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Thursday, 24 February 2011

California Poppy


The poppies are made from kitchen towel spritzed and splodged with various inks and paints made at a Cubby Hole collage workshop with Sarah Anderson. I stuck the kitchen towel onto thinnish card and put it through the Cuttlebug using Provo Craft Poppy die.

This die comes with a honeycomb die which I also cuttled using the same paper. I removed the kitchen paper away from the card and used a torn section.
The card is needed to enable it to be "cuttled"


 I painted (ha ha!) the green, yellow   and blue directly onto the card.
Might have over done it but thought I'd share it :)


California Poppies are yellow, orange,  the flowers appear in spring and last through summer. It is the state flower for California. April 6th is California Poppy day.
 Info about poppies from Garden Guides web site.

This was originally intended for Less is More
but it just happens to be the PDCC  colours for this week...  how cool is that..
Challenge Entries
Less is more;   Spring
PDCC;   green, blue and orange

tc Sue xx

29 comments:

Suzanne Brookfield said...

I love this Sue...I need to see it in the flesh. Think its great and your "painting" is just perfect.. SWOT! :)

Susan Allan said...

Lovely work!
This reminds me of how much I love Californian poppies...I strive to grow them in my garden, they grew better further north.

Lovely use of kitchen roll... such versatile paper!
Sue xx

Jan said...

Wow this is stunning xx Jan

Michele Gross said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I'm amazed it started off with kitchen towel! Very cool technique and I love the poppies. I grew up in Southern California where the poppies grew wild...such beautiful flowers :) Glad you came to play with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Sarah Anderson said...

LoVe this Sue! That cuttlebug die is one of my favourites, although I rarely use it!??!! The painted bits are fab, and definitely not overdone. Fab card, thanks for playing :)

Sarah Anderson said...

ps on a day like today, bluebell days don't seem too far off :)

Debgem said...

I love it! The poppies are so bright and cheerful. I like the texture from the kitchen paper and the embossing. I love your painted leaves. It's fab!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece Sue, love the poppies and the colours work fantastically. Your added paint is a wonderful and perfect addition. Tracy Evans x

massofhair said...

Wow fantastic technique & colours. Sarah A's workshops are always fun & inspirational. My blog header was done in one of her journaling classes..... Must be fun to be the first card entered. Off to make mine now! Fantastic card:-)

pickle said...

A work of art!! stunning xx

Chrissie said...

This is a very interesting concept... I have the die but haven't used it with kitchen towel... I have used toilet tissue with a die before now for a special effect.
Experiments are great!
Thanks for joining us again. See you next time.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Aquarius said...

Well you've certainly used kitchen roll to good effect on this card - would never have thought of that!! I like the way you've painted in the greenery too.

Nigel said...

This is fantastic. I love poppies and I want this card! :)

This has to be a contender for top spot :)

Dawn said...

Love the kitchen towel idea through the CB. Will have to remember that one. lovely card and I learn't some thing too, thanks.

Love Dawn xx

ding said...

What a lovely card, the flowers are so clever and I love the hand painted touch, totally unique.
Diane x

Viv said...

Great 'experiment' with kitchen roll, didn't it turn out great too, well done :O) Viv xx

TAM said...

A fabulous card - really vibrant

Mandi said...

Super card Suzi
Effective flowers, they are super
Thank you for joining us
See you again
mandi
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

You've created a very unique card and I love your painting too. It all fits together really well. x

themessycraftroom said...

Wow Suzi, fantastic card never heard of that idea before, It looks lovely I have those poppies in my garden. Love how you've painted as well. Your so creative. Hugs x ChrisB

Jimjams said...

This turned out beautifully - the pain sets off the red perfectly. Jemma x

Papillon said...

What a beautiful stylish card-LOVE the poppies and the painting is just right! you are a clever girl. xx

Susan said...

Very creative and so pretty! Never would have thought to use a paper towel!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Suzi, I like the new look of your blog. WHat a breath of fresh air. ANd I loved reading about how you created your card. It is so lovely! Glad you played with us again at the Play Date cAfe. :)

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, I love how you created the flowers thanks for sharing.

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous watercoloring...it looks like it should be on a canvas in an art museum! Wonderful job with our colors this week, so glad you could join us at the Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE your technique here! Gorgeous work, and I adore the way your kitchen towels added such amazing texture!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh! And thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe! You are an amazing artist!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love that you spritzed kitchen towel to create those flowers - they are so gorgeous and work so well with your layout. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe this week.