Sunday, July 27, 2014

Power Poppy's August Release Day 1










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 Groppat 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!

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence  
Dawn Burnworth  
Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker

~Katie

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.

20 comments:

  1. gorgeous and beautiful collouring!
    xx petra

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  2. Oh, Katie, your card is gorgeous (they are always gorgeous!!), and I really love your green apples "in the round!" And I totally LOVE reading your blog post about how you were inspired, how you made it, and what tickles you about it!! And thanks for the great tip about Collall! I definitely have to look into that product, because I LOVE fussy cutting! Thanks for the delight, sweet friend! It's always fun to "visit" with you!! Hugs!

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  3. Goodness me... another stunner Katie my friend! Look at those details: gorgeous colouring, fabulous papers with stitching <3 and a cool design! Pure awesomeness!!! My favs are Granny Smith too! :)

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  4. You clever girl, you! I LOVE them apples, and how you designed your card and made the partial faint image on the sentiment panel, and that cute little green button. Dang! There's so much to see and love and great stuff to read here. You're right about the sentiment. It certainly is what we do as stampers and bloggers. Make 'em and mail 'em, girl!

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  5. Wow girl, these apples are gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing, not to mention the gorgeous color combination! I love this card!!

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  6. Oh my gosh, this knocked my socks off Katie, so adorable, I love it!

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  7. Ugghhhh...here we go again enabler. Gorgeous! The shape is genius. The layering is genius. The coloring is genius. Ummm get the drift? Love this GF! Hugs!

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  8. Oh I love your granny smith apples! I love them too! The round shape, the patterns and layout are all favulous together...and just the little touch of apples in the sentiment is so cute!

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  9. You rocked this girl. Your apples look delicious and good enough to eat! I adore that it is a round card, fantastic job once again!!!

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  10. Super cute design! Darling card!

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  11. Katie, what a beautiful card! Every detail is just perfect. Now that 'back to school' time is just around the corner, the sentiment would also be perfect for a teacher! Teachers share what they love every single day! ♡Dawn

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  12. Awesome card!! The colors, dp and circular shape really show off the wonderful images to perfection :)

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  13. Katie, I absolutely adore this fun-filled, eye-popping, jaw-dropping creation! The circle layout is just so fun and -- that paper? How perfect is that? Your coloring is spectacular as usual!

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  14. Well, I would recite my "ABC's" to get a cute as can be card like this!! You really did amazing things with this little stamp, so much detail and your posts are always fun to read! Thanks so much for sharing and it's also a blessing to be on the receiving end of the talented ladies of The Bloom Brigade!

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  15. such a sweet card, love the shape, fun combo of papers, terrific coloring and just love how you brought the apples to the tag too!!

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  16. Absolutely charming!! LOVE your sketch, papers, and of course your coloring!! You have such an eye for balance and details!!

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  17. What a gorgeous design Katie!! Love your colour palette, fab fussy cutting and wonderful colouring! It just feels so crisp - perfect for apples!! :)

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  18. What a darling circle card. Your apple box looks perfect! :)

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  19. Love your work, Katie! This is fabulous.

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