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 

109 comments:

Angeline Choo said...

Coloring flowers is always a challenge and you did beautifully! Love all your shading and blending. WOW!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous! And I love the Abundant Petals extra flowers... The fun thing about having extras is you can make a whole extra card! Happens to me all the time.

Christy Q said...

Your coloring is magnificent! I love the boldness of the flowers against the heart. The background is just stunning.

Peggy Pride said...

This card is wonderful. I love the colors and the techniques. Thanks!

Susie Sonnier said...

These cards are so pretty!

Marsha said...

How lovely. I like both versions of the card. Thank you for such beautiful ideas.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love you colored in the flowers - so pretty:)

The Red Haired Lass said...

I love it! Your daughter was spot on, but how did you do the wood look on the heart? It's beautiful!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is really gorgeous Tosha. I am with your daughter on this, the brown showing behind the heart really showcases the bouquet better. With the second pic, it is a bit busier.
Beautiful colouring for sure, well done!

Mirella said...

You are doing an amazing job with your colouring, well done! Gorgeous creations!

Abby said...

Beautiful!

MarthaG said...

Your design is amazing and coloring also very beautiful

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! Beautiful coloring and design!

gabriella said...

I love your background, stunning

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous design! Love the addition of the wood

Cynthia Cole said...

I like both versions of your beautiful card!

Mary Reiner said...

Such a pretty card! Your coloring is so good! This is my first time visiting your blog...I'll be back! Thank you so much for sharing.

Cyndy Rogers said...

Love this card! I actually like the first one a lot, but can see your daughter's point. I wonder what it would look like with a heart shaped overlay of velum. Either way -- gorgeous!!

Holly Jackson said...

Tosha! Your cards are gorgeous. I love that wooden heart! It really makes the beautifully colored flowers pop!

Henriëtte said...

How recognizable, I also regularly ask my daughter what she thinks of it and I always get an honest answer. Sometimes I agree and sometimes I don't. In your case, your daughter was right, your heart disappeared in the background. I loved it how you fixed that. Gorgeous card, thank you for showing this.

Katie Baird said...

I love the over stamped background! It is the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous card! It is so unique and just wonderful!

Patti H. said...

Totally awesome card! I love the colors you chose & the darker heart!

K . Shuster said...

Beautiful card & inspiration for all of us following along! Thanks for sharing. ❤

M Strach said...

Wonderful card! Great inspiration :))

Amy Brown said...

I love the flowers onto of the brown heart silhouette. Really makes the florals pop!

StarSpry said...

What a lovely card! I like how you colored the flowers, and also how you made the heart stand out a bit more from the background :)

Dana M said...

Stunning! Such a gorgeous card with beautiful coloring. Amazing background.

Sandy M said...

wonderful card. The blending of the colors is awesome

Dr Sonja said...

Thank you for sharing how you did the big leaves in the background. I love the effect and would never have thought of reapplying the black over the watercolor effect distress inks. Beautiful!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Beautiful cards. Love the finished colouring even if we didn’t get to see the process.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colors.
Thanks so much for sharing....

Lisa K said...

Your card is lovely! Glad you daughter gives you her honest opinion. Love the change you made for the background.

Karenladd said...

This is just gorgeous and I love the deep brown tones that make the flowers stand out.

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card, Tosha - and your daughter was right - your beautiful flowers were lost on that background.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

The Red Haired Lass: The wood heart is decorative paper by Simple Stories. I just diecut another heart, cut it so it could slide under the already glued down floral arrangement and glued it over the top.

Cyndy Rogers: I tried overlaying vellum but it wasn't enough of a difference to contrast the flowers. Looks like we both had similar ideas though. My projects rarely turn out how the idea starts in my head. haha

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous!

Meghan Kennihan said...

The flowers REALLY POP! I love how you did the background to make them show up!

Kathy Jones said...

Oh Tosha, I love everything you make and this is no exception! I do like the change to the heart and those blooms are just stunning!! You do such gorgeous work!!! :)

Beatrice said...

This is a gorgeous card and love how you arranged and made the heart as it was wood! Thanks!

DeeZinesbyD said...

Such lovely coloured images! I love how you mounted those florals on your backgrounds!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So pretty! I hope to improve my coloring - would love to color like you do!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

So pretty! I love the background and how your coloring really pops with it!

Mary Holshouser said...

Your bouquet is beautiful.
It really pops from the
wood and the muted colors
in the background.
Wonderful card. thanks
for sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

beautiful job. lovely flowers.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh Tosha, your work is always gorgeous! You have just the right touch!💜🤗

Wickcliss said...

Thanks Tosha for showing the before and after, I agree that a plain textured background gave your flower images a stand out. Your work is awesome, thanks for sharing your card.

Annalisa Young said...

Fascinating technique you used for the background. I wouldn't have thought to go that route, but it's gorgeous. And then the bouquet on top is colored so nicely. Thanks for sharing with us (including the flowers that will, I'm sure, show up in some other bouquet)!

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous! I love the layout you’ve come up with for your add. Your coloring is gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

Liked your coloring of your flowers! Very beautiful card :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful. I like the background, the colors of the flowers and I like that you changed the heart.

Evelyn said...

I enjoyed your coloring - the flower was stunning and I really liked the background with the leaves over the heart design.

Patti said...

What a great contrast your new heart made, and the brown background with the colored bouquet. Clever and beautiful!

Barb said...

Your card is lovely, Tosha. And I like the 'change of heart'. It really makes the card pop! I can still appreciate the gorgeous background AND the focal image. Awesome!

FD91354 said...

Lovely coloring! This new release is just amazing. Love that you are What I g in the coloring challenge too! Ty!

Traci M said...

This is so pretty and I love the woodsy effect on the background!! I really enjoyed reading your process, Tosha! You make incredibly beautiful art!!

Linda BL said...

Love the bouquet! Both cards are pretty, but I like the open heart as it showcases the gorgeous leaves.

Wendy Fisher said...

Both ways look really nice. The one with the wood background just adds that something extra to the card!!!

Linda Batson said...

This card is awesome completely. I like the time lapse photos and the heart really sets off the card.

Irene Royster said...

How nice is it to have her to give you unbiased input! The card is lovely

Alaska .Kris said...

This is just stunning! All the colors and how it is put together!

Jen said...

Gorgeous! I also loved the background you created with the leaves!

Christine H. said...

Wow! You are an artist! Thanks for sharing!

Boryana Yankova said...

Beautiful cards!

Brandi R said...

Oh look how pretty! Love the design and beautiful coloring ♥

Kendra Haro said...

Stunning, I like both backgrounds.

Candy said...

Your card is beautiful - but I actually liked when the heart matched the background better :o)

MJ said...

Your card is stunning! I love everything about it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Gab said...

This is just so so pretty!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome flower bouquet! Your card and background are simply stunning!!! Gorgeous colouring!

michele said...

What a romantic card! Truly beautiful
- Michele Lourenço

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Oh this is just so beautiful!!! I love your coloring and all those pretty colors backed up against the browns and woodsy look! Very pretty!
Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo from the Jersey Shore!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Danielle Dietz said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the wood heart. It really makes the flowers pop.

Susan Eliot said...

Your coloring is wonderful! And your finished card is inspiring!

Jennifer Scull said...

I love the gorgeous flowers and they really pop off of the wooden decorative paper heart. Isn't it wonderful to have someone to help give you a critique in the craft room for the perfect answer?! :) Sometimes we just get too close to our projects. It's truly beautiful!

Wendy Lambert said...

I like the card both ways, but the solid background makes your pretty coloured flowers really stand out.

Jessica B said...

Such a bold background! So stunning with the colour choices. Love it

Ellen Fayard said...

such a beautiful card. The change to the heart made a big difference.

Beverly said...

I'm a sucker for any card with a heart in it! Love the big sexy leaves background - Looks amazing with the floral spray!

Patty said...

Adding the brown heart definitely makes the flowers pop more!! Just beautiful!

Hoosier said...

Flowers are always a great choice for any type of card. Ladies at an assisted living facility I go to every week most often choose flowers to color and then assemble into a personalized card.

Diane Bolton said...

Gorgeous work and design.

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

I love this so much. I do prefer the "wooden" look background better. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

So beautiful! I love the coloring and the sentiment is awesome!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome coloring! :)

kathy ness said...

Wow, the leaves are gorgeous! That stamp just got added to my wish list☺️

Linda Gorman said...

Stunning! I love your card! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous bouquet, and I love your amazing background!

Joyce Casaldi said...

So funny how everyone’s taste is different because I was drawn to the first heart. I really liked the contrast. But both ore lively and love the background coloring. Gorgeous cards and coloring!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Adore this against the brown!

Bunny Dobbie said...

Oh wow! Love this! Flowers are my nemesis as I don’t think I can do them justice. No problem for you! What a gorgeous card design!

Heather M said...

Beautiful flowers and coloring! I agree with your daughter with the heart!! It's great to have someone that is honest and helpful when creating!! :)

Arlene said...

Tosha, your card is so beautiful! I love the colors you chose for the background stamp, too.

Crystal said...

This is such a beautiful card...I love the colors and that Big Sexy Leaves background Stamp. Composition and palette: just beautiful!

Dana Norris said...

Your card is beautiful! The leaves add so much to it and your color instincts are right on point. Thank you for sharing your work of art!

Annette:) said...

The colors you used ar so petty. I even like the flowers that didn't make the card. Now you have ready made ones for the next project😊

Essie said...

Tosha, This is such a unique design! And I think I'll have to add that stamp to my summer must-buy list!

Jenniferk said...

Your card is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured! I agree with your daughter about the heart, it looks amazing contrasting with the Big Sexy Leaves background. I love the colours you chose for your bouquet of flowers, it really pops against the background. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

Elaine said...

Beautiful coloring! I like both cards!

Maureen Reiss said...

These are Gorgeous!!!

irishgalkelly said...

Such a beautiful card and lovely bouquet of flowers perfectly colored! I like the wooden heart to really show off these gorgeous flowers!

cghundley said...

Fabulous looking
card and love the
flowers!
Carla from Utah

Carol H. said...

So beautiful! Your background is perfect and I love the wood grain heart!

Lorraine Turner said...

What a fabulous way to create a background like that, three distressed inks and then added black on the top. I am definitely going to try this technique. Thank you for the inspiration to do so. x

ChristineCreations said...

You know what? I like both versions. Your background leaves look so cool Tosh. A great way to play off the pop of colour in the flowers. Great arrangment too!

byAnnette said...

Pretty Flowers!
Like that they are colored &
focus is on them

Monica H said...

Love these card designs!your coloring is amazing.

berryblue said...

I am so glad you shared with us the "before" and "after" photos of the adjustments you made to the background. I love the final card with the woodgrain heart and the contrast of the monochromatic leafy background, solid heart, and colorful florals! Your work is beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a pretty bunch of flowers grouped together next to the heart.

Billie A said...

Oh my this stamp set is stunning and your card is even more stunning. I love the design, the background and the wood heart. Love this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

 
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