Monday, 25 May 2015

Grunge Up Your Poppies


Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well out there. I know some of you have had poorly animals to cope with so my best wishes go to you all and the lovely animals too of course!

I have done a painting on my beloved wood inspired by this very beautiful post here.
The only trouble is I have no poppy stamps! That doesn't usually deter me so out came the Speedycarve and I made a little poppy stamp (which you can see later) but although I was pleased with it, it wasn't quite big enough. So I thought, just draw the poppies and then paint them......simples!






Grab your piece of wood, sand it down, Decoart Gesso it, brayer on your paint ( I used the cheaper Decoart Acrylic Crafters paints) add a little stamping for texture and interest, draw your flowers, paint them using Decoart Media Fluid paints, then use a posca pen and Stabilo all pencil to highlight the flowers....all done.....oh and add aTim Holtz Small Talk sentiment and you're all finished.


I cannot recommend the Decoart Media Fluid paints enough. They really have the most wonderful, statin sheen to them and the colours are so vibrant, makes painting a real joy.


I am entering this into the following challenges:


The Mixed Media Monthly, May Flowers

Anything but Cute, Vintage Garden

Stamping Sensations, Flower Power ( I've used a Dina Wakley stamp for the background)

That Craft Place, Shabby Chic

Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes


Hope you like it
Donna x

32 comments:

  1. I love those bold poppies, Donna, even more so now I know they are hand carved.

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  2. Gorgreous project Donna ! Your poppies are fabulous ! Sue C x

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  3. Wow, thought it reminded me of something I'd seen but this is a brilliant road you've gone down, amazing poppies Donna, love, love love the piece FAB! Will be pinning. Hugs Ruth x

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  4. Holy freaking magnifique!! How do I love thee poppies, let me count the ways!! WOW, what an amazing background, the texture and colours blend together so well, I want to touch it!! The vibrant poppies are just jumping off the screen, what a stunning contrast!! I was going to suggest you enter this in my new challenge, but then I saw...you already did, YAY!!

    It is such an honour for me to say Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge, I really appreciate your support! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  5. What a title Donna! You can't grunge pretty poppies no matter how hard you try. They will pretty up grunge without even trying. Your poppies are quite pretty and that grunge background is a beauty. "...just draw it and paint it." You make it sound so easy. For me that's easier said than done. So I will just sit here and enjoy your drawing.

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  6. Beautiful,love your poppies.xxx

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  7. This is just stunning Donna and those poppies are just so beautiful - love it
    x catherine

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  8. I really like that Donna! Thank goodness for speedy carve when you don't have a stamp handy. Would you mind if I ask where you get your DecoArt Media paints from? I have been looking for some and can only see them on Amazon.
    Hugs, Lynne x

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  9. What a fabulous grungy background, Donna - amazing layers, and your hand-drawn poppies are stunning.
    Alison xx

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  10. It's official!! You are a true artist beautifully drawn and painted on the most fabulous grungy backdrop. Book the gallery space now.
    Biggest hugs
    Amanda x

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  11. An amazingly beautiful creation Donna. Such a gorgeous background for your wonderful poppies. Love it!
    Fliss xx

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  12. Poppies are one my faves although I do not have a poppy stamp myself :). I love that beautiful contrast of the splash of red against that goreous background!
    XX

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  13. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  14. Love poppies and I love these!! Love the rich red and the tones you've used on them, so spot on!! Gorgeous!! xx

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  15. Brilliant grungy background and wonderful poppies! Stunning piece!
    Thanks so much also for adding it to Mixed Media Monthly!

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  16. Ah you make it sound so simple Donna, wonderful creation, fab painting. Nx

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  17. Beautiful card. We’re moving on Wednesday! I hope you’ve had a chance to visit the new blog and become a follower. If you haven’t had a chance yet, remember, it is a requirement to claim prizes at IDCB. If you have, thank you so much for your support and thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Wendy DT x

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  18. Stunning project! I love the background and the poppies are fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  19. Sounds very easy peasy when you put it your way. lol. Wonderful design of those poppies, they look dimensional and luscious! Awesome sauce background and sentiment. Fantabulous design!

    Thanks for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

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  20. A really pretty creation Donna, as a 'Poppyoholic' it ticks all my boxes.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  21. Donna, I'm loving that you hand drew and painted your poppies! Before I found stamps and die cuts and such, I was a handdraw/handpaint kinda girl, so I always have to give a big round of applause to anyone who steps up to the plate to do this! Your poppies are c'est magnifique! And a lovely colored background to boot! Love the textured look you have achieved using just paints!

    Thank you for joining our Vintage Garden Challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  22. Fabulous background indeed! Perfection! The contrast of colour is amazing! The artist no 1 at her best! ;) big hugs,
    Xxx

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  23. Thanks for referring us to your inspiration site, Donna. I enjoyed reading both that post and yours! Great texture but softer colors allow the background to be just that...ground...allowing your beautiful red flowers to command center stage! I have a canvas. I have paints. You might just have inspired me!

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  24. Wow Donna, the textures on this and your poppies is simply stunning, talented lady ! Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck.
    Julie x

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  25. I absolutely love this. The poppies are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

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  26. Wonderful work of art!!! Love that grunge background, perfect for those gorgeous poppies!! Just fantastic! Thank you for joining Vintage Garden at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

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  27. I always love it when there is so much texture and a flower that looks like it pops of!! Thank you for sharing at Stamping Sensations!

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  28. That's a wonderful creation, I love poppies.

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  29. Gorgeous as always Donna, those poppies are so vibrant xx

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  30. Amazing! Love the bold colors of the poppies! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  31. Such pretty poppies on wood. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  32. this is really beautiful! love the hand drawn flowers on the grungy wood block. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment,it's really appreciated.

Donna.x