August Flower of the Month is poppies. I had a hard time coloring in the poppies. I started with using multiple mediums of red, orange, yellow but many of the blends looked more like purple. So I put it aside. I then ended up using red acrylic paint to paint the flowers. Then I stamped with a sentiment stamp for a small detail. I decided to add white pen to the flower lines but instantly hated it. So I grabbed a wet wipe and rubbed it off. I loved the faded white details so I did the same thing to the second flower.
The background was a background piece I did awhile ago and had in my stash. Basically it's yellow, orange and purple ink sprays along with a Tim Holtz stencil and white acrylic paint, black splatter and some script stamping. The little circles were made by using a straw and white acrylic paint.
I drew a border around the edges and made it a striped border.
To see more of the FOM designs, check out LILA GREY STAMPS