Saturday, 30 March 2013

Primrose Poppies...


It's time for another Dynamic Duos challenge and this week we have a fun challenge where you get to add your own spin!

I decided to use Always Artichoke as my additional colour because I wanted to use a flower stamp and needed a green to go with the pink...

The poppies were stamped on watercolour paper with black craft ink and embossed with clear EP then coloured with ink and an aquabrush. I used the ovals framelits to cut the image and the layer (with Crumb Cake card, embossed with the square lattice folder). I layered the image over two hearts cut from the More Amore speciality dsp that I overlapped in the middle - I discovered they make quite a pretty and unusual shape around the ovals! The dsp I used is also from More Amore and I added some Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon in a double bow to finish.

I used the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments for my layout...

Make sure you check out the lovely creations by the rest of the Dynamic Duos DT...

Thanks for stopping by!
x Amy x


  1. Beautiful!!! Very pretty color combo!!! Wonderful coloring- so pretty!!! Love the accent with the hearts!!! The bow is the perfect finishing touch!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  2. A very spring color combo! I love how you colored the flower image and the way you embellished the oval. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Lovely card, Amy! I love your stack of die cuts behind your flowers... and I think you could give me some bow-tieing lessons :o)

  4. Wow, Amy! This is truly gorgeous! I love the coloring on your image and the details really add so much to your design. So pretty! :)

  5. Stunning Amy! And your Bow is perfect!!

  6. Don't you LOVE that stamp- I just got it and LOVE IT!! I think your card is stunning, and the coloring is FAB!! Thanks for playing along at HSS!

  7. Hi amy, this card is just perfect! I can see the way you have embossed the outline of the flowers - wow! I also have got back into watercolouring. It just has a look of its own. Gorgeous card! Kx

  8. Another gorgeous card, Amy. Those poppies are absolutely perfect, and I love the beautiful bow and DP you used. Very lovely. ;-)

  9. This is gorgeous Amy, I was wondering about the paper behind the image, never would have thought about using the hearts like that...just brilliant!!1

  10. Amy I love your flowers, beautiful card.

  11. Amy,
    You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design in our sketch challenge! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.
    Email me to obtain the html code for your badge.

    Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

    Come play again!

    HSS Design Team