Sunday 27 July 2014

Blue Poppy Garden

Hello, I hope your Sunday has been a good one so far!  Today I'm sharing a
watercolor creation using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  Precious Poppies.
The medium sized poppies have been stamped three times across 
the bottom of the card in Versafine Black Onyx ink on watercolor paper.  
Versafine works well because it's waterproof and won't run. 
I masked the poppies once or twice so that the images could overlap.  
I then sprayed the whole panel with water before brushing
 in the color using Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters 
and Peeled Paint for the green areas and
Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and Stormy Sky for the blue areas.
When doing this kind of watercoloring, it's hard to make a mistake,
 it's meant to be outside the lines - fun, when you get used to the idea!
It works particularly well with flower images, such as these in
the Precious Poppies set.
I then sponged and splattered ink for some extra color
before adding some gems in various sizes.
The sentiment is from the fantastic Birthday Word Art.
My card is also for the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoaststampers 
today where we're being inspired by Heidi Tekunoff, aka Stamptek, and
here is the lovely watercolor card which inspired me.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Kristie W. said...

This is gorgeous!! I love how you added the color to the background and flowers. Thank you for explaining it well.

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful Bridget! I'm going to have to try this! TFS!

Tenia Nelson said...


JD/ Jill said...

This is a really pretty card. I really like the technique you used! I always forget about masking...I think you have inspired me.

Irish Cherokee said...

Very nicely done Bridget. - Jim

Monika/Buzsy said...

I just can't get enough of this card Bridget! So pretty... fantastic technique.