Two with One

I made these two cards with one stamp set to play along at Twofer Card challenge. This challenge is fun as you have to think of two different ways to use the same stamp set. For today’s card, I used the Fresh Cut Poppies from The Ton as I wanted to play along at their March Spring challenge too.


For my first card, I tried some water-colouring as I’ve been continuing with my watercolour lessons with Jenna Rainey’s book “Everyday Watercolor”. The book is supposed to teach you to watercolour in 30 days but as I’m not disciplined enough to watercolour everyday, its taking me 6 months! LoL! If you want to see my latest progress click here.

watercolour poppies cu.jpg

 I’m sorry I don’t have a process of my painting but my video set up is still not in place in my new craft room. I hope my written explanations will be enough. I started by stamping the poppies with Momento’s Rose Bud ink and the leaves with Versafine’s Spanish Moss ink. I gave a very light wash of a mixture of Winsor and Newton’s Opera Rose & Scarlet Lake on each petal. I then added a darker version in the places I wanted to add shade. While waiting for it to dry I painted the leaves with a mixture of Sap Green and Vandyke Brown. The middle leaves also had some lemon yellow added to the mixture.

Once the poppies were dry, I accentuated the lines which are already on the stamp, with my Prismacolor pencils. I gave a yellowy wash behind the flowers and splattered some paint once this was dry. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink and I matted this panel, cut with Stamplorations Crazy double running stitched rectangle die, onto a pink card base.

spectrum noir poppies

Since my first card was quite long to make, I decided to create a very simple CAS card for my 2nd card. I wanted to join in the fun at AAA Cards challenge which asked us to use only 1/3 of the card. So I masked the bottom 3rd of the card with a large post it and just stamped my poppies and leaves over it. The colouring of the leaves was done very simply with my Spectrum Noir sparkle brush pens and Zig clean color real brushes.

spectrum noir poppies cu

See how it sparkles! I added 2 lines with my Zigs for some detail. For the wavy sentiment, I just twisted it a little before stamping it with Versafine again. I was finished until I remembered that we were supposed to make 2 completely different themes as well for each card so I added the Birthday… Oh well, I hope its different enough!

twofer challenge

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to know what you think of my cards. Which is your favourite?

Have a great day!


I’m also sharing the first watercolour card over at:

the flower challenge.jpgThe Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

CAS WatercolourCAS Watercolor Card Challenge – Garden

the ton

And the 2nd card at:

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Floral Frenzy

addicted to stampsAddicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple






22 thoughts on “Two with One

  1. Many congratulations ! You have won our challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ! Please email us at the address in the sidebar of our Challenge Blog so we can explain how you claim your prize. Please be sure to include your full name.

    Happy shopping !

    Jo x

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  2. This is SOOO exciting!! Love your blog and your artwork! I’ve Charlie to think for that, as he posted beautifully and you liked it. Social media at its best! Love the fact you have a shop linked to your blog. Clever girl … hope it is being successful?

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  3. Your watercolouring is amazing, Gwendolyn!! Especially love the first card with the pink flowers and yellow background. So bright and beautiful. Your shading of the flowers adds so much depth and dimension! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

    Your diagonal panel with the blue flowers is so fun. Love the sweet sentiment that curls along with the image. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

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  4. Absolutely stunning blossom cards and so beautifully colored. You made two different designs that both are amazing! Thanks for joining the Twofer Challenge #3.

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  5. Oh how beautiful are both cards and your colouring is just stunning! Love the diagonal use of one third, fabulous. Thanks for playing along with AAA Cards.

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  6. Loved both your Twofer beautiful flower cards, Gwendolyn. So pleased you entered your 1st watercoloured card in our CAS Watercolour Challenge. Your flowers are so beautifully colored. TFS Hugs..

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  7. Nice save adding the word “birthday” to your second fabulous poppy card, Gwendolyn! I have to say I love this CAS beauty and how you colored the poppies blue! And your first card in traditional colors is watercolored so well! I’d say you are learning a lot from your lessons! The addition of the yellow glow and splatters makes the poppies, well, POP!! Thank you so much for playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #3!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Both of these cards are stunning Gwendolyn, love that you explain how you do them too. love the differences in each, I just got this stamp so I have some playing to do. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

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  9. These are just lovely, Gwendolyn. I do love the bright colors you’ve used for your poppies, and your watercoloring has been done beautifully. The blues of your second card, and the angle they’re on is wonderful. Such happy, pretty cards! Thank you for joining us at The Twofer Challenge!

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