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)

Smooth white

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

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!


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.

Anonymous 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

cookcreateread 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 Butterworth said...

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

Darlene 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 ..

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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