Saturday, January 31, 2015

Potted Primrose ~ Power Poppy
Hello creative friends!!  I'm back today with another project featuring a stamp set by Power Poppy called Potted Primrose.  When my kids were little and I didn't spend as much time in my studio, I had two large planter boxes (built by my dear hubby) along the side of our front entry.  And each year I would adorn those boxes with a variety of primroses.  They have to be one of my favorites.  Okay, I say that way too often about too many flowers.  I guess I'd have to say they are one of my favorites for their season.  I love their vibrant colors!

I thought it would be fun to color them a periwinkle type of hue or blue-violet.  (Everyone has their different ways of looking at colors.)  Anyway, they're colored with Copics, cut out and mounted with dimensional tape onto this beautiful Miss Caroline dp by My Mind's Eye.

I added a sentiment to the corner and traced over it with a silver Wink of Stella (Zig) pen to give it a little extra sparkle.  There's some glitter in the flower centers too that I added using a Quickie Glue Pen and some Hero Arts Prisma Glitter.

I have to tell you really quickly about a fabulous new tool I actually got to try at CHA a few weeks ago.  It seems really simple, but my's a huge time saver for me.  It's called Crystal Katana and it's by Crystal Ninja.  It is incredible!!  It has a wax tip on one end, and a fine metal tip on the other.  The wax tip picks up and releases beautifully; every single time.  And the fine metal tip really helps with moving the pearls or crystals to their desired locations, along with pressing the gems firmly into the glue.   I've tried other "tipped" tools, but never liked them, and would resort to fighting with my tweezers instead.  So this tool is a must have for me!!!  Okay, back to my Power Poppy post...

That sums up my project for today, for more incredible inspiration, check out what these Bloom Brigaders have to share:
Copics:  BV04, BV34, BV31, G28, G46, G24, YG23, YG21

  Tomorrow all these Power Poppy sets will be available to purchase!!  Woo-Hoo!!!!

      Happy Stamping!


StampsPotted Primrose (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Miss Caroline (MME), Cryogen White, (AC)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine), Pumice Stone (Ranger)
Dies:  Standard and Picot Edge Circle and A2 Curved Borders (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Flat back Pearl (Wild Orchid Crafts), Rhinestone Circle Slider, Quickie Glue Pen, Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts), Silver Wink of Stella Pen (Zig), Soft White Satin Ribbon (Paper Source) 


Karen W said...

Beautiful, your coloring is wonderful and I love this set!

Becky said...

This new tool sound fabulous Tosha, nothing like new tools that actually work well.
Your card is stunning. Gorgeous design and gorgeous coloring of those flowers.

Julie Koerber said...

I think I say this about ALL of your cards, I could honestly STUDY this creation. From the choice of colors to the way you drape the ribbon to those fabulous die cuts! Oh, and the coloring!! Who could forget the way you colored up these darling flowers! Just beautiful Ms. Tosh!

Stacy Morgan said...

So pretty Tosh! I like the swoop of the die and matching ribbon. The color with the white is perfect. This makes me smile!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, what a gorgeous card! I love your layout and beautiful DP, and your flower is so beautifully colored and fussy cut...and I love the glimmer you've added! Must be far more beautiful IRL! Wow! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

Just amazing Tosh...the colouring is so vivid and perfect. I feel like I could reach out and touch them! Beautifully constructed design!

Grace said...

Ooooh Tosh this is just beautiful!!! Love the color you used for the primroses and your layout is just gorgeous!!! Love it!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely coloring and pretty design with that border die!

Katie Sims said...

Tosh, your card design always leave me swooning...and this one is no exception....what a dreamy card! Love the dies you chose, your colors, pretty bow and well placed bling...there is not one element on this card that does not belong here...OH, and let's not forget your beautiful coloring! Truly a beauty, Tosh! :)

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