All flowers say Spring to me but I do love these Poppies from IndigoBlu.
They come in a stamp set called 'Poppy Meadow' and stamp beautifully.
I was inspired by IndigoBlu's Challenge Number 14-Spring Blossom's
and made this card for the challenge.
I stamped the poppy with archival ink onto my card.
I then stamped the image out again onto masking paper to use as the mask.
I masked off the vertical centre and brayered it with distress inks and over the poppy mask.
I also used the IndigoBlu Crackle stamp with versamark and white embossing powder over to the right of the card.
I die cut the small butterfly and coloured it with distress inks and some glitter.
I stamped the small closed poppy on the right after the colouring as I felt it didn't need masking and that seemed to work.
I so enjoyed water colouring the Poppy with distress inks and just followed the dark bits etc on the stamp. Very relaxing!
I hand drew black lines down both sides of the vertical colouring...always very worrying for me!!!
Lastly I stamped the beautiful sentiment in 'Grey' Archival but on hind site I shouldn't have stamped the poppy's stem quite as long behind it....of course I tried to mend it but only had a Black ink pen!!!
Next time I'll know better...
I then took inspiration from my garden (and the sentiment was still on my mind!).
I took this photo of my first anenome's and just loved the colours so tried again!
Just loving the colours but maybe try and get a more blue purple in as well next time.
The sentiment looks better as I did wipe off some ink from the bottom of the stem before I stamped it this time! I used Plum archival which worked really well.
I've also added a couple of dots from the butterfly in flight.
Anyway I just loved doing the cards and know I will be doing more in other colours.
I did so enjoy joining in the challenge.
Crafty Hugs x