Thursday, September 29, 2016

So Grateful ~ Power Poppy

Hello, hello, hello!!  I'm back again with another Power Poppy creation.   For today's card,  I hauled out a Fall set, from last year, called So Grateful.  I just love the chair with the pumpkin arrangement on it, and thought it would be fun to color the chair red.  I added some grass with my Copics, as well as a sky, and also a sweet little tag with just the word "grateful" from the sentiment "so grateful".

That's it.  Easy peasy.  

For some more inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:
Thank for dropping by y'all!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.  We're finally looking at some 70 degree weather after lingering in the 90's lately.  I'm ready for Fall's arrival, that's for sure!!

Happy Stamping!!

StampsSo Grateful (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Fall is in the Air (Echo Park)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle (Waltzingmouse), Wizard Tags Trio and Carnation Creations(Spellbinders), Hearts Primitive #3 (Sizzix)
Accessories:  Copics, Burlap String, Clothespin, Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Coloring outside the lines with Power Poppy's Coneflowers

Hello creative friends!!  Friday has rolled around again, and I have yet another Power Poppy card to share with you that I made using two digital images:  Easy Breezy Coneflowers, and Dancing with Daffodils.
Marcella is challenging us with a unique and super fun Power and Sparklette challenge this week.  We are to "Color Outside the Lines", and I must admit, I had to step out of my comfort zone for this one.  

I love the textured look of using Copics with a Blending Solution soaked material, but have not had success with it in the past.  So this time I was determined.  And to my delight I was happy with the results on my very first try.  Especially since it took me quite awhile to color the background.  

I started by printing out my image and diecutting it using Spellbinders' Labels 25 die.  I left the image in the die while coloring so I would have a nice clean border.  Well, my border didn't stay super clean, but the distressing I did, using a piece of burlap and Copic Blending Solution made it acceptable I think.  After using the Blending Solution, I used RV10 to color in some of the white spaces.

Below is what it looked like before coloring the Coneflowers.  I LOVE charcoal sketches, (and have a few in my collection) so I was really drawn to this look.  However, last week I created a card with white "Black Eyed Susans", so I thought I would be cheating if I did that again.  *grin*

I still like this look though...*wink*

That's it for me today.  I hope I've encouraged y'all to get creative, and step out of your box and color outside the lines.  The winner will receive every set in the Power Poppy 2016 Holiday Clear Stamp Collection when they debut in October.  Now that's an INCREDIBLE prize...let me tell you!!! 
Share with us your interpretation of Coloring Outside the Lines on the Power Poppy blog,
or, if you use Instagram, please share your coloring creations using the hashtag #powerandsparklette — and we will come find you!!

Now, if you haven't already, Check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs!!  These gals have some inspiring creations to share with you!!

Copics: Background ~ T9, T7, T5, T3, T1 (Copic Blending Solution and Burlap) Flowers ~ RV34, RV32, RV21, RV10, YR27, YR24, Y08 Leaves ~ G46, G43, G40, YG95, YG01

Thanks for visiting!!
  Happy Stamping!!

StampsEasy Breezy Coneflowers and Dancing with Daffodils (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Vellum (PTI),  Grays (Bazzill)
Ink:  Printer, Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress) 
Dies:  Labels 25 and Majestic Labels 25 (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Copic Blending Solution, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty) 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Black-Eyed Susan ~ Power Poppy
Hello creative friends!!  I'm finally back to share another Power Poppy card with you!  It's featuring a new digital image called Black-Eyed Susan.  I took creative liberty and made mine white with a mottled gray background.  I started coloring it with yellows, oranges and deep reds and just wasn't feeling it.  So white they are.  I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the stamen tips too.  Unfortunately, as always, it doesn't photograph well.  I wanted this card to be for my daughter's birthday, so instead of using the sentiments that come with this set (they are fabulous by-the-way), I added a "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the Power Poppy Go Wild clear set.

For my card base, I embossed a panel and added some Pure Platinum Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to give it a gilded effect.  It has just the right amount of shine in real life.

I colored some black stamens with a Silver Leafing Pen (Krylon), so they would match the flower stamens in the image a bit better, and added it to a seam binding bow.

CopicsFlower ~ BV31, N5, N3, N1  Leaves ~ BG96, BG93, BG90, YG11, Background ~ N7, N3, N3, N1, N0

That's it for me.

For some more inspiration check out the following Bloom Brigaders participating.  You can also head on over to the Power Poppy blog.

I can't leave without mentioning an exciting event taking place over on the Power Poppy Blog....  Check this out!!!  Hey Power Poppy Fans, have we got FABULOUS weekend deal for you! A selection of our favorite digital designs are available a special price! These late summer flowers and fruits are in full bloom — ready for you to download, print, and color to your heart’s content! For 48 hours only Power Poppy’s brand new Black-Eyed Susans, plus Pure Prairie Bouquet, Sunshine of My Life, Cuppa Buttercups, and Apples in Season are just $4 each (save $2 per set) OR, get all five digital stamp sets in a bundle for $15 (a total of $14 savings). What’s even better? Play along in our weekend Coloring Contest using one of these five stamp sets and you could win a $20 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Contest closes Monday, September 19th at midnight. A winner will be announced sometime on Wednesday, September 21th.  Check it all out at To enter the coloring contest simply leave a link with your creation in a comment on the Power Poppy Contest post. We can’t wait to see what your crafty hands create!

Thanks for dropping by!!
   Happy Stamping!!

StampsBlack-Eyed Susan, Go Wild (Power Poppy),
Paper:  X-Press It, Vintage Romance (Maja Design)
Dies:  Double Stitched Squares (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Embossing Folder, Pure Platinum Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Seam Binding Ribbon, Crocheted Flower and Stamens (Wild Orchid Crafts), Silver leafing Pen (Krylon), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Clear Wink of Stella 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Well Hello Dahlia digital ~ Power Poppy

Hi everyone!!  I have a Power Poppy project to share with you today, and it's not even Friday!!  Go figure!!  Well, it is the 5th of Sept. and Power Poppy releases digital images "on the 5's", so today, I decided to join along with some of the Instant Gardeners!!  Marcy has remixed this darling Dahlia image and the new digital set is called "Well Hello Dahlia!"  Isn't that just adorable?!?!?!  It's made up of 3 images and 2 sentiments, and they are just charming and super fun to color!  I decided to make mine into a gift set and colored up two images: one for the card, and one for the gift-box tag.  You know I like me some vintage, so I based these beautiful images with Tales of You and Me Prima paper, along with two elegant dies:  Victorian Bow and Tapestry (Spellbinders).  This silk ribbon is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon store.  It drapes so beautifully.

The box was made with a fun diecut by Tonic called Diamond Favour Squeeze Box.  It has 17 dies, is adorable and has a variety of options to diecut or emboss.  I used the single vase from the Well Hello Dahlia set, along with a Birthday sentiment from the Clear set called Party Time for my tag.

I also added some sparkle to the card and gift tag using a Quickie Glue Pen along with some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (Stampin' Up!)

Here's a close up of that a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e single vase.  Isn't it sweet?

Copics: Flowers ~ R29, R22, R20, R01, W0, E53, E51, E50 Leaves ~ BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90 Vases ~ BG78, BG75, BG72, W0, BV25, BV23, BV20, W0 Background ~ E31, E30, E00, W3, W1, W0, W00
Well that's it from me as for my project.  But I have some Power Poppy fun to share real quick.
Marcy decided to mix things up a bit this month and is hosting a variety of mini-challenges this month instead of our regular Power and Spark Challenge.  You will still have opportunities to win, and you will be encouraged to get creative in a variety of super fun ways.  Head on over to the Power Poppy Blog for all the details, and for the links of the other Power Poppy Design Team members who are sharing projects today, head on over HERE.

Thank you so much for dropping by!!

  Happy Stamping!!

StampsWell Hello Dahlia, Party Time (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Tales of You and Me (Prima), X-Press It, Kraft and White (PTI)
Ink:  Printer, Black Onyx (Versafine), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Dies: Victorian Bow and Tapestry (Spellbinders), Diamond Faour Squeeze Box (Tonic)
Accessories:  Copics, Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Quickie Glue Pen, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Gold Button 
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