Monday, June 18, 2018

Digital Blitz ~ Power Poppy


Hello my creative friends!!!  There are some exciting new things happening at Power Poppy!!  

https://powerpoppy.com/collections/digital-blitz
 
Power Poppy is releasing 11 digital illustrations that were previously only available as clear stamps, and Marcy has added some special touches (as only Marcy can do) as well as some fabulous new sentiments to go with them.  Each new image will be available in black and no-line.  You really must check out all the details over at the Power Poppy Blog.

I used the new digital image called Wildflower Mini.  This image is also found in the clear stamp set called Go Wild.  I tried my hand at using Prismacolor Pencils.  I'm a total newbie...thus no close-up shots...*grin*.  It's printed onto Pastel Canson Earth Colors paper.  "It's your day" is from the clear stamp set.

Here are the links to the new digis, as well as a few of the cards I made previously with images from the clear stamp sets:

Dahlia Digi: Price $6



Lady Slipper Orchid (from Orchids Rock): Price $5

Lilacs and Lemons (from Lilac Time): Price $5


Irresistable Peonies (from Peony Muse): Price $6



Perfect Poppies (from Poppies): Price $5



Farmers Market Veggies (from Farmers Market): Price $5


Waiter, There's a Parakeet in My Teacup (from Short Stacks): Price $5





Bring Home Some Sunflowers (from Sunny Harvest): Price $4




Tea Cake with Strawberries (from Tea in the Garden): Price $4


That's it for my projects today, but here are the links to my fellow design team members who have some more inspiration to share with you today.


Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
---you are here
Elizabeth Zaffarano  
   


Jessie Banks
Barbara Walker 


Power Poppy is also having a Summer Spree Sale!!!!  25% off Clear and Digital stamps (Not including the newly released Creative and Curious collection) This sale lasts until June 30, and all you have to do is type in the code: coloringchallenge


Thanks for dropping by!!  I hope your week is off to a great start!!

  Happy Stamping!!
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StampsGo WildWildflower Mini  (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:   Pastel Canson Earth Colors, White and Black (PTI)
Ink:  Printer, Versamark
Dies:  Scored and Pierced Rectangles (Spellbinders), Watercolor Stripes Cover Die (Altenew) Texture Weathered (DIY Cuts Kaisercraft)
Accessories:  Prismacolor Colored Pencils, White Embossing Powder  

Friday, June 8, 2018

Power Poppy Hop ~ The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

http://www.thedailymarker.com/2018/06/day-1-the-daily-marker-30-day-coloring-challenge/


Hello, hello, hello!!!  I am hopping along with some super creative and fun Power Poppy Design Team members today to encourage participation in Kathy's Racoosin's 30 day Coloring Challenge.  This challenge is designed to encourage you to color something (anything), with whatever type medium you choose, for 10 minutes each day for the next 30 days. I color most every day, but I always forget, or am too shy, to share my progress.  It's something I am working on.  

I actually totally forgot to take some progressive shots of the progress of this card, and I'm sorry I did.  It was quite the process for how it got here.  I will show you, however, the original finished card at the end of this post.  I kept looking at it, and looking at it, and something felt off.  I asked my trustworthy daughter (she is ALWAYS honest if I ask her what she thinks about a project), and she didn't like that the heart matched the background.


Before I get more into the story, let me explain this card first.  I started by creating the background with Power Poppy's Big Sexy Leaves background stamp.  I inked it up randomly with 3 different Distress Oxide inks:  Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, and Fired Brick.  I then liberally spritzed it with water and stamped it onto watercolor paper using my Misti.  The Misti was a handy tool because after I heat set the wet image, with my heat tool, I was able to stamp perfectly over the watercolored image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink giving it the look you see here.


Next, I colored up a variety of flowers, from the new Power Poppy set called Abundant Petals, and arranged them in a bouquet.  I had colored the open tulip 3 different ways, but none of them made it to the bouquet because I just didn't think the colors worked together.

After arranging the flowers the way I wanted them, I adhered them to the card and added a sweet little sentiment flag using a sentiment from the Abundant Petals set.

Oh, and I should add...I used Copics for all the coloring, and added E31 to all the flowers and leaves to tone down the colors so they would flow better with the muted background.

Here's a look at the card before I changed the heart:


So, that sums up my coloring project for today.  I hope you are inspired to get coloring!!

Before I include the links to the Power Poppy designers participating in today's hop, I have one more thing I want to share with you.

I thought you might like to know that Marcella is offering a special on the Burst of Kindness Stamp set and the digital Spring Meadow Bouquet.  It's a sweet deal!!

Now, here are the links I've been promising:

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker
---you are here

Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads
Elizabeth Zaffarano   

Thanks so very much for visiting!!  I hope you have an incredible creative weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!

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StampsBig Sexy Leaves, Abundant Petals (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Studio Watercolor 140lb Hot Press (Fabriano), X-Press It, Black (PTI), Snap Basics (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Fired Brick Distress Oxides (Ranger), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Nested Heart (Hero Arts), Stitched Fishtail Flag (Die-Namics MFT)
Copics:  Peony ~ R17, R14, R12, R01, R89, E31 Leaves ~ YG17, YG13, YG11, E31 Black-Eyed Susans ~ Y35, Y32, C7, C5, C3, C1 Purple Leaves ~ V09, V06, V04
Accessories: Misti 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Precious Baby ~ Power Poppy


 

Hello my awesome creative friends!!  I hope you have had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a nice weekend.  I know I am!  

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-challenge-lets-go-round-round.html
Since today is the first of the month, we have a new Power and Spark Challenge hosted by our very own sweet Bloom Brigader, Stacy!  She is challenging us to go "Round and Round".  She wants us to add some round corners, edges, or a complete round (circle).  I have scallops "around" my frame...hopefully that counts? ;) 

Anyway, I have a fun shaker card to share with you today using Power Poppy's new Precious Baby clear stamp set.  Isn't that lamb planter just precious?!?!?!  I thought it would be charming and fun to make it a shaker.  I created a background, to ground the image, with a bead board wall, and gray distressed counter.  I used my score board for the wall, and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide (Ranger) for the base.  I masked off my stamped image before sponging the Distress Oxide.  The image itself, was colored with Copics.


For the frame, I diecut 6 layers using Pretty Pink Posh's Scallop frames.  I glued them all together with a layer of acetate between the top and second layer. 


That sums up my project for today.  Be sure to check out what the following uber talented Bloom Brigaders have to share with you:

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
---you are here

Thanks for visiting!!  Have a fabulous weekend!!
  Happy Stamping!
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StampsPrecious Baby (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Acetate
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide (Ranger)
Dies:  Scallop Frames (Pretty Pink Posh)
Accessories:  Scor-Pal, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Copics 
 
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