Wednesday 24 March 2021

Peaceful Poppies for CI 96


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration! This pretty combination is the pick of crew member, Leonie Stuart.

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This challenge is just in time for Easter - if you take the Easter inspiration from the picture - and will run for THREE weeks.

Well, so many pinks and a green ... who could look past a floral creation? One of my favourite florals is the Poppy Moments dies set, so out it came along with the Peaceful Moments sentiment set. 

I started by doing some ink smooshing with a large acrylic block, some ink pads and a spritzer. I did a small piece using Petal Pink and Blushing Bride to cut the buds from. Then I did a larger piece with Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and a touch of Melon Mambo for the large poppies. Finally, I did one sheet using only Granny Apple Green because I wanted a different tone of it to mix with the Granny Apple Green cardstock.

I cut the lacy poppy flowers from Melon Mambo and added in some black stamens. Although I often reach for an embossing folder for a card front, this time I went for cutting out a background using the largest of the Many Medallions dies. I like the exotic garden trellis look this has created.

The sentiment is white embossed onto Basic Black, then shaped with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Finally, I added in some Opal Rounds.

We'd love to see what you make of these colours. Are you going floral? Or Easter? Both? Neither?

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1 comment:

  1. Just stunning Jan - your smooshed ink technique gives a beautiful and unique finish to those poppies and your trellis background really makes this one fabulous card. Gorgeous, truly stunning!