Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Watercolor Poppies

I used the SweetStamps Poppy Garden image on this card and I tried out a new product named Color Burst and had a great time coloring the poppies and creating the background.  Color Burst is a powder in a small bottle and when it hits the water it will burst into color so if you aren't a pro at watercolor this product make it look like you're pro. See a video here.

The image is heat embossed with detail black powder, this does help stop the flow of water from the background onto the blossoms and I didn't wet the blossoms until after the background was created.  Rather than blow the powder onto the paper I placed it in a paint pallet and picked it up with a wet brush to avoid getting the powder on the flower petals.   A tiny bit of powder goes a long way!

The yellow panel was sponging with the ATC  Mini Art Stencil - Stained Glass by moving it around the panel as I sponged with Ranger Distress Ink - Mustard Seed.

The small butterflies are from Globecraft and Piccolo and they are heat embossed with the Micro White powder then attached to the card with Aleene's tacky glue.
Image: SweetStamps - Poppy Garden

Ink: VersaMark for heat embossing the poppies, Ranger Distress Ink - Mustard Seed

Paper: unknown blue, Die Cuts with a View - yellow textured, Canson watercolor paper

Tools:   ATC  Mini Art Stencil - Stained Glass, sponge, Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife

Accessories: Eye Outlet and Brads - enamel dots, Embossing Powder - Detail Black, Enamel Embossing powder fluid, Micro White enamel



Suchi said...

Wow! Pretty Card! Adorable! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is gorgeous!!!

Donna K said...

SO pretty!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous design, it's so bright and sunny and I love how the yellow flowers look against the watercolor background.

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous, I love the watercolored background and the bright yellow flowers!
Tammy x