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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Harlequin Poppies (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a project to share with you today that featured on last month's TV shows on Hochanda.

This project was created using the fabulous Drawing Cartridge paper, which is such a great product. I love to use smooth watercolour paper in a lot of my projects, which can be a bit pricy. Cartridge paper is a cheaper alternative, and this paper from the website is perfect for adding water, and lightweight enough for fussy cutting. It is smooth enough for stamping as well, so a good all rounder for your projects.

I started my project by blending bands of Distress Ink across the background, and then spritzed them with water for a mottled effect. Once the background had dried naturally, I added a circle mask, and stamped a harlequin image from the Harlequin Fragments stamp set around the masked area, using a deep red Distress Ink, mixed in with a little brown. I added some extra shading around the edge of the mask, before removing the mask.

On another piece of the cartridge paper, I added some colour using green, red, yellow and orange Distress Inks, and then stamped some of the flowers and a butterfly from the Butterfly Poppy Collage stamp set, using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I heat set the images and cut them out. I stamped a sentiment from the Loving Sentiments stamp set into the circle aperture created underneath the mask, using the black ink as before.

I added large black brads to the flowers to give the illusion of the flowers being poppies, before attaching them to the card, and added some leafy die cuts. Finally, I adhered the background to a large black card blank.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. This is really beautiful Judith and the colours are so rich and beautiful. The harlequin stamping looks great in the background and you have matched the stamping up so well that I thought at first it was a stencil. The flowers and leaves, plus that sweet butterfly, finish and frame it so prettily and love the sentiment too. x

  2. Another lovely card, I like the rich colours you have used.

  3. That's lovely, such fabulous colours :)

  4. Amazing warm colors and design! Love this card, it's so impressive!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Judith, loving your colours, Kate x


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