I’m so happy to be participating in this month’s Craft-a-Flower release. For all the Brits out there, it’s just in time for Remembrance Day to celebrate and remember Veterans, just like we do in the US, on November 11th. You should be arriving from LauraJane’s blog. If not, you can track back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning, or continue around until you loop back here.

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hello, poppy (my favorite!)

The more I see this flower, the more I love it. I can’t wait until spring to plant some in the yard! But, in the meantime, these paper ones will have to do!

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intense watercolor

Though you can get the die set bundled with the Red Cosmos Gradient Cardstock, I decided to create a watercolor panel using Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers, and then diecut the shapes from the variegated panels I created.

plus detail

I couldn’t leave the florals just watercolored. I needed to add some more detail to really make them pop. So, I grabbed my new Altenew Fine Liner Pens and used a series of flicks and tiny dots to create shading in between each layer. A simple background helped the flowers shine all on their own, along with a totally appropriate sentiment for Veteran’s Day.

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Craft-A-Flower: Poppy release blog hop


  1. BeverlyBL

    I love your variegated layers and the accents you added to the layers. Made for outstanding poppies!

  2. Cindy C.

    Stunning card!

  3. Andrea P

    Love the water color use and layout used. Very talented work and creativity to give the flower the black shading.

  4. Kristi H.

    Wonderful! The shading really adds that extra something. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Sue A

      This is one of my favorite cards. Love it.

  5. Margi Marie

    Beautiful card!. So artistic with the shading, more art than craft. Thank you!

  6. Peg Frushour

    Absolutely gorgeous poppies!!

  7. Jade

    Wow! The pen marks made a lovely card even more incredible.

  8. Linda BL

    Love your card. The detail you created with the fine liner pens–just love it. I happen to be a fan of stippling so your card is one of my favorites on the hop. You also matched the poppy color used in Remembrance Day poppies. I remember having poppies when I was young in the U.S. I wish they would bring back that tradition.

  9. Susan B

    Oh My!!! Your card is so beautiful. I love all the detail on the Poppies!

  10. Sharon Gullikson

    I like the rich colors. How pretty, just like real Poppies.

  11. Lois K

    Beautiful card. The pen really adds a nice touch. Thanks for sharing

  12. Kerry Gooderham

    Once again you amaze! I love the water coloured flowers – in fact I’m receiving a pan set for my birthday and my husband is going to teach me how to watercolour. I will use your cards as examples of what to aspire towards.

  13. Meghan Kennihan

    Incredible colors and layers! JUST GORGEOUS!

  14. Amy

    Perfect color choices for the poppies, and you are right, perfect for Veteran’s Day!!

  15. Nicki Baxley

    Love your use of this set

  16. Marisela Delgado

    So beautiful!

  17. Jessica Scott

    oh my goodness the water coloring is just perfect and then adding the pen details is something I never would have thought to do and it definitely makes a huge difference!

  18. Cathy K.

    Stunning! Your watercoloring and detailing are beautiful.

  19. sue w.

    Nicole your poppies are beautiful!
    stamping sue

  20. Carol McCready

    I love the poppies ; the colors are so pretty.

  21. Juanita

    Those reds look so real. TFS

  22. Jeanne Beam

    Gorgeous card! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing…

  23. Dawn Cooksley

    Sooo lovely.. I am always amazed by the variety of cards and projects that all the designers make for craft a flower…

  24. Cheryl B

    Beautiful! Love the detailing you added.

  25. Cyndi Morris

    I’m loving those gorgeous red poppies! Your cards are beautiful.

  26. Dorothy Ayotte

    Beautiful card and perfect coloring! I especially like your finishing touches with the shading in black. Just stunning.

  27. Silvia Hutchinson

    I LOVE the depth that you added to the poppies with watercolors and lines and dots!!

  28. Lauryne Cunningham

    What a gorgeous card! I love the bold colors and the pen detail!

  29. Aimee Phillips

    Incredible layers for your poppy!! Sooo beautiful!!!.
    Great inspiration.

  30. Kimberly Winston

    That card is INSANE! The little dots just make it over the top.

  31. Rema DeLeeuw



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