Friday, January 6, 2017

A Paperwhite Birthday ~ Power Poppy

Hello creative peeps!!  This is my very first card for 2017, and it's for a new Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge issued by our very dear, sweet and talented Bloomie...Stacy!  She is challenging us to use Winter Flowers for our projects this month, so I chose the gorgeous Paperwhites from the Power Poppy set Glistening Paperwhites
Here are the deets for January's Power and Spark Challenge:  
"When winter comes, many of us long to say goodbye to the chill and say hello to those cheerful and fresh spring flowers! Did you know there are lots of blooms that sprout at the end of winter (you can cheat and include early spring as well)? How about camellias, crocus, paperwhites, holly, snowdrops, or poinsettias? Let's see how you can bring these pretty little petals and glorious greens to life and enjoy this last bit of winter as well!"  Click HERE to check out all the Power Poppy Winter Blooms.

I'm really into plum tones lately.  I don't know why, but I'm drawn to them.  So I decided to color the berries plum, and went with a "sagey" green background and base.  The image is colored with Copics, and the sentiments are from the Power Poppy set Go Wild.

I added some clear Wink of Stella to all the blooms for a bit of sparkle.  If you click on the images, you can see the details more clearly.

I also used one of my old Martha Stewart tag dies to add a sweet little sentiment to my bow.

And lastly, I used papers from the Pion design collection called Christmas in Norway.  I love their soft vintagey colors!

Copics:   Paperwhites ~ W3, W1, Y13, YR27, YR24, YR21 Berries ~ V99, V95, V93, V91 Leaves ~ YG63, YG93, YG61 Stems ~ C6, C4, C2 Background ~ E53, E51, E50

That sums up my project for today.  Be sure to stop by the following Bloom Brigaders for some more inspiration.  And of course, the Power Poppy Blog is always popping with inspiration.
Thank for dropping by!  I'm looking forward to an inspiring 2017.  I hope you'll join me!

  Happy Stamping!

StampsGlistening Paperwhites and Go Wild (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, White (PTI), Christmas in Norway (Pion designs)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Labels 28, Decorative Labels 28 (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Clear Wink of Stella Pen, Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Button (PTI), Tag Punch (Martha Stewart, Mini-Dew Drops, Sewing Machine, Silver Fancy Floss (We R Memory Keepers Glitter Neutral)


Karen W said...

This is gorgeous and I love the papers also. Very elegant card!

Kathy Jones said...

*SWOON* OH MY!!!! Tosh you have really out done yourself with this one - it's absolutely stunning! Love, love, love how you've coloured it up and it's perfect with that gorgeous paper (love Pion Designs and Maja Designs papers!). Sigh....gorgeous!

Tosha Leyendekker said...


Davi said...

Beautiful Beautiful, One of my favorite color combos!The pretty dp and layers look so lovely with the image ;)

Bernadette said...

I love it, Tosha! The card is beautiful. The colors you chose go super well together and I love the whole design. The Wink of Stella adds a beautiful final touch. Definitely inspirational!

Julie Koerber said...

Ahh..... I could stare at this beauty all day. I have no idea how you do it but you always pick such calming colors! I love the way you dress it all up too with just that bit of shimmer! Beautiful, my friend! :-)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, this is GORGEOUS, and I love the color combination...especially the plum and sage! And what perfect DP and die shape! Your coloring (as always) is exquisite, and I love your shading. And the finishing touches with the button, ribbon, lace, and the mini dots are perfection! I love it all, sweet friend! Keep warm, and sending hugs and love! xoxo

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh so elegant Tosh! This is classy right up to the shimmer you added to the petals. Elegant and upper class! Love it.

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, I love the plum tones with the soft greens! And that paper in the background... they must have a very beautiful Christmas in Norway! What a beautiful card this is for a winter birthday!

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous. Love the flower image and your beautiful coloring. Great selection of papers.

Allison Cope said...

Oh Tosha! I adore your purple berries! How I love the soft green, cream and purples together! Amazing card!

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