Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Dreaming of summer!

There are new Shady Tree Studio stamps being released today and when I got this one, I was immediately reminded of the beautiful, delicate single layer yellow poppies that fill our garden every summer. I know them as California Poppies although I don't know if that's their real name.

I cut multiple masks so I could airbrush a little blue around them as well as overlapping the stamping and although that made the process a little time-consuming, the masks are stored in the CD case along with the stamp for next time so I only have to invest the time once!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Perfect Poppies (Shady Tree Studio - releasing today)
Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper:
Smooth white

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Other:
Copic markers
Copic Airbrush system
Inkssentials white pen by Ranger

Thanks for stopping by to take a look, I hope you enjoyed the card!

Oh - just in case anyone is wondering about that temporary blog banner! I changed over to a three column blog style as I like the wider central column and the opportunity to make use of both sides of the screen. Sadly, I didn't anticipate the fact that my existing blog banner would look very small and sad with the new layout! I have a new one planned when time permits but something seemed necessary in the meantime!

14 comments:

Karen said...

I enjoyed the card thoroughly Joanne! The colours remind me of Spring, beautifully coloured as well btw. We call them Californian Poppies here too X

Di said...

How beautiful Joanne, I really love how you've emphasised the blue around the poppies....gorgeous.

Paula said...

beautifully stamped and coloured.

Hazel said...

Lovely card, your patience in cutting out the masks paid off- that effect is great.

Sue said...

Lovely card Joanne.
We used to have lots of these poppies in our old garden.
Sue x

Suzie said...

Lovely to see such sunniness on such a dismal day!

Hazel said...

What a beautiful stamp and I love the way you've masked and airbrushed the blue - very effective. x

Morti said...

Awww - that's delightful! Really fresh and light and sunny...

Traceyr said...

Once again Joanne lovely card as always. Yes I do miss your Angel of the North well not your Angel but seeing it on your blog.

Traceyr :)

Janice said...

Eschscholzia californica, Joanne. They are one of my favourite flowers and when I googled to get the spelling of Eschscholzia the pics that came up looked just like the ones on your card!

Great card - looking forward to seeing what Mr Angelnorth looks like on your new banner!

Gez said...

Great card Joanne. Your air brushing is fantastic. :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Love your card Joanne ... I especially like the airbrushing you've been doing lately. What a nice affect! Anxious to see your new header ... you are always SO CREATIVE!!! Oh the anticipation ..

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card & I love your new header (assume its the new one cos its big!) xx

Joan B said...

I love this card so much I had to buy the stamp!