Poppies Sympathy

I am still on my learning curve with the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers.  I love the bright vivid colors, so I am determined to master them!  I struggle with watercoloring......mostly because I am an in the lines type. This card was actually take 2.  I had colored in my poppies on take 1....and then attempted to add in the color wash on the background. Did not go as planned....and I could not handle the bleed of the poppy colors into my background.  On the second attempt....I colorwashed my background first.  I let the background dry and then went back in and colored the flowers.  The first panel did not go to waste though....I cut out the flowers and popped them up onto the second panel for added dimension.  I love the effect.  Here is a close up of the dimension-

The added dimension adds so much to the card.  Had it not been for my coloring issues on the first panel, I am not certain I would have taken the time to color the poppies twice.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Pleasant Poppies Stamp Set-Stampin Up
February 2015 Sentiment Kit-Unity
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
X5975 Cranberry Cardstock
Black Cardstock-Recollections
Black Pigment Ink
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Banner Die-Unknown

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Cards 4 Galz-Favorite Flower (I love the vibrant colors of a field of poppies)
Penny Black and More Challenges-Flower Power
Pile It On-Large Sentiment
The Flower Challenge-CAS
Tuesday Throwdown-Watercolor

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I am so glad your beautiful red poppies on your first attempt didn't go to waste. Great idea to cut and pop them. I love that SU stamp. A lovely cas Sympathy card Allisa. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.

  2. Gorgeous card. Love the details and colors. Thanks for your entry in our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Happy Crafting!

  3. As a confirmed 'Poppyaholic' I absolutely love your beautiful creation and the sheer elegance of the design, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. This line of poppy flowers is just beautiful, I love how you popped the top of the flowers on the stamped panel, fabulous way to rescue this beauties.
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you come and play again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  5. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. This is so pretty! I love it when those mistakes end up a happy surprise! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  7. I too love the pop of poppies in the field, you've captured their vibrancy perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Galz. :)

  8. Fab! Fab! Fab! Thank you for joining us at Cardz4Galz. xx Wendy

  9. You can't beat the colour red against a white background, it just jumps off the card. And your colouring of these flowers is just incredible, very detailed. Such a fabulous CAS card, I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!

  10. Hi again, Allisa. I enjoy all your sweet cards. I would like to warmly invite you to stop by and share your sweet cards in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Our challenges are always Anything Goes and we have AWESOME prizes. I hope that you will stop by to play along with us. I look forward to seeing you there!
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Striking cas card, so beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More challenge, good luck;-))m

  12. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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