Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Heart Song Designs Poppies

We have a new challenge starting today at the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps
our first Midweek Throwdown challenge of the new year!  
Since our cards do a lot of traveling our challenge theme is Spring Flowers.

For my card I used Poppies by Heart Song Designs and colored them with Copic markers R39, R37, R35, R32, YG67, YG63, YG61, E44, E43.  Cut them out with a Spellbinders Mega Oval and matted with the Mega Oval Scallops die.  My sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Take Three Fall stamp set and on the Papertrey Ink Double Ended Banner die.  

I used a different for me Copic red combination to color the poppies and found I didn't have cardstock or patterned papers that coordinated so I made my own.  I colored with the Red Copic markers on a 1/4 sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock, added a little air brushing to it to try and smooth some of the overlapping edges.  I next spritzed my Penny Black Circular Design background stamp with Copic blending solution and stamped.  Holding the stamp down longer than I normally would if I'd "inked" it.  The colorless blending solution removes color and I really like this effect, it's kind of like a bleaching technique.    
I hope you'll have time to play in our Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown challenge -

Happy New Year & thanks for visiting my blog today!



Kathy S said...

Very lovely card. Fantastic coloring. I use digi's all the time - can't beat them for copic coloring.

Misty said...

I love how you did the background, very clever! I am ready to post mine, but Mr. Linky isn't working again.
Hummer Hugs,
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Linda Anderson said...

Wow Jan, your card is gorgeous!! And I love your "homemade" background too!!! Happy new year!


Carol L said...

WOW Jan, it's genius how you created your matching dsp for this awesome card! It's beautiful!! I love that Copic red combo, and I'd try it if I had those colors :)

Jen M said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE. As usual. :)