Hello everyone !
I'm joining a celebration at Brenda's Blog - Floral Fantasies. She is celebrating her fourth blogaversary and is fast approaching 4,000 followers... amazing ! Her celebration is a competition with prizes. To me this is fun, never mind prizes, I'm looking forward to seeing her hit 4,000! Brenda creates gorgeous cards, participates on numerous Design Teams and her blog is definitely a great place for inspiration.
The challenge criteria is to create something based on inspiration from her blog. I'm quite sure that Brenda likes flowers (thus her title "Floral Fantasies"), she uses lots of pretty flowers in her designs, and she has Poppies on her Blog Title, so I decided to do something with Poppies.
I used Chocolate Baroque's Pretty Poppies set for most of the images. Unfortunately this is one of those designs that just will not photograph properly grrrrrrrrrr, it's not as dark around the edges as this shows.....
I started by embossing the Poppy image on water colour paper using a Metallic mix powder. Next I sprayed Dylusion inks, blotted off with another sheet of paper (set aside for another project). I bleached the colour away from the image and painted with my Tombow markers. It ends up with a slight Batik painting look.
I stamped one of Chocolate Baroque's new clear edge stamps from Decorative Edges at the top with Mowed Grass DI and blended Peacock Feathers DI with TCW Harlequin stencil around the bottom half. I added a little butterfly from a Cheery Lyn Die as a little finishing touch.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,