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Modern Poppy is such a pretty image–I thought it would be fun to pair it up with Big Bl serving as the backdrop.

So many ways to color a poppy, but, I thought I'd give this design more of a "California" poppy look, hence the yellows and oranges on the blossom.  The center was accented once again with some luscious chocolately brown glitter, and I decided to sprinkle some Twinkle Stickers, too.  I just like the look!

I trimmed out loosely by hand around the uneven edge and I like the effect of that.  I also felt it looked most effective 3D mounted to the Buttercup card base, without being matted with an additional layer of contrasting card stock.  Hand-lettered the sentiment.  Here's a tip for hand-lettering:  use a straight edge and a pencil to lightly draw a line where you want to write.  This will keep you from "sloping", which I always seem to do when I write free-hand.  *chuckle*   I also like using a fine-tip pigment pen for hand-lettering, personally speaking.  Then I use a white eraser to make my guidelines vanish! *wink*

Have a fan-stamp-magorical day!  BTW–how fun to read so many of you are Disney fans like me! *chinkle*


Stamp images: Modern Poppy, Big Bl; Paper:  Buttercup Yellow 4 Bar note card, Micro Dot Twinkle Stickers all by by A Muse Artstamps; Ink:  Fluid Chalk in Ice Blue, Lime Pastel, Olive Pastel & Versamagic Jumbo Java; Glitter:  Art Institute; Colored pencils:  Koh-I-Noor; Pigment Pen:  Pigma Micron in Dark Brown .05

  1. This image just pops off the page!!! Stunning!

  2. I always admire how you know just the right thing to finish off and make a card zing!! This is wonderful!!

  3. Love this – such vivid colors!

  4. Love this Julie! Fabulous colouring!

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