Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Blue Poppy - Clarity Challenge

This months Clarity challenge is "Blast from the past", so I dug out a couple of my oldest Clarity stamps. I tried a new colour with the poppy and went for a blue poppy.

I coloured the stamp with distress inks using blue and 2 shades of green and stamped on to watercolour paper.  A wet paintbrush was then used to push the ink around to get a greater coverage between the detail and created a hand painted watercolour look.  The poppy was then mounted on contrasting paper.  To get a subtle background I used another old favourite the butterfly, this was stamped randomly round the base card, then each softly coloured in colours that reflected the main image.  (The small butterfly has often been used on my projects when a smudge needed covering, and was used on a previous challenge to create a fabric pattern on a dress.)