Hi there and welcome to my little corner of the internet for Day 1 of Power Poppy's August Stamp Release! I hope you are ready for a week of festivities because this release boasts five...yes, five...days of sneaks ending with a Power Poppy Blog Hop on Day 6....whew, that's a whole lotta Marcella Magic for you to feast your eyes upon. I feel pretty confident in saying that you are going to love what is in store for you this week....the images you are going to see, mercy! So why don't we get started with today's fresh from the farm set, shall we?
Farmer's Market....isn't that the sweetest name for a stamp set? Oh, the fun you will have coloring up these darling images. Let me show you what I created using this set.....
So how do you like them apples? When I first saw this set, my mind immediately went to a "back to school" theme....I am guessing because school is going to be starting back pretty soon here. I know, where did the summer go? So, with that in mind, I started looking for some fun papers to use. I thought a round card would be fitting to mimic the shape of the apples and that is when I saw these sweet papers from a couple of October Afternoon pads I had squirreled away...and they came with a little school themed pattern too! Jack pot! My favorite apples are Granny Smiths, so these papers are perfect for some green apples, don't you think?
I stamped my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics. Then I went to work on my sentiment tag....I l-o-v-e this sentiment and I wanted some of the apples on the tag with it so I stamped off once and then stamped a portion of the apple crate image on my tag while it was still in the die. I did a little light Copic coloring and then stamped my sentiment. A little sponging with Antique Linen Distress ink and a hand cut layer in gray card stock finish off the tag. My card is a few simple layers, some stitched, all sponged with more Antique Linen ink to age it a bit. I fussy cut my colored apple crate and adhered it with the absolute best thing in the world for delicate cut images...a product called Collall. That crafty guru, Jenny Gropp, at Impressive Ideas put me on this product a while back and once I got the hang of using it, it has been wonderful ! It is like a dimensional glue....you might want to give this stuff a try! To finish things off, I added a ribbon bow, a button and a bit of string. I also glittered up my apples with my Wink of Stella Clear brush pen....
Round card....check, Granny Smith apples....check, gorgeous Marcella image....check, check. I cannot tell you how much I love this sentiment! ( I think I have already said it, but it certainly bears repeating). Isn't that kind of what we, as card makers, do....share what we love? I am so blessed to get to be a part of this awesome group of ladies, designing with images that truly speak to my heart, and sharing what I love with all of you......really, it doesn't get any better. I am so glad you were able to stop by today, but you still have some gawking to do, because my Bloom Brigade team mates have been busy creating projects to share what they love with you too....so go check out what these incredibly talented ladies have for you and leave them a little blog love while you're there. I'll be off tomorrow, but I'll be back for Day 3 of the Power Poppy Release, so I'd love it if you could come by then and until then, take care!
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies: Images- Farmer's Market from Power Poppy; Paper-Gray card stock from Papertrey Ink, Classic Ivory card stock from Flourishes, patterned papers from October Afternoon's "Schoolhouse" and " The Thrift Shop" 8x8 paper pads; Spellbinders- Grand Circles, Grand Scallop Circles, Labels Eighteen, Standard Circles Large; Other: ribbon and Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch from Stampin' Up!, button and string from scrap, Collall dimensional glue, and these Copic colors-YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, R11, E50, E53, E55, E57, and E59.