Hi there and welcome to Day 1 of Power Poppy's Release! I am so glad you could stop by! :) I know you have probably been wondering what on earth Marcella has been up to and now we get to start showing you. So why don't we just go ahead and dig in, shall we?
Arranging Roses...aren't they beautiful? Roses and strawberries together....what a recipe for a perfect summer day, don't you think? And since this is a digital release, you can resize this sweet image to suit you and that goes for the wonderful sentiment too! So let me show you what I created using this wonderful image and sentiment...
A little departure from my normal gold gilded cards, right? This image reminded me of a bright, sunny summer day so I went with a cleaner look. Ok, a little drama with the sewing machine again...this time it was not the machine's fault though...it was completely mine. It seems I can't sew a straight line...I tried doing a saddle type stitch on each side of the yellow panel but it was a little off, so then I got the bright idea to do some alternating stitches in progressively shorter lengths to kind of draw your eye around the top of the card (and down play my first oops)....nothing bold, just a subtle little something....well, those aren't straight either. Soooo, as they say...it is what it is. I am going to choose to believe it adds some charm....so just go along with me, ok? And speaking of charm, I could not resist adding that little bit of yellow rick rack across the bottom of my image and card and yep...I did it with another slightly off stitched line. Sigh. I don't think I have shared this with anyone yet, but I am a rick rack hoarder. I freely admit that...it really has to be a strong calling to actually get me to use any of it, but I think it looks right at home here so we're ok. :)
Alrighty, so back to the image....I printed it out and colored it up using several Copics because there are actually three different colors of roses in this bouquet...a yellow, a cream, and a yellow-red. I kept that sweet pitcher white to play off the the yellow, white, and gray color palette. My sentiment is printed, then die cut and layered with another die cut. This card is very simple in design...just a couple of patterned papers, two layers of a dark mushroom color card stock, and my image and sentiment panels...not a button, not a bow, not a gilded edge as far as the eye can see.
Isn't that a lovely quote? I love mixed font sentiments...they really add so much interest, don't you think? And what do you think about that gorgeous pitcher of roses and strawberries? Does Marcella know how to draw 'em, or what? So, while that is all for my card, there is much, much more for you to see. My Bloom Brigade sisters have all been busy behind the scenes with their projects and boy, are you in for a treat! So hop on around and check out all of their beauties and make sure you leave them a little blog love while you're there! If you'll notice on the link list below...Marcella is on there....she has a blog post to share with you about this amazing new set so make sure you check it out! :)I am so glad you came for a visit and I hope to see you back here for Day 2 of the release. There is lots more to see so come on back tomorrow, you hear? Until then, take care and have a wonderful day!
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies: Paper-My Mind's Eye "Breeze" 6x6 paper pad, Flourishes Tonal Neutrals and Classic White card stock, Stampin' Up!'s "So Saffron" card stock; Spellbinders dies-Card Creator A2 Matting Basics B, Classic Circles Small, Lacey Circles; Ink-HP Printer, "Soft Stone" by Papertrey Ink (sponged around image and sentiment); Other-Medium Rick Rack by Wright's, Singer Sewing machine, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (on strawberries and rose centers) and these Copic colors: W0, W2, W3, W4, W5, E50, E51, E70, E71, G20, G24, G28, G40, G43, G46, YG91, BG90, BG93, Y21, Y23, Y26, YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27, C0, C2, C4, C5, R20, R22, and R24.