Saturday 7 February 2015

Blended OLC Poppy Birthday

Paper Learning Curve- Grá O'Neill: Clearly Besotted Stamps Brushed Poppies, Fabulous Fuchsias

I love the way in which Distress inks blend. However, my flowers blended a little too well, as I stamped the second colour while the first was still very wet, resulting in very little definition between them. I restamped the darker colour and used a watercolour brush to aid the process. The stems underwent the same procedure minus the restamping and the background square was doodled with a watercolour brush.

Paper Learning Curve- Grá O'Neill: Clearly Besotted Stamps Brushed Poppies, Fabulous Fuchsias

I added some Wink of Stella to the flower sentiments and stamped the sentiment in Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black.

This is a special birthday card for my Auntie Pauline. I've posted it a little early, but as she doesn't have an internet connection, I'm pretty certain it will remain a surprise until the postman delivers it! Hopefully this will bring a little brightness and beauty to the still dull February days!

A quick shout out for Craft for the Craic who turn one this month: Lá breithe sona duit, go maire tú an céad!

CAS-ual Fridays CFC136: Must Love Watercolor
Craft for the Craic February Challenge: Birthdays or Anniversary
One-Layer Simplicity Challenge OLS13: You Blend!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: All Things Bright & Beautiful
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps Brushed Poppies, Sentiment
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone
Paper: Watercolour card from stash
Highlights: wink of stella

Hope you enjoyed your visit & see you again soon!


  1. I agree- those inks blend nicely. I find your card utterly charming. Your auntie will love it. So glad to have found you through Simon Says Stamp's challenge.

  2. Very lovely, serene and thought provoking, the ideal of a wonderful watercolour!

  3. Ohmygoodness! This is a beautiful card, so soft and yet so bold at the same time. The blending turned out perfectly...even if you didn't like it at first, you turned what you saw as a negative into a positive because the end result is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at the One-Layer Simplicity challenge. It's beautiful.

  4. This is so pretty and I love the colour combination which I wouldn't have thought of using myself.
    Heather T

  5. Such a gorgeous creation, love the colours that you have chosen, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time, hugs Pops x

  6. Absolutely Fabulous !!!! I can't believe this is stamped - it looks like something out of the Musee d'Orsay !!!!

  7. gorgeous card! i think it came out beautifully- Thanks so much for joining us along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  8. Really gorgeous! Love your watercoloring, and perfect CAS!

  9. Such pretty flowers, Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays, Rebecca x

  10. Wow - real skill here! Very beautiful.

  11. Absolutely stunning!! Love your watercolouring.Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Friday´s.

  12. Gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  13. I tried to comment here last week, but couldn't. This is a fabulous technique and I love the effect! Gorgeous card. Thankyou for joining us at Craft for the Craic

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, I had great fun with the challenges! Hopefully all is in order now :)


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