Poppies Sympathy

I am still on my learning curve with the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers.  I love the bright vivid colors, so I am determined to master them!  I struggle with watercoloring……mostly because I am an in the lines type. This card was actually take 2.  I had colored in my poppies on take 1….and then attempted to add in the color wash on the background. Did not go as planned….and I could not handle the bleed of the poppy colors into my background.  On the second attempt….I colorwashed my background first.  I let the background dry and then went back in and colored the flowers.  The first panel did not go to waste though….I cut out the flowers and popped them up onto the second panel for added dimension.  I love the effect.  Here is a close up of the dimension-

The added dimension adds so much to the card.  Had it not been for my coloring issues on the first panel, I am not certain I would have taken the time to color the poppies twice.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Pleasant Poppies Stamp Set-Stampin Up

February 2015 Sentiment Kit-Unity

Z3146 Watercolor Paper

X5975 Cranberry Cardstock

Black Cardstock-Recollections

Black Pigment Ink

Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Banner Die-Unknown

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Cards 4 Galz-Favorite Flower (I love the vibrant colors of a field of poppies)

Penny Black and More Challenges-Flower Power

Pile It On-Large Sentiment

The Flower Challenge-CAS

Tuesday Throwdown-Watercolor

Thanks so much for stopping by!

12 thoughts on “Poppies Sympathy”

  1. I am so glad your beautiful red poppies on your first attempt didn't go to waste. Great idea to cut and pop them. I love that SU stamp. A lovely cas Sympathy card Allisa. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.

  2. As a confirmed 'Poppyaholic' I absolutely love your beautiful creation and the sheer elegance of the design, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. This line of poppy flowers is just beautiful, I love how you popped the top of the flowers on the stamped panel, fabulous way to rescue this beauties.
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you come and play again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  4. You can't beat the colour red against a white background, it just jumps off the card. And your colouring of these flowers is just incredible, very detailed. Such a fabulous CAS card, I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!

  5. Hi again, Allisa. I enjoy all your sweet cards. I would like to warmly invite you to stop by and share your sweet cards in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Our challenges are always Anything Goes and we have AWESOME prizes. I hope that you will stop by to play along with us. I look forward to seeing you there!
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday


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