Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Red Poppies in the garden

I've been playing with watercolouring die cut images as it's a great way to stretch your dies. I tried with a penny black holly branch a few weeks ago and loved the image.  These small poppies from Memory box were a little more difficult and and I need more practice.
The background is meant to look like a wooden fence and the grass is watercoloured and then die cut using an old My Favorite Things grass die.
I'm not sure what I'll use the card for, so I'm not going to put a sentiment on it quite yet.

I'm entering this card in for the following challenges


I'd love to hear from you 😏

Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: Watercolour, 110lb white
Ink: None
Accessories: watercolours, Memory box Poppy die, My favorite things grass die, Embossing folder (SU)
Techniques: watercolouring, die cutting.


  1. Oh my Christine..I LOVE your poppy garden with your woodgrain fence background and grass. Your die cut poppies are so beautifully watercoloured too. Looks perfect to me. TFS your gorgeous card and your watercolouring die cut technique. Hugs..

  2. This is STUNNING!!!! What a wonderful card!!! TFS
    Paper Hugs,

  3. The poppies look great against the wood grain background! I think you did a pretty good job on watercolouring the die cut - like everything else, we'll get better with practice. Thanks for doing a card for CAS Watercolour!

  4. Everything about this is ideal, Christine! You should just keep it as table-top decoration in your home, or frame it in a shadow box!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Wow, I know you said you need more practice but to me these flowers are stunning!! Its such a perfect CAS design, those poppies are so striking against the wooden background. I think its a beautiful card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!!

  6. Your poppies are beautiful, Christine! I love the depth and detail! They look so pretty against that woodgrain!

  7. Your poppies are watercoloured beautifully, Christine!! Love the shades of red that really pop off the white dry embossed background. xx

  8. Great job on using the die to look like a stamped imaged...gorgeous water colouring. The background fence looks great too x

  9. Your bright red poppies really 'pop' against the white 'fence' Christine! love the grass below (I have that die to and use it a lot!) a beautiful card! Julia xx

  10. Gorgeous watercolouring of your diecut poppies. So bright and vivid against the white wooden fence background. Very creative. Love your beautiful poppy garden! xx

  11. Amazing picture of meadow and poppies. I love how you used this die, you painted all the elements of flowers wonderfully.
    BożenA xoxo

  12. very pretty...fresh feeling too.
    xx Karen