Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Power Poppy!!
Hello Power Poppy peeps!!  Not only is it Friday, but it's the beginning of April already!!  That is just crazy!!  And, there is A LOT going on with Power Poppy today!!  First of's Power Poppy's 2nd birthday, 

In Marcy's own words:  Power Poppy is turning 2. WOOHOO! We want to THANK YOU, our sweet and encouraging peeps around the world, for helping us spread the botanical abundance and zest for life. Your creativity, love, and generosity of spirit is SO STRONG! We are thrilled to kick off another year of flowering and empowering together.

From Friday through Monday, we're offering 20% OFF all Stamps, Digital and Clear. Use discount code: MARCELLA at checkout to receive the special savings. PLUS, for four days only we have a special birthday digi for only TWO BUCKS! Visit Power Poppy to learn more. 

And now for my card ...Today's card was designed using a CardMaps sketch.  Power Poppy is being featured in this month's PageMaps sketches.  I was given the sketch you see on the right.
I combined two Power Poppy digital sets:  Gerbera Daisies, Spring Meadow Bouquet (Bumblebee), and a clear set for the sentiment: Simply Camelias

I printed, colored (with Copics), scored, burninshed, and even separated each petal to make the Gerbera more "fluffly".  There are 3 layers.  I also curled the leaves a bit with my stylus.

I added an extra vellum layer to the bumblebee wings to give them a lighter feel.

Copics: R59, R56, R81, N8, N6, N4, N2, Y38, Y35, Y32, .01 Multiliner

That sums up my project for today, but there's more I need to share. it's the beginning of the month, there is a new Power and Spark challenge hosted by Christine.  And it's a super clever and creative one.  I will have project to share next Friday that fits the criteria.  

You have 3 options to "Pick 3"

1.  Pick three markers from the same color family to create a monotone design
2.  Pick three markers from complementary color families  - easier to blend etc
3.  For the courageous or expert....pick three random markers and color away.  

If you haven't sure to check out the following Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardner blogs.  There's a ton of inspiration to be had!!!
Whew...I think I got everything!!  I hope you're excited by all the new fun stuff going on at Power Poppy as I am!!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

   Happy Stamping!


Paper:  X-Press It, Vellum, Entnahme set (Prima), Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Printer and Hickory Smoke (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Postage Stamps (Spellbinders), Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles (JustRite), Ribbons (La~La Land Crafts)
Accessories:  Copics, Dimensional Tape


Kathy Jones said...

WOW Tosh!! This card is sooooo beautiful!! Love all the layering of your daisy and the bumblebee is darling!! You've also done an awesome job with the sketch - you always create the most beautiful cards!! :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, your card is GORGEOUS! I agree with Kathy that I always love your beautiful cards with your amazing style. Using the multiple layers with this gerbera daisy is wonderful, giving it such gorgeous dimension! I love how you've colored it and used the subtle DP - along with the sweet little bumblebee just hankering after some nectar - hehe! Absolutely stunning and a wonderful sketch card, sweet friend! Hugs!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Tosha - loving the dimension that you've created with your daisy! Thanks for sharing :)

Nikki said...

This is so pretty lovely layers on your flowers and the bee just pop off the bg tfs

Davi said...

Really pretty, I love the way you layered the flower giving it such a real look with all the dimension :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Awesome layers! Oh I like the splash of color against the dark. Very pretty Tosh.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh this is so pretty Tosh...that gray backgroun is awesome and all those perky petals are amazing! I love that little bee too so cute!

Tricia T said...

What a gorgeous creation, Tosha! I love how the colors jump off the darker background. Sooooo pretty!

Lisa Lara said...

I so love how you used this daisy Tosha!

Pet73 said...

Wonderful card, love it!

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