Friday, May 23, 2014

Get Sketchy with Power Poppy

It's time to get sketchy with Power Poppy, and we're excited to share our takes on this week's sketch using digital images released this month.  You have a chance to win a set of your choice too.  All you have to do, is make a card using this sketch and either link it to the Power Poppy Blog, or use the key words PPSKETCH1 over on Splitcoaststampers.  The deadline for entries is 3pm Eastern on May 30 and the winners will be announced on June 2.'m kind of hooked on the Tulips digital set.  I was just visiting my cousin in Iowa (our moms were sisters), and she shared a story about what white tulips mean to her.  Her mother (my Aunt), passed away a few years ago, right between her two daughter's weddings.  It was a confusing time for her because of her joy for the weddings, but at the same time, dealing with the loss of her mother and their Grandmother.  I hope I'm remembering the timing right for this next part...not sure if it was after the funeral, or her passing, but the morning after one of those days, there was one white tulip amidst a rainbow of others in her garden.  She believes it was a sign from her mother.  So, to this day, white tulips are very special to her.  Therefore, I made this card for her birthday which which is in a couple of weeks.

I colored the Tulips with the C0, C1 and C7 Copics for the blooms, and G12, G21 and YG11 for the leaves.  I added a bit of sparkle with a Quickie Glue Pen and Rock Candy Transparent Glitter, and a sweet little bow with some twine (Olive Manna), and a Rhinestone.

Here's a close-up so you can see the sparkle a bit better.  Now for some more inspiration!!  If you haven't taken a gander at the blogs of the gals listed below, you should head right on over there right now!!  They are brilliant with their colors and design!!

That's it for me today.  I hope you've been inspired to create using this week's sketch.
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Have a fantastic weekend, and
Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  Tulips (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Amy Tangerine (American Crafts), Smokey Shadow and White (PTI)
Ink:  Printer
Accessories:  Copics, California Collection Beverly Hills and Basic Frames dies (Creative Expressions), Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins), Twine (Olive Manna), Rock Candy Glitter (Tim Holtz), Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty), Lace, Quickie Glue Pen, Dimensional Tape 


Shelly said...

Pretty card! Love the sparkles on the flowers!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful Tosha, and so was the story behind it. Thank you for sharing it. I do love all of your cards. Joleen

Anonymous said...

Your card is gorgeous, stunning and beautiful. Mary L Schreiber

Katie Sims said...

What a beautiful card and such a sweet and touching story. I think this card will be in your cousin's treasures for years to come Tosh....what a gift you have not only in crafting but in sharing that beautiful heart of yours....big hugs!

Kathy Jones said...

*GASP* Tosh, this is exquisite! Love everything about it and also for the story you told. A card with a meaning is so special and I'm sure your cousin will love this!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh, Tosh, this is so beautiful, and more so because it was made from the heart and dedicated to someone you love very much. I'm in tears, I too believe God allowed this event to occur to bring love and peace to your cousin's heart. Miracles are amazing! Hugs!!

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous. Love the white tulips and the pretty die cut frame.

Leslie Miller said...

Have mercy! So beautiful, and what a lovely story. I like how you kept the green soft so as not to overpower the white. This card will be treasured!

Pet73 said...

WOW, such a beauty! Stunning!

Cheryl O said...

What a stunning card and such a lovely story to go along with it. It's strange how sometimes those sad times are so near a celebration of joy. Almost as if it's done to ease our pain and remind us of that passage, To Everything There is A Season, Ecclesiastes 3:4. Your card does that as well, the subtlety says it all!!

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