Saturday, January 21, 2017

Stopping For Poppies

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another cheerful card to dispel the winter doldrums.

The images are Altenew Painted Butterflies stamped in Altenew Espresso, Rouge and Velvet, and Rubbernecker Watercolor Poppies stamped and painted in Altenew Forest Glades, Evergreen, Dark Chocolate, Crimson and Warm Sunshine, on a vanilla of unknown origin and highlighted with Wink of Stella Clear 999.  The sentiment is Creative Expressions Scribbled Sentiments stamped in Altenew Dark Chocolate.  The image and sentiment elements are layered on Marianne Design Basic Paper Bloc Watercolor and Stampin' Up Regal Rose.

A butterfly this size needed another decent sized image to provide some eye pleasing balance.  This Rubbernecker stamp was perfect.  It is also a two-step stamp but I wanted to try watercolouring with the Altenew ink so I didn't use the 'filler' stamp.  While the leaves turned out great, the flowers are not as shaded as I'd intended.  Also, believe it or not, the colours in the poppies are the same as those in the butterfly.  The ink colour really changed when I watered it down for painting which is something I'll have to keep in mind for next time.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.


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