Saturday, 1 August 2015

Paperartsy Challenge - Flowers

We're already a week into the Paperartsy Flowers challenge and there have been some amazing posts from the DT and guests, but I've only just had time to enter... I had one of the Hot Pick plates itching to be inked, and today was the day...

Prawn Fresco dabbings from a piece of cut and dry foam, from the project...

I added some layers of Buff and Blush, over the page...

I really thought I'd taken a picture of the next stage, stamping on tissue... but seemingly not!



I stamped the poppy (HP1505) twice on a piece of tissue, leaving space for another one in the middle, I cut a mask for the leaves and stamped the poppy again, bending the stem slightly and filling the gap...


I cut the poppies out and painted them with Cherry Red Fresco, and a little London Bus too, then added some more on the reverse for a bit of depth.


For the leaves I used Sage, on the reverse, then mixed a little Sage and Hyde Park (thus diluting the Sage a little and making it semi translucent) and painted them from the front

I added some Blood Orange to the front of the poppies and glued the flowers to the journal.
Finished it with the "art in bloom" from ELB01.

It was so nice to finally get these poppies used, I love them!! 

Entering the Paperartsy Flowers challenge here 

14 comments:

Lesley Ebdon said...

Lovely page Helen and I love those poppies too! Fab colouring on the tissue, something I'm not too good at :-(. I am going to have so much trouble deciding which sets to buy when I go to StampMagic........unless I win the lottery and can afford them all, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

A beautiful page Helen! Love the contrast between images and background! Works really well! X

Claire said...

Very nice really like how you've done them on the tissue, love that plate - I used it myself today :)

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

A lovely page.

snazzyoriginal said...

Such beautiful colours Helen, love those poppies x

Gabrielle said...

Wonderful page - the background is beautifully soft and a perfect backdrop fotprvthosecstunning flowers! Love it!
Mwah x

Jo said...

Beautiful poppies xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Brilliant page!! The poppies are so gorgeous. xx

butterfly said...

Wow - those poppies really do pop! Love the rich colour of the leaves too - great mixtures of greens. Fabulous page.
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a gorgeous poppy spread. I was impressed how well they went over the background you created. Mixing colors for the leaves made them very realistic. Of course, what caught my eye were the poppies, because they are so lovely and we don't get them or grow them where I live.

craftytrog said...

Those poppies are gorgeous!!!

Trish said...

Wonderful page! The poppies are amazing

Susan Carol said...

Gorgeous poppies

Sarah B said...

very pretty - love poppies, always reminded of the Tower of London display when ever i see them xx