Well, hello there and a Happy Saturday to you! Can you believe it is already time for another Power Poppy Release?! If you are a digi fan, then this release is going to make you very happy because it is an all digital release this month! If you haven't crossed over into using digi images yet, then may I ask...what are you waiting for?! I know, I know....they can be intimidating if you are not the savviest of computer folks (and let me tell you, I am not the savviest.....just ask my husband....lol). But truly, digis certainly have their place in your craft room....the thing I love the most about them is they can be altered to whatever size you want but that is not all....they can be downloaded immediately so no waiting on the mail, they are stored on your computer so no extra space in your craft room is needed, and price wise...they are a steal! AND, the amazingly talented Julie Koerber and Allison Cope have wonderful tutorials on the Power Poppy blog that you can look at again and again until you become a digi expert yourself! Click here for Julie's tutorial. Click here for Allison's tutorial. So, I can think of no reason now why you shouldn't give these jewels a try, can you? ;) Why don't we take a peek at today's digital image, Winter Pick-Me-Up, shall we?
Is that not the prettiest little bouquet? I love how Marcella combines so many unexpected blooms in to her bouquets....and the name of this image couldn't be more fitting! This would certainly perk me right up during those long winter days and remind me that Spring is just around the corner. :) Let me show you what I created using this sweet image...
Ok, I had in mind to do something totally different for this card but that pretty spring green paper was calling my name, so I went with it. I sized my image and sentiment to fit the dies I wanted to use and printed them out. Next, I colored my image using Copics and sponged on some ink. I also sponged ink on my sentiment panel. Then, I layered several papers and did some stitching to give some extra detail. Once I had layered my colored image on the black scallop die cut, I held my breath and punched two holes in it to tie my bow. All that was left was to assemble the rest of my card layers and add my sentiment. I did layer the sentiment too so it would stand out a little more. I don't think you can see it in the photos but I added some shimmer with my Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen to the blooms.
I love this pretty mixed font sentiment....just the thing to send to a dear friend, don't you think? I know I will be using it and this lovely image again and again. That is all for my card today but you really need to hop around and see what my sweet Bloom Brigade team mates have created for you...pure gorgeousness awaits you, of that I am sure! Make sure you leave some blog love along the way....And, just wait til you see the newest addition to Marcella's garden tomorrow! I can honestly say, it had my little ol' southern heart beatin' double time.....yep, I still get giddy thinking about it and I know you will love it too! Hope you have a wonderful day today and I look forward to your next visit. Until then, take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies: Images from Power Poppy's new digital set, Winter Pick-Me-Up; Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes, black card stock from Stampin' Up!, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found Two "Rosy" 6x6 paper pad, green card stock from stash; Ink-HP printer, Ranger Distress ink in Antique Linen and Peeled Paint; Dies-Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Grand Scalloped Ovals, Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Window Template; Other- Ribbon "Certainly Celery" from SU!, Atyou Spica clear glitter pen, Singer Sewing machine, and these Copic Colors: BV000, BV02, BV04, BV08, BV20, BV34, Y04, Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y26, E35, W0, W2, W5, C1, YG 00, YG11, YG13, YG17, E71, E77, E84, and E87.