Hello, Hello, Hello!! I realize it's not Friday, so this post is probably a bit unexpected, but today is the release date for a new Power Poppy digital image called Pansies.
Pansies are near and dear to my heart. My mother's favorite flower was the Pansy, and mine is the Sunflower. I moved over 2000 miles away when I got married over 27 years ago, so our time together was always very precious. First thing in the morning, I would get out "our" mugs and we would share a cup of coffee together. She had her Pansy mug, and I had my Sunflower mug. These mugs must be at least 25+ years old because she's been gone over 22 years now. But I still have them, and they are treasured as well as the memories!
Power Poppy has a new challenge for the month too, hosted by our dear, and oh-so-talented Bloom Brigader, Cindy Lawrence. She is challenging us to use the No line coloring technique.
This card was a challenge for me because this was the very first time I tried the "No line coloring" technique by myself. (I took some Copic classes where it was taught, but that is quite different from going out on your own...) It was a challenge, and I have a very long ways to go, but I am happy that I actually tried it.
I printed the image in a light gray and colored it with Copics. I also used some pointillism in the background, as well as a burnishing technique for the flowers to give them some extra depth and texture. I posted a "Burnishing" tutorial on the Power Poppy blog a couple of years ago, that you can find it HERE.
That's it for my project. Now be sure to check out the following Bloom Brigade blogs for some incredible inspiration!
Copics: Flowers ~ V0000, V000, V01, V20, Y0000, Y00, Y35 Leaves ~ G24, G21, G20 Background ~ T0, T1, T2, B00
Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start!
Stamps: Pansies (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper: X-Press It, Enchanted Garden Collection (Bo Bunny), Bazill, White (PTI)
Dies: Double Stitched Oval (Die-namics), Double Pierced Rectangle (Avery Elle), Stitched Picot Ribbon (Jillian Vance Design)
Accessories: Copics, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Embossing Folder (We R Memory Keepers), Sewing Machine