Saturday, April 06, 2013

Inchie Arts - Poppies ATC

I was so excited to get the new ATC size matboard pieces from Inchie Arts that I sat down with my Prismacolor pencils and colored one up right away. I must be homesick - or just missing spring, or wildflowers... I ended up coloring a little scene of poppies in a field. I love poppies...

These images are from Flourishes' Poppy Patch set, and the flowers are separate so you can create your own bouquet or scene, or stamp a single flower. The picture below is actually how my dark cream ATC started - I stamped the images in Potter's Clay Memento ink.

Here is a closer image so you can see the tooth on the matboard - these take color so well. I took my time coloring and was able to layer many light layers of color to get the effect I wanted. Layers of color are good for the soul, I think. :)

Here's a closer look at the poppies - I actually used a dark blue and a dark brown to add shading after I was satisfied with my range of yellows and oranges - the blue was a little scary for me, but I think we need that sometimes! I've read that some artists use complementary colors for shading, and the brown adds a vintage touch that I tend to like in my colored work.

I think this ATC will stay as is, and probably end up in a frame so I can keep it on my desk! Can't wait to try one of these larger Art Squares on a card front - stay tuned for that!

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Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. I'm linking this up for Flourishes' summer challenge too - I know these are spring flowers, but the warm orange color reminds me of summer!


  1. This card caught my eye. It is such beautiful card. I love the colors and the look.
    Thank you.

  2. This is gorgeous Dina! Love the colouring.

  3. Hang on a sec...picking my jaw up off the floor...

    WOW! This is stunning Dina! I love these colors and your depth of color and detail is amazing! Gorgeous creation!

    Thanks for playing with Flourishes!

  4. The poppy's colored are just gorgeous Dina. Love it!

  5. Goodness you have mad skills! I LOVE this beautiful wonderful project!

  6. Truly magnificent. I think it is an excellent idea to frame it.

  7. Dina this is fabulous, beautiful shading as always girlie.

  8. One word -- breathtaking!!!!!!!! I would try to cover this in some way and make it a magnet so I could stare at it's beauty daily! :-)

  9. What a beautiful technique and design! I am truly in awe of the process from where it started to the finished piece! It looks completely amazing!

  10. OH MY!!!!!! This looks like a FAMOUS PAINTING!!!!!!!! :) IT'S WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  11. Dina, I totally looks like an amazing painting! Fabulous inspired summer card...thanks for joining in the fun! Hugs ~S~