (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Amalgam, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Vellum, X-Press It
Dies:  Infinity Circle Dies (Hero Arts)
Accessories:  Copics, White EP, Sparkling Clear Confetti



Linda Callahan said...

Bold and bright! Those poppies are so glam!

Cindy H. said...

Just gorgeous!! Love your beautiful colors, coloring, too!

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous. This poppy stamp has to be my most favourite Hero Arts stamp of all time... You have done it justice with the stunning red colours you have used.

Betty said...

this is such a gorgeous card, Karren - those HA poppies have always been a favorite of mine and you've colored them so beautifully - so pleased you entered your card in our A Blog Named Hero challenge this month.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my gosh Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! The colors you used really bring this amazing image to life!!
And how clever how you used the sketch with this lovely flowers.
Thank you for sharing this beauty with us over at RETRO RUBBER, I hope you come and play again next time.

Jan Clothier said...

Beautiful, as always Karren. The poppies are so gorgeous - they dance off the page. What a super card to be making around Anzac day. Thank you for sharing with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

ElizStewart said...

Karren...your poppies are stellar! Love the coloring and the layout of the card...just fab! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Retro Rubber!

Nora Noll said...

This is gorgeous!! I LOVE the poppies. The coloring is fabulous!!

Amy O said...

I always love it when you're in the mood to color! These color-rich poppies are just gorgeous.

Jen Brum said...

Oh Karren! There aren't even words for this card! I just love those poppies! They are gorgeous!! I love your colouring! The white embossed sentiment is beautiful too! Just love it!

Kim S said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! The flowers are stunning - and the way you added the sentiment is a wonderful, dramatic look. LOVE it!

Jacquie Southas said...

Your coloring is stunning, Karren!

LeAnne said...

Stunning! You certainly got your coloring mojo back when you created these florals...they're beautiful! I love the vellum behind your sentiment, too...very elegant! Thanks for sharing this at Retro Rubber this week! :D

Barb Ghig said...

I don't know how I missed this GORGEOUS card, Karren! Your Copic coloring brought these lovely poppies to life and the font on your sentiment pairs perfectly with your design! You've done it again, my friend :)

Cha LionArt said...

WOW Karren!Love how you colored these poppies! Thanks for joining A Blog Named Hero challenge!