Friday, August 1, 2014

Power Poppy August Release

 Power Poppy is in the house!!  All the fabulous sets we've been sharing, are now available HERE!!  And just to tempt you one more time, the Bloom Brigade is sharing some inspirational projects today too.  Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower.  I love their texture, their colors, their huge blooms, and the fact that they always lean towards the sun.  Always toward the light.  It reminds me of my faith.

So, for today's project, I decided to use the Sunflower wrapped bundle from the Sunny Harvest set.  I stamped the image onto decorative paper first and cut out the "wrapping" and pieced it onto an already colored image that I had stamped with Tuxedo Black (Memento) onto Cryogen White card stock.  I wanted to give it a look of being wrapped in newspaper.

Here's a close up of the sunflowers and wrapping.  I should let you know, that I after I had colored all the flowers, I colored over all the blooms with E31 to mute them in order to fit the rustic papers I used in my card.

For more inspiration, be sure to stop by the rest of the Bloom Brigade Blogs if you haven't already.

Here's a list of the Copics I used:  R39, R37, R35, YR16, Y35,  YG67, YG63, YG25, YG21, E59, E57, E37, E35, E31, T7, T3

That's it for today's project.  I hope you'll stop by the Power Poppy Blog.  Marcy has a delightful way of sharing her insight and inspiration.

Thank you for visiting and for all your kind comments.  They are a blessing and encouragement!
    Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  Sunny Harvest (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Stationer's Desk (Prima), Vintage Cream and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress), Wheat (VersaMagic)
Accessories:  Copics, Basket Weave M-Bossabilities Folder, Standard Circle and Petite Circle Scallop dies (Spellbinders), Twine, Metal Blossom (Studio 490), Lace, Bow-it-All (Zutter), Sewing Machine, 


ChristineCreations said...

WOWEE! Look at your amazing stitching girl! That looks gorgeous! And I love the look of the wrapped newspaper with the pop of intense colour from the sunflowers!

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers... look at that rustic beauty! I just adore the colouring and paper piecing of your sunflower bouquet Tosh! Great idea for the newsprint! Lovin' that basket weave embossing folder - gunna have to find me one o those ;)

Theresa said...

Love this card....such a rustic look with the colors and newspaper wrapped bouquet. Great embossing and design.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, I LOVE this card with the rich, rustic colors and design!! And I just think that newspaper wrapping is so charming!! Such inspiration, and I can't wait to get my new stamps! Thanks for this week's beautiful cards and ideas! You are amazing! Hugs!

Barbara said...

These cards are amazing. Love the perfect stitching and the color combos. Thanks for always sharing the Copic s that you used too. Love the inspiration.

Conniecrafter said...

Another Awesome card, I think I am just drawn to these colors :) Like the designer paper you used, like the neat design, texture, stitching and lace!
Tosh I do a inspiration card every 1st and 15th of the month and I chose one of your cards to use as my inspiration post on Aug. 1st if you would like to stop by and check it out, thanks for all your inspiration!

Katie Sims said...

OH my word, Tosh....this is gorgeous. I love the attention to detail here... I mean, hello-newspaper print for the wrapping?! Your coloring is nothing short of stunning and the color palette you used for your card is the textured panel too! Mercy Tosh, you really outdid yourself here....and your post was as sweet as can be! (((hugs)))

Davi said...

Fabulous card, I love the way you colored the beautiful image and the stitched squares look wonderful with it ;)

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is Gorgeous! I love your coloring, color combo, stitching & design!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love the texture, the colors and the always wonderful card

Keva Phipps said...

What a beautiful card. I love how much detail there is to it... and the stitching? I just love it!

Kathy Jones said...

Another stunning Tosha creation!!! This has a beautiful country feel and your sewing is AMAZING (I can't sew straight!). The texture is fabulous and loving the sunflowers in red and the wrapping is fabulous!!! *LOVE*

Bajalizzy said...

LOVE this card!

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