Friday, January 23, 2015

Power Poppy Geraniums meet Hemptique Handmade Paper

Hello friends!  It's Friday already and we're over half way through January.  Does it feel like time is flying by to you?  There's so much I want to do, and I feel like there's just not enough time to get it done.  *sigh*

I was able to use some new papers for this week's Power Poppy Peeps challenge though, and it was super fun.  While at CHA earlier this month, I saw a handmade paper company called Hemptique.  There was a watercolor demonstration going on, and the colors were absolutely brilliant on the paper.  They blended beautifully and were so striking.  Well, I happened to get some samples of the paper and couldn't wait to try them out.  This piece is for Fine Art and Printing, is non-aging and light-fast, is 250gsm and was already antiqued.  So, I just embossed the Power Poppy Geranium image with Black embossing powder and started watercoloring.  Now, I'm not a professional when it comes to coloring by any means, but I had a blast laying down the original color and adding others as they dried.  And this is what I came up with.

That sums up my card for today.  Now if you haven't already, you should really drop by the following Bloom Brigade Blogs.  These gals are never short on inspiration.

 Here's a list of the Tombow Markers I used: 837, 679, 098, 177, 373

   Happy Stamping!

StampsGeraniums Take Two (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Engraver (Prima), Hemptique, Smokey Gray and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Black Soot and Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Accessories:  Tombow Markers, Black Embossing Powder (JudiKins), Vintage Lace, Trinket Pin (Tim Holtz), Button (PTI), Fibers, Sewing Machine, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)


KimCreate said...

stunning shabby creation! Lovin the colors.

Allison Cope said...

Good golly... so rich and vintage! Love all the shabby layers and the stitching Tosh! Love it!!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, this paper is amazing, and you've done an amazing job of coloring it - first time - yikes! And the paper and lace with other embellishments make for one gorgeous vintage card that is stunning! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

The paper sounds so cool and what a gorgeous effect watercoloruing on it Tosh! Amazing embellishments too girl, you are so gifted with that!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is awesome! Love the gorgeous antique paper! Once again, have to say, LOVE your work! TFS! Joleen

Cards By Jan said...

Hi are ya girl...nice to see such a beautiful card...I LOVE all your elements, beautiful flowers, lace, sponging, layout, colouring!!

Shelly said...

So pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Um, WOW! A new paper to water color on? Fun! And love that it's already antiqued. You made a fabulous, gorgeous, amazing card, Tosh!

Pauline said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love everything - the colours, layout and all your details.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Beautiful card!!!Love the colors!!!Awesome paper!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Rich elegant feel to this one. The distressing is awesome. You can do it all girl.. awesome!

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