Sunday 25 May 2014

Patchwork Poppies ...

Sunday sunshine, after a very wet start to the weekend we have been lucky today as the sky is blue and the sun is shining!  I've managed to cut the grass and make a small start on the gardening - still a long way to go!

I found time to create one card for a number of challenges and I've been trying out some new techniques as well (not perfected enough for a card!).  Today's card has been inspired by quilting and poppies also my new love for water colour painting.  I stamped and embossed the image with white embossing powder before painting with water colours and die cutting into small pieces. 

I die cut the sentiment three times to add a bit of weight
I used the following:

Clearly Besotted - Geometric Style Die Collection and Hello Word Die
Habico - Flowers 05 stamp set
Windsor and Newton Water Colours

I'm going to enter the following challenges:

"Less is More" - Recipe week to use a Die Cut
Inkspirational - Word prompt Bloom
CASology - Flower



  1. Elaine, I love your card. I love watercolor anything. You really stepped it up with the Geometric Style Die. It looks great. Like a picture I would hang on my wall. I've always wanted to try this technique but haven't now I will with watercolors too. Great job.

  2. This came out simply amazing - beautiful card, Elaine!

  3. Thats just beautiful! I love the water color!

  4. This is brilliant Elaine!
    I just love it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. So gorgeously done, wow! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  6. That is cool, Elaine! I've never seen that awesome geometric die before ... darn you!! lol! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Really beautiful - fabulous tiled effect and gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  8. Well done Elaine. I love the dimension of the parquet effect against the subtle watercolour. Brill!

  9. Ooooh fantabulous Elaine. Love how it looks like a tiled image and beautiful watercoloured image too. Simply stylish, elegant and perfect.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Less is More

  10. Elaine what a stylish card! Lovely design
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  11. Gorgeous card, Elaine! Love the water colouring and your wonderful CAS design. Love the quilted/tiled look you did here. Thanks for playing along with us at Inkspirational! :-)

  12. Great look. I like the panels and your water coloring, very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  13. wow this is fabulous i love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  14. Wow... I LOVE this! The water coloring looks fabulous and the die cutting looks like mosaic tiles. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  15. This card is both beautiful and very cool!! Like the diecut look you did with the main image!! Way to go - it is awesome!!


Thank you for visiting my blog. I really appreciate your comments.