with Angela Kelley

I Love The Poppy


I have really been enjoying making paper flowers lately. A Muse Studio carries crepe paper in  an abundance of beautiful colors, and it’s not just for party decorations!! When I first saw this beautiful orange, I thought about making California Poppies. Once I started playing with it however, I remembered the beautiful giant Asian Poppies that our neighbor grew when I was a child. They had fuzzy stems and buds, and as they opened they had delicate “crinkled paper” petals of red, or this same shade of orange. The centers were dark grey with  dusty black pollen.  So lovely! Thank you Mr. McGee for sharing your wonderful poppies!!

I used our Orange crepe paper for the petals and our Slate crepe paper for the center, dipped into Slate Splash Spray ink for the darker tones. I decided to pare my poppy with two of our new A Muse Studio Fiesta colors, Marigold and Habanero. Sentiment is from “Big Words”, also new from A Muse. These new items will be available July 1st when our new catalog goes live!! If you would like a copy please contact me.

Hope that you are having a wonderful day today, thanks for stopping by!

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