Hello creative friends!! I'm back today with another project featuring a stamp set by Power Poppy called Potted Primrose. When my kids were little and I didn't spend as much time in my studio, I had two large planter boxes (built by my dear hubby) along the side of our front entry. And each year I would adorn those boxes with a variety of primroses. They have to be one of my favorites. Okay, I say that way too often about too many flowers. I guess I'd have to say they are one of my favorites for their season. I love their vibrant colors!
I thought it would be fun to color them a periwinkle type of hue or blue-violet. (Everyone has their different ways of looking at colors.) Anyway, they're colored with Copics, cut out and mounted with dimensional tape onto this beautiful Miss Caroline dp by My Mind's Eye.
I added a sentiment to the corner and traced over it with a silver Wink of Stella (Zig) pen to give it a little extra sparkle. There's some glitter in the flower centers too that I added using a Quickie Glue Pen and some Hero Arts Prisma Glitter.
I have to tell you really quickly about a fabulous new tool I actually got to try at CHA a few weeks ago. It seems really simple, but my goodness...it's a huge time saver for me. It's called Crystal Katana and it's by Crystal Ninja. It is incredible!! It has a wax tip on one end, and a fine metal tip on the other. The wax tip picks up and releases beautifully; every single time. And the fine metal tip really helps with moving the pearls or crystals to their desired locations, along with pressing the gems firmly into the glue. I've tried other "tipped" tools, but never liked them, and would resort to fighting with my tweezers instead. So this tool is a must have for me!!! Okay, back to my Power Poppy post...
That sums up my project for today, for more incredible inspiration, check out what these Bloom Brigaders have to share:
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Kathy Jones
- Leslie Miller
- Tosha Leyendekker ---you are here
- Marcella Hawley
Tomorrow all these Power Poppy sets will be available to purchase!! Woo-Hoo!!!!
Stamps: Potted Primrose (Power Poppy)
Paper: Miss Caroline (MME), Cryogen White, (AC)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine), Pumice Stone (Ranger)
Dies: Standard and Picot Edge Circle and A2 Curved Borders (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Copics, Flat back Pearl (Wild Orchid Crafts), Rhinestone Circle Slider, Quickie Glue Pen, Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts), Silver Wink of Stella Pen (Zig), Soft White Satin Ribbon (Paper Source)