Sunday, August 9, 2015

Vellum Poppies

I am noticing that watercoloured cards are very popular with my customers, so this week I made a point of doing quite a few of them. Or, I should say - of starting them. I have tons of panels and maybe half of them made into actual ready cards. Ahem. Anyway, that was perfect for incorporating a couple of challenges this morning - the Just Us Girls challenge to use vellum, and the Stamplorations challenge to use stamps & watercolouring. 


Supplies: Unknown poppy stamp; Reverse Confetti sentiment; Versamark & clear EP; Palette Noir ink; watercolour paper; smidge of vellum; Distress inks for watercolouring - ripe persimmon, festive berries, tumbled glass, broken china, peeled paint; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies


This is one of those cards that just didn't quite know what it wanted to be - I was initially planning to wrap the vellum over the image, the background cardstock was going to be red, etc etc. The offset turquoise layer and the stitching ended up making me very happy. The poppy stamp was masked and stamped twice to create a longer panel. To get the coloured embossed sentiment, I inked first with Versamark & then with Festive Berries. 



Stamplorations:



xoxo,
Jessi

14 comments:

Andrea W said...

Gorgeous card Jessi! The colours are stunning together.

Sue Kimmet said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful card.

lostinpaper said...

So awesome Jessi, the cross stitched vellum, voila!

Lindsey said...

This is gorgeous! Love the watercoloured poppies.

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful, I love poppies and these are just gorgeous. Great colouring and fab. design.

Becca Cruger said...

Your cards always have super special elements. I really like that stitching! Now if only I could so with out cutting my fingers off. Period. Thanks for joining in at the STAMPlorations challenge!! I was really excited to see your name in the gallery!

Chris D. said...

You so totally meant to make your card like this - it's amazing! Love the orangey-reds paired with the turquoise and that stitched vellum panel is awesome!

Oh, and thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls!!

Carol L said...

You always find new and interesting ways to include stitching on your cards, but this one is over the top creative and beautiful! I love it!

Annette Allen said...

pretty card.. loving all those flowers..

Dana said...

The Flowers are gorgeous and i love the vellum with the stitching, great texture!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love those gorgeous, watercolored poppies! I really like how you stitched the vellum with the sentiment. Perfection! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Cheryl said...

Ooo, the stitched vellum strip is just gorgeous! It really adds to those beautifully colored poppies! the perfect combo! Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful--love the stitching & the vellum strip!

Wei Wei Wang said...

Really love this gorgeous poppies card! Love your coloring and the special elements. Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.