Friday, May 20, 2016

Peony Love Graduation ~ Power Poppy

Hello and Happy Friday!!  Being that it is Friday, I have a Power Poppy card to share with you using one of the newer digital images called Peony Love.  Now, I kind of broke the rules a bit I think because I don't know of any Peonies that are colored in the brown family, so I should probably explain...Last weekend I had the honor and privilege of taking two Copic certification classes, along with a Flowers class, taught by the super talented and equally as sweet Lori Craig.  In one of the flower samples in our catalog, she colored a Zinnia with these similar colors and I fell in love at first sight.  Now the Zinnia image was larger with a lot more open space, so the look was quite different, but I am happy with the colors on these Peonies as well.

I combined the Peony Love image with a sentiment from the newest digital release set called Seeds of Today since I wanted to make this a graduation card for my niece who recently graduated from college.

The rest is pretty self explanatory.  Except, I must apologize for the bright pink back of the card.  I ink distressed the front pink panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink to vintage it up a bit, and the back didn't look as bright until I began editing.  It has since been distressed too.  ;)

Now, for some more inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:
CopicsFlowers ~ E21, E25, E33, E49, R81, R85, R83 Leaves ~ YG67, YG63, YG61, E31
If you haven't already, we'd love to see what you do with this month's Power and Spark challenge.  all you have to do is create a project using one of your favorite Power Poppy flower images.  How hard is that?  Well...unless you're like me, and can not choose one favorite.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a most glorious weekend!!

   Happy Stamping!

StampsPeony Love and Seeds of Today (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Kraft (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Printer, Antique Linen Distress (Ranger)
Dies:  Labels 47 Decorative Elements (Spellbinders), Stitched Circles (The Ton), Circles (Little B)
Accessories:  Copics, Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)


Robin Clendenning said...

What a great color scheme! Now I see what we were talking about in class!! Love the way you colored your beautiful image!! Love this image too!!
Beautiful card base as well Tosha! I have that die but forget about it most of the time!!! It makes such an attractive base for your gorgeous wreath!
Wonderful my friend!

ChristineCreations said...

OOO I bet you had so much fun with Lori! And girlfriend your peonies are gorgeous! I love this tone of peachy colours with the rich depths. Gorgeous work lady!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I LOVE them in browns! This looks fabulous, beautiful all over with your gorgeous die cut background. WOW, Tosh!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, this is GORGEOUS, and I love this die! (Yes, die envy is as bad as coloring envy - hehe!) But your coloring is amazing, and I love the shade and your shading! What a beautiful color combination too, and I love how you've added the graduation sentiment inside this. What a gorgeous card for your niece, and I know she loved it! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hugs! xoxo

Julie Koerber said...

I happen to love the brown tones -- so shabby and chic! And what a fun twist to use this as a grad card. Always thinkin', aren't you my friend??? Have a great weekend!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh what a beautiful Grad card Tosha. I love how you went over the edge with your circle. Gorgeous coloring.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautifully colored!!

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