The sketch today on Splitcoast (SC535) seemed pretty easy and digging through my stash of stuff, I came across this poppy. It was already stamped on a watercolor background and I thought it might work out for the sketch. I did use a water brush to “lift” a bit of the color in areas on the poppy for highlights. I just think it adds a bit more depth to the image.
I die cut it with a mega oval then decided I wanted it a little smaller, but in order to make it smaller I had to do a little out of the box with it. After adding a black mat, I thought it looked a little too small, lol. So I attached it back on top of the layer I cut it out of originally. For the divided background panel, mine is not actually 2 panels..just one panel divided by a black strip. Down the left side, I die cut the grid and added some of the leftover water color pieces. On the right, I embossed it w/ a cherry blossom folder and used little punched circles for the centers. Since there isn’t a lot of space left, I didn’t add a greeting.
|Stamps: Blockheads – lg Poppy|
|Paper: Neenah white, water color|
|Ink: Versafine onyx, various dye reinkers used for water color background|
|Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, mega oval dies, Impression Obsession grid die #172-1, small hole punch, Darice cherry blossom embossing folder|