Hello, hello, HELLO!!! This is quite the inspiration filled Friday, let me tell ya!! The Instant Gardeners, as well as some of Bloom Brigade members, are sharing a gorgeous new Power Poppy Digital image called Sunshine of my life!! And it's a beauty!! I also have a second card to share with you using the Power Poppy Digital image Sweet Simple Things. There's a lot of color flowing today.
First, for my Sunshine card, I made the image 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" with only part of the image showing with a sentiment (included with this digital set) I added using Photoshop. If I'm honest, I wish I had moved the sentiment down and to the right a little bit, but until I diecut it, it looked great. I didn't diecut it until after I'd finished coloring, and with the plethora of Copics that I used, I wasn't about to start over. *grin*
I took an easy way out with this card a bit. Jennifer Dove has fabulous "Color of the Day" tags, and since I knew I wanted to use a variety of colors on the vase and flowers, I thought I'd use her already designed combinations. The Vase uses Split Pea Soup, Gopher, Chartreuse, Patina, then Split Pea Soup and Gopher again. The Patina was used on the next stripe too, but it got mostly cut off. I used Transition Red for the two bottom sunflowers and my own color combination for the other three. I also used her Dragon combination for the leaves and stems.
Copics: Bottom Sunflower Petals ~ R59, YR18, YR15, Y02 Bottom Sunflower Centers ~ E79, E57, E35, E33, E31 Top Sunflower Petals ~ Y38, Y19, Y15 Top Sunflower Centers ~ E89, E87, E84, E81, Leaves ~ YG67, YG63, YG03 Vase ~ YG95, YG93, YR23, E79, E57, E35, E33, E31, YG95, YG93, YG21, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11
That's it for my first card. For my second, I colored the Digital Image Sweet Simple Things. I adore Bee Skeps and have quite a collection, so of course I had to color this baby up as soon as I had the chance.
Didn't Marcy design the most charming image? Seriously!! I LOVE this, and had a delightful time coloring it. I wanted the Bee Skep to have as much dimension as I could achieve, so I colored each individual layer. The sentiment is from one of the new Clear Stamp sets called Everything's Even Rosier. I love how Marcy scripted the word "hello".
Now, this card also fits this month's creative Power and Spark Challenge designed by our dear, sweet, talented Aussie, Kathy!! She's challenging everyone to "B" Happy and include as many "B" things on your card that you want. On this card I have Bees, a Bee Skep, a Bench, a Banner, Burlap String, and Black dots. I think that about covers it. ;)
Copics: Bee Skep ~ E59, E37, E34, T10, T7, T2 Bench ~ W8, W6, W4, W2 Foxglove ~ YR09, YR04, YR00, RV23 Daisies ~ BV31, Y18, Y08 Leaves and Grass ~ YG99, YG17, YG13, YG11 Background ~ E43, E41, E40
That's it for me today y'all!! I hope you've enjoyed an inspirational hop. If you haven't seen the rest of the Power Poppy creations, here are the links to those with projects to share:
Sunshine of my Life
Stamps: Sunshine of my life (Power Poppy)
Paper: X-Press It, Smokey Gray (PTI), Cardboard Scrap
Die: Stitched Squares (Die-Namics)
Accessories: Copics, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)
Sweet Simple Things
Paper: X-Press It, Smokey Gray and White (PTI), Cottage Living (Pebbles), Necessities Wood Designer (MME)
Ink: Printer, Antique Linen
Dies: Stitched Square (Die-Namics)
Accessories: Copics, Burlap String, Enamel Dots (MME)