Monday, April 08, 2013

SNSS new release - Precious Poppies

I couldn't pass up Korin's Precious Poppy set - I love the sizes of the images and it's really a beautiful addition to my poppy collection.  Here's the set - it is actually a huge double set - 8"x6"!


I was in mixed media mode when I got these, so I created a quick background with acrylic paints and dkdesigns stamps, then stamped the larger poppies with Versafine ink and used the outines as a guide for more acrylic painting.

I used a one-stroke technique where you load 2 colors of paint on the brush at one time. When my painting was done, I splattered the same colors of paint over the flowers with a long liner brush.


For my second card, I started off in the same way - acrylic paints on my background, and dkdesigns stamps inked over the top. On this piece I stamped the chevron border from the Grunge Borders set in chalk ink. I spray painted white through a stencil in the corners, but it doesn't show up well - note to self......... don't buy the cheap spray paint again!

When my background was dry, I stamped the poppies in black, then stamped them again on white cardstock, cut out the flowers, and layered those onto the painted panel.

I used a die cut as a stencil with white acrylic paint (small squares) - I put the paint right onto my finger, and rubbed it into the openings.


Click below for more samples using this set and its companion, Poppy Background. Thanks for visiting me!!


Thanks for stopping by!

39 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm always so blown away by your talent, Dina! These poppies are just gorgeous.:)

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  2. Wow, what a gorgeous painting on your first card. I love the acrylic paints. Beautiful colors, too.

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  3. Wow, that first one looks like a piece or artwork/painting! And I really like the black image of the second one, it really stands out!

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  4. Great mixed media techniques with these beautiful poppies.

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  5. Wow, these are phenomenal. Your mixed media poppies just make a statement. I love both of these cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Wow!!! Need I say more.

    These cards are packed with talent and creativity!!! LOVE them both!

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  7. Gasp -
    BEAUTIFUL!
    Thank you for brightening up my day!
    Sandra ltb

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  8. Gorgeous mixed-media designs, Dina!

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  9. Gorgeous paintings! Oh wait they are cards! Silly me. LOL They are Gorgeous!!

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  10. Great techniques on both of these cards. The background of both cards is beautiful and really helps to show off these great stamps.

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  11. LOVE your cards! I am so intimidated by mixed media, but I LOVE the results. You've created a fantastic work of art!! TFS God bless!!

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  12. Your creations are always stunning.

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  13. Personally, I don't think I could pull off the mixed media look, but these two cards are amazing!! Specially the first with the gorgeous painted poppies. LOVE it.

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  14. Wow!! These are amazing!

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  15. NO WAY!!! The first one is too amazing--It is a piece of art!

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  16. How pretty this is. I would like to frame it.

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  17. Lovely cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  18. THE THANK YOU CARD IS STUNNING. Absolutely beautiful.

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  19. Francie in Montreal4/09/2013 6:29 AM

    Masterpieces indeed. I am wowed.

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  20. Great job on both of your cards. They're like pieces of art! The first card makes me think of Monet. Just beautiful!

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  21. dina, love the background effect you have on your cards. nice showcasing of the stamps

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  22. colleen howell4/09/2013 8:23 AM

    |I love your first card, it is so pretty. your techinque is awesome

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  23. Holy cow...I am completely in awe of these gorgeous cards. I love the painting technique on the first one and the way you left the stamps black and white on the second one. Boy do you have some talent. TFS

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  24. Both cards are beautiful, love the poppy stamp set. My garden is always full of beautiful poppies. Mary L Schreiber

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  25. Love both but the canvas is stunning!

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  26. Dina! Stop "making me" spend my art & craft allowance! :o) I received my window bag last week and love it. Now, I guess, I just have to get this set - your painting is lovely!

    Take care Sister and STAY POSITIVE!

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  27. I just love the way your poppies card turn out with just two colors

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  28. Dina, I'm not quite as artistic as you...but I can use the same colors and the easy idea parts. Great cards!!

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  29. Very creative use of this set! I especially like how the white posies pop against that colorful background. :)

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  30. Your first card is spectacular. You are so talented.

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  31. Wow! You must be an artist! The way you painted the first card, it looks like it should be hanging in a gallery. Love the coloring and the chevron design on the 2nd card with the white poppies.

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  32. Wow!! I never thought of using acrylic paints on my images! Looks fantastic!!

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  33. WOW such artistic creation. Love the way you used the stamps.

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  34. Gorgeous cards Dina! Love the mixed media on both. Such a different look from the usual stamped image. The acrylic painting is just beautiful!

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  35. Beautiful cards,Love your painting,just awesome!

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  36. Wow, very pretty! Love your mix media use of this set, very cool, lovely painting.

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  37. both cards are AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS!

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  38. you should totally do a tutorial on both these cards :)

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