Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Poppy Kids

 It was so wonderful to play around with stamps and paper again.  I have really been blocked for the past couple of months, and getting to Lissie's, and seeing the color challenge the Paper Players had going on, my mojo returned.  I haven't created a card, let alone participated in a challenge in forever.  I pulled out a stamp set I've always loved, but never purchased, and got to work.

Let me tell you, there is some heavy duty coloring on that card!  Not that I minded, though, since I find coloring so very soothing. :o)

I found the lanterns were a bit hard to see using Versamark alone, so I stamped in Versamark, then Poppy Parade, then hit it with the clear embossing powder and the heat gun.  I'm pretty pleased with the results. :o)

I have loved Poppy Parade since it debuted, but have had a much more difficult time using it than I thought I would.  It's just so stinkin' intense.

At any rate, the challenge really got me motivated, and I wound up creating two other cards using the colors as well!

This card uses:
*Stamp Sets: "Kimono Kids", "So Many Sayings"
*Paper: Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
*Ink: Black Staz-On, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizazz, Versamark

I'll post another one of the cards tomorrow--it is very different, quite CAS.



jimlynn said...

So cute and your coloring is fabulous!

Bailey's Leaf said...


Ann Schach said...

Wow! Your coloring is fabulous! Such an adorable card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Rach! I am so happy you are back and playing again! I always love your creations. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Jen said...

That's a LOT of coloring! And you'd done a fabulous job with it. This was a perfect color challenge for those images.

jaydee said...

Yay, for poppy parade! You got me hooked on this color! This card is A D O R A B L E!!! Fabulous coloring job. I love the way you incorporated the colors into your card and yet kept it clean and stunning!

I am very pleased that you got back into stamping agai and, like you, find coloring immensely soothing. It really is a meditative exercise!

So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week

Anne Marie said...

Hi Rach! This is one of my favorite stamp sets and I LOVE how you used the colors on those little kimino kids! Eeek! Adorable in every way! A lot of coloring but SO worth it. The embossed lanterns are such a fabulous touch. SO pretty! Thanjks so much for playing along with The Paper Players this week! :)

LeAnne said...

I have trouble with Poppy, but the way you've used it here, with these adorable images and your fabulous coloring, makes me like it much more!!! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Nance said...

Too stinkin' cute! You've done a fabulous job coloring this stamp set. I just had to zoom in to see all the incredible detail--even the saffron dragonfly! And the embossed lanterns are the perfect touch. So glad you found your mojo with the Paper Players! :-)