Sunday, March 30, 2014

Azalea ~ PowerPoppy







http://powerpoppy.com/collections/allSweeping and free, this set simply named Azalea is begging to be colored with reckless abandon. It could inspire an outrageous upsurge in your use of pink markers, colored pencils, and paint! Use the lush blooms of these images to let a friend know how much she is missed, or to say thanks to another who is just plain amazing! This 4" by 6" set was illustrated by hand with a whole lotta love by Marcella Hawley. 


Can I just say I LOVE these Azaleas!!  Oh my word...the detail in this set is exquisite, making these images a pure joy to color!!  I stamped the Azalea Spray onto Cryogen White cardstock with Tuxedo Black (Memento) ink, colored them with Copics, cut them out, and burnished the back to give them a bit more depth and texture.  I then layered it over Postcards From Paris II dp by Webster's Pages, added a sparkly diecut butterfly, some lace, sequins and rhinestones, and voila, a finished shabby chic and sparkly card.

Here's a close-up look at the detail of this image.


Doesn't that flower just make you swoon? Don't wait to exhale, breathe in the beauty and hop on over to see the rest of the Bloom Brigade!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Tomorrow's set is sure to deliver a little dose of serenity. Need some? Check on back to see the Bloom Brigade and all its Zen-like creativity!

Thanks for dropping by!
Happy Stamping!

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Stamps:  Azalea (PowerPoppy)
Paper:  Postcards from Paris II (Webster's Pages), Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Copics, Standard Circle dies (Spellbinders), Butterfly die (Joy Crafts), Sequins (Ellen Hutson and Teresa Collins), Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Lace (Wild Orchid Crafts), Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Gesso

26 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe your creation Tosh. Your coloring is absolutely stunning!

Cheryl said...

Ooooo, this card has so much to take in...I LOVE IT! The clean, glittery, filigree butterfly is beautiful against the lace, and it is such a fabulous contrast to all the gesso distressing. Your coloring on the image is amazing, as always, and adding the bits of gesso right on top of it is such an artsy touch. Gorgeous, in every way!

Katie Sims said...

Squealll....oh Tosh!! I LOVE your take on this image...first of all your coloring ROCKS (can I get your autograph? bwahahahaha) and the beautiful shabby goodness of your collage just makes me giddy. Girl, you can layer like nobody's business..I just love every card you make! :)

Heather Jensen said...

This is stunning, Tosh! I love your vintage shabby take on this set. :)

Karen W said...

Very pretty!!

Joyce Casaldi said...

This is a stunning card and gorgeous set!

Allison Cope said...

Oooo... lacy, glimmery and vintage... I love it Tosh! Gorgeous girl!

Marcella Hawley said...

Oh, really? Well, we think YOU are SO amazing! Look at this card. Look at it!! All of your carefully considered details, Tosh! There are so many sweet surprises in this card, I want to spend an afternoon getting to know it better. Just beautiful, every bit.

Marisa said...

Fabulous card. I just love azaleas and can't wait for ours to blooms :)

Leslie Miller said...

I think I'm in some kind of beautiful fairy land dream! Oh, WOW! This is everything I love about card making -- gorgeous coloring and throw out all the stops in the design. Fabulous, Tosh!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Downright GORGEOUS my friend. I see the teatime yesterday sparked your creativity. This is outstanding! I love the rugged edge, the layout and your coloring... gorgeous!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, how beautifully vintage and delicate! Absolutely stunning! Hugs!

Liz Williams said...

WOW just about does it for me. I love this awesome stamp.

Becky said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful details.

Sewflake said...

This hop has been so amazing, our azaleas are in full bloom right now and I have never taken the time to look at them really close until today!! They look just like all the gorgeous creations I've seen today!! Lovely as the ladies that colored them!

Grace said...

Ooooh Tosh this is soooo beautiful! I'm in love with the new set and your beautiful coloring and vintage layout just make me say "oooooh"! Gorgeous!

AussieParcher said...

Lots of time in this creation and it's fabulous. Your eye for detail, mix and match is fantastic.
Thank you for another idea on this.

Gabrielle McCann said...

Just gorgeous!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh Tosh, you have SUCH a gift for amazing detail! This is one gorgeous, shabby chic card, and your blooms are colored perfectly!

Pet73 said...

Very, very pretty!

Kathy Jones said...

OH MY!!! Tosh, you have THE MOST exquisite style!! That soft, delicate shabby chic look with those beautifully coloured azaleas is the perfect combination!! Love this so much!! :)

Ravengirl said...

Wow, this is gorgeous on so many levels!

dpkennedy said...

The colors, your coloring, layout, embellishments...all of it just creates the most beautiful card! I love your style Tosh!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring, love the shabby chic feel to it!

ChristineCreations said...

Wow I love all the elements together on this beauty lady! Your coloring is just FAB and the cutting is awesome, the butterfly, the lace, the sequins...the paper....I could go on :)

Cheryl O said...

Your card is awesome! Wow, the coloring, the cutting, it's just inspiring!! Thank you.......

 
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