Hi there and Happy Friday to you! I am so glad you could stop by today. It is time for Power Poppy's March Power & Spark challenge and I get to be the hostess this month! So can you guess what the theme is? ;) Let's take a peek at the details, shall we?
Yep, Let's Go Green! I really was inspired by Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year~Greenery. Here's a little bit about the challenge....
So, are you up for the challenge? I hope so, 'cause we would love to have you play along this month....and the best part is, if you share your creation with us on the Power Poppy blog, you could win a prize! Yay! :)
So lemme show you my card for the challenge...
There's a bit o'green there, I would say...lol! I started by printing the darling digital image Wish You Luck on to some Papertrey Ink Rustic White card stock and coloring it up with Copics. Next, I die cut my image and also some additional die cut layers in a mix of papers. As you can see, I pulled out the big guns for this one....my highly coveted Marianne Design die set in Anja's Square. Sigh...yep, I still hear angels sing when I use this one...and now maybe a bagpipe, lol!
Anyway, I couldn't resist adding some gold leafing with my Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen then some shimmer to the shamrock blooms with some Martha Stewart clear glitter. And because I just had to add the "one more thing"....I added some wee little pearls to the centers of the shamrocks.
One way to really add some dimension when you are coloring up a bouquet of the same bloom is to grab your darkest color that you are using and color in between the blooms. That will instantly pop out the blooms in the foreground giving you instant depth. Really...it works like a charm every time! You could even say, it works like a lucky charm.....hee! Ok, I couldn't resist that one! ;)
I sized and printed the sentiment from the same digital set and die cut it with a fishtail banner.
One last close up to show off Marcella's handiwork. Isn't it something how she always manages to give us these glorious images and also pairs them up with sweet sentiments in darling fonts?! I know, right?
Ok, so that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have worked their magic and created cards for your Friday inspiration. Make sure you check them out and leave them a little blog love while you are there. Then, c'mon and play along with us! We would love to see what you create. I am so glad you were able to visit today and here's wishing you luck on your challenge entry! Until next time, take care.
Supplies not listed above: Paper-Papertrey Ink's Spring Moss, Graphic 45's "Twelve Days of Christmas" 6x6 paper pad; Other-Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, and Blossom Three die sets, Papertrey Inks Tag Sale Quilted die, Ranger Distress Ink in Weathered Wood, PTI's Chamomile ink, and these Copic colors: YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, V93, BV20, BV23, and BV25.