Friday, March 26, 2010

Who Can Resist Beautiful Poppies?


I have a problem with negative image stamps: I always fall in love with them suddenly but struggle hard with how to use them afterwards. So it was with this beautiful poppy negative stamp by Hero Arts. I love, love, LOVE poppies, so I couldn't resist this stamp, but then I found it difficult to create an interesting image with it. Here's what I came up with finally, and I am quite content with the result.
I first painted an old book page with a thin layer of gesso, dried it with the heat tool, then stamped the poppy image with Versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged the whole image with green and red fluid chalks and wiped away the excess ink.
By the way, this card is for this week's Splitcoaststampers' Ways To Use Challenge - "Let's Celebrate", and the German sentiment on the card (by Stempelmeer) says "Congratulations".
Large flower punch by Nellie Snellen, little one and Flourish punch by EK Success. I used champagne Liquid Pearls for the little dot in the middle of the flower.

5 comments:

kmassman said...

Love the way you enhanced the poppies!

Erika M. said...

Beautiful!

Jennipher Lowery said...

This is gorgeous. I have gotta try this technique.

Shannah said...

Beautiful!!
Hope you have a great day!

Gwen said...

WOW! This card is awesome! Love the technique and the colors are so striking!