Welsh Poppy

Today I have another page celebrating the flowers found in my garden. This time we have the Welsh poppy which are flowering so beautifully at the moment (grin!).

I started by stamping the poppy heads from a Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set using black Versafine Ink. Then I added some white gesso to the background using a palette knife, leaving the gesso thick in places; I left it to dry overnight. Next I painted Sap Green, Hooker’s Green and Burnt Sienna Kuretake watercolour paints over the background by applying water to the page first and then painting on the colours and letting them blend together. I added more detail to the background including: the numbers using a stencil from Craft Sensations and Black Soot Distress Ink; the text which was stamped using a Script stamp from Kaisercraft and the same Black Soot ink; and also a Solar & Lunar stamp from Finnabair using Cottage Ivy Memento Ink.

The poppy heads are coloured and shaded using Yellow and Gold Spectrum Aqua markers and also Canary, Honeycomb and Lime Green Winsor & Newton Promarkers. Then I stamped the stems and leaves using the same Flower Garden stamp set and black Archival Ink. They are shaded using Olive Green and Forest Green Winsor & Newton Promarkers.

I added some Mini Squares using a stencil from Creative Expressions and some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. The “Welsh Poppy” wording was created using letter stickers from Kaisercraft and the huge bee was from a Field Notes Ephemera Pack by Tim Holtz which finished the page.

If you are interested you can see the other pages that were inspired by two of my spring flowering plants in my garden here:

Like my page there are two shades of Welsh poppies in our garden, here are the golden orange ones …

… and these are the yellow ones, aren’t they beautiful (grin!).

Hoping that you are staying safe and well! x

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m pleased to join the lovely Mia from Craftartista over at Art Journal Journey and her Flowers challenge this month with my Welsh Poppy page.

I’m so happy to be able to join the #119 – Picture Inpiration challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with the green and yellow colour palette, poppy flowers and Mini Squares scattering the background. Thanks so much for my win too, how exciting!

I’m joining in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their We’re All A-Buzz challenge as I added a huge bee on my page.

I’m also joining the Oh, Man! challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with the masculine styled background of my page.

Don’t forget that you still have time to join our Beautiful Blooms Challenge this month over at A Vintage Journey; my art journal page would be perfect for this challenge and I hope you will join in the fun too – it would be lovely to see you there!

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Tim Holtz Collection Sampers Anonymous (Flower Garden CMS215)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paint set (Sap Green No:53, Hokker’s Green No:52, Burnt Sienna No:46)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Art 154892)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Script CS752)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot, Rusty Hinge)
  • Prima Marketing Finnabair Clear Stamp (Solar & Lunar 966997)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Cottage Ivy)
  • Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Yellow, Gold)
  • Winsor & Newton Promarker (Canary Y367, Honeycomb C547, Lime Green G178, Olive Green Y724, Forest Green G356)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Creative Expressions Mini Stencils (Mini Squares CEMSSQUARE)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Mix & Match – Alpha SS252)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Ephemera Pack (Field Notes #TH94051)
  • Stix2 Glue Dots

16 thoughts on “Welsh Poppy

  1. Hi Jo, i’m totally lost with all my catch ups I came to see tremendous tulips and was transported to the beauty of your welsh poppy.. Those bright pops of colour must me a real haven for the Bee’s and be a ray of sunshine in your beautiful garden. Love this journal page so much Jo.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend stay safe & take care Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S Thank you also for sharing with us over @ Paperbabe Stamps ever appreciated xx

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  2. What a beautiful page Jo, a celebration of springtime indeed. Poppies are everywhere just now, in all colours, and I so enjoy seeing them. Your garden photos are gorgeous. Have a great weekend, take care, hugs, Valerie

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  3. A stunning page Jo. The yellow Welsh poppy looks beautiful, it must be a joy to see in your garden.
    Thank you for linking to Mia’s theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. I absolutely love your gorgeous work of art – the Welsh Poppies in 2 shades look amazing as does your background; and I LOVE that bee! I also enjoyed seeing your beautiful bluebells and tulips pages!!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are well! HUGS!!!

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  5. Poppies are my favourite flowers, Jo! I LOVE your beautiful page. Great spring scenery! Thank you so much for joining again my challenge at AJJ! Kisses, my friend.
    And hope that you will join my blogaversary candy!

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  6. Wow, yellow poppies. I am not sure I have seen yellow ones-it is always the red or orange ones around here. I’ve tried growing them but have never had luck. Beautiful flowers and I love how your portrayed them on your journal page Jo. And the stenciled numbers look great on the page and make it not quite so delicate. Thanks for joining Mia’s challenge at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

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  7. What absolutely incredible beauties. This page of poppies is not just lovely, it is relevant to those of us in the states who celebrate Memorial Day tomorrow. Poppies are associated with that day. This is also great because it is a great page for Mia’s theme at Art Journal Journey. Sheer beauties on the page and in your garden.

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  8. Woww what an Amazing Art journal page Jo !! Wonderful background and colours, love the bee and the beautiful flowers. Happy new week
    Stay safe dear, big hugs

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  9. This is a favorite for me, Jo! I love poppies, and you have given them such realism and dimension with your coloring. My goodness, they just pop off that delicious watery background and look just like the ones growing in your garden. Lucky you to have these gorgeous flowers in your own yard! I’m so happy you were able to play along at The Funkie Junkie Boutique in our Oh, Man! challenge! Have a lovely day!

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  10. Beautiful flowery inspiration! Love my poppies and yours are exceptional! Thanks for playing in the OH man challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!

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