Howdy friends!! It's been a long time! Like many of you, things have been a bit busy around here. But today, I'm excited to share a card I made using Power Poppy's new Digital image La Vie en Rose. It's a stunning rose with exquisite detail, and it's laying on top of a sweet tag. It comes with a couple of darling sentiments too.
Did you see the inspirational projects the Power Poppy Instant Gardners shared yesterday? Oh, my goodness!! Talk about a lineup of talent. Boy can those gals color!! Seriously!!
I colored a bit differently today; at least in a way I've never tried before. I usually color my image, and then match it to paper. This time, however, I picked my paper out first, and then tried to color my rose to match it. No matter what combo I used in red, I couldn't get a deep enough brown tone to match the flower in the paper. So, each time I colored a petal, I found that if I laid down a base using E57 and then added the reds, it made the whole flower a deeper color. I was so excited with the results!! :)
I printed the image twice onto X-Press It Card Stock, and once on two different pieces of Stationer's Desk (Prima) decorative paper. I colored just one of the blooming roses on the X-Press it paper, and the entire image on the second. Each was fussy cut, burnished on the back, and layered onto the ivory colored dp. The "Washi" tape corners were another piece of dp from the Stationer's Desk (Prima) dp stack. I then added the "Thanks Bunches" sentiment from the Power Poppy Lavender set.
For the background, I added some Cheesecloth, which I sprayed with Tarnished Brass and Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stains to age it a bit. I tore the paper in the corner and added a hinge, and I also added some Seam Binding ribbon.
Here's a close up of the rose so you can see the dimension. It's popped up with dimensional tape.
That about sums up my project for today. You really ought to check out the blogs of the following Bloom Brigaders if you haven't already. Those gals are just plum full of inspiration, I tell ya!!
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Dawn Burnworth
- Julie Koerber
- Kathy Jones
- Katie Sims
- Leslie Miller
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope you have a lovely weekend!!
Paper: Stationer's Desk (Prima), X-Press It Blending, Black (PTI), Red (AC)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Vintage Photo, Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader (Spellbinders), Copics, Cheesecloth, Seam Binding Ribbon, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh and A Gilded Life), Metal Brad, Metal Dots, Pearl (Reflections), Bronze Pearl Pen (Viva Decor), Tarnished Brass and Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain (Ranger), Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)