Friday, July 15, 2016

Sunshine and Sweet Simple Things ~ Power Poppy
Hello, hello, HELLO!!!  This is quite the inspiration filled Friday, let me tell ya!!  The Instant Gardeners, as well as some of Bloom Brigade members, are sharing a gorgeous new Power Poppy Digital image called Sunshine of my life!!  And it's a beauty!! I also have a second card to share with you using the Power Poppy Digital image Sweet Simple Things.  There's a lot of color flowing today.

First, for my Sunshine card, I made the image 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" with only part of the image showing with a sentiment (included with this digital set) I added using Photoshop.  If I'm honest, I wish I had moved the sentiment down and to the right a little bit, but until I diecut it, it looked great.  I didn't diecut it until after I'd finished coloring, and with the plethora of Copics that I used, I wasn't about to start over.  *grin*

I took an easy way out with this card a bit.  Jennifer Dove has fabulous "Color of the Day" tags, and since I knew I wanted to use a variety of colors on the vase and flowers, I thought I'd use her already designed combinations.  The Vase uses Split Pea Soup, Gopher, Chartreuse, Patina, then Split Pea Soup and Gopher again.  The Patina was used on the next stripe too, but it got mostly cut off.   I used Transition Red for the two bottom sunflowers and my own color combination for the other three.  I also used her Dragon combination for the leaves and stems.

CopicsBottom Sunflower Petals ~ R59, YR18, YR15, Y02 Bottom Sunflower Centers ~  E79, E57, E35, E33, E31 Top Sunflower Petals ~ Y38, Y19, Y15 Top Sunflower Centers ~ E89, E87, E84, E81, Leaves ~ YG67, YG63, YG03 Vase ~ YG95, YG93, YR23, E79, E57, E35, E33, E31, YG95, YG93, YG21, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11

That's it for my first card.  For my second, I colored the Digital Image Sweet Simple Things.  I adore Bee Skeps and have quite a collection, so of course I had to color this baby up as soon as I had the chance.

Didn't Marcy design the most charming image?  Seriously!!  I LOVE this, and had a delightful time coloring it.  I wanted the Bee Skep to have as much dimension as I could achieve, so I colored each individual layer.  The sentiment is from one of the new Clear Stamp sets called Everything's Even Rosier.  I love how Marcy scripted the word "hello".
Now, this card also fits this month's creative Power and Spark Challenge designed by our dear, sweet, talented Aussie, Kathy!!  She's challenging everyone to "B" Happy and include as many "B" things on your card that you want.  On this card I have Bees, a Bee Skep, a Bench, a Banner, Burlap String, and Black dots.  I think that about covers it.  ;)

CopicsBee Skep ~ E59, E37, E34, T10, T7, T2 Bench ~ W8, W6, W4, W2 Foxglove ~ YR09, YR04, YR00, RV23 Daisies ~ BV31, Y18, Y08 Leaves and Grass ~ YG99, YG17, YG13, YG11 Background ~ E43, E41, E40

That's it for me today y'all!!  I hope you've enjoyed an inspirational hop.  If you haven't seen the rest of the Power Poppy creations, here are the links to those with projects to share:

Instant Gardeners:
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Debbie Olson
Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads

Bloom Brigade:
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

I'm so glad you were able to drop by!  I hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!  


Sunshine of my Life
StampsSunshine of my life (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Smokey Gray (PTI), Cardboard Scrap
Ink:  Printer
Die:  Stitched Squares (Die-Namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter) 

Sweet Simple Things
Paper:  X-Press It, Smokey Gray and White (PTI), Cottage Living (Pebbles), Necessities Wood Designer (MME)
Ink:  Printer, Antique Linen
Dies:  Stitched Square (Die-Namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Burlap String, Enamel Dots (MME)    


Tricia T said...

Beautiful cards, Tosh! I like them both, but the first one is my favorite. I love those deep rich colors!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, you have a double-header for us today, and WOW! I love them both and really love the rich colors of each one. I have used Jennifer Dove's Color of the Day tags myself and find them so helpful. Your coloring in each is amazing, and I love the dramatic feel to each one and the beautiful layouts! Completely stunning, my friend and a real delight! Big hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

Your sunflowers are gorgeous captured the warmth and rustic charm with the corregated paper in the background! Gah! And your sweet little bee skep is so warm and inviting too. Love that touch of burlap string!

Stacy Morgan said...

You have a 2fer today. hee hee Totally think of his aunt and uncle in Arizona with this card. I love how you colored the vase on this and the background. So awesome Tosh!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Your sunflowers are colored beautifully. Love the design.

Conniecrafter said...

They are both just beautiful Tosh, love the southwest feel to the first, awesome coloring and love the image and layout to the second card too!

Lisa Lara said...

Two gorgeous beauties Tosha. I just love how you colored up the new digis.

Nancy said...

Both of these cards have me swooning!

Barb said...

Your sunflower card is SO beautifully colored, it makes me long for Autumn. The colors are so rich and warm. Absolutely lovely!

I adore your bee skep card! *swoon* Awesome coloring on this one, too.

Broni said...

Beautiful cards, Tosh!! I love the up close look of the sunflowers, your coloring is so precisely perfect, and they look awesome on the corrugated cardboard panel! And the bee skep looks so real!! LOVE!!

Kathy Jones said...

SWOON!!! I *love* this rustic feel of your sunflowers with the corregated card and the way the image is offset! And the second one is just as beautiful - awesome colouring, great colour palette and love the touch of twine and tag!! You are amazing Tosh!!

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