Wow. spring has come to the Bay Area and these beautiful golden poppies are every where. Using the Poppy stencil (LL521). I created this card by using the Faux Cross Stitch technique. I love this technique because it is fun and easy to do. I placed the stencil on the paper and then I rouged in color using Adirondack's Peach Bellini for the flowers and Juniper for the stems and leaves. I then took off all the tape except the last piece and slid my cross stitch screen (SC) underneath the stencil. I then add color starting with the first two colors I used Peach Bellini and Juniper and add darker color using Sunset Orange and Bottle also Adirondack inks. I edged the paper with a copic marker and then mounted the image on Tangerine Bliss. I love the Mango and White dot paper from Echo Park but it was a little busy to do for the whole background so I cut a triangle and mounted it to a notecard from Hero Arts. I added orange raindots to the corner and using double sided mounting tape pop the image from the background. There it is a CAS card which I really needed this week because I just realized at 6:00 am that it was Thursday. I hope everyone has a great and creative week. Come back next week when we have a new theme Wedding/Double Glitter. This should be fun we know everyone loves some sparkle in their life. We still have this week to do April showers..bring May flowers so make sure we see your creation just go to the Dreamweaver blog and link your card to Mr. Linky, if you have problems linking send a picture of your card to Lynell's e-mail and shse will post it to her blog. Remember you have the possibility of winning some great stencils, but just like the Lottery you have to Play to win.