Poppy Sketch

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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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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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

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

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

  3. 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.