Thursday, May 12, 2016

Watercolor Poppies with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance April Kit

It is always so exciting when I have the opportunity to learn and develop a new technique. I was so thrilled to receive the Creativity Add on with the Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels, Himalayan Poppy stamp, and Prima Water brushes along with the Color Add On Brusho Crystals. I heat embossed the stamped image and watercolored the gorgeous poppies. I am not a watercolor artist, so I gave myself the freedom to paint samples to help learn techniques as well figuring out color selection. 

I have created a technique video sharing how to watercolor this fabulous image with the Creativity and Color Add On products.


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Here's the fabulous April "Wonderful" Scraps of Elegance Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

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To finish the image for this card, I rubbed ThermoWeb Deco Foil Transfer Adhesive across a foam makeup sponge and used it to apply the adhesive to a script stamp which I used around the edges and in to the poppy image. I let it sit until completely dry then applied the gold Deco Foil from the main kit. As I suspected with using such a detailed stamp, the gold did not adhere to all of the stamping. I pulled out my Sweet Violet Purple Teal Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals from a previous SOE kit and rubbed it lightly across the card, which left a lovely halo of purple around the poppies and darkened into a lovely teal on the stamped areas. To deepen the shading around the edges, I rubbed Donna Salazar with Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx in Wisteria, then went over that very, very lightly with Indigo. The outer paper border is the BoBunny Garland paper from the Main Kit, stamped with a grungy stamp in Wisteria. Finally I added a sentiment stamped on vellum.

Product List

Main Kit
BoBunny - Secret Garden Collection:  Garland
Thermoweb: Deco Foil Transfer Sheets (4) (Gold)

Creativity Add On
Prima Artist Quality Oil Pastel Crayons set
Prima Water Brush Pens 3pk
CC Designs 3.125x4.125" Himalayan Poppy Cling Stamp

Color Add On
Brusho Ost. Blue Crystal Color

Previous Kit
April 2015 SOE Kit ~ Lindy’s Stamp Gang - Magical - Sweet Violet Purple Teal

Other Products
Strathmore Windpower ~ MixedMedia Vellum Surface - 140 lb.
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Wisteria, Indigo, Stormy
Tsukineco ~ StazOn - Azure
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Judi-Kins ~ Embossing Powder - Metallic Bronze
Prima ~ Cling Stamps - Rust & Dust #962050
Stampendous ~ Stamps - Royal Heart
Close To My Heart ~ Just to Say - Cricut Collection
ThermoWeb ~ Deco Foil Transfer Adhesesive (Thanks Juliana Michaels!)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is such a pretty card! And I think it's great when we try new ideas and techniques... it's what keeps us fresh with our scrapping, I reckon:):)

  2. This is absolutely stunning! And thank you so much for trying our Deco Foil as well!

  3. Gorgeous, love your watercolour poppies, very striking. Tracy x

  4. Gorgeous cards, beautiful coloring and wonderful video.

  5. OH my Tracey this is gorgeous I LOVE the way you colored them and the gold embossing! Amazing ;)


  6. Very very beautiful! Magical and romantic!


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