Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Pastel Poppies

The weather in the north east of Scotland has been glorious  , so I ditched the housework for "gardenwork". I have a perennial problem with Welsh Poppies.  Their delicate yellow blooms were once a welcome addition to my borders but now they pop up everywhere and my other plants have to compete with the current invasion.

So, somehow, it feels a bit wrong of me to choose a poppy stamp  for my entry into the Simply Less is More  Colour challenge this week!


Pastel shades in a clean and simple style



Both the image and sentiment are by Clearly Besotted. I used Dried Marigold Distress Ink and Blossom, Marigold and Moss Spectrum Aqua pens, spritzing the stamps before applying to watercolour card. I gave the image a quick spritz after stamping to diffuse the colour even more.  The sentiment was stamped with Adirondack Slate ink.

To finish, I mixed blue mica powder with water and lightly splattered the background.


11 comments:

Esther said...

What a beautiful effect. So clever to use mica splatters for that extra touch. This is a fab LIM entry!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

That's one gorgeous stamp set and beautifully stamped here. So perfect for the challenge with pastels. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

Susan said...

So pretty and delicate. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Cara said...

Such a pretty delicate card. I love that technique. Cara x

Chrissie said...

Just love this watery effect with those beautiful subdued colours!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lillian, gorgeous card, I love your watery pastel effect :D x

Joyce said...

Your water colored flowers are simply gorgeous. Such a pretty card.

Sid said...

Gorgeous dreamy images !!

Viv said...

Great card and such a pretty delicate flower too ;) Viv xx

Sharon said...

Such a beautifully feminine card Lilian. The poppy images are just perfect for the pastel colour challenge.
Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Anne said...

Sorry to be so late with my commenting, what a soft and pretty card Lilian love your poppies, even the invasive ones!
Thanks so much for joining us
Anne
"Less is More"

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