For my shares today, I have some artwork featuring the stunning 'Pleasant Poppies' stamp set. I don't know about you, but poppies are one of my favourite flowers. I always look forward to late spring, early summer when it's time for them to bloom. I only wish that they bloomed longer and more frequently. The most they've ever bloomed is twice a season for me anyways. So I created these art pieces so I can enjoy them all year.
This first share is a framed piece - I stamped the image twice in Black Stazon. I added sponged Soft Sky clouds to my background and the sentiment "The earth laughs in flowers" to the top of my frame... I love that saying and I only wish it would laugh all year long! I coloured the stems in with a Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker and the poppies with Calypso Coral and Tangerine Tango - with some dazzling details in the poppy centers. I cut out some of the poppies and popped them up on a dimensional - for some added interest to the piece.
After Christmas I picked these chipboard letters (my initials) to display in my craft room wall. I had the idea a while back to use the Pleasant Poppies stano and a couple of weeks ago I finally got some time to complete my project.
I traced the letters onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut the letters out. I then stamped the poppies onto the Whisper White letters I had just cut out. Next, I stamped the poppies again onto some more Whisper White cardstock and coloured and cut them out. I opted for a variety of colours, as poppies do come in an assortment of colours... especially the Icelandic Poppies. I used Crushed Curry/Daffodil Delight, Pool Party/Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder/Perfect Plum, Calypso Coral/Tangerine Tango and Pink Pirouette/Blushing Bride marker combinations to colour the poppies! I wanted the poppies, even if they didn't completely stamp onto the letters, once I added the coloured bloom it would appear as though they did. I cut some of the stems to run through the center of the 'B' so that it wasn't just a floating poppy bloom, I couldn't do that with the 'R' as there was nothing to attach the stem too!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Pleasant Poppies [wood: 132061 - $21.95; clear: 129499 - $16.95]
Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Markers
I hope you like my shares, have a pleasant poppy of a day!! Happy stamping :)