Painted Poppies

I hope this blog post finds you healthy and well.  It’s approaching the end of lockdown week 2 here in the UK but I fully expect that the lockdown will be extended as sadly, the number of Coronavirus deaths is still rising.  I am quite enjoying the enforced staying at home time (in between my shifts) as I can do things as and when I feel like it, taking as long as I want as I don’t have to fit them around other engagements.  My lovely Pilates teacher has taken her classes online too, which I am very pleased about!  I am trying to concentrate on the things I can do, rather than the things I can’t, to stay positive in these strange times.  For example, my hair is getting rather long but I was considering a style change anyway so this gives me a head start – no pun intended!

It was whilst I was out sowing carrots in the veg patch that the idea for this card came to me.  Our soil is quite stony so we grow carrots in a large container filled with sieved soil.  I know, mollycoddled carrots!  Anyway, there’s a self-sown poppy growing in there so I’ve just left it to carry on but it brought to mind the Painted Poppies set I’d not yet used.  I summoned up my mojo from wherever it’s been hiding for the past couple of weeks and got cracking.

I began by heat embossing the poppies in gold.

Next, I coloured in the petals using my polychromos colouring pencils.

The sentiment is from Peaceful Moments, a handy set to cover most situations.  The front was mounted on a Whisper White mat and then onto a Poppy Parade card base.

I then tried a second card using white and colouring with a blender pen and some ink from the pad stamped onto a block.

This didn’t dry as quickly as I thought and I ended up smudging it in a lot of places so it’s not fit to send to anyone but I glued it with temporary adhesive so I could get the contrast with the black version.

The same card but two completely different looks.

 

 

 

 

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