Friday, November 2, 2012

Just Add Ink #142.....

Our challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is a great "Sketch" provided by Mae.
I enjoyed using this sketch and pretty much kept it as is, not being one to think outside the box to much with sketch's,  l still try doing something a little different if the mojo is playing nice!

Once l had water coloured and fussy cut the image for the main panel, it still looked a little blah, so l clear embossed the black panel, using the poppies repetitively to add interest and a little texture.
The end result is rather bold & striking, don't you think?

The Design Team have once again pulled out all stops and really come up with some fantastic cards. Don't forget to swing by their blogs and leave them some love, it's always appreciated...:0)

               "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
Pleasant Poppies
Poppy Parade-Old Olive & Versamark Inks
Basic Black-Poppy Parade & Watercolour Cardstocks
Silver Glimmer Paper & Tasteful Trim Die
Basic Rhinestones & Adorning Accents Embossing Folder
Clear E/P-Aqua Pen
All products used are Stampin-Up.


  1. I cannot imagine that at ANY stage this card looked "blah", my friend! Absolutely stunning result. LOVE the clear-embossed poppies in the background, and the blingy touches. You are my watercolouring hero. Always love your work!

  2. Wow, Nikki! This card is awesome! Beyond awesome! I love it!

  3. Absolutely stunning Nikki! Love how vibrant the coloured poppies are & the subtle interest of the clear embossed ones. Hugs ♥

  4. Nikki this is stunning - love your clever lateral touches of the silver glimmer ric rac and the embossed hearts. AND the poppies are just plain gorgeous!!xxx

  5. Oh this is just gorgeous! I LOVE the realness of these flowers - I've tried it and mine look blahhh! You've done an amazing job with these poppies!

  6. Bold, striking and absolutely beautiful!

  7. What beautiful poppies! I love how you fussy cut them so they would pop! Just beautiful!

  8. No thing 'Blah' about it, what a fab job with those poppies! That stamp is on my wishlist.

  9. This is a real "WOW" card Nikki. Stunning and beautiful!