Hello stamping peeps!! Welcome back to another day of Power Poppy Previews!! Have you been "ooohing" and "ahhhhhing" over all the new images? And what about Marcy's Blog Posts giving you a peek into her delightful creative inspirations and creations? She has such a lovely way of "painting" a picture of her life and creativity with words.
Speaking of the wonderfully creative Marcella....it just happens to be her birthday today!! And I just wanted to take a moment to wish her the HAPPIEST of days!! She has such a gift of spreading joy, smiles, laughter and love to everyone, that I feel she deserves all that and more today. I am in complete awe of her, not only as an artist, but as a person. She is the epitome of inspiration...in life, and art.
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marce!!!
Now, a bit about today's project. I wanted to step out of my box a bit and do a watercolor background instead of coloring with Copics or Pencils. So, I took some 140 lb. Cold Pressed Bee Paper, which is 100% Cotton Watercolor paper, and spritzed it pretty thoroughly with water. I then added three Ranger Distress Spray Stains: Peakcock Feathers, Crushed Olive and Spiced Marmalade. After adding the 3 colors, I spritzed more water onto it and let the colors run together, and blotted off the excess with a paper towel.
After drying the paper with my heat tool, I embossed the Power Poppy image, from the Go Wild set, with black, diecut it with a Classic Square die (Spellbinders) matted it with some Black cardstock (PTI), and popped it up with dimensional tape. The middle panel was diecut with A2 Matting Basics A.
Lastly, I added the fun sentiment "The time is ripe to celebrate you!" at the bottom. I feel it's a perfect sentiment to celebrate Marcy since she is prolific gardener and artist.
Now, my friends, if you haven't already, check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has to share.
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Julie Koerber
- Kathy Jones
- Katie Sims
- Leslie Miller
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker---you are here
- Marcella Hawley
Stamps: Go Wild (Power Poppy)
Paper: Watercolor (Bee Paper), Black and White (PTI)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A and Classic Square (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder and Peacock Feathers, Crushed Olive and Spiced Marmalde Distress Spray Stains (Ranger)