Sunday, September 27, 2015

My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge - Delicate Poppies

Happy Sunday!    I decided to pull out my Zig Clean Color Markers to color up the poppies from this stamp set.    They are very vibrant and blend nicely on Bristol paper.   The Bristol paper provides a smooth surface for blending the colors.   To keep the color vibrant and intense, I did not add water but blended just with the markers.  

I have had the original stamp set from MFT Lisa Johnson Pretty Poppies, I really loved when she came out with a matching set that was line images that are great for coloring with watercolor or any type of marker.   This was my first time using the Poppies in the Delicate Pretty Poppies set.   I ended up coloring a bunch of them so when I need to make a quick card, I have some all ready to go to make other cards.  

Check below for all the items used on this card.    I used vibrant reds to make the poppies really pop. You can barely see on the white panel, I stamped with the Linen Background Stamp and used some Sea Glass Blue ink and just lightly ran my hand along the panel as I was inking so that there were uneven places in the stamping.    All the edges of the Steel Blue Card Stock were inked with Distress ink in Pumice Stone to give them a vintage feel.  

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Stamps:  LJD Delicate Pretty Poppies, Linen Background stamp
Inks: Hybrid Black Licorice, Distress Ink Pumice Stone, SSS Sea Glass, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Carmine Red, Light Carmine, Light pink, Olive Green, Mid Green, Dark Brown, Mid Brown)
Papers: Steel Blue, Smooth White, Jelly Bean Green, Strathmore Bristol 
Tools:  Stitched Recthangle Frames, Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax, LJD Pretty Poppies dies, Blueprint 12, Stitched Horizontal Strips, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4 mm and 6 mm sequins, Sakura White Gel Pen 

The color is so vibrant with coloring directly with the Zig markers.   They blended very easily on the Bristol paper.    I applied two coats with the markers.    The picture below shows the dimension created with foam tape and the sparkling sequins add the final touch of sparkle.   

Thanks for stopping by!   


  1. Oh wow!! This is stunning!! I love the way you tucked the poppies underneath the sentiment strip like that. They are colored so beautifully. Lovely card!!

  2. Beautiful card. Love those poppies and the colors.