Hey y’all, it’s Lisa here. Is it cold where you are? It sure is here! While writing this post I heard on the radio that we had a record breaking 19 F here today — it was 12 F with the windchill! Those who live up north will laugh, but that is cold for us here in Austin, Texas! That beat our 1972 record! More cold temps are on the way, too. Then we’ll go back up in the seventies for the weekend. Crazy!
Anyhow, this brings me to today’s card — a bouquet of fresh spring poppies!
I just love poppies, and couldn’t wait to play with these stamps and new daubers! I wanted to try using them to ink my stamp — really like how this turned out!
Here’s a peek at my process: I decided to make the flowers Lemon Yellow — it’s a nice cheery yellow. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always love my Butter Bar — but this Lemon Yellow is so nice! Then I inked the stem and leaves with Lime Green. Finally, I dabbed a bit of Ultra Pink to the center of the flowers. Daubers are water-based, so they will blend together to form new colors. Then I stamped the poppy and ta dah!
You can see how the Lemon Yellow + Ultra Pink made a kind of orangey-pink color — kinda like Pale Tomato, no?
When trying this technique, it’s best to work with the lightest colors first and then add darker ones. The coolest thing is that you don’t have to worry about contaminating your colors — just swipe the dauber on paper and the color comes right off. It can give you some neato effects, too! I usually try to do my swipes on white cardstock so that I can use it for something else later.
Then I tapped the same dauber colors on a craft sheet and used a water brush to pick up the color and splatter it over the card — love doing this!
Last but not least for today, we have a winner to announce from last Friday’s giveaway — it’s Janis in ID (comment #126 on January 3rd at 1:59 pm). Congratulations, Janis! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. A big thank you to all who participated!
Thanks so much for joining me today! And keep warm!