Saturday, September 15, 2018

Cabbage and Kale ~ Power Poppy


Okay my creative friends!!  The day has finally arrived!!!  All the Power Poppy Natural Wonders stamp sets are available over in the Power Poppy store!!  Do you have a favorite?  A must have?  Shoot...I could never choose because each and every one Marcella designs seems to fit a specific purpose at one time or another.  


https://powerpoppy.com/products/cabbage-and-kale
Today we are featuring the Cabbage and Kale set.  There are 4 varieties of cabbage/kale in this set and they are all so intricately designed.  While researching the varieties on Pinterest, I noticed that many have white veining running through their leaves.  And since I had so much fun coloring the Chrysanthemum XL with my Zig Clean Color Real Brushes, I thought I'd give one of the ornamental Kales a go at this technique.

I decided I liked the image all on its own and framed it accordingly while adding another of the ornamental kales to the inside with a sentiment.

Below you can see all of Marcy's precise details.  I don't know how she does it, but I'm glad she does.



For the inside, I just took one of the smaller images, placed it in my Misti and lined it up where I wanted it.  I then inked it up with Crushed Olive Distress Oxide (Ranger), spritzed it 3x with my Distress Sprayer (Ranger), and stamped it onto the watercolor paper.  I heat-set it with my heat tool and stamped the sentiment over the top.


That is it for me for this release.  I hope you've been inspired.  I know I've enjoyed seeing what all the Bloom Brigaders have come up with.  Check out the following blogs if you haven't already:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Kathy Jones
Marcella Hawley
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here


I hope you've enjoyed all the Power Poppy Natural Wonders previews this week.  I sure have had a delightful time working with them and sharing them with y'all!!

Have a great rest of your weekend!!
  Happy Stamping!!

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StampsCabbage and Kale (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Montval Cold Press Watercolor (Canson)
Ink:  Versamark, Crushed Olive Distress Oxide (Ranger), Black Onyx (Versafine)
Dies:  Standard Squares and Fancy Edged Squares (Spellbinders)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush MarkersOuter Petals ~ 043-Olive Green, 092-Blue Gray Middle Petals ~ 043-Olive Green Inside Petals ~ 051-Lemon Yellow, 080-Violet
Accessories: Alabaster Ultra Fine Embossing Powder (Brutus Monroe), Distress Sprayer, Misti

Friday, September 14, 2018

Fortune's of Fall ~ Power Poppy


https://powerpoppy.com/products/fortunes-of-fall
Happy Friday y'all!!  Are you as ready for the weekend as I am?  I hope you've been enjoying all the Power Poppy Natural Wonders previews.  Don't you just love Marcella's creativity?  Each set is phenomenal, and today's is no exception.  We are featuring a charming set called Fortune's of Fall.  It includes 3 Fall images and 5 beautiful sentiments.  I chose to work with the Zinnias.  I had so much fun coloring the different vases and each unique zinnia!



My card is pretty straight forward.  No unique techniques were used.  I just colored everything with Copics and framed them.  I did add some white highlights to the terra cotta pot and turquoise one by using a white gel pen.  That's it.

Now, check out what the following Bloom Brigaders have to share today:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Thanks so much for visiting!!  Stop by tomorrow for our last preview, and then....you get to shop!!  Woo-Hoo!!!

Happy Stamping!!

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StampsFortunes of Fall (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, We are...Family (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Outside In Stitched Scalloped Squarae Stackables (Lawn Cuts)
Copics: Vase ~ BG07, 07, 05, 02, 01 Coral Flowers ~ YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02, YR01, YR00, Y06, R59, R56 Lime Flowers ~ YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01 Leaves ~ YG67, YG63, YG61, YG03, YG01 Milk Glass Vase ~ BV31  Pink Flowers ~ RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11, RV19, RV69, YG17, YG09, YG07, YG06, Y06
Accessories:  Mini clip, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty)  

Thursday, September 13, 2018

O Hoppy Day ~ Power Poppy




 
 

https://powerpoppy.com/products/o-hoppy-dayHowdy everyone!!!  I hope you are enjoying the Power Poppy Previews.  I tell you, these stamp sets are so fun to work with.  I just adore Marcella's unique twists to her images.  Today, I'm sharing two cards that feature Ales.  This set is called O Hoppy Day, and it has already come in handy for me a couple of times.  I chose to make my first card a Dark Ale.  Now, if I'm honest, I have to tell you, about a year ago I didn't know there were much differences to beers because I don't drink them.  Now, my son makes his own beer and is starting a garden to grow hops, so I know more than I ever wanted to.  hahahaha  

Below, you can see I popped the glass up to give it some dimension.


I love the bottle caps that Marcy included in this set, so I decided to make my first card a tri-fold card and include a belly band with the bottle cap on the front.  I just adore that sentiment!!!  I also stamped the barley in a pattern on kraft cardstock for the front of the card.  It's so easy to do with a Misti, and if you don't have one, the stamps are clear, so it's much easier to line them up precisely.


For my second card I needed a lighter Ale for a Brother-in-law.  I included some foam on top by adding some Liquid Applique.  I thought it was a super fun and effective addition.


Below you can see how I made the foam spill over the side using the Liquid Applique.


For the inside, I just had to include the bottle cap again.  I can't help myself.  It's so perfect!


That's it for my projects today.  For some more "hoppy" inspirations, make sure you visit the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims

Marcelly Hawley
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
---you are here


Thanks for visiting!!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for some Fall vignettes!!  They are super charming.

  Happy Stamping!!

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Dark Ale
StampsO Hoppy Day (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White and Kraft (PTI), Gray (Bazzill)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Hickory Smoke (Ranger Distress)
Dies: Standard Circles and Scored and Pierced Circles (Spellbinders)
CopicsAle ~ E49, E47, E18, E17, E15, E13 Foam ~ E50, E51, E53, E55, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40 Glass ~ T4, T3, T1 Wheat ~ E44, E43, E41 Hops ~ YG67, YG23, YG13, YG00 Leaves ~ BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90, YG91, YG00
Accessories:  Scor-Pal, Corner Punch (SU!)

Pale Ale
StampsO Hoppy Day (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White and Kraft (PTI) You are Here (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Standard Square, Standard Circle (Spellbinders)
CopicsAle ~ E08, YR27, YR68, YR24, YR04, Y17, Y08, Y21, T4, T2, T1, T0 Foam ~ T2, T1, T0, E50 Hops ~ YG97, YG95, YG91, YG11 Barley ~ E43, E42, E41 Leaves ~ YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11, YG91
Accessories: Liquid Applique
 


 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Amazing Chrysanthemum ~ Power Poppy


Hey y'all!!!  Are you ready for some new Power Poppy stamps?!?!?!?!?!?  Well, your wait is almost over.  Marcella has designed 4 new releases that are like no other, as is typical Marcy, and they are unique, and oh, so special as only Marcy can do.  So, get prepared to have your socks blown off, because September 15, all 4 will be available for purchase!!!!  That's only 3 more days people!!!
 
https://powerpoppy.com/products/chrysanthemum-xlToday, we are featuring the absolutely STUNNING stamp set called Chrysanthemum XL.  It consists of a large mum that measures almost 4"x4", along with a couple of leaves, stems and beautifully fonted sentiments.

I stepped out of my Copic comfort zone, and worked with my Zig coloring pens.  I have not had success with these pens until I learned that the right watercolor paper is EVERYTHING!!!  Then, they are easy-peasy!!!  Truly!!!  I was so nervous to try, but the nerves left pretty quickly after seeing the results.  I'm really happy with how this turned out, and though it took awhile to color the background and image (this card is 5"x6 1/2"), it was simple.  I will list the paper and markers that I used at the bottom of this post.

I also added some acrylic paint splatters that I watered down a little bit.

That's it for me today.  But people, there is more inspiration to be had...just check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has to share today:

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims

Marcella Hawley
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
---you are here

Tomorrow we will have a really unique and fun stamp set to share!!  I can't wait to show you the two projects that I came up with.  This set has already come in handy for a couple of the men in my life.  

Thanks for visiting!!
Happy Stamping!!

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Stamps:  Chrysanthemum XL (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Montval Cold Press Watercolor (Canson), White (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Versamark
Dies:  English Picnic Layering Die sets (Essentials)
Markers:  Mum ~ 061-Light Brown, 067-Mustard, 050-Yello Leaves ~ 044-Deep Green, 046-Mid Green, 043-Olive Green Background ~ 095-Dark Gray 094-Gray Brown
Accessories:  Embossing Powders ~ Alabaster Ultra Fine EP (Brutus Monroe), Black Super Fine EP (Ranger) Acrylic Paint ~ Metallique Silver Spoon and Opal Magic Rose Gold (Prima), White Ceramcoat (Delta) 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Alcohol Lift-Ink ~ Big Sexy Leaves ~ Power Poppy


Happy Friday y'all!!!  It's that time of week again.  Have you tried the new Alcohol Lift-Ink by Ranger yet?  I purchased it awhile back and haven't had the chance to try it out until yesterday.  And oh my is it fun!!!  It's magical!

These two cards are super CAS, but nothing about creating them was.  I have never used Yupo cardstock before, or Alcohol Lift-Ink.  And I haven't used my Alcohol inks in probably a decade.  So, I had to experiment first.  To learn how to use Yupo and the new Alcohol Lift-Ink, I watched Tim Holtz's video tutorial found HERE.  It's full of useful information!!

After seeing this magical ink, I knew Power Poppy's Big Sexy Leaves Background stamp would work beautifully with this technique!!  And since I am SO READY FOR FALL, I started by creating an inky background with Fall colors.  I used up my whole pack of Yupo and have some pieces that mixed the blues/greens along with the Fall colors and I love the mix, but I didn't let things dry properly (learning curve), so I ended up using my monochromatic pieces.  I plan to try my hand at mixing colors again though.  The leaf and butterfly were diecut from a couple of the other practice pieces.

Now, I realize there are a few of you crazy people that are still trying to hold on to summer, so I included a summery palette too.  I love how versatile this Big Sexy Leaves background stamp is.

The sentiment is from the Power Poppy set Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips.  I wanted a bold script so it would pop over the busy background.



That's it for my projects today, but there are a lot more projects for you to be inspired by.  Check out what the following Bloomies have to share today:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Thank you so much for dropping by.  I hope I've inspired you to try something new.

  Happy Stamping!!
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Paper:  Yupo (Ranger), White and Vellum (PTI) 
Ink:  Pool, Pistachio, Juniper, Pesto, Lemonade, Peach Bellini, Raisin, Espresso (Alcohol ~ Ranger), Jet Black Archival (Ranger)
Dies:  Scored and Pierced REctangles (Spellbinders), Butterfly (Joy Crafts, Large Leaves (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Accessories:  Alcohol Blending Solution (Ranger), Dimensional Tape (Scotch) Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty)

Friday, August 24, 2018

Kindness is the Way ~ Power Poppy


Hello creative friends!!!  I hope your Friday is off to a beautiful start!!  We are finally cooling down in the Central Valley of California and it is soooooo welcomed!!  Now, we just need to get all the fires under control.  We are not in any threat of fires because we are in the center of farming country, but since we live in a valley, all the smoke and smog settles here.  We have a conundrum.  Rain and breezes would be nice to get rid of the smoke, but would be horrible for our crops.  *sigh*  Anyway...we are back in the 90's and we are even looking forward to some days in the actual 80's.  I don't even know if I remember what that feels like.  

On to my card, which is what you dropped by for in the first place.  I'm a bit late to the party with this fabulous (FREE for always) digital image, called Kindness is the Way, that Power Poppy released a little over a month ago.  Gerberas are one of my absolute favorite flowers.  And there is such a variety of colors to them that this image has unlimited possibilities.  

I thought it would be fun to just have color in the centers and sentiment, so I started by coloring the entire background with my Black Copic 100.

I then colored the individual flowers using grays and blues.  I colored the letters on a separate piece of X-Press It cardstock, cut them out and popped them up over the main piece in which I colored the letters all black so they would have a shadow when popped.




That's it for today's project.  Stop by the following Bloom Brigade Blogs for some more Power Poppy inspiration!!

Christine Okken
Kathy Jones
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here
    Happy Stamping!!

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StampsKindness is the Way (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black and White (PTI)
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  A2 Matting Basics A (Spellbinders)
Copics:  B29, B28, B26, B23, C7, C5, C3, C1, 100
Accessories:  Dimensional Tape
 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hops and Barley ~ Power Poppy



Hello, hello, hello!!!!  I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to an even better weekend!!!  I'm looking forward to a "no pressure" kind of weekend.  No plans...nothing demanding...just going with the flow and getting done what gets done.  Does that make sense?  I'm not putting any pressure on myself.

We did, however, just get done celebrating my son's 28th birthday, thus the "Beer card".  Power Poppy's Hops and Barley digital stamp set could not be more perfect for him.  He is a beer "connoisseur"... according to this family.  He LOVES craft beer.  So much so, that he has just finished designing and building a fenced in garden plot to grow hops.  He did offer to share part of it with his wife to grow some herbs and vegetables though.  What a guy right?  ;)  I, myself, thinks beer tastes like what I would imagine gasoline would taste like.  No matter how much I've tried (and I have tried different brands...even ice cold), I just can't develop a taste for it.  So, I don't get this whole "craft beer craze".

All that being said, I really enjoyed coloring this no-line version of Hops and Barley.  I love Marcella's creative mind.  What a perfect set for Beer lovers!! 

I just used Copics, and left it in the diecut framing after cutting and sponged some Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress Inks around the borders to highlight the image even more.

Below is a close-up of the colors.


That's it for my project this week.

I hope you'll visit the following Bloom Brigade Blogs for some more Power Poppy Inspiration!!
 
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

 

Thanks so very much for dropping by.  
  Happy Stamping!!

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StampsHops and Barley (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Printer, Antique Linen and Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
CopicsHops ~ YG67, G23, YG13, YG00 Leaves ~ BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90, YG91, YG00 Wheat ~ E44, E43, E42, E41, Y00
Dies:  Scored and Pierced Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Gifts From The Sea ~ Power Poppy

 

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Hello my creative friends!!  It's been awhile since I've posted here, and I'm excited to share a new project inspired by the new Power and Spark Challenge hosted by my dear friend Cindy Lawrence.  In fact, I do believe my card is heavily inspired by her card.  I didn't even think about it until I was photographing it.  What can I say...she's inspirational.

I used the new digital set called Gifts from the Sea because it fit so perfectly with the room I was inspired by.  I decorated my guest bathroom with plums and grays with some natural elements for decor.  The "vase" in the left corner of the vanity is actually a rock, with barnacles naturally attached to it, that I purchased as a souvenir from Tofino, Canada.   I added the silk accents later.

 

The shells in the bowl below were all collected from a beach in Sanibel Island, Florida.   You can see them in the mirror reflection.


Here's a close-up of the image.  I used a white gel pen to add some dots to the gray shell and Plumeria centers, as well as the word "ink".


That about sums up my project.  But you really must check out what the following Bloom Brigaders have created to inspire you today:

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
---you are here

Thanks a bunch for visiting!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  

Happy Stamping!!

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StampsGifts from the Sea (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  X-Press It
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Copics 
 
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