Friday, July 27, 2018

Distress Oxide Succulents ~ Power Poppy

Hello and happy Friday!!!  I have a card to share with you today that doesn't use Copics, Watercolor brushes, or any pencils, and it was sooooo much fun!!!  To make the flowers, all you need is Distress Oxide Inks, a positioning tool (I used a Misti), a waterbottle (I used a Distress Sprayer), and your choice of stamps.  I used Power Poppy's Succulent Singles set with coordinating Succulent Singles dies.

It's a pretty easy process if you have a Misti to work with because the stamp stays put and you can realign everything lickety-split.    The stamp images I used are clear, so I would be able to line them up with a stamping block too, but my eyes aren't what they used to be.  

I started by inking up one of the succulent images with the Distress Oxide color I wanted for my base (the one that is going to spread out a bit and not give a defined line).  I spritzed it thoroughly 3x, stamped it, and dried it with a heat tool. (the ink travels a bit)  I then inked the image up again with a different color.  Depending on how defined I wanted the lines, I either spritzed the image once, or not at all, and stamped directly over the now dried image and used my heat tool again.  Lastly, I diecut them all out and arranged them how you see here.

Before I go, I wanted to make sure you've seen all the new fantastic new Digital images Power Poppy released this week.  I haven't had an opportunity to work with them yet (we're camping right now), but let me tell you, I'm "chomping-at-the-bit".  Marcella's vignettes are like not other.  Nothing compares.  They are all a complete delight.  I hope you'll give them a try.  There is even a free Digital Gerbera set called Kindness is the Way, and IT...IS...F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!!  It's being offered by Kit and Clowder as a free coloring class too. 

Thanks for visiting!!  I hope you are having a a blessed weekend!!
  Happy Stamping!


StampsSucculent Singles (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose and Aged Mahogany (Distress Oxide by Ranger), Black Onyx (Versafine)
DiesSucculent Singles (Power Poppy), Layered Plaid Cover Die A and B (Altenew), A2 Curved Borders One (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Misit, Distress Sprayer, 4643 Metallic Pearl White Acrylic Paint (Folk Art), Metallique Silver Spoon Acrylic Paint Art Alchemy (Prima) 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Irresistible Peonies Just Because ~ Power Poppy

Hello, hello, hello!!!  Boy is summer in full swing here with changes all around.  I haven't posted for awhile because my world has been turned upside down, but it's all for the better.  It just takes some readjusting.  3 weeks ago, we got a new family member named Teddy.  He's an itty bitty 6lb Shih Poo, and he is a little ball of precious energy.  And on July 3, I became a Grandma (Nana) for the first time to a very precious little girl named Adalyn Kate.  And, yes, I'm one of those Nana's....she is PERFECT in every way!!!  My son and daughter-in-law are incredible and we are all so very blessed!!

So, now for what you really came here to see...This card has been in the making for 2 weeks...seriously.  I have started, started over, and started over again.  I think I've truly forgotten how to color.  There are parts of this no-line colored card that I'm over the moon happy with (the leaves...I so struggle with leaves), and some, *sigh*...I wish I could do over.  But y'all know how it is with no-line coloring, it takes extra time, so once I was half way in, I was "ALL THE WAY" in.  So, I know I've added too many lines to many of the Peony petals, but hopefully the person I give it to will be able to overlook the unnaturalness of some of them.  YIKES!!

I used the new Power Poppy digital image called Irresistible Peonies and paired it with the sentiment from another new digital image called Azaleas Forever.  The image is colored with Copics, and masked off while I splattered some Champagne Gold, and Black mixed with Champagne Gold, watered down Acrylic paint.  I like the subtle sparkle.
That's it for me...but people, we have a new Power & Spark Challenge being hosted by our dear, dear Julie, and it's a clever one!!  All you have to do, is make a project that was inspired by one of the techniques used in one of the Inspired Me Monday posts.  How fun is that?!?!?!?! 

For some more inspiration, check out the following Bloom Brigader Blog posts!! 

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Thanks for dropping by!!  I hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend if you are in the states!!  I'm going to be loving on my new little Granddaughter!  ;)

  Happy Stamping!!


StampsIrresistible Peonies, Azaleas Forever (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  XPress It, White and Smokey Gray (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  6x6 Matting Basics B (Spellbinders)
CopicsPetals ~ B97, B95, B93, B91, W1 Peony Center ~ W9, W7, W5, W3, C6 Leaves ~ YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, YG11 Background ~ W1, W0, W00, B000 
Accessories:  Champagne Gold and Black Acrylic Paint, Printer
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