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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. 

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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.

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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


3 Responses to “Poppy Sketch”

  • Shona:

    Gorgeous Julie! Love the little watercolored circles and squares that you put back in – really completes the card. Beautiful image and card design.

  • Oh how beautiful. Love the vivid red. Excellent job with the watercolouring.

  • CC:

    Gorgeous card! Do you know if Blockheads has gone out of business? That is such a gorgeous poppy stamp I thought they would have a lot of great stamps, but I can’t find a place to buy their stamps anywhere online. I did a Google search and did come up with what appeared to be their blog, but the last post was in July 2013 if I remember correctly, so that makes me wonder if we would be able to find their stamps anywhere. Maybe some other company has bought out their images as sometimes happens when a stamp company closes. I had heard of them in the past, but had never seen any of their stamps until this one.

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