Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fall Poppies

Aloha dear ones,

I'm still wrapping my head around November already. Just can't believe it. Ok, if I remember correctly, during the fall you can still see some poppies around the southern states. If not, here are a few!

These are very simple, just colored with Copics and a few color pencils. I have not used a ribbon in a long time and had to cover some space towards the bottom. There's some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle on the flower petals and little black drops scattered in the background. And it's done :)  I am so many anniversary cards behind that I'm sorry if I didn't send you one. I'll try for next year?  This is for a coupe close by so I think we can get it to them, late.

Remember, the Daily Marker 30-day Coloring Challenge. Color anything and enter it during November. Lots of prizes and fun video tutorials, all free.

Stamp Set: "Pleasant Poppies" by Stampin' Up
Cardstock: GKD White and AC Black
Gingham Ribbon, Black Liquid Pearls, SN glitter marker
Copic markers and Prismacolor Pencils

**Helpful Hints** You know how red alcohol inks love to bleed all over the place? At least for me they do. And if I use the blender pen, it just spreads more. So... here's what I do now. If red is spilling outside the lines, I take a white opaque color pencil and just color over it. I hope you can't tell which flowers bled all over lol. Well, it's a lot less visible anyhow.


  1. Gorgeous card, beautiful poppies....I love your coloring! The addition of the red gingham ribbon is fantastic!

  2. Your card is beautiful and so is your coloring


  3. Your poppies are gorgeous. I love that you have made them the focal point with just a touch of black and then the gingham ribbon. Beautifully colored, well done!

  4. These are colored wonderfully. Gorgeous card! I love poppy stamps.

  5. Adorable poppy card! Love your "hiding red ink bleed" comment, LOL! I Love poppies, and yours really do "pop" !! Great coloring, Rosy!

  6. This is a bright and cheerful card! It counteracts the rainy, windy, filthy weather we've been having! And no, I can't see where the red ink bled. Lol.

  7. Beautiful card and gorgeous poppies. I love your tip. I have done pretty much the same thing but used a white gel pen. But I like your idea of a white lead pencil. I am always going outside the lines it seems. Sometimes I solve the problem by cutting it out then too! Where there is a will we usually find a way! hahaa!


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!